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Happy 10 Year Anniversary Pointshogger!

ByByMattOct 21, 2023

Since the beginning of 2023, we really started contemplating whether this 10 year anniversary post was going to be our last. As the year went on, it really felt like Pointshogger was coming to an end. But more on this…

[DISCONTINUED] HSBC Canada Credit Cards

ByByMattOct 15, 2023

I really did not see this one coming. We were aware of RBC purchasing HSBC Canada for almost a year now. The hope was that they would do something like TD did when they purchased MBNA Canada back in 2011.…

[INTERVIEW] New Booking Platform with AIR MILES Travel

ByByMattOct 14, 2023

We continue our 10 year celebration interview series with Jason Beales, Chief Strategy and Commercial Officer at AIR MILES, who will discuss the new changes to their Travel booking platform. Thank you so much for taking the time to answer…

[INTERVIEW] CIBC Enhances Aventura Rewards

ByByMattOct 13, 2023

Today, we are featuring Megan Jones, Vice President of Card Product Development & Benefits Strategy at CIBC, who will share with us how they simplifyed the Aventura Rewards program. Thank you Megan for taking the time to answer our questions…

Credit Cards which offer Free Airport Lounge Access (updated October 12, 2023)

ByByMattOct 12, 2023

Travel has really spiked in 2023, compared to the past 3 years. As a result, there has been lots of complaints about overcrowding in airport lounges. Part of the reason is the free lounge access that people can receive just…

Earn 5x the Aeroplan points during Amazon Prime Big Deal Days

ByByMattOct 11, 2023

In celebration of Amazon Prime Big Deal Days (October 10 and 11, 2023), Aeroplan members can earn 5x the points when shopping at eligible Amazon categories via the Aeroplan eStore. Furthermore, there is a discount when redeeming for Aeroplan points…

[DISCONTINUED] RBC Cathay Pacific Visa Platinum

ByByMattOct 11, 2023

Back on Canada Day (July 1, 2023), I provided an update on my 2023 wish list. One of the items was hoping to see the introduction of either a new co-branded airline or hotel loyalty credit card. Instead, today, we…

[PROMOTION] 25% Bonus Transfer to Marriott Bonvoy

ByByMattOct 10, 2023

The Canada American Express Membership Rewards program is offering a 25% transfer bonus to Marriott Bonvoy. Below are the highlights of how the offer works: Date: between October 1, 2023 until November 30, 2023 Minimum transfer requirement: 1,000 Membership Rewards…

Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for…

ByByMattOct 9, 2023

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving! It’s been 4 years since we last wrote a Thanksgiving post (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014). It used to be an annual post where I listed items that I am most thankful for in the rewards industry! Let’s get back…

[PROMOTION] 30% Transfer Bonus to British Airways Avios

ByByMattOct 6, 2023

RBC is one again offering a 30% transfer bonus to British Airways’ Executive Club. This offer has been running every 6 months ago lately. Conversion bonuses are an amazing way to boost account balances without any extra cost or effort…

[PROMOTION] Save up to 40% with VIA Rail

ByByMattOct 4, 2023

As we approach Canada’s Thanksgiving (every second Monday of October), VIA Rail is calling it Canadian Black Friday! Passengers can save up to 40% off bookings made between October 3, 2023 and October 10, 2023. It is simple enough, on…

Earn up to 12,000 Points with Air Canada Vacations

ByByMattOct 3, 2023

Air Canada Vacationers can now earn up to 12,000 extra Aeroplan points per member on select vacation packages (a combination of flight and hotel). There are some requirements to keep in mind. Here are the highlights: A minimum 7-night stay…

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