May 22 Update: Netflix will be a 3x points streaming service for Scotia Gold Amex, some cards you should grab now and some you should wait for + MORE May 22nd

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June 20 Update: Qantas revamps their Frequent Flyer program, Azore Airlines now codeshares on WestJet flights & more + MORE Jun 21st

Australia's Qantas announced a revamp of their Frequent Flyer program today. As it is not a major player in our market (they do serve Vancouver) we won't go into huge detail on the changes but here is an overview of what is happening:More award seat availability - adding more than 1,000,000 seats.... More »
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May 27 Update: Rewards Canada now on Flipboard, Clarifications to new Cobalt terms, IHG's latest PointBreaks to be released tomorrow + MORE May 27th

Rewards Canada is now on Flipboard! You can now get all of our blog posts with all your other news and events via this social news aggregator and app! Here is the link to our magazine:  https://flipboard.com/@RewardsCanada Last week we mentioned that there were some terms and conditions updates.... More »
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May 23 Update: Save up to 15% on Air Canada flights with the latest Amex offer and more changes coming to the Cobalt Card. + MORE May 23rd

Check your emails for a new Air Canada discount from American Express! I received mine via the Platinum Card and it offers an exclusive discount code for up to 15% off any Air Canada flights:• 15% off Standard, Flex, Comfort, Latitude, Premium Economy and Premium Rouge• 10% off Air Canada .... More »
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June 17 Update: Further update to our revised Cash Back Credit Card Comparison chart, Earn up to a 100EUR daily credit with Marriott's in Europe & more! + MORE Jun 18th

Earlier today we let you know that we finally revamped our Cash Back Credit Card comparison chart. As with the revamp of our travel credit card charts earlier in the year the tables were sortable but the headers weren't locked so that when you scrolled the table you couldn't see what each colum.... More »
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Canadian American Express Cards will lose non-lounge benefits from their Priority Pass Memberships May 29th

If you happen to read any non-Canadian based points and miles blogs you may have seen the news yesterday that Loyalty Lobby broke about changes to Priority Pass memberships issued via American Express in Hong Kong. Fast forward a couple of hours and Gary at View From The Wing had confirmation the sa.... More »
May 22 Update: Netflix will be a 3x points streaming service for Scotia Gold Amex, some cards you should grab now and some you should wait forLast week we brought you a list of Streaming services that will earn 3x points on the Scotia Gold American Express as of August 1 and we missed Netflix on that list. We can confirm that Netflix is included. Others asked about Google or Amazon Prime and as Davidd418 commented on our post those probably won’t code properly so they can’t be included.If you have been thinking about getting one of the best cards in Canada for sign up value, benefits and more (it’s in our Top 5 Cards overall) or the business version of it, I would highly recommend on getting it this week.  Same goes for the TD First Class Visa Infinite Card although you have all of next week for it and finally I would wait until early June to get the TD Cash Back Visa Infinite card. Posts since our last update:Best Western Rewards members receive a US$20 Gift Card after one stay this summer (Elite members may earn more) Best Western’s Rewards Rush has returned offering a $20 Travel Card on your first stay this summer with Best…Podcast Episode 55 is here! The Summer Hotel Promotions Podcast! Episode 55 – May 22, 2019 The Summer Hotel Promotions Podcast!This week we look at the current spring and summer…30% Transfer Bonus for RBC Rewards (Avion only) to British Airways Executive Club is back until June 30 We are happy to let you know this much loved transfer bonus from RBC Rewards to British Airways Executive…Travel DealsIHG Global Sale! Book now and save up to 20% at thousands of IHG® Hotels & Resorts worldwide when you book between now and July 31st…

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Planning a Trip or Cruise? Best Travel Tips for More Money
 
Want to save money on your cruise? Want to know how to save big on your next vacation? If you’re spending cash-only for your cruise, hotel and rental car, you might be missing out. There are lots of travel tips and cash reward perks you can take advantage of to stretch your dollars further.
From free nights at your hotel to $400 cash back rewards, here are a few of the best travel tips to maximize your savings.
Have a Strategy and Compare Rewards Credit Cards
Not every credit card is created equal. If you’re planning a trip, you want cards with the best offers. Use the link to compare travel rewards cards. You can shop by airline miles, hotel nights or cash back rewards.
Use Flexible Travel Dates to Secure Hotel Discounts
When you book your hotel, plan at least 30-days in advance to get the best deals. Keep in mind, prices are higher around the holidays, but booking rooms a few weeks before or after can save you money.
Here are a few other tips:

When looking up hotels, use flexible dates…

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Podcast Episode 55 is here! The Summer Hotel Promotions Podcast!Episode 55 – May 22, 2019 The Summer Hotel Promotions Podcast!This week we look at the current spring and summer hotel promotions and how you can take advantage of them! We discuss offers from Hilton, IHG, Choice and Marriott. Finally we give an example of just how much value you can get out of these hotel promotions with a earning story. We are proud to have this episode sponsored by the Scotiabank Passport Visa Infinite Card! Earn up to $400 in bonus travel rewards in your first year with the Passport Infinite credit card from Scotiabank. And enjoy no foreign transaction fees (only the exchange rate applies). Conditions apply. Offer ends June 30, 2019. Click here for more details Click Here to download the podcast Or download/subscribe via: Links relating to this week’s topic: Hilton Honors – 2x Points + additional bonus points for stays this summer IHG Rewards Club Accelerate returns for the summer – earn bonus points for your IHG stays worldwide Choice Hotels: Earn up to 8,000 bonus Privileges points when you complete 2 stays Worldwide from May 7 – August 9 Earning Stories: Making the most of IHG Rewards Club’s bonus point promotions – 172,000+ points earned in 3 months

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30% Transfer Bonus for RBC Rewards (Avion only) to British Airways Executive Club is back until June 30We are happy to let you know this much loved transfer bonus from RBC Rewards to British Airways Executive Club is back.  The offer is for all of you RBC Avion cardholders (Infinite, Infinite Privilege, Platinum, Business etc.) and runs until June 30. Despite an upcoming devaluation to award flight pricing on partner airlines, this promotion is still a decent deal as BA Avios are a great option for flights to Asia (via Cathay Pacific), short to medium haul within North America (short haul offer is great on Alaska Airlines or American Airlines see this post here) and even though huge surcharges are added to their UK/Europe redemptions they can still be an alright value because of this bonus based on your spend with the credit card (see my post about Earn & Burn for an explanation). As always though with any frequent flyer program you will have to be flexible in your options when redeeming due to seat availability issues (ie it may be hard to get tickets to Europe in Summer etc…

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