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Friday, April 24, 2020

April 24 Update: Platinum Card offer added to various Rewards Canada features, PC Optimum Bonus Redemption Event, NEXUS interviews postponed further


We have updated some features on the Rewards Canada site to reflect the latest limited time offer of double points and double redemption value for the Platinum Card from American Express. The following have been updated:
The Platinum Card is by far he number one card to have in Canada right now and we have confirmed with Amex that the double points double redemption is not only for existing cardmembers but also for new cardholders.


PC Optimum is offering their bonus redemption event for the next six days. This is where you can get more value out of your points when you redeem them at for shopping in store or online with Shoppers Drug Mart. You can get $65 off when you redeem 50,000 points (Reg. $50), $140 off for 100,000 points (Reg. $100) or $300 off for 200,000 points (Reg $200). This offer runs until April 29! Find out more here.
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If you were thinking of applying for NEXUS during this down time you'll have to wait to get it as the U.S. CBP who conducts the interviews for NEXUS and Global Entry have extended the closure of enrollment centres to June 1. (Source Doctor of Credit) 
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American Airlines has raised the amount you'll have to pay for your first checked bag on flights to Europe and Africa. The new rate is now an insane $75 each way on basic economy fares. (Source Award Wallet)
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Hotel occupancy rates in Canada remained below 15% for another week. According to HNN occupancy rates in Canada for the week of April 11 to 18 were 12.8%. Compare this to 77.7% for the same period last year. Once again Quebec was in the 6% range.



Airline Schedule Updates
This will now be a standard feature for the foreseeable future in our daily update posts as we summarize Canadian operations based on data from RoutesOnline

EVA Air is showing 3x weekly service between Toronto and Tapei for May as well as 3x weekly service from Vancouver starting on May 20 (Source RoutesOnline)

Turkish Airlines new Vancouver to Istanbul route has had its launch date further pushed back to July 16. (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.
Other resources on Rewards Canada to help you make the most of your points and miles right now:


Posts since our last update:

Deals:

Casper: Take 10% off a mattress with code GOODSNOOZ. Valid through 5/11.

Hello Fresh: save $65 in total, including free shipping on the first box! Find out more here.

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

Enjoy up to 25% off for stays at Radisson Hotels in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific. Find out more here Book by May 10 for stays June 10 – August 31, 20
 
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