Tuesday, January 26, 2021

January 26 Update: Redeem Amex Membership Rewards points for education via HigherEdPoints, AIR MILES Bonus Boom returns February 4 and more!

Here's your Rewards Canada Daily update! Your daily dose (or near daily dose) of loyalty program, credit card and travel news, bonuses, deals and more. This update is brought to you by the HSBC +Rewards Mastercard which is currently offering a welcome bonus of up to 30,000 bonus points, no annual fee in the first year and a low 11.9% interest rate! 

Great news from our friends at HigherEdPoints as they have brought back another big loyalty partner to their ranks that you can redeem points for education! You can now once again redeem American Express Membership Rewards points for a HigherEdPoints certificate. This means you can use your Membership Rewards points (all types Select, First etc.) to help pay for tuition and/or student loans. The redemption rate is 32,500 Membership Rewards points for $250. This works out to almost 0.77 cents per point which puts the redemption value about 10% higher than the Use Points for Purchases option (essentially cash back). This means for cards like the American Express Cobalt Card which earns up to 5x points your return woud range from 0.77% to just over 3.8%. Learn more about redeeming MR points for HigherEdPoints here.

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AIR MILES Bonus Boom is set to return on February 4. The site (even with pre-launch details) isn't up yet so all we know so far is that it will run from February 4 through to the 17th. Chances are it will be the same or similar to past Bonus Boom promotions whereby the more partners you earn miles at the bigger the bonus you receive.

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reached out to us today letting us know they are providing free COVID-19 testing at select resorts of theirs for passengers flying back to the U.S.. I asked Hyatt if this also available for Canadians and it is but only if you are transiting via the U.S.. If you are flying back directly to Canada the test is not available (or at least not for free). Learn more here.

Following the CDC’s requirements for a negative COVID-19 test for all international air passengers entering the U.S., Hyatt is the first major hotel company to offer widespread complimentary, on-site COVID-19 testing options for guests traveling to the U.S. at all Hyatt resorts across Latin America, including the Caribbean, Mexico, Costa Rica, and South America, starting today.

Hyatt resorts have arranged for two complimentary COVID-19 tests per guestroom per stay at participating resorts. Complimentary rapid antigen or RT-PCR testing options (both approved testing per CDC guidelines) and minimum length of stay vary per property.

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Other Bonus Offers

ALL Accor Live Limitless
- Earn up 1,000 Bonus ALL Rewards Points for stays at participating Accor Hotels  in Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Malta and Israel. Earn 250 bonus points per night for up to four nights. More... Register & book now for stays Feb 5 to Mar 7, 21

Best Western Rewards
- 2,000 Bonus Rewards Points on your next Best Western stay Worldwide. More... ** This may be a targeted offer ** For residents of the United States, Canada or the Caribbean Islands only Until Jun 30, 21

GHA Discovery
- Double Elite Night Credit for stays at participating GHA Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Mar 31, 21

IHG Rewards Club
- Earn up to 75% Bonus IHG Rewards Club points when you buy points. More... Until Feb 25, 21

Marriott Bonvoy
- 1,000 bonus Bonvoy Points per night for stays at the The Alexandrian Old Town Alexandria, Autograph Collection or the Morrison House Old Town Alexandria, Autograph Collection. More... Until Mar 20, 21

Radisson Rewards
- Double Radisson Rewards Points for stays at all Radisson Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson RED, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson, and Country Inn & Suites by Radisson hotels worldwide. More... Register & book now for stays Feb 1 - Apr 30, 21

Stash Hotel Rewards
- Double Stash Rewards Points for stays at The Ivey's Hotel Charlotte. More... Until Feb 28, 21

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