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TD partners with Amazon for Shop with Points

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TD partners with Amazon for Shop with Points

I just received this email that my card was automatically rolled out this feature but seems like you can enrol via the following link as well. I feel like burning some points this Prime Day (13-14 Oct) considering I can't travel in the near future. I tried to enrol my Aeroplan card as well but seems like it's not part of the program. I would like to use my Aeroplan points as well to avoid expiry.

https://www.amazon.ca/tdrewards

Following cards are eligible and there are no extra fees to use your points as per the Frequently Asked Questions. Let me know if I am missing anything.


1.TD First Class Travel Visa Infinite Card
2.TD Platinum Travel Visa Card
3.TD Business Travel Visa Card
4.TD Rewards Visa Card

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UPDATED: Redemption Value (Regular)

303 Points = $1
10,000 Points = $33
Last edited by roofgoof on Oct 3rd, 2020 9:15 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Thank you.

What value does it give to TD points ?
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cashinstinct wrote: Thank you.

What value does it give to TD points ?

Not sure it varies per card but my card is showing 303 points= $1

I am hoping they will offer a better redemption rate on Prime Day or BF.
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roofgoof wrote: Not sure it varies per card but my card is showing 303 points= $1

I am hoping they will offer a better redemption rate on Prime Day or BF.
You can cash out 250 points = $1 using a refundable hotel booking via Book Any Way. No need to buy shit from Amazon.
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So to recap this so called deal is $33 = 10,000 td points. When you normally redeem its $50 = 10,000 td points. That's a $17 dollar loss for every 10,000 points. I mean most of won't or can't travel at the moment, but eventually we will be able to travel. I'll save up my points until I can travel again. Its not like these td travel points expire.
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roofgoof wrote: I just received this email that my card was automatically rolled out this feature but seems like you can enrol via the following link as well. I feel like burning some points this Prime Day (13-14 Oct) considering I can't travel in the near future. I tried to enrol my Aeroplan card as well but seems like it's not part of the program. I would like to use my Aeroplan points as well to avoid expiry.

https://www.amazon.ca/tdrewards

Following cards are eligible and there are no extra fees to use your points as per the Frequently Asked Questions. Let me know if I am missing anything.


1.TD First Class Travel Visa Infinite Card
2.TD Platinum Travel Visa Card
3.TD Business Travel Visa Card
4.TD Rewards Visa Card

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Well, no, you aren't going to be able to use Aeroplan points for this since this is a TD promotion using TD points and Aeroplan points only exist the moment they are transferred to Air Canada - Aeroplan after the statement date on your TD Aeroplan Credit Card. Any promotion for using Aeroplan you'd have to look at aeroplan.com.
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So the value for the travel reward points is the same crappy value that TD offers for any cash redemption: 1/3 of the value they would have it used for travel.

Maybe with COVID-19 it's better to just take the hit and dump the travel rewards card. No need to spend at Amazon, it's the same value anywhere.
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phuviano wrote: So to recap this so called deal is $33 = 10,000 td points. When you normally redeem its $50 = 10,000 td points. That's a $17 dollar loss for every 10,000 points. I mean most of won't or can't travel at the moment, but eventually we will be able to travel. I'll save up my points until I can travel again. Its not like these td travel points expire.

Well, I posted this as an informational post in the Personal Finance section and not in the Hot Deals section. All I wanted fellow RFDs to know was there is a new way to redeem introduced by TD which some of the people would be interested in. Secondly, this is the points value they are offering right now. They may increase it for special days.

Also as RFDers we need to realize that not everyone has a smart brain and is techsavvy like us, and everyone has their own needs. Some like to Travel and some don't. For some, time is precious and they don't want to jump through hoops or make a call to call centre.

My younger brother likes the simplicity of redeeming. He would always redeem for a gift card or physical product even though when I tell him that points are not valued at the same rate as Expedia. His response is this is the thing I need right now and I am getting it with points so why should I keep on holding them as I can't afford to travel right now.
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ive had all these worthless TD points for so long. FINALY!
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This is not the best outlet down the food chain.
  1. Expedia4TD - 0.5cpp
  2. SCOTS misc travel - 0.4cpp (up to $1.2k, then it's 0.5cpp) and this includes fantasy travel
  3. 0.33cpp Amazon shop with points
  4. 0.25cpp misc cashback

Sure, Amazon shop with points redeems at a slightly better rate than cashback, but for small effort, a fantasy travel booking would inflate the statement credit. AmEx Cobalt at times (during promos) can redeem on Amazon spend at 1cpp (SCOTS misc travel also redeem at 1cpp with Cobalt).
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someweirdo wrote: What is this? Google just brings up stuff about Scotland.



What do you mean by this?
Statement credit on travel spend (I think).

Google refundable hotel trick.
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someweirdo wrote: What is this? Google just brings up stuff about Scotland.
What do you mean by this?
rhw123 wrote: Statement credit on travel spend (I think).

Google refundable hotel trick.
This and this!

I coined "fantasy travel booking" so you won't find much by web searching it.
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roofgoof wrote: Well, I posted this as an informational post in the Personal Finance section and not in the Hot Deals section. All I wanted fellow RFDs to know was there is a new way to redeem introduced by TD which some of the people would be interested in. Secondly, this is the points value they are offering right now. They may increase it for special days.

Also as RFDers we need to realize that not everyone has a smart brain and is techsavvy like us, and everyone has their own needs. Some like to Travel and some don't. For some, time is precious and they don't want to jump through hoops or make a call to call centre.

My younger brother likes the simplicity of redeeming. He would always redeem for a gift card or physical product even though when I tell him that points are not valued at the same rate as Expedia. His response is this is the thing I need right now and I am getting it with points so why should I keep on holding them as I can't afford to travel right now.
But you don't actually need to travel. You just need a travel reservation to redeem against. No need to wait at all.
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Neither td nor visa asked me if I'm fine with sharing my account information with Amazon.
It's not ok.
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This is great news and cannot go wrong with Amazon spend. Won't be using for travel anytime soon.
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titaniumtux wrote: This is not the best outlet down the food chain.
  1. Expedia4TD - 0.5cpp
  2. SCOTS misc travel - 0.4cpp (up to $1.2k, then it's 0.5cpp) and this includes fantasy travel
  3. 0.33cpp Amazon shop with points
  4. 0.25cpp misc cashback

Sure, Amazon shop with points redeems at a slightly better rate than cashback, but for small effort, a fantasy travel booking would inflate the statement credit. AmEx Cobalt at times (during promos) can redeem on Amazon spend at 1cpp (SCOTS misc travel also redeem at 1cpp with Cobalt).
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does the fantasy travel through Expedia for TD gets a statement credit or just refund of points when cancel?
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fayya wrote: ?
does the fantasy travel through Expedia for TD gets a statement credit or just refund of points when cancel?
Afaik there's no more fantasy travel through Expedia4TD. What you quoted I only started fantasy travel under SCOTS (misc travel).
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Cool just want to confirm, thanks
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Hey guys, just noticed this limited time promo from Amazon.

If you use your TD rewards card points on a purchase of $50+ on Amazon (must be shipped/sold by Amazon.ca), you will get $10 off your order. You only need to use a single point from your TD reward points to be eligible for this promotion.

You must activate it from this page:
https://www.amazon.ca/b?node=21487818011

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