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How to end the year well with your Reward Points

To the point Here are the steps to take to ensure that everything is in order to finish the year with your rewards points and credit cards.

Marriott Bonvoy

Achievement of a higher status

First of all, look at your account. Do you have a few more nights to complete before youreach the next Marriott Bonvoy Elite status?

If so, you can book a stay at a Marriott Bonvoy hotel. Note that a check-in on December 31 counts as an elite night for the year 2021, even if your departure is in 2022.

If you pay in cash, don’t forget our tips and tricks for paying less.

Plus, you can also take advantage of the Quebec City promotion, where you get the second night free! So, with a two-night reservation at a Marriott Bonvoy hotel in Quebec City, you’ll get two elite nights while paying for one. However, this promotion ends on December 21, 2021.

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Points transfer

Each calendar year, you can transfer a maximum of 100,000 Reward Points from one account to another.

To transfer your points to another Marriott Bonvoy account, call 1-800-627-7468. The maximum date is next December 31th, so that it counts for the year 2021.

Promotions tab

The “Promotions” tab in your Marriott Bonvoy account may reveal some surprise promotions. Sign up for the ones you’re interested in, if you happen to have any lying around.

In fact, Marriott Bonvoy recently sent out promotions to some lucky people. They allow members to obtain :

  • Additional points
  • Free nights
  • Free night certificates.
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Choice of benefits

If you have achieved Platinum or Titanium status during the year, don’t forget to select your annual benefit.

The deadline is January 15th, 2022. However, if you don’t do this, the choice by default will be to receive “Five free upgrades in a row”.

Aeroplan

Do you have any remaining Maple Leaf Lounge passes that will expire on December 31, 2021?

These passes can be shared with the person of your choice. Simply download your digital pass and send it to the traveller (PDF or screenshot of the code).

If you don’t think you’ll be using them by December 31st, go to our Milesopedia Facebook group to donate them! Already, some have benefited from the generosity of members.

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Travel Strategy

Take advantage of this quieter period to get your travel strategy in order. Or, have fun exploring the Aeroplan search tool to find your next destination.

Are you on the right track?

How many points do you need to reach your goal? Wouldn’t it be a good time to get an Aeroplan credit card?

Come and talk about it in our Milesopedia Facebook group.

Claiming travel points

If you are missing points from your transactions over the past few months, you can claim them here.

This also applies to AIR MILES.

American Express promotional offers

Several great American Express promotional offers end on December 31, 2021.

The ones that generated the most reactions in the Milesopedia community were the ones related to restaurants. For example:

Merchant Spend Earn Cards
Restaurants $175 New Platinum Card
Restaurants $100 Amex Aeroplan New
Restaurants $50 Marriot Bonvoy Credit Card

Also of note:

Merchant Spend Earn Cards
Online shopping at Best Buy, The Bay, Indigo, Simons, Urban Barn $50

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Amex Aeroplan New

Dollarama $20 Marriot Bonvoy Credit Card

Welcome bonuses soon to end for credit cards

Promotions for certain credit card welcome bonuses are ending soon.

Earn $650 in travel rewards with the HSBC World Elite® Mastercard®.

Or the National Bank World Elite Mastercard, which gives you a value of over $700 for the first year!

Here is a selection of the best current offers:

Promotions that end in December

Until December 27th, complete your offers for theAIR MILES Bonus Boom Boost event.

This will earn you up to 800 bonus AIR MILES miles.

Review of the credit file

To make sure your credit report is in order, you can request afree, complete statementof the information on your credit report.

This can be done by mail or in person at Equifax and Transunion.

Here is the form for :

Also, you can call them. Customer service will ask you a series of financial and personal questions to confirm your identity.

  • Equifax: 1-800-465-7166
  • TransUnion Canada :
    • 1-877-713-3393 (Quebec residents)
    • 1-800-663-9980 (Rest of Canada)

You will then receive your statement in the mail approximately two weeks later.

Conclusion

Take advantage of the quieter holiday season to get your credit cards and rewards programs in order. Take the time to (re)-read our beginner’s guide at the same time!

This will allow you to be ready for the year 2022!

Come to discuss that topic in our Facebook Group!

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