Miles & Points

All About the Refundable Hotel Trick

All About the Refundable Hotel Trick

The refundable hotel trick is a useful way to deal with onerous spending requirements, cash out travel credits, and redeem points for purchases in an optimal way.


PointsU Toronto 2018

PointsU Toronto 2018

The annual PointsU Conference is returning to Toronto on the weekend of September 29, 2018. Get your tickets now!


Aeroplan Links Up with Porter Airlines

Aeroplan Links Up with Porter Airlines

Aeroplan has announced that it will partner with Toronto-based Porter Airlines after its agreement with Air Canada comes to an end in 2020.


The Amex Business Cards from Canada Post

The Amex Business Cards from Canada Post

Apply for the American Express business cards via Canada Post to take advantage of higher signup bonuses and lower annual fees.


New Marriott Loyalty Program to Launch August 18

New Marriott Loyalty Program to Launch August 18

The new Marriott loyalty program is set to launch on August 18. We analyze another round of new information in advance of the big transition.


Upcoming Changes to the Marriott Travel Packages

Upcoming Changes to the Marriott Travel Packages

An in-depth breakdown of the impending changes to the Marriott Travel Packages and why you should redeem them before the August transition.


6 Hard Truths About Miles & Points

6 Hard Truths About Miles & Points

Bloggers will have you believe that Miles & Points is such an easy game to play, but there are several harsh realities you need to grapple with along the way.


My Aeroplan Account Got Hacked!

My Aeroplan Account Got Hacked!

Hackers took control of my Aeroplan account and drained it of over 100,000 miles. Find out how to handle this situation if it happens to you.


Changes to the MBNA Alaska

Changes to the MBNA Alaska

The MBNA Alaska Airlines MasterCard is shaking things up a bit, introducing two separate versions with distinct bonuses, fees, and an added checked bag benefit.


Analyzing the New Marriott Hotel Categories

Analyzing the New Marriott Hotel Categories

Let’s take a look at Marriott’s new award chart, which will go into effect in August. What are the ups and downs, the movers and shakers, and the irresistible sweet spots?


Upcoming Changes to the Amex SPG Cards

Upcoming Changes to the Amex SPG Cards

With the combined Marriott/SPG loyalty program launching in August 2018, changes will also be coming to the American Express SPG cards.


Plastiq vs. Paytm: All About Bill Payment Services

Plastiq vs. Paytm: All About Bill Payment Services

Let’s have a look at how you can use bill-paying services like Plastiq and Paytm to blow your minimum spending requirements out of the water.


Is This the Craziest Aeroplan Trip Ever Booked?

Is This the Craziest Aeroplan Trip Ever Booked?

It’s time to practice what I preach and take Aeroplan to its most extreme limits. 9 countries, 16 flights, West Africa, Micronesia… this promises to be a trip for the ages.


Avianca Returns to Aeroplan

Avianca Returns to Aeroplan

Avianca, Colombia’s national airline, is finally bookable once again on Aeroplan after far too long an absence.


10 Great Redemptions in Economy Class

10 Great Redemptions in Economy Class

Premium cabins are great, but economy class is ultimately the way the world travels. Here’s 10 outstanding ways you can use your points towards those trips.


How to Book an Aeroplan Mini-RTW

How to Book an Aeroplan Mini-RTW

Get the lowdown on how to make your dream Aeroplan Mini-RTW trip a reality, including the best tools for researching routes and finding award space.


Why I Hate "Travel Hacking"

Why I Hate "Travel Hacking"

A think piece on the phrase “travel hacking” and why I believe it’s a terrible way to describe the practice of travelling the world on points.


The New Marriott Rewards: What We Know So Far

The New Marriott Rewards: What We Know So Far

The new Marriott Rewards program is well on its way, and in this post we take a look at what we know so far and what questions still remain.


How to Use ExpertFlyer Like a Pro

How to Use ExpertFlyer Like a Pro

An in-depth guide on how to leverage the power of ExpertFlyer to simplify your life when it comes to planning, researching, and booking air travel.


The Complete Guide to Booking Japan Airlines First Class

The Complete Guide to Booking Japan Airlines First Class

In this article I walk you through the process of securing a seat onboard JAL First Class, one of the best in the world.