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 2022-10-22 By R.Flowers III

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 at participating grocery, liquor, convenience stores and pharmacies 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.

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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 for grocery

Scene points can be redeemed in-store or online with participating grocery stores, liquor stores, convenience stores, and pharmacies. Every 1,000 Scene+ points redeemed is equal to $10.

This currently applies to Atlantic and Western Canada. It will apply to Ontario starting November 3rd, 2022.

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
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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 6X Scene+ points per $1 spent across popular categories as well as special offers of up to 45,000 Scene+ points or more.

You can earn Scene points using these cards:

Credit Card Card Benefits Annual Fee
  • Earn 6 Scene+ points on every $1 spent at particpating grocers
  • Earn 5 Scene+ points on every $1 spent in Canada on dining, food delivery, entertainment, and at other eligible grocery stores
  • Earn 3 Scene+ points on every $1 spent in Canada on gas, daily transit options, and select streaming services
  • Earn 1 Scene+ point on every $1 spent on all other eligible purchases
  • No Foreign Transaction Fee
  • Airport lounge access via Priority Pass
  • Great travel and shopping coverage
$120
  • Earn an unlimited 2 Scene+ points for every $1 spent on all purchases
  • No Foreign Transaction Fee
  • Airport lounge access via Priority Pass
  • Complimentary Hertz #1 Club Gold Membership
  • Great travel and shopping coverage
$399
  • Earn 3 Scene+ points on every $1 spent at participating grocers
  • Earn 2 Scene+ points for every $1 spent on dining, entertainment purchases, daily transit options, and at other eligible grocery stores
  • Earn 1 Scene+ point for every $1 spent on all other purchases
  • No Foreign Transaction Fee
  • Airport lounge access via Priority Pass
  • Complimentary Avis Preferred Plus membership
  • Great travel and shopping coverage
$150
  • Earn 3 Scene+ points on every $1 spent at particpating grocers
  • Earn 2 Scene+ points for every $1 spent at restaurants, fast food, drinking establishments, and other eligible grocery stores
  • Earn 2 Scene+ points for every $1 spent on eligible entertainment, gas, and daily transit
  • Earn 1 Scene+ point for every $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Discounts with Avis and Budget
  • New mobile device and shopping coverage
$0
  • Earn 2 Scene+ points on every $1 you spend at participating grocers
  • Earn 2 Scene+ points on every $1 spent with Cineplex
  • Earn 1 Scene+ point on every $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Discounts with Avis and Budget
$0
  • Earn an unlimited 1.5X Scene+ points on all purchases
  • No Foreign Transaction Fee
  • Airport lounge access via Priority Pass
  • Complimentary Avis Preferred Plus membership
  • Great travel and shopping coverage
$199

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.

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