Review: CIBC Air Canada AC Conversion Card Prepaid Visa

2018-05-11T16:44:58+00:00 May 11th, 2018|Credit Cards, Reviews|

Air Canada AC Conversion Card Introduction I don't like bank fees. Actually, I loathe bank fees. As a frequent traveler, I'm quite familiar with all of the extra costs associated with spending money in a foreign currency, with the dreaded foreign exchange fee at the top of my 'most hated' list. The foreign exchange fee (or FX fee), is a percentage added [...]

Review: Scotiabank American Express Gold Credit Card

2018-05-01T10:51:43+00:00 May 1st, 2018|American Express, Credit Cards, Reviews|

Scotiabank American Express Gold Card Introduction When it comes to travel reward credit cards in Canada, American Express is my favourite issuer. Not only do I love their Membership Reward cards with generous welcome bonuses and useful transfer partners, but they also have a generous referral program, which can help boost award balances quickly. So what's the deal with the [...]

Why The American Express Platinum Card Is Worth The Fee For Canadians

2018-05-09T14:36:39+00:00 April 27th, 2018|American Express, Credit Cards, Reviews|

One of my first posts when the website launched was reviewing all of the benefits of The Platinum Card, which is arguably the premier travel rewards cards in Canada. Despite the list of benefits, I still get asked 'is The American Express Platinum Card worth the fee?', to which I respond 'YES!!' about 90% of the time. What Makes The [...]

How To Apply For An American Express Business Card

2018-04-04T13:58:26+00:00 April 4th, 2018|American Express, Credit Cards, News, Reviews|

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 [...]

Prediction: Changes To The American Express Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card

2018-03-28T19:24:28+00:00 March 28th, 2018|American Express, Credit Cards, News|

Changes To The American Express Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card It looks like we can expect some changes to The American Express Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card in the near future. While the changes are unknown at this time, I'd hazard a guess that they won't be good. Right now American Express is offering 20,000 SPG points on the personal [...]

Not Good: Changes To The American Express Business Platinum Card

2018-03-22T12:02:03+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|American Express, Credit Cards, News|

Changes To The American Express Business Platinum Card Today we saw one of the biggest devaluations to travel hacking in recent memory with changes to the American Express Business Platinum Card. This product has long been one of my favourite cards to recommend for it's amazing welcome bonus and referral program. Today we're seeing multiple changes, and it's all bad [...]

Is It Good Value Transferring American Express Membership Rewards To SPG?

2018-04-20T11:43:25+00:00 March 14th, 2018|American Express, Credit Cards, Hotel Loyalty Programs, News, Reward Programs|

Transferring American Express Membership Rewards To Starwood American Express is my favourite credit card issuer in Canada. Not only do they offer great cards for everyday spend, they are generally the leader when it comes to welcome bonuses. Right now they are offering a card with the highest available sign-up bonus in Canada, and another with the highest sign-up bonus [...]

American Express Business Platinum Card Increases Annual Fee

2018-03-22T12:04:41+00:00 February 16th, 2018|American Express, Credit Cards, News, Reviews|

*** Update: As of March 22, 2018 American Express has changed the welcome and referral bonus on this card, and increased the minimum spend requirement. Details can be found here. 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 [...]

Review: MBNA Alaska Airlines Mastercard Credit Card

2018-02-16T13:39:36+00:00 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 [...]