February 22 Update: Flair Airlines ending some U.S. routes early, IHG Rewards Club to test variable award pricing, Up to 30% off Jet Airways flights from Toronto + MORE Feb 23rd

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June 27 Update: AIR MILES system outage on Canada Day and World of Hyatt adds Alila Hotels to its portfolio + MORE Jun 28th

AIR MILES will be performing some system upgrades on Canada Day which means their website, the app, airmilessshops.ca and AIR MILES cash redemptions will be unavailable. The planned downtime is from 11pm ET on June 30 to 11pm ET on July 1. During this time you will still be able to earn miles wi.... More »

May 2 Update: Earn up to 1,000 Free Stash Hotel Rewards points, Double Elite Night Credit Offer from Global Hotel Alliance & more! + MORE May 3rd

 Yesterday we brought you the details of Stash Rewards bonus points offer for stays at the Harrison Beach Hotel in B.C.. There is also another offer to make you aware of where you can earn up to 1,000 Stash Rewards points absolutely free. You simply need to suggest new independent hotels to .... More »

Scotia Passport Visa Infinite Card sees increased sign up bonus of 30,000 points + MORE Mar 2nd

Many of have you asked whether the well rounded Scotia Passport Visa Infinite Card would ever see an increased sign up bonus and/or have a first year free offer. Good news is that today Scotia launched a new offer for the card that sees an increased sign up bonus. Right now when you apply for the ca.... More »

When are credit-card rewards worth paying an annual fee? + MORE Aug 1st

For the last decade or so, Jim and Willina Collins have enjoyed a regular bonus by using their no-fee cash-back credit card to pay for many of their expenses, including holiday flight and accommodation bookings, gasoline, vehicle repairs, and insurance on their vehicles (the couple have a car and a .... More »

While the BMO World Elite Mastercard provides up to $540 in tangible value, it provides intangible value as well + MORE Apr 26th

In our past series of posts for the BMO World Elite Mastercard we focused on the a dollar value that the card can provide to you when you apply and are approved for it. To recap, that dollar value is up to $540 in the first year of having the card, broken down as suchWelcome offer: Get 35,000 points.... More »
Just like most couples have a spender and a saver, I suspect many relationships include one person who plays the rewards game and another who isn’t nearly as interested.

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February 22 Update: Flair Airlines ending some U.S. routes early, IHG Rewards Club to test variable award pricing, Up to 30% off Jet Airways flights from Toronto Flair Airlines is cutting service to Miami and St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (near Tampa Bay) in Florida, and Palm Springs, California earlier than planned. The airline will contact you if you are booked on any of these flights. (Source Global News) IHG Rewards Club is going to be testing out dynamic or variable award pricing for their free hotel award nights. Now common place among many loyalty programs, we here in Canada are most accustomed to Aeroplan’s Market Fare Rewards where the amount of miles you need will depend on the price of the flight. However we don’t know what they mean exactly by variable pricing. Will it be tied to price or will it be fixed variable like Marriott Bonvoy with Peak, Standard and Off-Peak pricing. We also don’t know is how big this test will be as in if it will be across the board or only at select hotels. (Source IHG) HT Head for PointsHere’s the excerpt from IHG’s Preliminary 2018 results that mentions this: Strengthen loyalty programme – Continuing to innovate IHG Rewards Club to build stronger and deeper relationships with our guests to drive high value revenue across our hotel estate Loyalty room revenue contribution up 4%pts in 4 years to 43%, including ~50% in the Americas…

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