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Friday, September 25, 2020

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)

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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
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Other Bonus Offers

Finnair Plus
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IHG Rewards Club
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SAS EuroBonus
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