AIR MILES launches Happy Everyday online community to entertain Canadians staying at home + MORE May 9th

The “Big Five” Canadian banks offer credit cards and include Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto Dominion Bank (TD Canada Trust), Bank of Nova Scotia, Bank of Montreal and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC). Did you know that there are many other options?
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May 13 Update: Amex lowers welcome bonuses on The Platinum Card & Business Platinum Card, a look back at the first 100K point credit card bonus in Canada, good Travelzoo deal for Brewster's Mountain Lodge in Banff + MORE May 14th

American Express has really shifted focus on keeping current Platinum cardmembers engaged and using their cards as much as possible with the amazing double points double value promotion. However as it is so lucrative for cardmembers and pricey for American Express to maintain they have dropped t.... More »
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You can now earn Aeroplan Miles with Uber Eats and receive 10x miles with the special launch offer! + MORE Jun 9th

Air Canada has landed a great new partner that is now being offered via the Aeroplan eStore and that partner is Uber Eats. As of today when you place orders with Uber Eats via the eStore you can earn Aeroplan miles on those purchases.To celebrate the launch Aeroplan is offering 10 miles per dollar s.... More »
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June 15 Update: New Amex offer for goodfood, Fairmont Stay Close extended for Canadian mountain resorts and Flair & Swoop's summer flight schedules + MORE Jun 15th

Yet another excellent Amex offer came out today - this one is for the prepared meal service goodfood and provides a $20 statement credit when you spend $80 or more. Rewards Canada contributor Jeff W. let us know he got it on his Marriott Bonvoy card while in the Rewards Canada household we got i.... More »
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Bank of Montreal profit sinks as more than $1.1-billion earmarked to cover potential loan losses - The Globe and Mail + MORE May 27th

Bank of Montreal profit sinks as more than $1.1-billion earmarked to cover potential loan losses  The Globe and MailRBC Q2 profit cut in half as credit loss provisions reach $2.83B  BNNBloomberg.caNational Bank of Canada profit falls 32% on loan loss provisions  Financi.... More »
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Huge Aeroplan promotion - Receive 50% of your miles back on award flights within Canada or between Canada and the U.S. + MORE Jun 17th

Even though Aeroplan's huge Travel at Home promotion is over they aren't stopping with providing new offers for members. The latest is really for those itching to travel and it's a big one! When you book flights with your Aeroplan miles for travel within Canada or between Canada and the U.S. they wi.... More »
Airline & Travel Rewards Programs are Responding to COVID-19
The COVID-19 virus has caused a global pandemic and forced countries around the world to close their borders to visitors. While this is the right move to curb the spread of the virus and flatten the curve, the result is that many Canadians have found themselves postponing travel plans indefinitely.
Fortunately, many credit card, airline, and hotel rewards programs have taken measures to assist customers with the current predicament. Some programs have paused the expiry date on their points, while others have extended their elite membership status requirements.
Here’s what you need to know about the changes to travel reward programs due to COVID-19.
Credit Card Loyalty Programs

American Express Membership Rewards
BMO Rewards
CIBC Rewards
RBC Rewards
Scotia Rewards
TD Rewards

Hotel Loyalty Programs

Best Western Rewards
Hilton Honors
IHG Rewards
Marriot Bonvoy
World of Hyatt

Airline Loyalty Programs

Air Canada Altitude
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
VIPorter
WestJet Rewards

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Top credit card loyalty programs have been inundated with cancellations and requests since the World Health Organization announced a global pandemic in March…

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You Can Now Buy Aeroplan Miles at a Discount: Is It Worth the Wait to Cash In?
Although global travel has been nearly nonexistent for a few months now, airlines have been hard at work supporting their loyal customers through extended memberships and rewards program updates.
Currently, Aeroplan members can earn Air Canada Altitude status from the comfort of their own home through everyday Tavel at Home activities. Members who reach 50,000 Aeroplan Miles between April 20 and May 31, 2020, will receive Altitude Prestige 25K status through to 2021.
During the same timeframe, Air Canada Altitude members can earn bonus miles and potentially upgrade one membership level.
Plus, you can now buy Aeroplan Miles or gift them to family members or friends. Aeroplan Miles aren’t limited to travel and can be used for merchandise or gift cards, although they are known for flight and hotel redemptions. Right now, half of the miles you purchase can also be used to advance within the status system.
For a limited time, Aeroplan is offering members bonus rewards when they purchase miles…

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AIR MILES launches Happy Everyday online community to entertain Canadians staying at homeAIR MILES reached out to us to pass along the news of a new online community initiative they have launched to help Canadians beat the boredom of staying at home. AIR MILES says it will ‘entertain, excite and reward Canadian for doing their part and staying home’The loyalty program has brought together a team of famous Canadians to bring a daily dose of entertainment via the online Facebook community at  facebook.com/airmilescanada. The Happy Everyday campaign launched yesterday with an interview of Tessa Virtue by Craig McMorris, tonight sees Masterchef Canada’s Claudio Aprile provide a cooking lesson and on Sunday there will be a concert from Canadian country artist Brett Kissel.In addition to these four,  AIR MILES has also confirmed the following Canadian celebrities will be making an appearance:The Reklaws – Country music duo Cœur de pirate – Montreal-based singer/songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie – Oscar-winning singer-songwriter/composer, and author of her first illustrated children’s book, Hey Little Rockabye, a story about pet adoption   Bob Blumer – Cookbook author/TV personality Ned Bell – Chef/TV personality To join in on the fun all you have to do make your way to AIR MILES’ Facebook page facebook…

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May 8 Update: New RBC Offers, up to 50,000 bonus Be Well points at Rexall and Hotels.com provides reward night & elite status extensionsOur Guide to RBC Offers has been updated. There is a new offer for 25% off at Clinique.ca and we see the Frank & Oak offer of 25% off extended to May 31. I received both offers on my WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard. Learn more about them here.The Rexall Be Well program has now been around for one full week and has another bonus offer. If you shop at Rexall this weekend they are offering 25,000 points if you spend $40-$59.99 or 50,000 bonus points for $60+. Learn more here.A couple of Shoppers Drug Mart offers:You can earn 20x PC Optimum Points when you shop online for beauty products and spend $75 or more. The offer runs from today to Sunday. Find out more here. They are also offering 5,000 bonus PC Optimum points when you sign up and verify an online account for your prescriptions. The bonus is only valid in several provinces where they have the online service and the province allows points to be awarded on prescriptions. Find out more here. Hotels.com has finally provided a COVID-19 update for Hotels…

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