Beginner Travel Hacks for Canadians

The $200 American Express Travel Credit in Canada: A Beginner’s Guide

How To Get The $200 American Express Travel Credit When you apply and get approved for the American Express Platinum Canada Card, you’ll receive an annual $200 travel credit. The American Express Platinum Card is arguably one of the top travel rewards credit cards in Canada. You can use your travel credit towards a single booking over $200 through: American [...]

Top 10 Questions For Travel Hacking Beginners in Canada

Travel Hacking In Canada If you want to travel better, or simply just travel more for less, you’re going to need to learn how to travel hack and get the most out of your credit card points and miles. This post is for Canadian travelers looking to use their reward points for travel, but aren't quite sure how. We'll talk [...]

How To Apply For An American Express Business Card

Introduction American Express is my favourite overall credit card provider in Canada. Not only do they offer a large selection of personal cards with good earning potential on everyday spend and industry-leading welcome bonuses, they also have a range of small business cards that can be instrumental in accumulating points quickly and easily. Many people are unaware they qualify for [...]

PointsWise Insider – 5 Travel Hacking Myths Debunked

Introduction: Travel Hacking Myths I've always believed 'if it seems too good to be true, it probably is', which is something I hear a lot from our readers, and also from family and friends. When PointsWise was launched, I thought the biggest hurdle would be convincing people that paying credit card annual fees can almost always result in huge savings on travel, [...]

Credit Card Travel Insurance In Canada – Am I Covered?

Credit Card Travel Insurance In Canada Introduction Credit card travel insurance in Canada. What a horrible, but necessary, conversation. My attitude on insurance is simple: I get it for things that matter, and really hope I never have to use it. It seems like every aspect of life comes with the chance to insure against every peril imaginable. I recently [...]

How To Churn Credit Cards In Canada And Earn Points Faster

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?

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, [...]