Tyler Weatherup

About Tyler Weatherup

Champagne taste on a beer budget has always been reminiscent of Tyler’s travel style. Raised in British Columbia, Tyler has an unquenchable thirst for more adventure, which is fueled by leveraging airline and hotel loyalty programs to travel the world in luxury and style. Want to learn how you can travel the world on points, like Tyler? Sign up for an American Express Platinum card and get 60,000 bonus points and a $200 travel credit towards your next dream vacation. (Offer subject to approval and when you spend $5,000 in the first 3 months).

Review: American Express Platinum Card® Canada

American Express Platinum Canada Review Updated December 6, 2018: When it comes to premium credit cards, The American Express Platinum Card for Canada is top contender for its various benefits and earnings potential. Although the card doesn’t come cheap at $699 per year, it can be very easy for the frequent or leisure traveler to get many times that fee [...]

By | 2018-12-06T09:01:44+00:00 July 21st, 2016|American Express Reviews, Credit Card Reviews, Credit Cards|

Big News From Tyler And A Recap From Our Recent Vacation Using Points

Introduction A lot of our reader's have been asking where I've been lately - the short answer is on vacation! While previously I would have been blogging and writing reviews while on holidays, I decided this time to really unplug and enjoy some quality time with Brad and friends. As a travel blogger, it can be difficult to separate work [...]

By | 2018-08-15T16:32:50+00:00 August 14th, 2018|News|

New Welcome Bonus On The American Express SPG Card In Canada

Introduction The merger of Marriott and Starwood is now complete, after months of updates we finally have a new welcome bonus on the American Express SPG Card in Canada. A few months ago Amex changed the welcome bonus from SPG points to a lousy statement credit, and more recently made the card unavailable for new applications. However, they had shared [...]

By | 2018-11-27T11:06:47+00:00 August 21st, 2018|American Express News, Credit Card News, Credit Cards|

New Membership Rewards To Marriott Transfer Rate Better Than Expected!

New Membership Rewards To Marriott Transfer Rate After months of speculation we finally know what the new Membership Rewards to Marriott transfer rate will be, and it's slightly better than expected! As of August 4, 2018, Membership Rewards will transfer to the new Marriott program at a rate of 1,000:1,200. This is slightly better than the 1:1 both Kyle and [...]

By | 2018-11-27T11:07:12+00:00 July 24th, 2018|American Express News, Credit Card News, Credit Cards|

Fairmont And Le Club AccorHotels Merger Complete…. Kind Of

Fairmont And Le Club AccorHotels Merger Complete Back in December we learned that Le Club AccorHotels would replace the Fairmont President's Club effective July 2, 2018. I didn't take this news particularly well, since the Fairmont President's Club provided a lot of opportunities for arbitrage (similar to what's happening between August and the end of the year with Marriott), whereas [...]

By | 2018-07-04T11:36:43+00:00 July 4th, 2018|Hotel Loyalty Programs, News, Reward Programs|

Exciting: New Marriott Award Pricing, And How You Can Book Before August 1st!

New Marriott Award Pricing The wait is finally over! After what felt like an eternity, we finally have details on the new Marriott Award pricing, including (not so good) changes to one of my favourite travel hacks - the hotel and air packages. This news came all at once yesterday, including some info on the changes to the SPG Amex [...]

By | 2018-06-29T09:12:41+00:00 June 29th, 2018|Hot Deals!, Hotel Loyalty Programs, News, Reward Programs|

Coming Soon: Canadian SPG Amex Elite Qualifying Nights And New Welcome Bonus

Canadian SPG Amex Elite Qualifying Nights Announced A couple of weeks ago we learned details of changes coming to the American Express Cards in Canada, effective August 4th, 2018, just after the merger of Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest is complete. Shortly after that post, I received some mail from Amex going over the changes, which seemed to be [...]

By | 2018-11-27T11:07:41+00:00 July 8th, 2018|American Express News, Credit Card News, Credit Cards|

New Details About Changes To The American Express SPG Cards In Canada

Changes To The American Express SPG Cards Introduction First, let me say it took Amex long enough to announce the changes to the American Express SPG Cards in Canada. While our American counterparts have known how their cards would change with the merger of Marriott and Starwood, we were left in the dark to speculate. The changes are.... ok, kind [...]

By | 2018-11-27T11:08:00+00:00 June 28th, 2018|American Express News, Credit Card News, Credit Cards, Reviews|

Ouch! American Express Business Gold Card Devalued Overnight, With More Changes Coming

American Express Business Gold No Longer Offering First Year Free Well, this kind of sucks. As of this morning, the seemingly never-ending American Express Business Gold first year free promotion was terminated without any advance warning. American Express Business Gold First year Free Cancelled Without Notice Furthermore, American Express has added some of that dreaded language to the [...]

By | 2018-11-27T11:08:14+00:00 June 26th, 2018|American Express News, Credit Card News, Credit Cards|
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