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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Jun 3 Update: Scene Visa bonus doubled, Air Canada & WestJet update PED policies, up to 4x Aeroplan Miles for Shangri-La stays

Another full day here at Rewards Canada with Credit Card and Airline news plus lots of new bonus offers!

News, Tips & Tricks
In the world of non travel rewards, The SCENE® VISA card from Scotiabank has had its sign up bonus doubled to 4,000 points (4 free movies) for all accounts opened by October 31, 2014. Find out more here.

Much like the pages we have for some other brands of credit cards we have now made a dedicated page to sign up bonuses for mbna credit cards. You can view it here

In the department of odd redemption options comes this offer from JAL Mileage Bank. It is not for Canadian JAL MB members but it really intrigued me as I haven't seen a redemption like this before so I thought I would pass it along! Feel free to comment with other odd or weird redemption options you've seen before!


WestJet announced yesterday that all Personal Electronic Devices (PED) can be used during all phases of flights including taxi, take off and landing as long as they are in a non-transmitting or flight mode. (Source WestJet). Air Canada instituted the same policy last week on May 28th. This is perfect timing for both airlines as they are both in the process of or will shortly be introducing inflight Wi-fi.

Travel Deals
WestJet has launched a new Summer Seat sale with savings on fares for their flights in Canada and the U.S. You must book by June 4th for travel June 9-25 and July 6-23. Find out more here.


Bonus Offers

Air Canada Aeroplan
- Earn up to Quadruple Aeroplan Miles for stays at any Shangri-La hotels, Kerry hotels or Traders hotels Worldwide. More... Until Aug 31, 14
- 800 Bonus Aeroplan Miles on your first purchase of $99 or more with Shop.ca. More... Ongoing
- 30% Bonus Aeroplan Miles when you exchange points via Points.com from your other loyalty programs into Aeroplan Miles. More... Until Jun 30, 14

airberlin topbonus
- Triple topbonus Miles for stays at the ME Mallorca, ME Ibiza, ME London or ME Madrid. More... Book by Aug 31 for stays until Sep 15, 14

Avianca LifeMiles
- Triple LifeMiles on all Sixt rentalsof 5 or more days Worldwide. More... Until Aug 31, 14
- Earn up to 25% Bonus LifeMiles for each mile or point you transfer to LifeMiles, from any LifeMiles partner. More... Until Jun 30, 14

Emirates Skywards
- Triple Skywards Miles for stays at select Fairmont, Raffles and SwissĂ´tel hotels in the Middle East, South Africa and India. More... Until Sep 15, 14
- Earn up to Quadruple Skywards Miles on all Hertz rentals of four or more days Worldwide. More... Book by Aug 31 for rentals until Oct 31, 14

South African Airways Voyager
- Double Voyager Miles for stays at any participating Anantara Hotels Worldwide. More...   Until Aug 31, 14
- 5,000 Bonus Voyager Miles when you book a cruise with Cruises International. More...  Until Jun 30, 14

Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus
- Earn up to Triple RoyalRoyal Orchid Plus Miles for stays at participating Okura, Nikko and JAL City Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Aug 31, 14

Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- Double Miles&Smiles Miles on all Wyndham Rewards Hotels stays Worldwide starting with your 2nd stay. More... Until Sep 5, 14

Voila Hotel Rewards
- Double Elite Status credit when you spend 3 or more nights at any participating VOILĂ€ hotel worldwide. More... Until Aug 31, 14


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