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How To Redeem Travel Points (Beginner’s Guide)

November 10th, 2016|Insider|

I believe that everyone can benefit from reward programs, whether you want to travel smarter by paying less for economy, or travel better by maximizing points to fly premium cabins and stay in luxury hotels around the world. Through rewards programs, I’ve been able to travel extensively in premium cabins and stay at some of the finest hotels; something that [...]

Increased Sign-Up Bonus On The American Express SPG Card In Canada!

July 18th, 2017|American Express, Credit Cards, Reviews, Reward Programs, Starwood Preferred Guest|

For a limited time only, American Express in Canada is offering an increased sign-up bonus on their Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card and Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card. Until October 18, 2017, you can earn 25,000 SPG points as a welcome bonus after charging $1,500 to your card in the first 3 months of membership. That's the biggest welcome bonus [...]

Review: Four Seasons Resort And Residences Whistler Deluxe Executive Suite

July 17th, 2017|Four Seasons, Hotels, Reviews|

Introduction: Whistler is one of my favourite local destinations, and I try to make it up there at least a few times a year. Located just 90 minutes from Vancouver, this resort town offers something for everyone, from world class skiing in the winter to championship golf in the summer. While we normally stay in the Creekside area, just south [...]

Increased Sign-Up Bonus In Canada on The American Express Gold Rewards Card

June 6th, 2017|American Express, Credit Cards, Reviews|

Introduction: American Express in Canada is currently offering an increased sign-up bonus on The American Express Gold Rewards Card! I already consider it the overall best travel rewards card for Canadians, so this increased welcome bonus only sweetens the deal! Here are the details: 30,000 Membership Reward welcome bonus after spending $1,500 in the first 3 months of membership and adding [...]

Review: ANA All Nippon Airways Boeing 777 First Class San Francisco – Tokyo

June 5th, 2017|Airlines, ANA, Reviews|

Introduction: You always remember your first... This was our debut international first class flight, and second flight on a trip around the world that included stops in San Francisco, Kuala Lumpur, Bali, Singapore, Munich and Denver. I originally hadn't planned to write a review for any of this trip (we took it in summer, 2016) as a lot of the photos are [...]

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Meet Your Travel Rewards Expert

PointsWise Founder: Tyler Weatherup

Champagne taste on a beer budget has always been reminiscent of Tyler’s travel style. Raised in British Columbia, Tyler has an unquenchable thirst for more adventure, which is fueled by leveraging airline and hotel loyalty programs to travel the world in luxury and style.

Currently enjoying a career in social services, he can often be found advocating for those who are marginalized in the community and is passionate about social justice. In his precious downtime, Tyler enjoys spending time with his partner Brad, and their two bulldogs, Rocco and Margo.

Through PointsWise, Tyler hopes to help others realize the potential in their travel rewards programs to not only travel smarter, but travel better.

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