Wednesday, September 23, 2020

September 23 Update: Spend $350 at William Ashley get $50 with Amex Offers, weekly beauty bonuses from Rexall & Shoppers plus WestJet adds Dreamliner to Vancouver-Toronto route


Earlier in the week I brought you the details of the new Amex Offers offer for Amazon Prime (looks like it met the 5,000 member limit quickly) but I forgot to mention on that same day that an offer for William Ashley returned. The offer provides a $50 statement credit when you spend at least $350 in qualifying purchases at participating William Ashley location(s) or at I received this on my Platinum Card. You can find this offer and many more in our Guide to American Express Canada 'Amex Offers'


Here are your weekly beauty bonus offers from Rexall and Shoppers:


is offering 30,000 Be Well Points when you spend $60 or more on Thursday September 24. Learn more here. Those 30K points are worth $12 and I know I said this early on in the year but I have to say it again? Why Rexall? Why? Why did you have to make a confusing redemption schedule in your program?? I mean, I know exactly why - they didn't want to be exactly like PC Optimum plus many loyalty programs know consumers don't look at both ends of the equation (ie the earn and the burn, see my article link below) they only look at one and think ooooo 30,000 points that must be a lot points but such is not the case. And then to think Rexall has to add in "= $12 back in points" in their advertising - this is because most programs go with the easy to understand multiples of 10 rule - you know thinking 30,000 points may equal $30 but it doesn't and Rexall is probably hoping the consumer doesn't see that. It reality by having a convoluted earn-burn ratio for a shopping program you are just creating confusion for the consumer and making extra work for the marketers...

Recommend reading: Remember people it's all about the EARN and the BURN


Shoppers on the other hand is offering 40,000 points when you spend $125 or more online today and tomorrow. Those points are worth $40 (there's that simple multiple of 10 but I'm still not a huge fan here that both companies have to use such big numbers as persuasion but I digress). Learn more about this offer 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!

Heads up for those looking for lie flat business class seats between Vancouver and Toronto. WestJet will be flying a Boeing 787 Dreamliner five times per week on the route during October as follows:
WS711 YYZ1715 – 1855YVR 789 x26
WS706 YVR0900 – 1610YYZ 789 x26
(Source RoutesOnline)


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