RWRDS Daily Update – March 28

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

We review the Scotiabank Scene+ Visa Card

There is a new review on the Rewards Canada site as of this morning and that is for the popular Scotiabank Scene+ Visa Card. This iconic card that made its way into many student’s and movie goers wallets has now made its mark as the best no annual fee rewards Visa card in Canada. In this review we tell you what is good and not so good about the card. Read the full review here.

Image via Scotiabank

New launch date set for the revamped VIA Rail Préférence program

VIA Rail

VIA Rail has provided a further update to the launch of their revamped Préférence program. The changes which were initially set to launch this week will now take place on May 27, 2023. This gives members two more months to redeem at the current point levels with no taxes and fees. Click here to learn more about the changes coming to the program.

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Four more 5x points Cobalt Multipliers

Cobalt Multipliers

Thanks once again to Mittens Cooper Griffin who has provided four more Cobalt Multipliers. The following four code as 5x points in Toronto:

  • Krispy Kreme
  • Marvelous by Fred (Aux Merveilleux de Fred)
  • Moon Palace Cantonese Cuisine
  • Scooped by Demetres

These have been added to our list of multipliers which is now lists over 900 merchants (and technically thousands of locations) in Canada where you can earn 1 to 5x points.

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.

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

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

Choice Privileges
– Earn 5,000 to  8,000 Bonus Privileges Points after two separate qualifying stays at participating Choice Hotels in Canada and Worldwide. Valid for stays until Jun 30, 23  More…

Sonesta HotelsTravel Pass
– Double Travel Pass Points and save up to 20% when you book a suite at participating Sonesta Hotels in Canada and Worldwide. Book by Apr 11 for stays until Sep 5, 23. More…

WestJet Rewards
– Elite Status Match & Fast Track to keep WestJet Rewards Elite Status for elite members from Air Canada Aeroplan or Porter Airlines VIPorter. Register by Apr 30, 23. More…

Other Bonus Offers

Choice Privileges
– Receive a 50% bonus when you buy 8,000 or more Choice Privileges points. Valid until Apr 5, 23. More…

The Leading Hotels of the World Leaders Club
– Double Leaders Club Points for stays at The Leading Hotels of the World locations Worldwide. Book by May 7 for stays until May 22, 22. More…

Marriott Bonvoy
Austin  2,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points PER NIGHT for stays of at the Aloft Austin Downtown. Book now for stays until Apr 30, 23. More…
Bay Harbor  2,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points PER NIGHT for stays of at the Inn at Bay Harbor, Autograph Collection. Book now for stays until Apr 30, 23. More…
Washington D.C.  3,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points PER NIGHT for stays of at the AC Hotel Washington DC Capitol Hill Navy Yard. Book now for stays until Apr 27, 23. More…