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Thursday, September 17, 2020

September 17 Update: WestJet providing refunds for cancelled Europe flights, Air Canada provides complimentary COVID-19 insurance coverage & Hawaii set to reopen on October 15

 

WestJet continues to make some headway in regaining consumer confidence as they are now providing refunds for travellers who had flights booked to or from Europe between March 1 and October 31. Europe makes up a very small portion of WestJet's overall traffic and with strict policies in place from the EU on cancelled flights WestJet probably realized it is best to go this route. Prior to this WestJet was already providing refunds for U.S. and U.K. travel. Still noticeably absent however are the lack of refunds for flights within Canada (which make up the biggest part of the revenue pie for WestJet) as well as Latin America and Sun Destinations (another major revenue source). (Source: The Star)

Here's some recommended reading or listening for you about refunds with WestJet: My experience getting a refund from WestJet for cancelled U.S. flights and Rewards Canada Podcast Episode 70 - August 10, 2020 COVID-19 and the airline refund situation in Canada

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Air Canada has followed in the footsteps of WestJet and other airlines from around the globe in providing complimentary COVID-19 insurance coverage for international travellers. Just like we mentioned when WestJet starting offer it this insurance does not replace regular travel insurances as it is only specific to testing positive for COVID-19 while abroad. You 'll want to make sure that you test yourself before you travel (Within 15 days of depature) so that you have proof of being negative because if there is any proof of you showing any symptoms within 15 days of your departure and you test positive while being abroad you won't be covered. (Source Air Canada)

The Manulife COVID-19 Emergency Medical Certificate of Insurance (the "Plan") is available for new international, round-trip bookings made in Canada between September 17 and October 31, 2020, inclusive, for travel completed by April 12, 2021. If, when abroad, customers test positive for COVID-19, the Plan will provide eligible customers coverage that includes:

  • Up to CDN $200,000 per insured for COVID-19 treatment medical expenses.
  • Up to CDN $150 per person per day for quarantine costs (meals + accommodation); Up to CDN $300 per family per day up to a maximum of 14 days.
  • Up to CDN $500 for expenses related to return home if the advisory from the Canadian government goes from Level 3 to Level 4 while at destination.

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For those of you who are flying to and or from the U.S. this will be welcome and exciting news for you. American Express Centurion lounges will begin to reopen in October (PHL & SEA are first on 10/5) with the Centurion Lounge Commitment incorporating new health and safety practices including served food instead of buffet style. On top of that they have announced they will be expanding and enhancing the lounges at New York La Guardia and Las Vegas airports. (Source American Express)

  • The Centurion Lounge at LGA will double in size and relocate to a space post-security within the airport’s brand-new, state-of-the-art Terminal B. The new lounge will feature a family room, additional workspaces, private telephone rooms, and views of the New York City skyline.
  • The footprint of the first-ever Centurion Lounge, opened at LAS in 2013, will be expanded from nearly 9,000 square feet to over 13,400 square feet. The newly designed lounge will feature additional multi-purpose areas, new private telephone rooms, newly designed reception and workspace areas and more.

Recommended reading: Rewards Canada's Guide to Business Class Lounge Access

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In what may be welcome news to many of us Canucks, the Governor of Hawaii announced that the state is set to reopen on October 15. Travellers will have to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arriving to avoid the mandatory 14 day quarantine period. (Source: Hawaii Governor's Office)

Pre-travel testing enables travelers to avoid a mandatory 14-day quarantine if they are tested no earlier than 72 hours before their flight arrives with an FDA-approved nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT), performed using a nasal swab, and can show proof of negative test results from a CLIA certified laboratory. Travelers also will have their temperatures checked upon arrival and must fill out a travel and health form. Upon arrival in Hawai‘i, passengers unable to provide proof of an approved negative test will be required to go into quarantine for 14 days or until they can provide proof of negative test results.

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I have now added the Top 5 Cash Back Welcome offers to the Rewards Canada home page so that you can easily find the latest and greatest offers. Visit the page here.

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Finally this may not be of interest to most of you but just in case any potential clients are reading this I completed a small update to our Consulting page. I added in the latest conference I spoke at just before the pandemic hit and since September is Rewards Canada's anniversary I updated it to 19 years of tracking, researching and writing about loyalty programs and promotions. Also added in was 'Legal Advice' as that's another B2B industry we have had experience in. Check out our Conuslting Page here.

Airline Schedule Updates
A summary Canadian operations based on data from RoutesOnline and other sources. Remember that many of these route plans are subject to change and right now they are changing frequently!

Philippine Airlines has reduced service out of Toronto and Vancouver to 2 flights and 4 flights per week respectively until the end of November. (Source RoutesOnline)

Remember to visit and bookmark our COVID-19 resource page where we are keeping you up to date with all the latest airline, hotel, lounges and loyalty program news, policies, closures and more.

 

Posts since our last update:

Deals:

TAP Air Portugal has some great airfares to Europe right now. You can fly from Toronto to Paris for as little as $285 all in one way. Find out more here.

Earn $300 cash when you open a new Scotiabank Ultimate Package! Plus earn Scotia Rewards or SCENE Rewards points. Find out more here.

If you aren't using the Ampli Cash Back app yet you can get $5 when you download the app and join today with promo code AMPLI5 Find out more here

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SkipTheDishes - Sign up with this link to get $5 off your first order over $15. Find out more here

WealthSimple Trade:  Receive $5 when you deposit and trade at least $100 worth of stock with WealthSimple Trade. Find out more here (We will also receive $5 when you receive $5)

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From wineries to home decor stores we have another great update to confirmed multiplier locations for the American Express Cobalt Card


 

Another shout out to the Rewards Canada community for providing us even more merchants for our American Express Cobalt Card Confirmed Multiplier Locations feature. The list keeps growing every week and is a good way for you to check where you can earn the amazing 5x points per dollar on the Cobalt card but is also a good reference as to which places accept Amex in general. Even though this feature is for the Cobalt Card you can definitely extrapolate some of the merchants for the multipliers on the Platinum Card, Gold Rewards Card, Business Edge Card and Scotiabank Gold American Express card.

In this latest update we give props to FM and Christian for providing over a dozen new locations for the list.

FM has provided us with another good sized update for our Amex multipliers. Looks like they had some fun this past summer hitting up many wineries in BC! It is interesting to note how some of them show up as 5x multipliers but others are only 1x. All of the below locations that we list here are new to the feature:

5x points locations:

  • Poplar Grove Cheese
  • Mooded Merganser
  • Foxtrot Vineyards
  • Wesbert Winery
  • Sajiva Wellness
  • Roche Wines
  • The Black Antler
  • Naramata Inn
  • Hatching Post BBQ
  • BjornBar Bakery
  • TOCK
  • Singletree Wines
  • The Locavore

1x points locations:

  • Kidsbooks in the Village
  • Legends Haul
  • Ruby Blues Winery
  • Marichel Vineyard
  • Deep roots winery
  • Laughing stock winery
  • Tyler Harlton Wines
  • Lang Vineyards

Meanwhile Christian, who is also in BC, must have been doing some shopping for their home as they let us know about the following: (I assume they are all 1x)

  • Crate and Barrel
  • Muse & Merchant Home Collection
  • CB2

The feature itself is getting quite large in terms of the numbers of merchants listed on it and I simply present it as an alphabetical list for each multiplier so you may have to peruse it carefully to see if a specific merchant you are looking for is on the list. Since it is getting so big I am reaching out to our community again as I would love to hear your feedback as to how the information on this page can be presented. If you have any ideas on how to make it better please let me know in the comments below!

Click here to check out the American Express Cobalt Card Confirmed Multiplier Locations
 

 

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Update - Targeted offer: Amex, CIBC & TD Aeroplan co-brand credit cards will earn 10 Aeroplan Miles per dollar spent on aircanada.com along with a 15% discount


 

Late last night I posted about the 10 Aeroplan Miles per dollar spent offer for TD's Aeroplan co-brand credit cards for purchases made on aircanada.com. Turns out the offer is not just for TD's cards but is also good for American Express' and CIBC's Aeroplan co-brand credit cards. The extra miles offer is good for any purchases made by September 30 for targetted cardholders of the three banks.

They have a separate landing page on their site for each issuer with complete details of the offer:

Here's a recap of the post from last night modified to cover all the cards:

Here's a sweet offer for those of you who have an Aeroplan co-brand credit card and are lucky enough to be targetted for it! Keep an eye out for the email in your in-box to see if you are one of the lucky ones.  The offer which launches today (September 16th) offers select Aeroplan cardholders 10 Aeroplan Miles for every dollar spent at aircanada.com including Air Canada Vacations packages, car rentals, hotel bookings, and other third party partner products and services that can be purchased through aircanada.com. The extra miles offer is good for any purchases made by September 30 and is available to all Aeroplan co-brand credit card holders.

This is a huge bonus considering the normal earn rates for aircanada.com purchases range from as little a mile for $1.50 spent on the lower end versions of the cards to 1.5 miles per $1 spent higher end cards. That's an extra 9.33 miles per dollar spent for the lower cards and an extra 8.5 miles per dollar for the others. 


 

Think about how much you can earn here - way you are required to travel every week between Toronto and Vancouver for your job and are able to purchase business class. Those flights range from $2,500 to over $3,000 per round trip. Book just four weeks worth of flights for $10,000 to $12,000 by September 30 on one of these co-brand cards and you have just earned 100,000 to 120,000 Aeroplan Miles! That's a lot of freaking miles! Book even more flights and those miles will just keep pouring in!

On top of the extra miles there is a promo code that is part of this promotion that will knock 15% off the base fares for flights originating in Canada to all destinations where Air Canada flies. It can be applied to Air-Canada published Economy, Premium Economy and Business Class base fare flights with travel dates between September 16, 2020 and June 15, 2021 (inclusive) that are booked by September 30.  ­The promo code offer is valid on flights operated by Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge and Air Canada ExpressTM carriers and is also valid on certain codeshare flights only (includes Lufthansa Group, Swiss International Airlines Group, Austrian Airlines Group, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings)

We'd love to hear from you if you have been targetted for the offer and how many of you are going to move your Air Canada bookings to the next two weeks? Also curious as to how many of you who booked flights yesterday will be cancelling them within that 24 hour grace period and re-booking? I'd also love to hear how many flights you are planning to book and how many miles you'll earn thanks to this offer! Let us know in the comments section below

 

Top 5 Small Business Credit Card Sign Up offers for September - These cards provide the best value out of their welcome bonuses

 


Here are the Rewards Canada Top 5 Small Business Credit Card Sign Up offers for the month of September 2020!  This is not a 'best' credit card list like our Top Travel Rewards Credit Card rankings but instead a look at cards for small businesses that have very good acquisition (welcome/sign up) offers. As always when choosing a card you should always take other factors into account other than the just sign up bonus, but when some of these cards are first year free, they can and do pay off even when you grab them strictly for the sign up rewards. This month we see three first year free cards on the list!

Here are our top 5 small business credit card sign up offers for September:

Minimum value: $357
This card had its welcome bonus boosted last week to 50,000 points when you spend $5,000 on the card in the first three months. On top of that they are waiving the $120 annual fee in the first year which means you get the full value out of those 50,000 points which when redeemed via bmorewards.com for travel will net you just over $357. This is the highest welcome bonus value out of all small business cards in Canada.

Minimum value: $350
This card awards 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy points which are awarded after spending $1,500 on the card in three months. Those points are worth at least $500 in our minds which means after subtracting the annual fee you are coming out ahead by $350. In reality you can pull even more value out of the card (into four figures) as we outlined in our post A look at how The Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card provides huge value!  Don't forget you get an annual free night with the card as well on the card anniversary date! 


Minimum value: $330
Like the other BMO Business card on this list, this card comes with a first year annual fee waiver which means the 3,000 AIR MILES welcome bonus comes at no extra cost. You'll receive 1,000 bonus miles on your first purchase and 2,000 more miles if you spend $5,000 on the card in the first three months of having the card. We value AIR MILES Reward Miles at no less than 11 cents each when you redeem for travel so that puts this welcome bonus value at a minimum of $330.

If you went for all these cards you ultimately could end up with over $1,700 in travel credits but even if you only take on one or two you are helping your travel budget significantly at no cost other than regular credit card spend. We don't really recommend getting all five in one month unless you know you can meet the minimum spend for them all at once, rather you'd want to pick one or two right now, perhaps another next month and so on.

American Express is not responsible for maintaining or monitoring the accuracy of information on this website. For full details and current product information click the Apply now link.

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September 16 Update: Get unlimited Air Canada flights in Canada for $2,100+ per month, Canada-US border to remain closed until Oct 21, PC Optimum & Rexall beauty bonuses

 

Air Canada introduced a new flight pass today call the Infinite Flight Pass. This pass, which starts at $2,100 per month (taxes included), will only be on sale until September 23 and provides an unlimited number of flights within Canada for one fixed price throughout the duration of the pass along with no change or cancellation fees. Customers are eligible to accumulate Altitude Qualifying Miles and Travel can be booked up to one hour prior to the flight, with no blackout dates or booking restrictions on these passes. Learn more about this new pass here.

Sample pass pricing

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 Although not official yet the CBC is reporting that the Canada-US border will remain closed to non-essential travel until October 21. This is another 30 day extension to the closure however as Canadians we can fly into the U.S. as flights are not covered by this rule. (Source CBC)

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Hyatt Hotels have expanded their mandatory face covering requirement from just the U.S. and Canada to all their hotels worldwide. Find out more here.

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You can earn 20x PC Optimum points when you spend $75 or more online with Shoppers Drug Mart until tomorrow. Find out more here.

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 We see a bigger bonus from Rexall for their weekly Thursday beauty bonus. This week it 100,000 Be Well points when you spend $100 or more on cosmetics, skin care, hair care etc. No coupon is required. Those 100K points are worth $40 towards a future purchase. 


Airline Schedule Updates
A summary Canadian operations based on data from RoutesOnline and other sources. Remember that many of these route plans are subject to change and right now they are changing frequently!

Cathay Pacific is n to fly 2 flights per day out of Vancouver and 1 flight per day out of Toronto to Hong Kong for the late fall season from Oct 25 to Dec 31. (Source RoutesOnline)
 

Posts since our last update:

Deals:

TAP Air Portugal has some great airfares to Europe right now. You can fly from Toronto to Paris for as little as $285 all in one way. Find out more here.

Earn $300 cash when you open a new Scotiabank Ultimate Package! Plus earn Scotia Rewards or SCENE Rewards points. Find out more here.

If you aren't using the Ampli Cash Back app yet you can get $5 when you download the app and join today with promo code AMPLI5 Find out more here

Lauco: The Smallest&Powerful 100W USB-C Wireless Charging. 8-in-1/12-in-1 Hub | 100W USB-C Power Delivery | 4K@60Hz Dual HDMI | 10W Wireless Charger | USB 3.1 10Gbps| SD/TF Card | 1Gbps Ethernet Find out more here.

SkipTheDishes - Sign up with this link to get $5 off your first order over $15. Find out more here

WealthSimple Trade:  Receive $5 when you deposit and trade at least $100 worth of stock with WealthSimple Trade. Find out more here (We will also receive $5 when you receive $5)

Rewards Canada receives a small commission when you use any of the above offers. You don't have to chose to use our links but we thank you in advance if you do.


Canadian Bonus Offers

Air Canada Aeroplan
- Quadruple Aeroplan Miles when you convert Coast Hotels Coast Rewards points to Aeroplan miles. More... Unknown end date

World of Hyatt
- 500 Bonus World of Hyatt points per night for stays at the Hyatt Place Prince George. More... Sep 20 - Dec 30, 20

Other Bonus Offers

Aeroflot Bonus
- Triple Bonus Miles when you book hotels via Trip.com PointsPLUS. More... Book by Sep 30 for stays until Dec 31, 20

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- 2x Asia Miles for stays in Australia, China (Mainland, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan regions), Japan, Korea and New Zealand booked via booking.com. More... Book by Sep 30 for stays until Dec 31, 20

IHG Rewards Club
- Earn Double IHG Rewards Club points on every eligible stay you make at participating IHG Hotels Worldwide. More... Register and book now for stays Oct 1 – Dec 15, 20

World of Hyatt
- 500 Bonus World of Hyatt points per night for stays at the The Lost Stone Villas & Spa Tengchong City, Baoshan or the Hyatt Regency Shenzhen Yantian More... Until Dec 30, 20

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Great transfer bonus from Coast Rewards to Aeroplan - earn up to 300,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles!

The Coast Hotels Coast Rewards awesome transfer bonus to Aeroplan has returned! Last seen in October of 2016 (at least that's the last time we posted about it here on RC) the bonus provides 4x the Aeroplan miles for every Coast Rewards points converted. This means you can get anywhere from 2,000 to 300,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles when you convert those points. That's right, 300,000 bonus Aeroplan miles. This time around the offer is even better than the 2016 version as that time it was triple miles on all transfer levels and only quadruple on the highest redemption option. That's not the case this time as you'll get quadruple miles on all transfers!

These are transfer levels from Coast Rewards and the miles you'll get:
1,000 Coast Rewards Points = 4,000 Aeroplan Miles (1,000 base + 4,000 bonus)
1,500 Coast Rewards Points = 6,000 Aeroplan Miles (1,500 base + 4,500 bonus)
5,000 Coast Rewards Points = 20,000 Aeroplan Miles (5,000 base + 15,000 bonus)
10,000 Coast Rewards Points = 40,000 Aeroplan Miles (10,000 base + 30,000 bonus)
20,000 Coast Rewards Points = 80,000 Aeroplan Miles (20,000 base + 60,000 bonus)
50,000 Coast Rewards Points = 200,000 Aeroplan Miles (50,000 base + 150,000 bonus)
100,000 Coast Rewards Points = 400,000 Aeroplan Miles (100,000 base + 300,000 bonus)

 

I don't know how many of you out there have 100,000 Coast Rewards Points as there are only 35 hotels to earn points at with a 1 point to 1.5 point / dollar earn rate but I suspect there may be one or two of you who do have that many points and for you to get 400,000 Aeroplan Miles is pretty sweet. The website doesn't state an end date for the promotion but if 2016 is any indication this will only be around for a couple of weeks. Learn more about this promotion here.

While you're at it be sure to check out these other Aeroplan promotions:

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Targetted offer: Earn an amazing 10 Aeroplan Miles per dollar and save 15% when you use a TD Aeroplan credit card to book Air Canada flights

 

Here's a sweet offer for those of you who have an Aeroplan co-brand credit card issued by TD and are lucky enough to be targetted for it! Keep an eye out for the email in your in-box to see if you are one of the lucky ones.  The offer which launches today (September 16th) offers select TD Aeroplan cardholders 10 Aeroplan Miles for every dollar spent at aircanada.com including Air Canada Vacations packages, car rentals, hotel bookings, and other third party partner products and services that can be purchased through aircanada.com. The extra miles offer is good for any purchases made by September 30 and is available to targetted holders of the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite card, TD Aeroplan Platinum Visa card, TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Privilege card and TD Aeroplan Visa Business card.

This is a huge bonus considering the normal earn rates for aircanada.com purchases range from as little a mile for $1.50 spent on the Platinum version of the card to 1.5 miles per $1 spent for the remaining three cards. That's an extra 9.33 miles per dollar spent for the Platinum card and an extra 8.5 miles per dollar for the others. 

Think about how much you can earn here - way you are required to travel every week between Toronto and Vancouver for your job and are able to purchase business class. Those flights range from $2,500 to over $3,000 per round trip. Book just four weeks worth of flights for $10,000 to $12,000 by September 30 on one of these co-brand cards and you have just earned 100,000 to 120,000 Aeroplan Miles! That's a lot of freaking miles! Book even more flights and those miles will just keep pouring in!



On top of the extra miles there is a promo code that is part of this promotion that will knock 15% off the base fares for flights originating in Canada to all destinations where Air Canada flies. It can be applied to Air-Canada published Economy, Premium Economy and Business Class base fare flights with travel dates between September 16, 2020 and June 15, 2021 (inclusive) that are booked by September 30.  ­The promo code offer is valid on flights operated by Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge and Air Canada ExpressTM carriers and is also valid on certain codeshare flights only (includes Lufthansa Group, Swiss International Airlines Group, Austrian Airlines Group, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings)

We'd love to hear from you if you have been targetted for the offer and how many of you are going to move your Air Canada bookings to the next two weeks? Also curious as to how many of you who booked flights yesterday will be cancelling them within that 24 hour grace period and re-booking? I'd also love to hear how many flights you are planning to book and how many miles you'll earn thanks to this offer! Let us know in the comments section below

 Learn more about this offer here

 

IHG Rewards Club Fall Promotion: Double Points on all stays from October 1 to December 15

 


Over the past week or so we’ve learned of at least three hotel chain’s fall promotions and add in those that were already launched like Hilton’s and Marriott’s and there weren’t many of the majors left to reveal promotions for the fall except for IHG. Today that changed as details emerged of their next promotion that will offer double points on all stays from October 1 to December 15. Be sure to register for the offer right away even if you don’t have any stays planned. You don’t want to forget about it and then all of a sudden have a stay and miss out on those extra points.

Offer details:
Earn Double IHG Rewards Club points on every eligible stay you make at participating IHG Hotels Worldwide. Full details, online registration & booking. (Registration is required) Register and book now for stays Oct 1 – Dec 15, 20

Here’s the page you should see upon successful registration for this offer:


 

Check out these other IHG Rewards Club points offers as well:

 

Choice Hotels: Earn up to 8,000 bonus Privileges points when you complete 2 stays in Canada and Worldwide from September 21 to November 15

 


Choice Hotels fall promotion is here and you guessed it! It is the same offer we always see from them! They word the promotions differently in terms of get a free night or get a $50 gift card. In the end the promos are the same, they will award you enough bonus points after you complete 2 separate stays to have 8,000 points after those stays. In this case it is $50 Gift Card offer. What this means is that you can redeem for a $50 Gift Card for only 8,000 points until December 15 instead of the regular 16,000 points required for that same gift card. That being said, 8,000 points can get you a free night at select Choice Hotels which for the most part is a better redemption option however maybe you’ll never get to a location where 8,000 points will work for you so it could make sense to just use those points for a gift card.

Offer details:
Earn up to 8,000 Bonus Privileges Points after every two separate qualifying stays at participating Choice Hotels in Canada and Worldwide. Full details, online registration & booking (Registration is required) Sep 21 – Nov 15, 20

While you’re at it be sure to check out these Choice Privileges offers:

  • Earn 50,000 Choice Privileges Points plus a free night, plus a future free night, resort credit and more when you book a stay at Zoëtry® Wellness & Spa Resorts, and Secrets®, Breathless®, Dreams®, Now® and Sunscape® Resorts & Spas brands. Full details and online booking.
    For residents of the U.S. and Canada only
  • Elite Status Match – Choice Privileges will match the elite status you hold in another hotel loyalty program. Full details
    Restrictions
    For residents of the U.S., Canada and Europe only
  • Find our complete list of Choice Privileges bonus points offers here.

September 15 Update: 25 Bonus AIR MILES when shopping online for apparel, Wyndham extends 7,500 point bonus for 2 night stays & more!

 


You can earn 25 bonus AIR MILES Reward Miles when you shop online via airmilesshops.ca at select apparel retailers. The bonus will be awarded when you spend $75 or more in one single transaction at any of the retailers listed below. This offers runs from today to September 21. Find out more here.

Adidas, Aldo, All Saints, Altitude Sports, American Eagle, Anthropologie, Ardene, ASOS, Banana Republic, Bench, Bentley, Bloomingdale’s, Blue Nile Canada, Bluenotes, Boohoo, Call It Spring, Calvin Klein, Charles and Keith, Clarks, Clearly, Club Monaco, Coach, DC Shoes, Decathlon, Designer Shoe Warehouse, Deux Par Deux, East Dane, Eastern Mountain Sports, ECCO, Eddie Bauer, Ever New, Express, EyeBuyDirect, Famous Footwear, Footlocker, Forzieri, Fossil, Frank and Oak, Gap, Globo Shoes, Guess, Guess Factory, H&M, Hatley, Herschel Supply Company, Hunter, Influenceu, J.Crew, J.Crew Factory, Kate Spade, Keds, L.L Bean, La Canadienne, La Senza, Lacoste, Land’s End, Le Chateau, Lids, Little Burgundy, Mackage, Macy’s, Marciano, Matt & Nat, Michael Kors, Moschino, Mountain Hardwear, Naturalizer, NBA Store Canada, New Balance, NFL Shop, NHLShop.ca, Nike, Old Navy, Pandora, Parasuco, Penningtons, Peoples Jewellers, PRFO Sports, Persol, Puma, Quiksilver, Ray Ban, Reebok, Reiss, Reitmans, Rockport, Roots, Rosegal, Roxy, RW&CO, Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks off the Fifth, Saucony, SAXX, Shoe Warehouse, Shoes.com, Simons, SOIA & KYO, Sorel, Sperry, SSENSE, Steve Madden, Sunglass Hut, Suzy Shier, Swarovski, Ted Baker, The Children’s Place, The Shoe Company, The Last Hunt, Timex, Tommy Hilfiger, TOMS, UGG, Under Armour, Urban Planet, Volcom, Warby Parker, Well.ca, Zaful.

 


Wyndham Rewards
has extended their offer of 7,500 bonus points when you complete 2 consecutive nights at any of their hotels. Simply register and book by Sep 30 for stays until October 2 to earn the bonus. Find out more here.

Airline Schedule Updates
A summary Canadian operations based on data from RoutesOnline and other sources. Remember that many of these route plans are subject to change and right now they are changing frequently!

No route updates today

Remember to visit and bookmark our COVID-19 resource page where we are keeping you up to date with all the latest airline, hotel, lounges and loyalty program news, policies, closures and more.

 

Posts since our last update:

Deals:

Earn $300 cash when you open a new Scotiabank Ultimate Package! Plus earn Scotia Rewards or SCENE Rewards points. Find out more here.

If you aren't using the Ampli Cash Back app yet you can get $5 when you download the app and join today with promo code AMPLI5 Find out more here

Lauco: The Smallest&Powerful 100W USB-C Wireless Charging. 8-in-1/12-in-1 Hub | 100W USB-C Power Delivery | 4K@60Hz Dual HDMI | 10W Wireless Charger | USB 3.1 10Gbps| SD/TF Card | 1Gbps Ethernet Find out more here.

SkipTheDishes - Sign up with this link to get $5 off your first order over $15. Find out more here

WealthSimple Trade:  Receive $5 when you deposit and trade at least $100 worth of stock with WealthSimple Trade. Find out more here (We will also receive $5 when you receive $5)

Rewards Canada receives a small commission when you use any of the above offers. You don't have to chose to use our links but we thank you in advance if you do.


Canadian Bonus Offers

Choice Privileges
- Earn up to 8,000 Bonus Privileges Points after every two separate qualifying stays at participating Choice Hotels Worldwide. More... For residents of the U.S. and Canada only Sep 21 – No 15, 20
Marriott Bonvoy
- 25% Bonus Bonvoy Points when you convert American Express Membership Rewards points to Marriott Bonvoy points. More... Until Sep 30, 20

More Rewards
- 50x More Rewards when you book and pay cash, credit, or redeem your More Rewards points for stays at a participating Sandman Hotel Group Property (Sandman or Sandman Signature) through More Rewards Travel More... Book by Sep 30 for stays until Dec 31, 20 

World of Hyatt
- 500 Bonus World of Hyatt points per night for stays at the Hyatt Place Moncton / Downtown More... Sep 23 - Dec 30, 20
- 500 Bonus World of Hyatt points per night for stays at the Hyatt House Winnipeg-South/Outlet Collection More... Until Nov 29, 20 

Wyndham Rewards
- OFFER EXTENDED Earn 7,500 Bonus Wyndham Rewards Points when you complete two separate stays at participating Wyndham Rewards Hotels Worldwide. More... Register by Sep 30 for stays until Oct 2, 20

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Excellent Deal: 50x points when you book Sandman Hotels via More Rewards Travel


Western Canada's More Rewards is offering a pretty sweet deal for booking Sandman Hotel stays via their in-house travel agency aptly named More Rewards Travel. The offer provides 50x More Rewards points for bookings made by September 30 and completed by December 31. Bookings made via More Rewards Travel earn 1 point per $1 spent in their loyalty program which means you'd end up earning 50 More Rewards Points per dollar spent with this promotion.

Let's see how this is an excellent deal! We took a look at the Sandman Signature Edmonton South Hotel for a one night stay on October 16:

 

More Rewards Travel is showing $106 per night + taxes/fees for a total of $119.49. Here is the same hotel on Sandman's website:



Same price as More Rewards Travel and a check of Expedia, Trivago and so on all show the same. In the past More Rewards Travel has been known to sometimes charge more for hotel rooms compared to other booking sites but as we can see this is not the case here and that's why this is a good deal with the 50x points. This particular stay would earn 5,322 More Rewards Points ($106.44 x 50) and with More Points being worth 0.423 cents each (when you redeem them towards travel) you are earning $22.51 in rewards. Then on top of this you'd earn the points on whichever credit card you use to make the booking (I'd recommend the American Express Gold Rewards or Platinum Card with their 2x points earning on travel) Unfortunately (not sure if it really is...) you can't earn Sandman Hotel's Lucky13 rewards stamps on stays booked via More Rewards Travel.

Offer details:
50x More Rewards when you book and pay cash, credit, or redeem your More Rewards points for stays at a participating Sandman Hotel Group Property (Sandman or Sandman Signature) through More Rewards Travel Full details Book by Sep 30 for stays until Dec 31, 20