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Marriott Bonvoy award search no longer displays points and availability

**Update**: Looks like it was a system glitch, the points/nt information is back on. The new filter to find availability stays. (Hat-Tip to reader JoeSocks for leaving... Read More

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Top Cash Back Credit Card Offers for April 2019

We are well into 2019 now and most of the 2018 offers expired by the end of March. Going forward, we are looking at new offers. The reason I mention this is because... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
You maybe eligible for WestJet baggage fee refund

Looks like WestJet has finally acknowledged issues with the information on some e-tickets being inconsistent with their baggage fee policies. Recognizing the... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Hilton 100% bonus is back, purchase points at 0.5 cents a piece

Hilton’s back with a 100% bonus on purchase of 5000 points or more. This is as good an opportunity to top up accounts towards a redemption or buy points outright... Read More

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Top Credit Card Higher than Normal Sign Up Bonuses for April 2019

As we get deeper into 2019, we have a better idea of how things are shaping up. Till now, 2019 is shaping up to be a strong year for higher than normal credit cards sign... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Important Update: Amex Cobalt 30K annual limit on 5x earning, confirmed!

Late evening yesterday, a reddit subthread  kick-started news on changes coming to Amex Cobalt cards 5x earning category. As per the sub thread, the new card... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Up to 10,000 bonus points for booking with Amex Fixed Points Travel Program

American Express has released a limited time promotion, where members can book flights on points and earn up to 10,000 bonus points. This promotion is specific to... Read More

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Targeted: Double Elite Night Credits with Marriott Bonvoy stays – Stackable with double points

The title pretty much sums it up, Marriott Bonvoy member accounts were targeted with a double elite night credit promotion. Earn an additional Elite Night Credit for... Read More

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Top Credit Cards to Use on Road Trips (updated April 1, 2019)

See Also: Top Reasons to go on Road Trips I usually try to update this post once a year, as we get into spring. Historically, I have updated this post in June, but... Read More

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Travel Advice and Advisories for Canadians

I often get questions like: "Should I go to this country?", "Is it safe to go to this country?"  As you probably know, part of the reason this blog was created, was... Read More

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WOW Air Ceases Operations TODAY

WOW Air launched 3 years ago with great fanfare and shut down without any notice. Remember when they offered fares as low as $99 (plus fees and taxes) between Canada and... Read More

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Aeroplan Conversion Bonus

Aeroplan is once again offering a 30% bonus miles for converting hotel loyalty points between March 25, 2019 and April 22, 2019. We have seen a 35% conversion... Read More

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Best Current First Year Fee Waived Cards for March 2019

For this month's list, you'll notice many promotions that ended in February that are off this list. There are times when promotions get extended, but other times not.... Read More

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Tim Hortons Launches Tims Rewards Program

I was recently interviewed by Global News to provide my thoughts about Tim Hortons' new rewards program called Tims Rewards (free to sign up). Looks like they... Read More

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Credit Cards with Travel Medical Insurance for 65+ Years Old

A Pointshogger reader reached out to us and mentioned that it has been over 3 years since we last provided an update our post for travel insurance for people 65 years... 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

Don’t Call the Airline!
Do You Want to Buy an Award Booking Service?

Due to my new full-time employment and lack of available time, I am looking to sell Awarding Canada (www.awarding.ca), an award booking service. It has been featured on... 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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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Marriott Category 8 Discounted Pricing – Ends Soon

Marriott’s acquisition of Starwood has been messy, with horrendous IT issues and a data breach. However, one positive benefit available is hotel pricing at lower... 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!
Amazing Deals on Tumi Bags & Other Products From BestBuy

BestBuy Canada is offering ludicrously cheap Tumi products, including suitcases, wallets, backpacks, and other products. They’re discounting already on-clearance... Read More

Don’t Call the Airline!
$15 Off ANY Flight (Including One-Ways)

Flight Network is offering a coupon for $CAD 15 off any flight, including one-way tickets. The post $15 Off ANY Flight (Including One-Ways) appeared first on Don't... Read More

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HURRY! AMEX Business Platinum Fee Increase to $499 and Minimum Spend to $50,000 Tomorrow!

According to Reddit, the American Express Business Platinum card's annual fee will go up from $399 to $499 tomorrow. Further, the sign-up offer, which is currently... 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