Travel loyalty

Aeroplan Rewards Guide

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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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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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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Amex Transfer Partners

I have been saying it for years, American Express Membership Rewards is the best credit card program in Canada. It’s the best for earning points, the most valuable and the easily most flexible. This article will focus on one of its best features which is the Amex transfer partners or Frequent Travel Participants as Amex…

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The Best Travel Rewards Programs in Canada

When I’m asked about the best travel credit cards in Canada, I tell people about the generous sign up bonuses and benefits you’ll get. What people don’t realize is that it’s the travel rewards program that they’re tied to that often makes them so great. Credit card offers change all the time and what’s a…

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