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Tips & Tricks Updated on February 22, 2017

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Making the most of your miles & points Credit Cards Loyalty Program Benefits & More

Maximize your Miles & Points

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

Why proprietary credit card reward programs are the best option for most Canadians

As much as Canadians love their reward programs there are two universal truths: a.) It takes too long to accumulate meaningful points and b.) There are never enough flights available when you want to travel.

Rewards Canada's Guide to Business Class Lounge Access

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

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.

Not all Travel Points and Hybrid Credit Cards are created equal

Many credit cards are often marketed as the 'any airline, any seat, no blackout cards' but for some of them there is more to it and isn't really that simple.

Elite Status Offers

Our listing of elite status earning bonuses, status matches and more. Your fast track to those much coveted benefits!

To diversify or not to diversify - that is the question.

Should you diversify your loyalty program portfolio?

The Top 5 Credit Cards for Earning Points and Miles

Here are Rewards Canada’a top 5 picks for just earning points and miles - we don’t look at anything else that these cards offer

When and why secondary loyalty programs can prove to be valuable

Expiry and Inactivity Rules of Canadian Loyalty Programs

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

Travel Reward Credit Card Medical Insurance Coverage

Find out which cards offer Out of Province Medical Insurance Coverage, for how long and how old you are!

Reminder: Always register for promotions as soon as you learn about them

Utilizing British Airways' Executive Club for flights in North America

You can travel with as little as $5,000 in credit card spend!

Which Card Earns the Most Aeroplan Miles

Find out which cards earn the most Aeroplan miles for everyday credit card spending.

Flying Canadian North? Remember that you can do a rare mileage earning double dip!

5 Tips to Avoid or Mitigate Fuel Surcharges on Award Tickets

Some programs like Aeroplan & Air Miles are
pegged for their high fees. Learn how to
avoid them.

Choosing a Travel Rewards Credit Card

Rewards Canada's guide to helping you pick the right travel rewards credit card.

Working the Choice Hotels Canada bonuses of 1,000 and 5,000 bonus points

Options outside of Aeroplan and Air Miles. Part 1: Frequent Flyer Programs

Credit cards that help you avoid those dreaded airline fees

How do you go about saving yourself some money by avoiding those fees? The good news is that some credit cards in the Canadian market will cover these fees being dished out by the airlines.


Options outside of Aeroplan and Air Miles. Part 2: Credit Card Programs

Options outside of Aeroplan and Air Miles. Part 2: Credit Card Programs


Options outside of Aeroplan and Air Miles. Part 3: Hotel Frequent Guest Programs

Why we haven't seen
No Forex fees take off

Why 'no foreign transaction fees'
hasn't proliferated in the Canadian
credit card market


Air Miles accumulation changes at Shell for gas purchases and tips on how to get around the downgrade!

Small Business Advice - Three Smart Ways to Use Year-End Reward Points

One area of the balance sheet that can produce a positive year-end surprise is the annual credit card statement and specifically the total number of reward points earned by the small business


When and why secondary loyalty programs can prove to be valuable

Top 5 Mastercard Cards to use at Costco

Now that we are in 2015, American Express is gone from Costco Canada stores and Mastercard is in.

Top 6 tips for maximizing miles on your holiday shopping

The First Steps in Choosing a Travel Rewards Card


Reminder: Always register for promotions as soon as you learn about them

2015: The Year Credit Card Rewards Come Crashing Down to Earth?


How you can easily get a free flight between Toronto and Dublin, Ireland (pre taxes/fees) or 4 flights for $240+fees

What happens to miles/points when you cancel your credit card


Any other family travellers frustrated with hotel suites?

Credit Card Showdown: mbna SmartCash World Mastercard vs. American Express SimplyCash Card


Why aren't you using a rewards credit card?

Which credit cards can be used to cover award ticket taxes, fees and surcharges?


Top 4 Coalition Reward Program Credit Cards


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


10 great Marriott Hotels in Canada to use your anniversary free night award from the Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card


Membership Rewards Use Points for Purchases explained


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


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

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


Why The Platinum Card from American Express is the best card to use for booking WestJet flights

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