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[ANALYSIS] MBNA Alaska Airlines MasterCard

ByByMattDec 5, 2013

I have not seen too much advertisement on this hidden gem, the MNBA Alaska Airlines MasterCard. The highlights of this credit card are: $75 annual fee Earn 25,000 points upon approval Earn 3 points for every $1 spent on Alaska Airlines…

[ANALYSIS] Shoppers Optimum

ByByMattDec 4, 2013

Many Pointshogging readers have asked for a post about the Shoppers Optimum program, so here it is! If you shop at Shoppers Drug Mart (or Pharmaprix in Quebec), even just a few times a year, you better have the card in…

[ANALYSIS] Delta SkyMiles World MasterCard

ByByMattDec 3, 2013

I feel that the Delta SkyMiles World MasterCard has been flying under the radar in Canada, so I thought that I would give it a moment to shine. A big reason why I like Delta SkyMiles is because their points…

[ANALYSIS] PC Plus (Part 1)

ByByMattDec 2, 2013

Several Pointshogger readers have inquired about the Loblaws has a loyalty program called PC Plus to earn PC points. This is a relatively newly revamped points program. You can use the PC Plus card to collect points at the following stores:…

[TRAVEL] A Sad Devaluation Story (Air Canada)

ByByMattDec 1, 2013

Air Canada continues to push away customers with its high prices, high fuel surcharges and devaluation of its Altitude program. There are those who predict that Aeroplan and Air Canada will cease its partnership, especially with the Altitude program in…

[PROMOTIONS] Air Miles, Aeroplan, Shoppers Optimum (expired)

ByByMattNov 30, 2013

Until December 4, 2013, you can earn up to 10x the points if you shop online at the Air Miles Shop. Just remember to buy things that are already on sale anyway. I wouldn’t overpay for something for the sake…

Beware of: Chase Best Buy Reward Zone Visa

ByByMattNov 29, 2013

Chase Canada credit cards are known for waiving its foreign transaction fees, which can be extremely valuable if you travel abroad a lot However, Chase does actually have one exception, the Chase Best Buy Reward Zone Visa credit card. Yesterday,…

[ANALYSIS] MBNA Rewards World Elite MasterCard

ByByMattNov 29, 2013

Several Pointshogger readers have asked about the MBNA Rewards World Elite MasterCard, which allows you to earn MBNA reward points. So here is a review, below are the highlights of the credit card: $89 annual fee (waived for the first…

Top No Annual Fee Credit Cards (other than cash back)

ByByMattNov 28, 2013

I previously wrote about the top “cash” back no annual fee credit cards in Canada. Below are the top other types of no annual fee credit cards. Keep in mind that these credit cards are specific to a loyalty program.…

[PROMOTIONS] IHG Rewards, Aeroplan, Bentley (expired)

ByByMattNov 27, 2013

Between November November 24, 2013 and December 2 2013, IHG Rewards is offering a 50% bonus when you purchase their points. We’ve seen the 100% bonus points promotion before, but if you have a specific rewards redemption that you have…

[PROMOTION] 1,200 Bonus Air Miles (expired)

ByByMattNov 26, 2013

This limited offer expires on November 30, 2013 giving you 1,200 bonus Air Miles points. This card normally offers only a 500 point sign up bonus. If you are still thinking about signing up, keep the deadline in mind. The highlights…

[HOTEL] Expiry Policies (November 25, 2013)

ByByMattNov 25, 2013

The question usually is, do we just pay for the cheapest option out there or do we want to bank all our points into one account? Often times, we do not even want to collect hotel loyalty points because of…

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