Travel loyalty

Canada’s Bank Travel Rewards Programs Ranked

One of the questions I get asked the most is what is the best travel program in Canada? That’s not an easy answer since it depends on the type of points you like to earn, how you like to use your points, what type of credit card you use, and more. That said, some travel…

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Travel Redemption Tricks | Optimize your miles and points

I write a lot about optimizing your travel and how to improve personal finances. These two subjects share a common hack which can be a very powerful one:  taking advantage of loyalty programs. Many people know the basics of loyalty programs, but when you understand how they work and use one of the best travel…

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How to Redeem Travel Points for Gift Cards or a Statement Credit

With most of the best travel rewards programs, redeeming your points for a gift card or statement credit is one of the worst things you can do since they offer low value compared to travel rewards. Generally speaking (and depending on the program), using your points for anything besides travel will devalue your points by…

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BMO Rewards review

BMO Rewards | How to maximize your points

BMO Rewards is one of the most popular credit card rewards programs in Canada. What makes BMO Rewards appealing is that earning and redeeming points is very intuitive and easy. Since this is BMO’s main loyalty program, you need a BMO credit card to earn BMO Rewards. The good thing is, the BMO World Elite…

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Buying miles and points: Is it worth it?

Airlines, hotel chains and most loyalty programs have an option to buy points or miles from them, but is it worth it? Buying miles and/or points is usually not a good deal in the vast majority of situations. Since loyalty programs are an important source of revenue and profit, companies aren’t going to sell you…

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20% off WestJet Flights as They Celebrate WestJet Rewards’s 10th Anniversary

Today is a special day in the loyalty space, WestJet Rewards is celebrating their 10th anniversary. Normally, I wouldn’t get too excited about this milestone, but WestJet Rewards is one of the best travel rewards programs in Canada (if not the world in my opinion). The reason why I think it’s so good is that…

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American Express AIR MILES Platinum card review

American Express Platinum Canada Offer | Earn up to 70,000 Points

A new American Express Platinum Canada offer is now live. The website now shows a welcome bonus of 50,000 Membership Rewards Points when you charge $3,000 in purchases to your Card in the first three months of Cardmembership, plus an additional 10,000 points after six months for a total of 60,000 points. This is 10,000…

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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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Emirates A380 First Class Dubai to Toronto Review

Although I’ve been collecting points and miles for years, I’ve yet to cash in on something spectacular for myself. Sure, I’ve claimed business class tickets to Asia for my parents and my brother, but I’ve mostly only used my points on short-haul flights and stays at the Courtyard Marriott in Ottawa. To date, the only…

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Amex Fixed Points Travel Program Explained

If you’re unfamiliar with the American Express Membership Rewards program, it’s one of the best travel rewards programs out there. The reason it’s my favourite program is due to its flexibility. You basically have multiple ways to use your points. Most people use Amex Membership Rewards points as travel credits or to convert them to…

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