Reader Meetup in Toronto

Edit: Slots are now all full. Thanks for reading! I’ll be hanging out with a couple of miles/points friends in downtown Toronto tomorrow. If you want to join us Sunday night (Feb 5), please send me an email. Space is limited – priority given to people I’ve heard from before and PointsU attendees. I highly…

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American Express Gold Card Welcome Bonus Increased to 30,000 Points!

American Express is my favourite issuer in Canada, and while people are complaining that they’re tightening up against churners, I actually don’t mind given that their rewards programs and customer service is just so strong. They offer four Membership Rewards Cards worth getting: American Express Business Platinum Card: Get up to 75,000 Membership Rewards Points!…

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NO GOING TO A TICKET OFFICE NECESSARY: GARUDA 90% DISCOUNT FIRST CLASS AWARD TICKETED!

Garuda Indonesia ran a promotion literally for one day where First and Business Class awards were 90% off. A flight from Amsterdam/London to Jakarta would be 19,000 miles in First Class. This was the lowest price I have ever seen for any business or first class ticket publicly available, by a huge margin. However, this…

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Tumi Carry-On for $200! WOW!

During Black Friday/Cyber Monday, Amazon Canada was heavily discounting certain pieces of Tumi luggage. It seems like they’ve now brought back a variation of this promotion, with Tumi Carry-On bags discounted up to 80% off the retail price! My friends rave about Tumi’s superb quality and customer service, so these are great bags. Right now I’m…

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Redeem Alaska Miles on Japan Airlines!

Alaska Airlines has one of my favourite airline programs, as MileagePlan miles are incredibly valuable. Earning Alaska Miles Since Alaska miles are incredibly valuable, it’s not a surprise that both cards available to Canadians are one of the best. The MBNA Alaska Airlines MasterCard comes with a signup bonus of 25,000 miles with first purchase, as…

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