November 16 Update: Two big AIR MILES earning events coming soon, Radisson Rewards extends inactive points accounts & Swoop expands in Edmonton

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! 

Shops Early Black Friday Event will start
on November 19! You can earn 15x the Miles sitewide! Makes me wonder
what the actual Black Friday offer will be? 20x miles? I hope that’s the

As well AIR MILES Bonus Boom Boost launches on November 18 – this time you can earn up to 800 bonus AIR MILES Reward Miles and be entered to win up to 1 Million Miles. You’ll earn 400 miles if you use 4 different Bonus Boom offers, 600 when you use 6 different Bonus Boom offers or 800 when you use 8 different Bonus Boom offers. We’ll follow up with a separate post on the 18th once the event is live!

Images via AIR MILES 

Several times over the past few weeks we’ve brought you the details
of some hotel loyalty programs extending points expiry but were warning
about World of Hyatt and Radisson Rewards Americas as
they had not announced any plans to do so. In fact with Radisson they
sent an email to me saying my points will be expiring at the end of the
year several weeks ago but just last week another email came in
with the following:

In October you received an email from us regarding your points
expiring at the end of December. As a thank you for being a valuable
member of Radisson Rewards Americas we have added 100 points to your
account to keep your point balance active. Your points will no longer
expire on December 31, 2021, and will be active for another 24 months.

Thank you to Radisson Rewards Americas for this move! Now I don’t
have to convert points or figure out some other way to redeem them in
the next month. When I logged into my account I did see my balance is 100 points higher however the 100
points doesn’t actually show in my transaction list.

Image via Radisson

WestJet’s ULCC Swoop announced a major route
expansion out of Edmonton yesterday. The airline will be adding routes
to 8 cities in Canada and one to Palm Springs. The Palm Springs flights
will commence on December 16 while the domestic expansion is for the
Summer 2022 season and includes flights to/from Charlottetown, Comox,
Halifax, Kelowna, Moncton, Ottawa, Regina and Saskatoon. Click here to learn more.

Image via Swoop

Our Black Friday / Cyber Monday / Holiday 2021 Deals pages in now live! Check it out here and be sure to visit it often as new offers are being added all the time.

Posts since our last update:


Sandman Hotels Black Friday Offer: Save up to 40%
off the Standard Rate, plus RSVP Rewards members get an additional 10%
and double points. Book by Nov 30 for stays until Apr 30, 22  Click here for more details and to book this offer.

Hilton: Receive a free night at select Hilton
resorts Worldwide. Receive your 3rd, 6th or 7th night free depending on
the location. Book by Dec 31, 21 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

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan

Receive up to 50% Bonus Mileage Plan Miles when you buy or gift miles. More… Until Dec 23, 21

Emirates Skywards

– Earn up to 6,500 bonus Skywards miles when you book hotel stays via Emirates Skywards Hotels. More… Book by Jan 31 for stays until Feb 28, 22

Etihad Guest

One Bonus Elite Tier Mile when you transfer points from bank rewards
partners to Etihad Guest Miles. There is a minimum requirement of 5,000
miles to be deposited to your account and a maximum bonus of 20,000 tier
miles awarded. More… Until Nov 30, 21

Marriott Bonvoy

– 5,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points PER NIGHT at the JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul. More…  Valid for stays until Dec 31, 21

– 2,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points PER NIGHT at the SpringHill Suites Denver Airport. More…   Valid for stays until Dec 24, 21

– 3,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points per stay including any night Sunday-Thursday at the Edwin Hotel, Autograph Collection Chattanooga. More…  Valid for stays until Dec 16, 21