Wednesday, July 21, 2021

July 21 Update: Canalta Rewards adds elite tiers with more benefits, JetBlue TrueBlue added to Rewards Canada & 2,500 free Qatar Airways Qmiles

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.

Western Canada's Canalta Hotels has made changes to their Canalta Rewards program. You may have received an email from them stating this:

Some of you may be aware already that we are making a few changes to our rewards program. Your points will remain the same, and you will still earn points the same way. 

We are moving our program to a new platform, so please bare with us while we work out some of the kinks during the move. 

Some exciting news with the new platform: We will be bringing back Gift Cards again! And we will be adding a brand new tier system.

With a number of technical issues with our Canalta Hotels App - we will be retiring the app. However, the new site is totally mobile friendly! 

It appears the major change is a new back end system that the program will run on, the removal of their app and a new tier system. There are no changes to points earning or redemption options with the program 


That new tier system is actually an elite tier system that see three tiers. Tier 1, 2 and 3 as they are called are as follows:

Tier 1
Qualifier → 1 - 39,999 Points
- Earn 500 points for every $25 spent
- Member exclusive rates
- no blackouts

Tier 2
Qualifier → 40,000 - 79,999 Points
- Earn 15% faster than Tier 1 -- 575 points for $25
- Member exclusive rates
- no blackouts
- Early Checkin & Checkout

Tier 3
Qualifier → 80,000+ Points
- Earn 25% faster than Tier 1 -- 625 points for $25
- Member exclusive rates
- no blackouts
- Early Checkin & Checkout
- Free Room Upgrades (When available)
- Welcome Gift (Cookies) or Bonus Points of 500
- Faster Wifi Speeds (Where available)
- Gift - Cult Follower Tier (Once a year)

What is not told to us (at least not yet) on the Canalta site is how long do you have for qualifying for one of their elite tiers? Are those annual points requirements? Most likely so since almost all programs run on an annual basis but you never know, with a small program like this the period for qualifying could be longer. As soon as we learn something more we'll definitely let you know. Also, would love to know what the "Cult Follower Tier" is that you can gift should you reach Tier 3!

Learn more about the revamped Canalta Rewards here
(you will have to login or join and login to see the details)

Images via Canalta Rewards


I have now gotten around to adding a JetBlue TrueBlue page to Rewards Canada bonus offers section in anticipation of the airline starting their Vancouver flights next summer. There aren't a lot of offers for us Canadians just yet - well just one for buying their points right now but we do list some others should you look at flying JetBlue in the U.S. prior to them launching flights here. Check out our new JetBlue TrueBlue bonus points page here.


If you are not a member of Qatar Airways Privilege Club you can join right now and get 2,500 Qmiles absolutely free. Then if you fly with them by the end of the year (book by Sep 30) they'll give you an additional 5,000 Qmiles + 50 bonus elite qualifying Qpoints. Use enrollment code OALSMH121 if it doesn't fill in automatically. Learn more about this offer here.

Image via Qatar Airways

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Canadian Bonus Offers


Other Bonus Offers

Avianca LifeMiles
- 150% Bonus when you buy LifeMiles. More... Until Aug 3, 21

Choice Hotels Privileges
- Save up to 25% when you buy Choice Privileges Points. More... Until Aug 31, 21

Hilton Honors
- 100% Bonus when you buy 20,000, 40,000 or 80,000 Hilton Honors points online. More... Until Jul 29, 21

JetBlue TrueBlue
- Receive up to a 50% Bonus when you TrueBlue points. More... Until Jul 28, 21

Marriott Bonvoy
- 2,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points PER NIGHT Monday to Wednesday at the Le Meridien New Orleans More... Until Sep 15, 21
- 2,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points PER NIGHT on Thursday-Sunday nights at the Boston Marriott Burlington,. More... Jul 31 - Sep 30, 21

Qatar Airways Privilege Club
- Earn up to 7,500 bonus Qmiles + 50 bonus Qpoints when you join Qatar Airways Privilege Club. You'll receive 2,500 Qmiles just for joining and then 50 bonus Qpoints and l 5,000 bonus Qmiles when you take your first Qatar Airways flight. More... Join by Sep 30 and travel by Dec 31, 21


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