Friday, August 16, 2013

Weekly Roundup - Aug16

$85 -- Whistler Village Hotel w/Parking & Extras, Reg. $159
Purchase voucher by Aug 25, stay midweek Sep 1 - Nov 26. $179 for 2 nt Thur-Sat arrivals.

$109 -- Vancouver Island Oceanfront Resort, 60% Off
Book by Aug 21, stay midweek Sep 1 - Nov 15, +$30 weekends or Aug midweek. Aug weekends $169. Includes $10 breakfast credit, $30 spa credit per stay.

$200 Off -- US Vacation Packages
Book by Sunday to save $200 per couple off pkgs to Vegas, New York, Hawaii, California, and Florida. Prices are per person.

40% Bonus -- Purchase Alaska Air Mileage Plan Miles
Purchase miles by Sep 30 and get a bonus of 20, 30, or 40% depending on purchase amount. The link above details some spectacular options for using those miles to fly international first class, such as a stopover in Hong Kong on the way to Johannesburg, or a stopover in Dubai on the way to many Asian locales, all for relatively reasonable reward amounts.

15x -- Bonus Air Miles Reward Miles
Thru Sep 9, make purchases at any online stores connected to and collect 15 times the base air miles, plus an extra 100 miles on your first $50+ purchase. Let's say you're in the market for a $1200 Apple laptop… you would receive 900 air miles instead of the regular 60. That's about a quarter of the way to a high-season cross-country flight - not bad if you're going to be making the purchase anyway! Maximize your bonuses by hitting the base reward mile thresholds (i.e. if it's 1 mile for every $20, make sure you spend just over $20, $40, $60, etc before tax) and check for free shipping minimums.