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Top Cash Back Credit Card Offers for January 2020

A new year means we should expect some new offers. But for now, most offers are rolling over or extended (namely National Bank) from 2019. Most offers are expiring at... Read More

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WestJet Status Match Challenge

WestJet Rewards is currently allowing Air Canada (Altitude) and Porter Airlines (VIPorter) members to status match with its rewards program.  Looks like WestJet is... 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

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$25,000 in Flights with AIR MILES Flight-A-Day Giveaway

AIR MILES is doing a Flight-A-Day Giveaway. Below are the details of the contest. Prize Details There are two primary prizes that you can win: 1 of 30 $5,000 daily... Read More

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How to make Economy Air Travel more Comfortable

I have been writing an update on this post, almost every 2 years (2016, 2018). Travel change over time, so it is worth an update. Also, I was reading back on my last... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Review: Cathay Pacific Business Class A350-1000, Toronto to Hong Kong

December for me often signals a family reunion, which means a trip to India. In many ways, December also means flying either Swiss or Cathay business as a means to get... Read More

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176 People on Crashed Flight (Tehran-Kyiv-Toronto)

I'm sure you have read about this story already. We were waiting for more details before posting about it, especially the cause of the crash, which remains unknown. But... Read More

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Rundown of Delta Air Lines’ SkyMiles for Canadians (updated January 8, 2020)

It has been almost 2 years since I last wrote about Delta Air Lines (Delta). The main reason is because there are no major updates that would affect the Canadian members... Read More

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Interview with D’Arcy McDonald (SVP of Day to Day Banking)

Today we feature D’Arcy McDonald, a Senior Vice President at Scotiabank who will talk to us about the new Ultimate Package. More specifically, how we can earn more... Read More

Pointshogger
Rundown of Asia Miles for Canadians (updated January 6, 2020)

The frequent flyer program, Asia Miles, made a significant change to its expiry policy this year. This change has increased the value of its program and I think it's... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Last Day: Get 20,000 additional welcome bonus miles on Avianca LifeMiles credit cards

Today, Dec 31st 2019, is the last day to take advantage of the increased bonus offer for Avianca LifeMiles credit cards. This promotion includes a bonus code which adds... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Top 5 cuisines with greatest influence on world palate

Perhaps the oldest and simplest cultural exchange one can undertake, is trying world cuisines. Essentially, a plate of food can offer insight to the culture and... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Review: American Express AIR MILES Reserve Credit Card, with up to 3800 in welcome bonus

  American Express Reserve Cards are premium credits cards that come with plethora of exclusive benefits for Cardmembers. As part of the recent refresh, the... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Review: American Express Air Miles Platinum Credit Card with up to 3500 in welcome bonus

  In September, Amex Canada announced a few key enhancements to the Air Miles Platinum Card, which included an enhanced earning rate and the introduction of the new... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Today Only – Save $100 off QC 35 II Noise Cancelling Headphones and other Bose offers

If you are looking for headphones that are travel friendly, its hard to look past the Bose Quiet Comfort 35 II. It’s sheer popularity among travelers, makes it... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Marriott Bonvoy points sale: 30% discount, buy points at 0.875 CPP

Marriott Bonvoy has launched their final points sale of the year, 30% off when buying 2000 points or more. The points sale strategy is obviously borrowed from SPG days... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Hyatt 40% bonus promotion, buy points at 1.71 cents each

World of Hyatt’s latest promotion is slightly better than the previous one, earn 40% more points when you purchase at least 5,000 points. Last such promotion... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Alaska 50% bonus is back, purchase miles at 1.97 CPM

Alaska Mileage Plan is back with an impressive bonus promotion, up to 50% more bonus miles . We last saw the 50% bonus in April 2019. Alaska 50% bonus is applicable 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

Canadian Kilometers
Limited Time: Earn 5x PayTM points

PayTM is a great bill payment service that lets earn more points with your credit card absolutely free. I’ve written about it before back when they accepted... Read More

Canadian Kilometers
All About Hyatt Guest of Honor

Hyatt is my preferred hotel chain despite their smaller footprint. I stay loyal because of their attractive rewards program  – in particular, their elite... Read More

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