The “Big Five” Canadian banks offer credit cards and include Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto Dominion Bank (TD Canada Trust), Bank of Nova Scotia, Bank of Montreal and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC). Did you know that there are many other options?
August 7 Update: Save 25% on companion fees at 7 Canadian Plaza Premium lounges, 4x Aeroplan Miles at Costco.ca & 9 new bonuses + MORE Aug 8th
Plaza Premium has a special offer running until the end of August where you can save 25% on lounge entry fees for any of travelling companions at 42 of their lounges worldwide. Seven of their Canadian lounges are included. Find out more here.Toronto Pearson International Airport: Plaza Premium Lo.... More »
New welcome offer for the National Bank of Canada World Elite Mastercard - up to $480 cash back in the first year + MORE Sep 6th
National Bank of Canada has released a new welcome bonus for the premier card in their portfolio - the NBC World Elite Mastercard. The provides new cardholders with the opportunity to earn up to $40 in cash back each month for the first 12 months of having the card. When you spend at least $500 each.... More »
New offer for the CIBC Dividend Visa Infinite Card - 10% Cash Back for first 4 months & first year annual fee rebate + MORE Sep 10th
CIBC is taking on TD premium cash back offers with their own offer on their CIBC Dividend Visa Infinite card. CIBC's offer is pretty much a match to TD with 10% cash back on $2,000 in purchases (so up to $200 cash back) and waiving the first year annual fee on the card. The only difference bet.... More »
August 30 Update: WestJet Rewards Seat Selection Vouchers can be used for travel companions & a targeted Air Canada Aeroplan flight bonus Aug 31st
The seat selection vouchers that come with WestJet Rewards Elite Status can now be used for other people that travel with you! Effective August 28, 2019, you will be able to share your seat selection vouchers with your travel companions when they are travelling with you. Even more good news:.... More »
Aeroplan Picture Yourself contest celebrating their 35th anniversary! Million of miles in prizes up for grabs! Aug 23rd
Aeroplan released a new contest today to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the loyalty program! The contest runs from today to September 25 and requires members to register first. If you don't register for the contest you won't be eligible to win. Now, what can you win? There will be 10 grand prizes.... More »
Aeroplan Availability Alert – Lie Flat Business Class on 787 Dreamliner between Vancouver and San Francisco
For the summer Air Canada is flying one of their five daily flights between Vancouver and San Francisco with an internationally configured Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. The plane will be flying the 1:30pm flight AC566 from Vancouver and the return 5:30pm flight AC571 until September 1st. If you are lucky enough to be travelling on a day that there is availability you could fly on this plane for only 12,500 miles one way in Economy or treat yourself to the amazing business class option for only 25,000 miles one way.Here are two examples of some Aeroplan redemption opportunities for this route:For the above business class option you could redeem 25,000 miles plus pay the $116 in fees versus an all out cost of $664. The miles would save you $548.64, for a value of about 2.2 cents per mile.For economy class we did find some options that actually priced below the standard 12,500 mile redemption rate. The Market Fare pricing on select dates was 500 miles lower at 12,000 miles:Now the Economy Class pricing to buy this ticket outright wasn’t very much – $205 for the lowest Economy (Standard) or $284 for Economy Flex…
July 10 Update: Redeem for an AIR MILES Dream Reward for a chance to win a $5,000 gift card, more free points from Stash Hotel Rewards & more!
AIR MILES in collaboration with Redtag.ca are offering members a chance to win a $5000 Redtag.ca gift card and other prizes. All you have to do to enter is make a Dream Rewards redemption. For every mile you redeem for a Dream Reward you will receive one entry into the contest. In addition to the gift card, the other prizes consist of 5,000 AIR MILES Reward Miles and 2,000 AIR MILES Reward Miles. The contest runs until August 4. Find out more here!In the bonus offers section below you’ll find another free points offer. Once again it is from Stash Hotel Rewards who have revamped their refer a friend program. Previoulsy the program would award you with 500 points when a referral completed a stay. That bonus remains but they have now added 100 points just for making that referral and the person you refer will get 500 points just for joining. Check it out here! (This is my referral link – thanks in advance to anyone who uses it!) Posts since our last update:Aeroplan Availability Alert – Lie Flat Business Class on 787 Dreamliner between Vancouver and San Francisco For the summer Air Canada is flying one of their five daily flights between Vancouver and San Francisco with…Summary of global hotel systemwide bonus points promotions – July Edition Here is your monthly update of all the global hotel bonus points promotions that are available! One of the…Domestic companion voucher added to base level WestJet RBC Mastercard WestJet and RBC have just added a new benefit to their base level co-brand Mastercard that really ups the…July 8 Update: Travel Hacking 102 Update, Flair Air now flying Toronto to Calgary and Vancouver & more! Last week we updated our Travel Hacking 101article and today we updated the Travel Hacking 102 article…