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

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

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 [...]

Alaska Airlines MBNA Mastercard Currently Unavailable In Canada

2018-07-08T17:01:44+00:00 June 25th, 2018|Credit Cards, Hot Deals!, MBNA, News, Reviews|

***Update: The application is now working again through Great Canadian Rebates with an increased welcome bonus of 30,000 Alaska Miles. The $99 annual fee can be reduced by applying through this link for $60 cash back*** Alaska Airlines MBNA Mastercard Introduction Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan is one of my favourite airline programs due to the generous routing rules on award [...]

30% RBC Rewards Transfer Bonus To British Airways Until July 31, 2018

2018-06-19T08:39:09+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Hot Deals!, News|

From now until July 31, 2018, RBC Visa Avion cardmembers can earn a 30% bonus when transferring RBC Rewards To British Airways Executive Club. While the RBC Avion program isn't my favourite when using points for fixed-value redemptions, I do consider the RBC Avion Visa as one of my top travel reward cards for Canadians when transferring points to airline [...]

Program Sweet Spot – Aeroplan Mini Round-The-World

2018-06-19T08:50:32+00:00 June 12th, 2018|Hot Deals!, News|

Aeroplan Mini Round-The-World Introduction As I set out to publish my next trip report, I realized I've yet to make a post explaining one of my favourite program sweet spots. While Aeroplan gets a bad name for taxes and fees and lack of availability, the truth is they are actually a very important airline program for Canadians wishing to leverage travel [...]

Don’t Miss Your Last Chance For A Bonus Set Of Fairmont Certificates

2018-09-14T14:56:55+00:00 May 24th, 2018|Fairmont, Hot Deals!, Hotel Loyalty Programs, Hotels, News|

Last Chance For A Second Set Of Fairmont Certificates For Elite Members Just a quick reminder, Fairmont elite members (Platinum and Premier) have until July 1, 2018 to get two qualifying stays to be eligible for a second set of Fairmont certificates, which will be issued on July 2, when Le Club AccorHotels replaces the Fairmont President's Club. For me, [...]

Hurry!! Incredible American Express Offer In Vancouver – Dinner And Luxury Hotel Stay

2018-05-15T11:47:25+00:00 May 15th, 2018|Hot Deals!, News|

American Express Offer In Vancouver Introduction American Express routinely offers special invites for cardmembers to a variety of events, though I find the lucrative deals are normally targeted for American consumers. When we do see offers in Canada, they're usually underwhelming, and I've actually never taken advantage of one. Today I received an email for an American Express Offer in [...]

Program Sweet Spot: Marriott Rewards Hotel And Air Packages

2018-04-20T11:46:40+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Hot Deals!, Hotel Loyalty Programs, Marriott, News, Reward Programs|

Marriott Rewards Hotel And Air Packages Before Marriott acquired Starwood hotels, I didn't have much interest in the Marriott Rewards program mainly due to the lack of earning opportunities in Canada. However, since the merger, Starwood has allowed points transfers between the two programs, with SPG points transferring to Marriott at a generous 1:3 ratio. This opened my eyes to [...]

Exciting News! PointsWise Guide To Travel Hacking eBook Is Now Available!

2018-03-14T14:15:40+00:00 February 3rd, 2018|Hot Deals!, News|

We're excited to share the launch of our 'PointsWise Guide To Travel Hacking', an eBook designed for Canadians who want to learn about reward programs in Canada, and how to leverage those rewards for incredible travel experiences around the world. Act Fast! The First 50 Customers Can Grab The eBook for 50% Off! As a special launch promotion, the first 50 [...]