How to travel hack

How to travel hack

Now that you know what travel hacking is, you’re probably wondering how to travel hack? As mentioned, all you really need to do is sign up for a few credit cards. Not only will you get a welcome bonus when you get a new card, but you’ll also earn points on all your everyday purchases. …

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Credit card welcome bonuses & meeting the minimum spend requirement

Credit Card Welcome Bonuses

Once you start travel hacking, you’ll quickly realize that the most important things are the credit card welcome bonuses that you get when you sign up for a new credit card. There’s simply no other way to earn points so quickly. To give you some context, I recently signed up for the American Express Aeroplan…

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Switching credit cards

Switching Credit Cards

One of the most annoying aspects of travel hacking is cancelling your current cards and then applying for new ones. Many people find it to be a hassle and don’t want to deal with it. Others don’t like the fact that their credit score takes a hit every time they get a new card. While…

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Travel loyalty programs in Canada

Travel Loyalty Programs in Canada

One critical mistake that people make when travel hacking is choosing the wrong travel loyalty programs. Understandably, most people who get into this game usually already collect some kind of travel rewards or points. There’s even a good chance they’ve racked up tons of points and are hesitant to switch to something else. While that’s…

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Calculating the value of your reward points

Calculating the Value of Your Reward Points

Calculating the value of your reward points is essential when travel hacking. Since every flight and hotel you book has a different price, the value you get when redeeming your points will change. In an ideal world, you’ll always be looking to maximize the value of your points, but it’s not always that simple. Loyalty…

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Creating a travel hacking strategy

Creating a Travel Hacking Strategy

When it comes down to it, travel hacking is very straightforward. You apply for credit cards, collect the sign-up bonuses, and then you use those points for “free” travel. The thing is, you still need to have some travel goals in mind before you start travel hacking. Applying for a bunch of credit cards just…

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Earning rewards points as a family

Earning Rewards Points as a Family

Travel hacking is incredibly easy when you’re doing things on your own. You can apply for credit cards when you want, and the points you earn can be used at your discretion. While travelling solo can be a lot of fun, many people like to travel with someone else. For those who have kids, travelling…

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The risk and rewards of travel hacking

The Risks and Rewards of Travel Hacking

I’ve been travel hacking for years now and have taken some incredible trips, but there’s one thing the travel hacking community doesn’t focus on that I think needs more attention: risks and rewards. Travel hacking will allow you to travel in luxury for cheap, but there are some consequences involved if you’re not careful. While…

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Travel hacking walkthrough and tips

Travel Hacking Walkthrough and Tips

Despite the fact that many of my friends know I travel hack, and I’ve explained to them how to do it, they’re still hesitant to get onboard. I get it, some people think it’s not worth their time while others don’t like the idea of paying annual fees for rewards. That said, I’ve explained to…

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Scotia Rewards

Scene+ Guide | Formerly Scotia Rewards

As of Dec. 31, 2021, Scotia Rewards and SCENE will merge to become Scene+. While I personally think that rebranding Scotia Rewards to put more emphasis on SCENE (which is the loyalty program for Cineplex) is odd, clearly Scotiabank thinks otherwise. To be honest, this change doesn’t really matter much overall since it’s mostly cosmetic.…

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