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Thoughts on Canada’s Air Passenger Protection Regulation

I yet to write about the new Canadian Air Passenger Protection Regulation, so I thought I was due for this post. I wanted to see how things played out before I got into it. Sure enough, CBC recently published...

Why Earn and Burn?

UPDATE (September 3, 2019)- Due to some reader feedback, I have provided more specific examples in the “No increased earning ratios” section.  If you have been following us, you’ll know...

Getting Started in the Miles and Points World

Some of the most frequent questions that I get from readers or people that I meet in person are: How do I get in on the points game? Which credit card should I sign up for? What is the best credit card...

My Top 5 Miles and Points Addict Habits

I just wanted to put a disclaimer before I got this topic going. I’m not trying to brag or show off. But I do want to answer a frequent comment that I hear: “Matt, I don’t know how...

Did You Know There’s a Black Market for Stolen Points?

We are featuring Pointshogger contributor Paul Bischoff, who is a consumer privacy expert and the editor of Comparitech, a security-focused tech services review site. He’s been covering IT-related subjects...

Are banks doing “Tied Selling”?

This may be my most controversial post yet. The concept of “Tied Selling”, as defined by Investopedia is: Tied selling is the illegal practice of a company providing a product or service on...

Keep your Information Safe

In light of the Aeroplan and PC Optimum theft reported by CBC, I thought I’d share my thoughts on how to safeguard your information. Basically, criminals are redeem miles and points of members. The...

Questioning Mainstream Media…

Fellow BoardingArea blogger, Ben, from One Mile at a Time, recently wrote a post entitled Where On Earth Is The Mainstream Media Finding These “Travel Experts?”. He referenced a news release from...

My 2018 Predictions for the Miles and Points World

Predictions has been a more recent (2017, 2016) tradition for me, but I am starting to get the hang of it. This idea started when I started getting more questions about what I think will happen. So I mine...

New Direction for Pointshogger

If you have not noticed already, over the past 12 months or so, Pointshogger has taken a different direction. So when we see comments like these: grimex: “how much time do you spend formulating...

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