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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

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Interview with Brett Mooney, Scotiabank’s SVP of Credit Cards

Today we continue our interview series with Brett Mooney, the Senior Vice President of Credit Cards at Scotiabank. He will share with us his thoughts on the... Read More

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VIA Rail’s Preference Points will No Longer Expire

You probably received an email a few days ago from VIA Rail with a few upcoming changes that will take effect on December 5, 2019. Below are some of the notable... Read More

Pointshogger
Top Credit Card Higher than Normal Sign Up Bonuses for October 2019

Another month, but barely any changes from last month. However, most offers end at the end of the most. So if you are thinking about certain cards, you may want to... Read More

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

World of Hyatt’s latest promotion is similar to the previous one, earn 40% more points when you purchase at least 10,000 points. Last such promotion offered 40%... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Passenger sits in her urine for 7 hours after airline denied access to toilet

Allegedly, Air Canada denied a passenger access to the onboard toilet when the flight was delayed by two hours, waiting to be taxied to the runway. The passenger unable... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Up to 60,000 bonus LifeMiles for a limited-time, on Avianca LifeMiles credit cards

The increased bonus offer for Avianca LifeMiles credit cards is back! The last such offer, ended Sep 310, 2019. Glad to note that the offer has now been extended to the... Read More

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Credit Cards that Waive Foreign Fees (updated September 27, 2019)

It has been over a year and a half since I last updated this post, I thought it was due for an update, as there were several changes in the industry. I am going to... Read More

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Best Current First Year Fee Waived Cards for September 2019

First year fee waived offers are amazing, because it allows you to try a card for one year (less one day) without incurring an annual fee. Once you get used to it, you... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Get WestJet Gold status with one business class ticket, including award redemption

WestJet has frequently offered status match opportunities for elite members of other loyalty programs. Their latest status offer is unique and presents an opportunity to... Read More

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[PROMOTION] 30% Transfer bonus to Aeroplan (Extended)

I previously wrote a post about this transfer bonus offer and it was set to expire yesterday. Well good news, it has now been extended another 3 days, so the promotion... Read More

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Thoughts on Canada’s Air Passenger Protection Regulation

CBC recently published a story about two stories of people who received compensation for being denied boarding. One from Air Canada and another from WestJet. It took... Read More

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

Marriott Bonvoy has launched their second 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
Flash Sale: Last few hours to purchase Alaska miles with 50% bonus miles, for 1.97 CPM

The last promotion with 50% bonus ended Aug 30th. Two weeks is all it took for Alaska Mileage Plan to circle back with a flash sale to purchase miles with 50% bonus... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
$500 bonus for opening a no-fee chequing account – Coast Capital Savings 

Coast Capital savings, a credit union based out of BC, Canada, is currently offering a lucrative bonus for new members that open a free chequing account with them... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Hilton 100% bonus, purchase points at 0.5 CPM!

Hilton’s back with a 100% bonus on purchase of 10000 points or more. This is as good an opportunity to top up accounts towards a redemption or buy points outright... 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

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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

The BMO World Elite Mastercard currently has an increased offer, advertised as a $500 value in the first year. This ends tonight, February 28th. Offer Overview The BMO... Read More

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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

Canadian Kilometers
Updates to the American Express Platinum Card

Last week, I wrote about upcoming changes to the American Express Platinum Card coming on February 13th. There are two major updates to the American Express Platinum... 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

Don’t Call the Airline!
Air Canada Signature Suite: World-Class Lounge in Toronto

An exclusive review of the new Air Canada lounge in Toronto, the Signature Suite, opening December 1. The post Air Canada Signature Suite: World-Class Lounge in Toronto... Read More

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