June 22 Update: Carrot Rewards shuts down, Alaska Airlines adds award redemptions on Aer Lingus & MBNA Amazon card temporarily unavailable

Carrot Rewards, the app that rewarded your well being
and trying to promote healthier lifestyles with SCENE points, RBC
Rewards Points and until recently Aeroplan Miles, has shut down. The program lasted four years and reports are saying they
couldn’t find a buyer for the program after government funding had run

 Alaska Airlines has announced that Mileage Plan award redemptions are now available on Irish carrier Aer Lingus.
Mileage earning on the airlines has been available since 2018 and this
marks a further expansion of the partnership between the two. You will
now be able to redeem your Mileage Plan miles on all Aer Lingus flights
starting at 8,000 miles one way for Intra-Europe flights and from 30,000
miles one way from North America to Europe. Aer Lingus currently only
serves Toronto but is adding Montreal to their route network next year
after delaying an initially announced launch date of this summer. The
redemption rates for Canada to Europe are pretty standard (30,000 one
way) for a program and actually may not be your best bet for flying on
Aer Lingus. Aer Lingus and its program, Avios can have you flying
between Toronto and Dublin for as little as 13,000 Avios one way. most
Mileage Plan miles and Avios earned in Canada are on credit cards, and
the earn rates are essentially equal meaning it is a lot easier to get
to 26,000 Avios for a round trip economy class ticket via Avios than
60,000 miles with Mileage Plan. Still it is great to have this new
redemption option from Alaska Airlines as I am sure there are some
rewards that can make sense for some of our readers. (Source Alaska Airlines)

Earlier in the week we brought you details of the new MBNA Amazon.ca Rewards Mastercard but
now it has been pulled from both the Amazon.ca and MBNA websites. We
will reach out to TD/MBNA on Monday to see if they can give us details
on why the card was suddenly removed.

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