The Rewards Canada Podcast

Updated on October 24, 2022

Episode 97 - October 24, 2022 

A closer look at the new Air France KLM Flying Blue World Elite Mastercard

In this episode we discuss the new Air France KLM Flying Blue World Elite Mastercard powered by Brim. The newest card in the Canadian market was soft launched in January 2023. So far it has received mixed reviews in the points and miles community so in this podcast we delve into what is good about the card and what isn't so good.

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Amex Offers

Episode 96 - October 3, 2022  Awesome new Amex Offer for Disney+ and Scene+ is not just for movies anymore!

This is a deals, movers and shakers and tips & tricks episode. We cover the very popular Amex Offers Disney+ statement credit offer that just came out. We also look at two more fall hotel promotions, Aeroplan's change to Starbucks earning, home improvement stores partnering with RBC and Scene+. And we end off the episode by looking at everything the Scene+ program has to offer - it's not just movies anymore

Scene+ Grocery

Episode 95 - September 13, 2022  Air France KLM's Flying Blue is now the go to program for Transatlantic economy class rewards & we look at the fall hotel promos!

This is a deals, movers and shakers and tips & tricks episode. We cover the fall promotions from four major hotel chains, we talk about the awesome move from Air France KLM Flying Blue to lower, yes lower, their standard redemption rates for economy class tickets from Canada to Europe, Turkey & North Africa. We also discuss Aeroplan finally adding the option to book stopovers online and we end the episode with tip that everyone from beginners to experts need to follow.

Scene+ Grocery

Episode 94 - August 26, 2022  A closer look at the new Scene+ Grocery program

In this episode we talk earning and redeeming points for groceries with the Scene+ program. On August 11 Sobeys and affiliated stores made the switch from AIR MILES to Scene+ and now we know Western Canada and Western Ontario will be doing so on September 22. So we thought it would only be fitting to discuss the new Scene+ Grocery program as it becomes a dominant player in the quest for rewards on your grocery shopping.

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Episode 93 - July 16, 2022  Amex's Shop Small returns, Staples leaves AIR MILES, Canada's getting an Air France KLM credit card and more

This time we have a deals, movers and shakers and tips & tricks episode. We cover the 2022 version of Amex's Shop Small promotion, a bonus AIR MILES offer for IHG hotel stays, discuss Staples leaving AIR MILES, look at the newest co-brand card that will come to Canada and talk more about bonus offers!

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Episode 92 - June 17, 2022 Sobeys and Safeway move away from AIR MILES to join the Scene+ program

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.

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Episode 91 - June 8, 2022  The best ever bonus on the RBC Avion Cards, Best Western's free night award, the Star Alliance credit card and more!

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.

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Episode 90 - May 18, 2022 Loyalty Lesson: The first points and miles credit card you should get

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!

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