Redemption Stories: Utilizing the BMO AIR MILES World Elite Mastercard Companion Flight Benefit + MORE Nov 29th

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Aeroplan update from Air Canada - fewer miles for Market Fare Flight Rewards and more + MORE May 1st

Here is the latest news on Air Canada's takeover of Aeroplan. It is dated May 1 but it is already up on the Aeroplan website:Back in January, we shared the news that Air Canada had completed its acquisition of Aeroplan, delivering on our promise to keep your Aeroplan Miles safe, and bringing .... More »

Rogers World Elite Mastercard Review + MORE Feb 9th

The Rogers World Elite Mastercard is a youngen in the Canadian market only being released in May of 2018. It is the premium version of the Rogers Platinum Mastercard that was introduced several years prior. That Platinum card underwent several changes over its short life with the .... More »

Air Canada deal to buy Aeroplan gets regulatory OK Dec 25th

Air Canada's acquisition of the Aeroplan loyalty program has received all required federal regulatory approvals ahead of a shareholders' vote on a $450-million agreement reached by the airline in November..... More »

Cineplex's SCENE program changing earn and burn rates on April 17 - significantly devalues current balances and the SCENE Visa Card + MORE Mar 21st

Playing catch up on this news! Some time ago Cineplex announced changes coming to their very popular SCENE program. These changes will take place on April 17, the day after Starbucks' changes, so that will be the week of change!The forthcoming changes to the SCENE program will be seen on both point.... More »
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NY Fed: Credit inquiries fell to historic low in Q4 + MORE Feb 13th

A report by the New York Fed shows credit inquiries in the past six months fell to a historic low in the fourth quarter of 2018..... More »
Redemption Stories: Utilizing the BMO AIR MILES World Elite Mastercard Companion Flight BenefitRewards Canada reader Jim M. provided a comment on our post Travel Hacking 102 – Earn up to 4,300+ AIR MILES Rewards Miles for FREE with a potential value of over $1,300 in travel (Updated Nov 21, 18) and how he has leveraged just one of these offers for an amazing redemption story. This ties in perfectly with our latest Ultimate Credit Card Portfolio that came out earlier in the week that focuses on companion passes! We’ll pass it off to Jim now!Here is a good example of how we have been able to receive amazing value from AIR MILES. I applied for the BMO AIR MILES World Elite Mastercard last month. It offers first year free, 3,000 AIR MILES Rewards Miles on a minimum spend of $3,000 which in turn produces 3,300 Air Miles. The card also brings a 15% reduction in AIR MILES award flight mile requirements for travel within North America and a one time free companion benefit.I received the card and am in the process of completing the minimum spend. Last week I booked return flights between Sudbury and Vancouver for the spring…

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A student loan in deferment does not affect your credit score because it’s not a currently due obligation. If your score dropped after your loan came out of deferment, it’s likely that something negative has happened.

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