The merge of Scotia Rewards and SCENE programs
*** Update November 25, 2021: The launch of Scene + has been postponed. It will take place by December 31, 2021. Originally it was November 22, 2021.
*** Update December 3rd 2021: Confirmation of the date of change (13 December 2021)
Scene+ is a joint venture between Scotiabank and Cineplex. Scotiabank owns the Scotia Rewards program, and Cineplex owns the SCENE program. They will merge their respective rewards programs to create Scene+.
Good news: the valuation and accumulation of points will remain the same. This new program will allow you to earn and redeem Scene+ points on :
- travel purchases
- all purchases
- and banking services.
Between December 4th and 12th 2021, the SCENE website and application will be inaccessible. During this period, you will continue to earn points. Then, as of December 13, 2021, SCENE+ will be in effect.
SCENE Points and Scotia Bonus Points will be transferred at a 1:1 rate to a SCENE+ account.
For SCENE members, their SCENE membership number and login details will remain the same. They will be able to continue to use the existing physical card or the digital card on the application, which will become SCENE+.
For those who have Scotia Rewards and are not SCENE members, a new account will be created. A digital SCENE+ membership card will be sent by email by December 31, 2021.
At this time, SCENE members can redeem their points for meals at partner restaurants (Swiss Chalet, Harvey’s, etc.) and entertainment purchases at Cineplex theatres.
From now on, the SCENE points will be much more versatile as Scene+ points. They will not expire as long as the member retains a Scotiabank product eligible for the Scene+ program. Once this product is closed, points will expire after 24 months of inactivity on the Scene+ account.
Here are the changes to the rewards, from the perspective of a member of the former SCENE program.
|Old program||New program|
|Travel||Not possible||Earn points on hotels and car rentals
Redeem your points for flights, hotels and car rentals
|Shopping||Redeem points for digital gift cards from over 15 retailers||Redeem your points for Apple and Best Buy products, gift cards to over 60 stores|
|Meals||Earn 1 point/$3 spent at Swiss Chalet, Harveys, Montana’s, Kelsey’s, Bier Markt, East Side Marios, Fionn Maccool’s, D’Arcy Mcgee’s, Paddy Flaherty’s and Tir nan Òg
Redeem 500 points for $5 in purchases at the above restaurants
|Entertainment Access||Get 5 points / $1 spent at Cineplex and 1 point / $1 spent at The Rec Room and Playdium
Redeem 1,250 points to 2,000 points for a general admission, 3D, UltraAVX, IMAX, Premium Seating, D-Box and VIP movie ticket
Redeem 500 points for $5 on food and beverage purchases at Cineplex
Redeem 100 points for $1 on digital movies at the Cineplex Store
Redeem 1,000 points for $10 on purchases at The Rec Room
Redeem 500 points for $5 on purchases at Playdium
|Banking Services||Earn points faster with SCENE debit or VISA cards||Earn points with select Scene+ banking products|
Earn points with banking packages
You can earn Scene+ points with the following Scotiabank accounts for debit card purchases:
- Scotiabank Ultimate Package ($30.95/month or $0 with a balance of $5,000 or more)
- Scotiabank Preerred Package ($16.95/month or $0 with a balance of $4,000 or more)
- Scotiabank Student Banking Advantage Plan ($0 if student)
- Savings Program for Youth ($0 for 18 years and months)
All others will not earn Scene+ points.
The ratio of points earned on debit card purchases will remain the same. It will be 1 Scene+ point/$5 in debit card purchases and 1 point/$1 spent at Cineplex using an eligible account.
If members were collecting points in an account that no longer allows it, they will have to switch their bank account to one of the four above.
Earning Scene+ points with credit cards
There will be no change for credit cards, except for the name given to the points!
The existing physical card will not be replaced as a result of these changes, nor will the accumulation ratio change. Scotia Bonus Points will be converted to Scene+ Points at a rate of 1: 1 on December 13, 2021.
Earning rates will remain the same.
Here are the two best current offers:
Redeem Scene+ points
Scene+ points can be redeemed for :
- movie tickets, concession items and meals at Cineplex
- meals in participating restaurants
- travel with the “Scene+ Travel Service” and “Redeem Points for Travel” options,
- Apple and Best Buy items
- physical or electronicgift cards and prepaid cards,
- credits to your Scotiabank card account with the “Redeem for Credit” option
These changes are apparently positive in simplifying things through unifying these two programs.
There is no devaluation and there are more opportunities to redeem and earn points.
Scene+ Frequently Asked Questions
What changes will be made to Scotia Rewards?
SCENE and Scotia Bonus Points programs merge to become Scene+. You’ll still have access to the rewards you love from your Scotia Rewards program, including travel, Apple and Best Buy catalogues and more.
All Scotiabank products that used to earn Scotia Rewards points will now earn Scene+ points as of November 22, 2021. Existing points will automatically be transferred to Scene+ at equal value.
When will these changes take place?
The Scene+ Rewards Program will be effective November 22, 2021.
Please note that no points in any form can be redeemed from the SCENE and Scotia Rewards programs from November 15 to 22 while these changes are being made. Most point redemption options will be unavailable between these dates. You may also experience other service interruptions or delays during this period. We apologize for any inconvenience during the implementation of our rewards program improvements.
During this period, you will continue to earn points on all eligible transactions, but they will not be posted to your Scene+ membership account until November 22, 2021.
Also of note:
From November 18 to 21, SCENE members will not be able to earn or redeem SCENE points at partner restaurants Swiss Chalet, Harvey’s, East Side Marios, Montana’s, Kelseys, Bier Markt, Fionn MacCools, D’Arcy McGee’s, Paddy Flaherty’s and Tir nan Og.
In addition, items from the Best Buy and Apply catalogues will not be available from November 10 to 22.
I am a current SCENE member, what will happen to my points balance?
If you are a current SCENE member, your SCENE points and/or Scotia Rewards points will be transferred to your Scene+ account on November 22, 2021, for equal value. For example, if you have a balance of 100 SCENE or Scotia Bonus points, 100 Scene+ points will be transferred to your Scene+ account. Your membership number will not change and your login details will remain the same.
I am not a SCENE member, what will happen to my Scotia Rewards?
If you are not currently a member of SCENE, you will automatically become a member and an account will be created for you on November 22, 2021. Your Scotia Bonus Points will be transferred to this new Scene+ account on the same day. For example, if you have a balance of 100 Scotia Bonus Points, 100 Scene+ points will be transferred to your new Scene+ account. You will receive a new Scene+ account number as of November 22, 2021.
What happens to my points if I cancel my Scotiabank credit card ?
If you cancel your credit card associated with the SCENE and/or Scotia Rewards program, your Scene+ points will remain available and included in your Scene+ account.
How can I use my Scene+ points to book travel?
You can earn and redeem points when you book your next trip with Scene+ Travel, our third-party travel service center that is part of the new Scene+ program. Earn 3 points for every dollar spent on hotel nights and car rentals when you book through Scene+ Travel.
Redeem your points in 100 point increments for $1 off your next hotel night or car rental when you book with Scene+ Travel.
Will I still be able to use my points for travel?
Yes, you will still be able to redeem your points to offset your travel expenses by using the “Use Points to Travel” option with the Scene+ program.