Travel loyalty

American Express Platinum and Marriott Bonvoy Cards increase welcome offer

American Express Platinum and Marriott Bonvoy Cards Increase Welcome Offer

American Express has had some amazing promotions over the last year for current cardholders, but they’ve been relatively quiet when it comes to new welcome offers. This was understandable as they wanted to focus on giving value to existing cardmembers who weren’t travelling. It also made no sense to offer big signup bonuses for cards…

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Marriott Bonvoy Amex Card Review

Marriott Bonvoy Amex Card Review | 65,000 points welcome offer

Once known as the SPG Credit Card in Canada, the Marriott Bonvoy Amex Card is now the official credit card for Marriott in Canada. In case you didn’t know, Marriott Bonvoy is the new name of Marriott Rewards which merged with Starwood Preferred Guest a few years back. Yes, I realize that it may be…

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Marriott Rewards Review

Marriott Bonvoy Review

Let’s get to the point, my Marriott Bonvoy review is positive. Ever since Marriott Rewards merged with Starwood Preferred Guest and Ritz-Carlton Rewards in August 2018, the combined program has easily become the best hotel loyalty program in the world. Full disclosure, my dad worked for Starwood Hotels (now owned by Marriott) for 30+ years,…

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American Express Aeroplan Card Review

American Express Aeroplan Card Review

**Note that this American Express Aeroplan Card review has been prewritten in anticipation of its official release on November 8th. Some details are still unknown at this time including the welcome bonus. I’ll update this post when the information becomes available on the 8th. Aeroplan has revamped its loyalty program and with it came major…

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westjet rewards review

WestJet Rewards Review

If you fly WestJet on a regular basis or even if you fly them once a year, you’ll want to learn more about their loyalty program known as WestJet Rewards. What many people don’t realize is that it’s a cash back type of rewards program so it’s easy to understand. There are no blackout dates…

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The Best and Worst Loyalty Programs in Canada

The Best and Worst Loyalty Programs in Canada

Loyalty programs are all the rage these days. Just about every retailer seems to have one. It makes sense, by offering your customers something, they’ll hopefully stay loyal to the brand and spend more. Despite the fact that you may be giving up some of your data, I see loyalty programs as a good thing…

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Priority Pass Review

One of the main reasons I applied for the American Express Platinum Canada credit card was due to the large signup bonus, but I quickly realized that the included Priority Pass was a huge perk. I had never been to an airport lounge, and since I was travelling more, I figured it would be handy.…

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Best TD Aeroplan credit cards

The Best TD Aeroplan Credit Cards

The new Aeroplan has arrived and with it comes the new Aeroplan credit cards from TD, CIBC, and American Express. Every card comes with different benefits and welcome offers, so it’s important to analyze each one to see what’s best suited for you. What’s interesting is that Air Canada has introduced a Buddy Pass as…

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The Best Air Miles Credit Cards

AIR MILES is one of the most popular loyalty programs in Canada but have you ever wondered what the best Air Miles credit cards are? Unlike some of the best travel credit cards in Canada, the best Airmiles credit card can be harder to choose since there are a limited amount of credit cards to…

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Aeroplan Rewards Review

I’ll be the first to admit that when Air Canada announced they were ending their partnership with Aimia/Aeroplan and were going to build their own program from scratch, I was skeptical. When it was later announced that they were going to buy Aeroplan and revamp it, I still wasn’t that impressed. I had this feeling…

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