Miles & Points

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!


WestJet Elites Will Get Unlimited Lounge Access

WestJet Elites Will Get Unlimited Lounge Access

WestJet has made an improvement to their WestJet Rewards loyalty program, providing its top-tier elite members with unlimited lounge access in 10 airports worldwide.


How to Finesse Your Way to Marriott Platinum Elite

How to Finesse Your Way to Marriott Platinum Elite

Looking for an easy route to free breakfast and lounge access at Marriott hotels?? Here are a few creative ways to achieve 50 qualifying nights and attain that lucrative Platinum Elite status level.


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.