Tuesday, December 21, 2021

December 21 Update: Ultimate No Foreign Transaction Fee Credit Card Portfolio, New Scotia card designs & Flair Airlines adding flights to New York JFK

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! 

Another Ultimate Portfolio update today - this time we updated updated The Ultimate No Foreign Transaction Fee Credit Card Portfolio! This one only had small tweaks to update Scotia Rewards to Scene+ and of course it has been updated to the new Rewards Canada template. Check out the updated portfolio here!


Scotia has revealed what their cards will look like now that they are Scene+ credit cards. The new look is being applied to the old Scene Visa card and to the American Express Cards. The other cards that do earn Scene+ points are their Passport Visa cards which for the time being appear to be retaining the travel look. Apparently the new look cards won't be available however until sometime later in 2022. (Thanks to @Joshnet for the tip!)

Keeping on the topic of Scotia we'd love to hear if our readers happen to have any updates on the technical issues arising from the launch of the new combined program. Let us know if your total account balances have been corrected and also if the Scotia card multipliers are posting correctly yet? We have heard they have corrected the redemption amounts for any travel (including transit) so that means you should be able to redeem 100 points towards $1 for those purchases. 

Card images via Scotia


Flair Airlines continues on with their expansion to the U.S. Today they announced flights to New York JFK. Flights from Toronto will start on April 7, 2022 and initially look to be operating twice per week on Thursdays and Sundays. Learn more here

Rwrds reminder: Four credit cards that can make flying with Flair Airlines even cheaper!

Image via Flair



You can earn 15,000 bonus Be Well points when you spend $35 or more at Rexall until Thursday Dec 23. Simply log in to your account to load the offer. 

Image via Rexall


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