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RWRDS Daily Update – May 3, 2023

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

Stash Hotel Rewards doubles its portfolio of locations in British Columbia

Stash Hotel Rewards is on a bit of tear in B.C. with adding new hotels. Just a few short weeks ago we reported the addition of their third hotel. Now the program counts six hotels in total and seventh coming soon! So far the program is only expanding in B.C. however I would assume if all goes well for the program at these locations it won’t be long before we see more independent boutique hotels join the ranks of Stash Hotel Rewards. Here are the new hotels that have been or will be added:

  • The Burrard – Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Stirling All Suites Hotel – Nelson, British Columbia
  • Auberge Vancouver Hotel – Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Pemberton Valley Lodge – coming soon*

Click here to learn more.

The U.S. will drop COVID Vaccine requirement for International Travellers


The requirement for International Travellers heading to the U.S. to be vaccinated for COVID-19 will be lifted at the end of the day on May 19.

Today, we are announcing that the Administration will end the COVID-19 vaccine requirements for Federal employees, Federal contractors, and international air travelers at the end of the day on May 11, the same day that the COVID-19 public health emergency ends.

Source: The White House

On this day…

On this day in 2012 we posted a new feature called Options outside of Aeroplan and Air Miles. Part 1: Frequent Flyer Programs. In this three part series (At least if I remember correctly, it was three) we provided details on other programs for those Canadians who had become frustrated with the old versions of Aeroplan and Air Miles.  Check it out here

A quote from that piece:

I receive numerous emails from my readers on how they are fed up with Aeroplan or Air Miles or both and they want to know what other options they have, particularly for travel rewards

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Posts since our last update:


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.

Hertz: Save 20% on your weekend or weekly rental. Book by June 30 and pick up by July 4, 2023. Click here to book this offer

Canadian Bonus Offers

Air France KLM Flying Blue
– Earn 100XP (enough for Silver Elite status) when you apply for and are approved for the Air France KLM World Elite Mastercard. Apply by May 31, 23. More…
– May Promo Rewards – Save 25% to 50% on the Flying Blue Miles usually required for an reward ticket. This month includes Montreal. Book by May 31, 23 for travel until Oct 31, 23. More…

Air Canada Aeroplan
– Earn up to 115,000 Aeroplan points with the American Express® Aeroplan®* Reserve Card. Apply by July 24, 2023. More…
– Earn up to 120,000 Aeroplan points with the American Express® Aeroplan®* Business Reserve Card. Apply by July 24, 2023. More…

Marriott Bonovy
– Earn up to 75,000 Bonvoy points with the Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express®* Card. Apply by July 24, 2023. More…
– Earn up to 85,000 Bonvoy points with the Marriott Bonvoy™ Business American Express®* Card. Apply by July 24, 2023. More…

Other Bonus Offers

Marriott Bonvoy
Southern California 5,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points for stays of 2 or more nights at any of four hotels in Southern California. Book now for stays until May 31, 23. More…

Miles & More
– Triple Miles & More Miles when you rent with Hertz for 2 or more days Worldwide. Book by Jun 30 for rentals until Oct 31, 23. More…