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Unlimited VIA Rail Travel Across Canada for Only $150

VIA Rail is offering an unlimited travel pass for $150 for the entire month of July, 2017 for any travel across the country. This is an unbelievable deal. Let's recap,... Read More

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Comparing Canadian and U.S. Costco Credit Cards

After Costco dropped American Express as the exclusive accepted credit card at its retail stores, they took at MasterCard in Canada and Visa in the United States. Today,... Read More

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The Hot Way to MS in Canada is Dead… for the most part

Oh – this is tough. This might be the worst day in my miles/points life. 😉 As I see it, the CIBC AC Conversion Card is now effectively dead for... Read More

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Best Current First Year Fee Waived Cards (updated March 26, 2017)

This list of first year fee waived cards has become a regular monthly post. Feel free to share any credit card offers that I may have missed. The post Best Current First... Read More

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Thieves Stealing Air Miles?

Another day, another negative Air Miles news article. Basically, Air Miles is warning its members that thieves managed to steal "cash miles" from some collections. To... Read More

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Marriott Invests in PlacePass

In celebration of Marriott Rewards surpassing 100 million loyalty members (granted, it includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest members), they... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Reader Question: Can I sell or refund my Marriott certificate?

Earlier today, I wrote about how I converted 90K Starpoints to 150K Aeroplan miles and 7 nights at Marriott and got some interesting questions from readers... Read More

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American Express Raising Spending Requirement for Platinum Card

According to Rewards Canada, American Express is raising the minimum spend for their Platinum Card from $1,000 to $3,000 starting March 23rd, tomorrow. American Express... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
I converted 90K Starpoints to 150K Aeroplan miles and 7 nights at Marriott

Aeroplan conversion bonus combined with SPG and Marriott transfer rate make for a great redemption! I converted 90K Starpoints to 150K Aeroplan miles and... Read More

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Amex Platinum Canada Spending Requirement Going Up in Two Days!

American Express is tripling the spending requirement for the Personal Platinum card on March 23, 2017. The post Amex Platinum Canada Spending Requirement Going Up in... Read More

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Factors Affecting Your Credit Score

Credit scores appear to be a hot topic lately. Especially with all these new mortgage rule changes, qualifying for a mortgage is definitely a contentious issue.... Read More

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75,000 Aeroplan Bonus Miles with the TD Business Bundle

It is not every day that you will see a 75,000 Aeroplan bonus miles bundle. TD is making such an offer, but there is a bunch of conditions to fulfil along the way, so... Read More

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Saturday Updates (Aeroplan, Ottawa Travel Hacker Meetup)

Funny enough, my last Saturday Update was also to announce the Aeroplan Transfer Bonus. Also wanted to send a gentle reminder about the Ottawa Travel Hacker Meetup this... Read More

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Great Deal – $300 Bonus and 30k Aeroplan for Credit Card + Bank Account!

I recently wrote about the improved bonuses for the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite and TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Privilege cards, which have bonuses now of up to 30,000 and... Read More

Don’t Call the Airline!
Review: Amari Phuket + Onyx Rewards Status Match

A review of the Amari Phuket and how to get a Platinum status match with Onyx Rewards. The post Review: Amari Phuket + Onyx Rewards Status Match appeared first on Don't... Read More

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Top Cash Back Credit Card Offers for March 2017

Seems like cash back credit cards have become quite popular in Canada. So I thought I'd provide a monthly Top Cash Back Credit Card Offers post. Keep in mind that the... Read More

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Aeroplan Transfer Bonus – March 2017

Aeroplan runs transfer bonuses a few times a year, and here is one of them. You can earn up to 30% bonus miles for transfers to Aeroplan from participating hotel... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Star Alliance: Sub $2k Business Class to Europe, from Toronto

The business class fare war being reported south of the Canadian border prompted me to start looking for some Canadian departure options. And wow! (not the airline), I... Read More

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Airbnb Referral $54 Credit Returns!

I’ve used Airbnb a few times, mostly when getting hotels were not an economical choice. The Airbnb referral credit has always been $20 USD/$27 CAD, but recently... Read More

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Thoughts on Air Canada’s Bid Upgrade Program

Air Canada is offering a bidding program to upgrade a passenger's seat. The upgrades are based on availability for select destinations and scheduled flights operated by... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
[Targeted] Air Canada offer to buy Altitude status until 2018

Air Canada’s (AC) move to a revenue based loyalty program and introduction of Altitude Qualifying Dollars (AQD) in addition to Altitude Qualifying... Read More

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Increased Signup Bonuses for the Scotiabank AMEX and RBC BA Visa!

Along with the improved offers for the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite and TD Visa Infinite Privilege, other issuers are also upping their game. Scotiabank Gold American... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
‘Great Deals’ on Aeroplan – Canada to Europe RT for 20k!

Aeroplan (AP) periodically offers lower award rates (Market Fare Flight Awards) on select Air Canada routes. I stumbled upon a dedicated page on AP website... Read More

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New TD Aeroplan Offers Live!

One of my favourite cards for people looking to getting started with miles/points is the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite. Today, TD has released a new set of offers which are... Read More

Don’t Call the Airline!
Is Canada’s best sign-up bonus dying?

No matter how you look at it, the points and miles game is dying a slow death, as churning becomes a more mainstream activity and creditor profits are dipping. While... Read More

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Free LHW Leaders Club Membership – Hurry!

Diners Club is offering free LHW Leaders Club Membership. Normally, this costs $150. Free LHW Leaders Club Membership Benefits include: Complimentary continental... Read More

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The Best First Class Experience – Ever.

I’ve flown basically ever first class product out there (barring Garuda, Swiss, and Air France). I love international first class, though not as much as I used to.... Read More

Don’t Call the Airline!
Hiring Aeroplan Award Booker

Awarding Canada Inc. is an Ottawa-based corporation that offers award booking services. We are currently looking for TWO part-time award bookers to hire on a renewable... Read More

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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

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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

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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