Travel loyalty

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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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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Scotia Rewards

Scotia Rewards | How to get the most out of your points

Scotia Rewards is one of the most popular credit card rewards programs in Canada. What makes it appealing is that it’s easy to earn points, your points are flexible and Scotiabank has some great credit cards. When compared to other bank travel rewards programs, many people believe Scotia Rewards is the best. The best might…

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Marriott Bonvoy Amex Card Review

Marriott Bonvoy Amex Card Review | Canada

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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Air Miles Review | How Canada’s most popular loyalty program works

Of all loyalty programs in Canada, Air Miles is the most recognized one and counts over 11 million members. Created in 1992, it has since made partnerships with over 200 retailers and travel-related suppliers. Honestly, Air Miles is probably the first loyalty program I ever heard of since my dad used to collect Air Miles…

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6 Ways Chasing Travel Rewards Can Hurt You

I love to collect travel rewards points. It’s almost become an obsession. I’ve signed up for over a dozen credit cards in the last two years and I write about the topic here on my blog all the time. The reason I love travel rewards is that I get to go to some pretty amazing…

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american express platinum benefits

American Express Platinum Benefits

The American Express Platinum benefits are the main reason why the Amex Platinum card consistently ranks as one of the best travel credit cards in Canada. Yes, the Amex Platinum comes with a hefty annual fee of $699, but the benefits included are easily worth more than that. If you read my American Express Platinum…

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American Express Membership Rewards

American Express Membership Rewards | Everything you need to know

The American Express Membership Rewards program is the best bank travel rewards program in Canada. The program shines since it’s flexible and valuable. What many people don’t realize is that with Amex Membership Rewards, you can earn large amounts of points in a short period of time which never expire as long as you have…

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Points Redemption Stories

Almost all of my content is related to earning points and what you could redeem for those points, but I’ve rarely shared some practical examples. Quite often my readers share their redemption stories with me via e-mail or social media but I’ve never published them. Today, with their permission, I’m sharing some of their redemptions…

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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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