Thursday, May 13, 2021

Changes coming to the insurance benefits provided on Scotiabank Credit Cards including the loss of price protection


Rewards Canada Twitter follower iLive2Eat alerted us to some changes coming to the insurance benefits on their Scotia Passsport Visa Infinite Card so we went to Scotia's site to check out if there are any details about the changes and there are. These changes actually affect more cards than just the Visa Infinite Card and are effective as of July 1, 2021. 

Earn up to $250 in statement credits when booking Air Canada flights with an Aeroplan co-brand credit card

Air Canada and their credit card partners revealed a nice booking bonus for future travel! That bonus is in the form of statement credits on any of their premium and ultra premium cards from TD, CIBC and American Express. All you have to do is simply register for the offer by June 30, 2020 (so there is time to get one of these cards if you don't have one yet) and then book flights on Air Canada by December 31, 2021 for travel right through to the end of 2022. The cash back credit is $25 per booking for the premium cards and you can earn up to 5 credits for a total of $125 cash back while the ultra premium cards see a $50 per booking credit for up to 5 bookings for a total of $250 cash back.

Buy Marriott Bonvoy points with a 30% discount until June 20

 Marriott launched a new buy points promotion today that is a little different than we are accustomed to. Instead of offering a bonus when buying they have gone the route of discounting the points purchases. This discount is 30% which means means you are buying points for 0.875 cents (US$) each. This is an alright price but not as good as the 50% bonus (0.83 cents each) or 60% bonus (0.78 cents each) we had seen recently over the past few months. Still with many Marriott free night awards easily coming out with a value of 1 cent or more per point it can be worth it to buy points at this price - for example in our review of the Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card  we provide an example where you can redeem for a stay with a value of 2.7 cents (US$) per point!

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

May 12 Update: Amex Aeroplan Reserve Card mobile service provider bonus points & Platinum Card replacement annual travel credits are posting

Here's your Rewards Canada Daily update! Your daily dose (or near daily dose) of loyalty program, credit card and travel news, bonuses, deals and more.

Joshua C. who regularly provides us with some tips let us know there is also an Amex Offer that just launched this week for American Express Aeroplan Reserve Cards. This offer is for Mobile Service providers as follows:

Air Canada adding new Hawaii flights for Winter 2022 season including new direct service from Montreal

It looks like Air Canada is well aware the next winter season will see more Canadians travelling thanks to more of the population being vaccinated and regions slowly starting to open up to more travel. That being said I believe Air Canada also realizes much of that travel for Canadians may be limited to select regions and with that knowledge we see Air Canada reveal news today on their plans for a major expansion for flights to Hawaii for Winter 2022.

Video: How to earn 97,000+ British Airways Executive Club Avios for free

Today we released another 'How To' video on our YouTube channel. This one takes a look at how you can earn over 97,000 British Airways Executive Club Avios simply by applying for five credit cards that all have offers where you don't end up paying the annual fee in the first year. That means you essentially get all those Avios for free outside of the spend requirements to receive those welcome bonuses.

Earn up to Triple Aeroplan Points on Air Canada flights within Canada this summer


Air Canada knows that Canadians who are looking to travel this summer will be primarily doing so within Canada so why not entice them to travel with them with a bonus points offer! All Aeroplan members who register and book flights between May 12 and 15 for travel within Canada from June 1 to September 6 will earn up to 3x points on those flights. Economy class fares will earn 2x points while Premium Economy and Business Class fares will earn 3x points.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

New Best Western Elite Offers - $20 Best Western Gift Card per night or 5,000 bonus points per night (Targeted offer)


Best Western is emailing select elite members with targeted offers for stays at their hotels this Summer. Each member who gets the email will be able to choose their reward. That reward is a $20 Best Western Gift Card for each night you stay for up to 5 nights in total (they do not have to be consecutive) or 5,000 bonus points per night for up to 3 nights (again they do not have to be consecutive) On top of this both offers award 5,000 bonus points after every 5 nights completed with no limit on those. So if you stay 15 nights you'll get 15,000 bonus points plus either 5 $20 Gift Cards or another 15,000 bonus points.

HSBC makes applying for their credit cards and bank accounts easier with HSBC EasyID

When HSBC ran their amazing offer to earn 100,000 bonus points for their HSBC World Elite Mastercard in late 2020 there was one issue that some of our readers brought to our attention several times. That issue was that HSBC wanted some applicants to confirm and complete their applications in branch. Well this could be a difficult task for many considering a lot of people were staying home due to the pandemic and did not want to venture to a bank in person. It also proves to be a difficult task on another whole regard in which one of readers pointed out - HSBC doesn't have a lot of branches spread out across Canada for people to go to. In fact our reader stated the closest branch to him was 7 hours away - yes that would be quite a drive to do on its own right let alone during the pandemic! The good news is right around that time HSBC began testing an new application process which has now been fully implemented and available to all applicants.

May 11 Update: 10,000 bonus Be Well points for spending $40+ at Rexall and Priority Pass announces a 20% portfolio expansion for its members

 Here's your Rewards Canada Daily update! Your daily dose (or near daily dose) of loyalty program, credit card and travel news, bonuses, deals and more.

You can earn 10,000 bonus Be Well points when you spend $40 or more at Rexall until May 13. Simply log in to your account or the app to load the offer to your card.