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Kirin Tsang

Writer

Countries Visited
5
Credit Cards Open
22 πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ + 6 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
Favourite Destination
Pyongyang
Elite Status
Best Western Diamond Select + Marriott Bonvoy Titanium
Favourite Airline Cabin
Anything lie-flat

Meet Kirin

A model of financial mismanagement in his youth, Kirin came into Miles & Points with a desire to sharpen his monetary savvy. He’s driven by turning less into more, to travel like a prince on the budget of a pauper.

As a Prince of Travel writer, Kirin provides a value-minded approach and enjoys exploring alternative viewpoints of how to earn and burn. Never one to shy away from irreverent banter or literary references, he prefers to keep it light and engage with Miles & Points topics in a conversational manner.

Kirin intends for his travels to take him to the most obscure corners of the earth, from North Korea to Madagascar and beyond – all on a budget, of course. While he prefers business class and elite status (if the price is right), he’s no stranger to low-cost carriers either.

Kirin’s passion for the Miles & Points community is unsurpassed. He’s always eager to connect with other like-minded individuals and push the boundaries together. He has hosted several meetups in his home city of Edmonton, and he’ll happily grab a drink if you cross paths on his frequent travels across Canada or around the world.

 Meet the rest of the team
Countries Visited
5
Credit Cards Open
22 πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ + 6 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
Favourite Destination
Pyongyang
Elite Status
Best Western Diamond Select + Marriott Bonvoy Titanium
Favourite Airline Cabin
Anything lie-flat

Articles by Kirin

Charming Your Way Out of Annual Fees
Miles & Points Feb 11, 2021

With a bit of assertive persuasion, you can convince your bank to waive fees. Here are some scripts and strategies...

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4 Low-Fee Credit Cards to Consider in 2021
Miles & Points Jan 8, 2021

Hello again, Miles & Points enthusiasts! It’s a new year, and that means it’s time to be on the lookout...

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The Primer to Avoiding Annual Fees
Miles & Points Dec 11, 2020

Like you, Kirin hates paying annual fees. Here are his four primary strategies for dealing with annual fees: avoiding, mitigating,...

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MythBusters: American Express US
Miles & Points Dec 2, 2020

Kirin takes a Mythbusters approach to American Express US credit cards and charge cards. What are the most common myths...

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A Closer Look at Unorthodox Hotel Redemptions
Miles & Points Oct 21, 2020

Kirin shares with us a few of his favourite unorthodox ways to redeem points for hotels, from the potentially underrated...

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Airbnb… or Air Buyer ‘n’ Beware?
Travel Talk Sep 30, 2020

Kirin shares his thoughts on Airbnb as a lodging service: what are the pros and cons of the service from...

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New Aeroplan: The Budget Traveller’s Perspective
Miles & Points Sep 9, 2020

Kirin shares his take on the new Aeroplan program from a more frugal traveller's perspective. How will budget-conscious Aeroplan members...

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The Triangle Credit Cards by Canadian Tire
Miles & Points Aug 7, 2020

While they aren't the flashiest cards on the market, Canadian Tire's CTFS Triangle credit cards should not be overlooked, given...

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Hanged, Drawn, and Quartered: Signup Bonuses and the Fiscal Year
Miles & Points Jul 16, 2020

Kirin explores the driving forces behind the rather depressing reduction in Canadian credit card signup bonuses across the board recently,...

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“Do You Take Amex?”
Miles & Points Jul 2, 2020

Kirin debuts with a think-piece on our favourite question to ask when we pay for stuff. Why do some merchants...

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