Clash of the credit cards

RWRDS Daily Update – April 5, 2023

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

The latest Clash of the Credit Cards

Today we released a new Clash of the Credit Cards and this battle sees two Points Earning Machines battle it out in the RC Arena. In this match up we see the MBNA Rewards World Elite Mastercard take on the Scotiabank Gold American Express Card. See who wins the clash here!

40% bonus on buying Marriott Bonvoy Points has been extended

The offer to receive a 40% Bonus when you buy 2,000 or more Marriott Bonvoy Points has been extended to April 13, 2023. With a 40% bonus you are buying points at 0.89 US cents each or roughly 1.2 cents each Canadian. Add in GST/HST and you are looking at paying around 1.35 cents each. Normally we value points around 1 cent Canadian so it may seem like this isn’t a very good deal but it can be. For example in our latest update to our Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express®* Card Review there are examples of receving value of 1.96 to 5.6 cents per point. It’s not hard to do the math and see that buying points can be worth it!  Click here to buy Marriott Bonvoy Points.

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Six more Cobalt Multipliers in the GTA area

Cobalt Multipliers

Thanks to Rod for providing another half dozen 5x points locations for the Cobalt Card in the GTA area:

  • Taps Public House Mississauga
  • Old Spaghetti Factory Toronto (noted as Canada wide on the list)
  • El Mariachi Tacos Mississauga
  • Avsar Restaurant Mississauga
  • Chai Pani Oakville
  • Veggie Planet Mississauga

Click here to check out our complete Cobalt Confirmed Multipliers list.

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Earn 100 points just for joining Branded Surveys and then earn more points for each survey you complete. Points can be redeemed for gift cards. Click here to join.

Fairmont Hotels: Save up to15% on stays at Fairmont Hotel & Resorts in North & Central America. Book by Apr 13, 23 for stays Apr 6 – Aug 31, 23. Click here for more details & to book this offer.

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

Canadian Bonus Offers

Finnair Plus
– Earn 2x Plus Points when you stay at any participating Accor Hotels in Canada and Worldwide. Register & book by Apr 17 for stays until Jul 7, 23. More…

Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
– Earn 3x Miles&Smiles Miles when you stay at any participating Accor Hotels in Canada and Worldwide. Register & book by Apr 15 for stays until May 15, 23. More…

United MileagePlus
– Earn Double MileagePlus Miles for stays at participating IHG Hotels in Canada and Worldwide. Book by Apr 30 for stays until Jun 30, 23. More…

Other Bonus Offers

Marriott Bonvoy
New Orleans 4,000 bonus Bonvoy Points PER NIGHT for stays at the Le Méridien New Orleans. Book now for stays until May 11, 23 More…
Tucson 5,000 bonus Bonvoy Points for stays at the Four Points by Sheraton Tucson Airport. Book now for stays until May 5, 23 More…

Miles & More
– Earn up to 10x Miles & More Miles when you rent for 2 or more days with Sixt Worldwide. Book by Apr 30 for rentals May 1 – Jun 30, 23. More…

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
– 20% Virgin Points Discount when you redeem for Economy Classic Reward Flights between London Heathrow and Johannesburg, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, or Tel Aviv. Book by Apr 27 for travel until May 31, 23. More…