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Current Hotel Elite Status and Points Expiry Extensions

See also: COVID-19 Updates for our most up-to-date tracking.  For some parts of the world, travel seems to be opening up, especially in the United States. However, in... Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Aeroplan announces partnership with Starbucks Canada – Earn Bonus Miles

Aeroplan is proud to announce that its millions of Members can now earn and redeem points by enjoying their favourite Starbucks beverages and snacks. Starting today,... Read More

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AIR MILES Bonus Boom returns March 25

With spring comes warmer weather, fresh flower blossoms, and, you guessed it, another AIR MILES Bonus Boom! Beginning March 25th, AIR MILES is proud to launch another... Read More

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Aeroplan: Gift 80% More Points – Ends Feb 14, 2021

Until Feb. 14, 2021, give 80% more points when you gift to a loved one, or earn 40% more points when you buy for yourself. Here is a link to the promotion. It ends... Read More

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American Express Cobalt Card – Signup Bonus – Earn up to 45,000 bonus MR points – Ends May 5

The card we use the most in our house for our everyday spend is the American Express Cobalt Card for its easy redemptions and incredible offers and points earning... Read More

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Aeroplan new airline partner for 2021 – Virgin Australia

Virgin Australia (VA) will be officially added to Aeroplan’s growing roster of airline travel partners as of January 19th. While the COVID-19 pandemic has created... Read More

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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

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Buy Flight Centre Gift Card and Get 20% Bonus Card Back – Expires Dec 31, 2021

This is a nice promotion with Flight Centre Canada (whose prices are competitive) if you are confident on travel returning in 2021. Give the gift of travel in e-gift... Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Lounge Report: LJU Business Lounge Ljubljana, 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 it... Read More

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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