If only there was a place you could go to meet other Canadians who love to travel, learn a bunch of tricks on how to save money, and build a network so that you are kept up to date with all the latest info? Well, actually, there is, it's called the Canadian Points University and it's coming to Calgary!
Why did the Advanced collector earn 4,000 miles when the beginner got none? Because he/she shopped around and found which mileage mall would give them the best bonus. Wanna know how they found the best bonus? Read on!
Credit Score is a big, weird, scary monster under the bed for a lot of people. A LOT of my friends (I'd say 80%) don't play this Travel Hacking game because of a fear of their Credit being affected. Well I am here with some data and some facts to help put your mind at ease or at least just to clear up some misconceptions about how applying for and having lots of credit cards can affect your credit score.
JJ is going on a business trip from Mumbai, India to a city in Denmark called Vejle. His flight can be covered by his work, but he wants to bring his wife along for the ride and isn't sure what the best use of his points are. JJ got in touch with me through the Travel Hacking Cartel and their new Booking Concierge Service to find out if and how he can make this work.
Tyler is from Portland and is yet to experience the wonders of South East Asia. He got in touch with us through the Travel Hacking Cartel Booking Concierge Service to find out if and how he can get to Thailand using points, miles and a small stash of money in a savings account.
There are many many options for searching for flights. Some just search (ITA Matrix), some aggregate results (Google flights, Kayak) and others are actual Online Travel Agents (OTA) that you can book with. These below, are the ones I am most comfortable with but due to the crazy nature of flight booking, it is possible that each site will pull up completely different prices for the exact same flight.
Evaluate it by SQM is a Mystery Shopping Company that provides customer service audits to Air Canada, Fairmont Hotels, and more. They also have opportunities in countries where these companies are affiliated, like Australia, USA, South America, UK, Europe, and Asia. As payment for this, they reimburse you 50% of the full fare ticket/cost!
Travel Hacking is all about taking advantage of many different kinds of systems to gain cheap or free travel around the world. One way to do so is through loyalty rewards programs with Credit Cards. But a huge deterrent for people is Credit Score and simply not knowing how applying for lots of Credit Cards could affect your future. Never fear! There is a hack for that!
Have you ever been let in on a secret that you don't know you can keep? It could be the hidden cafe down a back alley with the best ice coffees you've ever tasted, or the private room on the bottom floor of the library where it's quiet and has plugs everywhere.
After doing well at school and being what the system would define as "successful", you start to realise that something is wrong. You realise that your reputation depends on the definition that someone else chooses, that is out of your control. It depends on your success, relative to a standard or to another person.
When it came to Job Hunting, I was a Warrior and with relentless and often naive persistence, I stopped at nothing in my pursuit of the coolest jobs I could find. I wore them like medallions, a collection of memories and adventures that made me 'worldly'.