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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

September 9 Update: The Ultimate Student Credit Portfolio, a better offer for the LifeMiles buy miles bonus and 2x RBC Rewards points on airbnb & VRBO bookings

 


Rewards Canada's Ultimate Student Credit Card Portfolio received a much needed update at the end of last week and it is perfect timing for those students returning to school right now. This portfolio looks at one American Express, one Mastercard and one Visa card that are best for students and when you combine them all they create the Ultimate Student Credit Card Portfolio. We see the Student BMO CashBack Mastercard take over the Mastercard position while the Scotiabank SCENE Card and SimplyCash from American Express remain in their respective positions. Check out the portfolio here.

 

 A quick update to our piece from yesterday about buying LifeMiles with a bonus and utilizing it for cheap flights on Air Canada and other Star Alliance airlines. It turns out there is an exclusive 'blog' offer from One Mile at a Time. His offer provides the 200% bonus on any amount of miles purchased from 1,000 miles and up. Much better than the standard offer of only getting a 200% bonus when you purchase 101,000 miles or more. This means our example of using 50,000 LifeMiles for an Air Canada flight in business class means you only have to buy those 50,000 miles (or less if you already have some LifeMiles) instead of double that amount. Find out more here.

RBC Avion cardholders can earn 2x RBC Rewards points on airbnb or VRBO bookings. The offer is good until November 10. 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!

Air Canada has cancelled more international flights for the upcoming winter season as follows. (Source RoutesOnline)
Calgary – Los Cabos
Calgary – Puerto Vallarta
Montreal – Holguin
Montreal – Port-au-Prince
Montreal – Puerto Plata
Montreal – Toulouse
Ottawa – Varadero
Toronto – Barcelona
Toronto – Belize City
Toronto – Copenhagen
Toronto – George Town
Toronto – Holguin
Toronto – Madrid
Toronto – Puerto Plata
Toronto – Quito
Toronto – Samana
Vancouver – Auckland
Vancouver – Melbourne
Vancouver – Orange County

Pacific Coastal Airlines is looking to resume flights between Victoria and Prince George in October (Source RoutesOnline)

Icelandair has cancelled pretty much all their flights to Canada except for Toronto right through to October of next year. Seeing that it is for such a long period there is a chance this could change but for now Edmonton, Montreal and Vancouver flights are all gone. (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.

 

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Canadian Bonus Offers

Air Canada Aeroplan
- Earn up to 50,000 Aeroplan Miles when apply for and approved for the TD® Aeroplan®Visa Infinite Privilege* Credit Card. More... Until Nov 7, 20 For residents of Canada only
- Earn up to 25,000 Aeroplan Miles when apply for and approved for the TD® Aeroplan® Visa Infinite* Card More... Until Nov 7, 20 For residents of Canada only
- Earn up to 20,000 Aeroplan Miles when apply for and approved for the TD® Aeroplan® Visa Platinum* Card More... Until Nov 7, 20 For residents of Canada only

Other Bonus Offers

Avianca LifeMiles
- 200% bonus when you buy LifeMiles. More... Until Sep 25, 20

ALL Accor Live Limitless
- Triple ALL Rewards Points for stays at Accor Hotels Worldwide when you book that stay via Flight Centre. More... Until Nov 30, 20
- Double ALL Rewards Points when you book the Swissoffice package at the Swissotel Chicago.  More... Unknown end date

British Airways Executive Club
- Earn up to 18,000 Bonus Avios when you subscribe to The Economist. More... Until Oct 31, 20

Iberia Plus
- Double Avios when you stay at any Paradores Hotel in Spain. More... Until Oct 31, 20

JAL Mileage Bank
- Double Mileage Bank Miles for stays at the Tokyo Bay Shiomi Prince Hotel. More... Oct 1 - Dec 31, 20

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
- Double KrisFlyer Miles when you book a stay at the Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore. More... Until Dec 20, 20

WestJet Rewards
- Earn Double Elite Qualifying Spend on all eligible WestJet flights. More... Book between Sep 4 and 30 for travel until Dec 15, 20

World of Hyatt
- 500 Bonus World of Hyatt points per night for stays at the Hyatt House Kanazawa or the Hyatt Centric Kanazawa More... Until Oct 30, 20
- 500 Bonus World of Hyatt points per night for stays at the Hyatt Place Altoona / Des Moines More... Until Sep 29, 20
- 500 Bonus World of Hyatt points per night for stays at The Last Hotel St Louis More... Until Sep 29, 20




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