June 1 Update: When earning 5x points isn’t the same as earning 5x points – a loyalty lesson, more TD card offers extended & SiriusXM Amex offer

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daily dose) of loyalty program, credit card and travel news, bonuses,
deals and more. This update is brought to you by the HSBC World Elite Mastercard which is currently offering a welcome bonus of up to 70,000 bonus points and no annual fee in the first year! 


There are several credit cards in Canada that award 5x points on
purchases at select merchants but surprisingly those 5x points aren’t
all equal. We’ve updated our very popular article When earning 5x points isn’t the same as earning 5x points – a loyalty lesson as the negative changes from BMO kicked in last month and now we have the positive change from American Express that happened yesterday. Read that post here!

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Yesterday we let you know that TD extended the current welcome bonus on the TD® Aeroplan® Visa Infinite* Card but the bank also extended the 50,000 point + Buddy Pass offer on the TD® Aeroplan® Visa Infinite Privilege* Card as well as the 6% cash back offer with first year free on the TD Cash Back Visa Infinite* Card and the 60,000 point + first year free offer on the TD® First Class Travel® Visa Infinite* Card.  

You can see all these offers on our TD page.

Yet another Amex Offers offer to let you know about. I received this one on my Cobalt Card and it is for monthly streaming with Sirius XM:

Register your eligible Card and earn a $5 statement credit when you
make a SiriusXM Streaming monthly subscription purchase of at least $9
charged to your registered Card at www.siriusxm.ca/amex by 31/10/2021. Limit of 3 credits. Registration cap applies. Terms apply.

You can see this and many other offers in our Guide to American Express Canada ‘Amex Offers’

Rewards Canada reader Ian commented with a great idea for the American Express Gold Rewards Card in our post about tweaking the card:

“No FX fees ? Get this ball rolling in Canada – it ain’t going to be
the big 5 banks .. they work together so we need the other major
players to step up!”

This would be the ideal card for Amex to implement their first ever
public No FX fee benefit. Several reasons why is the card is considered a
travel card and No FX fees go hand in hand with travel plus I feel that
in terms of a revenue hit putting No FX fees on the Gold Rewards Card
it would be less so than offering it on a card like the Cobalt Card. Read more about our thoughts on tweaking the Gold Rewards Card here.

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Aer Lingus: Travel from Toronto to Europe from $479. Book by June 8 for travel September 1 – March 31, 2022. Find out more here.

Fairmont Hotels Canada Residents Rate for stays in B.C.
– Save up to 20% enjoy complimentary parking, a room upgrade and a
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Simplify the way you trade cryptocurrency by joining me on NDAX – Use my referral link and we will both get $10. Learn more here.

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you in advance if you do.

Canadian Bonus Offers


Other Bonus Offers

Hyatt World of Hyatt

– Up to 1,000 Bonus World of Hyatt points per night for stays at the Hyatt Regency Shanghai Songjiang. More… Until Aug 30, 21

– Up to 1,000 Bonus World of Hyatt points per night for stays at The Seabird Resort Oceanside. More… Until Aug 30, 21

– Up to 1,000 Bonus World of Hyatt points per night for stays at the Hyatt Place Charlotte / University Research Park. More… Until Aug 30, 21

Marriott Bonvoy

– 2,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points per stay at the Clearwater Beach Marriott Suites on Sand Key. More… Until Jul 17, 21

Red Roof Inn RediRewards

– 7,000 Bonus RediPoints when you complete two separate stays at Red
Roof Inn, Red Roof PLUS+, The Red Collection and HomeTowne Studios by
Red Roof f in the U.S., Japan, Brazil and Canada.More… Until Sep 7, 21

Stash Hotel Rewards

– 1,000 Bonus Stash Rewards Points when you book any hotel stays via Stash Rewards. More… Book by Jun 30, 21