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Pointshogger
Air Canada and Air Transat Terminate Acquisition

Air Canada's acquisition of Air Transat has been in the works for almost 2 years. After all the hurdles that they had to go through to get to this point, only to end in... Read More

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Get Rewarded while Building Credit with Plastk

In the past, we have not written about secured credit cards much because our blog is focused on earning and redeeming rewards. However, unlike other secured credit cards... 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

Points, Miles and Bling
New Aeroplan partner, Air Dolomiti opens incredible Italian tourist destinations, on points

Am lovin’ it – Aeroplan adds another exciting frequent flyer partnership to their portfolio. Welcome, Air Dolomiti, an Italian regional airline, with some very... Read More

Pointshogger
[PROMOTION] Air Miles Bonus Boom

Starting today, over the next 3 weeks, Air Miles is offering its spring Bonus Boom promotion. Effective March 25, 2021, until April 14, 2021, Air Miles collectors can... Read More

Pointshogger
Best Current First Year Fee Waived Cards for March 2021

All the offers (Scotiabank and Brim) that expired in February actually all got extended. For this month, HSBC is up next for expiry if you were looking at their offers.... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Convert Air Canada Buddy Pass into 30,000 Aeroplan Points

Back in November 2020, as part of the welcome offer for the new suite of Aeroplan credit cards, Air Canada introduced a first-of-its kind benefit called a Buddy Pass.... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Marriott Special Bonus Promotion: I purchased 150,000 points at 0.83 cents per point

  Tomorrow is the last day for the targeted points purchase promotion from Marriott Bonvoy. Marriott special bonus promotion includes 40-50% bonus, when you buy or... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
That was easy! I shared my first Aeroplan Status Pass, here is how it went

Last week, Air Canada formally rolled out Aeroplan Status Pass, one of the new program features that was announced with the rollout of the New Aeroplan program, in 2020.... Read More

Pointshogger
Current 10% Cash Back Portfolio for March 2021

This is the first month that we are eliminating the monthly Top Cash Back Credit Cards post. The reason is because there is a strong 10% cash back market (permanent and... Read More

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Fast Track to Best Western Elite Status

While not the flashiest hotel chain, I am still a big fan of Best Western, Where they may lack in luxury, they make it up in affordability, availability and customer... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Alaska 50% bonus promotion is back for limited time, buy miles at 1.83 cents per mile

  A limited time Alaska 50% bonus promotion is underway right now, where members can purchase miles with up to 50% bonus. The current promotion of up to 50% bonus is... Read More

Pointshogger
Earn Aeroplan Points at Starbucks Canada

Air Canada's frequent flyer program, Aeroplan, has launched a partnership with Starbucks Canada that enables Aeroplan members to earn and redeem points on Starbucks... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Boom! The new Aeroplan Starbucks partnership is here, link your accounts now

Happy Monday folks! Starting today, your ‘Double Ristretto Venti Half-Soy Nonfat Decaf Organic Chocolate Brownie Iced Vanilla Double-Shot Gingerbread Frappuccino Extra... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Last Call! Hilton 100% bonus ends soon, purchase points at 0.5 cents a piece

  The deadline to Hilton’s Q1 promotion, Hilton 100% bonus on purchase of 5,000 points or more, was extended  until March 8, 2021, at 11:59pm ET. Last call, on a... Read More

Pointshogger
Putting Together a No Annual Fee Credit Card Portfolio

Due to the government lockdowns that occurred throughout the past 12 months (already? ... gasp!), I find that I have dramatically reduced spending. The reduction in... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Marriott Double Elite Night promotion is now available, register now!

When Marriott announced their generous 2021 Elite status promotions last month, the Double Elite Night Credits was the critical piece that many Elite members had... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Purchase points at 0.5 cents a piece, with Hilton 100% bonus promotion

  This Q1 promotion, Hilton 100% bonus on purchase of 5,000 points or more, is now available until March 5, 2021. This is as good an opportunity to top up accounts... 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

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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 stays... Read More

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