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.

Image via AIR MILES

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.

Image via Hyatt


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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
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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
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