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Top Credit Card Higher than Normal Sign Up Bonuses for December 2018

Most promotions started on November 1, 2018, so there are only a few minor changes this month. I ranked the credit cards by the price of the annual fees (lowest to... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Its back, Westjet Christmas Miracle Contest – Uniting through Traditions

WestJet’s success with the Christmas Miracle videos is well documented, in blogs and ofcourse on YouTube with millions of hits. Their campaign has been such a... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Starts Today: Aeroplan’s 12 Days of Gifting

This year, Aeroplan 12 Days of Gifting promotion includes bonuses on online retailers while shopping through the Aeroplan eStore portal. The promotion runs... Read More

Pointshogger
Interview of BoardingArea Founder, Randy Petersen

Today we are interviewing the legendary Randy Petersen. Found of BoardingArea, as well as FlyerTalk, InsideFlyer and Freddie Awards. We wanted to thank you for... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Cheap Business Class fares to Europe, from Toronto

I stumbled upon cheap business class fares to Europe from Toronto (YYZ) – while it’s not unusual to find good business class fares with Icelandair, some... Read More

Pointshogger
Highest Current Cash Back Promotions (at least 5% and up)

As you already know, we publish a monthly Top Cash Back Credit Card Offers. That mostly lists higher than normal bonus promotions. However, with several significant cash... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Last Day to purchase Hyatt points with 40% bonus, 1.71 CPP

Today is the last day to purchase Hyatt points with up to 40% bonus. Hyatt 40% bonus is available for purchases made until 11:59 pm ET November 27,... Read More

Pointshogger
Air Canada Enters Next Stages of Acquiring Aeroplan

As you probably hear already, Air Canada moved closer to buying out Aeroplan for $450 million.  I was still holding out hope that this deal would fall through. I... Read More

Pointshogger
Best Current First Year Fee Waived Cards for November 2018

Several promotions expired at the end of October, so there are quite a few changes and extensions this month. Note that we also have two other types of monthly lists... Read More

Pointshogger
Shop The Block Promotion with Air Miles

Air Miles' Shop The Block promotion is back! Air Miles collectors can earn up to 2,000 bonus miles. Below is a breakdown of the promotion: Shop at participating partners... Read More

Pointshogger
Top Cash Back Credit Card Offers for November 2018

A new credit card (Simplii Financial Cash Back Visa Card) has hit the market with a bang! For the first time ever, we are seeing two 10% cash bonus promotional offers.... Read More

Pointshogger
Capital One Airline Transfer Program

Capital One in the United States announced a new airline transfer program. Currently, you earn fixed rewards, which means for every 1 point that you earn, it is worth 1... Read More

Canadian Kilometers
Profile: American AAdvantage

American Airlines AAdvantage is a useful program points collectors should be aware of. Each airline has their own strengths and weaknesses, and knowing all about the... Read More

Canadian Kilometers
Fantastic HSBC World Elite Mastercard Offer!

The Canadian credit card industry is largely dominated by the Big 5 banks and American Express, although there have been cards with niche features trying to capture... Read More

Canadian Kilometers
Stacking Hotel Promotions with Hilton

Many of my hotels stays are through redemptions, but sometimes, it’s not worth it. Recently, I was looking at the Boca Beach Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort on... Read More

Canadian Kilometers
Marriott 30% Transfer Bonus to United

The easiest airline points to earn in Canada is Aeroplan, by a mile. However, they do levy fuel surcharges on several airlines including Air Canada, Lufthansa, Thai... Read More

Canadian Kilometers
IHG Rewards Purchase Promotion – Up to 100%!

Canadians have limited access to hotel points in comparison to airline miles. The only credit card options available are the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express,... Read More

Canadian Kilometers
WestJet 787 Dreamliner now Bookable!

WestJet lately has branched out in what they do, perhaps in an attempt to compete with Air Canada. They launched WestJet Encore for regional flying as well as Swoop, an... Read More

Canadian Kilometers
Stack MasterCard – The Best Prepaid Debit Card?

I wrote recently about the Home Trust Visa, which is the only credit card in Canada to offer no foreign transaction fees AND no annual fee. This brings me to the Stack... Read More

Canadian Kilometers
Home Trust Preferred Visa Review – No Foreign Transaction Fees!

Most credit cards in Canada charge a 2.5% fee for purchases in foreign currency. It doesn’t seem like a lot, but $1000 in spend internationally means $25 in fees.... Read More

Canadian Kilometers
30% Avios Transfer Bonus from American Express!

American Express has two airline transfer partners with a ratio of 1:1 – Aeroplan and Avios. While American Express has not had a transfer bonus to Aeroplan in... 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

Don’t Call the Airline!
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!
Up to $60 (Or More!) FREE From PayTM – BUT HURRY!

PayTM is currently offering several promotions, and you can earn more than $60 FREE! But hurry, you only have a few more days! The post Up to $60 (Or More!) FREE From... 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

Don’t Call the Airline!
Trip Report: Private Jet & Helicopter

I got to travel on a helicopter and a private jet for free! The post Trip Report: Private Jet & Helicopter appeared first on Don't Call the Airline!. Read More

Pointshogger
Top Ways to Earn Miles and Points Without Travelling and Credit Card Spending

How often have you heard someone say, I do not collect miles or points because "I do not travel enough" or "I do not spend enough on my credit card". There are many... Read More

Pointshogger
Another Shift in the Miles and Points Industry

As we wind down a strong credit card sign up bonus year, there may be a possible shift in the industry. Avery from DCTA recently wrote a post about How Ontario’s... Read More

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