Rewards Canada's Tips & Tricks

Last Updated on February 17, 2023

Here you will find links to all of Rewards Canada's Tips & Tricks articles, blog posts, features and more. By using these you will be reaping the benefits of More Miles More Points More Rewards before you know it! Note: this content page has just been updated to our new look with some of the more popular topics. Be sure to check back frequently as there will be more articles added on an ongoing basis.

Top 5 Credit Cards

 Tips & Tricks Highlights:

Best Travel Rewards Points
The 5 Best Travel Rewards Points Currencies for Canadians

These points and miles provide the most value and flexibility when it comes to travel

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10 Great Marriott Hotels
10 great hotels in Canada to use your Marriott Amex free night award at

Use your anniversary free night for stays at these great hotels

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Business Class Lounge
Rewards Canada's Guide to Business Class Lounge Access (2023)

Find out how you can access business class lounges around the globe without flying in Business or First Class. Now updated for 2023!

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Points Earning Machine
How to pick a Points Earning Machine

Do you have a Points Earning Machine in your wallet? If not, here's our guide to picking the right one(s) so that you can rack up the most points possible

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Amex International Airline Program
An unsung benefit that provides big savings on premium travel with major airlines as well as WestJet economy class!

Also known as IAP, this benefit provides discounts for flying on some of the world's best airlines in premium cabins but it also provides discounts for economy class tickets on WestJet!

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Top 5 Mastercards to use at Costco

Use one of these 5 cards to ensure you are getting the best returns at Costco

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RBC Avion Visa
How to maximize value out of the RBC Avion Airline Award Chart

The Avion airline award chart let's you redeem fixed amount of points towards flights. Learn how to maximize your value in those redemptions

Learn how here
Airline Fees
Credit cards that help you avoid those dreaded airline fees

Bag fees, seat selection fees, you name it unless you are flying on a more expensive ticket you can expect to pay for extras. Here are some ways to alleviate those fees

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Aeroplan Cards
Which credit card earns the most Aeroplan Points?

Find out which cards earn the most Aeroplan points across a variety of credit card spend categories. You may be surprised here...

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Top 5 Credit Cards

 Loyalty Lessons:

Loyalty Lesson Earn Points on Lounge Visits
Loyalty Lesson: Earn points
on your airport lounge visits
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Credit Card Spending Caps explained
Loyalty Lesson: Credit Card Spending Caps Explained
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National Bank World Elite Mastercard
Loyalty Lesson: The revamped National Bank World Elite Mastercard is good but….
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First card
Loyalty Lesson: The first points & miles credit card you should get

Find out which card here
5x points lesson
When earning 5x points isn't the same as earning 5x points - a loyalty lesson

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Amex Cobalt
Loyalty Lesson: Is a 30% return on credit card spending possible? Yes, it sure is!

Find out how here
Hybrid cards
Loyalty Lesson: Why hybrid rewards credit cards are the best bet for most Canadians

Find out why here
RBC Avion Visa Infinite
There is one very popular travel rewards credit card in Canada that is due for a major overhaul
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 More tips and tricks:

Credit Cards for Everyday spending
The top credit cards for everyday non-bonused category spending

Here we look at the best cards to use for spending that doesn't fall into the typical bonus categories like groceries, gas, etc.

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Scotia Platinum American Express Card
Why you shouldn't overlook the Scotiabank Platinum American Express Card

A sleeping giant in our market, the card fills a spot perfectly between Premium cards that offer less benefits and other Ultra Premium cards that charge higher annual fees.

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Amex Platinum
How to maximize the elite status benefits from The Platinum Card from American Express

9 Hotel Elite Statuses, 4 Car Rental Elite Statuses, 1 Cruise Line Elite Status and counting

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Flair Airlines
Four credit cards that can make flying with Flair Airlines even cheaper!

In this blog post we take a look at how you make flying Canada's biggest Ultra Low Cost Carrier even cheaper

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Loyalty Cards
What happens to points & miles when a person passes away?

Some programs make it easy to transfer points to a beneficiary or family member while others state points or miles are forfeited upon death

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Canada's Top 10 Credit Cards for Dining

The best of the best for those who like to eat out, get take out or have their food delivered

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Why my wife and I each grabbed our own WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercards

Family of four or more? Travel in large groups? Find out why it can be beneficial for you and your partner to each get your own card

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Business Class Lounge
Which airline miles & hotel points can you earn on your card spending

Airline & Hotel loyalty programs that you can earn miles or points in with Canadian Credit Cards

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Credit Card Spend Requirement
What you actually have to spend to get some of the best credit card welcome bonus offers

Some cards give you the bonus right away, others may take a year with a lot of spending!

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Expiry and Inactivity Rules of Canadian & International Loyalty Programs

Learn the expiry and inactivity rules of all the popular Canadian and International loyalty programs!

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Guide to Credit Card Cash Back Liquidity

Here we take a look at how quickly or how easily you can access your credit card points, miles or cash back

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The True Value in Reward Redemptions

What is a good value when you redeem your points or miles for an award? The answer will surprise you.

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To diversify or not to diversify - that is the question

Should you diversify your loyalty program portfolio?

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A look at the business class redemption feature for the CIBC Aventura Visa Infinite Privilege Card - it offers up to a 7.5% return!

A not so well known redemption option that should really be getting more coverage

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Maximize your Miles & Points

Here are 9 tips to help you earn more miles and points in your travel rewards programs!

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