Expedia is a top choice for Canadians wanting the best travel deals on their next adventure. Scotiabank and Cineplex recently joined together to create an industry-leading loyalty program. Now, your Scene points are redeemable on Expedia.
The new Scotiabank Scene+ loyalty program gives Canadians more options to redeem their Scene points. Now, they can book flights, hotels, and rent vehicles through the Scene+ Expedia travel portal.
This article fills you in on how to register, earn and redeem your Scotiabank Scene+ points to maximize your benefits with Expedia. If you don’t already have a Scotiabank Scene+ credit card, we’ll help you choose one.
- Scene+ Travel signup is easy
- How can I earn Scene+ points?
- Other tips for redeeming your Scene+ points on Expedia
- Bonus: more travel hacks to save money and earn points
Scene+ Travel signup is easy
When you have a little or a lot of Scene+ points to redeem, consider signing up for Scotiabank’s Scene+ Travel. It only takes two minutes, and we will walk you through the process. Once that is complete, you can redeem your Scene points on Expedia to get the most out of your travel bookings.
Step 1: Visit the website
Go to the Scene+ website and click on “register”.
Step 2: Sign up
On the Scene+ register page, enter your email, choose a password, and click “next”.
Step 3: Fill out the form
Enter your personal information.
Step 4: Check your email
Check the email address you used to register your Scene+ account. You will receive your Scene+ digital card and number you can start using immediately.
Step 5: Explore Scene+ travel rewards
Go back to the Scene+ website and select “rewards” to view the different ways you can spend your Scene+ points. You can also review the trending locations where other Scene+ members are using their points.
If you want to see the different ways you can spend Scene+ points on travel, just click on the “Travel” icon.
Step 6: Scene+ Expedia portal
Click “Book Scene+ Travel now” and you are directed to Scene+ Travel, powered by Expedia.
Step 7: Redeem Scene+ points on Expedia
Using Scene+ Travel, powered by Expedia, is very simple and user-friendly. You have the option of booking travel with only your Scene+ points, redeeming a combination of Scene+ points and another payment method, such as a credit card, or without using your Scene+ points.
How can I earn Scene+ points?
Earning Scotiabank Scene+ points is easy and they accumulate with regular purchases without much thought. However, if you want to earn more Scene+ points on Expedia, you’ll want to know the tips and tricks only the pros take the time to learn.
Registering for a Scene+ membership is free at any time. With your membership, you can start earning Scene+ points to use towards a vacation, tickets to a movie, or making a purchase at other participating retailers. If you’re looking for ways to earn more Scotiabank Scene+ points, here are 3 ways you can seriously increase your Scotiabank Scene+ point balance:
1. Book travel with Scene points on Expedia
Using Expedia to book your travel is an easy way to earn Scene+ points. Unlike many loyalty programs, you can redeem Scene+ points for the total cost of your travel bookings.
- 3 Scene+ points for every $1 spent on car rentals and hotel bookings
- With every 100 points, you get $1 off booking travel on Expedia
2. Cineplex theatres
You can earn Scene+ points by watching a movie and purchasing treats at your local Cineplex theatre. You can even earn Scene+ points by renting digital movies at Cineplex.com.
- 5 Scene+ points per $1 spent on movie tickets, and food & drink
- 5 Scene+ points per $1 spent on digital movie rentals through Cineplex.com
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- 100 Scene+ points for every $1 in cash back earned
- Up to 20% more cashback in points, only available to Scene+ members
Scotiabank Scene+ debit and credit cards
When you bank with Scotiabank, you’ll earn Scene+ points by simply using your debit card or Scene+ credit card when making everyday purchases or booking travel with Expedia. Below, you’ll find how to earn Scene+ points with a Scotiabank Scene+ debit card and 4 Scotiabank Scene+ credit cards.
Scotiabank Scene+ debit card
With a Scotiabank Scene+ debit card, you don’t need to remember to use your Scene+ membership when making eligible purchases as your membership is conveniently attached to the card.
- 1 Scene+ point for every $5 spent
- 1 point for every $1 spent when used to make purchases at Cineplex theatres
Scotiabank Scene+ credit cards
The easiest and fastest way to earn Scene+ points is by using one of the Scotiabank Scene+ eligible credit cards. Scotiabank has four popular credit cards to earn serious Scene+ points. Let’s learn more about these credit cards below.
Scotiabank Platinum American Express® card
- Annual fee: $399
- Interest rate on purchase: 9.99%
- Interest rate on cash advances: 9.99%
Scotiabank Platinum American Express® card is a great option if you’re looking for a credit card to make everyday purchases, use while travelling, or rebuild your credit history. Credit card holders enjoy 2x the Scene+ points for every $1 spent on eligible purchases. This card is an excellent choice if you’re looking to book a hotel with a credit card, as you will earn 3 Scene+ points for each $1 spent.
Cardholders also have the perk of $0 foreign transaction fees, saving you 2.5% when purchasing items in a foreign currency. If you purchased your mobile device using your card, you’ll be insured for those awful travel moments when you either lose your mobile device, it gets stolen, or has a mechanical failure.
Scotiabank American Express® card
- 3 Scene+ points per dollar spent at participating grocery stores
- 2 Scene+ points per dollar spent on food, entertainment, gas, public transit and streaming services
Scotiabank American Express® card is a good choice for someone who wants to earn points buying everyday items like groceries, gas, and transit passes, and doesn’t plan to keep a balance. Cardholders get 1 Scene+ point for each $1 spent, and 2x the Scene+ points when using the card at eligible restaurants, on Cineplex movie tickets, and on gas and daily transit.
Cardholders also receive mobile device insurance if the device was purchased with the card. There is a limited-time special offer available in which you will receive 10,000 Scene+ points within your first year of owning the card.
ScotiaGold Passport® Visa* card
Annual fee: $110
Interest rate: 19.99% for purchases/22.99% on cash advances
ScotiaGold Passport® Visa* card is a good choice if you travel regularly and want to have travel perks without a high annual fee. Cardholders enjoy 1 Scene+ point for each $1 spent, and 2x the Scene+ points when using the card at eligible restaurants, on Cineplex movie tickets, and on gas and daily transit. Cardholders also receive 5% cash back on airline tickets, car rentals, and hotels, as well as free access to Scene+ Travel, a full-service agency.
Scotiabank Passport™ Visa Infinite* card
- Annual fee: $150
- Interest rate on purchase: 20.99%
- Interest rate on cash advances: 22.99%
Scotiabank Passport™ Visa Infinite* card is an exceptional choice if you often book flights and hotels and want to maximize your points and perks. You will need $60,000 in personal or $100,000 in household income to qualify for the credit card. This is an award-winning card for travel; just look at its perks!
Cardholders enjoy $0 foreign transaction fees when making purchases in foreign currencies, in addition to 6 yearly complimentary airport lounge passes at 1200+ airports. Cardholders also receive extensive travel insurance with this card, including but not limited to emergency medical, trip cancellation, delayed or lost baggage, and rental car collision.
Other tips for redeeming your Scene+ points on Expedia
Next, let’s go over some other tips to book a hotel with a credit card, save money and earn points on travel bookings with Scene+ Travel.
Join Expedia Rewards
Not a member yet? You’re missing out on some serious perks. Expedia Rewards members enjoy special benefits like complimentary breakfast, room upgrades, and more. Plus, it’s free to join!
You can read about all the perks and benefits of different Expedia Rewards levels here.
In the meantime, here are some highlights:
- Earn 1 Expedia point for every $1 you spend on eligible stays, car rentals, cruises, packages, and activities
- Earn 1 Expedia point for every $5 you spend on eligible flights
- Gain early access to sales and other exclusive member offers
- Get 2 Expedia points for every $1 when you book using the app
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Take advantage of Expedia’s price guarantee
If you find a lower price on an identical trip within 24 hours of booking, Expedia will refund the difference to you in the form of a voucher. So, if rates drop after you book, you can still get the lower price. If you have questions about the price guarantee, look at this page to see if your booking qualifies.
Before you book, be sure to also check out current Expedia coupons and promo codes. You can look for online coupons specific to the type of travel you’re booking, like hotels, flights, or rental cars.
Bonus: more travel hacks to save money and earn points
Travel hacking is a brilliant way to travel on the cheap. Here are a few more tips to help you save money and earn other loyalty program points on travel bookings:
- Look into hotel loyalty programs. This way you can earn points every time you stay at a particular hotel chain, which you can redeem for free nights, upgrades, and more.
- Join an airline loyalty program. Just like hotel loyalty programs, airline programs will allow you to earn points for flying, which can be redeemed for free flights, seat upgrades, and more.
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