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Episode 84 - October 20, 2021
See who Canada chose as their favourite credit cards and loyalty programs

In this episode we reveal the winners of Canada's Choice! These are our awards for the best credit card and loyalty programs in Canada as voted on by Canadians! The results are in and we are pleased to present them to you here. For some categories there are no surprises while we were definitely surprised by some others! Listen in the find all the details!

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Past Episodes

Episode 83 - October 4, 2021 Big changes coming to the AIR MILES program - find all the details here!

In this episode we take a look at the changes AIR MILES are making to their program. From enhanced flight redemptions, new methods for earning more miles, extra credit card benefits and more. We cover it all in this Podcast episode.

Episode 82 - August 24, 2021 How the best credit card in Canada was made even better

In this episode we take a deep dive into the best credit card in Canada - that is best travel rewards credit card which also happens to be the best cash back card in Canada and how the most recent changes to it made it even better.

Episode 81 - July 5, 2021 Why Hybrid Rewards Credit Cards are the best bet for most Canadians

In this episode we look why Hybrid Credit Cards are a favourite of Rewards Canada and why they are the best bet for most Canadians! We answer what a Hybrid Card is, why they are the best and look at the hybrid card options that are available in our market!

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

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!

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!

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