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Happy Boxing Day! [PROMOTIONS] RBC, Marriott, Petro-Canada (expired on January 6, 2014)

Yesterday we provided a few shopping tips, so you should be all prep-ed up for a good shopping day.

I am going to challenge all of you. Boxing Day can be the day where you regret making so many purchases that you later realize that you didn’t need. Instead, I hope that everyone will make purchases that they will feel good about for the next 6-12 months and because of the good feeling, you will come up with an even better strategy for next year.

Today, I will just recap a few excellent promotions that are expiring soon.

Until December 31, 2013, you can convert your RBC Rewards into British Airways Executive Club Avios points and receive a 50% bonus. RBC Rewards and Avios convert at a 1 to 1 ratio. You will need to convert a minimum of 10,000 RBC points, which will give you 15,000 Avios points. Do not forget that British Airways is also part of the Oneworld alliance , so you can use your rewards points on partnered airlines as well.

Marriott is offering an amazing promotion. This promotion is valid for new members who enroll in the Marriott Rewards program on or after November 4, 2013. If you stay twice at one of their hotels with 120 days after signing up for the rewards program, then you will receive a free night after your 2nd paid stay at any participating category 1-5 hotel. There does not seem to be an expiry on this promotion, so if you know you’ll be staying at a Marriott hotel soon, but do not have a membership rewards card, then this is a great promotion to take advantage of. Don’t forget about the Chase Marriott credit card as well.

Until January 6, 2014, you will get 10 extra days for purchasing a 90-day car wash season pass. This promotion applies when you purchase in-store, register or reload your card online. Petro-Canada is also give you a double dipping opportunity because you will 50% bonus Petro points on your purchase. If you were planning on buying a season pass anyway, this is a great time to do so.

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