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.
In this episode we cover the best ever bonus seen on the RBC Avion cards, Air France's 3x miles on their new Quebec City route, Best Western's free night award offer, the introduction of one way rewards from RBC Rewards, the new Star Alliance credit card and our tip of the week looks at the American Express Cobalt Card confirmed multipliers page on Rewards Canada.
If you are new to world of points, miles and/or rewards credit cards but want to get a head start at the game as you begin to immerse yourself in research to learn the ins and out of loyalty programs, there is one credit card you should get right away. Not only is this card a great card for beginners, it is in fact the number one card to have for even the most seasoned points and miles enthusiasts and we discuss why in this episode of the Rewards Canada podcast!
In this episode we look at some of the exciting new hotels that are set to open in Canada this year. Even though international travel is making a big come back many Canadians are still planning on staying closer to home for their vacations so what better way than to stay in a new hotel. We highlight a handful of hotels from the 37 properties that are set to open from Hilton, Hyatt, IHG and Marriott that should be on your list if you do want to check out some place new! Scroll down for links to the topics and hotels featured in the episode.
Who would have thought that almost exactly a year after we had a podcast "BMO, What are doing?" we release this episode, BMO, What are you doing? Part II. Yes, BMO is at it again, changing their best travel rewards card and for the most part it is getting worse. The BMO World Elite Mastercard will become the BMO Ascend World Elite Mastercard on May 3, 2022 and will undergo changes in the points earning category that make this card drop down in the ranks of cards in the Canadian Market. Listen now to learn more and hear our thoughts on these changes.
It's that time of year again! Time for our annual travel rewards and cash back credit card rankings. In this the 14th edition of the travel rewards rankings and 6th edition of cash back rankings we take a look at the best cards to rack up points, miles, and cash back, receiving benefits and more. On the travel side we provide details on the top overall cards, the best travel points cards, no fee cards, hybrid cards, airline cards and once again Ultra Premium credit cards. For cash back we look at the top 5 cards overall. Listen in to find to find out all the details behind Canada's most trusted rankings!
In this episode we look back at some of the more popular and notable loyalty program and credit card topics of the year. We talk about which programs excelled and which didn’t. All the big news is here from program changes, big bonuses, new programs launching and we even discuss business class lounge access. We cover the good. We cover the bad. We cover the in between.