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How Is Cashback Profitable for Credit Card Companies?

Today we feature Michael, who is an economics major with a passion for finance management and helping you find your way through the intricate modern financial system. He also enjoys travelling and pursuing...

Time for Cash Back?

The longer this pandemic (COVID-19) drags on, the more some people may be wondering whether they should take a pause with earning airline miles or hotel points. So what’s the alternative? Cash Back? If...

Government Quarantines People with COVID-19 in Hotels

Disclaimer: The point of this post is to keep the idea more open-ended so that more people (government, hospitals, saving jobs, infected people, etc.) can benefit. If you do not think that this is a good...

Is it Time for a New Credit Card?

Pointshogger reader, Danielle, from Fintel Connect, sent us a very relevant question: “Is this the time for a new credit card?”  We will respond to this with a short and long answer below....

There has to be Something Else to Write About!

Hey Everyone, I hope that everyone is safe at home. We are writing this post in a letter format hoping that it feels a little more personable. With the travel industry coming to a virtual halt and daily...

COVID-19 Updates for Canadians

We created a tab on the menu bar for the most recent COVID-19 updates on as many relevant loyalty programs that affect Canadians.  Since the page will be continually updated, you may not see a snap shot...

Miles and Points Strategy While Staying at Home

There are probably a lot of topics that I will be introducing in this post that probably merit a more full blown post. If there is something that you would like me to elaborate on, please let us know in...

Will Loyalty Companies go Bankrupt?

Pointshogger reader asked a great question in the comment section of our post: Loyalty Program COVID-19 Updates: “Hi Matt – do you think a frequent flyer program like Aeroplan is at risk of going...

My Miles and Points Strategy Going Forward

With so much negativity out there about the coronavirus, I will try my best to keep things positive. When things are down, I can tell you that one thing I do right away is to plan a strategy to anticipate...

With Travel Grounded, Time to Switch to Cash Back?

It’s been a while since I last posted, part of it was because of my busy schedule, but a bigger part of it is that I have had trouble finding a topic to write about. The reason I had trouble finding...

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Pointshogger aims to provide analysis and updates on earning loyalty reward points and maximizing the value of your points. We hope to inspire our readers to experience the joy of travel and make the most out of what they've already got!

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