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

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December 3 Update: Earn bonus miles with Aeroplan eStore's 12 Days of Gifting, WestJet moves St. John's-Dublin service to Halifax & more! + MORE Dec 3rd

Continuing with the Holiday shopping theme Aeroplan launched their latest promotion for shopping via the eStore today. Called the 12 Day of Gifting, the promotion will see bonus miles being offered each day for different retailers. For example today it is 8x the miles for Hudson Bay purchases. T.... More »

Credit card bonus categories: What's ahead for 2019 + MORE Nov 30th

Two of the most popular cash back cards offer 5 percent bonus categories that rotate every quarter. With the calendar soon to roll over into 2019, it's a great time to re-examine them..... More »
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December 7 Update: 150 Bonus AIR MILES when you buy $150 Sobeys Gift Cards, 50% Bonus Asia Miles for Hotel Point Transfers & American AAdvantage Lowers Redemption Rates out of Canada + MORE Dec 7th

Sobeys and Safeway are offering 150 bonus AIR MILES Reward Miles when you buy $150 in Sobeys Gift Cards. There is a limit of 5 bonus offers per collector. I think I'm definitely going to take advantage of this. I'll buy them on my American Express Cobalt card to earn 5x points and when you add in.... More »
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The Debt Threat to the Economy + MORE Dec 11th

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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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