Friday, October 29, 2021

October 29 Update: Rewards Canada Podcast named a top finance podcast, IHG Rewards further extending elite status & Hotels. com extends stamps and reward nights

 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 100,000 bonus points worth $500, has no foreign transaction fees and no annual fee in the first year! 

The Rewards Canada Podcast has been named as one of the top 40 finance podcasts in Canada by Hardbacon. Hardbacon is a personal finance application used by more than 30,000 Canadians and our podcast is the only loyalty rewards show to make it on the list of, you guessed it, mostly finance podcasts! We are honoured to be recognized on the list as we do often state that loyalty programs should play a larger role in your financial planning. Check out the list of the 40 podcasts here and as always you can check out our Podcast here

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IHG Rewards
is the next hotel program to extend elite status another year. All elite members will automatically have their status extended to February 2023. There is no word yet on whether they will extend points expiry so if you don't hold elite status with IHG points are set to start expiring as of December 31, 2021. Click here to learn more.


Hotels. com Rewards
also announced an extension in their program. Now Stamps and Reward Nights won't expire until June 30, 22. The program typically requires one completed stay every 12 months so if you fall into that category where you may lose some stamps or reward nights by next June at least you have some time to plan a stay over the next 8 months. Learn more here.

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Shoppers Drug Mart and PC Optimum have brought back a Bonus Redemption Event for this weekend. You can get up to $100 in extra value from your points when you redeem in-store or online. Click here to learn more.

Tier #1: Get $15 in extra value (15,000 PC Optimum points) when you redeem 50,000 - 90,000 PC Optimum points; Tier #2: Get $40 in extra value (40,000 PC Optimum points) when you redeem 100,000 - 190,000 PC Optimum points; Tier #3: Get $100 in extra value (100,000 PC Optimum points) when you redeem 200,000 - 500,000 PC Optimum points;


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Marriott Stay Longer & Save: Receive discounted rates for longer stays at participating locations in the U.S., Canada, Caribbean and Latin America.. 5+ nights at hotels, 7+ nights at resorts. Valid for stays until Jan 31, 22 Book this offer here.

The Globe & Mail: $0.99 per week for 24 weeks. Save over $140. Offer ends 10/31. Click here to subscribe.

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

Emirates Business Rewards
- 25% Bonus Business Rewards points when you book a flight to Dubai. More... Book by Nov 15 for travel until Mar 31, 22

Marriott Bonvoy
- 5,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points per stay that includes a Sunday night at the Courtyard Burbank Airport. More... Until Dec 15, 21
- 2,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points PER NIGHT when you stay 2 nights or more at the Fremont Marriott Silicon Valley. More... Until Dec 15, 21
- 2,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points per stay at the Renaissance Newport Beach Hotel. More... Until Dec 29, 21
- 3,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points per stay for Platinum, Titanium and Ambassador Elites at the TownePlace Suites Sacramento Cal Expo. More... Until Dec 15, 21

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
- Double KrisFlyer Miles for Sixt car rentals of 1 or more days in Germany. More... Until Dec 15, 21


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