RWRDS Daily Update – April 28, 2023

Here’s your RWRDS Canada update! Your near daily dose of loyalty program, credit card and travel news, bonuses, deals and more.

New Amex Offers for Our Place and Au Lit Fine Linens

Two more Amex Offers came out today for Our Place (They make amazing cookware – my wife loves them!) and Au Lit Fine Linens:

Get a statement credit equal to 20% of total qualifying purchases when you use your registered Card at by 26/07/2023. Limit of $40 in total credits. Registration cap applies. Terms apply.

Spend at least $600 in qualifying purchases using your registered Card at the Au Lit Fine Linens location in Toronto or at by 26/07/2023 and earn a one-time $120 statement credit. Terms apply.

Personally I received these offers on The Platinum Card from American Express but you may receive it on a different card. These are also available to holders of Scotiabank American Express Cards who simply need to register for the offer here.

Simply log in to your Amex account or go onto the Amex app to see if these 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’

Image via American Express

Hyatt Hotels to acquire Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Hyatt Hotels has announced the planned acquisition of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, the London based travel club that offers direct booking access to 1,500+ boutique and luxury properties around the world. Currently Mr. & Mrs. Smith is partnered with IHG and as such we can assume that once Hyatt’s acquisition of the hotel booking service is complete the parternship with IHG One Rewards will come to a close. Hyatt states they ” look forward to providing World of Hyatt members with a whole new collection of rewarding experiences” so these properties will be accessible to the World of Hyatt program.

“We are excited by this planned acquisition and to explore bringing guests and World of Hyatt members even more global luxury offerings across hundreds of geographies – including over 20 countries where there are currently no Hyatt hotels such as Fiji, Croatia, Iceland and Anguilla,” said Mark Vondrasek, chief commercial officer, Hyatt. “Founders Tamara and James Lohan alongside their impressive team have built the ultimate global direct booking collection of truly unique stay experiences including rooms located in treehouses, within caves, and underwater suites. Importantly, we see a lot of synergy between our collective ethos of care, and we look forward to working together to bring our shared focus to new, memorable stay experiences for guests and World of Hyatt members – and introduce new guests to Hyatt hotels around the world.”

Image courtesy of Hyatt

Guide to Expiry Rules Update

I completed a small update to our guide on Expiry and Inactivity Rules of Canadian & International Loyalty Programs. The guide now makes note of the Air France KLM World Elite Mastercard as an additional route to keeping your Flying Blue miles from expiring. You can check out the updated guide here.

This week in RWRDS

This week in RWRDS

The next episode of This week in RWRDS will air later today! This is our new YouTube Live series where discuss the week’s happenings in the world of points, miles, credit cards and travel. We’ll have some hints of what is coming in May in today’s episode so be sure to tune in! Barring any unforeseen circumstances this episode will air at 1:30pm MT / 3:30 ET. Be sure to subscribe to our channel so you can participate in the chat. Here’s a direct link for today’s video.

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Simplii Financial™ No Fee Chequing Account Life’s always busy and you work hard every day for your money – it’s time for your bank account to do the same. Welcome offer: Earn $400† when you become a new client. Offer ends June 30, 2023. Click here for more details

TAP Air Portugal: Fly from Canada to Europe and beyond from $519 Economy or $1,679 Business Class. Book by Apr 30 for travel Sep 15, 23, to Mar 31, 24. Click here to book this offer.

Canadian Bonus Offers


Other Bonus Offers

Delta SkyMiles
– 500 Bonus SkyMiles when you spend $100 or more shopping via the SkyMiles Shopping portal. Offer valid to May 5, 23. More…

Marriott Bonvoy
Dallas 1,000 bonus Bonvoy Points PER NIGHT for stays at The Westin Dallas Downtown. Book now for stays until May 19, 23 More…
Irving 15,000 bonus Bonvoy Points for stays at The Las Colinas Resort, Dallas. Book now for stays until Jun 23, 23 More…

– 2,500 Bonus MilleMiglia Miles when you book and complete your first hotel stay with Rocketmiles. Book by Jun 30, 23 More…

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
– Double KrisFlyer miles for stays of 4 or more nights at Gili Lankanfushi Maldives. Book now for stays until Dec 20, 24. More…