October 12 Update: Amex provides more details on Platinum Card travel credit, PC Optimum Spend Your Points Event, AIR MILES Take Off Shopping contest

Here is a follow up to the news about the annual travel credit for The Platinum Card from American Express. We ourselves had reached out to Amex for more details and here is the
response. This should answer some of the questions we have received from
our readers:

Confirming a change has recently been announced to the Platinum
Card travel credit, which now sees CMs receiving the credit annually on
the date of their account anniversary, instead of every January 1st. The
change ensures that each CM has 12 months to use their travel credit as
soon as they get their Platinum Card.

Current Cardmembers will see this change implemented on January
1, 2019. Those who have not yet used their 2018 credit are still able to
redeem it until December 31, 2018. New Cardmembers as of October 2,
2018 will automatically receive the credit on the date of their account

This weekend is a Spend Your Points weekend at Shoppers Drug Mart. If you so choose to redeem your PC Optimum points at Shoppers Drug Mart in-store or online. Find out more here.

Tier #1: Get $15 in extra value (15,000 PC Optimum points) when
you redeem 60,000 – 120,000 PC Optimum points; Tier #2: Get $45 in
extra value (45,000 PC Optimum points) when you redeem 130,000 –
240,000 PC Optimum points; Tier #3: Get $100 in extra value (100,000 PC
Optimum points) when you redeem 250,000 – 500,000 PC Optimum points


American Express Cobalt
Cardmembers can receive a $25 statement credit when they spend $125
in-store at a Levis store. If you got the email you are automatically
registered for it.

Be sure to enter the AIR MILES Take Off Shopping
contest! You could win 25,000 AIR MILES or lots of other prizes. No
purchase is necessary but part of the game will give you different bonus
for shopping online each day. For example I received a 2x miles offer
today. Tomorrow it could be different. Find out more here.

WestJet’s ULCC Swoop are planning service to Mexico from Abbotsford and Hamilton. These flights will launch in January 2019. (Source Routesonline)

Abbotsford – Mazatlan eff 20JAN19 2 weekly (Day 47)

Abbotsford – Puerto Vallarta eff 12JAN19 2 weekly (Day 26)

Hamilton – Cancun eff 14JAN19 3 weekly (Day 156)

Hamilton – Puerto Vallarta eff 08JAN19 2 weekly (Day 26)

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Travel Deals

Hertz is offering a free rental day on rentals of 5 or more days until the end of this month in the U.S. and Canada. Book online here

Remember to visit Rewards Canada’s Travel Booking site to book travel directly with many of your favourite airlines, hotels and more!

Canadian Bonus Offers


Other Bonus Offers

AeroMexico Club Premier

– 3,000 Club Premier Points for stays at Best Western Hotels in Mexico. More… Book by Oct 31 for stays until Nov 30, 18

IHG Rewards Club

– Up to 100% Bonus IHG Rewards Club Points when you buy points online. More… Until Oct 31, 18

Marriott / SPG / Ritz-Carlton Rewards

– OFFER UPDATED Earn up to 3,000 Bonus Points for stays of 2+ nights at
all participating hotels across the 29 brands of hotels worldwide. Earn
2,000 bonus points on all stays of two or more nights and 1,000 bonus
points per brand, starting with your second brand. Earn an additional
10,000 bonus points for stays at 10 brands and 29,000 bonus points if
you stay at all 29 brands More… Register by Jan 7 for stays until Jan 31, 19

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