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Thursday, April 2, 2020

April 2 Update: Earn bonus points with Dell via Amex Offers, Marriott Amex cards in Canada will not earn 30 nights elite credit & Hotels.com reward night and elite status extensions


There is a new Amex Offers offer for shopping online with Dell. The offer I received on my Platinum from American Express is Earn 1 bonus Membership Rewards point for every dollar in qualifying purchases using your registered Card. To check if you have the offer simply log in to your American Express account online or via the American Express app. You can find this offer and many others listed on our Guide to American Express Canada 'Amex Offers'

** Have you received an offer that we don't list on our Amex Offers page? Let us know in the comments section of this post or the guide and we'll add it!

If you follow any U.S. points and miles blogs you'll have seen most of them post about being able to now earn 30 nights of elite credit via Marriott Bonvoy American Express cards. Previously if you had both the personal and business versions of the card (both of which award 15 nights towards elite status) you would only be credited with the nights from one card. They have now changed that so that the 15 nights from both cards count giving you 30 nights elite credit if you have both cards. Our reader Ron J. asked if the same thing is applicable here in Canada. I reached out to American Express and unfortunately it isn't the case here in Canada. You will continue to only earn 15 nights even if you have both the personal and business versions of the Marriott Bonvoy American Express Cards.
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WestJet has confirmed they are booking flights with seat distancing in mind:

Moving forward, from now until May 4, 2020, the middle seat on our Boeing 737s and 787 aircraft and every other seat on our Bombardier Q400 will be unavailable to book. 

We’ve made this change to ensure our guests and crew can continue to fly safely and have more space to adhere to social distancing guidelines. 

Find out more about this on WestJet's blog
Image via WestJet
 

Although it isn't officially published, Hotels.com Rewards is extending free nights that are set to expire. You have to talk to an agent about it so you should expect long waits to get through if this is something you want to try. I recommend reading this post and related comments on Doctor of Credit

And speaking of Hotels.com - if you happen to hold Silver or Gold Elite status with the Hotels.com Rewards program that was set to expire between February and May they are extending the status until 2021. Find out more here.
Image via Hotels.com

 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.
Other resources on Rewards Canada to help you make the most of your points and miles right now:


Posts since our last update:

Deals:


Enterprise: Student Travel Assistance – Waiving young renter fees and reducing the minimum age to 18 for rentals through May 31, 2020. Find out more here

Missfresh: Simplify your life with 45% off your first 2 consecutive orders with code SIMPLIFY45. Find out more here.


Canadian Bonus Offers

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Other Bonus Offers


ALL Accor Live Limitless
- Triple Le Club AccorHotels Points when you rent with Hertz for 2 or more days Worldwide. More... Book by Apr 30 for rentals until May 31, 20

Finnair Plus
- Triple Plus Points for Sixt rentals of 3 or more days at participating locations Worldwide More... Until Apr 30, 20

Hyatt World of Hyatt
- 30% Bonus World of Hyatt Points when you buy 5,000 or more points. More... Register by Nov 16, 20

Marriott Bonvoy
- 3,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points, up to 30% off and an upgrade for stays at W Hotels in Amman, Doha or Muscat. More... Until May 22, 20



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