February 10 Update: Best Western Rewards halves 2021 elite qualification requirements, Marriott to add 19 all inclusive resorts from Canada’s Sunwing Travel & a 40,000 bonus PC Optimum point offer + MORE Feb 11th

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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Podcast Episode 77 - BMO, what are you doing? Feb 27th

In this episode we discuss all the changes BMO Bank of Montreal is making to more than a half dozen cards they issue. One change is the bright light shining through an opening in an otherwise overcast sky. We discuss all the changes the good, the bad and the ugly. We del.... More »
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Earn up to 5x AIR MILES when you use your BMO AIR MILES card for purchases at the Sobeys family of grocery stores + MORE Mar 2nd

Today is the BMO change over day for the new card offers and one of them that launched today that is good for both existing and new card members is this one for their AIR MILES cards:Get topped up to 5x the AIR MILES Reward Miles on groceries until May 31, 2021.Use any BMO AIR MILES credit card with.... More »
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February 11 Update: Earn 8x miles sitewide on AIR MILES Shops, Flair Airlines announces major route expansion and more + MORE Feb 12th

 Here's your Rewards Canada Daily update! Your daily dose (or near daily dose) of loyalty program, credit card and travel news, bonuses, deals and more. This update is brought to you by the HSBC +Rewards Mastercard which is currently offering a welcome bonus of up to 30,000 bonus poin.... More »
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February 22 Update: More hotels added to Canada's authorized list of quarantine hotels, Rewards Canada Podcast now on vurbl & American Airlines will not resume several Canadian flights + MORE Feb 22nd

Here's your Rewards Canada Daily update! Your daily dose (or near daily dose) of loyalty program, credit card and travel news, bonuses, deals and more.  Last week we let you know about the list of authorized hotels for the new mandatory hotel stopover requirement when travelers return to .... More »
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February 17 Update: Double Points for stays at the Yorkville Royal Sonesta Hotel Toronto, new Centurion Lounge to open at Washington's DCA airport & this week's PC Optimum offer is 50,000 points + MORE Feb 17th

Here's your Rewards Canada Daily update! Your daily dose (or near daily dose) of loyalty program, credit card and travel news, bonuses, deals and more. This update is brought to you by the HSBC +Rewards Mastercard which is currently offering a welcome bonus of up to 30,000 bonus points, no.... More »
February 10 Update: Best Western Rewards halves 2021 elite qualification requirements, Marriott to add 19 all inclusive resorts from Canada's Sunwing Travel & a 40,000 bonus PC Optimum point offerHere’s your Rewards Canada Daily update! Your daily dose (or near daily dose) of loyalty program, credit card and travel news, bonuses, deals and more. This update is brought to you by the HSBC +Rewards Mastercard which is currently offering a welcome bonus of up to 30,000 bonus points, no annual fee in the first year and a low 11.9% interest rate!  Best Western Rewards is cutting its Elite Status eligibility qualifications in half for 2021. This means you can achieve Gold Elite Status with just five nights, three stays or 5,000 points. All other levels have also been halved, see the chart below for the qualification requirements. Learn more here. Remember you also get automatic Gold Status and a fast track to Diamond Status with the MBNA Best Western Mastercard or you can also take part in their super easy status match offer if you have status with another hotel program.  Images via Best Western— Marriott International has signed a long term agreement with Canada’s Sunwing Travel Group’s Blue Diamond Resorts…

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You can now exchange WestJet companion vouchers for lounge access and gift Gold Elite status with your milestone awardsBack in November of 2020 WestJet released the news that new benefits were set to come for WestJet Rewards members who have a WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard and members who hold Gold or Platinum Elite status. One is the ability to convert the companion voucher earned on the Mastercard to lounge passes and the other for the elite members is the gifting of elite status. The good news is those two new benefits officially launched today on February 10th. Let’s take a look at these new benefits:Trade a companion voucher for lounge vouchers Those WestJet Rewards members who have a WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard now have the option to convert the annual companion voucher received from the card into lounge access vouchers. One companion voucher will net you 4 lounge access vouchers. Is it worth to convert your companion vouchers? It can be, if you know you won’t be utilizing the voucher you can convert it to the lounge access vouchers as they take the companion voucher that is closest to expiring if you happen to hold more than one…

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Clash of the Credit Cards! HSBC World Elite Mastercard vs. Scotiabank Passport Visa Infinite Card Welcome to another Rewards Canada Clash! If you listened to our podcast from June 2020 entitled Clash of the Credit Cards – you’ll know that we’ve changed our Showdown features to Clashes. The reason why is that lots of sites and blogs are using Showdown now, some are using battle so we wanted to continue to be unique so our comparisons are now Clashes! This time we have another Clash of the Credit Cards that pits two of the best No Foreign Transaction fee cards in Canada against each other! Those cards are the HSBC World Elite® Mastercard®  and the Scotiabank Passport™ Visa Infinite* Card  Continue on to the main Rewards Canada site to read the Clash in its entirety!

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