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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.

TRAVEL HACKING: American Express Gold Rewards Card – Get 30,000 Points = FREE Flight to Anywhere in North America!

UPDATE: For a limited time, American Express has increased the Welcome Bonus from 25,000 points to 30,000 points!

This is my all-time most popular post! Lot’s of people have taken advantage of this incredible offer so don’t miss out!

Travel Hacking is the art of collecting miles and points to get free flights, hotels, and more. Checkout my new travel site RayTravelsFree.com for more travel hacking tips and deals.

The American Express Gold Rewards Card is the #1 Best and Most Flexible Travel Rewards Credit Card available today.

I’ve been blogging deals for a long time and this one of the best freebies and travel offers that I’ve ever seen! This is only the second travel rewards card that enticed me to sign-up and share with my friends and family.

For a limited time, sign-up for the American Express Gold Rewards Card and get a phenomenal 30,000 Free Welcome Bonus Rewards Points!  That’s enough points for a round-trip flight to almost anywhere in North America, or 2 round-trip short haul flights!

American Express is also waiving the annual fee the first year ($150 value) which means there’s zero cost to you, making this an unbelievable freebie! All you have to do is charge $1,500 in purchases to your card within the first three months of card membership to get the 25,000 welcome bonus membership points. Plus, you’ll get an additional 5,000 rewards points when you add a Supplementary Card to your account at time of online application (fee waived the first year – $50 value) for a total of 30,000 rewards points. If you don’t like the card, you can cancel the card at any time without penalty and keep your points.

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.

AMEX Membership Rewards points are very flexible and can be transferred one-to-one to Aeroplan or a bunch of other loyalty programs. Here’s a full list of all the Loyalty Programs that you can transfer your points to.

Aeroplan FLIGHT REWARDS

Aeroplan Flight Reward Chart

I took some convincing before I signed-up for the card and I’m incredibly glad that I did. Here’s why this Card is awesome:

  • Get 30,000 free Welcome Membership Rewards Points! That’s enough points for a round-trip flight to almost anywhere in North America (up to $550 value)!  Or save up more points and travel to other destinations for free!  See where else you can fly with Flight Reward Chart.
  • The first year is absolutely free ($150 value), so if you decide the card is not for you, just cancel it and get keep the 30,000 free bonus points! You can cancel the card at any time without penalty and keep all your points.
  • Earn one point for every $1 in card purchases, and earn double points on eligible travel and everyday purchases (Ie. gas, grocery, drugstores, and all travel purchase).
  • Transfer your points to frequent flyer programs, or one-to-one to Aeroplan and Avios.

If you consider all the points, this is a deal you can’t ignore! Worst case, you take the 30,000 free points and cancel the card before the first year.

Click here to get your FREE 30,000 Membership Bonus Points and start Travel Hacking now!

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

Starbucks: Free Tea Friday – Free Teavana Shaken Iced Tea (July 14, 1-2pm)

It’s Free Tea Friday at Starbucks Canada!

Visit your local Starbucks store on Friday, July 14, 2017 between 1-2pm and get a FREE tall (355mL) Teavana Shaken Iced Tea!

Offer is valid at participating Starbucks stores in Canada. Limit of one per customer. While supplies last. Customizations not included.

We created a bold new way to flavour iced tea that is free from any artificial flavours or sweeteners. Freshly steeped fruit & botanical blends are gently sweetened then shaken with the finest teas. And nothing else.

Click here to visit Starbucks’ website for more details.

Enjoy the freebie!

McDonald’s: Today Only – FREE Medium Fries with Purchase (July 13)

Today (Thursday, July 13, 2017) is National French Fry Day.

To celebrate, you can get FREE Medium Fries with any food or beverage purchase at McDonald’s Canada!

You’ll need to display the free fries coupon on MyMcD’s mobile app. If you don’t have MyMcD’s app, you can download it for free here (Apple App Store or Google Play Store).

The offer is valid at participation McDonald’s restaurants across Canada on July 13, 2017 only from 12am – 11:59pm. Limit one offer per customer. Minimum $0.50 purchase required.

For the best deal, you can combine this offer with McDonald’s Summer Drink offer – $1 for any size soft drink. You can get a large soft drink and medium fries for only $1 plus tax.

Click here to download McDonald’s free MyMcD’s mobile app.

Yay! I love McDonald’s fries!

7-Eleven: FREE Slurpee Day (July 11, 11am-7pm)

It’s 7-Eleven Day!

They’re celebrating their birthday today (Tuesday, July 11, 2017) by giving away FREE Slurpees!

Visit your local 7-Eleven store and be one of the first 1,500 guests between 11am-7pm and get a free small (12oz) Slurpee.

You don’t need a coupon or anything to get the freebie. Valid at participating 7-Elevan stores. Whiles supplies last.

Click here to visit 7-Eleven’s Facebook page for more details.

Click here to find a 7-Eleven store near you.

Enjoy the freebie!

Free Stampede Breakfasts: Find all the FREE 2017 Calgary Stampede Pancake Breakfasts (July 7-16, 2017)

Free-Calgary-Stampede-Breakfasts

The 2017 Calgary Stampede is here and that means lots of FREE Stampede breakfasts all over the city!

To help keep track of all the free breakfasts in Calgary, check out FreeStampedeBreakfast.com and Caravan.CalgaryStampede.com for a comprehensive list of all the free 2017 Calgary Stampede Pancake Breakfasts in the city!

FreeStampedeBreakfast.com allows you to search for Stampede breakfasts by date, shortest distance, and/or postal code.

The Calgary Stampede takes place this year from July 7-16, 2017.

Click here to visit FreeStampedeBreakfast.com for a list of all the free Stampede Breakfasts in Calgary.

Click here to visit Caravan.CalgaryStampede.com.

Enjoy the Stampede everyone! Yahoo!

REMINDER: SPG Credit Card from American Express – Get 20,000 Bonus Starpoints = 5 Free Nights Hotel!

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! Getting this card is the next 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 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 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 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 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 the absolute best card to have because of the generous welcome bonus (worth over $500). 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 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 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 to bid and win a SPG Moments auction and got to go to the NHL All-Star Game in LA! 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 start Travel Hacking and get your 20,000 SPG Welcome Points today!

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

TRAVEL HACKING: American Express Gold Rewards Card – Get 30,000 Points = FREE Flight to Anywhere in North America!

UPDATE: For a limited time, American Express has increased the Welcome Bonus from 25,000 points to 30,000 points!

If you haven’t started Travel Hacking yet, make this the year to start. You’ll be glad you did. It’ll change the way you travel forever. Travel Hacking is the art of collecting miles and points to get free flights, hotels, and more. Checkout my new travel site RayTravelsFree.com for more travel hacking tips and deals.

This is my all-time most popular post! Lot’s of people have taken advantage of this incredible offer so don’t miss out!

The American Express Gold Rewards Card is the #1 Best and Most Flexible Travel Rewards Credit Card available today.

I’ve been blogging deals for a long time and this one of the best freebies and travel offers that I’ve ever seen! This is only the second travel rewards card that enticed me to sign-up and share with my friends and family.

For a limited time, sign-up for the American Express Gold Rewards Card and get a phenomenal 30,000 Free Welcome Bonus Rewards Points!  That’s enough points for a round-trip flight to almost anywhere in North America, or 2 round-trip short haul flights!

American Express is also waiving the annual fee the first year ($150 value) which means there’s zero cost to you, making this an unbelievable freebie! All you have to do is charge $1,500 in purchases to your card within the first three months of card membership to get the 25,000 welcome bonus membership points. Plus, you’ll get an additional 5,000 rewards points when you add a Supplementary Card to your account at time of online application (fee waived the first year – $50 value) for a total of 30,000 rewards points. If you don’t like the card, you can cancel the card at any time without penalty and keep your points.

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.

AMEX Membership Rewards points are very flexible and can be transferred one-to-one to Aeroplan or a bunch of other loyalty programs. Here’s a full list of all the Loyalty Programs that you can transfer your points to.

Aeroplan FLIGHT REWARDS

Aeroplan Flight Reward Chart

I took some convincing before I signed-up for the card and I’m incredibly glad that I did. Here’s why this Card is awesome:

  • Get 30,000 free Welcome Membership Rewards Points! That’s enough points for a round-trip flight to almost anywhere in North America (up to $550 value)!  Or save up more points and travel to other destinations for free!  See where else you can fly with Flight Reward Chart.
  • The first year is absolutely free ($150 value), so if you decide the card is not for you, just cancel it and get keep the 30,000 free bonus points! You can cancel the card at any time without penalty and keep all your points.
  • Earn one point for every $1 in card purchases, and earn double points on eligible travel and everyday purchases (Ie. gas, grocery, drugstores, and all travel purchase).
  • Transfer your points to frequent flyer programs, or one-to-one to Aeroplan and Avios.

If you consider all the points, this is a deal you can’t ignore! Worst case, you take the 30,000 free points and cancel the card before the first year.

Click here to get your FREE 30,000 Membership Bonus Points and start Travel Hacking now!

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

UberEATS Calgary: Free Delivery Until June 30 + Get $10 Off Promo Code

Reminder Update: I first blogged about this on June 2nd. Here`s a reminder that the offer is available until the end of this month (June 30). This is a very popular deal so don`t miss out!

I blogged about how UberEATS launched in Calgary a couple weeks ago.

For a limited time, UberEATS is offering Calgarians free delivery on all orders now until June 30, 2017! They’ll automatically add the free delivery promo code to your account so you don’t have to do anything.

There’s no better reason to try UberEATS then now! If you live or work in downtown Calgary, you’ve got lots of options – get someone to deliver your lunch or dinner right to you.

Plus, enter my $10 off promo code “eats-uberDealsBlog” at checkout and you’ll get $5 off each of your next 2 orders!

Enjoy free delivery until June 30
Summer is right around the corner and we want to make the rest of this month a little more delicious with free delivery on all orders now until June 30, 2017*!

Choose from Calgary’s favourite restaurants like Holy Grill, The Fish Shack, Original Joe’s, and more, all delivered to you at Uber speed. We’ll take care of the delivery fees for the rest of the month, so your food is only ever a tap away.

We’ve automatically added the promotion code to your UberEATS account, so order away!

*Delivery fee discounted up to $4.99 each order. Offer ends June 30, 2017.

Hungry? Here’s how to order:

  1. Download the Uber EATS app on iOS or Android, or head to ubereats.com
  2. Tell us where to deliver—add your home, work, or any other address you’d like.
  3. Browse local restaurants—search for your favourite local spot or try something new.
  4. $10 Off Promo Code – Enter promo code “eats-uberDealsBlog” at checkout and get $5 off your next 2 orders.
  5. Check out with a tap—pay with your card already on file.
  6. Track your order—watch as your order is prepared, picked up, and delivered right to your door.

Don’t wait any longer to order from your local favourites. Whether you’re at the park, exploring downtown, or coordinating dinner plans from your desk – download the UberEATS app or visit ubereats.com to find the food you love, delivered right when you want it.

Also, if you still haven’t taken an Uber  ride yet, sign-up for Uber now and enter my invite code “uberDealsBlog” and you’ll get your First Uber Ride for FREE (up to $15 CAD). Enjoy the safety, reliability and convenience of Uber at just the tap of a button – all at 30% cheaper than a traditional taxi ride!

Click here to sign-up for an UberEATS account.

Click here to sign-up for an Uber ride account.