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Aeroplan Quick Tips: Flying Economy, Booked Business

In part one of Aeroplan Quick Tips, I explain how to help ensure that you fly in the cabin that you paid for. The post Aeroplan Quick Tips: Flying Economy, Booked... Read More

Pointshogger
Top Cash Back Credit Card Offers for August 2017

Cash back credit cards are popping up everywhere. With 3 new credit cards introduced in the past 2 months: Meridian Visa Infinite Cash Back Card TD Cash Back Visa... Read More

Canadian Kilometers
Free Credit Score Options for Canadians

Getting a free credit score in Canada is much easier than before. Several options now exist for you to instantly get your credit score and report without hassle... Read More

Don’t Call the Airline!
One of my best promotional redemptions ever!

This may just be one of my best promotional redemptions (Marriott Travel Packages) The post One of my best promotional redemptions ever! appeared first on Don't Call... Read More

Pointshogger
[REVIEW] Laurentian Bank Visa Infinite

Another Visa Infinite credit card was introduced to the Canadian market earlier this year, this time it is the Laurentian Bank Visa Infinite. Check out the... Read More

Pointshogger
Pointshogger on CBC – On The Money – What to do with Aeroplan Miles?

I was on CBC, On The Money talking about what to do with Aeroplan. Two things, I need to work on smiling and I could not, for the life of me, figure out where the... Read More

Canadian Kilometers
Review: SPG American Express Credit Card

American Express is my favourite card issuer in Canada. Their cards have great rewards and benefits, and they always have excellent customer service. The SPG American... Read More

Don’t Call the Airline!
What to do in Ottawa + Great Deal at the Andaz for Canada Day

Learn insider things about Ottawa, and get an amazing deal at the Andaz on Canada Day! The post What to do in Ottawa + Great Deal at the Andaz for Canada Day appeared... Read More

Pointshogger
Ottawa (YOW) Miles and Points Meet up on August 27, 2017

Our friend from Points Miles and Bling is once again hosting the popular Ottawa Miles and Points meetup, this time at the Andaz Ottawa,... Read More

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How to Not Get Caught Manufactured Spending

DCTA had a great post today on how he was caught manufactured spending. As he mentioned, he was using PayTM to earn some points on his credit. PayTM is an app that... Read More

Don’t Call the Airline!
I got caught manufactured spending! :(

I got caught using Canada's hottest manufactured spend technique! The post I got caught manufactured spending! :( appeared first on Don't Call the Airline!. Read More

Pointshogger
[FAQ] Travel Insurance with Credit Cards

Today, we feature a special Pointshogger contributor, Luc Hamelin, who has been an Aeroplan member since the program was launched in 1984. He has learned through travel... Read More

Canadian Kilometers
Last Day to Buy Hyatt with up to a 40% Bonus!

My preferred hotel chain is Hyatt. I’m not a big fan of their new elite tier benefits or the World of Hyatt branding one bit, but one thing that has remained is... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Last Day: Hyatt 40% bonus on points purchase

Its the last day to take advantage of the Hyatt 40% bonus on points purchase promotion. This offer ends August 9th, 2017 ET. HYATT 40% BONUS ON POINTS PURCHASE... Read More

Canadian Kilometers
US Mobile Wifi Plan – $10 for Unlimited Internet?

US Mobile is a telecom company, but they also recently launched a new wifi-only plan for just $10 a month. The plan covers millions of wifi hotspots around the world,... Read More

Pointshogger
Two Airports Pay Millions for Longer Wait Times

CBC published an article about how wait times for passengers at airport security have grown so long that at least two major airports (Toronto and Vancouver) are... Read More

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3X Aeroplan Miles at Costco.ca

Costco is one of my favourite retailers. They also partner with Aeroplan to a limited extent. You can’t earn points for purchases in-store, but you can with online... Read More

Pointshogger
Marriott #RewardsPoints and Redeem on Mobile App

Marriott Rewards changing its #MRPoints program to #RewardsPoints. I think maybe this is another move towards integrating Ritz-Carleton and SPG into one rewards program.... Read More

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Cheap Business Class Fare Vancouver to Sydney – $594!

Edit: The deal is ending as we speak. There is a lot of phantom inventory left. ANA is having some really cheap fares right now from Vancouver to Sydney in business... Read More

Pointshogger
Credit Card Higher than Normal Sign Up Bonuses for August 2017

Another month, another Top Credit Card Higher than Normal Sign Up Bonuses list. Keep in mind that I have been combining personal and business cards onto the same list.... Read More

Pointshogger
$120 Travel Credit on CIBC Business Aventura

The CIBC Aventura Visa Business Card is currently running two highly competitive promotions at the same time. A first year fee waived and travel credit bonus.... Read More

Canadian Kilometers
1,000 Free Marriott Points with Social Media!

Marriott Rewards pretty much is the only major hotel or airline program to award points for online social media interaction. I’ve never used the previous version... Read More

Pointshogger
[REVIEW] Meridian Visa Infinite Cash Back Card

This year seems to be the year of the cash back cards! Another cash back card has been introduced to the market. We recently saw the not-so-impressive: RBC Cash Back... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Air Canada denied boarding to mother with infant twins, bizarre safety rule

Air Canada denied boarding A mother and her 3 children, including infant twins were scheduled to fly Air Canada from Seoul, South Korea to P.E.I, Canada. Except, they... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Do Elite Status benefits extend to travel companions?

Elite status with airline loyalty programs comes with a myriad of benefits that amounts to significant savings. Better yet, many of these elite status benefits extend to... Read More

Don’t Call the Airline!
First Time on Lufthansa First – A Detailed Trip Report

A friend experienced Lufthansa First Class for their first time - this is their detailed trip report. The post First Time on Lufthansa First – A Detailed Trip... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Fare alert! Business class Toronto to South America from $1460 CAD

Aeromexico (Sky Team) and Copa (Star Alliance) are showing great fares on Business Class Toronto to South America – Buenos Aires,Montevideo, Lima.... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Cheap flights to India from US (LAX, SFO, JFK, ORD) and Canada (YUL), starting $526

Cheap flights to India from US and Canada that I reported a couple of weeks ago, still seem to be around. Several airlines from US cities, especially China Southern... Read More

Don’t Call the Airline!
Trip Report: Private Jet & Helicopter

I got to travel on a helicopter and a private jet for free! The post Trip Report: Private Jet & Helicopter appeared first on Don't Call the Airline!. Read More

Pointshogger
Top Ways to Earn Miles and Points Without Travelling and Credit Card Spending

How often have you heard someone say, I do not collect miles or points because "I do not travel enough" or "I do not spend enough on my credit card". There are many... Read More

Pointshogger
Another Shift in the Miles and Points Industry

As we wind down a strong credit card sign up bonus year, there may be a possible shift in the industry. Avery from DCTA recently wrote a post about How Ontario’s... Read More