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Airbnb.ca: FREE $50 CAD Travel Credit!

Post Update: For a limited time, Airbnb has increased their sign-up bonus from $40 to Free $50 CAD Travel Credits! Now’s the time to sign-up for an Airbnb account if you haven’t yet.

Airbnb.ca is the best and cheapest way to rent unique, local accommodations on any budget, anywhere in the world.

Ever since I first heard about the Airbnb, it’s the first place I check whenever I need to book a room or a place to stay. It’s safe and you’ll find lots of amazing deals that’s much cheaper compared to a standard hotel room.

Airbnb offers a huge selection of vacation rentals, apartments, homes, rooms, cabins, castles, etc… for rent in 34,000 cities. I recommend checking out Airbnb if you need to rent a place or have something you would like to rent out.

For a limited time, click on any of the links in this blog post when you sign-up for an Airbnb account and you’ll get a FREE $50 CAD travel credit towards your first booking! Sign-up now while the offer lasts.

Airbnb has over 60,000,000+ guests and 2,000,000+ listings worldwide in 190+ countries. This means you can find just about anything, anywhere. Seems like everyone I talk has rented something on Airbnb and highly recommends it. You can find some awesome deals if you search around.

Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone.

Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 34,000 cities and 190 countries. And with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetize their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions.

Click here to visit Airbnb.ca to get your free $50 travel credit or for more details about the website.

Breathe Right: FREE Sample Offer of Breathe Right Nasal Strip

Breathe Right is giving away a FREE sample of Breathe Right Nasal Strip if you fill out the online form on their website.

The nasal strips will open your nose and relive night-time nasal congestion, reduce snoring and improve air flow.

Breathe Right nasal strips are clinically proven to lift nasal passages and improve airflow. Try Breathe Right products and discover a drug-free solution that helps you breathe better, sleep better, and feel better.

Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of sample. Offer good in Canada only while supplies last.

Click here to get a FREE Sample of Breathe Right Nasal Strip.

Click here to visit Breathe Right’s website for more details about the product.

REMINDER: Introducing Ray Travels Free – Learn how to travel for free & win a flight contest

Reminder Update: I first blogged about this yesterday. It was a very popular post and I’ve got lots of positive feedback. A lot of people visited the site and joined the newsletter. Make sure you join too for a chance to win 25,000 points.

My travel hacking posts are consistently some of my most popular posts, so I thought I’d start a new website all about travel hacking.

I’m excited to tell you about the launch of my new website: RayTravelsFree.com – learn how to travel for free like me!

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!

Let’s get started!

Click here to visit RayTravelsFree.com.

Introducing RayTravelsFree.com – Learn how to travel for free & win a flight contest

My travel hacking posts are consistently some of my most popular posts, so I thought I’d start a new website all about travel hacking.

I’m excited to tell you about the launch of my new website: RayTravelsFree.com – learn how to travel for free like me!

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!

Let’s get started!

Click here to visit RayTravelsFree.com.

Energy Efficiency Alberta: Register Now for Residential NO-CHARGE Energy Savings Program

Here’s an awesome freebie!

Energy Efficiency Alberta (program by Government of Alberta) is a new provincial agency providing programs and services to help Albertans save money and energy.

The Residential NO-CHARGE Energy Savings Program offers direct, no-charge installation of energy efficient products along with qualifying products for FREE in Albertans’ houses, apartments and condos. Whether you own or rent your home, an Energy Efficiency Alberta installer will visit your home and conduct a walk-through to identify potential opportunities for energy-efficient upgrades at no charge. Most homes can be upgraded in about an hour. The program is expected to cost the Alberta Government $21.5 million.

Energy Efficiency Alberta’s trained installers will be in the field starting in April 2017. Sign-up now to be one of the first to have energy efficient product upgrades installed in your home free of charge. When they visit, the trained installers will—at no charge—install energy-savings products that will allow you to save money right away. These products—lightbulbs, faucet aerators, and smart thermostats—will help your home become more energy efficient.

Please share this with family, friends, and neighbours. They will be visiting the entire province over the course of 2017, but the more registrations in your area, the quicker they will visit!

How does it work?
Getting your no-charge, energy-efficient products is easy:

  1. Fill out the form to register.
  2. You’ll receive a call to schedule your installation, and a second call from the installer the day prior to their visit.
  3. An installer will visit your home, and conduct a walkthrough to identify potential opportunities for energy-efficient upgrades at no charge.
  4. The installer will upgrade your home to energy-efficient products, and show you how to use them. Most installations don’t take longer than an hour.
  5. You’ll save money and conserve energy—immediately. And the products are yours to keep at no charge!

What kinds of products are included?

  • LED lightbulbs
  • LED nightlights
  • Faucet aerators
  • Low-flow showerheads
  • Advanced power strips for audio-visual equipment
  • Smart thermostats

When will the program launch?
Installations will begin in early April 2017, but you can sign up now to be among the first people in your area to get energy-efficient products at no charge.

Why is it free?
It is free to Albertans who register for the program. It is not free in the sense that this program is funded from the revenues earned from the carbon tax (which we pay through other means). The program is expected to cost $21.5 million.

If you have any questions, visit www.efficiencyalberta.ca or contact them at [email protected] or 1-844-357-5604.

Click here to for details or to schedule a no-charge installation of energy savings products.

Toys R Us: FREE Family Events (Each Saturday in March)

Toys R Us is offering Free Family Events each Saturday in March!

Join your local Toys R Us store for free family events every Saturday in March 2017 – events include fun Make and Takes, product demos, giveaways and more! No purchase necessary.

IMPORTS DRAGON GIVEAWAY
SATURDAY, MARCH 4 FROM 11AM – 1PM
FREE giveaways from Imports Dragon! Choose from The Grossery Gang or Shopkins Season 7 mystery foil bags.


MEGA CONSTRUX HALO MAKE AND TAKE

SATURDAY, MARCH 11 FROM 11AM – 1PM
Build and take home a MEGA Construx HALO ship!


BEYBLADE BURST + PLAY DOH DEMO & CRAFTS

SATURDAY, MARCH 18 FROM 11AM – 1PM
Test your skills and challenge other participants at our Beyblade battle for the burst event! Kids can receive a Beyblade Burst certificate for participating and parents can enter our contest in-store for a chance to WIN cool Beyblade prize packs!

Also, kids can feel like junior chefs and create all kinds of delightful Play-Doh foods to take home. With Play-Doh Kitchen Creations, the best ingredient of all is imagination! Activity includes Play-Doh Kitchen Creations playsets to demo and an assortment of Play-Doh colours to play and create with.


BEAUTY AND THE BEAST EVENT MAKE AND TAKE

SATURDAY, MARCH 25 FROM 11AM – 1PM
Celebrate a timeless tale at Toys“R”Us. Build and take home a LEGO® Mini Cogsworth and create and take home a Play-Doh Rose!

All events are offered In-store only. While quantities last. Giveaways and make and takes are limit to one per child. Child must be present to participate. Events recommended for children ages 5 years and up. Parental supervision required at all times.


Find Your Store

Visit your local Toys“R”Us store to take part in the exciting promotions and activities your kids will love. Events may vary by location so be sure to contact your local store for details. Remember to check back weekly for new offers and events. Find store.

Click here to visit Toys R Us’ website for more details.

Click here to shop Toys R Us online.

Click here to find a Toys R Us Store near you.

McDonald’s: FREE McCafé Small Premium Roast Coffee (Feb 27 – Mar 5)

McDonald’s Canada popular Free Coffee promotion is back!

Enjoy a FREE small cup of McCafé Premium Roast brewed coffee at McDonald’s from February 27th to March 5, 2017!

There’s absolutely no charge and is available any-time of the day. The freebie is available at all participating McDonald’s restaurants in Canada. There’s a limit of one per customer, per visit. You can also upgrade to a medium for an $0.75 plus tax or a large for $1 plus tax.

Click here to visit McDonalds’ website for more details

Enjoy the freebie!

REMINDER: AMEX Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Credit Card – 20,000 Welcome Points = 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 postTRAVEL HACKING: American Express Gold Rewards Card – FREE 25,000 Points = FREE Flight to Anywhere in North America! 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 $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 $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 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 a bunch of points to bid and win a SPG Moments auction and got to go to the NHL All-Star Game in Nashville! 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!

TRAVEL HACKING: American Express Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Credit Card – 20,000 Welcome Points = 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 postTRAVEL HACKING: American Express Gold Rewards Card – FREE 25,000 Points = FREE Flight to Anywhere in North America! 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 $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 $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 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 a bunch of points to bid and win a SPG Moments auction and got to go to the NHL All-Star Game in Nashville! 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!