Category Archives: Travel

Air Canada: Limited Time Sale (Book by Dec 14)

Air Canada is having a Limited Time Seat Sale.

For a limited time, save on select flights within Canada, to the U.S. and sun destinations if you book by Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 11:59pm MT.

Plus, earn Aeroplan Miles on every flight.

Book by: 14-DEC, 2017 (11:59 pm MDT)
Travel dates: 10-JAN, 2018 – 15-JUN, 2018 (Tue, Wed, Thu and Sat)
Advance purchase: purchase at least 21 days prior to your departure date

Travel Tips:

Click here to visit AirCanada.com to book a flight now or for more details.

Click here to read my other Travel Hacking post and learn how to get 20,000 Starpoints, enough points to get up to 5 Free Nights Hotel!

Air Canada: North America Sale (Book by Dec 4)

Air Canada is having a North America Seat Sale.

For a limited time, save on flights within Canada and to U.S. if you book by Monday, December 4, 2017.

Plus, earn Aeroplan Miles on every flight.

Travel Tips:

Click here to visit AirCanada.com to book a flight now or for more details.

Click here to read my Travel Hacking post and learn how to get 20,000 Starpoints, enough points to get up to 5 Free Nights Hotel!

TheBay.com: Today Only – 75% Off Select Luggage Collection (Dec 1)

Hudson’s Bay‘s famous One Days Sales is back!

Today only (Friday, December 1, 2017), The Bay is offering the following sale:

  • 75% Off Luggage Collections by Samsonite, London Fog, Delsey and more…
  • Plus, up to 60% Off Other Luggage

TheBay.com offers free shipping on orders over $99, or $45 with HBC Credit Card. You can also shop online and pick-up in store.

Click here to visit Hudson’s Bay website to view today’s deal or for more details about this sale.

WestJet: Cyber Monday Sale (Nov 27)

WestJet is having a Cyber Monday Seat Sale.

You still have a chance save big on flights to must-see destinations in Canada, the U.S., Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe.Plus, today only, take advantage of extra low Cyber Monday prices (limited seats available). Hurry, sale fares are going fast!

Book by: November 27, 2017 (11:59 p.m. MT)Travel: November 29, 2017 – April 30, 2018

Destination Blackout dates
Canada December 20-24, 26-31, 2017 and January 1-7, February 16-17, 19-20, March 8-10, 15-16, 18-19, 22-23, 25-26, 28-30 and April 2-3, 2018
U.S. December 20-24, 26-31, 2017 and January 1-7, February 16-17, 19-20, 24-25, March 8-10, 15-19, 22-26 and March 28 – April 3, 2018
Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe February 16-17, 19-20, 24-25, March 9-10, 16-19, 22-26, March 28-April 3, 7-8, 2018

Lowest fares can be found for travel within Canada on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. For travel to the U.S., Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe, lowest fares can be found on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Fares on other days may be higher.

Air Canada is having a similar seat sale. Check both sites to compare prices and flight selection.

Travel Tips:

Click here to visit WestJet’s website to book a flight now or for more details.

Click here to read my other Travel Hacking post and learn how to get 20,000 Starpoints, enough points to get up to 5 Free Nights Hotel!

Air Canada: Cyber Sale – 15% Off Promotion Code (Book by Nov 27)

Air Canada is having a 1-day only Cyber Monday Seat Sale.

Today only, book your dream vacation and save 15% off on Tango, Flex and Premium Economy Lowest base fares.

You’ll need to enter promotion code CYBERMONDAY2017 at checkout to get the discount.

Hurry sale ends on Monday, November 27, 2017 and 11:59pm MDT.

Plus, earn Aeroplan Miles on every flight.

WestJet is having a similar seat sale. Check both sites to compare prices and flight selection.

Travel Tips:

Click here to visit AirCanada.com to book a flight now or for more details.

Click here to read my Travel Hacking post and learn how to get 20,000 Starpoints, enough points to get up to 5 Free Nights Hotel!

WestJet: Black Friday Sale EXTENDED (Book by Nov 27)

WestJet has extended their Black Friday Seat Sale.

The sale original ended on Friday, Nov 24th. The sale has now been extended to Monday, Nov 27th.

Black Friday is all about getting an incredible deal on something you’re really going to love. You still have a chance to save big on flights to must-see destinations in Canada, the U.S., Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe. Hurry, sale fares are going fast!

Book by: Monday, November 27, 2017 (11:59 p.m. MT)

Travel: November 29, 2017 – April 28, 2018

Destination Blackout dates
Canada December 20-24, 26-31, 2017, January 1-7, February 16-17, 19-20, March 8-10, 15-16, 18-19, 22-23, 25-26, 28-30 and April 2-3, 2018
U.S. December 20-24, 26-31, 2017, January 1-7, February 16-17, 19-20, 24-25, March 8-10, 15-19, 22-26 and March 28 – April 3, 2018
Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe February 16-17, 19-20, 24-25, March 9-10, 16-19, 22-26, March 28-April 3, 7-8, 2018

Lowest fares can be found for travel within Canada on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. For travel to the U.S., Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe, lowest fares can be found on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Fares on other days may be higher.

Air Canada is having a similar seat sale. Check both sites to compare prices and flight selection.

Travel Tips:

Click here to visit WestJet’s website to book a flight now or for more details.

Click here to read my other Travel Hacking post and learn how to get 20,000 Starpoints, enough points to get up to 5 Free Nights Hotel!

Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Credit Card by American Express: Get 20,000 Welcome Bonus Starpoints

Travel Hacking is the art of collecting miles and points to get free flights, hotels, and more.

For a limited time, the American Express Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Credit Card is offering an incredible 20,000 Welcome Bonus Starpoints (normally 10,000)! That’s enough points for up to 5 Free Nights Hotel at a Category 2 property! Each SPG point is worth around 3.55 cents CAD (2.7 cents USD) so you’re getting tremendous value. I now use this card as my primary go to (daily use) card. I charge whatever I can to it because it gives me twice the value compared to my other credit cards.

Plus, the card has a referral program – get 5,000 bonus Starpoints for each friend/family you refer to this card (earn up to 75,000 bonus points annually).

To get the 20,000 welcome Starpoints, all you have to do is sign-up for the card and charge $1,500 in purchases to the card within the first three months of card membership. The card has a $120 annual fee, but even with that, this is one of the best travel cards to have because of the generous welcome bonus (worth over $850). If you don’t like the card, you can cancel the card at any time without penalty and keep your points.

Starwood Preferred Guest®* Credit Card from American Express

If you’re new to the Starwood Preferred Guest program, it’s one of the best loyalty programs in the world because it gives you access to nine exciting hotel brands with more than 1,000 hotels and resorts in nearly 100 countries.  Because of this, the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card is one of the best travel cards for earning travel rewards!

This is a special limited-time offer so don’t miss out! Sign-up now before the offer ends. The exclusive offer is valid for Canadians only.
I did a lot of research before I got this card due to the $120 fee, but I’m so glad I got it!  Here’s why:

  • Welcome Bonus: Earn 20,000 Welcome Bonus Starpoints, after you charge $1,500 in purchases to your Card in your first three months of card membership. That’s enough for up to 5 free nights.
  • Referral Bonus: Refer a friend or family, and get 5,000 bonus points for each successful referral, up to 75,000 Starpoints per year.  This is the best part of this card, since the card sells itself!
  • Earnings: You can earn 2 Starpoints for every dollar of eligible purchases charged to the Card at participating SPG and Marriott Rewards hotels.  Earn 1 Starpoint for every $1 in all other purchases charged to the Card.   You are getting over 3.5 cents return per dollar, higher than almost every other card out there!
  • Free Travel Insurance: Get $500,000 Travel Accident Insurance, Flight Delay Insurance, Baggage Delay Insurance, Lost or Stolen Baggage Insurance, Hotel/Motel Burglary Insurance and more!  Travel with peace of mind!
  • Free Entertainment Access:  Get special Front of Line Advance Access to all the popular concerts that are always sold out.  Purchase tickets before everyone else!  With this perk, I’ve never had a problem purchasing any concert tickets that I’ve wanted to go to!
  • Free Shopping Coverage: Buyers Assurance Protection Plan doubles manufacturer’s warranty automatically up to 1 year longer, and Purchase Protection Plan automatically insures your products for physical damage and theft!

The exciting thing is what you can do with your SPG Points:

  • SPG Moments: Experience once-in-a-lifetime events with SPG Moments (biggest music, sports and cultural events in the world).
  • No Black Out Dates: Redeem Starpoints for Free Nights with no blackout dates at over 1,200 hotels and resorts in nearly 100 countries.  Here’s a list of hotels available.
    • 5th Night Free: Book 4 nights and get the 5th night free if you book Category 3 and above
  • Transfer to Marriott: With Starwood and Marriott’s partnership, you can instantly transfer to and from Marriott points at 1:3 ratio.  Get even more hotel choices!
  • Transfer to Frequent Flyer Miles:  Transfer Starpoints to frequent flyer miles with nearly 30 airlines, usually on a 1:1 basis.

I’ve already saved thousands of dollars thanks to SPG.  I started by signing up for the card and then referred my wife – just by doing that, we got 50,000 SPG points for $240 ($120 annual fee X 2 cards)We recently took a trip to New York City and stayed at the Element New York Times Square West for 5 nights. Because the 5th night was free, we only used 48,000 points with no additional fees or taxes!  For our dates, the price would have been about $1,850 all in, so we got almost 4 cents per point value!  Just by signing up these 2 cards, we managed to save over $1,600 and still have a couple thousand points to spare!

I won a SPG Moments’ auction and went to the NHL All-Star game!

Because the card sells itself, I’ve been able to easily refer friends and family to also sign-up for the card and accumulate lots of bonus points (10K bonus points for each referral). Earlier this year, I used SPG Starpoints and won a couple SPG Moments auctions and got to go to the NHL All-Star Game in LA as well as NHL Awards in Vegas! It was truly an once-in-a-lifetime experience and I was only able to go because of SPG.

If you consider all the points, this is a deal you can’t ignore! Worst case, you take the 20,000 Starpoints and cancel the card before the first year.

Click here to sign up for the SPG Card by Amex and get 20,000 SPG Welcome Points

Learn how you can travel for free by visiting my new site RayTravelsFree.com.

Air Canada: Black Friday Sale (Book by Nov 26)

Air Canada is having a Black Friday Seat Sale.

The world is on sale! There is no better time to book flights to any of Air Canada’s 200 destinations worldwide. Cross another destination off your bucket list. Book by Sunday, November 26, 2017.

Plus, earn Aeroplan Miles on every flight.

WestJet is having a similar seat sale. Check both sites to compare prices and flight selection.

Travel Tips:

Click here to visit AirCanada.com to book a flight now or for more details.

Click here to read my Travel Hacking post and learn how to get 20,000 Starpoints, enough points to get up to 5 Free Nights Hotel!

Air Canada: Limited Time Sale (Book by Nov 20)

Air Canada is having a Limited Time Seat Sale.

For a limited time, save on select flights within Canada, to the U.S. and sun destinations if you book by Monday, November 20, 2017.

Plus, earn Aeroplan Miles on every flight.

Certain Blackout Periods Apply: 
February 16-17, 19-20
March 8-10, 15-16, 18-19, 22-23, 25-26, 28-30
April 2-3, 2018

WestJet is having a similar seat sale. Check both sites to compare prices and flight selection.

Travel Tips:

Click here to visit AirCanada.com to book a flight now or for more details.

Click here to read my other Travel Hacking post and learn how to get 20,000 Starpoints, enough points to get up to 5 Free Nights Hotel!