October 6 Update: Mandatory COVID vaccination for Air & Rail travellers will start October 30, receive a 50% bonus when converting Marriott Points to Etihad & more

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Back in August the Federal Government stated that COVID-19 vaccination
will be mandatory for air, rail and cruise ship travel. At the time
they didn’t put dates in place that this new rule would become
effective. We now know from Justin Trudeau’s announcement that it will
be mandatory for “air travellers departing from Canadian airports, and
travellers on VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer trains” to be vaccinated by
October 30 however there will be a one month transition period “during
which travellers not yet fully vaccinated will be able to travel if
they can show a negative COVID-19 molecular test within 72 hours of
travel. This transition period will end on November 30, 2021.” (Source Government of Canada)

Etihad Guest is once again offering a transfer bonus
for converting points from other programs into Etihad Guest miles.
There are only three programs included this time and only one that is
available to Canadians and that is Marriott Bonvoy. Right now when you
convert Marriott Bonvoy points to Etihad Guest Miles you’ll get a 50%
bonus. This means if you convert at the ideal 60,000 Bonvoy Point level
you’ll get 25,000 Guest Miles plus the 50% of 12,500 miles for 37,500 in
total. Learn more about this offer here.


Rexall has a lower bonus this week of only 7,500 Be
Well bonus points however the spend required is also lower. That bonus
will be rewarded on spend of $20 or more made by October 7. Simply log
in to your Be Well account to load the offer.

Image via Rexall

PC Optimum on the other is keeping with the higher
spend higher bonus this week. You can earn 50,000 bonus PC Optimum
points when you spend $150 or more with Shoppers Drug Mart online. This
offer ends today however (Oct 6) Shop online here.

Image via Shoppers Drug Mart

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Canadian Bonus Offers

Air France KLM Flying Blue

– October Promo Rewards – Save 20% to 50% on the Award Miles usually
required for an award ticket. Destinations vary by each promotional
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Other Bonus Offers

Etihad Guest

50% Bonus Guest Miles when you transfer points from Marriott Bonvoy, KTC Thailand, Inbursa Mexico to Etihad Guest Miles. More… Until Oct 31, 21

Miles & More

– Earn up to 6,500 Bonus Miles & More Miles on Avis rentals Worldwide. More… . Book by Nov 30 for rentals until Feb 28, 22

United MileagePlus

Receive up to a 50% discount when you buy MileagePlus Miles. More… Until Oct 25, 21