Madonna, New York City, California, Tremblant, PK Subban & @Aeroplan!

Summer is almost here, and I am so excited to show this to you today!

Let me give you a little teaser first… Madonna, New York City, golf, Tremblant, California, Broadway, PK Subban.

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For all the readers who know I have been a¬†loyal¬†member of the¬†Aeroplan¬†program, accumulating¬†Aeroplan¬†Miles as I have spent dollars for almost¬†20 YEARS,¬†as well as their Brand Ambassador,¬†it gives me great pleasure¬†to share some¬†cool stuff with you…

If¬†you enjoy traveling and unbelievable life experiences, I’ve got some great news for Aeroplan Distinction members!

Aeroplan dExclusives for Distinction Members

Last summer, Aeroplan introduced the dExclusives benefit of ‘Distinction’ that rewards its top accumulating members based on total Aeroplan Miles earned across all partners including airline, travel, retail and financial card partners. ¬†Aeroplan Distinction members can bid, using their Aeroplan Miles, on a wide variety of one-of-a-kind rewards specially designed around their member’s interests!


The dExclusives rewards are offered exclusively online at via their auction site.

dExclusives offers everything from access to professional sporting events, tickets to sold out concerts and once-in-a-lifetime trips that are curated to offer some of the highest quality products and  some of the most in demand experiences from around the world!

How It Works

  1. Browse РDistinction members can check out all the rewards currently available for auction at the dExclusives auction site:
  2. Bid РPlace an entry or maximum bid on the site.
  3. Win¬†– If you’re the highest bidder when the auction closes, you win. ¬†Miles will be automatically debited from your account and you will be contacted by an Aeroplan dExclusives representative about the next steps.

Let me show you a few once in a lifetime experiences you can bid on NOW:



The Material Girl is performing in the “city that never sleeps” and you could be there to see her! Win this dExclusives auction and you and a guest could be on your way to see the legendary First Lady of Pop, Madonna, perform live in concert in NYC! This is one reward you definitely don’t want to miss out on.

By staying at the Westin New York City Times Square, with Times Square on your doorstep and Broadway just around the corner, you’ll be right in the middle of the action.

With over 300 million albums sold, and a career that spans more than thirty years, Madonna can put on a performance like no other artist. You can rest assured that Madonna’s¬†Rebel Heart¬†tour will be breathtaking, with dazzling sets and spectacular dancing.

The concert is being held at the Barclays Center in the trendy borough of Brooklyn, so be prepared to be surrounded by some of the hippest concertgoers around!

This dExclusives experience for two includes:

  • Two (2) round-trip Economy Class tickets to New York City from anywhere in Canada (all airline fees, taxes and fuel surcharges are included).
  • Three (3) nights’ accommodation at The Westin New York Times Square (Traditional room, 2 Double Beds).
  • Two (2) tickets (Section 8, Row 2, Seats 11 & 12) to the Madonna concert at the Barclays Center on September 19, 2015, at 8:00pm.

More information:


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Recharge your spirit and energy in the mountains! Be the winning bidder and you along with your guest will spend 3 nights enjoying all that Fairmont Tremblant and its surrounding area has to offer.

Embrace the view as you enjoy a weekend in the heart of an European-style village set at the foot of the famous Mont-Tremblant. You’ll enjoy a cozy yet elegant room that evokes the warmth of the local area. Once you’re settled in, you’ll be able to book any number of great amenities through the hotel, including everything from paddle boarding and hiking to panoramic gondola rides and an exciting Birds of Prey show.

With a diverse variety of lakes and trails, plus fine dining restaurant and boutique shops, Tremblant is the perfect location for a summer trip! Be sure to spend some time embracing the eternally camera-ready landscape of Mont-Tremblant. Stroll the festive streets of the picturesque pedestrian only village and take in your surroundings from one of the many outdoor terraces.

The International Blues Festival will also be in town during your stay and is absolutely worth exploring. The town will be welcoming musicians from all over the world for ten days of blues inspired performances. With over 100 performances, you’ll be sure to find a show or two to enjoy during your stay.

This dExclusives reward for two includes:

  • Three (3) nights’ hotel accommodation at¬†Fairmont Tremblant¬†in The Laurentians, Quebec (Fairmont Room, 2 double beds).

More information:

Please note this reward does not include flights.


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Get ready for the sights, sounds and amazing tastes of NYC! Home to some of the best restaurants in the world, the eclectic flavours and aromas that emanates from kitchens across the island continues to amaze even the most jaded gourmets.

Be the winning bidder and you, along with a guest, will be flown to NYC to experience three Michelin star awarded boutique restaurants.

You’ll stay at the Westin New York Times Square, located in the centre of Times Square where the heart of New York beats strongest: shows, shopping and cultural activities are all just steps away from each other! Soak up the energy of this fast-paced city, which has so much to offer at any time of day or night.

This weekend will feature dining at Michelin star rated restaurants – two different dinner experiences plus a fabulous brunch!

Get ready to savour some mouth-watering delights!

Restaurant details

Momofuku Ko Р2 Michelin Stars 
A wonderful 2.5 hours will be spent sampling your way through the set menu at one of the most exclusive restaurants in NYC. The menu changes almost daily utilizing fresh market fare mixed with delicacies interpreted from travels abroad. Savour the flavours paired with a selection of sake, wine and or beer.

Blanca Р2 Michelin Stars 
Feast your eyes on the culinary delights at Blanca! This meal will have to live in your memory as picture-taking is forbidden. Experience a gourmet delight of 20 courses while sipping the paired wines. With only a dozen seats, you will be one of the few to enjoy this experience. Meals are rarely duplicated in this laid-back setting, so enjoy!

Delaware and Hudson – 1 Michelin Star
Delaware and Hudson offers home-style favourites with a twist that will appeal to your tastebuds. The menu features farm-fresh carefully produced local and seasonal ingredients to craft good, wholesome food.

This dExclusives reward for two includes:

  • Two (2) round-trip Economy Class tickets to New York City from anywhere in Canada (all airline fees, taxes and fuel surcharges are included).
  • Three (3) nights’ accommodation at the Westin New York Times Square (Traditional Guest Room, 2 double beds).
  • Dinner for two (2) at 2 Michelin Stars Restaurant Momofuku Ko on Friday, July 10, with a 18-course menu that will be expertly paired with a selection of wine, sake and beer.
  • Dinner for two (2) at 2 Michelin Stars Restaurant Blanca on Saturday, July 11, with wine pairings. The chef will prepare a 20-course tasting menu.
  • Brunch for two (2) at 1 Michelin Star Restaurant Delaware and Hudson on Sunday, July 12, in Brooklyn ($120 gift card).

More information:

Please note exact dining times will be confirmed with the winning bidder nearer to the departure date.


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Spend your weekend golfing where the pros play! Perched above the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Torrey Pines is Southern California’s most iconic golf course. Be challenged by the Rees Jones-designed South Course with a par of 72, featuring the stunning La Jolla coastline as a backdrop!

Be the winning bidder and you, along with your guest, will be flown to San Diego where you will spend the weekend enjoying the atmosphere of La Jolla, one of the most picturesque resort towns in Southern California, while trying one of the most challenging and famous courses in the United States.

You’ll stay at the stunning The Lodge at Torrey Pines, adjacent to the 18th green of the Torrey Pines Golf Course. The Lodge features full-service spa and two restaurants to enjoy after golf.

Included in your reward is one round of golf for two at the South Course of Torrey Pines. For your best opportunity to play as the pros do, traditional caddie service benefits will be included. At this exclusive course, over 70% of tee times are reserved for San Diego residents who must enter by lottery. You’ll be one of the lucky few that will have pre-booked tee times!

This dExclusives Reward for two includes:

  • Two (2) round-trip Economy Class tickets to San Diego from anywhere in Canada (all airline fees, taxes and fuel surcharges are included).
  • Two (2) nights’ accommodation at The Lodge at Torrey Pines(Signature Room, 2 Queen beds). The Lodge provides complimentary chauffeured car service within an 8-km radius of the resort from 7:00am to 11:00pm.
  • One (1) 18-hole round of golf for two (2) people on July 25, 2015 at 10:00am on the
    South Course.
  • One (1) walking caddie per person for two (2) people.

More information:


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New York Рthe city that never sleeps! Soak up the energy of this fast-paced city which has so much to offer at any time of day or night. Be the winning bidder and you, along with your guest, will experience the best that Manhattan has to offer: the whimsical Broadway musical Finding Neverland starring Matthew Morrison and Kelsey Grammer, then exploring Chinatown with your own personal expert foodie guide!

You will be flown to New York City where you will spend the weekend experiencing the city’s cultural and culinary delights.

You’ll stay at the Westin Hotel, located in the heart of Times Square where the heart of New York beats strongest: shows, shopping and fine dining are all just moments away from each other!

This weekend experience includes some of the best seats to one of Broadway’s most acclaimed new shows,¬†Finding Neverland. This Musical is the story of how Peter became Pan and is based on the Award winning film of the same name. Matthew Morrison, from “Glee”, stars in the leading role as Peter Pan creator Barrie while Kelsey Grammer plays the fearsome Captain Hook. This show is truly a celebration of imagination!

For a different side of Manhattan, you’ll discover Chinatown during a private walking tour with specialty samplings. You’ll be treated to tastings at 3 top Chinatown restaurants to try delicacies such as dim sum and Peking duck. You will also indulge your sweet tooth at some local Chinese bakeries, perhaps a taste of
dan tat, an egg tart with a crunchy outside and a soft, hot custard middle. Let the authentic Chinese cuisine enliven your senses with new flavours and aromas!

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see one of Broadway’s most notable musicals and to be immersed in New York’s Chinatown!

This dExclusives Reward for two includes:

  • Two (2) round-trip Economy Class tickets to New York City from anywhere in Canada (all airline fees, taxes and fuel surcharges are included).
  • Three (3) nights’ accommodation at the Westin New York Times Square Hotel (Traditional Guest Room, 2 double beds).
  • Orchestra section tickets for two (2) for an evening performance of¬†Finding Neverland¬†on Friday July 17 at 8:00pm at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.
  • 2.5 hour private walking and sampling tour of Chinatown for two (2) on July 18 at 10:30am.

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Redeem now for this dExclusives reward and you, along with a guest, will enjoy a very exclusive performance and intimate night with The Tenors on the beautiful Thompson Hotel rooftop in downtown Toronto.

With over one million albums sold worldwide, The Tenors have become one of Canada’s most successful artists and one of the most popular live draws, having performed on Oprah and with Paul McCartney and Celine Dion. With their latest album,¬†Under One Sky, the multi-platinum JUNO-Award winning vocal band share a new and enriched side to their artistry.

You will enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks with less than 250 other guests in an up close and intimate setting, while The Tenors perform new songs from their album¬†Under One Sky! You’ll be one of the first to hear The Tenors perform their new songs live, plus you’ll enjoy the city skyline and get to mingle with the band before they kick off their 70-city North American tour in September.

Get ready to hear The Tenors like you’ve never heard them before live on the rooftop of the beautiful Thompson Hotel!

This dExclusives reward for two includes:

  • Two (2) tickets to the “Under One Sky with The Tenors” exclusive event, including a 45 minutes private performance by The Tenors, on the Thompson Hotel rooftop, on July 23, 2015, from 7:00pm to 10:00pm.
  • Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks (3 alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages per person).

More information:

Please note all attendees must be 19 years old and older.

There will not be any tickets for this event and access will be managed by guest list. Attendee’s names must be confirmed by July 16, 2015.


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Score big with this reward! Be the winning bidder and you’ll receive not 1 but 5 Montreal Canadiens pucks autographed by some of the top players in the NHL!

This dExclusives auction includes pucks signed by perennial Hart, Vezna and Norris trophy candidates: Carey Price and P.K. Subban. Plus, Max Pacioretty who is primed to become one of the league’s most dominant goal scorers; Sergei Gonchar who has had a stellar career that has allowed him to play for six different teams and David Desharnais whose play has earned him a top role with the Habs.

The Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation is determined to provide a better and healthier future for children in need. Since its inception in August 2000, the Foundation has donated close to $17 million to 560 charitable endeavors throughout the province of Quebec working for the well-being of underprivileged children.

This one-of-a-kind collection is one you won’t want to miss!

This dExclusives reward includes:

  • Five (5) Montreal Canadiens pucks autographed by Sergei Gonchar, David Desharnais, Max Pacioretty, Carey Price And P.K. Subban.

More information:

100% of proceeds from this redemption will go to the¬†Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation.


PLUS, many more rewards to bid on at

And finally, if you’re scrounging around for some great last minute Father’s Day gift ideas, look no further¬†(and you can use your Aeroplan Miles!).


This is very exciting! I’d love to know what you would love to bid on, and what else you would like to see included in the bidding list!!¬†


Disclosure: I’m proud to be a paid Aeroplan Brand Ambassador. All opinions are my own.