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Posts from: Shirley Huang

PointsU 1 Week Away!

It’s only a week away and I’m feeling both excited and nervous. Excited because I’ll be seeing everyone who are also in the Points and Miles Game and hoping you will also be sharing your stories...

Introducing the Echo MasterCard by National Bank

Looks like National Bank has decided to join the cash back competition introducing their newest MasterCard called the National Bank Echo Cashback MasterCard. Now why they have named it the Echo we haven’t...

When the Canadian Dollar is Weak…

As we are moving into the Spring, most people will take advantage to travel before the students are let off from school. For us in Canada, it becomes nicer out, the weather is warmer and you can be sure...

Canadian Airline Series: Air Transat

In today’s post, we are going to introduce Air Transat, a Canadian airline based in Montreal, Quebec. Its major hub is Montreal-Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport. Air Transat has flights to...

[READER QUESTION] What Types of Travel Insurance are Covered on Award Travel?

A Pointshogger’s reader asked a question about the types of travel insurance that is covered on award travel. Generally speaking, if you have purchased your ticket with a travel credit card, you are...

Travel Insurance For 65 Years Old And Over

When we purchase travel credit cards, generally it will come with some sort of trip medical insurance, whether it be the first 10 days of your trip or the first 21 days of your trip. However, you will...

Getting even More on Low Gas Prices

Gas prices in Ottawa have dropped very low beginning Sunday night (January 31, 2016). On Thursday night, it has dropped to a low of 66.1 cents per litre. As I was driving home, with only three gas bars...

More Thoughts on Mistake Fares

Matthew previously wrote a post about his Thoughts on Mistake Fares. Today, it is my turn to write my thoughts. Flight mistake fares don’t happen quite often, but when they do and we happen to be at...

Hotel Transfer Partners to Airlines

Sometimes we overlook the fact that there are many methods when earning airline frequent flyer points. One of the easiest ways is staying at one of your favourite hotel brands and then transferring your...

Airlines Cancellation Fees

When we’re planning for a trip, unforeseeable changes may occur and we end having to cancel our trip. Making modifications to an itinerary can be very costly, sometimes as much as a short-haul ticket...

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