September 8 Update: Points earned for Red Cross donations count towards Everyday Status Qualification, earn bonus points on Air Canada gift cards & a 50,000 PC Optimum points offer

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daily dose) of loyalty program, credit card and travel news, bonuses,
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Rewards Canada reader Jason T. reached out to us via Facebook and asked if the promotion for earning Air Canada Aeroplan points for donating to the Canadian Red Cross counts
towards Everday Status Qualification. We reached out to Aeroplan and
have confirmation that yes those points do count! Technically speaking
you could donate $5,000 and receive 100,000 points which would earn you
Aeroplan 25K status. But as Jason also points out these donations
aren’t tax deductible so if you were to donate $5,000 that’s a significant amount you can’t deduct that from your taxes. You might have to do the math to see if the Status is worth more than the deduction. Nonetheless this is something to consider if
you are nearing that 100K mark and need a boost you to get
that status. Click here to learn more about this donation offer.

Image via Canadian Red Cross


Be sure to check your email in box for a bonus points offer from Air
Canada for buying their gift cards. I received an offer for up 5 points
per dollar spent: Earn 1 bonus point for every $1 spent when you buy up to $750 in Air Canada® Gift Cards, and 5 bonus points for every $1 spent over $750. Based on the terms and condition this offer is targeted and not available to everyone.

Image via Air Canada


Shoppers Drug Mart is offering 50,000 bonus PC Optimum points (worth $50) when you spend $150 or more today and tomorrow. This offer is online only. Shop online here.

Image via Shoppers Drug Mart

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Save up to $100 on Aer Lingus flights from Toronto to Dublin & Europe. Book by Sep 15. Learn more here

Marriott Suiten your Stay – Receive a complimentary
room upgrade or discounted suite. Offer varies by property. Select
hotels in US, Canada, Caribbean & LATAM only. Valid for stays until
Jan 31, 22. Book this offer here.

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

Simplify the way you trade cryptocurrency by joining me on NDAX – Use my referral link and we will both get $10. Learn more here.

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


Other Bonus Offers

Choice Privileges

– Earn up to 5,000 Bonus Privileges Points for stays with Choice Hotels
Worldwide. Earn 2,000 points for a stay of 2 nights or 5,000 points for
3+ nights. More… Register and book now for stays Sep 12 – Oct 31, 21

Marriott Bonvoy

– 10,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points per stay at The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort Costa Navarino. More… Until Oct 27, 21

– 2,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points per stay at the TownePlace Suites Vincennes. More… Until Oct 13, 21

United MileagePlus

Earn up to 100% Bonus MileagePlus Miles when you buy MileagePlus Miles. Total bonus varies by member. More… Until Sep 28, 21