Category Archives: Travel

Air Canada: Limited-Time Sale (Book by Apr 19)

Air Canada is having a Limited Time Seat Sale.

For a limited time, save on select flights within Canada, to the U.S. and sun destinations if you book by Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 11:59pm MT.

Book by: 19-APR, 2018 (11:59 pm MDT)
Travel dates: 1-MAY, 2018 – 27-JUN, 2018 (Tue, Wed, Thu and Sat)
Advance purchase: purchase at least 14 days prior to your departure date

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 other Travel Hacking post and learn how to get 20,000 Starpoints, enough points to get up to 5 Free Nights Hotel!

WestJet: 3-Day Seat Sale (Book by Apr 19)

WestJet is having a 3-Day Seat Sale.

For a limited time, save on flights to your favourite destinations in Canada, or to the U.S., Mexico, the Caribbean, and Europe if you book by Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 11:59pm MT.

Book by: April 19, 2018 (11:59 p.m. MT)
Travel: May 1 – June 27, 2018

Lowest fares for travel to Canada can be found on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
Lowest fares for travel to the U.S., Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe can be found on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Fares on other days may be higher.

Travel Tips:

Click here to visit WestJet’s website to book a flight now or for more details.

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: North America Seat Ssale (Book by Apr 12)

WestJet is having a North America Seat Sale.

Get great deals on spring and summer travel to beautiful destinations in Canada and the U.S. if you book by Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 11:59pm MT.

Book by: April 12, 2018 (11:59 p.m. MT)^
Travel until: June 27, 2018
Blackout dates: Canada: May 17-18, 21, 2018;  U.S.: May 17-19, 21, 2018
Lowest fares for travel to Canada can be found on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
Lowest fares for travel to the U.S. can be found 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 other Travel Hacking post and learn how to get 20,000 Starpoints, enough points to get up to 5 Free Nights Hotel!

WestJet: Flash Sale – Save up to 15% Off Discount Code (Apr 10)

WestJet is having a 1-day only Flash Sale.

Today only, save up to 15% off Econo (Lowest) and Econo base fares to and from destinations in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Mexico, the Caribbean and select destinations in the U.S. if you book by Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 9:59pm MT.

You’ll need to enter coupon code DSF5AAP at checkout to get the discount.

Coupon code: DSF5AAPBook by: April 10, 2018 (9:59 p.m. MT)
Travel from: April 10 – June 27, 2018
Blackout dates: May 17 – 21, 2018

Offer destinations

  • Canadian destinations: All destinations in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba
  • Mexico destinations: All destinations in Mexico
  • Caribbean destinations: All destinations in the Caribbean
  • U.S. destinations: Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Nashville and New York (LaGuardia)

Travel Tips:

Click here to visit WestJet’s website to book a flight now or for more details.

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!

SPG Credit Card by American Express: Get 20,000 Welcome Bonus Starpoints = 5 Free Nights

Travel Hacking is the art of collecting miles and points to get free flights, hotels, and more. Visit my travel hacking blog RayTravelsFree.com and learn how you can travel for free.

For a limited time, the American Express Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Credit Card is 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 3.55 cents CAD (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 a referral program – get 5,000 bonus Starpoints for each friend/family you refer to this card (earn up to 75,000 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 one of the best travel cards to have because of the generous welcome bonus (worth over $850). If you don’t like the card, you can cancel the card at any time without penalty and keep your points.

Starwood Preferred Guest®* Credit Card from American Express

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 5,000 bonus points for each successful referral, up to 75,000 Starpoints per year.  This is the best part of this card, since the 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 3.5 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 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). Last 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 20,000 Starpoints and cancel the card before the first year.

Click here to sign up for the SPG Card by Amex and get 20,000 SPG Welcome Points

Learn how you can travel for free by visiting my travel hacking site RayTravelsFree.com.

WestJet: Seat Sale Extended (Book by Apr 10)

WestJet has extended their Seat Sale. The sale was to originally end on Apr 5th – it’s been extended to Apr 10th to match Air Canada’s sale.

For a limited time, take advantage of great savings to beautiful destinations within Canada, and on travel to the U.S., Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe.

Book by : April 10, 2018 (11:59 p.m. MT)

Travelling to: Travel until: Blackout dates:
Canada and the U.S. December 14, 2018 July 13 – September 3, 2018
Mexico & Caribbean December 14, 2018 June 28 – September 3, 2018
Europe October 27, 2018 May 17-19, 21, Jun 28-30, Jul 2, Jul 13-Aug 19, Aug 30-Sept 1, Sept 3, Oct 4-6, 8, 2018
Lowest fares for travel to Canada can be found on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
Lowest fares for travel to the U.S., Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe can be found on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Fares on other days may be higher.

Travel Tips:

Click here to visit WestJet’s website to book a flight now or for more details.

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 Spring Sale (Book by Apr 10)

Air Canada is having a Worldwide Spring eat Sale.

Save on tons of destinations worldwide if you book by Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 11:59pm MDT.

Book by: 10-APR, 2018 (11:59 pm MDT)
Travel dates: 25-APR, 2018 – 12-JUL, 2018 (Tue, Wed, Thu and Sat)
Advance purchase: purchase at least 21 days prior to your departure date

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 other Travel Hacking post and learn how to get 20,000 Starpoints, enough points to get up to 5 Free Nights Hotel!

WestJet: Seat Sale (Book by Apr 5)

WestJet is having a Seat Sale.

For a limited time, take advantage of great savings to beautiful destinations within Canada, and on travel to the U.S., Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe.

Book by : April 5, 2018 (11:59 p.m. MT)

Travel: April 17 – July 12 and August 20 – October 27, 2018

Blackout dates: 

  • Canada: May 17-18, 21, June 28-29, July 2, July 13-August 19, August 30-31, September 3, October 4-5, 8, 2018
  • U.S., Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe: May 17-19, 21, June 28-30, July 2, July 13-August 19, August 30-September 1, September 3, October 4-6, 8, 2018

Lowest fares for travel to Canada can be found on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

Lowest fares for travel to the U.S., Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe can be found on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Fares on other days may be higher.

Travel Tips:

Click here to visit WestJet’s website to book a flight now or for more details.

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: 15% Off Select Destinations (Book by Apr 1)

Air Canada is having a Seat Sale.

Save 15% off select flights within Canada, to the U.S. and sun destinations such as Palm Springs, Bahamas, Puerto Vallarta and many more if you book by Sunday, April 1, 2018.

You’ll need to enter promotional code SALE15 to get the discount.

About this offer:

  • Book by April 1, 2018 at 11:59 pm from your city of departure in Canada
  • Valid on Economy Class base fares (Tango and Flex)
  • Travel valid from April 9, 2018 – June 27, 2018
  • Blackout dates apply:
  •  May 17, 2018 – May 21, 2018
  • Codeshare flights are not eligible

This offer applies only to the following routes:

Canada <=> Canada
Canada <=> New York (LGA), Boston (BOS), Denver (DEN), Houston (HOU), Los Angeles (LAX),
Palm Springs (PSP), Las Vegas (LAS)
Canada <=>  Mexico City (MEX), Los Cabos San Lucas (SJD), Puerto Vallarta (PVR), Bahamas (NAS)

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 other Travel Hacking post and learn how to get 20,000 Starpoints, enough points to get up to 5 Free Nights Hotel!