April 6 Update: Scotia Amex Platinum Tip as well as 20% off Hilton stays for Easter & Memorial day

News, Tips & Tricks

Here is a tip for you! Now that the Amazon Visa is no longer
available there aren’t many ways to get ahead of a foreign transaction
fee (other than the Chase Marriott Rewards visa) but reader Brian
K. pointed out the following:

…as a Scotia Platinum AMEX holder, I have noticed that I still get 4%
return in category spending when traveling in the US. In light of the
Amazon Visa news, this is actually comparable to the Rogers MasterCard.
The only difference I see is that with Rogers, the return is on all
foreign spending, not just certain categories. Just thought I’d mention

Good to know! Thanks Brian! So essentially for Gas, Grocery and Dining Entertainment spend on the Scotia Platinum Amex (and assuming the Scotia Gold Amex) you’ll
get the 4% back meaning you come out 1.5% ahead on those foreign
currency purchases. We find this significant as there are cards out
there like the American Express Gold Rewards card whose category bonuses
(save for travel) only count for purchases in Canada.

Posts since our last update:

Travel Deals

Save big on Easter and Memorial weekends at Hilton Hotels in the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada. Book by April 7 for stays April 10, 2017 to April 17, 2017 and May 25, 2017 to May 30, 2017. Find out more here.

Canadian Bonus Offers


Other Bonus Offers

Air France / KLM Flying Blue

April Promo Awards – Save 20% to 50% on the Award Miles
usually required for an award ticket. Destinations vary by each
promotional period. More… Book by Apr 30 for travel Jun 1 – Ju1 31, 17

British Airways Executive Club

– Double Avios, 15% off the rate of the day and $25 hotel credit per stay for stays at participating Fairmont Hotels Worldwide. More… May 1 – Aug 27, 17

1,000 Bonus Avios + 20% off for Friday-Sunday nights stays at any
participating Protea Hotel by Marriott, African Pride or the Cape Town
Marriott Hotel Crystal Tower. More… May 1 – Aug 27, 17

Double Avios for stays of 2+ nights at over 150 participating Preferred Hotel Group Hotels Worldwide. More… Until Dec 31, 17

EVA Air Infinity MileageLands

– Earn up to Triple Infinity MileageLands Miles for stays at participating Hilton hotels in Worldwide. More… Until Jun 30, 17

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer

– 50% Bonus KrisFlyer Miles on all your hotel stays booked via Kaligo. More… Until May 31, 17

Double KrisFlyer Miles on all your hotel stays booked via Kaligo. For PPS Club members only. More… Until May 31, 17

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