Video: The Airlines vs. Hotels Conundrum

With recent changes in the Canadian loyalty landscape, there’s been a big question on my mind: what’s the optimal strategy for earning points between airlines and hotels?

In the past, the American Express Cobalt Card‘s 5x points on eats and drinks was a fantastic vehicle for racking up Marriott Bonvoy points for hotel stays.

But now that they can also be transferred to airlines, it feels like we’re losing out on value by using the 5x points for hotels instead. However, if we were to convert all of our Cobalt 5x points to airlines, we’re left with not too many ways to earn hotel points – and therein lies the conundrum.

In this video, I’ll share with you my thoughts on the airlines vs. hotels conundrum and what my optimal strategy looks like for deciding between the two.

Without further ado, you can watch the video below:


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