November 26 Update: Marriott cards will earn 5x points with The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection & Black Friday deals galore!


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! 

A few weeks back we brought you the details of the new Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection joining Marriott Bonvoy (read about that here).
At that time it was announced that Marriott co-branded cards will earn
accelerated points for the cruise purchases but details weren’t revealed
as to whether that was just for U.S. cards or if Canadian Cards were
included. Also not revealed at the time was what the accelerated earn
rate may be. We posed the question to Amex Canada and received the
following good news response:

Confirming that Ritz-Carlton Yachts cruise line is a Marriott
property, therefore Canadian Cardmembers would be awarded the
accelerated points of 5x on Marriott properties.

That means if you have the Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express® Card or the Marriott Bonvoy™ Business American Express® Card
you’ll earn the same amount of points per dollar spent as you would
staying at any Marriott hotel. And with the Ritz-Carlton Yacht
Collection being an ultra-luxurious cruise line with cruises running in
the range US$3,000 to $6,000USD or more per person you would earn a
boatload of points on those purchases if you paid with one those two
cards! Two people on a Transatlantic cruise at US$6,900pp would earn well over 80,000 points.

Today is Black Friday so that means even more travel and shopping deals have been revealed today. We keep adding them to our Black Friday / Cyber Monday / Holiday 2021 Deals page
so be sure to check it frequently as it being updated every hour or so!
New offers added late last night and this morning include Black Friday
deals from Royal Air Maroc where you can fly from Montreal to Casablanca
for as little as $606 (must be booked today), Air CanadaVacations with
up to 50% off packages for travel in December and January, Turkish
Airlines Friday FlyDay offer and Singapore Airlines offering flights
from Vancouver to Asia for as little as $749. Check it out here

Posts since our last update:


For the latest deals please check our Black Friday / Cyber Monday / Holiday 2021 Deals page!

Canadian Bonus Offers


Other Bonus Offers

ALL Accor Live Limitless

– Earn up to Triple ALL Rewards Points for stays at participating Accor Hotels in Europe. More… Book by Dec 20 for stays until Dec 30, 21

Marriott Bonvoy

– 3,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points per stay at the Sheraton Suites Columbus Worthington. More…. Valid for stays until Dec 31, 21

– 5,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points PER NIGHT at the Sheraton or Le Meridien Charlotte hotels. More… Valid for stays until Dec 24, 21

Qantas Frequent Flyer

Triple Qantas Points on any eligible direct domestic Qantas flight to
Darwin, Alice Springs or Uluru/Ayers Rock, or a Jetstar Max fare on any
eligible Jetstar operated flight to Uluru/Ayers Rock. More… Register & book by Nov 30 for travel Jan 18 to Nov 14, 22