Friday, May 26, 2017

May 26 Update: New Nordstrom Rewards Visa from mbna, more lounge access for Amex Platinum cardholders and more!

News, Tips & Tricks
Nordstrom has a big enough presence now in Canada to offer a credit card for their Nordstrom Rewards program. With 5 stores open, one more coming and more than a dozen Nordstrom Rack stores planned the need for extra loyalty to their program is evident. The new Nordstrom Rewards Visa card with MBNA earns two points per dollar spent at Nordstrom and one point per dollar on all other purchases. With 2,000 points equaling $20 at Nordstrom you can see that you get 2% back for the Nordstrom purchases and 1% back everywhere else. You also get a bonus $20 Nordstrom Note when you make your first purchase on the card. We'll be adding this card to our comparison charts soon but from what you can see the card is pretty average unless you shop a lot at Nordstrom to get the 2% back with no annual fee. You can apply for the card here.

Lounge access via the Platinum Card from American Express just keeps getting better everyday! Now holders of the Platinum Card receive free entrance for themselves and up to 2 guests at any of the 3 Escape Airport lounges in the U.S.. These lounges can be found in Minneapolis, Hartford and Oakland. Find out more here.

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Canadian Bonus Offers
WestJet Rewards
- Earn up to 75 Bonus WestJet dollars when you book travel to Las Vegas. More... Book by Jun 25 for travel until Mar 31, 18

Other Bonus Offers

Le Club accorhotels
- 300 Bonus Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays at participating Accor hotels in Turkey. More... Book by Jun 28 for stays until Aug 31, 17

Starwood Preferred Guest
- SPG Status Challenge - eligible SPG members will have the opportunity to register for the SPG Gold or Platinum Status Challenge and complete a set number of stays within 3 months. More... Register by Dec 31, 17

Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus

- Earn up to Triple ROP Miles for stays at participating Accor Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Aug 31, 17

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
- 1,000 Bonus Flying Club Miles on your first hotel stay booked via Kaligo. More... Book by Jun 30, 17
- Earn Triple Flying Club Miles on Avis rentals Worldwide of 3 or more days. More... Book by Jun 30 for rentals Jul 1 - Dec 31, 17
- Triple Flying Club Miles for Hertz rentals of 2 or more days in the USA, UAE and United Kingdom. More... Until Jun 30, 17
- 10% Bonus Flying Club Miles when you convert Tesco Clubcard points into Flying Club miles for the first time. More... Until Jun 23, 17

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