Weekly rate report: Average card APR advances to a record high of 17.52 percent + MORE Jan 30th

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Podcast Episode 53 is here! Interview with Suzanne Tyson founder of HigherEdPoints on how you can use loyalty points to pay for tuition and student loans Apr 5th

Episode 53 - April 4, 2019 Interview with Suzanne Tyson, founder of HigherEdPointsThis week we catch up with Suzanne Tyson, the founder of HigherEdPoints.Launched 5 years ago HigherEdPoints allows students and their families for using miles and points for tuition. You can convert Aero.... More »
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Canada’s best credit cards for travel insurance May 24th

These days, nearly all credit cards include some kind of travel insurance. Like purchase protection, it’s an easy add-on to entice customers, but savvy Canadians know that not all insurance is created equal. Most travellers really only need to consider a few kinds of coverage: emergency medical, t.... More »

Dan Gainor: Media concede there's a border crisis, but won't give Trump credit for getting Mexico to act - Fox News + MORE Apr 6th

Dan Gainor: Media concede there's a border crisis, but won't give Trump credit for getting Mexico to act  Fox NewsTrump struggles with a growing problem on the border  CTV News‘Our country is full’: Trump says immigration system overwhelmed  Global News'Our country .... More »
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Canadian American Express Cards will lose non-lounge benefits from their Priority Pass Memberships May 29th

If you happen to read any non-Canadian based points and miles blogs you may have seen the news yesterday that Loyalty Lobby broke about changes to Priority Pass memberships issued via American Express in Hong Kong. Fast forward a couple of hours and Gary at View From The Wing had confirmation the sa.... More »
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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 »
January 30, 2019: The average credit card interest rate inched higher this week, climbing to another all-time record high.

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Rocketmiles: 3,000 Bonus Miles/Points in the program of your choice including Aeroplan for your first booking made by January 31If you have signed up with Rocketmiles but haven’t booked with them yet you would have received this email! Even if you didn’t or haven’t signed up with them you can take advantage of this offer.Offer details:3,000 Miles/Points in the partner program of your choice for your first stay booked via Rocketmiles. Stay must be booked via the special promotion page at www.rocketmiles.com/2019-travel/. The bonus can only be earned once per member. Book by Jan 31, 19

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January 30 Update: Hyatt opens 9th location in Canada and adds 56 more SLH properties to World of Hyatt & new Amex Centurion Lounge restrictions Hyatt officially added their ninth location in Canada yesterday with the Hyatt Place Calgary Airport opening its doors. As far as we know there are six more Hyatt properties slated to open in Canada this year. We’ll have a post detailing those hotels soon! (Source Hyatt)and continuing with Hyatt news, the World of Hyatt program announced today that a further 56 SLH (Small Luxury Hotels of the World) properties have now joined the program for earning and redeeming points. The sole Canadian SLH property is still not participating. (Source VFTW)New restrictions are coming to American Express’ Centurion Lounges on March 22 for Platinum Cardholders. The restrictions are as follows: The Centurion Lounge is a day of departure lounge. We will not admit arriving Platinum Card Members with boarding passes for flights that have just landed. We will admit Platinum Card Members with layovers or connecting flights who produce proof of connecting flight. We will not admit Platinum Card Members more than 3 hours before the departure time on the Platinum Card Member’s same-day, confirmed boarding pass…

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Southwest Airlines is offering its Companion Pass as a sign-up bonus on its credit cards through early February. Here are some great warm weather destinations you can fly to using your pass.

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