December 22 Update: WestJet extends companion and milestone voucher expiry dates, RBC matching RBC Rewards donations & Choice Privileges lowers elite status qualification requirements

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WestJet Rewards has formally extended the validity of companion vouchers again! Vouchers issued from WestJet RBC Mastercards are being extended to June 30, 2021 while Elite Tier Milestone awards are being extended to the end of 2021.

  • Unredeemed WestJet RBC credit card companion vouchers expiring
    between January 2021 and June 2021 will be extended to June 30, 2021.
  • Unredeemed vouchers issued to Platinum, Gold and Silver members as
    a milestone award expiring between January 2021 and December 2021 will
    be extended to December 31, 2021

Find out more here.

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RBC is matching all donations made via RBC Rewards to
RMHC, Hope Air and The David Foster Foundation. Any points you redeem
for a donation to one of those three charities by December 31 will be
matched by RBC. Find out more here.

Image via RBC

Choice Hotels
are reducing the number of nights that will be required in 2021 to qualify or re-qualify for status in 2022:

  • Gold status after staying seven nights, as opposed to 10 nights. 
  • Platinum status after staying 15 nights, as opposed to 20 nights. 
  • Diamond status after staying 25 nights, as opposed to 40 nights.

Extensions for Gold, and Platinum and Diamond Members:
As previously announced, all Elite Choice Privileges members will
maintain their current Elite status through December 31, 2021,
regardless of travel activity in 2020. 

  • Members who have stayed at least five nights between June 1 and
    Dec. 31, 2020, will maintain their upgraded Elite status through Dec.
    31, 2021.

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Give A Mile 2020 Flight Hero Christmas Campaign: Help Rewards Canada raise 50,000 points for flights of compassion We are still at 30,000 points and only three days until Christmas! We only need 20,000 more points to get to our goal of 50,000 points. That means we would only need about 2% of the readers of this post to each donate 1,000 Aeroplan points and we’d hit that golden mark! Please donate today.


Posts since our last update:


Accor Up to 30% off stays at participating Accor Hotels in North & Central America. Full details Book by Dec 31 for stays until Mar 31, 21

HSBC Premier Chequing Account Get up to $1,000* in cash back and rewards when you switch over to us by December 28, 2020 Find out more here.

Earn $300 cash when you open a new Scotiabank Ultimate Package! Plus earn Scotia Rewards or SCENE Rewards points. Find out more here.

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

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)

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Canadian Bonus Offers


Other Bonus Offers

ALL Accor Live Limitless

– 4x ALL Rewards Points, free breakfast and up to 35% off for stays at participating Accor hotels in China. More… Until Feb 1, 21

Best Western Rewards

– Double Rewards Points or Airline Miles for stays at the Best Western Plus St. Paul North/Shoreview. More… Until Jan 3, 21

Emirates Skywards

– Earn Triple Skywards Miles when you shop at The Bicester Village Shopping Collection in Europe. More… Until Jan 15, 21

Ethiopian ShebaMiles

– 1,000 Bonus ShebaMiles when you book international flights on Ethiopian via the Ethiopian Mobile App, Chat-bot or website. More… Until Dec 31, 20

Etihad Guest

Double Guest Miles when you rent a Group C or higher car
from Avis in the USA (excluding Alaska), Canada, Europe, Midlde East,
Africa and Asia Pacific. More… Book by Jan 17 for rentals until Apr 30, 21

Qatar Airways Privilege Club

– Earn up to 14,000 Bonus QMiles when you fly on Qatar Airways between Doha and Luanda. More… Until Mar 31, 21

Earn up to 14,000 Bonus QMiles when you fly on Qatar Airways between Doha and Abuja. More… Until Mar 31, 21

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