Friday, February 19, 2021

February 19 Update: List of authorized hotels for Canada's mandatory hotel stopover requirement, Amex mobile payment bonus points posting & another 100K offer for PC Financial Mastercards

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! 

The Government of Canada released their list of authorized hotels for the new mandatory hotel stopover requirement when travelers return to Canada. This mandatory requirement of a 3 night starts at 11:59pm ET on Sunday February 21. Remember this requirement is over and above the other requirements already in place of having a negative COVID-19 molecular test within 3 days of your departure and the mandatory 14 day quarantine (the 3 day hotel stay counts as part of those 14 days) Learn more here.
Here are the approved hotels:


  • Acclaim Hotel
  • Marriot Calgary Airport


  • Aloft Montreal Airport
  • Crowne Plaza Montreal Airport
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Montreal Airport
  • Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal


  • Alt Hotel Pearson Airport
  • Four Points by Sheraton and Element Toronto Airport
  • Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport
  • Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Toronto International Airport


  • Westin Wall Centre Vancouver Airport

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Earlier in the month we let you know about the Amex offer for making mobile payments from select cards. In our household we received the offer on The Platinum Card from American Express and American Express Marriott Bonvoy Card. I have been using my Platinum card for some mobile payments and the 3x points are posting quickly. Here's a snippet of some of those points earned:

The offer allows for up to 1,500 bonus points to be earned - I'm at 937 so far and should easily make the 1,500 before the March 31 end date.

Image via American Express


PC Financial seems to be offering their 100,000 point bonus for their Mastercards quite regularly now as the offer has returned for new applications completed by February 24. Once again it is good for any one of the three cards in their portfolio:

  • PC Financial Mastercard
  • PC Financial World Mastercard
  • PC Financial World Elite Mastercard

To receive the bonus you need to apply via this link and make your first purchase with your new card at a participating store where President's Choice products are sold.

Image via PC Financial


Posts since our last update:


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Canadian Bonus Offers


Other Bonus Offers

ALL Accor Live Limitless
- 4x ALL Rewards Points for stays at the Faena Hotel Miami Beach. More... Book by May 16 for stays until Jul 16, 21

IHG Rewards Club
- 10,000 Bonus IHG Rewards Club Points for stays of 3 nights or longer at the Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Desert Club Resort or the Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Orange Lake Resort.  More... Book by Apr 1, 21

Marriott Bonvoy
- Earn up to 30,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points for stays at the TownePlace Suites Jacksonville. More... Until Mar 24, 21
- 2,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points per night Sunday through Thursday at The Otis Hotel, Autograph Collection Austin. More... Until Mar 31, 21
- 3,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points per stay at the The Westin Stonebriar Hotel & Golf Club Frisco. More...Until Mar 16, 21
- 2,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points when you stay 2+ nights Sunday through Wednesday at the Autograph Collection Hotel Nassau Breda.  More... Until Apr 28, 21
- Earn 5,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points per night for stays of 2 or more nights at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay. Maximum bonus of 15,000 points per stay. More... Until Mar 31, 21

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- Double QMiles when you rent a car for 1 or more days with Sixt Worldwide. More... Until Mar 15, 21

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