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Old Oct 31, 17, 12:41 pm
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Did anyone get an email about Marriott Rewards MORE? Seems to be similar to ebates, available in Canada and UK (Not sure about US). Has quite a few vendors including Best Buy and Amazon.ca. Amazon is showing 5 points per $ which is pretty good. Haven't had a chance to really look into it but it looks promising.
Looks good - especially for the first purchase 1000 point bonus!

The points guy has a good story on the program (although this is US featured):

https://thepointsguy.com/2017/10/mar...s-more-portal/

I'm already getting this confused with 'More Rewards' - which a Save-On-Foods rewards program for us out in the west...
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Old Oct 31, 17, 1:05 pm
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Originally Posted by viracocha View Post
Did anyone get an email about Marriott Rewards MORE? Seems to be similar to ebates, available in Canada and UK (Not sure about US). Has quite a few vendors including Best Buy and Amazon.ca. Amazon is showing 5 points per $ which is pretty good. Haven't had a chance to really look into it but it looks promising.
I didn't get an email but I saw it on the blogs. Earning rates seem to depend on some sort of criteria (status, stays, nights?) as mine is showing 6pts on Amazon.ca.
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Old Oct 31, 17, 4:10 pm
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Originally Posted by zoqfotpik View Post
I didn't get an email but I saw it on the blogs. Earning rates seem to depend on some sort of criteria (status, stays, nights?) as mine is showing 6pts on Amazon.ca.
Interesting. Are you Marriott plat? You're getting more points in most of those, some are the same. I'm gold.
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Old Oct 31, 17, 4:38 pm
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Yes I am plat.
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Old Oct 31, 17, 4:44 pm
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Originally Posted by viracocha View Post
Interesting. Are you Marriott plat? You're getting more points in most of those, some are the same. I'm gold.
I've logged in twice today, and I got a slight variation in points earning...weird...Amazon originally was 2 points, now it's 5 points; Apple was originally 2 points, now it's 1 point; The Bay - 4points, Body Shop - 6 points, and Indigo 2 points, both times.

Very strange...
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Old Oct 31, 17, 8:46 pm
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I made a purchase at bestbuy.ca via Marriott More app earlier today, it was 1 point per $2 spent, plus bonus points. All points have instantly posted to my Marriott account when I placed the order.

Now I open the app and bestbuy.ca is gone from the list. Amazon now 6x, was 5x. I am Marriott gold.
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Old Nov 2, 17, 12:02 pm
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Plastiq + AMEX is back !
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Old Nov 3, 17, 10:37 am
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As reported on various sites, Starwood is running a promo where you save 35% on buying SPG Starpoints when purchasing 5,000 or more, up to 30,000, through December 29. Some talk about if you already purchased the standard 30k max this year, you may still purchase up to 10k with this promo.

FAQ states there's bonus points when paying with SPG Amex... does that include the Canadian ones?

If it does, with no tax, but bills in USD so tack on the 2.5% foreign currency fee, buying the max 30k, I think it works out to ~2.8c/pt CAD. Not bad, not a slam dunk though.
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Old Nov 6, 17, 11:38 am
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This just in:

Convert points from hotel loyalty programs to Aeroplan and get 30% more miles by Dec. 11, 2017.

https://www.aeroplan.com/Fall2017Con...entLanguage=en

Note that the last conversion bonus in the Summer was 35%.

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Old Nov 6, 17, 12:41 pm
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Originally Posted by zoqfotpik View Post
I didn't get an email but I saw it on the blogs. Earning rates seem to depend on some sort of criteria (status, stays, nights?) as mine is showing 6pts on Amazon.ca.
Has anyone actually tried to buy something through Marriott Rewards MORE? I don't have an option to pay with my credit card. The only option for me to pay is with my Marriott Rewards points. This is with Bestbuy.ca through Marriott Rewards MORE.

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Old Nov 6, 17, 3:43 pm
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Originally Posted by YKMV View Post
As reported on various sites, Starwood is running a promo where you save 35% on buying SPG Starpoints when purchasing 5,000 or more, up to 30,000, through December 29. Some talk about if you already purchased the standard 30k max this year, you may still purchase up to 10k with this promo.

FAQ states there's bonus points when paying with SPG Amex... does that include the Canadian ones?

If it does, with no tax, but bills in USD so tack on the 2.5% foreign currency fee, buying the max 30k, I think it works out to ~2.8c/pt CAD. Not bad, not a slam dunk though.
Still worthwhile for me, because I bought some and used them for a value of about $0.07 per point for a SoHo hotel room (both in US$). Thanks for the tip because it helped me when I was just looking at booking a NY stay with spg points.
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Old Nov 6, 17, 7:07 pm
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Double Avios for purchases on your RBC BA Visa credit card Nov/Dec '17

"You can collect double Avios on any purchases you make with your RBC British Airways Visa Infinite card this November. That's 2 Avios for every $1 CAD spent on qualifying net purchases and 4 Avios for every $1 CAD when you shop with British Airways and British Airways Holidays."

I had a terrible problem with this same deal last year. The advertising clearly stated that the double Avios were on purchases made with your card between Nov 1 and Nov 31. But that wasn't true. My statement period ends on the 21st of every month. I had a lot of purchases to make for a new house so i made sure to wait for November to make them. I didn't get the bonus avios on my november statement but i did on my december statement. problem was that i only used the card for the last week of november because i prefer to use my normal RBC Avion card and transfer to BA when there's a bonus. much more lucrative.

i finally did get the avios. in fact, i got quite a few more than they should have given me because the people who work for these programs have the IQ of mayonnaise.

This year they have explained the terms better which is what i told them to do last year. "Offer is valid on qualifying net purchases posted to your December 2017 statement of your RBC British Airways Visa Infinite card provided your account is in good standing. Offer begins at your statement start date in November (anywhere between November 3 and 27 depending on your billing cycle) and runs for a 30 day period thereafter ("Qualifying Period")." much clearer this time.
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Old Nov 7, 17, 10:22 am
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"You can collect double Avios on any purchases you make with your RBC British Airways Visa Infinite card this November. That's 2 Avios for every $1 CAD spent on qualifying net purchases and 4 Avios for every $1 CAD when you shop with British Airways and British Airways Holidays."

I had a terrible problem with this same deal last year. The advertising clearly stated that the double Avios were on purchases made with your card between Nov 1 and Nov 31. But that wasn't true. My statement period ends on the 21st of every month. I had a lot of purchases to make for a new house so i made sure to wait for November to make them. I didn't get the bonus avios on my november statement but i did on my december statement. problem was that i only used the card for the last week of november because i prefer to use my normal RBC Avion card and transfer to BA when there's a bonus. much more lucrative.

i finally did get the avios. in fact, i got quite a few more than they should have given me because the people who work for these programs have the IQ of mayonnaise.

This year they have explained the terms better which is what i told them to do last year. "Offer is valid on qualifying net purchases posted to your December 2017 statement of your RBC British Airways Visa Infinite card provided your account is in good standing. Offer begins at your statement start date in November (anywhere between November 3 and 27 depending on your billing cycle) and runs for a 30 day period thereafter ("Qualifying Period")." much clearer this time.
Better just to have the RBC Avion and convert to Avios, and get the transfer bonus when they come up (when IS the next one coming, BTW?!).

For this deal with the BA Visa, these new terms are still wordy and confusing...
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Old Nov 7, 17, 11:36 am
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For this deal with the BA Visa, these new terms are still wordy and confusing...
So just to clarify, if your statement closes Nov 21st lets say, would this be for the purchases made from Nov 21st to Dec 21st?? Or would it be for the purchases made Nov1-Nov 21st??
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Old Nov 7, 17, 12:25 pm
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Better just to have the RBC Avion and convert to Avios, and get the transfer bonus when they come up (when IS the next one coming, BTW?!).
Not necessarily. For one, we don't know if and when there will be another transfer bonus, and two, we don't know how much the bonus will be. in any case, the most i've seen it is 50% which means 1.85 Avios per CAD. This bonus is for 2 Avios per CAD. Not a huge difference but a difference none the less.

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So just to clarify, if your statement closes Nov 21st lets say, would this be for the purchases made from Nov 21st to Dec 21st?? Or would it be for the purchases made Nov1-Nov 21st??
I believe that it means that you'll get the double avios for purchases from Nov 21 to Dec 21 if your statement date closes on the 21st since it states "Offer is valid on qualifying net purchases posted to your December 2017 statement of your RBC British Airways Visa Infinite card provided your account is in good standing."
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