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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

March 28 Update: Scotia Infinite Card added to comparison charts, Hilton Honors changes kick in April 2, Alaska partners with Aer Lingus


The Scotia Passport Visa Infinite Card has been added to Rewards Canada's Comparison Charts.You can now find the card on the following charts:

You'll notice we added in a lot more card details for the card on the chart - this is a new step for us on these 14 year old charts that need some revamping! Before lots of the benefits were listed as Yes or No but now we provide as much detail on items such as '4 hours' for flight delay, primary for 'CDW' coverage and more! Check it out and watch for the other cards on the charts to be updated with this greater detail!

The card has also been added to our No Foreign Transaction Fee Credit Card feature.


As we mentioned back in January, changes were coming the Hilton Honors program. We now know, thanks to an email from Hilton's PR team, Charles T. forwarding his email to us and us even getting the Honors email that the changes will kick in on April 2. I recommend reading our article about all the changes so that you know what's going but the main points are that Points+Miles is gone (so is Points+Points) however Gold and Diamond elite members will earn more for their stays now, elite nights will rollover for Gold and Diamond members and more as summarized here:
  • Easier Way to Earn Points: It’s now even easier to earn Points on hotel stays when booking direct! Elite tier bonuses will increase for Silver (20%), Gold (80%) and Diamond (100%) members.
  • Milestone Bonuses: Members will earn 10,000 Bonus Points on every 10th night, once reaching at least 40 nights in a calendar year. It’s not a limited time offer, no registration is required and there is no cap— the more members stay at Hilton, the more Points they earn.
  • Elite Rollover Nights: Every night counts now that Silver, Gold and Diamond members can roll over nights. For example, if you reach Silver after staying 10 nights, but end the calendar year with 30 nights, 20 will roll over – giving you a jump-start on Gold status in the next year.
  • Elite Status Gifting: Members can now gift Gold status to their favorite travel partner when they stay 60 or more nights in a calendar year (and that gift turns to Diamond if a member stays more than 100 nights in a year).

As if the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan program couldn't get any better but it just did, in particular for those living around Toronto and Vancouver. They announced a new partnership with Aer Lingus, Ireland's national airline. Soon you will be able to earn and redeem Mileage Plan miles for flights on Aer Lingus who just happen to fly to Toronto and now have announced flights to Seattle. (Source Alaska Airlines)  

Remember also that British Airways' Executive Club is a great option for the Toronto-Dublin flight!

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Travel Deals
Remember to visit Rewards Canada's Travel Booking site to book travel directly with many of your favourite airlines, hotels and more!

Canadian Bonus Offers
Marriott Rewards
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points for stays at the Courtyard by Marriott Cold Lake. More... Until Apr 30, 18

Other Bonus Offers
British Airways Executive Club
- 500 Bonus Avios, comp breakfast + $50 hotel credit for stays on the Suite Moments package at the Fairmont Hotels in the Americas. More... Book by Apr 30 for stays until Jun 30, 18

IHG Rewards Club
- IHG Rewards Club Accelerate (Corporate version): Double IHG Rewards Club Points when you book on your negotiated corporate rate for stays at IHG® Hotels and Resorts in Asia Pacific (excluding Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan), the Middle East, and Africa.  More... Until Apr 30, 18

Le Club AccorHotels
- Earn up to 500 Bonus Le Club AccorHotels Points for stays at Accor Hotels in Germany, Austria or Sweden. More... Book by Apr 8 for stays until May 31, 18

Marriott Rewards
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points for stays at the Courtyard by Marriott Cold Lake. More... Until Apr 30, 18
- 2,000 Bonus Rewards Points per stay at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront or the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel. More... Until Apr 30, 18
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points for stays at the AC Hotels By Marriott Oklahoma City. More...Until Apr 30, 18
- 1,000 Bonus Rewards Points for stays at the Moxy Seattle Downtown. More... Until Apr 30, 18

Miles & More
- Triple Miles & More Miles for stays of 2 or more nights at select Jumeirah Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Apr 30, 18

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