RWRDS Daily Update – November 23

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

BMO AIR MILES Mastercard Review

We’ve updated our review on the no annual fee BMO AIR MILES Mastercard. This card was the very AIR MILES card we reviewed way back in 2015. Our last update was in 2020 and with many changes happening to AIR MILES and this card it was due for an update! Read the review here.

New airline conversion options to Marriott Bonvoy

Converting points from hotel programs to airline programs is a very common redemption option provided by the majority of hotel loyalty programs. However the opposite is quite rare – that is converting from airline programs to hotels. There are a handful of air to hotel options that have been around for quite a few years now such as Virgin Atlantic Flying Club to Hilton Honors but in general it is a not very commonplace.

However two airlines have joined the ranks of being able to convert their miles into hotels points over the past few weeks. Members of Cathay Pacific Asia Miles and Korean Air SKYPASS can now convert their miles into Marriott Bonvoy points. Both programs convert a rate of 2 miles to 1 Marriott Bonvoy point. That’s a terrible ratio considering the opposite conversion is 3 Marriott Points to 1 Mile (not including the 5,000 mile bonus if you convert 60,000 points). Still this is an additional option that can make sense if you have miles in either program you know you will never use. There is no sense in having orphaned miles so conversion options like this are beneficial in that regards.

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles: Click here to learn more.

Korean Air SKYPASS Click here to learn more.

Image via Cathay Pacific

Join Sonesta Travel Pass Bonus

Right now you can receive 1,000 free points for joining the Sonesta Hotels Travel Pass program. This hotel chain has two hotels in the Toronto region and several hundred others in the U.S., Latin America and a couple locations in Egypt. Click here to join the program.

Image via Sonesta Hotels

Black Friday Cyber Monday deals

It’s Black Friday Cyber Monday week! You can find all the latest deals on our 2022 Black Friday | Cyber Monday | Holiday Deals page!

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Canadian Bonus Offers

Air Canada Aeroplan
– Earn up to 3,500 Bonus Aeroplan points per member on Air Canada Vacations packages to select Hilton All-Inclusive Resorts in Mexico. Book by Nov 30 for travel Jan 1 – Apr 30, 23. More…

Marriott Bonvoy
Ottawa 2,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points for stays at the Sheraton Ottawa Hotel. Book now for stays until Jan 31, 23. More…

Other Bonus Offers

ALL Accor Live Limitless
– Europe 3x ALL Rewards Points for stays at Accor Hotels in Europe. Register & book between Nov 24 – 28 for stays Dec 5 – Feb 28, 23 More…

Marriott Bonvoy
Clearwater 2,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points PER NIGHT for stays at The Karol Hotel, St. Petersburg Clearwater, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel. Max. 10,000 bonus points per stay. Book now for stays until Jan 20, 23. More…