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[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…

Survey Programs

ByByMattNov 24, 2013

Joining survey programs is a great way to boost your points balance. They are time consuming and you’re only really earning a few dollars an hour in terms of hourly wage. I enjoy doing surveys myself anyway, so I’m happy…

Rundown of WestJet Rewards (updated November 23, 2013)

ByByMattNov 23, 2013

WestJet has a program called WestJet Rewards. I feel that WestJet is a very underrated company, mainly because it does not fly overseas, aside from Central America. In terms of its rewards program, 1 WestJet dollar equals to $1 towards a…

[ANALYSIS] Capital One Aspire Travel World vs. TD First Class Travel Visa Infinite Card

ByByMattNov 22, 2013

There seems to be a lot of advertisements on the TD First Class Travel Visa Infinite Card, so I thought I’d give an analysis on this card. Below are the highlights of the credit card: TD First Class Travel Visa…

[HOTEL REVIEW] Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront (Kingston, Ontario)

ByByMattNov 21, 2013

I recently stayed at the Holiday Inn Waterfront in Kingston, Ontario. This was a “Mattress Run” for me because I wanted to maintain my Gold status with IHG Rewards Club, and I wanted to cash in on The Big Win promotion.…

[ANALYSIS] American Express Platinum Card

ByByMattNov 20, 2013

If there is one absolute best Canadian travel credit card out there, the American Express Platinum Card might be it. The catch is, it is only the best credit card if you maximize all the perks. This card earns you…

[PROMOTION] VIA Rail (expired on November 26, 2013)

ByByMattNov 19, 2013

VIA Rail is at it again. This time, some of the trips are even cheaper than last time, notably the Toronto – Montreal trip is $27 this time instead of $29 last time. You will however have to travel within…

[PROMOTIONS] BMO Credit Cards (expired)

ByByMattNov 19, 2013

A few days ago, we wrote about the BMO World Elite MasterCard. Now we are going to mention about a few other BMO credit card promotions that end on January 31, 2014. The following credit cards have an additional bonus…

Paying $25 for Popcorn at the Movies

ByByMattNov 18, 2013

Recently, I went to the movies with my girlfriend and I paid nearly $25 for popcorn ($24.85 to be exact, but let’s round it up). Needless to say, she flipped out! Here’s how it went down. The last 4 times…

[PROMOTION] IHG Rewards Club Flash Sale (November 18 to November 20, 2014) (expired)

ByByMattNov 17, 2013

The IHG Rewards Club will its third social flash sale for 48-hours on November 18, 2013. The sale gives members between 25% to 75% off reservations for reward stays between November 20 – December 20, 2013. This promotion is different…

[ANALYSIS] Scotia Momentum VISA Infinite Card

ByByMattNov 16, 2013

Here’s an analysis on the Scotia Momentum VISA Infinite Card. The highlights of the card are as follows: $99 annual fee (waived if you apply before March 31, 2014) $30 for a supplementary cardholder Earn 4% cash back on gas…

[ANALYSIS] BMO World Elite MasterCard

ByByMattNov 15, 2013

Between September 24, 2013 and March 3, 2014, BMO is waiving its annual fee on the BMO World Elite MasterCard. Here are the highlights of the card: $150 annual fee (waived the first year if you apply between September 24,…

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