Status Match with Hyatt

Hello fellow Canadians, Hyatt is having a status match promotion right now that they just declared in twitter. Here is the quick basic run down on how you can be eligible to gain status with Hyatt: You must have some status tier with IHG, SPG, Hilton or Marriott. You must have one qualifying stay with…

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Meetup 5 Complete! Cheap Travel without Frequent Flyer Points

Hi everyone, we just completed Meetup 5 of Travel the World for One Year Starting from Scratch: Cheap Travel without Frequent Flyer Points. We covered the following topics: • Budget Airlines • Cheap Flight Websites • Cruise Ships • Mystery Shopper • Other unconventional traveling methods If you missed coming to the event, don’t worry, simply subscribe to my…

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LifeMiles Sale

Hello fellow Canadians. Up until recently, our two main frequent flyer program is Aeroplan and Alaska Airlines. Starting on Black Friday, LifeMiles is having a points sale where if you purchase points, they will give you 140% for free. For example, if you purchase 1,000 points, you will actually get 2,400 points! This is an…

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VIA Rail Black Friday Sale

Via Rail is having a Black Friday sale from November 27 to November 30. Normally, it is very expensive to ride on the VIA rail making this promotion a very good one. Some highlights from this deal are as follows (taken from the pointshogger.com blog): Economy Class (short haul) Montréal – Québec City – $28 Ottawa…

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How to Get Platinum Status with Best Western in Canada

I just came back from a small getaway in Sooke BC. Upon arriving at our hotel booking at Best Western, we were immediately given a room upgrade as a result of being platinum status. This was a pleasant surprise because we didn’t know if we were actually going to reap the benefits of being platinum…

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Sooke – BC

It’s been a tiring last few months at work and Karen and myself needed to get away from our busy life to recharge and relax. Karen’s birthday was coming up and I really wanted to take her somewhere nice and relaxing. I’ve had Platinum Status (click here to learn how to get Platinum Status) with…

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Upper Antelope Canyon – Arizona

Antelope Canyon is one of those places that you would imagine to be in an Indiana Jones type of movie. It’s an amazing sight to behold as soon as you get a glimpse of what it looks like inside the cave like structure. You cannot just enter Antelope Canyon, unfortunately… You must take part in…

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