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[INTERVIEW] HSBC Canada Rewards Program

Today, we are fortunate enough to have Senior Vice President, Barry Gollom, at HSBC Bank Canada who will share more in-depth insights on its rewards program. Thank you... Read More

Pointshogger
Current 10% and Above Cash Back Offers for September 2022

For this month, the Scotiabank Momentum extended its offer till the end of October, 2022, while the TD Cash Back card was extended til near the end of May, 2023. The... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Review: Park Hyatt Toronto is posh without being stuffy

Thanks to PMB meetup, I was in Toronto over a weekend in March earlier this year. It was a perfect oppurtunity for me to experience the restored Park Hyatt Toronto,... Read More

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Top Credit Card Higher than Normal Sign Up Bonuses for September 2022

For this month's list, the two National Bank offers come to an end, while the Scotiabank Scene card upped its sign up bonus. The post Top Credit Card Higher than Normal... Read More

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[INTERVIEW] National Bank – Credit Cards Solutions & Strategies

Today, we are featuring Mathieu Gaudreau, Product Manager for Credit Cards Solutions & Strategies at National Bank. He shares with us the re-branding of their World... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Woot! Now you can book Aeroplan stopover itinerary online

One of the most awaited Aeroplan feature since the launch of the revamped program, is now a reality – albeit in a beta version. Aeroplan members will now be able to... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Leverage travel redemptions with Scotiabank Platinum American Express credit card

  Scotiabank Platinum American Express credit card stands up to its premium card tag, with up to 60,000 bonus Scene+ points for new cardmembers. The core benefits of... Read More

Pointshogger
7 Money-Saving Tips for Drivers on a Budget

With everything-related-to-car prices going up these days, this is a great a time to feature Madison Cates, who is a professional writer and educator located in Forney,... Read More

Pointshogger
Best Current First Year Fee Waived Cards for August 2022

For this month, the two National Bank offers are coming to an end. So if you have been contemplating these offers, now is as good a time as any to go for it. While the... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Buy Hyatt Points for as low as 1.68 cpp

  Its back! 30% discount on points purchase from Hyatt is now available until September 30, 2022. Through this promotion, members can buy 3,000 or more Hyatt points for... Read More

Pointshogger
Current 10% and Above Cash Back Offers for August 2022

For this round, the two Tangerine card offers end the month. Also, the CIBC permanent 10% sign up bonus cash back offer has discontinued, so they were taken off this... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
The Travel Summit grand prize campaign – chance to win Star Alliance Gold airline elite status

Last couple of years have been pretty good for leveraging elite status with airlines and hotel loyalty programs. Not only have programs been generous in extending... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Aeroplan devaluation is coming, get ready for changes to flight reward chart

Can’t say I am surprised – award chart devaluations are not new in the loyalty world, and Air Canada held steady for 2 years since the launch of new program in... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
This hotel cancelled my booking because they would no longer be affiliated with Hyatt

In a first for me, a hotel has cancelled my booking because they are all set to leave the Hyatt portfolio. While this would not make the top ten list of travel... Read More

Canadian Kilometers
Aeroplan extending status through 2022

Aeroplan is one of the first programs to announce a status extension through the end of 2022.  As far as I know, it’s the only program based on calendar years (rather... Read More

Canadian Kilometers
Saving Aeroplan Points on Business Class with eUpgrades

With the launch of the new Aeroplan program, many people have been trying to find the new best redemptions to get more value out of your hard earned points. The new... Read More

Canadian Kilometers
Yotta Savings Bank Account Review

Yotta Savings is a bank account I’ve been using for the past while. It is a great option for your US bank account needs, especially if you are applying for US credit... Read More

Canadian Kilometers
Aeroplan: Why bother publishing a chart?

My name is Scott Kennedy, and this is the first of what may become a series of guest posts here. I am a SFO-based Air Canada Aeroplan Super Elite, and while I like to... 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 to keep... 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. However, I... 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

Canadian Kilometers
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 stays... 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

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

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