Monday, June 20, 2022

Buy World of Hyatt points with a 30% bonus and how to use it to save on your summer hotel stays

Hyatt has come out with yet another buy points offer and this time they have returned to a bonus. When you buy 5,000 or more points in one transaction they will give a 30% bonus. This is a decent bonus if you need points right now or want to save on some more expensive summer stays with Hyatt. The price per point with a 30% bonus is about 1.85 cents (US$) which is higher than the 1.68 cents we saw during the last promotion with a 30% discount. 

Air Canada to launch flights to Bangkok and Mumbai

Air Canada has announced a new four times per week flight to Bangkok, Thailand and the resumption of flights to Mumbai. Both routes will be winter seasonal with Toronto to Mumbai (via London) launching on October 29 and Vancouver to Bangkok starting up on December 1. 

Friday, June 17, 2022

Earn 2,500 bonus points per night for stays at any of three Toronto Airport Marriott Hotels

Element Toronto Airport
Marriott Bonvoy has brought back their bonus for stays at any one of three hotels around the airport in Toronto. You can earn 2,500 bonus points per night at the Element Toronto Airport, Four Points by Sheraton Toronto Airport or The Westin Toronto Airport. This offer is good for stays until August 21, 2022 and this time it is awarded on up to 3 nights instead of 2 nights.

Best Ever Bonus for the RBC Avion Visa Infinite Card: Earn up to 55,000 RBC Rewards Points!

This is something we like to see!  RBC has decided to bring their flagship card into the game of bigger and better bonuses. So many other issuers have been steadily increasing the offers on their cards - many with their best ever bonuses - and even RBC has done so on their British Airways, Cathay Pacific and WestJet cards. Now, it's the RBC Avion Visa Infinite card's turn. For the past month now this card has had a new welcome bonus of up to 55,000 RBC Rewards points which just happens to be the best ever bonus ever provided for this card.

Podcast Episode 92: Sobeys and Safeway move away from AIR MILES to join the Scene+ program

In this episode we are going to discuss the news that rocked the Canadian loyalty space in June 2022. That news is Empire Company Limited, who are better known for their grocery and drug stores like Sobeys, Safeway, Thrifty Foods and others becoming co-owners of the Scene+ program. This of course means they will be dropping the AIR MILES program which is another big hit to one of Canada’s most popular programs.

CIBC Aventura® Visa Infinite* Card - Earn up to 40,000 Aventura Points with first year annual fee rebate†

CIBC has an increased limited welcome bonus offer on their CIBC Aventura® Visa Infinite* Card† via select partners like Rewards Canada that is actually higher than what you'll find on their site. Thanks to the awarding of a 5,000 points anniversary bonus the total amount of welcome bonus points that can be achieved on the card up to 40,000 with this offer.

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Your free movie with Scene+ isn't free anymore if you buy it online

The foundation of the Scene+ program (nee Cineplex Scene) ever since its inception in 2007 was to be able to earn points that you could redeem for free movies. That fundamental premise of the program abruptly came to an end this week after what appears to be an unannounced change from Cineplex. In the last few days or so Cineplex has started charging an online booking fee for ordering tickets on their website or via their app. This fee is also being charged on tickets that you redeem Scene+ points for!

Awesome deal! Earn 6,500 bonus points per night for stays at the Josie Hotel, Autograph Collection in Rossland B.C.

Earn 6,500 points per night at the Josie Hotel

Offer details:

6,500 Bonus Bonvoy Points PER NIGHT for stays at The Josie Hotel, Autograph Collection in Rossland B.C.. Valid for stays until Jul 31, 22 Click here to learn more and to book this offer.

Make sure you pay for your stay with the Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express®* Card or the Marriott Bonvoy™ Business American Express® Card as those cards earn 5 points per dollar spent on Marriott stays!

Additional American Express Cobalt Card Confirmed Multiplier Locations & WestJet Father's Day Seat Sale

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

American Express Cobalt Card

Another update today for our American Express Cobalt™ Card Confirmed Multiplier Locations page. This latest batch comes from regular Rewards Canada contributor Jeff W. so a big thank you to him! All of these are 5x points merchants and I got to say Minneapolis is proving popular this week!

You can now earn and redeem Aeroplan points for flights on Mexico's Aeromar

Aeromar is Aeroplan's latest partner

As of today Air Canada Aeroplan members are able to earn and redeem Aeroplan points on Mexico's Aeromar. I believe this is to be the 11th new airline Aeroplan has added to their partner roster since June of 2020 (I've kind of lost count now) and 48th airline partner overall. Aeromar is one of Mexico's largest regional airlines serving over 20 cities in Mexico, Texas and Cuba.