Scene+ Points Get a Makeover: Travel, Movies, Food & Fun!

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    Is a tight budget cramping your lifestyle? Scene+ Points are your ticket to fewer bills and more thrills. When gas and groceries burn a hole in your pocket, all the fun stuff gets pushed to the back-burner. But isn’t the fun stuff what makes life worth living? 

    Scotiabank recently revamped the Scene+ Program to be even more accessible, easy to redeem, and flexible enough to suit a bevy of bon vivants. Frequent flyers, movie lovers, foodies, techies; you name it, there’s something for everyone. With a Scotiabank credit card in your wallet, you’ll live your best life with even more points. Here’s how to use your Scene+ Points, and which Scotiabank credit card is right for you. 

    How to use Scene+ Points

    Kick your calculator to the curb! One of the best perks about the Scene+ Program isn’t just the flexibility, but the simplicity too. Unlike other points programs, Scene+ Points maintain a pretty consistent redemption value no matter what you use them for. 

    To get the most bang for your buck, register for an account on and get your Scene Plus membership card. Once your account is set up, make sure you: 

    • Download the app to get access to exclusive perks just for Scene+ members, and load your special offers.
    • Use your membership card to get bonus points on purchases at Scene+ partners.
    • Redeem your points on everything from travel and shopping, to movies, restaurants and more when you log into your account. 


    Scene+ Points can be redeemed at any Cineplex Movie Theatre on a wide range of things from general admission to VIP tickets, concession food, and items in the Cineplex Store. You can even redeem your points on cheap-night at the movies, which are every Tuesday. 

    Get Points! Earn 5 Scene+ Points per $1 spent on eligible movie and entertainment purchases at Cineplex theatres. Earn 5 Scene+ Points per $1 spent in the Cineplex store.

    Show your Scene+ membership card to get an extra 10% off the already discounted admission price. Sign-up for Cineclub to earn even more bonus points that you can redeem for pretty much whatever you want. 


    You can use your Scene+ Points to book travel anytime, anywhere, through any provider without restrictions or blackout dates. Scene+ Travel is a full-service travel agency powered by Expedia. 

    Every 100 points get you $1 towards travel purchases. You don’t even have to have enough points to cover the full cost. If you’re short on points for your dream vacation, Scene+ Travel lets you pay the difference with any payment card. The “Appy Points” feature lets you redeem points on past travel purchases within the last 12 months too. 

    Get Points! Earn 3 Scene+ Points per $1 spent on hotel and car rentals through the Scene+ Travel platform, powered by Expedia. 

    Pro Tip: You can still earn points on eligible travel purchases when you pay with points! 


    The Rec Room and Playdium are two food-and-fun hotspots for the whole family. Each one brings great eats, gaming, live shows, and tons of other entertainment into one convenient place. Every 500 Scene+ points can be redeemed for $5 off food purchases, games, music, tickets, tokens, and more. 

    Get Points! Earn 1 Scene+ point for every $1 spent at The Rec Room and Playdium. 


    The Scene+ program is partnered with some of the most popular restaurants in Canada. You can redeem your points at Harvey’s, Swiss Chalet, East Side Mario’s, Montana’s BBQ & Bar, Bier Markt, and Kelsey’s Original Roadhouse. Every 500 points knock $5 off your bill when you dine in, drive through, or take out. In some provinces, you can even redeem Scene+ points for alcohol purchases at select partner restaurants. 

    Get Points! Earn 1 Scene+ Point for every $3 spent on eligible purchases at partner restaurants. 

    Pro Tip: Load your special offers in the Scene+ app to earn exclusive bonus points for members-only at select restaurants. 


    Retail therapy just got cheaper with versatile redemption options. You can redeem Scene+ points for gift cards from over 60 popular retailers ranging from clothing stores to restaurants, grocery stores to hobby shops, tech retailers, and more. Scene+ has also partnered with Apple, Best Buy, and Rakuten to help you get even more of what you love: 

    • Apple Store: visit the dedicated Scene+ Apple online catalogue through your account to redeem your points on any Apple purchase.
    • Best Buy: visit the dedicated Scene+ Best Buy online catalogue through your account to redeem your points on any Best Buy purchase.
    • Rakuten: get exclusive offers for Scene+ members. Plus, earn up to 20% more cash back when you shop on the dedicated Scene+ Rakuten platform through your account. Rakuten cashback is deposited as Scene+ points to your Scene+ account.  


    Maybe you just want some extra cash in your pocket or to pay down your credit card a little faster. You can redeem your Scene+ points for a credit on your eligible Scotiabank debit or credit card account too! 

    Level up your points with a Scotiabank credit card

    Want more points without buying more stuff? It’s time to accumulate Scene+ points at ludicrous speed! Present your Scene+ membership when shopping with a Scene+ partner merchant, and pay with a Scotiabank credit card to earn bonus points. Better yet, use your Scotiabank credit card for all your regular purchases to earn points on every dollar no matter where you shop! 

    Which Scotiabank credit card is right for you? 

    Three worthy Scotiabank American Express travel cards enter the ring to flex their muscles. But which one is right for you? That depends on your travel goals and shopping habits. Are you on a budget? Are you a foodie, thrill seeker, or travel buff? There’s a Scotiabank American Express card for every lifestyle, let’s take a look: 

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    Heidi Unrau is a senior finance journalist at Hardbacon. She studied Economics at the University of Winnipeg, where she fell in love with all-things-finance. At 25, she kicked-off her financial career in retail banking as a teller. She quickly progressed to become a Credit Analyst and then Private Lender. This hands-on industry experience uniquely positions her to provide expert insight on loans, credit scores, credit cards, debt, and banking services. She has been featured in publications such as WealthRocket, Scary Mommy, Credello, and Plooto. When she's not chasing after her two little boys, you'll find her hiding in the car listening to the Freakonomics podcast, or binge-watching financial crime documentaries with a bowl of ice cream. Fun Fact: Heidi has lived in five different provinces across Canada and her blood type is coffee.