Tuesday, March 1, 2022

March 1 Update: Amex Offer for St. Louis Bar & Grill, Cobalt Card 30,000 point welcome bonus & American AAdvantage does away with 500 mile upgrades

Here's your Rewards Canada Daily update! Your 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! 

One new Amex Offers offer came out this week. For us this time we got it on the Cobalt Card which is great since this is a dining offer however there are no St. Louis Bar & Grill locations in Calgary but maybe if I make up to Edmonton I could utilize it.

Spend at least $50 in qualifying purchases using your registered Card at participating St. Louis Bar & Grill location(s) or at www.stlouiswings.com by 28/05/2022 and earn a one-time $10 statement credit. Registration cap applies. Terms apply.


Simply log in to your Amex account or go onto the Amex app to see if you this offers have been sent to you and to register for them.

You can find this and many more offers in our Guide to American Express Canada 'Amex Offers'

Note: Just as this was going to be published we saw even more offers have come out - stay tuned for another post!

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And speaking of the American Express Cobalt Card hopefully you got the hint the 50K bonus was ending with our push on the card on our site over the past couple of days. That's right as of today the welcome bonus is back to the card's standard 30,000 points which is achieved as 2,500 points per month for each month you spend $500 on the card in the first 12 months. Click here to learn more about the Cobalt Card



The revamped American Airlines AAdvantage program officially kicked off yesterday. We've already brought you the details of the changes to elite status qualification and how they have done away with the variety of elite requirements (segments, spend, miles) and replaced them with one status currency called Loyalty Points. However the big news from yesterday's launch is the program doing away with the 500 mile upgrades. Now all Gold and Platinum members will have access to complimentary upgrades on all American flights within North America without flight distance restrictions. Click here to learn more.

American is expanding complimentary upgrade access for AAdvantage Gold and AAdvantage Platinum members to include all flights on American within North America regardless of the flight distance. For travel starting March 2, an upgrade will automatically be requested if everyone in the reservation is eligible for a complimentary upgrade. Members will only need to use 500-mile upgrades if they want to upgrade travel companions who do not hold AAdvantage status.

Later this year, American will extend complimentary upgrades to one companion traveling on the same flight as the status member. At that time, all existing 500-mile upgrades in members’ accounts will each convert to 250 Loyalty Points toward the 2022 status qualification period.

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Posts since our last update:


Plaza Premium: Enjoy up to 20% off* adult lounge access (excluding Student Lounge) in the months of February and March 2022. Click here to book this offer.

Hilton Hotels: Stay at Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, LXR Hotels & Resorts, and Conrad Hotels & Resorts and receive a $150 on-property credit for each night you stay. Click here to book this offer.

Marriott: Save up to 15% off flexible rates when you book a Resort View room at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa. Valid for stays until Mar 26, 22
Click here for more details and to book this offer.

Canadian Bonus Offers

Air Canada Aeroplan
- Earn up to 60,000 Aeroplan points with the American Express® Aeroplan®* Card. More...
- Earn up to 1100,000 Aeroplan points with the American Express® Aeroplan®* Reserve Card. More...
- Earn up to 1100,000 Aeroplan points with the American Express® Aeroplan®* Business Reserve Card More...

Scotia Rewards
- Earn up to 45,000 bonus Scene+ points with the Scotiabank Gold American Express Card. More...
- Earn up to 35,000 bonus Scene+ points with the Scotiabank Passport Visa Infinite Card. More...

Other Bonus Offers

Iberia Plus
- 25% Avios Discount when you redeem for award flights on select Iberia Express routes in Spain and Europe. Book by Apr 30, 22for travel until Jun 15, 22 More...

Marriott Bonvoy
-  1,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points per night at the at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Providence Airport Warwick. Valid for stays until Apr 18, 22 More...
- 3,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points PER NIGHT at the Renaissance Warsaw Airport Hotel. Valid for stays until Apr 7, 22 More...

Miles & More
- Up to a 51% Miles & More Miles discount when you redeem miles for a Mileage Bargain / Meilenschnaeppchen award flight redemption. Typical discount is 50% off economy class and 51% off business class. Book by Mar 31 for travel Jun 15 - Jul 31, 22.. More...

Radisson Rewards
- Up to a 50% Bonus when you buy Radisson Rewards Points.Valid until Mar 31, 22 More...


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