RWRDS Daily Update – March 23

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

Scene+ officially launched today at Empire stores in Quebec, New Brunswick & Thrifty Foods in B.C.

The final stage for Scene+ Grocery took place today! The Scene+ program officially launched in Quebec, New Brunswick and at Thrifty Stores in British Columbia marking a near year long culmination of the Empire Company Ltd. stores moving from AIR MILES. Next up we have Home Hardware joining Scene+ in the coming months and while it is pure speculation, could we possibly see Shell jump ship from AIR MILES to Scene+?

Shell gift cards are now available with Scene+ at the preferred Scene+ partner redemption rate!

Yes, Shell had re-signed with AIR MILES in fall of 2022 however recently Scene+ added Shell gift cards to their rewards section (HT to the posters on RFD). What is different about the Shell Gift Card option over other non-Scene+ partner gift cards is that they are priced the same as the partner gift cards. That is, you can redeem 1,000 points for a $10 Shell Gift Card whereas non-partner gift cards tend to be 1,400 for $10….. so is this a sign of things to come? Or, is this just Scene+ taking a jab at AIR MILES by offering the gift cards at this better redemption rate? Let us know what you think!

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Images via Scene+

Earn double status credits or points on QANTAS flights out of Vancouver

If you have plans to fly on QANTAS over the next year and can book those flights in the next week be sure to register for this offer first. QANTAS Frequent Flyer members can choose to earn Double Status Credits or Double Qantas Points on all eligible Qantas operated flights worldwide inlcuding those to/from Vancouver. Register and book by Mar 28 for travel Mar 29, 23 – Feb 28, 24. Click here to register for this offer (Registration is required)

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Marriott: $100 nightly resort credit at the Kananaskis Mountain Lodge, Autograph Collection. Valid for Sun-Thu stays until Apr 30. Click here to learn more

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Canadian Bonus Offers

Air Canada Aeroplan
– Earn 2,000 Bonus Aeroplan points when you book select Air Canada Vacations packages to Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America & select Flight & Hotel packages to Orlando, Hawaii and California. Book by Apr 16 for travel Jun 24 – Sep 4, 23. More…

Marriott Bonvoy
Toronto 1,000 bonus Bonvoy Points PER NIGHT at the Courtyard Toronto Airport. Max. Bonus of 4,000 points. Book now for stays until May 19, 23 More…

QANTAS Frequent Flyer
– Earn Double Status Credits or Double Qantas Points on all eligible Qantas flights out of Vancouver and worldwide. Register and book by Mar 28 for travel Mar 29, 23 – Feb 28, 24. More…

Other Bonus Offers

British Airways Executive Club
– Triple Avios when you shop at Bicester Villages during the BA Private Sale. Valid from Mar 27 to Apr 24, 23. More…

Marriott Bonvoy
Berkeley 2,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points for stays at the Residence Inn Berkeley. Book now for stays until Apr 30, 23 More…
Milan Earn up to 4,000 bonus Bonvoy Points for stays at the Sheraton Milan San Siro. Book now for stays Apr 1 – 30, 23 More…
San Jose 2,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points PER NIGHT for stays at the Four Points by Sheraton San Jose Airport. Book now for stays until Apr 23, 23 More…
San Salvador 2,000 bonus Bonvoy Points for stays of 3 or more nights at the Courtyard San Salvador. Book now for stays Apr 1 – 29, 23 More…

SAS EuroBonus
– 2x EuroBonus Points and up to 20% off hotel stays booked via Hotels by SAS. Book by Mar 30 for stays until Sep 30, 23. More…