Author: Matt

Matt has been an avid points collector since 1992 (an elementary school student), when his dad signed up for the new (at the time) Air Miles program. Since then, Matt took a keen interest in learning how the miles and points world works. He quickly found out that there is a lot of value in leveraging miles and points to fund his passion for travelling.
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[ANALYSIS] American Express AeroplanPlus Gold vs. Platinum Card

To cut to the chase, it’s a close call between AMEX AeroplanPlus Gold Card over the AMEX AeroplanPlus Platinum Card. It will depend on your spending habits. I’ll explain. But before I describe the cards, keep in mind that you can only take advantage of the larger sign up bonuses that I will be referring to if you have a friend or family member who can refer the credit card to you. Also keep in mind that they are both Charge Cards, so you will have to pay your balance off in full every month.

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[ANALYSIS] American Express Gold Rewards Card

American Express has a promotion for 25,000 membership rewards points sign up bonus. This is the highest sign up bonus ever for the American Express Gold Rewards Card.

It does not specify when this promotion will expire, so now is the time to get this card. Keep in mind that this is a charged card, so you have to pay off your balance right away, there will not be a minimum payment option available. The highlights of the credit card are as follows:

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[ANALYSIS] CIBC Aventura Visa Infinite Card

Even though CIBC is not completely losing Aeroplan, it will only be a matter of time probably before they are fully separated from Aeroplan. So CIBC is preparing for life without Aeroplan by ramping up its own program called Aventura. CIBC currently has a 30,000 sign up bonus points promotion that ends on December 31, 2013. The regular sign up bonus is 15,000.