Friday, July 30, 2021

Great Marriott Bonvoy PointSavers rates for stays at the Fairfield Inn and Suites Guelph

The Fairfield Inn and Suites in Guelph Ontario is promoting the fact they have Marriott Bonvoy PointSavers availability until September 2nd. PointsSavers are discounted award nights in the Bonvoy program that provide some decent point savings when redeeming points for those free nights. You can save even more if those PointSavers happen to fall on nights where the hotel is offering Off Peak awards. So we decided to check out this offer for this hotel in Southwestern Ontario.

Thursday, July 29, 2021

July 29 Update: Aeroplan extends generous refund & rebooking policy + Air Canada adds more flights out of Quebec City

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.


Air Canada Aeroplan has updated their refund and rebooking policy by extending it to August 31:

Aeroplan flight rewards booked through August 31, 2021 can be changed or cancelled free of charge, at any time.  Members can cancel free of charge and receive all of their points back in their account, plus a full refund of any associated taxes, fees and charges on the unused value of travel. For changes, members will pay only the difference in points, or receive a partial refund if their new itinerary requires fewer points. In addition, a difference in taxes, fees and charges may apply when changing an itinerary.

Some regional tourism board offers for hotel stays are even better than just getting a gift card!

 Back on July 20th we had a post that detailed tourism board offers that provide gift cards and/or discounts for stays at select hotels within those tourism board regions. From Vancouver to Quebec City and several  cities in-between you can receive $75 visa gift cards, $100 visa gift cards and discounts for dining just to name a few. What is good about some of these offers allow you to actually book the stay via the actual hotel chain so you may earn points, receive your elite status benefits and more. It appears Ottawa, Richmond & Vancouver are the cities where you cannot book direct with the hotel chain.

You can now redeem Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles for flights on Qatar Airways


This news was expected for August but it appears that it has come early and that is the ability to redeem Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles for flights on Qatar Airways. Although both airlines are part of the oneworld Alliance this partnership was done separately from Alaska Airlines adding in all the oneworld partners so you won't see some of the other oneworld airlines as part of the Mileage Plan redemption pool just yet.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

July 28 Update: 2x Hotels .com Rewards stamps when you book via their app by July 29 and 50,000 bonus PC Optimum points at Shoppers Drug Mart

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. 

Hotels .com Rewards is offering double stamps when you book hotel stays via the Hotels .com app. Use code APPRWD2X on the app to collect the double stamps. Click here to learn more. Book by Jul 29 for stays until Jan 31, 22
Collect double stamps for the first 5 nights and 1 stamp for each remaining night of your stay.

Why now is the right time to get the Platinum Card from American Express

With its $699 annual fee the most expensive publicly available card in the Canadian market is The Platinum Card® from American Express.  Right away that number seems to turn many people away but in reality, if you do any travel, and it doesn't have to be a lot of travel - paying that annual fee can be more than worth it. This is especially so right now as back in June American Express revealed the best ever welcome bonuses on seven of their cards including the Platinum Card. These offers are extremely lucrative and we've already taken a look at how the Aeroplan offers can provide enormous value (read that post here), the value that can be had from the Marriott offer (read that post here) and now it's time for us to take a look at what can be had from the The Platinum Card®, If you have been on the fence about this card this welcome bonus may just be that incentive to get Canada's Top Ultra Premium Travel Rewards card.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Earn 5,000 bonus points for stays at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport or the Vancouver Airport Marriott

 More Canadian based Marriott Bonvoy bonus points offers to let you know about! This one is for 2 night or longer stay at any one of two Marriott hotels at Vancouver Airport.

July 27 Update: 0% balance transfer promo with the MBNA True Line Mastercard & receive $15 when you join Ampli and spend $15 at Rexall

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If you are in need a low interest card to carry a balance or are looking to save on a balance you might be carrying on a card right now check out the MBNA True Line® Mastercard® credit card as you could get a 0% promotional annual interest rate (“AIR”)† for 12 months on balance transfers completed within 90 days of account opening. Learn more here.

250 Free Stash Hotel Rewards points for following them on Instagram

 Here’s another free points offer from Stash Hotel Rewards. This time you can score some points for following them on Instagram.

Eurowings Discover is the latest airline to join the ranks as an Aeroplan partner

This past Sunday, Lufthansa's newest leisure airline Eurowings Discover took to the skies with a flight from Frankfurt to Zanzibar. Being part of the Lufthansa group means this airline is perfect to add as a partner and Aeroplan did just that. As of today Eurowings Discover became the next airline partner of the Aeroplan program and they become a full fledged partner meaning that you can earn and redeem Aeroplan points for flights with them.