Reader Question

[READER QUESTION] Thoughts on PCR Tests on Arrival in Canada

There seems to be a lot of controversy regarding the PCR tests that airlines passengers must take on arrival in Canada. I thought it’s time for me to share my thoughts on this matter.

Arrival Testing Rules

First off, let’s go over some of the current rules and advisories in place, found on the Canadian government website:

Top 5 Miles and Points Tips

This post was inspired by the announcement from Hyatt about on and off-peak point redemption for free nights. More and more airline and hotel reward programs are moving towards dynamic reward pricing. Basically, during what is considered high-season, you will notice that it will cost more miles or points to redeem for a free flight or night. While, during low-season, the same hotel room or airline flight will cost less rewards. In some cases, you will also see standard pricing, which is neither high nor low. Conversely, it used to cost the same number of points for a free hotel room regardless of the day of the year.


[READER QUESTION] Thoughts on Airline Cash Refunds (Props to Flair Airlines)

Today’s post was inspired by one of our readers who suggested that we write more posts regarding the following idea: “Let’s get a bit bold and post articles making airlines accountable for their actions”. This seems like an interesting idea, thanks for your suggestion Ismail! 

No Refunds, Credits Only?

Updated “Understanding Credit Cards” Due to Changing Times

We generally have 2 types of article, posts (more date sensitive) and pages (more up to date information). Posts are what we publish regularly that is date stamped. So the information provided in the post, is date sensitive. However, the ongoing updated pages are found on the menu bar. These pages are updated regularly, so you will not see the historic information, as they are deleted once updated.

A week ago, we updated our Pointshogger 101 page, which is really the first page that we recommend new people to read. The second page to read is the “Understanding Credit Cards” page. After reading these two pages and establishing some foundation, the main posts will make a lot more sense.

Updated Pointshogger 101 Due to Changing Times

With all that’s been happening in the world and more specifically in the rewards industry, it was time to revamp our Pointshogger 101 page.


You may have noticed a theme on our site, ever so often, there are so changes to the industry. So keeping up with the changes is an ongoing topic. Here are some of our previous posts that highlighted a milestone in the industry: