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Best Current First Year Fee Waived Cards (updated March 26, 2017)

This list of first year fee waived cards has become a regular monthly post. Feel free to share any credit card offers that I may have missed. The post Best Current First... Read More

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AIR MILES Cash option temporarily stopped because of Fraud

Another interesting twist in the Air Miles saga. I only use Cash miles so this heavily affects me. I received an email from Air Miles this morning: Dear Steven, This... Read More

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Thieves Stealing Air Miles?

Another day, another negative Air Miles news article. Basically, Air Miles is warning its members that thieves managed to steal "cash miles" from some collections. To... Read More

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Marriott Invests in PlacePass

In celebration of Marriott Rewards surpassing 100 million loyalty members (granted, it includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest members), they... Read More

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American Express Raising Spending Requirement for Platinum Card

According to Rewards Canada, American Express is raising the minimum spend for their Platinum Card from $1,000 to $3,000 starting March 23rd, tomorrow. American Express... Read More

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Amex Platinum Canada Spending Requirement Going Up in Two Days!

American Express is tripling the spending requirement for the Personal Platinum card on March 23, 2017. The post Amex Platinum Canada Spending Requirement Going Up in... Read More

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Factors Affecting Your Credit Score

Credit scores appear to be a hot topic lately. Especially with all these new mortgage rule changes, qualifying for a mortgage is definitely a contentious issue.... Read More

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75,000 Aeroplan Bonus Miles with the TD Business Bundle

It is not every day that you will see a 75,000 Aeroplan bonus miles bundle. TD is making such an offer, but there is a bunch of conditions to fulfil along the way, so... Read More

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Saturday Updates (Aeroplan, Ottawa Travel Hacker Meetup)

Funny enough, my last Saturday Update was also to announce the Aeroplan Transfer Bonus. Also wanted to send a gentle reminder about the Ottawa Travel Hacker Meetup this... Read More

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Great Deal – $300 Bonus and 30k Aeroplan for Credit Card + Bank Account!

I recently wrote about the improved bonuses for the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite and TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Privilege cards, which have bonuses now of up to 30,000 and... Read More

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Review: Amari Phuket + Onyx Rewards Status Match

A review of the Amari Phuket and how to get a Platinum status match with Onyx Rewards. The post Review: Amari Phuket + Onyx Rewards Status Match appeared first on Don't... Read More

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Top Cash Back Credit Card Offers for March 2017

Seems like cash back credit cards have become quite popular in Canada. So I thought I'd provide a monthly Top Cash Back Credit Card Offers post. Keep in mind that the... Read More

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Aeroplan Transfer Bonus – March 2017

Aeroplan runs transfer bonuses a few times a year, and here is one of them. You can earn up to 30% bonus miles for transfers to Aeroplan from participating hotel... Read More

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Airbnb Referral $54 Credit Returns!

I’ve used Airbnb a few times, mostly when getting hotels were not an economical choice. The Airbnb referral credit has always been $20 USD/$27 CAD, but recently... Read More

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Thoughts on Air Canada’s Bid Upgrade Program

Air Canada is offering a bidding program to upgrade a passenger's seat. The upgrades are based on availability for select destinations and scheduled flights operated by... Read More

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Air Canada introduces Bid Upgrades

The airline is rolling out an auction-style program where passengers can make a cash bid to upgrade their seat to premium economy or business class. It is funny... Read More

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Increased Signup Bonuses for the Scotiabank AMEX and RBC BA Visa!

Along with the improved offers for the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite and TD Visa Infinite Privilege, other issuers are also upping their game. Scotiabank Gold American... Read More

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Ottawa Travel Hacker Meetup

Come join us on March 20, 2017 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm (EST) at the Andaz Ottawa for an Ottawa Travel Hacker Meetup, hosted by my good buddy, Anshul, from Points Miles and... Read More

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Scotiabank Gold American Express Card – First Year Free with a $250 sign-up bonus!

I love these first year free and high sign-up bonus offers that we have found this month! The Scotiabank Gold American Express Card has a new offer with no... Read More

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Interview with ‎President of Marriott Canada – Don Cleary

Today, we feature Don Cleary of Marriott Hotels Canada. Last time, we did an audio interview with Vice President Global Loyalty Thom Kozik (Marriott) that you can find... Read More

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Comparison of Canada and U.S. Chase Marriott Credit Cards

This idea came from a comment in my Top Credit Card Higher than Normal Sign Up Bonuses post. Thanks Jeff! Both Canada and the United States offer their own versions of a... Read More

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New TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite offer: Up to 25,000 Aeroplan Miles & 50% off first year annual fee

The TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite has a new offer (no longer first year free but a 50% fee rebate so $60 out of pocket). • Receive a Welcome Bonus of 15,000 Aeroplan... Read More

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New TD Aeroplan Offers Live!

One of my favourite cards for people looking to getting started with miles/points is the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite. Today, TD has released a new set of offers which are... Read More

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Comparison between TD, CIBC and RBC Travel Cards

We received a question from Pointshogger reader, Bernard, asking us to do a comparison of the TD First Class, CIBC Aventura and RBC Avion cards. For this post, I will... Read More

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Costco Membership Fee Going UP

Effective June 1, 2017, Costco's two membership levels are going up by $5 and $10 respective. The new fees are as follows: Gold Star Membership increases from $55 to... Read More

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Top Credit Card Higher than Normal Sign Up Bonuses for March 2017

I decided to provide my list a few days earlier than normal (either 5th or 7th of the month) because the TD promotion is expiring on the 5th, so I thought I'd give a few... Read More

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World of Hyatt for Canadians

Hyatt has re-branded itself to World of Hyatt. What does this mean for Canadians specifically? Not much different than the rest of its world members. I thought I'd give... Read More

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Is Canada’s best sign-up bonus dying?

No matter how you look at it, the points and miles game is dying a slow death, as churning becomes a more mainstream activity and creditor profits are dipping. While... Read More