TRAVEL HACKING: Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Credit Card from Amex – 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 Starwood Preferred Guest (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! 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.

pampersthespa Inc.: $52 for Eyelash Extensions or Brow Shaping and Tinting. Four Options Available (Up to 85% Off)

Today’s Groupon Edmonton Daily Deal of the Day: Pampersthespa Inc.: $52 for Eyelash Extensions or Brow Shaping and Tinting. Four Options Available (Up to 85% Off)

Buy now from only $
52
Value $284
Discount 82% Off

What You’ll Get

 Choose from Four Options:

  • $34 for semi-permanent mink eyelash extensions ($225 value)
  • $52 for semi-permanent mink eyelash extensions and one fill-in session ($284 value)
  • $69 for semi-permanent mink eyelash extensions and two fill-in sessions ($424 value)
  • $21 for eyebrow shaping and tinting ($50 value)

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 2-day only sale that will expire at midnight on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

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

Sergei’s Sabre Club: $30 for Three Fencing Classes for One or $50 for Two (Up to 67% Off)



LivingSocial Edmonton Daily Deal of the Day: Sergei’s Sabre Club: $30 for Three Fencing Classes for One or $50 for Two (Up to 67% Off)

Buy now from only $30
Value $75
Discount 60% Off

What You’ll Get

Choice of:

  • Three Fencing Classes for One
  • Three Fencing Classes for Two

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.

All Dolled Up Beauty Servives: Up to 63% Off Eyelash Extensions

All Dolled Up Beauty Servives

Today’s Groupon Edmonton Daily Deal of the Day: All Dolled Up Beauty Servives: Up to 63% Off Eyelash Extensions

Buy now for only $
57
Value $125
Discount Up to 63% Off
Save $75

What You’ll Get

Choose Between Two Options:

  • $57 for Full set of eyelash extensions
  • $74 for Full set of eyelash extensions plus 1 fill

This deal is a very hot seller. Groupon has already sold over 425+ vouchers at the time of this post.

This is a limited 2-day only sale that will expire at midnight on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

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

Groupon.com: Up & Autumn Sale – Markdowns on 50,000 Deals (Sept 19-20)

Groupon.com is having an Up & Autumn Sale. Discover 50,000 reasons to get out there this season.

They’re offering markdowns on 50,000 deals with savings up to 80% off.

Save on select restaurants, massages, spas, activities, electronics, and more. Prices as marked. Valid on select deals in select cities only. No promo code required.

The sale is available for 2-days only from Tuesday, September 19th to Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

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

Air Canada: North America Sale (Book by Sept 21)

Air Canada is having a North America Seat Sale.

For a limited time, save on flights within Canada and to the U.S. if you book by Thursday, September 21, 2017.

Plus, earn Aeroplan Miles on every flight.

Travel Tips:

Click here to visit AirCanada.com to book a flight now or for more details.

Click here to read my Travel Hacking post and learn how to easily get 30,000 FREE Aeroplan Miles, enough points for a free flight to anywhere in North America!

Click here to read my other Travel Hacking post and learn how to get 25,000 Starpoints, enough points to get up to 6 Free Nights Hotel!

Sport Chek: Spend & Get Event – Spend $125 Get $20 Gift Card, or Spend $250 Get $50 Gift Card (Sept 19-25)

Sport Chek‘s annual “Spend & Get Event” is back!

The offer is available in-stores or online at Sportchek.ca for 1-week only from September 19-25, 2017.

During the event:

  • Spend $125 or more & get $20 in Promotional Cards or Promotional Online Coupon towards your next purchase
  • Spend $250 or more & get $50 in Promotional Cards or Promotional Online Coupon towards your next purchase

Offer valid on purchases made from September 19th, 2017 – September 25th, 2017. Transaction value of $124.95 must be before taxes and in the same transaction. Promotional card is valid for $20 off your next purchase. ** Transaction value of $249.95 must be before taxes and in the same transaction. Promotional card is valid for $50 off your next purchase. Qualifying purchase excludes select brands & styles. Limit one promotional card/online promotional code per qualifying purchase.

If you’re shopping online, Sport Chek offers free shipping on orders over $50.

Click here to shop Sport Chek online now or for more details about the sale.

McDonald’s: Today Only – FREE Cheeseburger with Purchase (Sept 18)

Today (Monday, September 18, 2017) is National Cheeseburger Day!

To celebrate, you can get a free cheeseburger at McDonald’s with any food or beverage purchase.

You’ll need to display the free cheeseburger 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).

There’s a limit of one offer per customer. Minimum $0.50 purchase required.

The offer is valid at participation McDonald’s restaurants in Alberta, Northwest Territories, and Lloydminster, SK on Monday, September 18, 2017 only.

Click here to visit McDonald’s website.

Click here to find a McDonald’s restaurant near you.

Groupon.com: Extra 20% Off Local Deals Promo Code (Sept 17-18)

Groupon.com is offering a 20% off promo code.

Save an incredible extra 20% off local deals on Groupon when you enter the promo code FALL20 at checkout. I’ve tested the code and can verify that it works.

This promo code is valid for 2-days only from Sunday, September 17 to Monday, September 18, 2017 at 11:59pm PDT. This is going to be a popular offer so don’t miss out!

This is a hot deal because most of the deals featured on Groupon is already discounted 50-90% off. You’ll find lots of amazing deals with the extra 20% off (sale on sale).

The promo code works on most local deal in Canada or U.S. (Ie. restaurants, things to do, spas, events & activities, heath & beauty, automotive, home, golf, etc…). Valid on 1 unit per transaction; max 3 uses per customer. Max $50 discount per deal. Must click through to be eligible. Must use mobile or desktop site.

Hurry, only a limited amount of people can use the code so take advantage of the offer while it lasts!

Click here to shop on Groupon.com now or to view all the latest local deals near you.