June 9 Update: Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu now part of Stay Close offer, Best Western members in Manitoba receiving a free $25 gift card, WestJet refund email came in sooner than expected

One more Canadian hotel has been added to Fairmont’s Stay Close offer. The Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu
is now part of this deal as well as two Fairmont Mayakoba
properties in Mexico. The Stay Close offer is slightly different than
the Explore Canada offer
we discussed last week in that the booking window for Stay Close is
longer at July 8 versus June 16 but the stay period is only until
December 31 versus June 30, 2021 with Explore Canada. So you have a
couple of options to choose from in terms of booking a 2 for 1 deal. Find out more about the Stay Close offer here.

Image via Fairmont Hotels

Rewards Canada contributor Jeff W. forwarded a great gift he received from Best Western Hotels. Since he is from Winnipeg he received a $25 Best Western Gift Card –
just for being based in Manitoba. The email definitely seems to
encourage travel within Manitoba for Manitobans. And as Jeff mentioned
to me – he can buy a Best Western Travel Card with the 20% bonus right now and add this $25 gift card to have $145 to spend for only $100. I’d
be curious if any of the Rewards Canada community also received a gift
card at no cost to them? Let me know in the comments below and what province
you are based in! We’d love to figure out if this is just a Manitoba
thing or if it is nationwide.

Image via Jeff W (via Best Western email)

Yesterday I posted details about WestJet now
issuing refunds at customer’s requests if they had flights booked to the
U.S. or U.K. In my post I provided a breakdown of when you should be
able to call in to request your refund and based on my travel dates that
date would have been June 16. However my wife and I each received the
WestJet refund emails yesterday afternoon. Guess who I’ll be calling in
the next few days as I don’t think I’ll call right now:

Images via WestJet

Airline Schedule Updates

This will now be a standard feature for the foreseeable future in our
daily update posts as we summarize Canadian operations based on data
from RoutesOnline and other sources. Remember that many of these route
plans are subject to change and right now they are changing frequently!

Air China is planning on flying the following route
once per week for this month Beijing Capital – Vancouver – Shenyang –
Beijing Capital (Source: RoutesOnline)

Remember to visit and bookmark our COVID-19 resource page
where we are keeping you up to date with all the latest airline, hotel,
lounges and loyalty program news, policies, closures and more.

Posts since our last update:


Fairmont Hotels Explore Canada offer – Get every 2nd night free for stays at 18 Fairmont Hotels until June 30, 2021

Save 20% on all Air Canada flights within Canada when you book by June 16 – good for travel until May 15, 2021!

Instacart: Get $10 when you place your first order with Instacart! Register here.

Save 20% for summer stays at Toronto’s Le Germain Hotel Maple Leaf Square

SkipTheDishes – Sign up with this link to get $5 off your first order over $15. Find out more here

WealthSimple Trade:  Receive $5 when you deposit and trade at least $100 worth of stock with WealthSimple Trade. Find out more here (We will also receive $5 when you receive $5)

Rewards Canada receives a small commission when you use any of
the above offers. You don’t have to chose to use our links but we thank
you in advance if you do.

Canadian Bonus Offers


Other Bonus Offers

ALL Accor Live Limitless

– 500 Bonus ALL Rewards Points for stays at participating hotels in the
United Kingdom, Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Sweden. More… Until Sep 1, 20

Caesars Rewards

100 Bonus Tier Credits when you make your first verified
purchase with a Caesars Rewards Marketplace Card-Linked Retailer. More… Until Jul 31, 20

Marriott Bonvoy

– Earn up to 3,000 bonus Bonvoy Points for stays at the Sheraton Grand Macao, Cotai Strip. More… Jun 11 – Jul 7, 20


– 5,000 Bonus Miles / Points with most Rocketmiles partners when you make your first booing at select properties Worldwide. More… Until Dec 31, 20

SAS EuroBonus

– Double EuroBonus Points for stays at all participating World Hotels Worldwide. More… Until Mar 31, 21

Triple EuroBonus Points for stays at all participating World Hotels Worldwide. More… Until Mar 31, 21

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