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Amazing new welcome offer for the HSBC World Elite Mastercard - Up to 100,000 points with first year free! (Quebec gets 130,000 points with fee)

HSBC has just come out with their biggest and best offer yet for the HSBC World Elite Mastercard and in fact the bonus for Quebec resident...

Friday, September 25, 2020

RBC British Airways Visa Infinite Card limited time bonus of extra Avios on purchases and lowered spend requirement for the companion voucher

 


Knowing that travel is curtailed RBC has revealed two new limited time offers/adjustments for those that hold their RBC British Airways Visa Infinite Card. Those are a boost to the earn rate on the card and a lowering of the spend requirement to earn the annual companion voucher.

Extra Avios
All purchases made on the RBC British Airways Visa Infinite Card until November 30 will earn 50% more Avios. That means all purchases outside of those made with British Airways will earn 1.5 Avios per dollar spent and if you do buy flights on British Airways you'll earn 3 Avios per dollar instead of 2.

 Recommended reading: The Ultimate Flight Companion Pass Credit Card portfolio

Lowered spend requirement for the Companion Voucher
Normally you have to spend $30,000 per year on the card to receive the Companion Award eVoucher but they have lowered that to $25,000 until December 30. Now if you have already earned the voucher for this year they are offering the following:

Already earned a Companion Award eVoucher? We have some great news, you can use your Companion Award eVoucher with any British Airways fare, combining Avios and cash. You can travel with your loved ones on any fare, flight originating in and returning to Canada, in any cabin and at any time.

To redeem, please call our call centre on 1-800-452-1201. Bookings can only be made via this dedicated number to qualify for this limited time offer. Bookings made on ba.com, through a travel agent, or at the airport will not qualify.

These offers were a little unexpected but definitely welcome news for those of you who have the RBC British Airways Visa Infinite Card! Always good to see offers like this come about - we've seen on many different cards in Canada but primarily popular cards and not so much on niche cards like this one.

Learn more about these RBC British Airways Visa Infinite Card offers here.

British Airways Executive Club Avios earning tip!
Right now one of the best welcome offers for earning British Airways Executive Club Avios is actually with the HSBC World Elite Mastercard. It is offering 100,000 bonus points and no annual fee in the first year when you spend $5,000 on the card in the first six months. Those points plus your spend will equate to no less than 46,000 Avios!

September 25 Update: More details on Amex Offers Amazon Prime deal, Hotels.com Stamps & Rewards extension details, 25,000 bonus Be Well points at Rexall this weekend

 

UPDATE: Thanks to Ben for pointing out my vagueness in the below update. On Monday when I first posted about the Amazon Prime offer I posed this as I questioned whether existing Prime members could avail of the offer as well:

"what about existing members who can renew in that time and I don't know the answer yet. I'll reach out to American Express to find out but if I don't hear back I'll be able to report if it works as my Amazon Prime membership renews on October 26"

Basically I wanted to see if the offer would only work for new Amazon Prime Members or if existing members could also earn the $20 credit. The way Amex explained it to me is that it would work for both new and existing members however for existing members you need to pay for the membership with a card that has never been used to pay an Amazon Prime membership before. So in my case as mentioned below my Platinum Card was targeted for this offer and I did register for it before it was closed due to reaching 5,000 members. My Platinum card has never been used to pay the for an Amazon Membership so it should qualify to receive the $20 credit. However if you received the offer on an Amex card that you have previously used to pay for a Prime membership you won't receive the $20 (technically speaking you probably shouldn't have been targeted for the offer in the first place). Hope this makes sense!

I reached out to American Express about the Amex Offers for Amazon Prime (the 5K limit has been reached) and they explained to me that the offer is for customers who have not purchased an Amazon Prime membership previously on their Amex Card. So if you have an existing account that you have never charged to your Amex card or have another card in your wallet you should be able to get the offer. In our house I'll be moving our Amazon Prime account to my Platinum Card as it hasn't been used for our Amazon memberships just yet. 

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Also on the Amex front - I also asked them about any possible extension on the increased offer for Use Points for Purchases of 1,000 points to $10. The reason why is that the same offer in the UK just received a one month extension but unfortunately that will not be the case here in Canada as the offer will still end as originally intended on September 30. As of October 1st you can anticipate 1,000 points to equal $7 for non-travel purchases.

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Hotels.com
has provided an additional update for their Hotels.com Rewards programs. The last time we did an update there didn't provide any published details of extensions of stamps and reward nights. They do have it published now that if you have stamps or reward nights expiring from Apr 1, 2020 to Mar 31, 2021, they’ll extend the expiry date until the end of March 2021. They do state that your account will still display the original expiry date for now. Find out more here.

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Rexall
is offering 25,000 bonus points when you spend $40 or more on most anything in their stores this weekend. Those points are worth $10. 

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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!

Central Mountain Air resumed three more routes this month from Edmonton to High Level and Prince George as well as Prince George to Fort Nelson. (Source RoutesOnline)

Central Mountain will also be resuming service between Vancouver and Castlegar as of October 1. (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:

Qatar Airways Autumn Seat Sale - Fly from Montreal or Toronto to the Middle East, Asia and Africa for as little as C$785. Book by Oct 1. Find out more here.

Fairmont Le Château Montebello 90th Anniversary Package - Stay for as a little as C$90 per night per person. 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

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
- Triple Aeroplan Miles on all Coast Hotels stays in Canada and the U.S. More... Book now for stays Oct 1 - Nov 30, 20

Emirates Skywards
- Double Elite Tier Miles when you fly on any Emirates or flydubai flight including Toronto flights. More... Book by Dec 10 for travel until Mar 31, 21

Other Bonus Offers

Finnair Plus
- Double Plus Points & Double Elite Tier Points when you book any new Finnair flight. More... Book by Oct 7 for travel until Dec 20, 20

IHG Rewards Club
- 75% Bonus IHG Rewards Club points when you buy 3,000 or more points. More... Until Oct 11, 20

SAS EuroBonus
- Double EuroBonus Points on all eligible SAS flights worldwide. More... Book by Oct 21 for travel until May 31, 21

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
- Double Virgin Points on all Virgin Atlantic flights that are booked on virginatlantic.com, virginholidays.co.uk or via their contact centre. More... Book by Oct 1, 20




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Podcast Episode 71 - The Fall Outlook Episode

 

Episode 71 - September 25, 2020
The Fall Outlook Episode

In this episode we take a look at what's going to happen in the points and miles world for the fall. From travel & cash back credit cards to hotel stay bonuses and airline flight bonses - we discuss what you can anticipate happening in the Canadian loyalty space over the next three months.

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Earn Triple Aeroplan Miles for stays at Coast Hotels in October and November

 

Coast Hotels and Aeroplan have teamed up once again to offer triple Aeroplan miles for stays this fall. Last seen this past spring the bonus is perfect for many Western Canadians who are staying closer to home for their fall travels. If you happen to be traveling in Alberta or B.C. this is an offer to keep in mind for your stays. 

The base earn rate for Coast Hotels is 250 to 500 miles depending on the hotel so with this offer you'll end up earning 750 to 1,500 miles. As it is a flat rate earn the bonus is best for one night stays. Those longer stays may be a toss up as to whether to credit to Aeroplan or to Coast Rewards. The reason why is that on occasion Coast Hotels has transfer bonuses to Aeroplan. In fact one is going on right now which is offering 4x the miles when you convert Coast Rewards points to Aeroplan. Now this transfer bonus is pretty infrequent and in fact I feel like it will end prior to this Triple Miles offer kicking in and who knows when it will come back again as it has been a couple of years since we saw this big of bonus. Then you have to do the math - if you don't hold elite status with Coast Hotels you earn 1 Coast Rewards Point per dollar spent. So if you have $100 night stay for three nights you'll earn 300 points which with the current transfer bonus is 1,200 miles. Depending on the hotel that's less than the 1,500 miles you can earn with the Triple Miles bonus. Again it comes down to doing the math and also asking yourself how quickly do you want those Aeroplan Miles - with the triple miles on a stay you'll get them in a few weeks, with Coast Rewards points and waiting to convert with a bonus it could be months or years. In my mind I'd go with the Triple Miles on each stay.

Offer details
Triple Aeroplan Miles on all Coast Hotels stays in Canada and the U.S. Full details & online booking. Book now for stays Oct 1 - Nov 30, 20
Be sure to set your Coast Rewards earning preference to Aeroplan Miles to earn the miles

Be sure to also check out these other Aeroplan bonus offers:

New increased welcome bonus of 50,000 points for the Business Platinum Card® from American Express

 

It appears that American Express Canada is raring to get back in the game for acquiring new customers for their card products. After nearly half a year of moving marketing dollars away from customer acquisition to existing customer engagement due to the pandemic we have now seen two increased welcome bonus offers be released this month from Amex. At the start of the month it was the new 10% cash back welcome offer for the SimplyCash Preferred American Express card and today we see an increase to the welcome bonus for the Business Platinum Card® from American Express.

The Business Platinum Card® from American Express gets a 15,000 point bonus for its welcome offer from the previous 35,000 points to 50,000 points. This bonus is awarded when you charge $7,000 in purchases to your Card in your first three months of Cardmembership.

The card earns a nice flat 1.25 Membership Rewards points per dollar spend on all eligible purchases and comes with many of the same benefits found on the personal Platinum Card such as the airline lounge program (Priority Pass, Centurion Lounges etc.), Fine Hotels & Resorts, special privileges at Toronto Pearson Airport and more. The main differences between the two cards are the earn rates and the personal card also gets the various hotel and car rental elite status offers.

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

On the reward side as this card earns points into Membership Rewards it enjoys all the same redemption options you would find on the personal Platinum and Gold Rewards cards. From Amex's Fixed Points Travel program to Use Points for Purchases to converting points to Aeroplan, British Airways, Marriott and several other loyalty programs you'll find them all on the Business Platinum Card. 

Recommended Reading: Membership Rewards Use Points for Purchases explained / A closer look at the Membership Rewards Fixed Points Travel program

Learn more about the Business Platinum Card from American Express here.

Referral Offer:
Just like in pre-pandemic times we see the referral bonus for the Business Platinum Card from American Express boosted to an amazing 75,000 Membership Rewards points when you spend $7,000 on the card within three months of being approved for the card. If you have friends or family with the card or the  they can refer you to it and they'll earn 20,000 points for that referral while you get to earn the 75,000 points.



Wednesday, September 23, 2020

September 23 Update: Spend $350 at William Ashley get $50 with Amex Offers, weekly beauty bonuses from Rexall & Shoppers plus WestJet adds Dreamliner to Vancouver-Toronto route

 


Earlier in the week I brought you the details of the new Amex Offers offer for Amazon Prime (looks like it met the 5,000 member limit quickly) but I forgot to mention on that same day that an offer for William Ashley returned. The offer provides a $50 statement credit when you spend at least $350 in qualifying purchases at participating William Ashley location(s) or at www.williamashley.com. I received this on my Platinum Card. You can find this offer and many more in our Guide to American Express Canada 'Amex Offers'

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Here are your weekly beauty bonus offers from Rexall and Shoppers:

 


Rexall
is offering 30,000 Be Well Points when you spend $60 or more on Thursday September 24. Learn more here. Those 30K points are worth $12 and I know I said this early on in the year but I have to say it again? Why Rexall? Why? Why did you have to make a confusing redemption schedule in your program?? I mean, I know exactly why - they didn't want to be exactly like PC Optimum plus many loyalty programs know consumers don't look at both ends of the equation (ie the earn and the burn, see my article link below) they only look at one and think ooooo 30,000 points that must be a lot points but such is not the case. And then to think Rexall has to add in "= $12 back in points" in their advertising - this is because most programs go with the easy to understand multiples of 10 rule - you know thinking 30,000 points may equal $30 but it doesn't and Rexall is probably hoping the consumer doesn't see that. It reality by having a convoluted earn-burn ratio for a shopping program you are just creating confusion for the consumer and making extra work for the marketers...

Recommend reading: Remember people it's all about the EARN and the BURN

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Shoppers on the other hand is offering 40,000 points when you spend $125 or more online today and tomorrow. Those points are worth $40 (there's that simple multiple of 10 but I'm still not a huge fan here that both companies have to use such big numbers as persuasion but I digress). Learn more about this offer here.

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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!

Heads up for those looking for lie flat business class seats between Vancouver and Toronto. WestJet will be flying a Boeing 787 Dreamliner five times per week on the route during October as follows:
WS711 YYZ1715 – 1855YVR 789 x26
WS706 YVR0900 – 1610YYZ 789 x26
(Source RoutesOnline)

 

Posts since our last update:

Deals:

Fairmont Le Château Montebello 90th Anniversary Package - Stay for as a little as C$90 per night per person. 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

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Other Bonus Offers

Aegean Miles+Bonus
- Double Miles+Bonus Miles and Double Tier Miles on all Aegean & Olympic flights. More... Book by Oct 14 for travel until Sep 30, 21

Marriott Bonvoy
- Double Bonvoy points for stays at The Tokyo EDITION, Toranomon. More... Unknown end date

TAP Air Portugal
- 10,000 Bonus Miles&Go Miles to Club TAP Miles&Go members who purchase Star Alliance’ and other partner air companies MilesOnly one way tickets. More... Book by Oct 13, 20 for travel until Mar 31, 21



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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

A reminder to get on the waitlist for the new American Express® Aeroplan®* Cards to score extra Aeroplan points

This post was sponsored by Amex Bank of Canada. The views and opinions expressed in this blog, however, are my own. American Express is not responsible for maintaining or monitoring the accuracy of information on this website.

Back on August 26 we brought you the details of the new suite of American Express Aeroplan Cards and we wanted to remind you of the waitlist offer they have for their new cards. In case you missed our original post or just skimmed over it you may have missed the news that you can earn an extra bonus on top of the welcome bonus that will be offered on the cards by joining their waitlist. The Waitlist Offer is simple - you provide your email address and then you will be sent a special code once the cards are available.  The offer you'll receive will be as follows (remember this is over and above whatever the new welcome bonus will be)

The Waitlist Offer is valid for eligible applications received by American Express by December 31, 2020 through the link and RSVP code provided in the waitlist email that you will receive once you sign up.
  • To qualify for a waitlist bonus of 10,000 Aeroplan points, prospect must apply and be approved for the American Express®  Aeroplan® * Reserve Card or the American Express®  Aeroplan® * Business Reserve Card
  • To qualify for a waitlist bonus of 5,000 Aeroplan points, prospect must apply and be approved for the American Express®  Aeroplan® * Card
Amex's Email sign up page
 

On top of this, if you currently hold an American Express® AeroplanPlus®* Platinum or American Express® AeroplanPlus®* Reserve Card, your Card will be changing to the NEW American Express® Aeroplan®* Reserve Card and you will receive an exclusive offer in the first year which includes 1,000 Bonus Aeroplan points for every $1,000 in purchases, up to 10,000 points, 2X the points on eligible grocery purchases, up to $5,000, and a $100 credit towards the annual fee for the Card.

Here's a quick review of the details of the two new American Express Aeroplan consumer cards:


 The NEW American Express® Aeroplan®* Reserve Card, made from precision-cut and engraved 13 g metal, will offer the following:

  • Earn 3x the points on eligible purchases made directly with Air Canada® * and Air Canada Vacations®*, Earn 2x the points on eligible Dining and Food Delivery purchases in Canada, Earn 1x the points on everything else
  • Exclusive Benefits at Toronto Pearson International Airport: Expedited security lane, complimentary valet, save on parking, save on car care
  • Priority Airport services such as Air Canada Priority Check-In, Priority Boarding, and Priority Baggage Handling and more
  • Enjoy complimentary access to Maple Leaf LoungesTM* and Air Canada Cafes in North America for you and a guest
  • Earn 1,000 Status Qualifying Miles and 1 Status Qualifying Segment for every $5,000 in eligible net purchases charged to your Card. You can also rollover unused Status Qualifying Miles to qualify for Air Canada status the following year
  • Receive one Annual Worldwide Companion Pass when you spend $25,000 in net purchases prior to your Card anniversary date. Your Pass entitles you to buy an accompanying Air Canada economy class ticket for a companion at a fixed base fare from $99 to a maximum of $599 CAD (plus taxes, fees, charges, and surcharges)
  • Enjoy a free first checked bag, up to 23kg/50lb for up to 8 people travelling on the same reservation on Air Canada Flights
  • Earn Aeroplan Points faster with Additional Cards ($199 for each Additional Aeroplan®  Reserve Card to enjoy some of the Air Canada travel benefits that the Basic Cardmember receives, $0 for each Additional Aeroplan®  Reserve No Fee Card to earn points faster)

The Reserve card benefits and details don't end there - stay tuned for more exciting news coming to your American Express Aeroplan Reserve Card soon.

 The NEW American Express® Aeroplan®* Card, created using 70% reclaimed plastic as part of American Express' commitment to sustainability, will offer the following:

  • Earn 2x the points on eligible purchases made directly with Air Canada® * and Air Canada vacations® *, earn 1.5x the points on eligible Dining and Food Delivery purchases in Canada, Earn 1x the points on everything else
  • No pre-set spending limit on purchases giving cardmembers flexibility when spending
  • Enjoy a free first checked bag, up to 23kg/50lb for up to 8 people travelling on the same reservation on Air Canada Flights
  • Earn 1,000 Status Qualifying Miles and 1 Status Qualifying Segment for every $10,000 in eligible net purchases charged to your Card
  • Earn Aeroplan Points faster with Additional Cards ($50 for each Additional Aeroplan® * Card to enjoy some of the Air Canada travel benefits that the Basic Cardmember receives, $0 for each Additional Aeroplan® * No Fee Card)

The entire suite of cards also get Access to Entertainment and more through American Express® Experiences:

  • Enjoy a variety of special offers and events in music, sports, entertainment, dining, retail and more created for Cardmembers

  • Front Of The Line® : access presale and reserved tickets to virtual buzzworthy concerts, drive-in events and other experiences

The American Express® Aeroplan® * Business Reserve Card will also be available (Annual fee $599) and is eligible for the Waitlist Program. The Card also offers a suite of business expense management tools and resources to help business owners stay on track.

Now we just have to wait to see what the actual welcome offers will be but no matter what they will be if you have any inclination of getting one of these new American Express cards you need to get on the waitlist for those extra points. I mean why wouldn't you? You'd be throwing away 5,000 to 10,000 Aeroplan points which at Rewards Canada's current valuation of those points is no less than $60 to $120 in value and in many cases they'd be worth even more than that. My recommendation is that you sign up for the waitlist right now so that you don't forget in the future. This is the same mantra I have always used for registering for flight or hotel bonus offers before you know any of your travel plans. Register for it right away and that you don't have to worry about later and potentially miss out on that bonus if you forget about the offer at that later date. So do the same here - get your name on that list now and then if you apply and are approved for one of the cards between November 8 and December 31 you are golden as you'll get that waitlist bonus. 


Learn more about the new American Express Aeroplan cards here.

 For some background here are our past articles on the new Aeroplan program:



Monday, September 21, 2020

Summary of global hotel systemwide bonus points promotions – September Edition

 

Here is your monthly update of all the global hotel bonus points promotions that are available. We are starting to see more offers emerge as hotel companies try to encourage any sort of travel now that there is even the smallest glimmer of hope that parts of the world are starting to return to normal.

One of the easiest ways to rack up lots of hotel points is to take advantage of these systemwide bonuses that come from many of the big chain programs and also from the lesser known programs. In fact, right now it should be rare for you NOT to earn a bonus. Unless you are staying at a boutique hotel or perhaps an independent hotel most other hotels out there have a bonus. So take advantage of it! These systemwide bonuses simply require you to register beforehand and they do not affect hotel pricing as long as you book a point eligible rate which are most rates out there. Of course booking through a third party site like Expedia or Rocketmiles does not count as most chains only award points on bookings that are made directly with them. Without further ado here are all the current promotions that are available to everyone:

Chain
Offer
Validity Date
ALL Accor Live Limitless Earn up to 6,000 Bonus ALL Rewards Points for stays of 2 or more nights at Accor Hotels Worldwide. Full details, online registration & booking. (Registration is required)
Earn 500 bonus Reward points on your first stay, 2500 Reward points on your second stay and 3000 Reward points on your third stay!
Book by Oct 9 for stays until Dec 15, 20
For a complete listing of all ALL Accor Live Limitlessbonus point offers please visit Rewards Canada's ALL Accor Live Limitless page
Best Western Rewards Receive a $25 Best Western Gift Card for each night you stay at Best Western hotels in the United States, Canada or the Caribbean. You can receive one gift card for each night up to four nights in total ($100 in gift cards) Full details, online registration & booking. (Registration is required) Sep 14 – Nov 23, 20
Receive a $25 Best Western Gift Card for each night you stay at a Best Western Hotel in Australia or New Zealand. You can receive one gift card for each night up to four nights in total ($100 in gift cards) Full details, online registration & booking  (Registration is required)
Sep 14 – Oct 19, 20
For a complete listing of all Best Western Rewards bonus point offers please visit Rewards Canada's Best Western page
Choice Hotels Privileges Earn up to 8,000 Bonus Privileges Points after every two separate qualifying stays at participating Choice Hotels Worldwide. Full details, online registration & booking (Registration is required)
For residents of the U.S. and Canada only
Sep 21 – Nov 15, 20
For a complete listing of all Choice Privileges bonus point offers please visit Rewards Canada's Choice page
Coast Hotels Coast Rewards Double Coast Rewards Points, Aeroplan Miles, Mileage Plan Miles, HawaiianMiles and More Rewards Points when you stay at any Coast Hotels location in Canada or the U.S. Full details Until Sep 14, 20
For a complete listing of all Coast Rewards bonus point offers please visit Rewards Canada's Coast Rewards page
GHA Discovery Double Elite Night Credit for stays at participating GHA Hotels Worldwide. Register online (Registration is required)
Until Dec 31, 20
For a complete listing of all GHA Discovery bonus offers please visit Rewards Canada's GHA page
Hilton Double Honors Points & Double Elite Night Credits per stay at Hilton Hotels worldwide. Full details, online registration & booking (Registration is required) Sep 8 - Dec 31, 20
For a complete listing of all Hilton HHonors bonus point offers please visit Rewards Canada's Hilton page
Hyatt No offers at this time --
For a complete listing of all Hyatt Gold Passport bonus point offers please visit Rewards Canada's Hyatt page
InterContinental Hotels Group 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)
U.S. based IHG credit card holders will also earn an additional 10,000 bonus points on their first stay
Register and book now for stays Oct 1 – Dec 15, 20
For a complete listing of all IHG Priority Club bonus point offers please visit Rewards Canada's IHG page
Marriott 2,500 Bonus Bonvoy Points per stay at any participating Marriott Hotel Worldwide. Plus earn a one time bonus of 5,000 points when you complete 3 stays. Full details, online registration and booking (Registration is required) Until Oct 18, 20
For a complete listing of all Marriott Rewards bonus point offers please visit Rewards Canada's Marriott page
Millennium Hotels My Millennium No offers at this time --
For a complete listing of all Millennium Hotels My Millennium bonus point offers please visit Rewards Canada's My Millennium page
Preferred Hotel Group iPrefer No offers at this time --
For a complete listing of all Preferred Hotel Group iPrefer bonus point offers please visit Rewards Canada's iPrefer page
Radisson Rewards

Earn 5,000 Bonus Radisson Rewards points on each stay at all Radisson Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson RED, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson, and Country Inn & Suites by Radisson hotels worldwide. Full details, online registration & booking (Registration is required)

Until Dec 31, 20
For a complete listing of all Radisson Rewards bonus point offers please visit Rewards Canada's Radisson Rewards page
Red Roof Inns RediRewards No offers at this time --
For a complete listing of all Red Roof bonus point offers please visit Rewards Canada's RediRewards page
Sandman Hotels Double Lucky13 rewards stamps for stays at all participating Sandman Hotels in Canada and the U.S. Full details Until Dec 31, 20
For a complete listing of all Radisson Rewards bonus point offers please visit Rewards Canada's Sandman Hotels Lucky13 Rewards page
Shangri-La Golden Circle Double GC Points for stays at any Shangri-La hotel, resort, Kerry hotel, JEN hotel and Traders hotel Worldwide. Full details & online registration (Registration is required) Until Aug 31, 20
For a complete listing of all Shangria-La bonus point offers please visit Rewards Canada's Golden Circle page
Sonesta Hotels Travel Pass No offers at this time --
For a complete listing of all Sonesta Hotels bonus point offers please visit Rewards Canada's Travel Pass page
Voila Hotel Rewards 30% Bonus VHR Points for each stay at any participating VOILÀ hotel Worldwide. Full details & online registration (Registration is required) Until Sep 30, 20
For a complete listing of all Voila Hotel Rewards bonus point offers please visit Rewards Canada's VHR page
WorldHotels Rewards No offers at this time --
For a complete listing of all Wyndham Rewards bonus point offers please visit Rewards Canada's WorldHotels page
Wyndham Rewards OFFER EXTENDED Earn 7,500 Bonus Wyndham Rewards Points when you complete two consecutive nights at participating Wyndham Rewards Hotels Worldwide. Full details, online registration & booking. Register by Sep 30 for stays until Oct 2, 20
For a complete listing of all Wyndham Rewards bonus point offers please visit Rewards Canada's Wyndham page

 

New Air Canada Super Elite Benefit being introduced - one free complimentary alcoholic drink + snack item when flying economy class

 

Air Canada reached out to us today to let us know of a new benefit being added for their top tier Super Elite members. This benefit will kick in once Air Canada's on-board service returns to offering Air Canada Bistro service. 

Here is what Air Canada told us:

Complimentary In-Flight Refreshment

Beginning when we reintroduce Air Canada Bistro service onboard, and subject to the product selection available on your flight, Aeroplan Super Elite members can enjoy one free alcoholic beverage and one free snack item when traveling on Air Canada, Air Canada Express or Air Canada Rouge in Economy Class. Note that alcoholic beverages up to a value of $6.95 are eligible, while meal and fresh snack options (such as sandwiches and salads) are not eligible.

This new benefit is being added on top of those new benefits already revealed on August 11 that will come when the new Aeroplan program launches on November 8. You can learn more about those changes here: https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/home/aeroplan/status.html

Although it might seem minute, this is nice little gesture and benefit for those top tier flyers who are in the back of the bus and didn't clear any upgrades to be bumped up front. My only thought is that it would be nice to have one major meal items or fresh snack option included however as that cost would be minimal for the airline in regards to a traveller that generates a decent amount of revenue for them.

Image via Air Canada

Hurry! New Amex offer for Amazon Prime - Spend at least $79 and Earn a $20 credit.

Another excellent Amex Offers offers was revealed this morning for Amazon Prime Memberships. When you spend $79 or more on the membership you'll get a $20 statement credit. In our household we received it on The Platinum Card. I say hurry in the post title as this offer is limited to the first 5,000 cardmembers who register for it. 


 

You may wonder how does it work with the first month free. Basically the offer is open to December 4 for it to be charged to your registered card which gives enough time is you sign up on October 31 as you'll be billed at the end of November and it should show up on your account by December 4. 

The other question is - what about existing members who can renew in that time and I don't know the answer yet. I'll reach out to American Express to find out but if I don't hear back I'll be able to report if it works as my Amazon Prime membership renews on October 26. Likewise if any of our readers are in the same situation and your membership renews earlier than mine please let us know if you get the credit.

If you are eligible you'll find this offer in your Amex account for you to register for. We also have them listed in our Guide to American Express Canada 'Amex Offers'

Here is our current list of offers pulled from our guide:

Merchant

Offer Details

Known cards to have this offer

Expires

Earn 1 bonus Membership Rewards point for every dollar in qualifying purchases using your registered Card at www.dell.ca/workdeals American Express Cobalt Card Sep 30, 20
Spend at least $100 in qualifying electricity and natural gas purchases and earn a $25 statement credit. Limit of 6 credits. American Express Cobalt Card  American Express Gold Rewards Card Sep 30, 20
Spend at least $100 in qualifying purchases using your registered Card at participating Ivanhoé Cambridge Guest Services kiosks or at www.shopping.ca/amexoffer by 30/09/2020 and earn a $20 statement credit. Limit of 3 credits. American Express Cobalt Card Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card Sep 30, 20
Spend at least $250 in qualifying purchases using your registered Card at participating ROBINSON location(s) or at www.robinsonco.ca by 30/09/2020 and earn a one-time $50 statement credit. American Express Cobalt Card Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card Sep 30, 20
Spend at least $100 in qualifying purchases using your registered Card at www.wayfair.ca/amex and earn a one-time $15 statement credit  American Express Cobalt Card Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card Sep 30, 20
Spend $750 or more with Burberry (doesn't have to be in one purchase) and receive a one-time $150 statement credit American Express Cobalt Card Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card Oct 31, 20
Earn a one-time $20 statement credit when you have an Amazon Prime Membership ($79) purchase charged to your registered Card. American Express Cobalt Card  Oct 31, 20
Spend $100 or more with Lululemon on the Lululemon mobile application or online only at shop.lululemon.com, (doesn't have to be in one purchase) and receive a one-time $20 statement credit American Express Cobalt Card  Oct 31, 20
The Chesterfield Shop Spend at least $250 and earn a $50 credit. Register your card here. Unknown at this time Nov 1, 20
Spend at least $20 and Earn a $5 credit. Credit can be earned up to 2 times. Must spend at least $20 in a single transaction (not cumulative) Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card American Express Gold Rewards Card     Dec 6, 20
Spend at least $25, Earn 500 bonus Membership Rewards® points. Credit can be earned up to 2 times. Must spend at least $25 in a single transaction (not cumulative) American Express Cobalt Card  American Express Gold Rewards Card Dec 6, 20
Spend at least $150 and Earn a $30 credit. Must spend at least $30 in a single transaction (not cumulative) Purchase must be made online at www.dollarama.com/en-CA Dec 6, 20
Spend at least $150 and Earn a $30 credit. Must spend at least $30 in a single transaction (not cumulative) Dec 6, 20
Spend at least $350 in qualifying purchases using your registered Card at participating William Ashley location(s) or at www.williamashley.com by 23/12/2020 and earn a one-time $50 statement credit. American Express Cobalt Card Dec 23, 20
Spend at least $20 in qualifying purchases at www.parcelpal.com/amex or on the ParcelPal mobile application by 31/12/2020 and earn a $5 statement credit. Limit of 3 credits. Register your card here American Express Cobalt Card Dec 31, 20

Key to the cards:

American Express Cobalt Card American Express Cobalt Card American Express Gold Rewards Card American Express Gold Rewards Card Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card
American Express Cobalt Card The Platinum Card from American Express Business Platinum Card® from American Express American Express® Business Gold Rewards Card
American Express Gold Rewards Card American Express AIR MILES Platinum Credit Card    
Scotiabank Gold American Express Card Scotiabank American Express Card Scotiabank Platinum American Express Card

For more details on or to apply for any of the American Express Cards listed above please visit Rewards Canada's American Express offers page.