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Ends tomorrow! Buy Hyatt points with 25% discount, at 1.8 CPP

  Last call, this promotion ends tomorrow! World of Hyatt’s promotion of 25% discount on purchase of 5,000 points or more, yields a value of 1.8 cents a piece, this... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Marriott Bonvoy extends the expiry of Free Night Awards, until 2022!

Good news Bonvoy members – a timely update from Marriott, as leisure travel is set to pick up for Summer (especially in the US) and Fall (fingers crossed for Canada).... Read More

Pointshogger
Best Current First Year Fee Waived Cards for April 2021

Only the Brim card expires this month. It has been continually extended a month at a time, so there is no way to know if it will be extended again. Limited Time First... Read More

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JetBlue Coming to Canada?

Looks like there are plans in the works to expand JetBlue into Canada. U.S. airline JetBlue expands into Canada for the 1st time JetBlue expanding into Canada,... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
JetBlue announces service to Vancouver, from New York and Boston, starting summer 2022! 

Get excited Canada, starting next summer, JetBlue will fly from New York (JFK) and Boston (BOS) to Vancouver (YVR)! The YVR route is part of a larger expansion by... Read More

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List of Airline Alliances (updated April 21, 2021)

It has been just over a year since we last updated this post. The most significant change that would affect Canadians is adding Alaska Airlines to Oneworld Alliance. Now... Read More

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Credit Cards which offer Free Airport Lounge Access (updated April 19, 2021)

It has been over 2 years since our last update of this post. Quite a few changes were made since then, such as the re-branding of all the Aeroplan c-branded cards with... Read More

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Current 10% Cash Back Portfolio for April 2021

Another month, another list of top 10% cash back credit cards being offered in Canada. We have split up the list into temporary (limited time) and permanent offers... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Its back! Buy Alaska miles with 60% bonus, at incredible rate of 1.71 CPM

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

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Quarantine Process in Canada (updated April 9, 2021)

Since February 22, 2021, people entering Canada have had to quarantine at an approved hotel, however, there are exceptions to the rule (discussed below). This is an... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Don’t forget to register for Frequent Traveler University (FTU) Online, Virtual Seminar this Saturday!

Greetings! Yet another ‘Stay at Home’ order in Ontario, Canada. Life seems to have come a circle, without any significant change. I have been doing my very best, in... Read More

Pointshogger
Top Credit Card Higher than Normal Sign Up Bonuses for April 2021

For this month's list, HSBC extended its offer that was expiring last month. Now it expires in the middle of this month month. While RBC changed up its offer which now... 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

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

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

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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

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

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