New WestJet Rewards tiers: Teal, Silver and Gold


I am not a big WestJet fan (I usually fly Air Canada as I try to use Aeroplan)! They have made some major changes to their rewards program. This is effective October 29. On October 29, 2014, WestJet Rewards will take off with new tiers. With Teal, Silver and Gold, you can enjoy higher WestJet […]

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1,000 bonus Aeroplan miles per stay at Fairmont Hotels (Ends December 30, 2014)


Earn 1,000 bonus Aeroplan miles, with Fairmont stays booked between September 22 and November 30, 2014 for stays until December 30, 2014. This is in addition to the 500 base earn miles Distinction dDiamond and dBlack members also receive 250 Distinction bonus miles per stay. Plus, as a Fairmont President’s Club* member, you can earn more Aeroplan Miles per eligible stay based on […]

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Costco Canada to Stop Taking American Express


AmEx was the only credit card accepted at Costco stores in Canada, and has worked with the warehouse-club chain to issue co-branded cards. Costco Wholesale Corp. (COST), the largest U.S. warehouse-club chain, will stop accepting all American Express Co. (AXP) cards in Canada on Jan. 1 after a breakdown in negotiations between the two companies. […]

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Air Canada To Charge $25 For First Checked Bag


Air Canada is revising its checked baggage policy for customers travelling with an Economy Class ticket issued after September 17, 2014 for travel on or after November 2, 2014 as indicated below. It is more important than ever to pack light! This is in response to the WestJet charge (I hate that we have not […]

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7,500 Bonus Aeroplan Miles when you complete two Radisson stays

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Club Carlson members who register for the Takeoff with More Miles offer and complete two Eligible Stays at participating Radisson hotels by December 15, 2014 will earn 7,500 Aeroplan® Miles. Register here with your Aeroplan Number Complete two Eligible Stays by December 15, 2014 Present your Club Carlson member number at check-in for each stay Earn 7,500 bonus Aeroplan […]

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1,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles For Fueling up at Esso – Ends October 5, 2014


Earn up to 1,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles when you fuel up at Esso stations between August 11 and October 5, 2014. Register to be eligible for this promotion and then remember to swipe your Aeroplan Card (or Speedpass™ linked to your Aeroplan Account) at the pump or in-store to get closer to your next reward. Your bonus is on top of […]

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Amex Member Offer – $100 off Fairmont Stay (Minimum spend $500)


Great offer to get $100 statement credit with a $500 Fairmont purchase on your AMEX Canada. This offer is only available to Canadian American Express Basic and Supplementary Consumer and Small Business Cardmembers. The American Express Card registered must be the same Card used when making the qualifying purchase. Maximum of one (1) $100 (CAD) […]

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Avoid Hotel Wi-Fi Blocks With a Google Chromecast


I am a big fan of hotel wifi (when it is fast)! Most modern hotel rooms have Ethernet jacks.  In our experience the Ethernet jacks in hotel rooms are very rarely secured in any fashion and you can simply plug in a device and go. Although its rare, if the hotel does have a login/authentication […]

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