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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...

Can I Sell my Aeroplan Miles?

This question has been brought up fairly often in the miles and points world. “I have no use for my Aeroplan miles, can I see my miles?  The short answer is no. Today, I will explain why,...

Tangerine in the Spotlight – What to do with a Credit Card Devaluation

There has been a lot of discussion about the negative changes that are coming to the Tangerine Money-Back Credit Card that come into effect on April 29, 2017. Even though it is the Tangerine card that...

More Ways to Reduce Scams

I recently wrote a post about Ways to Reduce Being Victim of Fraud. But this seems to be such a hot topic, I thought I’d list more ways to reduce being victim of fraud. 1) If it’s free, you...

Fairness Towards Loyalty Programs

As we start the new year, I am looking to improve my writing style. So you feedback is most welcome! I was re-reading a post that I wrote over half a year ago, entitled: 12 Aeroplan Myths and My Commentary....

My 2017 Predictions for the Miles and Points World

Predictions has yet to be a yearly tradition for me, but I may start. Recap of 2016 Last year, I did not fair too well. All things considered, I think I was essentially 0.5/3. Here’s a quick recap...

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