How to end the year well with your Reward Points

To the point Here are the steps to take to ensure that everything is in order to finish the year with your rewards points and credit cards.

Marriott Bonvoy

Achievement of a higher status

First of all, look at your account. Do you have a few more nights to complete before youreach the next Marriott Bonvoy Elite status?

If so, you can book a stay at a Marriott Bonvoy hotel. Please note that a check-in on December 31 counts as an elite night for the year 2023, even if your departure date is January 1, 2024.

If you pay in cash, don’t forget our tips and tricks for paying less.

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Points transfer

Each calendar year, you can transfer a maximum of 100,000 Reward Points from one account to another.

To transfer your points to another Marriott Bonvoy account, call 1-800-627-7468 or simply do it online at Marriott Bonvoy. The maximum date is next December 31, so that it counts for the year 2023.

Promotions tab

The “Promotions” tab in your Marriott Bonvoy account may reveal some surprise promotions. Sign up for the ones you’re interested in, if you happen to have any lying around.

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Choice of benefits

If you have achieved Platinum or Titanium status during the year, don’t forget to select your annual benefit.

The deadline is January 7, 2024. However, if you don’t, the default choice will be to receive “Five Nightly Upgrade Awards”.

Hilton Honors,

Until December 31, 2023, receive 3 times Hilton Honors points at a multitude ofparticipating hotels around the world.

All other hotels earn 2 times points during this promotion. Stays must be completed by December 31, 2023.

You need to register here to take advantage of this offer.

Then, from January 1 to May 1, 2024, Hilton Honors members earn bonus points on their stays with the Points Plus promotion. Members can earn up to 2,500 bonus points per stay:

  • 2,000 bonus points per stay
  • 500 bonus points by using the Digital Key

What’s more, there’s no limit to the number of bonus points that can be accumulated.


Do you have any remaining Maple Leaf lounge passes that will expire on December 31, 2023?

These passes can be shared with the person of your choice. Simply download your digital pass and send it to the traveller (PDF or screenshot of the code).

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Achieving status

In your Aeroplan profile, check out the 3 circles of progression that could allow you to reach a higher status.

This will give you an idea of what your Aeroplan Elite status will be next year. If you’re a little short, will the flights you take over the holidays be enough?

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Travel Strategy

Take advantage of this quieter period to get your travel strategy in order. Or, have fun exploring the Aeroplan search tool to find your next destination.

Are you on the right track?

How many points do you need to reach your goal? Wouldn’t it be a good time to get an Aeroplan credit card?

Or if you’re just a few short, Aeroplan has a promotion to buy points up to 30% off.

Travel Strategy

Aeroplan Members with premium credit cards such as :

may have some of their benefits deferred until 2024.

Eligible Status Qualifying Miles (SQMs) and eUpgrades credits will roll over beginning the second week of February 2023. The condition: you must hold one of these high-end credit cards BEFORE December 15, 2023.

Claiming travel points

If you are missing points from your transactions over the past few months, you can claim them here.

This also applies to AIR MILES.

American Express promotional offers

Several excellent American Express promotional offers expire on December 31, 2023.

Merchant Spend Earn
Tim Hortons $10
Toronto Pearson International Airport $50
Novotel Hotels – Accor Live Limitless $250
Dell Technologies $500
United Airlines $750 (Ivanhoe Cambridge gift card) $200
Tap to Pay 5 $
Dior 125 (online only)
Air France $ 3,000 (round-trip business class from Canada)

National Bank Annual Travel Credit

Have you used up all your annual travel credit on your National Bank World Elite Mastercard®?

Now is the time to claim your entitlement up to December 31, 2023, because if it isn’t used, it’s lost. On January 1, 2024, everything starts again at $150.

Welcome bonuses soon to end for credit cards

Promotions for certain credit card welcome bonuses end at the beginning of January 2024.

Then there are the TD Aeroplan cards that offer travel benefits such as :

Here is a selection of those best deals that are ending soon:

Scene+ program

The Scene+ program offers a variety of promotions to boost members’ points balances. For example:

  • Until December 27, 2023 at IGA, IGA Extra, Les Marchés Tradition and Rachelle Béry: 1,000 Scene+ points with the purchase of a total of $100 gift card;
  • Until December 31, 2023:
    • Scene+ Travel: 15% discount on ski trips
    • Use 10% fewer points to book certain luxury hotels
    • 15x points at Harvey’s, East Side Mario’s, Kelseys, Montana’s and Bier Markt restaurants
    • 200 bonus Scene+ points with a $30 purchase at Swiss Chalet
    • 10% cash back in points on Ultimate Dining Card

Air Canada Passeport de rêve for Opération Enfant Soleil

Make a double dip for a good cause!

Would you like a 15% discount on your Air Canada flight until June 30, 2024 within North America, Mexico and the Caribbean?

Within seconds of purchasing a $10 ticket for the Opération Enfant Soleil Passport to a Dream draw, you’ll receive a unique code by e-mail with your 15% discount at Air Canada. So everyone wins!


For those who qualify for a TFSA, the deadline in 2023 to contribute to the FHSA is next December 31.

If you plan to buy your first home by 2028, we recommend opening your FHSA by December 31, 2023. As a result, you’ll accumulate $8,000 in rights for 2023, which you can carry forward to future years.

Flying Blue

We also remind you of the excellent December promotion for Flying Blue.

It allows you to obtain a seat on Air France for a flight from Montreal to Paris, which requires 25% fewer Flying Blue miles on its rewards fares.

Review of the credit file

To make sure your credit report is in order, you can request afree, complete statementof the information on your credit report.

This can be done by mail or in person at Equifax and Transunion.

Here is the form for :

Also, you can call them. Customer service will ask you a series of financial and personal questions to confirm your identity.

  • Equifax: 1-800-465-7166
  • TransUnion Canada :
    • 1-877-713-3393 (Quebec residents)
    • 1-800-663-9980 (Rest of Canada)

You will then receive your statement in the mail approximately two weeks later.

Bottom Line

Take advantage of the quieter holiday season to get your credit cards and rewards programs in order. Take the time to (re)-read our beginner’s guide at the same time!

This will get you ready for 2024!

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Caroline Tremblay
I'm Caroline, a loyalty program specialist! I use my points to travel more often and at a lower price with my spouse and our two children. I'm passionate about writing about the latest rewards news and how to put more points in your pocket.

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