Video: The Major Points Programs

This week’s new video focuses on the major points programs in Canada, showcasing a few of the most powerful loyalty programs for the purposes of taking awesome trips around the world with minimal out-of-pocket spending.

When you’re just starting out, it can often be challenging figuring out which points programs you ought to be focusing most of your attention on. In this video, we discuss fixed-value vs. flexible rewards programs, the versatility of the American Express Membership Rewards currency, and the ideal uses for what I’d consider to be the leading “trifecta” of points programs in Canada: Aeroplan, Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan, and British Airways Avios.

This video marks the halfway point of my YouTube series on the basics of Miles & Points in Canada. I have yet to shoot the remaining four episodes, so they’ll likely take me some time to produce, and I might be working on a few other video projects in the meantime.

Here’s the plan for the eight episodes:

  1. An Introduction to Miles & Points

  2. How Does Your Credit Score Work?

  3. The Major Points Programs

  4. Booking Your First Trip on Points

  5. The Aeroplan Mini-RTW

  6. Getting US Credit Cards for Canadians

  7. What Is Manufactured Spending?

And you can watch the video below:


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  1. Renee

    My husband and I are enjoying this entire blog! (And could care less about pronunciation!) Keep up the good work!

  2. John

    Great video! Just a bit amnoying becuase its pronounced Ah-vee-os not Eh-vee-ohs… listen to the voice when you call into BAEC and get to the menu options.

    1. Renee

      Just a bit annoying with no spell check! *annoying

    2. Ricky YVR

      I’ll be sure to brush up on my pronunciation of made-up brand names next time 🙂

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