Why The Platinum Card from American Express is the best card to use for booking WestJet flights + MORE Feb 4th

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AIR MILES Bonus Boom - Over 1,000 Bonus Miles available from participating partners February 6 - 12 + MORE Feb 6th

AIR MILES Bonus Boom has returned for the next seven days! This time it is a longer period than we have seen before. There are lots of bonus miles offers up for grabs at AIR MILES sponsors across Canada. Once you get to the Bonus Boom page you can select your province to see your offers. I select.... More »
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Before It’s Too Late! Best Credit Card Welcome Offers of February 2020 + MORE Feb 5th

Welcome offers come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes there are requirements you have to meet to qualify for a promotion, while others automatically benefit the cardmember. It can be tricky to find an offer that will benefit you the most. To make things easier, we’ve collected the top nine welc.... More »

5 Everyday Finance Questions We Ask Ourselves but Never Know the Answer To + MORE Feb 7th

Talking about money can be awkward and uncomfortable. And, comparing yourself to your sister, brother, friends, neighbours, and coworkers certainly doesn’t help. The state of your finances does not determine what kind of person you are, and the topic is no longer taboo. So, why aren’t we talkin.... More »
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February 19 Update: Swissport Aspire lounge now open in Ottawa, AIR MILES expands partnership with Samsung, more Cobalt multiplier locations + MORE Feb 19th

Back at the start of the month we let you know that Swissport was setting up to open a new Aspire lounge in Ottawa. Good news is that lounge opened up on Valentine's Day! Bad news is they don't have their liquor license yet! So for the time being there is no alcohol being served in the lounge. Th.... More »
February 4 Update: Aeroplan Costco partnership ending, Rexall launching own loyalty program and will drop AIR MILES, save up to $1,000 on Air Transat packagesThe partnership between Costco and Aeroplan will come to an end on April 30. We also noticed that Primus is gone as an Aeroplan partner as well. Air Canada does really seem to be going back to it roots with Aeroplan (or whatever the new program will be called) and moving it back to a frequent flyer program rather than a coalition program as the number of non-travel or non-credit card partners is really being whittled down. Find out more about Costco and Aeroplan here. Please note that you will still be able to redeem Aeroplan Miles for Costco gift cards beyond April 30. Also on the loyalty program news front – Rexall is going to launch their own loyalty program on May 1st. As of that date they will no longer participate in the AIR MILES program. This just reiterates what we said in our podcast episode 63 and here on the blog that it really appears the model for coalition loyalty programs is past it’s peak. For many retailers now it makes more sense to run your own loyalty program as the costs associated with doing so have really come down from years ago…

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Why The Platinum Card from American Express is the best card to use for booking WestJet flightsEarlier this year I let you know about how we used The Platinum Card from American Express to save thousands of dollars on some last minute WestJet flights, read all about that there. At the time of booking those flights I thought this is a pretty good deal – even if we didn’t redeem points. Then after I wrote the redemption story it really confirmed in my mind that The Platinum Card is the best card on the market for booking WestJet flights with – yes even better than the WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard. Don’t get me wrong – the WestJet Card is an amazing Card that both my wife and I hold in our wallets thanks to its benefits but outside of select scenarios we’ll stick to using the Platinum Card for booking WestJet flights via American Express Travel.Here’s why the card is best the to book WestJet flights with:One of the benefits of the Platinum Card from American is the International Airline Program. This benefit provides discounts for premium travel on a whole bunch of airlines including WestJet…

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