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Points, Miles and Bling
5 Countries that offer Visa-on-Arrival for all nationalities

COVID vaccine aside, visas are still the key to entering most countries. As someone that travels on an Indian passport (Rank 48 on Global Mobility), obtaining a visa is... Read More

Pointshogger
Current Frequent Flyer Miles and Hotel Points Expiry Extensions

See also: COVID-19 Updates for our most up-to-date tracking.  Things have evolved quite a bit since March 2020 when the coronavirus lockdowns hit the travel... Read More

Pointshogger
End of an Era: Capital One World Elite Aspire Travel MasterCard

I've held off writing this post for a while now because I am still a little shocked and sadden by the changes. You may have read about the Capital One World Elite Aspire... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Buy miles with Alaska 50% bonus promo now, to unlock 60% bonus later

  It’s no “Aeroplan offer”, but Alaska MileagePlan continues to offer impressive rates to purchase Alaska miles at a discounted rate. The last... Read More

Pointshogger
Best Current First Year Fee Waived Cards for July 2020

This month's list has really trimmed down with CIBC now offering more permanent first year fee waived offers. Because of that, I have also taken off the ongoing first... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Introducing PMB:eLab, a small group workshop for niche topics

I have been having a grand time hosting my weekly Virtual meetups, thanks to the engaged audience that tunes in. I pick a relevant topic/loyalty program and navigate a... Read More

Pointshogger
Aeroplan Expiry Policy Extended from 12 months to 18 months

Aeroplan initially paused Aeroplan miles expiry until July 14, 2020. When that came to an end, a few days later, on July 20, 2020, Aeroplan announced that it will be... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Get 40% miles back on all Air Canada award bookings, and 150% bonus miles on cash fares

Not surprisingly, Aeroplan has yet another innovative offer to engage its membership. With ‘Big Summer Miles Offer‘, registered members can get up to 40%... Read More

Pointshogger
Air Miles Launches “Rewarding Canadians Everyday” and “Summer Giveaway”

Air Miles has been trying to elevate its game this summer. To be fair, I think that this is their chance to shine, with the travel industry down. Air Miles is more... Read More

Pointshogger
15% Off Marriott Gift Cards

With the economy slowly opening up through Canada and parts of the United States, Marriott Bonvoy is launching a 15% off gift card promotion. Effective today, July 20,... Read More

Pointshogger
Top Cash Back Credit Card Offers for July 2020

This list has really trimmed down over the past few months, even though the remaining offers are somewhat competitive. Keep in mind that this monthly list includes... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Taiwan offers fake flights, real boarding experience for travel starved citizens

Just when you think you have seen it all, Taiwan offers fake flights to nowhere. Taipei’s Songshan Airport (TSA) came up with an innovative solution for the travel... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
World’s longest bus route, 20,300 miles from London, England to Calcutta, India!

Earlier today, my casual scroll on twitter brought forward this gem from yesteryear – The world’s longest bus route, which ran between London, England and... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Last Call! Alaska 60% bonus offer on purchased points ends tonight, 1.72 cents a piece.

  Today is the last day to make use of the lucrative Alaska Mileage Plan bonus promotion, up to 60% bonus miles . Not every account gets the 60% bonus though, the... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Hyatt 30% bonus on purchased points, at 1.8 cents a piece

  Hyatt’s bonus promotion on purchase of points is back, Hyatt 30% bonus is available with minimum purchase of 5,000 points, made until July 29,... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Wowza! Get 50% miles back on Air Canada award bookings

I am struggling to keep up with these eye popping promotions from Aeroplan. Their latest, is the best redemption offer EVER – Members who book an Air Canada Flight... Read More

Canadian Kilometers
Up to 12% No Limit Cash Back on the American Express Platinum Card!

Note: The Offer for the Platinum Card has changed. Please refer to the offer landing page for updated card offer details. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has completely upset... Read More

Canadian Kilometers
Best High Interest Savings Accounts in Canada

With my travel budget now having lots of room because I’m not currently booking any travel, I’ve been reviewing at places to store money. For funds you want... Read More

Canadian Kilometers
Hello World!

Hello World! It’s been a while since new content has gone up, as many of you have noticed. Partly, it’s because I’ve got a few other things going on.... Read More

Don’t Call the Airline!
HSBC World Elite Mastercard: New and Improved Offer

Recently HSBC updated the welcome bonus for its World Elite Mastercard. We are happy to report that HSBC has improved its offer. The card remains first-year-free (FYF)... Read More

Don’t Call the Airline!
HIRING: Flight Award Travel Manager, Part/Full-Time

What are we looking for? My company is seeking a part-time or full-time Flight Award Travel Manager. Your primary duties include: Responding to customer inquiries;... Read More

Don’t Call the Airline!
Why we’ll pass on the new Scotia AMEX gold card

Last week, Scotia unveiled a revamped AMEX gold card. We see this card as a potential challenger to the AMEX Cobalt but despite some new features, Scotia Rewards just... Read More

Don’t Call the Airline!
Lounge Report: LJU Business Lounge Slovenia

Slovenia’s main airport, Joze Pucnik Airport, is nothing to write home about in terms of amenities or interesting features (no waterfalls or botanical gardens) but... Read More

Canadian Kilometers
All About Marriott Moments

Most experts agree that Marriott points have steadily decreased in value since merging with Starwood. While some of the best redemptions have come from Marriott, such as... Read More

Canadian Kilometers
Meeting Minimum Spend the Easy Way

Credit cards are one of the best ways to earn rewards quickly. To earn the signup bonus, you usually need to meet a threshold of purchases in a certain period of time,... Read More

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Hyatt Award Chart as of March 18th 2019

Hyatt is now my preferred hotel chain since Fairmont President’s Club was acquired by Accor. As a Globalist member, their top-tier status, I find benefits on my... Read More

Canadian Kilometers
Increased Offer on the Scotiabank Passport Visa Infinite

The Scotiabank Passport Visa Infinite is the only credit card without foreign transaction fees issued by a Big 5 bank. This product launched early last year, and is a... Read More

Canadian Kilometers
BMO World Elite Increased Offer – Ends Today

Note: This offer has changed since the publication of the post. Please visit the application page to see the update offer for the BMO World Elite Mastercard. The BMO... Read More

Canadian Kilometers
All About Air Canada Priority Rewards

Air Canada Priority Rewards are one of the best benefits of Super Elite status. If used properly, this can significantly reduce flight costs for elite members and their... Read More

Canadian Kilometers
Quick News – Aeroplan Fuel Surcharges, 7x on Apple, 30% Bonus on Hyatt

Hyatt Buy Miles 30% Bonus Hyatt is currently selling points with a 30% bonus, which ends this Friday, February 22nd. Maxing out the promotion, you can buy 71,500 Hyatt... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Review: Fairmont Le Château Montebello, in Quebec – Canada

Fairmont Le Château Montebello is a rustic luxury property in the Fairmont portfolio. The property boasts of being the world’s largest wood cabin and was... Read More