RWRDS Daily Update – January 3

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

Massive Emirates Skywards Devaluation

Over the course of the past week or so Ben at One Mile at a Time has been documenting the extremely severe and unannounced devaluation from Emirates Skywards. Rather than rehash it all here, I recommend you read his post here on how business and first class rewards have increased in cost.

On top of this the airline’s extremely popular fifth freedom flights between the U.S. and Europe have been decimated by mileage increases of nearly 100% and a huge a jump in the surcharges being levied, and by huge we mean from the likes of 150 Euros to over 1000 Euros. For those who like using Skywards out of Toronto you’ll note that a business class redemption now requires nearly the same amount of miles as what a first class reward cost prior to the devaluation.

For the time being, if you do want to fly an Emirates premium class your best bet continues to be Air Canada Aeroplan.

Image via Emirates

Expedia Canada is 2x points with the Cobalt Card

One small update to our Cobalt Card Multipliers list, thanks to hyh1004 for letting us know that is 2x points

You can see this and all other confirmed locations from around the world on our American Express Cobalt Card Confirmed Multiplier Locations page

Image via American Express

The free points from Jumeirah One are now posting

Just before Christmas we discussed the 1,000 free points being offered from Jumeirah One. I signed up after Christmas and the points are posting about a week after updating your interests. That’s enough points for a free bottle of wine or 500 Skywards miles. Learn more about the offer here

Screenshot via Jumeirah

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Accor Hotels: AAA/CAA members can receive 15% off and a $50 dining credit for stays in North America. Book now for stays until Jan 31, 23. Click here for more details & to book this offer.

Scotiabank: Make money while you wait. Earn up to 4.60% interest on your MomentumPLUS Savings Accounts for 5 months. Plus earn a $350* welcome bonus with the Scotiabank Ultimate Package!

Get up to 5.05%* total annual interest rate on new deposits ± on your HSBC High Rate Savings Account from October 17, 2022 to January 27, 2023.

Canadian Bonus Offers

– Earn up to 400 AIR MILES Reward Miles available when you buy a flight with a credit card via AIR MILES Flights. Book by Jan 31, 23 for travel until Jun 16, 23. More…

Marriott Bonvoy
Vancouver Earn 1,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points PER NIGHT for stays at the Delta Hotels Vancouver Downtown Suites. Book now for stays until Mar 17, 23 More…

Miles & More
– Up to a 51% Miles & More Miles discount when you redeem miles for a Mileage Bargain / Meilenschnaeppchen award flight redemption. This month includes Montreal and Toronto. Book by Jan 31 for travel until May 31, 23. More…

Other Bonus Offers

Air France KLM Flying Blue
– January Promo Rewards – Save up to 50% on the Award Miles usually required for an award ticket. This month includes Aruba, Boston, Washington D.C. and more. Book by Jan 31 for travel until Jun 30, 23 More…

China Airlines Dynasty Flyer
– Double Dynasty Flyer Miles when you rent with Hertz for 3 or more days in Asia, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Book by Mar 31 for rentals until Apr 30, 23. More…

Marriott Bonvoy
Florence 10,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points for stays of 3 or more nights at the Westin Excelsior, Florence. Valid for stays until Mar 8, 23 More…
Geneva 10,000 bonus Bonvoy Points per stay at the Hotel President Wilson, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Geneva, Book by Feb 1 for stays until Feb 28, 23 More…
Minneapolis 2,000 bonus Bonvoy Points PER NIGHT at the Elliot Park Hotel, Autograph Collection, Minneapolis. Book now for stays until Mar 24, 23 More…