Miles & Points

New Video: An Introduction to Miles & Points

New Video: An Introduction to Miles & Points

My latest YouTube video introduces you to Miles & Points in Canada and kickstarts an eight-part video series on the basic principles of this game we play.


Why I've Started Paying Cash for Hotels...

Why I've Started Paying Cash for Hotels...

I’ve recently observed myself being more and more willing to pay cash for hotel stays, and in this post I’m breaking down the factors that underpin my change in behaviour.


What's the Best Aeroplan First Class Redemption?

What's the Best Aeroplan First Class Redemption?

Aeroplan is a great program for international premium cabin awards, but booking First Class flights can be tougher than it seems. What’s the best First Class trip you can book with Aeroplan miles?


Get the Amex US Bonvoy Business with the First Year Free!

Get the Amex US Bonvoy Business with the First Year Free!

There’s just about a week to go until the Amex US Bonvoy Business Card raises its annual fee and gets rid of the first year fee waiver. Apply now for 100,000 Bonvoy points!


Toronto Miles & Points Event 2019

Toronto Miles & Points Event 2019

The Toronto Miles & Points Event is back for a 2019 edition. Join myself and your fellow Prince of Travel readers at the Walrus Pub & Beer Hall on Sunday, April 7 for another big Miles & Points bash!


The Spreadsheet I Use to Track My Credit Cards

The Spreadsheet I Use to Track My Credit Cards

Here’s the spreadsheet I use to keep track of all my wheelings and dealings when it comes to credit cards and signup bonuses.


New Zealand's Strong Fuel Surcharge Regulations

New Zealand's Strong Fuel Surcharge Regulations

Finding award availability to New Zealand can be quite tough, although the country’s strong fuel surcharge regulations on outbound flights goes some way to alleviating that difficulty.


My Credit Card Strategy + What's in My Wallet?

My Credit Card Strategy + What's in My Wallet?

Credit cards are the key to earning huge amounts of points in a short time. In this post, I reveal my exact strategies when it comes to chasing credit card signup bonuses and maximizing my returns on daily spending.


Lounge Access on the Amex Platinum Cards

Lounge Access on the Amex Platinum Cards

The Platinum Card and Business Platinum Card provide excellent lounge access benefits, but the specific rules can be confusing. Let's break it down.


Amex Shop Small Promotion: Get Your Free Coffee!

Amex Shop Small Promotion: Get Your Free Coffee!

The incredibly generous Amex Shop Small promotion is back. If you live in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, or Montreal, you can get up to $25 in statement credits for every Amex card you have!


7 Quirky Redemptions with Etihad Guest

7 Quirky Redemptions with Etihad Guest

Etihad Guest tends to fly under the radar, but as an American Express Membership Rewards transfer partner, there are several sweet spots that Canadians can take advantage of.


The New Amex Marriott Bonvoy Cards + 60k Signup Bonus

The New Amex Marriott Bonvoy Cards + 60k Signup Bonus

Today witnesses the official rebranding of the Amex SPG cards as the Amex Marriott Bonvoy cards, with a higher signup bonus of 60,000 Bonvoy points to mark the occasion.


Is the Aeroplan Mini-RTW Right for Everyone?

Is the Aeroplan Mini-RTW Right for Everyone?

The Aeroplan Mini-RTW is often touted as the best way to redeem airline miles in Canada, but it comes with plenty of challenges that often get overlooked…


To All the Skeptical Significant Others...

To All the Skeptical Significant Others...

Are you trying to convince your significant other to earn points in two-player mode, but being met with steadfast skepticism? Show them this article and let’s change their mind!


The Metal Amex Platinum Is Here + Changes to the Earning Rates

The Metal Amex Platinum Is Here + Changes to the Earning Rates

The American Express Platinum Card will now be issued in a metal version, and the earn rates are also changing from a flat 1.25x to a “3-2-1” tiered structure that rewards dining and travel.


Last Chance for Cheaper Marriott Luxury Hotels!

Last Chance for Cheaper Marriott Luxury Hotels!

There’s less than a month left to book top-tier luxury Marriott hotels for 60,000 points a night. In this article, I walk you through which properties you should aim for and which to avoid.


Get the Amex US SPG Card Before It's Gone!

Get the Amex US SPG Card Before It's Gone!

With the introduction of Marriott Bonvoy, Amex US is phasing out their personal SPG Card, so it’s your last chance to grab the 75,000-point bonus if you haven’t already.


The Best Ways to Use Amex Cobalt Points

The Best Ways to Use Amex Cobalt Points

With airline transfers off the table, there are three major ways to redeem the MR Select points you earn from the Amex Cobalt Card. Let’s walk through when each option makes the most sense.


What's the "Point"? Saving Money vs. Living the Life

What's the "Point"? Saving Money vs. Living the Life

Should we earn and redeem points primarily to save money on travel, or should we use them to achieve a certain elevated lifestyle? And is one perspective necessarily better than the other?


Infographic: The Amex Flowchart in Two-Player Mode

Infographic: The Amex Flowchart in Two-Player Mode

Here’s the American Express Credit Card Flowchart for those of you playing in two-player mode. Learn how to play your cards right to maximize the total household gain!