Miles & Points Discussion

MBNA Alaska Credit Card Strategies

MBNA Alaska Credit Card Strategies

MBNA is a rather quirky credit issuer, and there’s a particular set of strategies when dealing with them, especially in pursuit of the bonuses on the MBNA Alaska Airlines MasterCard.


Points Valuations by Prince of Travel

Points Valuations by Prince of Travel

Introducing Points Valuations, a new addition to our Resources section, that provides a rough value for all of Canada’s major airline, hotel, and transferrable points currencies.


I Pushed for Marriott Suite Upgrades for a Month

I Pushed for Marriott Suite Upgrades for a Month

I stayed at nine Marriott hotels throughout my trip to the Mediterranean and Middle East, and as a Titanium Elite member, I pushed for a suite upgrade every time. Here’s what happened.


10 Annoying Frustrations in Miles & Points

10 Annoying Frustrations in Miles & Points

As you earn and redeem points, you’re bound to encounter some pretty major frustrations along the way. Here are 10 annoyances that are guaranteed to leave you feeling quite miffed at some point.


Is Amex Limiting Repeat Signup Bonuses?

Is Amex Limiting Repeat Signup Bonuses?

We’ve recently seen a few data points of American Express Canada limiting repeat signup bonuses on the Gold Rewards Card and the Bonvoy Card. What’s going on?


United MileagePlus Changes: What Does This Mean for Air Canada?

United MileagePlus Changes: What Does This Mean for Air Canada?

My commentary on the future of the Air Canada loyalty program, especially in light of United MileagePlus’s recent changes towards a dynamic pricing model on United-operated flights.


Should You Transfer Points from Hotels to Airlines?

Should You Transfer Points from Hotels to Airlines?

How do you decide whether to transfer points from hotels to airlines, especially when there are promotions in place like the current Aeroplan conversion bonus of up to 35%?


The Ethics of Miles & Points

The Ethics of Miles & Points

From exploiting loopholes to misrepresentation, there are quite a few ethically grey areas that we encounter in the pursuit of Miles & Points. Let’s talk about that.


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.


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.