SPG AMEX Bonus Increased!

One of my favourite credit cards, the Starwood Preferred Guest Personal and Business American Express, has a new improved signup bonus! In Canada, there are two varieties of the SPG AMEX: Starwood Preferred Guest Personal Credit Card Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card Until Oct 18, 2017, you can earn 25,000 Bonus SPG Points on each card after spending $1,500…

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A No Foreign Transaction Fee Credit Card with No Annual Fee!

My favourite cards for everyday spend are either the American Express Platinum or Business Platinum Card. They both earn 1.25 points per dollar transferrable to Aeroplan or Avios, and you can earn up 60,000 to 75,000 points respectively, after applying for those cards and completing minimum spend. However, nearly all Canadian Credit Cards have fees on…

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Best Flight Redemptions with SPG

While I strongly recommend against hoarding miles, SPG are an exception. SPG Points are one the most valuable currencies because of their flexibility. One of the reasons is because you can transfer SPG at a 1:1 ratio to airline miles. In addition, you earn a 25% bonus for every increment of 20,000 points. Earning SPG Points…

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Redeem Aeroplan for Flights with Fewer Fees

As I’ve said previously, my strategy now for collecting Aeroplan miles is to utilize American Express cards. This is because they have the option to transfer to Aeroplan, but other partners as well depending on how things go. These four charge cards earn Membership Rewards points, transferrable to Aeroplan: American Express Business Platinum Card: Get up to 75,000…

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