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credit cards with lounge access

The Best Credit Cards With Lounge Access 2021

One of the worst things about travelling is the airport experience before a flight or during a layover. Think about the uncomfortable seating (when available), crowded bathrooms, overprice food and noisy/busy areas. To escape this chaotic environment, you can head into airport lounges which are private, offer food, and comfortable seating. Each lounge is different…

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Earn up to 41,500 Bonus Marriott Bonvoy Points

Earn up to 41,500 Bonus Marriott Bonvoy Points

A new limited time offer is available to Marriott Bonvoy American Express cardholders where you can earn up to 41,500 additional points. From November 16, 2020, to January 3, 2021, you’ll get an increased earn rate on spending at Marriott Bonvoy hotels, dining, and gas. While not everyone is quite ready to travel, using your…

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American Express Aeroplan Cards

New American Express Aeroplan Cards Arrive

The new American Express Aeroplan Cards have officially launched and we now know all the details. Competition is going to be tough since TD and CIBC also have multiple Aeroplan cards, but American Express has delievered the best welcome bonus for true loyalists. Although all the best Aeroplan credit cards are similar, they have slightly…

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Changes coming to WestJet Rewards

New WestJet Rewards Offers

Over the last couple of years, WestJet Rewards has improved its loyalty program. This is a clear attempt to lure people away from Air Canada, but that’s easier said than done. When Air Canada announced its revamped Aeroplan, WestJet responded with more promos and perks for its members. Today, WestJet has announced even more rewards…

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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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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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Aeroplan Family Sharing Explained

The changes coming to Aeroplan have been announced and one feature I’m very excited about is family sharing. Under the old Aeroplan, you couldn’t transfer points to another person without paying fees. Plus, you could only do it up to 5 times a year. Not that anyone did it since the fees were so high.…

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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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American Express Cobalt Vs. Scotiabank Gold American Express

With the changes to the Scotiabank Gold American Express now in place, many people are comparing it to the American Express Cobalt card since they’re now very similar. If you check out the chart below, the features are quite indeed nearly identical, but both cards have subtle differences which could sway your decision when applying…

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How Credit Card Travel Insurance Works When Booking a Flight on Points or Miles

Many of the best travel credit cards in Canada come with a comprehensive travel insurance package. Your travel medical insurance applies even if you book on points, but your additional travel insurance benefits such as lost luggage, trip cancellation, hotel burglary, etc. require you to charge a majority if not all of your charges to…

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