August 27 Update: Ultimate No Strings Attached Travel Credit Card Portfolio refreshed, InterContinental Toronto Yorkville to become a Sonesta Hotel, Business Platinum sees Dollarama offer as well


Rewards Canada’s Ultimate No Strings Attached Travel Credit Card Portfolio
received a much needed update yesterday after a couple years of no
updates. This portfolio looks at one American Express, one Mastercard
and one Visa card that provide the utmost in travel points fleixibilty
and when you combine them all create the Ultimate No Strings Attached
Travel Credit Card Portfolio. We see the HSBC World Elite Mastercard
replace the MBNA Rewards World Elite Mastercard and the Scotiabank
Passport Visa Infinite Card replace the TD First Class Travel Visa
Infinite Card in the portfolio. Check out the portfolio here.

The InterContinental Toronto Yorkville is set to become a Sonesta Hotel as
the hotel’s owner Service Properties Trust is ending their relationship
with IHG which will mean 103 hotels in the Americas including the IC
Toronto Yorkville are being transitioned away for IHG. This switch will mean the
IC Canada will see their first Sonesta Hotels as that brand has no locations here yet. Most likely the Staybridge Suites Markham will move as well since it is also owned by the same company. FYI Sonesta Hotels
has their loyalty program entitled Travel Pass and we’ve covered their
bonus points offers and their elite status match since 2015 on Rewards
Canada. In fact the Status Match offer has played an integral part of
our feature How to maximize the elite status benefits from The Platinum Card from American Express
for nearly four years now. And now as the hotel chain will have a
Canadian location you can expect even more coverage of Sonesta and the
Travel Pass program on RC. Check out our Sonesta Hotels Travel Pass Bonus Points page here. (Source One Mile at a Time)


Thanks to long time Rewards Canada follower Len for letting us know that there is also an Amex Offers Dollarama offer the Business Platinum Card from American Express. Holders of this card earn a $30 statement credit when they spend $150+. Learn more here.

Airline Schedule Updates

A summary 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 Transat released their planned schedule for
upcoming Winter season with primarilty sun destinations being served
from Eastern Canada save for a couple flights to the UK, Europe and a
couple flights out of Vancouver to Montreal and Toronto. (Source RoutesOnline) ** Air Transat
is a Rewards Canada partner, you can book your flights and packages
with via our link and RC will receive a small commission. We thank you
in advance if do choose to use our link! **

For the month of September Korean Air will be offering 4 flights per week out of Vancouver and 3 per week out of Toronto. (Source RoutesOnline

Posts since our last update:


Air Transat Here Comes the Sun Promotion. Early bird
perks and extra flexibility for travel between August 5, 2020, and
April 30, 2021 Book by September 11, 2020. Find out more here.

Book a South package and benefit from Option Flex* which allows you to:
Change your travel dates Transfer your vacation package
Cancel your trip Our Price Drop Guarantee† A reduced deposit of only
$100​ Final payment 25 days before departure

If you aren’t using the Ampli Cash Back app yet you can get $5 when you download the app and join today with promo code AMPLI5 Find out more here

Fairmont Hotels Stay Close – Buy Night 1 Get 1 Night free at select hotels in Canada, U.S. and Mexico. Find out more here

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

Marriott Bonvoy

– Earn up to 5,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points for stays at participating Marriott Hotels in Japan. More… Until Dec 30, 20

Earn up to 5,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points for stays at participating Marriott Hotels in Tokyo. More… Book by Oct 30 for stays until Dec 31, 20

Millennium Hotels My Millennium

Double My Millennium Points for every booking of 10 or more rooms as a corporate booker. More… Book by Jun 30, 21 for events until Dec 31, 21

Preferred Hotels iPrefer

– Earn up to 5,000 Bonus iPrefer Points + Automatic Elite Status for
stays of 2 or more nights at participating Preferred Hotels in Asia, the
Middle East & Africa. More… Book by Oct 31 for stays until Dec 31, 20

Earn up to 5,000 Bonus iPrefer Points + Automatic Elite
Status for stays of 2 or more nights at participating Preferred Hotels
in the U.S. or Europe More… Book by Sep 2 for stays until Dec 31, 20

Turkish Miles&Smiles

– Triple Miles&Smiles Miles for stays at the Divan Bodrum, Divan Erbil, or Divan İstanbul. More… Unknown end date

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