New Welcome Bonus On The American Express SPG Card In Canada

2018-08-21T15:56:26+00:00 August 21st, 2018|American Express, Credit Cards, News, Reviews|

Introduction The merger of Marriott and Starwood is now complete, after months of updates we finally have a new welcome bonus on the American Express SPG Card in Canada. A few months ago Amex changed the welcome bonus from SPG points to a lousy statement credit, and more recently made the card unavailable for new applications. However, they had shared [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

New Warning For Churning American Express Cards – What Does It Mean For Canadians?

2018-06-08T10:45:51+00:00 June 8th, 2018|American Express, Credit Cards, News|

New Language Offers A Warning For Churning American Express Cards Yesterday we learned of some new language being included in the footnotes of applications for anyone considering churning American Express Cards (in The United States only). One Mile At A Time reported that Amex has introduced a vague new footnote, indicating that American Express may, at their sole discretion, choose [...]

Best First Year Free Travel Reward Credit Cards For Canadians

2018-06-07T09:38:10+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Best Credit Cards, Credit Cards, Reviews|

Best First Year Free Travel Reward Credit Cards Introduction I'm often asked what the best first year free travel reward credit card is for Canadians, particularly for people just getting started in travel hacking. Credit card offers are changing all the time, including the size of the welcome bonus and whether or not the annual fee is waived the first [...]

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 [...]