RayTravelsFree.com: New Posts – SPG Amex Increases Bonus; Avoid Overbooking Tips; Aeroplan Extra 35% Bonus Conversion; + More

Have you visited my new travel site yet? RayTravelsFree.com – learn how to travel for free like me!

I launched the site about 3 months ago and got great reviews and feedback. Lots of people have visited the site and joined my weekly newsletter. Make sure you join too for a chance to win 25,000 miles – that’s enough points for a round-trip flight to anywhere in North America!

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5. WestJet to launch new Ultra-Low-Cost Airline. Cheaper Flights in Canada!

Whenever I post a travel hacking post here, it’s consistently one of my most popular posts, so I thought I’d start a new website all about travel hacking.
In five short years, I’ve accumulated MILLIONS of frequent flyer points & miles. Needless to say, it’s changed my life. I can now travel the world for free or close to it.

I want to show you how to accumulate points & miles to get free flights, hotels, and unforgettable experiences so you can learn how to travel for free too!

Most popular posts on Ray Travels Free:

See how easy it is by reading Ray Travels Free, subscribe to get weekly updates, and ask me questions – I can’t wait to see where you go!

CONTEST: Sign-up and join Ray Travels Free weekly newsletter and you’ll be automatically entered into a draw to win 25,000 miles – that’s enough points for a round-trip flight to anywhere in North America!

Click here to visit RayTravelsFree.com.

Groupon.com: Save up to 80% Off on What you do Every Day (July 20)

Groupon.com is having a Save up to 80% off Sale.

Save up to 80% off on what you do every day – dining, massages, outdoor activities and more.

Save on select restaurants, things to do, massages, spas, health & fitness, activities, goods, and more. Prices as marked. Valid on select deals in select cities only. No promo code required.

The sale is available until Thursday, July 20, 2017. This is going to be a very popular offer so don’t miss out!

Click here to shop on Groupon.com now or for more details about this sale.

Lakeview Automotive Centre: $75 for One Oil Change and Seasonal Service Package. Two Options Available (Up to 38% Off)

 

Today’s Groupon Calgary Daily Deal of the Day: Lakeview Automotive Centre: $75 for One Oil Change and Seasonal Service Package. Two Options Available (Up to 38% Off)

Buy now for only $
75
Value $120.99
Discount 38% Off

What You’ll Get

Choice of:

  • One Oil Change and Seasonal Service Package
  • One Synthetic Oil Change and Seasonal Service Package

Seasonal service packages includes:

  • Premium oil change
  • 85-point safety inspection
  • Tire rotation with inspection for wear and remaining tread life
  • Road test and visual alignment check
  • Complete visual vehicle inspection, including front and rear brakes, steering and suspension components, shocks and or struts, lights, wipers and washers, belts and hoses, heater and A/C system operation, and cooling system
  • Top off of fluids

Please note: Installation of summer or winter tires is available for extra cost.

This is a limited time offer while quantities last so don’t miss out!

Click here to buy now or for more details about the deal.

Clay Oven: $18 for Lunch Buffet for Two. Valid Monday-Wednesday (Up to 46% Off)

Today’s Groupon Calgary Daily Deal of the Day: Clay Oven: $18 for Lunch Buffet for Two. Valid Monday-Wednesday (Up to 46% Off)

Buy now from only $18
Value $30
Discount 40% Off

What You’ll Get

Choice of:

  • Lunch Buffet for Two (Valid Monday-Wednesday)
  • Dinner for Two (Valid Monday-Thursday)
  • Dinner for Two (Valid Any Day)
  • Dinner for Four (Valid Monday-Thursday)
  • Dinner for Four (Valid Any Day)

This deal is a very hot seller. Groupon has already sold over 1,000+ vouchers at the time of this post.

This is a limited 1-day only sale that will expire tonight at midnight (Thursday, July 20, 2017).

Click here to buy now or for more details about the deal.

In the NIK of Time: $179 for Detailing Services. Two Options Available (Up to 55% Off)

Today’s Groupon Calgary Daily Deal of the Day: In the NIK of Time: $179 for Detailing Services. Two Options Available (Up to 55% Off)

Buy now for only $
179
Value $400
Discount 55% Off

What You’ll Get

Choose Between Two Options:

  • $179 for One Interior and Exterior Detailing Service ($400 value)
    • Includes a full interior detail (shampoo, steaming, brushing, dressing, leather conditioning, 3-5 man hours) with exterior touch-up (hand wash, hand dry with tire shine).
  • $109 for One Interior or Exterior Detailing Service ($200 value)
    • Chose either basic interior detail, including vacuum, air hose, pet hair removal, few spot removals, brush, and wipe all interior and interior windows; or a Basic Exterior detail, including exterior hand wash, hand dry, tire shine, rim polish and shine, exterior windows, engine wash, polish shine, and deep wax or sealant.

This deal is a very hot seller. Groupon has already sold over 325+ vouchers at the time of this post.

This is a limited time offer while quantities last so don’t miss out!

Click here to buy now or for more info about the deal. Quantities are limited so don’t miss out!

FloatLife: $39 for One or $78 for Two Floatation Sessions (Up to 35% Off)



LivingSocial Calgary Daily Deal of the Day: FloatLife: $39 for One or $78 for Two Floatation Sessions (Up to 35% Off)

Buy now for only $39
Value $60
Save 35% Off

What You’ll Get

Choice of:

  • One 60-minute or 90-Minute Floatation Session
  • Two 60-minute or 90-Minute Floatation Sessions

The Float Pod or Float Room creates an environment that cannot be found anywhere else on earth. During each session, guests float effortlessly in 1200 pounds of Pharmaceutical Grade Epsom Salt dissolved into 11-inch of skin temperature water within a light proof and sound proof environment. Gravity and sensory input are almost completely eliminated creating an environment of profound relaxation, healing, and insight. Guests may choose to listen to relaxing music and have different colored lighting if they choose. Private showers are in each room for pre and post float use while advanced filtration systems run between each float session. FloatLife is regulated by Alberta Health and goes above and beyond their sanitation requirements.

Click here to view more information about the history of floating, benefits, pro-tips to heighten your experience, sanitation, and more.

This is a limited 3-day only sale that will expire at midnight on Saturday, July 22, 2017.

Click here to buy now or for more details about the deal.

REMINDER: SPG Credit Card from Amex – Increased Welcome Bonus – Now get 25,000 Bonus Starpoints = 6 Free Nights Hotel!

UPDATE – Increased Bonus: For a limited time, American Express has increased the Welcome Bonus from 20,000 points to 25,000 points! Offer ends Oct 18, 2017. If you haven’t already signed up for the card, now’s the time to do so. An awesome deal got even better.

If you’re a regular follower of my blog, you’ve likely started Travel Hacking after reading my all-time most popular postAmerican Express Gold Rewards Card – FREE 30,000 Points = FREE Flight to Anywhere in North America! The SPG Card from Amex is the 2nd step in your Travel Hacking journey. Travel Hacking is the art of collecting miles and points to get free flights, hotels, and more.

I’m always learning about travel hacking and wanted to share with you another amazing, even better offer American Express Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Credit Card! For a limited time, they’re offering an incredible 25,000 (20,000) Welcome Bonus Starpoints (normally 10,000)! That’s enough points for up to 6 Free Nights Hotel at a Category 2 property! Each SPG point is worth around 3.55 cents CAD 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 an awesome referral program – get 10,000 bonus Starpoints for each friend/family you refer to this card (earn up to 150,000 bonus points annually)! 

To get the 25,000 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 the absolute best card to have because of the generous welcome bonus (worth over $850 CAD). If you don’t like the card, you can cancel the card at any time without penalty and keep your points.

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 25,000 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 6 free nights (over $850 value).
  • Referral Bonus: Refer a friend or family, and get 10,000 bonus points for each successful referral!  This is the absolute best part of this card, as the SPG 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 2.5 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 2017 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 25,000 Starpoints and cancel the card before the first year.

Click Here to start Travel Hacking and get your 25,000 SPG Welcome Points today!

Click here to visit my new site RayTravelsFree.com for more travel hacking tips and deals.

Lululemon.com: We Made Too Much Clearance Sale + Free Shipping

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Lululemon apparel rarely goes on sale. If you’re looking for a lululemon sale, your best bet is to check out their “We Made Too Much” clearance sale page.

They recently added a bunch of new stuff to the clearance page:

  • Women’s page currently has 122 different items
  • Men’s page currently has 69 different items.

    Great products in sizes and colours we made too much of. View our size chart for more information on how our products fit, or find out more about our fabrics and how to wash them. Full of gear we won’t see again for a while, this is our last chance at some great technical wear – we include shipping but all sales are final.

I browsed around and there’s some pretty good deals. This sale is available online only. All sale items are Final Sale – no returns or exchanges.

lululemon.com offers Free Shipping on all orders shipped to Canada and the US.

Click here to shop lululemon Women’s “We Made Too Much” clearance page.

Click here to visit lululemon Men’s “We Made Too Much” clearance page.

TRAVEL HACKING: SPG Credit Card from Amex – Increased Welcome Bonus – Now get 25,000 Bonus Starpoints = 6 Free Nights Hotel!

UPDATE – Increased Bonus: For a limited time, American Express has increased the Welcome Bonus from 20,000 points to 25,000 points! Offer ends Oct 18, 2017. If you haven’t already signed up for the card, now’s the time to do so. An awesome deal got even better.

If you’re a regular follower of my blog, you’ve likely started Travel Hacking after reading my all-time most popular postAmerican Express Gold Rewards Card – FREE 30,000 Points = FREE Flight to Anywhere in North America! The SPG Card from Amex is the 2nd step in your Travel Hacking journey. Travel Hacking is the art of collecting miles and points to get free flights, hotels, and more.

I’m always learning about travel hacking and wanted to share with you another amazing, even better offer American Express Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Credit Card! For a limited time, they’re offering an incredible 25,000 (20,000) Welcome Bonus Starpoints (normally 10,000)! That’s enough points for up to 6 Free Nights Hotel at a Category 2 property! Each SPG point is worth around 3.55 cents CAD 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 an awesome referral program – get 10,000 bonus Starpoints for each friend/family you refer to this card (earn up to 150,000 bonus points annually)! 

To get the 25,000 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 the absolute best card to have because of the generous welcome bonus (worth over $850 CAD). If you don’t like the card, you can cancel the card at any time without penalty and keep your points.

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 25,000 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 6 free nights (over $850 value).
  • Referral Bonus: Refer a friend or family, and get 10,000 bonus points for each successful referral!  This is the absolute best part of this card, as the SPG 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 2.5 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 2017 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 25,000 Starpoints and cancel the card before the first year.

Click Here to start Travel Hacking and get your 25,000 SPG Welcome Points today!

Click here to visit my new site RayTravelsFree.com for more travel hacking tips and deals.