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Comparing the Best Current No Annual Fee Cards

See also: Top No Annual Fee Credit Cards The most frequently asked question that I get when talking to people is: "What is the best credit card?" This is  a very... Read More

Pointshogger
[READER QUESTION] Thoughts on PCR Tests on Arrival in Canada

There seems to be a lot of controversy regarding the PCR tests that airlines passengers must take on arrival in Canada. I thought it's time for me to share my thoughts... Read More

Pointshogger
Converted Esso Extra to PC Optimum Points

Effective today, January 18, 2022, until April 30, 2022, Esso Extra members are able to convert their points to PC Optimum points.  The post Converted Esso Extra to PC... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
PMB eLab – Best of Las Vegas and Points, this Saturday – Register Now!

What is PMB eLab? A digital workshop to learn the nuts and bolts of the points hobby. ‘PMB eLab’ is a small group interactive space where we tackle a specific topic,... Read More

Pointshogger
Top Credit Card Higher than Normal Sign Up Bonuses for January 2022

It is already 2022! To kick off the year with our first monthly higher than normal sign up bonus post, the National Bank offers ended last month and were not extended,... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
An ode to Mum’s cooking, delicacies from India

India 2021 – List of Posts Introduction: India 2021, equal measure of frustration and fascination Review: Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge, Montreal International YUL... Read More

Pointshogger
My 2022 Predictions for the Miles and Points World

Back in 2016, I began a tradition of trying to predict the travel / rewards market in Canada. The first year was rough, but it got better over the years. How did it go... Read More

Pointshogger
Happy New Year! 2022 Wish List

Happy New Year Everyone!! A new year means a new wish list. Note that we generally provide a mid-term report on Canada Day (July 1) and a final report on New Year’s... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Ontario Staycation Tax Credit – Up to $400 for Ontario families

Since the onset of the pandemic in March 2020, we have seen many initiatives by the tourism industry to breathe some life back into the industry. Even credit card... Read More

Pointshogger
New Year’s Eve! Recap of 2021

As we close out 2021, we continue with our year-end series of grading our wish list from our first post of the year. This report card is a continuation from our yearly... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Vistara Business Class Review, New Delhi to Mumbai

India 2021 – List of Posts Introduction: India 2021, equal measure of frustration and fascination Review: Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge, Montreal International YUL... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Review: Air Canada Montreal to New Delhi, 14 hours in Signature Class

India 2021 – List of Posts Introduction: India 2021, equal measure of frustration and fascination Review: Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge, Montreal International YUL... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Swanky – Have you seen the new Via Rail train fleet yet?

As part of the Fleet Replacement Program, Via Rail Canada unveiled the first train of the new redesigned fleet which will serve the Quebec City – Windsor corridor. The... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Wow! Chase Aeroplan World Elite Mastercard drops with incredible launch offer, and benefits

Perhaps not as surprising anymore, Aeroplan has yet again managed to surpass expectation, this time with the Chase Aeroplan World Elite Mastercard. This $95 annual fee... 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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