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?
Everyone thinks about car insurance in terms of road liability. There are hefty fines for driving without insurance, and you should always have coverage in case of a collision. But what about those seasonal vehicles or classic cars you don’t drive? As it turns out, there’s good reason t.... More »
As one of the top credit card processors in the world, Mastercard is both extremely popular and also nearly universally accepted. For those already banking at BMO Bank of Montreal, a major Canadian bank that associates with Mastercard, these cards may offer all the perks you’re after along with op.... More »
Aeroplan announces positive changes to flight reward refund fees but temporarily claws back stopovers Jul 16th
The Air Canada Aeroplan saga, as we penned it, technically ended with Air Canada completing the acquisition of Aeroplan many months ago. What didn't end was Air Canada's commitment to launching a new, updated Aeroplan program in July of 2020. With only 1 year left in that timeline the Air Canada own.... More »
July 12 Update: Aeroplan mileage accumulation changes on Asiana, Destination Hotels joining World of Hyatt in August, 20x PC Optimum Points at Shoppers on July 13 Jul 12th
Aeroplan has adjusted mileage accumulation for select fare classes on Asiana Airlines. These changes take effect on July 15. (Source Aeroplan)Earn 50% of the miles you fly in booking classes H, E, Q, K or S. For travel until July 14, 2019, earn 100%Earn 25% of the miles you fly i.... More »
Here we have another Aeroplan specific bonus for making your first hotel booking via Rocketmiles, the third party hotel booking site that awards miles on stays worldwide. Be sure you check pricing on the stays, sometimes these third party sites can be more expensive and you won't earn hotel loyal.... 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…