October 2 Update: Air Canada makes eUpgrade process easier, AIR MILES adds Canadian Appliance Source as a new partner & IHG Rewards Club’s 2x points offer now live + MORE Oct 3rd

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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Have credit with Alaska Airlines? You might be targeted to convert it to Mileage Plan miles at an amazing rate! + MORE Oct 9th

 Today Alaska Airlines launched an initiative similar to Air Canada when you can convert Alaska Airlines wallet credit to Mileage Plan miles. Think of it as Air Canada's option that allows you cancel tickets you have bought and convert them to Aeroplan miles. Aeroplan gives you a 65% bonus on t.... More »
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The Rewards Canada Weekly Wind Up for October 10 to 16, 2020 Oct 18th

 Here is the weekly wind up of all the blog posts from the past week here on Rewards Canada:Amazing award night redemption opportunity at the new Radisson Blu Hotel Toronto (Book by October 25)   Earlier this week we let you know that the first Radisson Blu Hotel in Canada opened up its….... More »

WestJet’s COVID refunds—can you get your money back? Oct 22nd

In a somewhat surprising move on October 21, 2020, WestJet announced it will be issuing refunds to the original form of payment to travellers who had their flights cancelled due to COVID-19. You would think this would have been an obvious move back in March 2020, but airlines are notorious for holdi.... More »

Save up to 25% at five of Marriott's Canadian mountain resorts + MORE Oct 17th

 Marriott has a lot of different discount offers and codes out in the market that provide various savings at their locations in Canada and around the globe. Many provide discounts in the range of 15 to 25% and this offer is at the level of up to 25% off. When using promo code D3Q you'll get up .... More »
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Making sense of the markets this week: October 26 + MORE Oct 23rd

Each week, Cut the Crap Investing founder Dale Roberts shares financial headlines and offers context for Canadian investors. The pandemic holiday season is near This will be our first “global pandemic holiday season.” That phrase does not have a nice festive ring to it, I know. And it might not .... More »
New welcome bonus for MBNA Alaska Mastercards - $100 statement credit + up to 30,000 bonus Mileage Plan Miles MBNA and Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan have come out with a new welcome offer for their Canadian Mastercards. Right now when you apply for and approved for either of the cards not only will you earn the standard welcome bonus miles but you’ll also be able to earn a $100 statement credit. The bonuses and statement credits and card details are as follows: MBNA Alaska Airlines World Elite Mastercard30,000 Bonus Mileage Plan Miles when you spend $1,000 on the card in the first 90 days$100 statement credit  when you spend $1,000 on the card in the first 90 days One complimentary checked bag per passenger on the same qualifying reservation, up to a maximum of six passengers.æEvery year on your account anniversary buy one round trip and get a companion fare of $121 (USD) ($99 plus taxes and fees from $22)◊◊ on Alaska Airlines. There are no blackout dates.Earn 3 miles‡ for every $1 charged to your Alaska Airlines Mastercard credit card on tickets, vacation packages, and cargo services from Alaska Airlines…

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October 2 Update: Air Canada makes eUpgrade process easier, AIR MILES adds Canadian Appliance Source as a new partner & IHG Rewards Club's 2x points offer now live Air Canada announced today that they have made the eUpgrade process easier and more rewarding. The eUpgrade improvements include: Simplified eUpgrade Request Process – Beginning October 6, members or their travel agents can request upgrades when they book, or any time prior to check-in at aircanada.com or with Air Canada Reservations. When seats are available, members will clear automatically within their upgrade clearance window. Simplified eUpgrade Requirements – Beginning today, all Air Canada fare options will be eligible for eUpgrades, with the exception of Economy Basic fares. Plus, members will be able to upgrade all Aeroplan flight rewards. What’s more, Air Canada has further simplified the eUpgrade requirements across its network, and in most cases reduced the credits and add-ons required for an upgrade. eUpgrades for Companions – The transformed Aeroplan is built for families, with all-new features like Family Sharing and Status Pass. Our members told us how important it is to be able to share the experience of our premium cabins with their travel companions…

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