Reviews

American Express Business Platinum Card Increases Annual Fee

February 16th, 2018|American Express, Credit Cards, News, Reviews|

Increased Fee And Better Lounge Benefits On The American Express Business Platinum Card In Canada As of today, The American Express Business Platinum Card in Canada has a higher annual fee, increased from $399 to $499, with the addition of an enhanced Priority Pass Membership that will no longer require a $27USD fee for airport lounge visits. This comes just [...]

Review: MBNA Alaska Airlines Mastercard Credit Card

February 15th, 2018|Credit Cards, MBNA, Reviews|

MBNA Alaska Airlines Mastercard Introduction Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan is one of my favourite airline programs due to the generous routing rules on award tickets and multiple airline partners. However, for Canadians living anywhere but the west coast, earning Alaska miles can be tricky. Thankfully the MBNA Alaska Airlines Mastercard is available for Canadians looking for an easy way to [...]

More Bad News: American Express Cancels Fairmont Benefit Effective January 1, 2018

December 15th, 2017|American Express, Fairmont, Hotel Loyalty Programs, Hotels, News, Reward Programs|

American Express Cancels Fairmont Benefit Well I guess this comes as no surprise given the recent announcement that Le Club AccorHotels will be replacing the Fairmont President's Club as of July 2, 2018, but American Express has now sent official notice that the accelerated status benefit offered by The American Express Platinum Card and The American Express Business Platinum Card [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

5 Stunning Dog Friendly Luxury Hotels In Vancouver

November 20th, 2017|Hotels, News, Reviews|

Does your hotel of choice just tolerate pets, or does it welcome them with open arms, locally sourced dog treats, and plush dog beds? These dog friendly luxury hotels do, and your dog can smell the difference a mile away. There are a number of dog friendly luxury hotels in Vancouver so you don’t have to sacrifice to bring your [...]

American Express Business Gold Rewards Card Canada

November 9th, 2017|American Express, Credit Cards, Reviews|

I often get asked if American Express Cards are worth it for Canadians, to which I always respond YES!!!! Membership Rewards is one of my favourite reward currencies in Canada due to their flexible redemption options, including hotel and airline transfer partners. Furthermore, Amex offers some of the best welcome bonuses of any credit card provider in Canada, ranging from [...]

The Business Platinum Card From American Express Canada

October 4th, 2017|American Express, Credit Cards, Reviews|

American Express is my favourite credit card provider in Canada for many reasons. First off, I consider their Membership Rewards program to be the best overall for Canadians, offering flexible redemption options and unique transfer opportunities to frequent travel participants (Aeroplan, British Airways, and SPG to name a few). Furthermore, Amex Canada has a diverse selection of credit cards offering [...]