Friday, February 28, 2014

Weekly Roundup - Feb 28

US$122 -- Tuscany Villa Escape incl. Wine Tastings, 50% Off
Spring travel thru May.

US$149 -- Paris 4-Star Hotel Through Summer, 50% Off
Book by Mar 14, travel many dates thru Aug, including all of Jul/Aug.

$125 Off -- Vancouver Hotels
Book by Mar 14 for check-in by Apr 30. Receive $125 AMEX gift card at check-in, one per booking. This link is for the Pan Pacific, but other hotels also offered.

$441 R/T -- Toronto from YVR, Inc Tax
Summer flights on Sunwing (eastbound is an overnight flight).

US$773 R/T -- London from SEA, Inc Tax
Travel in March via Toronto. Limited seats available.

$985 R/T -- London + Paris from YVR, Inc Tax
Visit both cities on one trip, Apr 30-May 16. London only $999 Apr 30-May 8.

5000 Bonus Aeroplan -- Europe Flights
Book by Apr 1, fly to London or Frankfurt from YVR between Apr 22 and Dec 14.

$1299 -- National Parks 13-Night Summer Tour w/Grand Canyon
Book by Mar 7, travel Jul 11, 25, Aug 8, 29. +$100 Jun dates.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Weekly Roundup - Feb 19

$139 -- Whistler 'World's Best' Hotel, Save up to $100
Select spring/summer dates; other dates +$10-60. Book by Feb 24.

$193 R/T -- Calgary to/from YVR, Inc Tax!
Unadvertised fare war, likely to end soon. Mostly June dates.

Spring Break Deals
Still need a trip for Spring Break? Check this list of offers from Flight Centre for some decent prices.

US$337 R/T -- Nashville from YVR, Inc Tax
330-days of travel from April.

US$364 R/T -- Tampa from YVR, Inc Tax
330-days of travel from April.

US$378 R/T -- Austin from YVR, Inc Tax
330-day travel period.

$749 -- Alaska 10-Night Cruise + Hotel Package, $700 Off
Start in Fairbanks May 14, sail southbound on Princess; +$60 May 28. Book by Feb 21.

50% Off -- All-Inclusive Resorts
Some very good offers for all-inclusive resorts, and even good rates when adding air from YVR. Book by Feb 21.

20% Off -- China from YVR
Flights to Beijing and Shanghai between Mar 1 and May 31. Book by Feb 22.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Weekly Roundup - Feb 13

$99 -- Downtown Vancouver Hotel w/Parking + $20 Credit
Purchase voucher by Feb 24, stay thru Apr (+$10 Fri/Sat).

US$299 -- 7 Nt Caribbean Cruise
Departs Miami Mar 15 on new MSC ship. +$30 Mar 8, Apr 19. Book by Feb 19.

US$329 -- Spring Break 7 Nt Caribbean Cruise
Departs Miami Mar 15 on MSC.

$339 R/T -- Portland, Maine from YVR, Inc Tax
Feb to early July.

US$429 -- 10 Nt Mediterranean Cruise
Departs Rome Mar 12 on Norwegian.

US$529 -- 11 Nt Caribbean Cruise
Departs Miami Mar 6 on Norwegian.

US$599 -- 7 Nt Alaska Cruises on Celebrity
Roundtrip YVR: May 18, Jun 1, 8, 15, 22; +$40 May 25. One-way: May 30, Jun 6, 13, Aug 22, Sep 5. +$125-$169 tax. Book by Feb 14, get free gratuities and $100 credit.

US$1399 -- 14-Nt Asia Cruise w/ Extras
Depart Shanghai Oct 12, Singapore Dec 7, or +$100 R/T Singapore Nov 23 on Celebrity. Book by Feb 14 for free tips, dinner, and $1000 air or onboard credit. +$63-111 tax.

$3044 -- 13 Nt Turkey Vacation, Inc Tax
Air from YVR, fully-guided 13 nt tour. Book by Feb 19, depart May 7 or Sep 17.

$3395 -- S. Africa + Dubai Trip w/Vancouver Air, Save $1500
All flights, 10 nts hotel, breakfasts, transportation, tours, taxes. Book by Feb 16, depart Sep 19 or +$100 Oct 8, Nov 19, or Jan 21.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Weekly Roundup - Feb 7

US$59 -- Mayan Resort in Las Vegas
1- or 2-BR villas sleep 4 or 6. Dates into May, including spring break.

US$249 -- 2 Nt San Juan Island Resort
2 nt stay for 2, any day Feb 10 - Apr 26, or midweek Apr 27 - May 22. Limited time Groupon.

US$318 R/T -- Honolulu from Bellingham, Inc Tax
Limited availability thru Mar 10, book by Feb 10. $398 to Maui.

$722 R/T -- Shanghai from YVR, Inc Tax
Feb thru May.

$1199 -- Europe: Croatia Coast Summer Cruises, Save $1000
Small ship 7 or 8 nt cruises w/ shore excursions. Book by Feb 19 for Apr - Oct sailings.

$1246 -- 7 Nt 4* Cuba All-Inclusive Vacation, Inc Tax
Feb 14.

US$1898 -- 7-Day Italy Culinary Tour
Hotel, meals, tours, culinary classes. Price per person. Purchase Groupon by Feb 6, travel Mar 23 - Nov 9.

Free Night -- Marriott Hotels After 2 Stays
Earn a free nt after 2 stays (register by Mar 31, stay thru Apr), and some significant bonus points at certain hotels as well.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Bonus Reward Miles

I've noticed a slew of bonus opportunities for collecting Aeroplan, Air Miles, and other reward points so here are some of the best ones available right now.

3000+ Aeroplan Miles -- RocketMiles Hotel Bookings
The one I'm most excited about is today's announcement that Rocketmiles has added Aeroplan as an earning partner! With prices comparable to other hotel booking sites, Rocketmiles also includes thousands of reward miles for each booking, and now you can choose to earn those miles in the Aeroplan program. To celebrate, new customers will also earn 3000 bonus Aeroplan miles on their first booking.

10,000 Aeroplan Miles -- Air Canada Vacations Packages
Bonus miles earned per person on air-inclusive packages to participating hotels (lots of choices) or Royal Caribbean cruises. Book by Feb 17, travel thru Dec 31. Min price $1250 before tax.

5,000 Aeroplan Miles -- 3+ day Hertz Car Rentals
Thru May 15.

5x WestJet Dollars -- Encore Flights
Flights from YVR to Terrace and Fort St. John thru Apr 30.

80 Air Miles -- Best Western Hotel Bookings
Valid Feb 1 - Mar 31.

8x Aeroplan Miles - Best Western Hotel Bookings
Similarly, you can choose 2000 bonus miles instead for the same booking thru Mar 31.

60,000 IHG Reward Points -- MasterCard Sign-Up
Bonus awarded as of first purchase to the card. Worth up to 4 free hotel nights, or up to 12 promotional Points Break hotel nights.

$75 Cash Back -- MasterCard Sign-Up
Another enticing travel rewards credit card has a new cash back offer via Great Canadian Rebates in addition to the 35,000 bonus point sign-up offer. 35K points are worth up to $350.