Wednesday, April 14, 2021

April 14 Update: Aeroplan's generous refund policy extended, What you actually have to spend to get a credit card bonus & Maximizing elite status benefits from The Platinum Card

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.

Air Canada's
generous refund policy for Aeroplan flight rewards tickets has been extended by one month to May 31 from April 30. This means all flights booked by that date can be changed or cancelled free of charge. Learn more here.

  • For changes, you’ll pay only the difference in points, or receive a partial refund if your new itinerary requires fewer points.
  • For cancellations, you’ll receive all of your Aeroplan points back in your account, plus a full refund of any associated taxes, fees and surcharges on the unused value of your travel. (Note that refunds will not apply for previously-charged fees, including contact centre booking fees and change fees, or for government taxes and fees which are non-refundable by law.)
  • Beginning June 1, 2021, Aeroplan flight rewards booked through May 31, 2021 will be eligible for a one-time free change or cancellation. Any subsequent change or cancellation after a change may be subject to a fee.

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Our feature on What you actually have to spend to get some of the best credit card welcome bonus offers has been updated (it was long overdue). In this piece we look at some of the more popular cards in Canada and what it actually takes in terms of spend and time to receive those welcome bonuses! Check out the feature here.


 Another feature that was updated today is our piece on How to maximize the elite status benefits from The Platinum Card from American Express. Now that the card lost its Shangri-La Hotels elite status option this article needed to be updated. Now with the card you can receive up to 9 hotel, 3 car rental and 1 cruise line elite status. Read the article here.


is further extending their flight suspensions to sun destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean to June 4 due to the continuing restrictions in place for travelling, primarily on return to Canada. (Source WestJet)


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Canadian Bonus Offers


Other Bonus Offers

Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 20% Miles+Bonus Miles Discount when you redeem miles for any award flight on Aegean or Olympic. More... Book by Apr 28, 21

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
- 2,000 Bonus Mileage Plan Miles when complete two flights on Alaska Airlines and two flights on American Airlines More... Register by Apr 30 for travel May 15 – Sep 15, 21
- Triple Mileage Plan Miles on all rentals of three days or longer at any Dollar location Worldwide. More... Until Dec 31, 21
- Triple Mileage Plan Miles on all rentals of three days or longer at any Thrifty location Worldwide. More... Until Dec 31, 21

ALL Accor Live Limitless
- Triple ALL Rewards Points for stays at participating Accor Hotels in South Korea. More... Book by Apr 30 for stays until Jun 13, 21

Hyatt World of Hyatt
- 1,000 Bonus World of Hyatt points per night for stays at the Hyatt House Denver / Aurora More... Until Jul 30, 21
- 1,000 Bonus World of Hyatt points per night for stays at the Hyatt Place Murfreesboro More... May 12 - Aug 30, 21
- 1,000 Bonus World of Hyatt points per night for stays at the Hyatt House The Woodlands / Shenandoah More... Apr 27 - Jul 30, 21

IHG Rewards
- Receive a free reward night (up to 40,000 points) when you enroll or renew InterContinental Hotels Ambassador membership and complete an InterContinental Hotels stay. More... Register Apr 15 - Jul 31 and complete stay by Aug 31, 21

Marriott Bonvoy
- 2,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points for stays at the Moxy Osaka Honmachi. More... Until Apr 30, 21

Melia Hotels MeliaRewards
- Earn up to 15,000 Bonus MeliaRewards points and up to 30% off for stays of 4 or more nights at participating Melia Hotels Worldwide. More... Book by May 16 for stays until Dec 31, 21

Miles & More
- Earn up to 8x Bonus Miles & More Miles when you rent with Hertz in Germany, Spain (Mainland), France, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Portugal, United Kingdom, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark. More... Book by May 31 for rentals until Oct 31, 21

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