RWRDS Daily Update – November 16

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

New business class lounge coming to Toronto’s Billy Bishop Airport

In 2023 Swissport will be adding a new business class lounge to their Canadian roster. The lounge will be at Billy Bishop Toronto Centre Airport (Island Airport). The Aspire Lounge at Toronto City Airport (YTZ) will open early in 2023 with room for up to 133 guests. This will be their sixth lounge in Canada. Swissport partners with most major lounge access programs so if you have DragonPass, Priority Pass, etc. you should be able to access this lounge when it opens.

Beyond its elegant spaces to relax – complete with an art collection from local Ontario-based artists – the new ASPIRE Lounge at Toronto City Airport will offer a high-end hot and cold culinary selection and a wide choice of beverages including local wines, beers, and spirits. Fresh croissants, pastries and breads baked on the day will be another culinary delight guests will appreciate. And for passengers short on time, a comprehensive ASPIRE-To-Go takeaway menu will be a truly unique offering. For business travelers, the lounge’s walls, tables, and counters are fitted with multiple electrical outlets, USB ports, and NFC chargers for convenient charging on the go. In addition, a meeting room and private work room will be available.

Click here to learn more about this lounge

Recommended reading: Rewards Canada’s Guide to Business Class Lounge access.

(HT Milesopedia) / Image via Swissport

New Amex Lounge in Columbus

Continuing with lounges, a new Escape Lounge opened in Columbus Ohio. Escape Lounges are also known as Centurion Studio Partners and are part of Amex’s global lounge network. Being part of the network means it is accessible for free for Canadian Platinum cardmembers and up to 2 guests. Click here to learn more about this lounge

Image via Escape Lounges

Diners Club Transfer Bonus

It has been over three years since we last saw an airline transfer bonus for Diners Club Club Rewards members and now we finally have one again! Members can convert Club Rewards Points to British Airways Executive Club with a 20% bonus. I know, it’s not great seeing that the Canadian conversion ratio isn’t the best to start with but it is something! (FYI the bonus in Sep 2019 was 40%) Plus it gives me hope for this card that I and many other Canadians still have in their wallets! This offer is available until December 7, 2022. Click here to learn more

Image via Diners Club

Black Friday Cyber Monday deals

Check out our Black Friday Cyber Monday deals page! We are now adding several new offers per day to the list. Check out the page here


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Drop: Receive a $10 Signup Bonus when you join Drop and have earned your first 1000 drop points. Use promo code DROPPARTNER10 to redeem. Click here to join Drop

HSBC: Get up to 4.75%* total annual interest rate on new deposits ± on your HSBC High Rate Savings Account from October 17, 2022 to January 27, 2023.

Simplii Financial Earn 5.00% interest on your savings with a High Interest Savings Account when you apply by Jan 31, 23. Click here to learn more

Canadian Bonus Offers

Air France KLM Flying Blue
– Earn 3x Flying Blue Miles when you fly on Air France or KLM from Canada to Europe and beyond. Book Nov 15 – Nov 29 for travel Nov 15 – Feb 28, 23. More…

British Airways Executive Club
– 20% Bonus Avios when you convert Diners Club Club Rewards Points to British Airways Executive Club. Valid until Dec 7, 22 More…

Other Bonus Offers

IHG One Rewards
India Middle East Africa 2,000 Bonus One Rewards Points when you book the Breakfast+Points rate for stays of 2 or more nights at participating IHG hotels & resorts in India, the Middle East and Africa. Book now for stays untl Mar 31, 23. More…

Marriott Bonvoy
San Jose 2,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points for stays with Friday-Sunday arrivals + holidays at the Residence Inn San Jose Airport. Book now for stays until Jan 4, 23. More…

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
– Receive 30% off KrisFlyer saver award tickets to select Singapore Airlines destinations Worldwide. Book by Nov 30 for travel Dec 1 – Dec 31, 22 More…