June 30 Update: Amex’s Eats & Drinks bonus points posting fast, Alaska Airlines extends their EQM bonus on flights & which Canadian credit card issuer will be the first to drop Priority Pass?

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 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! 

The accelerated earn rates from American Express that
launched last week for existing cardmembers are posting super fast! And
contrary to what we were told the bonus points are over and above the
regular earn rates! For example the screenshots below from some
purchases made on my Platinum Card are working out as 11 points per
dollar for purchases that only earn 1 point per dollar normally
(SkipTheDishes & Sobeys) and 13 points per dollar for dining purchases that normally earn
3 points per dollar (Flores & Pine in this case).
Previous communication with Amex stated these would simply be 10 points
per dollar. I’m not going to complain however as earning 11 to 13 points per dollar spent is simply amazing.

Click here to learn more about the awesome new accelerated offers and new best ever Amex welcome bonuses!

Images via American Express


Alaska Airlines has once again extended their great
offer of providing a 50% bonus on elite qualifying miles for flying on
Alaska.Alaska’s flights to and from Canada are included. At this time that’s only Vancouver but hopefully they restart more Canadian routes soon. This offer
does not require registration and is open to all Mileage Plan members.
The promotion will now end on September 30, 2021. Learn more here

Image via Alaska Airlines


We are surveying our Twittter followers for the next
day to see “Which Canadian credit card issuer will be the first to drop
Priority Pass for Dragon Pass or another business class lounge access
provider?” The options are Scotia, CIBC,Vancity and then all Mastercards
that offer LoungeKey. Twitter only allows four options otherwise I
would have also added in the RBC Avion Visa Infinite Privilege Card. Be sure to cast your vote here and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter if you don’t already do so!

The Air Canada Aeroplan eStore is offering up to 5x points at online at select Canadian retailers until July 2. Learn more here.

Image via Aeroplan

Thanks to the changes made to the MBNA Rewards World Elite® Mastercard®
we had to once again update our recently updated feature on the Top 5
Mastercards to use at Costco. The aforementioned card which was the best
card to use at Costco now drops off the list. Brim’s World Elite Mastercard now takes the top spot and the RBC Cash Back Preferred World Elite MasterCard jumps to 5th spot. See the updated feature here.

Image via Costco

The National Bank of Canada page on Rewards Canada
got an update and revamping today! Prior to today we only listed one of
the bank’s cards on the page. Now we have ll their travel rewards and
cash back cards listed. Rewards Canada does earn a commission if you
apply for NBC cards via that page – you don’t have to use our links but
we thank you in advance if you choose to do so and help support Rewards
Canada. See the page and all the cards here.

Image via National Bank

Posts since our last update:


Air Canada Summer Sale: Save in cash or points on all flights from coast-to-coast for travel until June 15, 2022. Book by July 2. Find out more here.

WestJet Set Your Sights on Sunshine sale: Save on
flights and vacation packages to sunny destinations across Canada. Book
by July 2 for travel until May 25, 22 Find out more here.

Motley Fool Canada: Have Money to Invest? New Stock Picks Every Month from Legendary Investors. Now Only $99

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WealthSimple Trade:  Receive $10 when you deposit and trade at least $100 worth of stock with WealthSimple Trade. Find out more here (We will also receive $25 when you sign up with our link)

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

ALL Accor Live Limitless

– Earn 1,000 bonus ALL Rewards points when you book and stay on a
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Other Bonus Offers

Delta SkyMiles

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

IHG Rewards

– 100% bonus when you buy 11,000 or more IHG Rewards Points. More… Until Jun 30, 21

90% bonus when you buy IHG Rewards Points. More… Jul 1 – 2, 21

75% bonus when you buy IHG Rewards Points. More… Jul 3 – Aug 13, 21

Marriott Bonvoy

– 1,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points for stays at the The Westin Resort & Spa Ubud, Bali. More… Until Aug 31, 21

– 2,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points PER NIGHT at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Key West. More… Until Aug 30, 21

– 2,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points PER NIGHT for stays at the Residence Inn Detroit Novi. More… Until Aug 1, 21

– 2,000 bonus Bonvoy Points PER NIGHT for stays at the AC Hotel San Jose Santa Clara More… Until Aug 31, 21

– 20,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points for stays of 3+ nights for Platinum, Titanium and Ambassador Elites at The St. Regis Florence. More… Until Sep 17, 21

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Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer

– Earn up to 2,000 bonus KrisFlyer Miles for car rentals of 3 or more days Worldwide booked via Qeeq. More… Until Aug 31, 21