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Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed:

Earn bonus points on Canada Marriott stays
Earn bonus points on Canada Marriott stays.

Earn up to 7,500 Bonus Marriott Reward Points for Canada Stays

You can earn 1,500 bonus Marriott Reward Points per night (with a maximum of 7,500 points per stay) at select Marriott properties in Canada. The offer includes stays in a deluxe room and is available seven days a week. You must book with the promo code MRP, which is valid on stays between December 15, 2014-March 15, 2015 (blackout dates may apply). The hotels listed below are participating in the promotion:

Earn AAdvantage miles with Bank Direct
Earn AAdvantage miles with Bank Direct.

Bank with BankDirect and Earn AAdvantage Miles

You can earn AAdvantage miles for banking with BankDirect for new FDIC-insured checking accounts, money market accounts & CDs. The amounts you can earn are as follows:

  • Earn 1,000 miles for each new Mileage Checking Account or Mileage Money Market Account opened.
  • Earn 10,000 miles for establishing full payroll direct deposit from your employer into a Mileage Checking Account.
  • Earn 5,000 miles for using BankDirect’s bill pay service.
  • Earn 5,000 miles for using your BankDirect Visa CheckCard.
  • Earn 1,000 miles for referring a friend when they open a Mileage Checking account.

Mileage offers are available on applicable accounts only, and some restrictions may apply, such as early withdrawal penalties. 
All customers are limited to two transaction accounts per household; one Mileage Checking Account and one Money Market Account. More details can be found here.

Earn bonus points for shopping on Southwest's shopping portal
Earn bonus points for shopping on the Southwest Airlines shopping portal.

Earn Bonus Southwest Rapid Rewards for Online Shopping

You can earn 300 bonus Southwest Rapid Rewards points for every $175 you spend through the Southwest Airlines Shopping Portal, up to 1,200 points. The amounts are as follows:

  • Spend $175, get 300 bonus points
  • Spend $350, get 600 bonus points
  • Spend $525, get 900 bonus points
  • Spend $700, get 1,200 bonus points

This promotion runs through November 23, 2014 at 11:59 p.m.ET. Returns, shipping, taxes, gift card purchases, and certain products are not eligible for bonus points.

Save 10% on Hyatt gift cards
Save 10% on Hyatt gift cards.

Save 10% on Hyatt Gift Cards

You can save 10% on Hyatt gift cards (only the physical, plastic ones, not the e-versions). As of now, there’s no expiration date for this offer, and you can get the discount on as many cards as you want. Keep in mind that there’s a $6 shipping fee added to the order of any physical card. The gift cards are valid for use at participating Hyatt hotels in the US, Canada, and Caribbean. Make sure to enter the promo code GPGIFT14, and you’ll see the new discounted total reflected in your cart.

Earn double points or elite nights for eligible Club Carlson stays
Earn double points or elite nights for eligible Club Carlson stays.

Club Carlson Offers Double Points or Elite Nights

Club Carlson has launched a promotion for double Gold Points or elite qualifying nights for stays until December 30, 2014. You can earn 20 additional Gold Points per $1 spent or one additional elite qualifying night for each night you stay. You must choose between points or stays when you register for the offer, and you can’t change your selection once you’ve made it. You must be a Club Carlson member to participate in the promotion.

Earn bonus Alitalia miles for Hilton stays in Europe, Africa and Asia
Earn bonus Alitalia miles for Hilton stays in Europe, Africa and Asia. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Earn up to 6,000 Bonus Alitalia Millemiglia Miles for Hilton Stays

You can earn  1,500 Millemiglia bonus miles every time you stay at a participating Hilton property in Europe, the Middle East, or Africa. The bonus is offered for the first four stays completed during the promotional period, for up to 6,000 total Millemiglia miles. In order to get your miles, follow the steps below:

    •  Register for this promotion
    •  Select Alitalia as your preferred travel partner in your HHonors profile
    •  Choose Points & Miles as your earning style option in your HHonors profile
    •  Book your stay directly through Hilton
    •  Complete a stay at one of these participating Hilton properties before January 31, 2015

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  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
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