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Episode 80 - June 7, 2021
How to earn bonus miles and points on travel, shopping and credit cards

This episode is sponsored by the HSBC World Elite® Mastercard®

In this episode we look at all the steps is takes to earn those coveted bonus miles and points from promotions being offered from airlines, hotels, car rental companies and credit cards. From how to find the offers, to registering and how to chase after them if they don't post. This How To episode guides you in your quest to earning the most points and miles on all your travels, shopping and credit cards!

Earn up to 70,000 Points ($350 travel value) PLUS a full annual fee rebate for the Primary Cardholder for the first year with the HSBC World Elite® Mastercard®. Must apply by September 27, 2021. Conditions Apply. Learn more here.

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How to earn bonus miles and points on travel, shopping and credit cards
Bonus offers section of Rewards Canada
Earning Stories: Starwood Preferred Guest - 45,946 Starpoints for one stay by utilizing several promotions

HSBC World Elite® Mastercard® Top No FX Fee Credit Card

HSBC World Elite® Mastercard®

Top No Foreign Transaction Fee Credit Card for 2023
Earn up to 80,000 Points* PLUS a full annual fee rebate for the Primary Cardholder for the first year*

Primary Cardholder Annual Fee: $149 (1st year annual fee rebate*) | Authorized User Annual Fee: $0 Per Card | Annual interest rate: 20.99% on purchases and 22.99% on cash advances and balance transfers. | $80,000 personal or $150,000 household annual income

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Special offer: Earn up to 80,000 points* ($400 travel value) PLUS a full annual fee rebate for the primary cardholder for the first year* ($149 value) and receive a $100 annual travel enhancement credit*. Must apply by May 31, 2023. Conditions apply.

• Welcome bonus of 20,000 points* ($100 travel value)
• Earn 10,000 points* each month when you spend at least $1,000 each month for the first 6 months of account opening (up to $300 travel value)
• First year annual fee rebate for the primary cardholder* ($149)
• Receive a $100 annual travel enhancement credit*

• With the HSBC World Elite Mastercard you earn 6 points for $1 in Net Purchases which are Travel Purchases, 4 Points for $1 in Net Purchases that are Gas, Grocery and Drugstore Purchases and 2 Points for $1 in Net Purchases, other than Travel, Gas, Grocery and Drugstore Purchases.
• Save on all your foreign currency purchases (even online) with no additional foreign currency conversion charges.
• Enjoy maximum flexibility and redeem your Points on your terms for:

• Travel
• Gift cards and valuable merchandise
• Financial rewards
• Rewards for miles

*Terms and Conditions apply
®/TM Mastercard and World Elite are registered trademarks, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated. Used pursuant to licence

This offer is only available to residents of Canada other than the province of Quebec (Quebec residents eligible for separate offer)


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Past Episodes

Episode 79 - April 23, 2021 Converting the Air Canada Buddy Pass to Aeroplan Points & Plaza Premium Lounge set to leave Priority Pass & LoungeKey

In this episode we bring you the latest news surrounding the unadvertised option to convert Air Canada Buddy Passes received from several Aeroplan co-brand credit cards to Aeroplan points (it's good news!). Then we move into the not so good news of one of the largest third party airport lounge operators, Plaza Premium, deciding to leave the Priority Pass and LoungeKey lounge access programs

Episode 78 - March 23, 2021 A look at some of the exciting new hotels opening in Canada this year!

In this episode we look at some of the exciting new hotels that are set to open in Canada this year. In a year where most Canadians will be staying in Canada for their travels staying at a new local hotel can make for an awesome staycation. We highlight a handful of hotels from the 29 properties that are set to open from Hilton, Hyatt, IHG and Marriott that should be on your list if you do want to check out some place new! Scroll down for links to the topics in the episode.

Episode 77 - February 27, 2021 BMO, What are you doing?

In this episode we discuss all the changes BMO Bank of Montreal is making to more than a half dozen cards they issue. One change is the bright light shining through an opening in an otherwise overcast sky. We discuss all the changes the good, the bad and the ugly. We delve into how their new eclipse Visa cards are being devalued less than six months after being introduced and how all the other BMO cards are affected. We quickly jump into what it means for our market and now promise to have future podcasts with a happier news!

Episode 76 - January 29, 2021 Canada's Top Travel Rewards Credit Cards for 2021

It's that time of year again! Time for our annual travel rewards credit card rankings. In this 13th edition of the rankings we take a look at using your cards to rack up the best points and miles for travel down the road. We delve into the top overall cards, the best travel points cards, no fee cards, as well as hybrid and airline cards. Plus we add a new category this year - Ultra Premium credit cards. Listen in to find to find out all the details behind Canada's most trusted rankings! View the full rankings here.

Episode 75 - January 8, 2021: 2021 Loyalty & travel outlook, predictions & trends with special guest Points, Miles & Bling's Anshul Singh

In this the first episode for 2021 Patrick is joined by special guest Anshul Singh of Points, Miles & Bling. Based in Ottawa Anshul is well known in the world of points and miles in Canada. He's famous for his weekly virtual meet ups with bloggers, experts and others from around the world. Anshul and Patrick discuss what travel may look like in 2021, what else we will see from the new Aeroplan program this year, Alaska Airlines joining oneworld and the effects it will have on the Mileage Plan program, what to expect in our credit card market and the loyalty programs to keep an eye out for this year!

Episode 74 - December 10, 2020 Discussing the new Aeroplan program with Air Canada's Mark Nasr & Derek Whitworth

Episode 73 - November 23, 2020 Maximizing Black Friday Cyber Monday Shopping Deals and more

Episode 72 - November 10, 2020 The New Air Canada Aeroplan Program

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