Scene+ Points Value: What They Are Worth & Best Uses

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Scene+ points (formerly Scotia Rewards points) are worth 1 cent each on average. This means that 10,000 points has an average cash value of $100.
Last Updated 2022-06-09

Scene+ points are best redeemed for travel and Cineplex purchases which isn't a big surprise since these were the best redemption options for Scotia Rewards and SCENE before they merged.

Scene+ points have an average value of 1 cent per point for most redemptions. This means that 10,000 points will have an average cash value of $100.

Points can also be redeemed for food and drink with dining partners, entertainment at Rec Room and Playdium, Apple and Best Buy purchases, and statement credits.

How much are Scotia Scene+ points worth?

Scotia Scene Rewards points, formerly Scotia Rewards points, are worth 1 cent each on average. This means that 1,000 Scene+ points has an average cash value of $10.

What's the best use of Scene+ points?

Scene+ points are worth 1 cent each for just about every redemption option. This makes them great for travel, entertainment, and food & drink.

Overall, Scene+ is a well-rounded rewards program that is great for anyone who wants the same solid value across a number of different redemption options.

Scotia Scene+ points value

Redemption option Scene+ points value in cents
Travel booked through Scene+ Travel or travel purchases made to a Scotiabank debit or credit card 1
Cineplex food & drinks, and Cineplex store purchases 1
Redemptions made with Scene's dining partners 1
Rec Room and Playdium entertainment redemptions 1
Cineplex movie tickets 0.8 - 1.3
Gift card redemptions 0.74
Statement credits for non-travel purchases 0.66 - 0.8
Merchandise through Apple and Best Buy 0.65 - 0.8

Redeeming Scene+ points for travel

Scene+ points can be redeemed for travel at a value of 1 cent per point meaning that 10,000 Scene+ points would have a value of $100 towards travel. Points can be redeemed for travel by booking through Scene+ Travel or by applying them to travel purchases made to a Scotiabank credit card.

Scene+ Travel

Scene+ Travel, powered by Expedia, replaces the Scotia Rewards Travel Service. Similar to TD Rewards' ExpediaForTD, you can book travel through the portal and choose to pay cash, redeem Scene+ points, or do a mixture of both.

Apply points to travel

Scene+ points can be redeemed at a rate of 100 points for $1 in statement credit towards travel purchases made to an eligible Scotiabank credit or debit card. This gives your points the same 1 cent in value that you'll get booking through Scene+ Travel.

You can use the Apply Points option within 12 months from the date the travel was charged to your card. Travel for the Scene+ program is defined by Visa's merchant codes which includes, but is not limited to:

  • Airlines
  • Hotels/Motels, resorts, and campgrounds
  • Car rentals
  • Passenger railways, bus lines, and taxis
  • Cruise lines and steamships
  • Travel agencies and tour operators

This is a great option if you're one for booking hotels direct as you'll be able to earn hotel rewards points as well as earn credit towards elite status.

book hotel expedia toronto
Book travel with any travel provider and use your Scotia Points to wipe away the cost.

TIP: Triple down on rewards

When booking your hotel, I recommend using Rakuten Rewards which is a free-to-use rewards portal that pays you to shop.

Using the portal, you'll earn cash back (or Scene+ points) with Rakuten Rewards, rewards with the hotel you're booking, and rewards from the card you're using to pay. That's 3X the rewards just on one booking.

You can sign up for a free Rakuten Rewards account through us and get an additional $30 in cash back too!

Redeeming Scene+ points with Cineplex

The original SCENE program offered great value when redeeming points with Cineplex and the Scene+ program is no different. Redeeming Scene+ points with Cineplex will give you a value of 1 cent per point on average.

You can redeem 500 points for $5 towards food and drink at the movies. You can also redeem 100 points for $1 off movie rentals or purchases at the Cineplex Store.

Scene+ points can also be used for movie tickets which will give you anywhere from 0.8 to 1.3 cents per point. It will cost you the following amounts for Cineplex movie tickets:

  • 1,250 points - General admission or 3D movie ticket
  • 2,000 points - Enhanced movie ticket (UltraAVX, IMAX, and D-Box)
  • 2,500 points - VIP movie ticket

Depending on the movie theatre and type of ticket you're buying, the value will vary. As with the original SCENE program, General Admission and 3D movie tickets offer the best value.

Redeeming Scene+ points with dining partners

Scene+ points can be redeemed with a handful of dining partners at a value of 1 cent per point. This includes:

  • Harvey's Swiss Chalet
  • East Side Mario's
  • Montana's BBQ & Bar
  • Bier Markt
  • Fionn Macool's
  • Kelsey's Original Roadhouse

You can redeem 500 points for $5 in value on dine-in, drive-thru or take-out with any dining partner. You can also redeem Scene+ points on alcoholic purchases at select partners in some provinces.

Other ways to redeem Scene+ points

Rec Room & Playdium

Scene+ points can be redeemed towards food, music, and tickets at the Rec Room and game tokens, snacks, and 'fun' at the Playdium. You can redeem 500 points for $5 in value which gives your points a value of 1 cent per point.

Best Buy & Apple

Scene+ points can be used to make purchases in the Scene+ Apple online store and Scene+ Best Buy online store. When paying with points, you can pay with as little as 20% of the items value plus taxes in points and charge the remaining 80% to any payment product of your choice.

Gift cards

Scene+ points can be redeemed for gift cards at over 60 different retailers with redemptions starting at 3,350 points for a $25 gift card. This gives your points a value of 0.74 cents each.

Statement credits and cash back

Scene+ points can be applied to non-travel purchases charged to your Scotiabank card as a statement credit. This will give you between 0.66 and 0.8 cents per point depending on how many points you redeem at once.

Scene+ points Statement credit amount in CAD Point value in cents
3,000 Points $20 0.66
4,500 Points $30 0.66
7,500 Points $50 0.66
11,000 Points $75 0.68
14,000 Points $100 0.71
21,000 Points $150 0.71
37,500 Points $300 0.8
62,500 Points $500 0.8

This isn't a better value than travel, but it's still a pretty solid redemption for shaving down your balance assuming you're redeeming a large chunk of points at once.

How to convert Scene+ points to dollars

Use the Scene+ Points Value Calculator to determine the average value of your points when redeemed for travel, entertainment, statement credits, and more. This will give you an idea of how much your points are worth on average.

Enter any amount of Scene+ points to calculate the dollar value.
Points
Redemption Average Dollar Value
Cineplex food & drinks, and Cineplex store purchases $0
Travel booked through Scene+ Travel or travel purchases made to a Scotiabank debit or credit card $0
Redemptions made with Scene's dining partners $0
Rec Room and Playdium entertainment redemptions $0
Cineplex movie tickets $0 to $0
Gift card redemptions $0
Statement credits for non-travel purchases $0 - $0
Merchandise through Apple and Best Buy $0 - $0

Average value of Scene+ points

The table below lists the average value of Scene+ points when redeemed at their average value of 1 cent per point.

Scene+ points Cash value
5,000 Points $50
10,000 Points $100
20,000 Points $200
25,000 Points $250
30,000 Points $300
50,000 Points $500
100,000 Points $1000

Scene+ redemption calculator

Use the redemption calculator to get the exact value of your Scene+ points based on the cost in cash and cost in points. This is great for figuring out how much your points are worth when used for Cineplex movie tickets and merchandise purchases from Best Buy and Apple.

Cost of Redemption In Cash
Enter how much the redemption or merchandise would cost you if you paid cash.
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Cost of Redemption In Scotia Scene+ Points
Enter how much the redemption would cost you in Scene+ points along with any taxes, fees, or additional cash cost you would have to pay (if applicable).
Scene+ Points
Points
Taxes/Fees
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Redemption Value
This is how much your Scene+ points are worth based on the values entered above.
- Cents Per Point

How to earn Scene+ points

The Scene+ program offers a handful of ways to earn points. Listed below are a few of the best options.

Scotia Scene+ credit cards

The easiest and best way to earn Scene+ points is through intro bonuses and everyday spending across Scene+ credit cards. These cards can offer you as much as 5X points per $1 spent across popular categories as well as special offers of up to 45,000 Scene+ points or more.

Best Overall Credit Card For Scene+
Scotiabank Gold American Express® Card
Scotiabank Gold American Express® Card
Annual Fee: $120
Rewards Rate
5X
Earn 5X Scene+ points for every $1 CAD spent on eligible grocery stores, restaurants, fast food, and drinking establishments. Includes popular food delivery and food subscriptions.
5X
Earn 5X Scene+ points for every $1 CAD spent on eligible entertainment purchases. Includes movies, theatre, and ticket agencies.
3X
Earn 3X Scene+ points for every $1 CAD spent on eligible gas and daily transit. Includes rideshare, buses, taxis, subway, and more.
3X
Earn 3X Scene+ points for every $1 CAD spent on eligible select streaming services.
1X
Earn 1X Scene+ point for every $1 spent on every other purchase.
40,000 bonus Scene+ points
Earn 20,000 bonus Scene+ points by making at least $1,000 in everyday eligible purchases in your first 3 months from account opening. Plus, for a limited time, you are eligible to earn a 20,000 Scene+ point bonus when you spend at least $7,500 in everyday eligible purchases in your first year.
Best For No Annual Fee
Scotiabank American Express® Card
Scotiabank American Express® Card
Annual Fee: $0
Rewards Rate (Starts July 1, 2022)
2X
Earn 2x points for every $1 spent on eligible grocery stores, restaurants, fast food, and drinking establishments, including popular food delivery and food subscriptions.
2X
Earn 2x points for every $1 spent on eligible entertainment purchases, including movies, theatre and ticket agencies.
2X
Earn 2x points for every $1 spent on eligible gas and daily transit, including rideshare, buses, taxis, subway and more.
2X
Earn 2x points for every $1 spent on eligible select streaming services.
1X
Earn 1 point for every $1.00 in all other purchases of goods and services charged to the card.
Best For Movie Lovers
SCENE® Visa Card
SCENE® Visa Card
Annual Fee: $0
Rewards Rate
5X
Earn 5 Scene+ points for every $1 you spend on credit card purchases at Cineplexâ—Š theatres or at cineplex.com.
1X
Earn 1 Scene+ point for every $1 you spend on your everyday credit card purchases.
Best For Travel
Scotiabank Passport™ Visa Infinite Card
Scotiabank Passport™ Visa Infinite Card
Annual Fee: $139
Rewards Rate
2X
Earn 2 Scene+ points on every $1 you spend on eligible grocery stores, dining, entertainment purchases, and daily transit purchases (including buses, subways, taxis and more).
1X
Earn 1 Scene+ point on every $1 you spend on all other eligible purchases.
Scotiabank Platinum American Express® Card
Scotiabank Platinum American Express® Card
Annual Fee: $399
Rewards Rate (Starts July 1, 2022)
2X
Earn 2X Scene+ points for every $1 spent on the card.

Scene+ Rakuten

Scene+ and Rakuten has teamed up to offer the ability to earn Scene+ points in lieu of cash back when shopping through Rakuten Rewards. As a Scene+ member, you will be able to earn up to 20% more cash back in points using the free program.

You can sign up for a free Rakuten Rewards account through us to earn a $30 bonus on your first purchase. You can then link your newly created Rakuten Rewards account and Scene+ account by going to https://www.rakuten.ca/scene.

Once linked you'll be able to triple down on rewards. You'll earn Scene+ points using the Rakuten Rewards portal, rewards with the retailer you're shopping with, and rewards from the credit card you're using.

It free to sign up for which makes it a win-win-win situation and the best way to maximize the amount of Scene+ points you can earn shopping online at your favorite stores.

Cineplex movie tickets

Since this is the Scene program we're talking about, you'll of course be able to earn a great amount of points spending with Cineplex. As a Scene+ member, you'll earn 5 points for every $1 spent on movie and entertainment purchases at Cineplex theaters across Canada and 5 points for every $1 spent on the Cineplex store.

FAQ

How much are Scene+ points worth?

Scene+ points are worth 1 cent each on average. This means that 10,000 points is equal to $100 in cash value.

What can you redeem Scene+ Points for?

Scene+ points can be redeemed for travel, Cineplex purchases, dining with select partners, statement credits, gift cards, and merchandise.

How many Scene+ points do you need for a flight?

Depends on the cost of the flight. Scene points are worth 1 cent each for travel, so a $200 airline ticket would cost you 20,000 points.

Can Scene+ points be transferred to other programs?

No. Scene+ points must be used within the Scene+ program.

How much are 10,000 Scene+ points worth?

At an average value of 1 cent per point, 10,000 Scene+ points are worth $100.

How much are 25,000 Scene+ points worth?

At an average value of 1 cent per point, 25,000 Scene+ points are worth $250.

How much are 30,000 Scene+ points worth?

At an average value of 1 cent per point, 30,000 Scene+ points are worth $300.

How much are 40,000 Scene+ points worth?

At an average value of 1 cent per point, 40,000 Scene+ points are worth $400.

How much are 50,000 Scene+ points worth?

At an average value of 1 cent per point, 50,000 Scene+ points are worth $500.