Category Archives: Travel

LAST CHANCE: Walt Disney World – 34% Off Park Passes for Canadian Residents (Until May 20)

Last Chance Reminder: I first blogged about this deal a couple months ago. Here’s a reminder that the deal expires tonight. This is a very popular deal so don’t miss out! I purchased 5 passes yesterday.

Walt Disney World has extended their special discounted pricing for Canadian residents!

Disney World Theme Parks in Orlando Florida – Save 34% off 4-day or longer tickets

Now’s the time to experience more magic for less—with special savings on multi-day tickets and upgrades to Park Hopper and Water Park Fun and More Options. Canadian residents Save 34% on 4-day or longer tickets and enjoy all four Walt Disney World theme parks.

This offer is valid until Saturday, May 20, 2017. Once you buy the tickets, the tickets will never expire.

This is a hot deal since Disney Park Passes rarely go on sale. If you’re planning a trip to Disney World in the near future, this is a deal worth checking out.

Travel Tips:

Click here to visit Disney World’s website for more details or to buy tickets.

Click here to visit my new site RayTravelsFree.com for more travel deals and learn how you can travel for free by travel hacking.

Air Canada: Worldwide Savings – Up to $50 Off Promo Code (Book by May 22)

Air Canada is having a Worldwide Savings Seat Sale.

For a limited time, save $20 on select flights within North America or $50 on select flights to International destinations when you enter the promotion code ACSALE2050.

Book with the promotion code by Monday, May 22, 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 easily get 30,000 FREE Aeroplan Miles, enough points for a free flight to anywhere in North America!

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: 3-Day Sale (Book by May 18)

Air Canada is having a 3-Day Seat Sale.

For a limited time only, enjoy the summer and save on flights within Canada, to the U.S. and sun destinations if you book by Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 11:59pm EDT.

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 easily get 30,000 FREE Aeroplan Miles, enough points for a free flight to anywhere in North America!

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!

WestJet: Summer Starts Here Sale (Book by May 18)

WestJet is having a Summer Starts Here Seat Sale.

Save of select flights to destinations within Canada if you book by Thursday, May 18, 2017 (11:59 p.m. MT).

Book by: May 18, 2017 (11:59 p.m. MT)^

Travel: May 30 – July 12, 2017

No blackout dates apply.

Lowest fares can be found for travel 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 Travel Hacking post and learn how to easily get 30,000 FREE Aeroplan Miles, enough points for a free flight to anywhere in North America!

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!

WestJet: Mother’s Day Sale Extended (Book by May 15)

Extended Update: WestJet has extended their Mother’s Day sale from May 11th to May 15th.

WestJet is having a Mother’s Day Seat Sale.

Save of select flgiths to destinations within Canada and the U.S. if you book by Monday, May 15, 2017 (11:59 p.m. MT).

Book by: May 15, 2017 (11:59 p.m. MT)

Travel: For Canadian destinations, travel May 23 – December 15, 2017
For U.S. destinations, travel May 16 – December 15, 2017

Blackout dates: Canadian destinations: June 29 – September 4, 2017
U.S. destinations: June 22 – September 30, 2017

Lowest fares can be found for travel 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 Travel Hacking post and learn how to easily get 30,000 FREE Aeroplan Miles, enough points for a free flight to anywhere in North America!

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: Worldwide Sale (Book by 15)

Air Canada is having a Worldwide Seat Sale.

Just in time for Mother’s Day take advantage of Air Canada’s worldwide seat sale. Offer ends on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 11:59pm EDT.

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 easily get 30,000 FREE Aeroplan Miles, enough points for a free flight to anywhere in North America!

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 to sever ties with Aeroplan Loyalty Program

Air Canada has announced it intends to part ways with Aeroplan – or rather its parent company Aimia.  This will probably come as a surprise to over 5 million beneficiaries of their frequent flyer program; the good news is that the changes aren’t scheduled to happen until mid-2020; in fact, their news release states:

“Air Canada’s exclusive contract with Aimia remains in effect until its June 29, 2020, expiration date. Until then, Air Canada is committed to business as usual by working closely with Aimia with the objective of providing consistent service for Aeroplan members.”

Aeroplan has been in existence since 1984, but in 2008 Aimia took fully took over the program’s operations when Air Canada sold its last shares in Aimia.

The motive behind this move appears to be Air Canada’s desire to manage their own loyalty program just like their North American competitors, and in the process launch a “more personalized service and a better digital experience for Air Canada customers” to quote Benjamin Smith, the President of Passenger Airlines.

The positive news to take away from this new development is:

  1. Nothing will happen to your Aeroplan points between now and the changeover – they’ll remain intact in your account and continue to be subject to the program’s conditions.
  2. There’s enough time to redeem your points, should you choose to go that route. At any rate, Air Canada have stated that they’ll have flights available for Aeroplan redemption at “pricing competitive with other third-party rewards programs” after June 2020. One thing that is clear, though, is that these points won’t be transferable to their new program.
  3. If you’ve already planned a trip and booked a flight with Air Canada using Aeroplan points you’ll be able to fly as planned. In fact, Aimia has stated that “for the next three years, Aeroplan will continue buying seats from Air Canada to provide rewards to its 5 million members.”
  4. You will still be able to earn Aeroplan Miles for Aeroplan Rewards, inclusive of flights with Air Canada and their Star Alliance partners in line with the current Aeroplan program.

What will change?

After June 2020, travellers who fly with Air Canada or their Star Alliance partners will be earning points that are credited to the company’s new loyalty program – which is yet to be named.

It’s still not clear whether Aeroplan members will be able to use their points to book Air Canada and Star Alliance flights. Aimia CEO, David Johnston has said in a statement his company is working on alternative plans that will kick in after Air Canada leaves the program, including acquiring new partners.

What about the Aeroplan credit card?

Currently three banks, American Express, TD, and CIBC offer Aeroplan credit cards. The contracts run up to 2024, but the Aimia CEO isn’t worried that the credit card companies will go the same route as Air Canada. This is partly informed by the fact that most Aeroplan members earn points through shopping using affiliated cards rather than actually flying.

Bottom line

One thing that comes out clearly from this news is that Air Canada’s customers will be the biggest winners from this change. For one, the inconvenience of switching between the carrier’s site and Aeroplan will become a thing of the past. It also opens the doors for a myriad of possibilities for Air Canada’s new program as they’ll have more freedom to make their own decisions.

Whatever happens, I’ll try my best to keep you posted on any new developments on this award program; so keep checking out my posts.

In the meantime, if you’ve been debating about signing up for the American Express Gold Rewards Card, now’s the time to do so. Take advantage of the offer while it’s still available. Signing-up for the card means you get 30,000 welcome Membership Reward points; plus you’ll enjoy its flexible terms like transferring to Aeroplan on a 1 to 1 ratio.

Click here for more details or to sign up for the American Express Gold Rewards Card.

Click here to visit my travel hacking site ‘RayTravelsFree.com’ and learn how you can travel for free.

Hudson’s Bay: Today Only – 75% Off Select Luggage Sets (May 12)

Hudson’s Bay is running a ‘Today Only’ promotion.

Hudson’s Bay will offer deep, one-day only discounts on select products. Each one-day promotion will begin at 12:00am EST and will end at 11:59pm EST that same day or while quantities last. Visit TheBay.com for the latest sale each day.

Today only (Friday, May 12, 2017), the Bay is offering the following sale:

  • 75% Off Select Luggage by Swiss Wenger, London Fog, Samsonite & More
    • Including Select Online Exclusive Collections by Air Canada, Atlantic & Swissgear
  • Plus, Up To 60% Off Other Select Luggage

The sale is available available in-stores and online until 11:59pm ET. There’s no rain checks or price adjustments.

TheBay.com offers free shipping on orders over $99, or $45 with HBC Credit Card.

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

WestJet: Mother’s Day Sale (Book by May 11)

WestJet is having a Mother’s Day Seat Sale.

Save of select flgiths to destinations within Canada and the U.S. if you book by Thursday, May 11, 2017 (11:59 p.m. MT).

Book by: May 11, 2017 (11:59 p.m. MT)^

Travel: For Canadian destinations, travel May 23 – December 15, 2017
For U.S. destinations, travel May 16 – December 15, 2017

Blackout dates: Canadian destinations: June 29 – September 4, 2017
U.S. destinations: June 22 – September 30, 2017

Lowest fares can be found for travel 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 Travel Hacking post and learn how to easily get 30,000 FREE Aeroplan Miles, enough points for a free flight to anywhere in North America!

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!