Review: Air Canada Signature Service Business Class, Vancouver to Toronto

2018-08-15T17:04:45+00:00 August 10th, 2018|Air Canada, Airlines, News, Reviews|

Air Canada Signature Service Business Class Introduction I booked our flights for our European Family Vacation on Points on New Year's Eve last year. This was going to be our first time flying our national carrier in business class and we were excited to try them out. We got even more excited when we found out that Air Canada had [...]

What’s In Your Wallet? My Current Credit Cards

2018-07-26T17:35:01+00:00 July 26th, 2018|Credit Cards, News, Reviews|

People around me are always curious what credit card I'm currently using, whether it's friends, family, or even my wife. When we're out for dinner with friends people always ask me why I'm using that card or this card, and want to know if there's a method I follow. So, Tyler and I are going to do a pair of [...]

New Membership Rewards To Marriott Transfer Rate Better Than Expected!

2018-07-24T08:11:06+00:00 July 24th, 2018|American Express, Credit Cards, News, Reviews|

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 [...]

Marriott Rewards – Analyzing the Canadian Marriott Hotel Changes

2018-07-12T10:50:53+00:00 July 12th, 2018|Hotel Loyalty Programs, Hotels, Marriott, News, Reward Programs|

Marriott Rewards - Analyzing the Canadian Marriott Hotel Changes If you've been paying attention to anything in the world of travel hacking and award travel lately, you'll know that Marriott has been dominating the headlines. Since acquiring the Starwood Preferred Guest program in 2016, everyone has been eagerly awaiting answers as to what the newly merged program will look like. [...]

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

2018-07-08T12:04:53+00:00 July 8th, 2018|American Express, Credit Cards, News, Reviews|

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 [...]

Fairmont And Le Club AccorHotels Merger Complete…. Kind Of

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

2018-06-28T08:11:37+00:00 June 28th, 2018|American Express, Credit Cards, News, Reviews|

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 [...]

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

2018-06-26T11:35:55+00:00 June 26th, 2018|American Express, Credit Cards, News, Reviews|

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 [...]

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 [...]