beVancouver – Up to $125 off a hotel night

beVancouver, a company of the Vancouver Hotel Destination Association, offers a popular promotion annually for a $50, $75, $100, or $125 AMEX Gift Card (which can actually be used to pay for the stay) on a hotel night at one of thirty-six downtown Vancouver hotels. This year, they’re also giving you a $50 AMEX Gift Card for each additional night on the same reservation. They enforce a three reservations maximum, that is, you can have as many nights as you wish, but you can’t have more than three bookings. The stay must occur by April 30, 2015. 

€20 off hotel/car rental, NO MINIMUM!

Many thanks to flyinghigh77 for posting this on Flyertalk

AMEX Travel Germany is offering a promo code, jetztamex, that discounts €20 off a hotel or car reservation, with no minimum price or stay requirements. Although we’ve seen plenty of better discounts on hotels, this sort of discount can be extremely lucrative for car rentals. If you booked a car for single-day reservations consecutively (say, for a week), using this code, you could save a bundle.

Sunday Reader Question: How can I save money on passport applications/renewals?

Our wonderful government has done a lot of good for Canadian travellers. They’ve increased passport application/renewal fees (who doesn’t love paying more for stuff?), reduced consular services (of course I love being independent in a crisis), and through their hostility to other states, created increased visa fees for Canadians. Even though I absolutely love the wonderful things that our wonderful government does for travellers, sometimes it’s nice to save some money.