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Pointshogger
Should the Government Bailout Air Canada?

I have been debating whether to write about this topic for a while now. At Pointshogger, we try to focus on positive topics rather than negative. That being said, I... Read More

Pointshogger
Top Cash Back Credit Card Offers for May 2020

I recently provided an aggressive cash back churning strategy. Today's post is almost a continuation of that post. Basically, if you want to have a strong cash back... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Virtual Meetup #6: Gary Leff will be with us, need I say more?!

Last month I started hosting virtual meetups in lieu of the in-person meetups I had been hosting since 2016. The key difference being the Ottawa (YOW) Points and Miles... Read More

Pointshogger
Air Canada / Aeroplan Safety Updates and Buy Miles Extension

Air Canada (Aeroplan) continue to stay as active as possible while travel has, for the most part, been grounded. There are different ways to earn and redeem your miles.... Read More

Pointshogger
Positive Videos from Airlines and Hotels!

Keep in mind that we a frequently updated COVID-19 page.  With so much negativity surrounding the news, I would like to share some positive airline and hotel... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Amex Canada Platinum card bonuses nosedive by up to 80%

Can’t say I am surprised by the move. With 30% of spending on Amex cards coming from travel and entertainment, the recent shutdowns have been devastating to its... Read More

Pointshogger
Earn 5x Miles on Aeroplan eStore

Keep in mind that Aeroplan and Air Canada are still running their Travel at Home campaign, where you can fast track to Air Canada elite status.  For example,... Read More

Pointshogger
Rundown of Canadian Airlines during COVID-19

Today we are updating the current status of all the major Canadian based airlines. I keep wondering if all of them will survive past this pandemic.  Each airline... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
You are all invited! A virtual meetup about BA Avios, with Gilbert Ott!

I started hosting in-person meetups in Ottawa (YOW), Canada, back in 2016. As with most meetups, it was a way to meet the points and miles community from the region,... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
IHG 100% bonus, purchase points at 0.5 cents a piece

IHG latest sale is a 100% bonus on points purchase, a fairly regular promotion. The big difference though is that the purchase limit for this promotion has been... Read More

Pointshogger
Greyhound Suspending its Service

Greyhound is a bus service that runs across Canada. They continued their service for as long as they could during the COVID-19 pandemic. But due to a reduction in... Read More

Pointshogger
[PROMOTIONS] Buy/Gift Aeroplan Miles

Aeroplan is offering a bonus promotion on its Buy/Gift Aeroplan Miles feature. Starting today (from May 7, 2020 until May 13, 2020) Aeroplan members will be able to... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
World’s largest evacuation procedure, bringing home 1.8M Indians stranded by COVID-19

India is all set to undertake the world’s largest evacuation exercise, a drive to bring home 1.8M citizens back to India. Already in phase 3 (40+ days) of one of... 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

Points, Miles and Bling
Best Offer Yet – Unlock Alaska 60% bonus and purchase miles at 1.72 cents a piece!

  Alaska Mileage Plan has announced their most lucrative bonus promotion yet, up to 60% bonus miles . Not every account gets the 60% bonus though, the mystery bonus... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Wow! Aeroplan Travel at Home promotion offers easy path towards Altitude Elite Status

Air Canada continues to surprise me with its generous offers, towards not only earning miles but also maintaining loyalty. The latest promotion, aptly named... 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

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... 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

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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