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.

Bad News: Fairmont President’s Club Is Ending Next Year

December 13th, 2017|Hotel Loyalty Programs, Hotels, News, Reward Programs|

Le Club AccorHotels Program Replacing The Fairmont President's Club In 2018 Fairmont President's Club has long been one of my favourite hotel loyalty programs for Canadians, and unfortunately it's just been announced that Le Club AccorHotels will replace the Fairmont program as of July 2, 2018. I've had Platinum status with Fairmont for a number of years and have really [...]

Booked: First Class To Beijing Using Reward Points

December 7th, 2017|News, Trip Reports|

Introduction: First Class To Beijing Using Reward Points I've wanted to visit Beijing for a long time. To me, it's one of those 'bucket list' destinations with everything a global traveler expects: culture, history, shopping, food, nightlife, and of course, The Great Wall of China. Getting to Beijing using reward points is relatively easy from North America, with many carriers [...]

ANA Business Class Review, Boeing 787, Tokyo – Vancouver

December 5th, 2017|Airlines, ANA, Trip Reports|

Introduction: ANA Business Class, Tokyo - Vancouver When booking my trip to Shanghai, I intentionally decided to get home as efficiently as possible. While I usually prefer to take the longest, most convoluted route possible, and sometimes even travel for the sake of flying (see my 11-day trip around the world where I was in a new country almost everyday), [...]

Vancouver Contest! Free Night At The JW Marriott Parq Hotel

December 3rd, 2017|News|

Vancouver Contest Details The travel reward experts at PointsWise get to spend a lot of time in luxury hotels, and decided it was time to reward one of our supporters with a free night at one of Vancouver's premier luxury properties - the brand new JW Marriott Parq Hotel! This Vancouver contest is open from Sunday, December 3rd until Sunday December [...]

PointsWise Picks – The Best Travel Reward Cards In Canada

December 1st, 2017|Best Credit Cards, Reviews|

Best Travel Reward Cards In Canada Introduction Let me preface this post by saying a lot of what you'll read is subjective, and based on my personal experiences earning and redeeming travel reward points. So while note completely scientific, I have managed to earn and redeem millions of travel reward points, and think it's time I share a new list [...]

30% Transfer Bonus From RBC Rewards To British Airways Executive Club

November 26th, 2017|Hot Deals!, News|

From now until December 31, 2017, RBC Visa Avion cardmembers can earn a 30% bonus when transferring RBC Rewards To British Airways Executive Club. British Airways Avios are one of my favourite reward currencies for Canadians, with several program sweet spots providing exceptional value on certain award redemptions. RBC Rewards To British Airways Executive Club Promotion RBC Rewards [...]

Aeroplan Black Friday Promotion – Earn Up To 10x The Miles On eStore Purchases

November 24th, 2017|Hot Deals!, News|

Aeroplan Black Friday Promotion Act fast! The Aeroplan Black Friday promotion is back and offering up to 10x the miles on purchases made through the Aeroplan eStore! Bonus miles vary from retailer to retailer, with most offering between 4-10x the miles on all purchases. Also, these bonus miles are earned in addition to any Black Friday sales being offered by [...]

ANA 787 Business Class Review, Shanghai – Tokyo

November 23rd, 2017|Airlines, ANA, Reviews|

ANA 787 Business Class Review Introduction When I booked my trip to Shanghai I knew I wanted to try different business class products across the Pacific to see how they compared. I flew United Airlines on their brand new Boeing 777 featuring the new Polaris seating on my outbound flight and really enjoyed the new configuration. Unfortunately, the service was typical [...]

How To Churn Credit Cards In Canada And Earn Points Faster

November 22nd, 2017|News|

I recently published a post on manufactured spending in Canada after the CBC released an article outlining how a Canadian college student managed to fly first class for 'free' by purchasing face-value coins from the Canadian Mint on his travel reward credit cards and returning the coins to his bank for cash. While there was certainly some truth in this [...]

What Is Manufactured Spending In Canada?

November 17th, 2017|News|

Manufactured Spending In Canada Introduction Yesterday The CBC published an article about manufactured spending in Canada which featured a story from fellow Canadian blogger, Avery, from Don't Call The Airline. The article briefly talked about what it was, and highlighted a simplified version of leveraging the Canadian Mint to earn massive amounts of credit card points for 'free'. Sounds great, [...]