April 29 Update: Air Transat will now provide refunds for flights cancelled by COVID-19, Amex Offer for Kinton Ramen & we added a Brim Financial page!

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daily dose) of loyalty program, credit card and travel news, bonuses,
deals and more.

Air Transat
released news today that they will receive $700 Million
in funding from the Federal Government and as such will now allow
travellers who received travel credits as a result of COVID-19 to
request refunds for those credits. It’s been a long time coming for
Canadian consumers to get refunds on all the flights and vacation
packages that had to be cancelled since last March. WestJet took the
initiative first out of the big carriers with Air Canada and now Air
Transat only announcing refunds once they were granted loans from the
government. Air Transat has set up a dedicated page on their website
where you can request a refund for your travel credit. Visit that page here and please let us and our fellow readers know how the process works out for you!

This is the criteria for getting a refund from Air Transat:

Eligibility criteria:

  1. I have a travel credit
  2. My departure was scheduled for February 1, 2020, or later
  3. My booking was made before April 29, 2021
  4. I did not transfer my travel credit, nor was it transferred to me
  5. I did not submit a claim to my insurance company
  6. My booking is not subject to an active chargeback claim, nor has it already been refunded by my credit card provider 

Image via Air Transat

 A new Amex Offer is available for ordering from Kinton Ramen. This
offer doesn’t show up for any of my cards (I’m guessing because there
are no Kinton Ramens in Alberta) but I did find it on Amex’s general page of offers which tends to list offers that are open to all members. The offer is as follows:

Spend at least $20 in qualifying purchases using your registered Card
at participating Kinton Ramen location(s) or at www.kintonramen.com by
19/07/2021 and earn a one-time $5 statement credit.

You’ll find this and all other offers on our Guide to American Express Canada ‘Amex Offers’

Image via American Express

We now have a dedicated page for Brim Financial Credit Cards and products on Rewards Canada. Right now you can find the details of their three credit card offerings on it. Visit the page here.

Image via Brim


Posts since our last update:


Fairmont Hotels Canada Residents Rate for stays in B.C.
– Save up to 20% enjoy complimentary parking, a room upgrade and a
late check out of 5pm for stays at the Fairmont Waterfront Vancouver,
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Fairmont Pacific Rim Vancouver, Fairmont
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Rewards Canada receives a small commission when you use any of
the above offers. You don’t have to chose to use our links but we thank
you in advance if you do.

Canadian Bonus Offers


Other Bonus Offers

Air China Phoenix Miles

– Double Phoenix Miles for stays at all participating World Hotels Worldwide. More… Until Mar 31, 22

Hyatt World of Hyatt

– Receive a complimentary Office for the Day award for every Work from Hyatt package of 5+ nights completed. More… May 1 – Jun 30, 21

Marriott Bonvoy

– 5,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points for stays of 2 or more nights at the Aloft Taipei Zhongshan. More… Until May 31, 21

Shangri-La Golden Circle

– Double Elite Tier Night Credits for any qualifying stay at any Shangri-La, Kerry, JEN, and Traders destinations worldwidee. More… May 1 – Jul 31, 21

Southwest Rapid Rewards

– Earn up to Quadruple Rapid Rewards Points when you rent a car at any
participating Budget airport location in the United States. More… Until Jan 31, 22

Wyndham Rewards

– 25% Discount when you buy 3,000 or more Wyndham Rewards Points. More… Until May 7, 21