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 [...]

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 [...]

Overcrowding At American Express Centurion Lounges

2018-05-30T10:01:04+00:00 May 30th, 2018|Airport Lounges, American Express, International, News, USA|

Overcrowding At American Express Centurion Lounges Introduction American Express is a leader in premium travel reward cards in Canada, with a range of products essential to any travel hacker's wallet. American Express Membership Reward cards regularly top my list of the best credit cards in Canada, and feature some impressive welcome bonuses throughout the year. Right now American Express is [...]

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

2018-06-06T07:12:32+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 [...]

Not Good – Changes To The SPG Credit Card In Canada

2018-06-28T12:02:17+00:00 April 17th, 2018|American Express, Credit Cards, News, Reviews|

*** UPDATE: American Express has announced details regarding earning rates and new benefits for the Starwood Preferred Guest Cards in Canada. Learn all of the details through my recent post here*** Not Good - Changes To The SPG Credit Card In Canada Yesterday we heard some big news about the changes to the Marriott Rewards program coming in August, 2018, [...]

How To Apply For An American Express Business Card

2018-06-07T09:48:30+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 [...]