RWRDS Daily Update – May 24, 2023

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

New Verified Traveller Program to replace Trusted Traveller Program

The Government of Canada announced a new Verified Traveller Program that should speed up the security screening process at half a dozen Canadian airports. If you are familiar with the TSA Pre-check program stateside then the new Verified Traveller Program will make sense to you. Essentially the program allows verified travellers to receive “select benefits at security screening checkpoints, such as keeping laptops, large electronics and compliant liquids and gels in their carry-on, and keeping their shoes, belt and light jacket on.”

Verified travellers include:

  • Members of NEXUS and Global Entry;
  • Active members of the Canadian Armed Forces and US military, including reservists, with valid ID;
  • Canadian aircrew and airport workers with Restricted Area Identification Cards;
  • International aircrew (in uniform) with valid airline ID; and
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers, Canadian police officers and constables with a badge and proper photo identification issued by their respective organizations.

And the airports where the new Verified Traveller Program will replace the current Trusted Traveller Program by June 21:

  • Vancouver International Airport
  • Edmonton International Airport
  • Calgary International Airport
  • Winnipeg International Airport
  • Toronto-Pearson International Airport T1 and T3
  • Montreal-Trudeau International Airport

Click here to learn more

New Kimpton Hotels Social Password for use this summer

Kimpton Hotels has a new secret social password out for the summer season. That password is “No Shade” and it can be used through September 4, 2023. If you are unfamiliar with Kimpton’s social password it is a ‘code’ you give to the front desk agent when checking in for a Kimpton stay. Once you give the password you’ll receive a special surprise or perk for your stay. This can range from F&B vouchers and complimentary room upgrades to local knick knacks and complimentary bottles of wine. Here in Canada we have one Kimpton Hotel, the Saint George in Toronto where you can use the password. Outside of Canada there are over 70 Kimpton Hotels (primarily in the U.S.) where you can also utilize the password.

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Image via Kimpton Hotels

New Amex Offers statement credit for Pulp & Press

This week sees the return of Pulp & Press to Amex Offers:

Spend at least $150 in qualifying purchases using your registered Card at by 05/11/2023 and earn a $35 statement credit. Limit of 6 credits. Terms apply.

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

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

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EXTENDED: Amazing business class fares on Air France’s Ottawa and Quebec City to Paris flights

Fairmont Hotels: Save up to 25% on stays at Fairmont Hotel & Resorts in North & Central America. Book by Sep 5, 23 for stays until Dec 30, 23. Click here for more details & to book this offer.

Canadian Bonus Offers

IHG One Rewards
– Earn 2,000 bonus One Rewards Points for every 2 nights you stay or 10,000 bonus One Rewards Points for every 4 nights you stay at participating IHG Hotels & Resorts in Canada and worldwide. Register and book now for stays completed May 24 – Aug 31, 23. More…

Other Bonus Offers

Marriott Bonvoy
Spain 2,500 Bonus Bonvoy Points for stays at any one of 48 participating AC Hotels by Marriott locations in Spain. Book now for stays until Jul 17, 23. More…
Los Angeles  3,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points PER NIGHT for stays at The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles.  Book now for stays until Jul 24, 23. More…

Stash Hotel Rewards
Kenmore Triple Stash Rewards Points + 3rd night free for stays at The Lodge at St. Edward State Park Kenmore WA. Book by May 31 for stays until Aug 31, 23. More…