canadian travel hacking

I personally just received the Scotiabank Gold AMEX after my application was approved. So far, it seems that the perks are quite solid. The only part I don’t like is registering with Scotiabank Rewards. For some reason, it’s not letting me register online. Frustrating enough, I ended up having to call the call centre…
The CIBC Aventura program is one of the more popular credit card travel points program in Canada. With that being said, I do think that Aeroplan still brings a significantly better value than Aventura. At the same time, CIBC tends to offer generous points earning with Aventura and this program could be a decent…
Before I left Canada to travel around the world for one year, I spent 18 months preparing for the trip. In this article, I go over the complete pre-trip gears that I purchased. Some of these gears I purchased knowing I would use them during my travels and outside of travelling. And some of…
Why is it important to learn how to earn and redeem tons of Alaska Airlines Miles as a Canadian? Alaska Airlines is one of the best frequent flyer programs in Canada. In my opinion, it is one of three most important frequent flyers in Canada alongside Aeroplan and British Airways Avios. Alaska Airlines is…
Getting any sort of airline status is difficult these days. Usually, you have to do it the hard and expensive way which is the butt-on-seat method. Regardless, jump start methods on getting Star Alliance status do exist. For example, if you get Platinum Status with Marriott HotelĀ (may need Premier Platinum Status now), you’ll be…
In this latest video, you’ll learn more from one of Canada’s top points and miles blogger, Ricky Zhang from PrinceOfTravel.com You’ll learn his mindset on how to move up from being a beginner to an expert in the points and miles game. He’ll also reveal some strategies that you may not have heard of…
Have you ever done an RBC credit card product switch before? If not, you might be leaving points on the table by not doing so. In this article, I will cover how to do an RBC credit card product switch. You’ll also learn the benefits of doing an RBC credit card product switch and…
In this latest blog post, we’re going to cover how to get a US phone number as a Canadian. How to Get American Credit Cards as a Canadian articles: How to Get Your ITIN Number Opening a bank account in the USA (so you can pay off your credit card balance) Getting an American…
Booking an Aeroplan mini-RTW is hands down the best redemption value for your Aeroplan miles. Typically, when you book your Aeroplan miles, you will fly to one destination and back. However, with the new Aeroplan mini-RTW method, you can have a total of 11 stopovers and 16 segments! This is an amazing value for…
Canada is the second best place in the world to earn points and miles. But, compared to the USA, the travel hacking opportunities for us Canadians is minuscule. We all know that the holy grail of travel hacking lies in the land of the free. That is why it is very important to learn…