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The Verandah Resort & Spa in Antigua

Summer savings in Antigua

The buy: The Verandah Resort & Spa in Antigua is giving guests an air credit and savings this summer.

The savings: 30 per cent, plus air credits of $300 to $500. One child also stays free.

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The catch: You have to travel by Aug. 31 and stay three nights for the $300 air credit and seven nights for the $500 air credit.

Why it's worth it: Set along Antigua's northeast coastline and bordered by Devil's Bridge National Park, the all-inclusive resort offers free water activities such as kayaking, windsurfing, Hobbie Cat sailing and paddle boats as well as an 18-hole mini-golf course.

Book it: Visit or call 1-866-237-1795.Free air to the Arctic

The buy: Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic is offering free air on a selection of voyages.

The savings: $1,200 on a 15-day Fabled Lands of The North: Greenland, Baffin Island, Newfoundland and Labrador sailing.

The catch: You have to book by May 31.

Why it's worth it: Your charter flight from Ottawa to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland is free. Then you'll board the 148-passenger National Geographic Explorer for a voyage that visits the west coast of Greenland, Baffin Island, four stops on the coast of Labrador and the former Viking settlement at L'Anse Aux Meadows in Newfoundland as well as a stop at St. John's.

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Book it: Call 1-800-EXPEDITION, visit or call your travel agent.

Post-game deal

The buy: The Westin Harbour Castle is offering savings to those attending a game, concert or special event in Toronto.

The savings: Up to 30 per cent with rates starting at $139 a night.

The catch: You have to show a ticket for an event scheduled within 48 hours of checking in. Discounted stays must occur before Sept. 2.

Why it's worth it: The hotel overlooks Toronto Harbour and is close to the Air Canada Centre, Rogers Centre, BMO Field, the Molson Amphitheatre and the entertainment district.

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Book it: Call 1-866-716-8101 and mention the Events rate plan or visit

50 per cent more points and miles

The buy: Two CIBC Visa cards are offering extra points and miles for certain purchases.

The savings: 50 per cent more for shopping at gas stations, grocery and drug stores.

The catch: The bonus ends when total annual purchases hit $80,000.

Why it's worth it: You can also receive extra Aeroplan Miles by shopping at more than 150 partner brands using the CIBC Aerogold Visa Infinite Card and you can book on hundreds of different airlines with points from CIBC Aventura Visa Infinite Card with travel insurance included.

Book it: Visit, call 1-800-385-2582.

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