Miles & Points

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?


Singapore Suites to Auckland Bookable on Aeroplan!

Singapore Suites to Auckland Bookable on Aeroplan!

Singapore Airlines Suites Class to Auckland is available via Aeroplan, so if you’re planning a luxury trip to Oceania next year, now’s the time to book!


Aer Lingus Launches Montreal Route (New Avios Sweet Spot!)

Aer Lingus Launches Montreal Route (New Avios Sweet Spot!)

Aer Lingus has launched a new route from Dublin to Montreal, which can be booked for amazing value via the British Airways Avios program.


The Complete Guide to Booking ANA First Class

The Complete Guide to Booking ANA First Class

ANA First Class is one of the most stylish ways to cross the Pacific. Here’s the lowdown on how you can redeem miles for this spectacular flight experience.


Is Aeroplan Lowering Fuel Surcharges?

Is Aeroplan Lowering Fuel Surcharges?

Amidst frustrating “IT issues”, Aeroplan seems to have quietly lowered the fuel surcharges that they pass on when redeeming award tickets.


The Conundrum of Redeeming Points to Europe

The Conundrum of Redeeming Points to Europe

Millions of Canadians visit Europe each year, but in this article I look at why redeeming miles for your European adventure might not be as simple as you think.