April 20 Update: Amex Platinum cardmembers to receive annual travel credit replacement, WestJet removes more domestic flights for May, up to 3x cash back with Rakuten

An email was sent out to The Platinum Card from American Express
cardmembers late Friday afternoon with their first news about extending
benefits that aren’t really usable right now. This first bit of news
lets cardmembers know that if they haven’t used their $200 annual travel
credit and it was set to expire between January and September of this
year you’ll receive a replacement credit. Cardmembers don’t have to do
anything as American Express will reach out with details on how the
replacement will be added to your account.

Image via American Express

WestJet provided another domestic schedule update today with even more routes being cancelled in May:

The following city pairs have been temporarily removed from May 5-June 4, 2020:  


Previous frequency  

Vancouver – Nanaimo  

2x daily  

Vancouver – Comox  

1x daily  

Vancouver – Regina  

4x weekly  

Vancouver – Saskatoon  

5x weekly  

Vancouver – Winnipeg  

3x daily  

Vancouver – Fort St. John  

1x daily  

Vancouver – Cranbrook  

1x daily  

Vancouver – Ottawa  

1x daily  

Vancouver – Montreal  

6x weekly  

Kelowna – Victoria  

12x weekly  

Calgary – Prince George  

1x daily  

Calgary – Ottawa  

2x daily  

Calgary – Montreal  

13x weekly  

Calgary – London, ON  

1x daily  

Calgary – Halifax  

17x weekly  

Edmonton – Comox  

6x weekly  

Edmonton – Victoria  

20x weekly  

Edmonton – Kelowna  

7x daily  

Edmonton – Grande Prairie  

13x weekly  

Edmonton – Yellowknife  

1x daily  

Edmonton – Saskatoon  

3x daily  

Edmonton – Regina  

3x daily  

Edmonton – Winnipeg  

20x weekly  

Edmonton – Ottawa  

2x weekly  

Edmonton – Halifax  

5x weekly  

Winnipeg – Ottawa  

1x daily  

Winnipeg – Regina  

1x daily  

Winnipeg – Halifax  

1x daily  

Toronto – Victoria  

4x weekly  

Toronto – Edmonton  

5 to 7x daily  

Toronto – Regina  

10x weekly  

Toronto – Saskatoon  

12x weekly  

In some of our posts about online shopping we mentioned that you can 2x cash back with select retailers at Rakuten. This has now been boosted and you can earn up to 3x cash back with select retailers. Find out more here. 

Image via Rakuten

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