Miles & Points

Marriott Bonvoy to Launch February 13

Marriott Bonvoy to Launch February 13

Bonvoy-age! The new Marriott loyalty program will be named Marriott Bonvoy and will launch on February 13, 2019. Here are all the details.


The Best Sweet Spots for Canadians, By Region

The Best Sweet Spots for Canadians, By Region

A rundown of the best sweet spots for redeeming your points depending on where in Canada you live. Some places certainly have it better than others!


The 2019 Miles & Points Action Plan

The 2019 Miles & Points Action Plan

Another year of relentless earning and burning lies on the horizon. The reward? Getting to travel the world in a fashion most can only dream of. Are you up to the task?


Infographic: The American Express Credit Card Flowchart

Infographic: The American Express Credit Card Flowchart

The American Express credit cards are some of the best for racking up the points. Here’s a comprehensive flowchart to help you stay on top of the current optimal strategies.


Understanding WestJet's Member Exclusive Fares

Understanding WestJet's Member Exclusive Fares

Member Exclusive fares are a unique way to redeem your WestJet Dollars for a higher dollar value. Let’s take an in-depth look.


CIBC Aerogold for Business: 35,000 Aeroplan Miles for Free!

CIBC Aerogold for Business: 35,000 Aeroplan Miles for Free!

An incredible new offer on the CIBC Aerogold for Business allows you to earn 35,000 Aeroplan miles for $0 out-of-pocket. Get in on the action at your nearest CIBC branch!


I Redeemed My Points for... Merchandise?!

I Redeemed My Points for... Merchandise?!

Redeeming points for merchandise is generally ill-advised, but when CIBC Aventura offered some sweet deals on Cyber Monday, I couldn’t resist.


How to Maximize Your Marriott Elite Status

How to Maximize Your Marriott Elite Status

Here’s a rundown of earning and maximizing elite status within the new Marriott loyalty program, including some hot tips for attaining the coveted Platinum Elite status.


Why RBC Avion Must Not Be Overlooked

Why RBC Avion Must Not Be Overlooked

Don’t underestimate the power of RBC Avion points, which can be earned relatively easily and transferred to a nifty set of airline partners with the occasional transfer bonus as well.


The Best Credit Cards with No Foreign Transaction Fees

The Best Credit Cards with No Foreign Transaction Fees

We go over the best Canadian credit cards that don’t charge any foreign transaction fees. Start saving the 2.5% FX fee on all your foreign purchases today!


Which Countries Regulate Fuel Surcharges?

Which Countries Regulate Fuel Surcharges?

Fuel surcharges are one of the biggest frustrations of redeeming points for travel. Which countries regulate these surcharges, and how can you take advantage?


US Credit Cards: The 2018 State of Play

US Credit Cards: The 2018 State of Play

I share with you the latest developments in the scene for Canadians looking to expand their points-earning potential through US credit cards.


Killer End-of-Year Offer on the HSBC World Elite MasterCard

Killer End-of-Year Offer on the HSBC World Elite MasterCard

Grab the spectacular signup bonus on the HSBC World Elite MasterCard before December 31! Plus, enjoy No FX Fees, 31-day travel insurance, and airline transfer partners.


Maximizing Miles & Points in Two-Player Mode

Maximizing Miles & Points in Two-Player Mode

There are unique challenges and opportunities when earning and redeeming points as a couple. Here are a few strategies you can employ if you’re in “two-player mode”.


The 5 First Class Airlines I'd Love to Fly Next

The 5 First Class Airlines I'd Love to Fly Next

I’ve flown five of the world’s leading airlines in First Class so far. Here are the next five on my list, including a few that I’ve already got planned coming up!


Creative Stopovers with Alaska Mileage Plan

Creative Stopovers with Alaska Mileage Plan

Alaska allows a free stopover on one-way awards, but where can you choose to have your stopover and which routings are possible?


When You Can't Book the "Perfect" Award...

When You Can't Book the "Perfect" Award...

Booking award flights within six months of travel can be difficult, since the good flights will have already been snatched up. Here are some tips to overcome these challenges.


Vancouver Miles & Points Meetup

Vancouver Miles & Points Meetup

I’m hosting the inaugural Vancouver Miles & Points Meetup on Saturday, November 3. Come join myself and your fellow points enthusiasts for a night of food, drinks, and lively discussion!


Exciting New Benefits on the CIBC Aventura Cards!

Exciting New Benefits on the CIBC Aventura Cards!

CIBC has introduced some cool new benefits on their Aventura line of personal travel credit cards, including lounge access, a NEXUS rebate, and mobile device insurance.


The Aftermath of the Marriott Merger

The Aftermath of the Marriott Merger

It’s been over a month since Marriott Rewards and SPG came together into a new loyalty program. How have things panned out so far?