Maximizing Chase Ultimate Rewards for Trips to the Caribbean

Earlier this year, Chase introduced a new credit card. The Chase Sapphire Reserve Card has gained considerable hype in the small time it has been around for. New cardholders are entitled to a sign-up bonus worth 100,000 Ultimate Rewards points. The dollar value for this bonus amounts to a minimum of $1,500 on redemption when used directly. However, if...

9 SPG Properties that Make for Awesome Award Redemptions

Like I have mentioned countless times before, there are a number of ways to redeem Starpoints for great value. In case you’re looking for great value accommodation, take a look at my list. When compiling this list, my primary focus to determine best value properties for Starpoints redemption was on the following aspects: Property category The average revenue rates ...

Earn Up To Thrice The Points With Expedia+ Rewards Program

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All the travel product providers, be they airlines, hotels, car hire companies and even the credit card companies have a loyalty program so it is only a natural logical progression that the guys who aggregate it all and handle all the bookings should launch their own loyalty program. As innovative as it sounds, the Expedia Rewards Program has actually...

Which Are the Best Frequent Flyer Programs?

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If you fly frequently or even only occasionally, frequent flyer miles are always going to be an important artillery in your battle of wits with the airline. Airlines offer these rewards to cultivate a loyal cadre of customers who will keep on booking but they really hope you don’t use them and continue paying for your flights so as...

Which Are the Best Online Travel Agency Reward Programs?

Online Travel Agency Reward Programs Offer Possibilities to Earn Extra Bonuses and Points on OTA Bookings
Most travellers will sign up with the loyalty programs offered by some of the leading international airlines, care rental companies as well as hotel chains but are completely oblivious of the fact that the online travel agencies such as Expedia, Priceline, Travelocity, Orbitz, and Hotels.com also have their own reward programs and that you will be able to earn...

Common Myths on Frequent Flyer Miles

What Are Some of the Common Myths About Frequent Flyer Miles
Frequent flyer miles are probably some of the best things about air travel. If you are a moderate to frequent flyer, you can easily transform yourself into a road warrior with frequent flyer miles if you are an avid collector. Frequent flyer programs, like many other airline service innovations, have been around for quite a while. In the case of...

A Comprehensive List of Aeroplan Miles Airlines With Low to Zero Fuel Surcharges

High Fuel Surcharges are a Major Point of Contention Between Passengers and Aeroplan Miles Airlines
There are frequent cases of travellers booking flights with Aeroplan Miles and then ending up paying as much $1000 in fuel surcharges which is ridiculous. There is no question that almost all carriers have a fuel surcharge. It is an acceptable industry practice and varies from one carrier to another. However, while some Aeroplan carriers have reasonable fuel surcharges,...

New Ontario Bill Bans Loyalty Rewards Expiration

Many Passengers Had Been Up in Arms Over the Decision to Void Air Miles That Were Over Five Years Old
In a big win for consumers, Ontario passed a law on December 5th, 2016 that now bans the expiration of rewards in the province. The Protecting Rewards Points Act which is part of Ontario’s Consumer Protection Act will come into effect in the next few months and will apply to all kinds of rewards or loyalty programs in Ontario...

Strategies Beginners Can Use to Earn More Miles and Points With Their Credit Cards

Credit Card Strategy For Beginners
Maxing out on all the credit card rewards and bonuses such as miles and points requires a level of meticulousness and active optimization that is out of reach of most people, at least if you have a life and a job to do. Unless, of course, you want to turn your pursuit for points and miles into a full...

Beginner’s Guide to Travel Hacking

Beginners' Guide to Travel Hacking
For most people, frequent travelers are filthy rich people with lots of time and cash to spare and visit every country in the world. If you are an avid traveler, one of the most common questions that you are likely to get goes something like: “how the heck are you able to afford so much travel”. Nothing could be...