Contest Roundup: Adventure Treks, Mexico City, Canada, France

October 3, 2014

Check out the week in travel contests and sweepstakes for your chance to win a trip to Mexico, an adventure trip to either Costa Rica, Machu Picchu, Mont Blanc or Thailand, a cruise through Canada, a chance to see Oprah in Miami or a gastronomic vacation to France. Win a Trip to Mexico City from […]

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Current Aeroplan Bonuses and Promotions

October 26, 2013

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here. Aeroplan, the frequent flyer program of Air Canada, is offering a bunch of potentially lucrative promos with bonus miles flying right and left, so today I thought I’d do a quick post rounding up the current promotions […]

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New Aeroplan and TD Bank Credit Card Partnership

September 18, 2013

I was up in Toronto on Monday filming an appearance on a CTV show called “The Social”, which you can watch there, where I talked about how Canadians can maximize their points and miles, and since then, my mind has been on news from our neighbor to the north since a lot has been going […]

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Maximize Monday: The Best Canadian Credit Cards and Current Deals

September 16, 2013

I’m up in Toronto at the moment for a few media appearances including being a guest on The Social on CTV at 1pm today, so for today’s Maximize Monday post, I thought I’d put together a quick roundup of the best current Canadian credit card offers and other promos and deals. These are not my […]

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(Canada) 50% British Airways Transfer Bonus With Amex Membership Rewards Through March 31

March 1, 2013

I’ve previously written about the differences between the US and Canadian versions of the American Express Membership Rewards programs. In general, the US version is a lot more sophisticated and generous when it comes to the number of transfer partners, the standard transfer ratios as well as transfer bonuses. In fact, there are actually two […]

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Canada Amex Platinum 60,000 Points Sign-Up Bonus

February 11, 2013

Although the current public offer on the Platinum Card from American Express in Canada is 50,000 Membership Rewards points when you make $1,000 in purchases in the first three months, TPG reader Erik points out that there is actually another offer on the card for 60,000 bonus points (if you get referred) when you make […]

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Highest Starwood Canada Amex Signup Bonus Ever: 21,000 Starpoints For Charging $1,000 in First 3 Months

February 2, 2013

Although the sign-up bonus for the Canadian Starwood Amex is usually just a paltry 5,000-10,000 points, last October, the signup bonus for the card hit 15,000 points. Now, however, the Canadian Starwood Preferred Guest credit card from American Express is sweetening the deal with its highest-ever sign-up bonus of 21,000 Starpoints when you spend $1,000 […]

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Today Only: New Air Canada Rouge Double Miles Fare Sale

December 19, 2012

Attention Canadian readers! Air Canada has just launched a new airline within an airline called Air Canada Rouge that is going to service seasonal leisure destinations in Europe and the Caribbean with flights departing daily from Toronto and Montreal beginning July 1, 2013. The airline will fly from Toronto to: Athens Venice Edinburgh Punta Cana […]

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The Top Travel Credit Card Offers for Canadians

December 3, 2012

This morning I’ll be on Canadian news network BNN discussing Canadian credit cards and all the ways Canadians can maximize their points, but I also wanted to provide a quick snapshot of the current credit card deals of the moment that are available north of the border. Although sign up bonuses for cards in the […]

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15,000 Starwood Points For Canadian Amex Until November 12, 2012

October 3, 2012

Update:  The current bonus is now 25,000 points for the American versions of the Starwood Amex business and personal cards after $5,000 spend within the first 6 months. Our poor neighbors to the north in Canada never seem to get the lucrative credit card sign-up bonuses we get here in the US, but at least from time to time […]

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New Canadian Marriott Rewards Premier Visa Card

August 21, 2012

Chase recently launched a Marriott Rewards Premier Visa Card for Canadian residents and while it’s not the most earth-shattering deal (especially compared to their US offers) it does have a bunch of benefits that might make a lot of sense for Canadians. It does not have foreign transaction fees, which is a relatively unique feature in […]

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New Perks for the Delta SkyMiles World MasterCard Canada

June 30, 2012

A lot of the sites out there don’t really pay attention to Canadians but I always try to point out of any offers I can find or that come my way. One of our Canadian readers sent in an email he received about his Delta SkyMiles World MasterCard and some new perks that will be coming […]

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Maximizing the Canadian RBC Avion Redemption Schedule For Travel

June 18, 2012

In a previous post on RBC’s Visa Infinite Avion, TPG contributor Ola briefly described the benefits of the Avion Redemption Schedule. In this post, he elaborates on how it works and how to maximize it. The Redemption Schedule is available exclusively to RBC’s “Avion” brand card holders. Air Travel Redemption Schedule RBC Rewards Points Required […]

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Canadian RBC Visa Infinite Avion Card Review

May 14, 2012

This post comes to us courtesy of a new Canadian TPG Contributor named Ola who tells us about the ins and outs of one of the best credit cards on the market, RBC’s Visa Infinite Avion card, for you Canadian readers looking to maximize your credit card strategy. Brian talked in a previous post about the […]

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50% British Airways Transfer Bonus With Canadian Amex Membership Rewards

May 5, 2012

Earlier this week I wrote about the differences between the US and Canadian versions of the American Express Membership Rewards programs and in general, the US version is more generous when it comes to standard transfer ratios and transfer bonuses. There are only two airline transfer partners at the 1:1 ratio: Air Canada Aeroplan and […]

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Overview: The Canadian American Express Membership Rewards Program

May 1, 2012

Back in February, I wrote about the “Best Canadian Credit Cards for Miles and Points, which prompted a few readers to ask me what exactly the differences are between American Express’ Membership Rewards program in the US and that in Canada, so I thought I’d take a look. You can find out all about the […]

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New 50,000 Avios Bonus For the RBC British Airways Visa Infinite Card

March 2, 2012

I said how much I loved Canada and the variety of credit cards Canadians can take advantage of a couple weeks ago, and those choices have gotten even better with a piece of news I got from a contact at British Airways on Tuesday. The airline is partnering with the Royal Bank of Canada to […]

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Best Canadian Credit Cards for Miles and Points

February 8, 2012

I love Canada. I used to make near weekly business trips to Montreal and Toronto in my old job and nowadays there are many Canadian TPG readers – many of whom sit idly on the side as we gorge ourselves on mega credit card bonuses here in the US. While we are accustomed to 50,000 […]

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Destination of the Week: Whistler, BC

January 13, 2012

For the second installment of our new Destination of the Week Series (the first was last week’s on Park City), we continue with ski destinations in honor of the winter weather we hope will eventually come to the U.S. and provide fantastic skiing for alpine enthusiasts. In the meantime, we heard from a bunch of […]

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