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How To Use Air Canada Aeroplan Miles

For the less familiar, Aeroplan is the once spun-off but now recently-acquired loyalty program for Air Canada. So if you are earning Air Canada miles, you are actually accumulating miles with Aeroplan.  I know many bemoan the devaluations we've seen…

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Filed Under: Advice, Air Canada
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Best Cash Back Cards [2019]

Recently, I've been thinking more and more about how to leverage the use of cash back cards for travel. Sure, some people simply want a cash back card because they're not interested in travel but that's clearly not who I am -- and, I doubt many of you…

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Filed Under: Credit Cards
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Amex Business Gold Vs. SimplyCash Plus: Points Or Perks?

When comparing The Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express to the SimplyCash® Plus Business Credit Card from American Express, it really comes down to what matters most to you -- points or cash back. Both cards come with a variety of bonus categories…

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Filed Under: American Express, Credit Cards
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First Thoughts On The New Capital One Transfer Partners

Capital One set the miles and points world ablaze this week with the announcement of a new flexible points program that will take effect in early December. Rather than the 1:1 transfers that are the industry standard in the U.S., transfers will process…

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Filed Under: Awards, Capital One
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The World of Hyatt Credit Card: What You Need To Know

When Chase launched a new version of The World of Hyatt Credit Card in June 2018, I was skeptical that it would be much of an improvement. In fact, I somewhat expected them to take away some benefit that most of us really enjoyed. We'd already seen Chase…

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Filed Under: Chase, Credit Cards
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Best Cards For Gas Stations [2018]

Whether you're constantly on the road to visit client sites, suffering through a long commute or schlepping around kids to any number of events -- sorry, mom, fuel costs can certainly add up quickly. If you drive a Tesla, your car is better than mine…

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Chase Freedom Unlimited: In-Depth Review

There's something about earning 1X point per dollar on any purchase that just makes me sad. Yes, there's always the standard 2% cash back card option -- certainly, a good play for some folks -- but points are my game and I want to earn lots of them.…

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Filed Under: Chase, Credit Cards
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Chase Freedom: In-Depth Review

For miles and points enthusiasts, the Chase Freedom® just might be the most popular supplementary card on the market. It's definitely a fan favorite of those who want to earn Chase Ultimate Rewards points. While the card on its own is a cash back card,…

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Filed Under: Chase, Credit Cards
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Big-Spend Bonuses: Everything You Need To Know

When it comes to evaluating the benefits of credit cards, most of my focus is on the welcome bonus and the bonus categories for continued earning. I fully recognize that there are a number of valuable benefits such as trip delay insurance -- I've used…

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Filed Under: Advice, Credit Cards
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Barclaycard Arrival Plus: An Easy Way To Cover Travel Expenses

In March 2018, Barclays stopped accepting applications for the Barclaycard Arrival® Plus World Elite Mastercard® (see terms). This coincided with the ramp up to the launch of the Barclays Arrival® Premier World Elite Mastercard® (see terms) and Barclays'…

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Filed Under: Credit Cards
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Best Credit Cards For Earning Hyatt Points

When I talk with folks who are new to using credit cards to earn miles and points, I regularly see people assume that to earn hotel points, one needs a hotel credit card. Yes, this might be the case in some circumstances but not always. Tiffany and Ed…

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Filed Under: Chase, Credit Cards
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Citi Premier℠ Card: In-Depth Review

The flexible points market is pretty competitive these days -- though, I wouldn't mind if Barclays or Capital One really invested in it. However, of the three big players -- American Express, Chase and Citi, I bet Membership Rewards points and Ultimate…

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Amex Offers: A Complete Guide

From the moment I started using miles and points to travel, it was readily apparent that many of the people who love award travel and flight deals really just love deals of any kind. With this in mind, the obsession with Amex Offers made complete sense.…

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Filed Under: American Express, Credit Cards
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Maximizing American Miles With Credit Card Bonuses

If you read my rundown on the best credit cards for earning American AAdvantage miles, you already have a good understanding of how to take advantage of bonus categories on your everyday spending. However, we all know that the welcome bonus that comes…

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Filed Under: American, Citi