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There has to be Something Else to Write About!

Hey Everyone, I hope that everyone is safe at home. We are writing this post in a letter format hoping that it feels a little more personable.  With the travel... Read More

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Best Current First Year Fee Waived Cards for March 2020

Quite a few promotions ended at the beginning of the month, but have been extended for the most part. The list is actually quite extensive relatively speaking. So if... Read More

Pointshogger
Canadian Airlines Layoff Across the Board

I was hoping that it would be not come to this. But airline layoffs are real. Personally, I really thought that there would be more "leave without pay", so that they can... Read More

Pointshogger
COVID-19 Updates for Canadians

We created a tab on the menu bar for the most recent COVID-19 updates on as many relevant loyalty programs that affect Canadians.  Since the page will be... Read More

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Miles and Points Strategy While Staying at Home

There are probably a lot of topics that I will be introducing in this post that probably merit a more full blown post. If there is something that you would like me to... Read More

Pointshogger
Will Loyalty Companies go Bankrupt?

Pointshogger reader asked a great question in the comment section of our post: [STICKY] Loyalty Program COVID-19 ONGOING Updates: "Hi Matt – do you think a... Read More

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[REVIEW] Air Canada Vancouver Signature Suite

A good friend of Pointshogger, Kathy Ye, went to the YVR Signature Suite unveiled on our behalf and shared her experience with us. Thank you so much Kathy for... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
COVID-19: Revised Advisory for Travel to India, all visas suspended until April 15, 2020

Given that all my family lives in India, I have been following the COVID-19 developments fairly closely. India’s response to the pandemic has been measured and... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
The hidden 10k bonus with Scotiabank Passport Visa Infinite card

  On March 2nd, Scotiabank announced a new offer on Scotiabank Passport Visa Infinite card, with a welcome bonus of 30,000 Scotia Rewards points ($300 in value).... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
8 Marriott Luxury properties that are Bonvoy Category 2!

  Yesterday, I published my review of Jaisalmer Marriott Resort & Spa, a Bonvoy Category 2 property that was one the the most luxurious experiences I have had.... Read More

Points, Miles and Bling
Marriott Bonvoy points sale, buy points at 0.83 cents a piece

  Marriott recently announced their most attractive Marriott Bonvoy points sale promotion yet, a 50% bonus when buying 2000 points or more. The sale is available... 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

Canadian Kilometers
Limited Time: Earn 5x PayTM points

PayTM is a great bill payment service that lets earn more points with your credit card absolutely free. I’ve written about it before back when they accepted... Read More

Canadian Kilometers
All About Hyatt Guest of Honor

Hyatt is my preferred hotel chain despite their smaller footprint. I stay loyal because of their attractive rewards program  – in particular, their elite... 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

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

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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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