Points Miles and Bling

Anshul was a hyper mobile professional, with travels across 5 continents. Now he travels mostly on points and loves to share his personal travel gaffes and triumphs on Points Miles and Bling!

Get $25 when you sign up for the no-fee Neo Mastercard

Neo Financial is a digital-first alternative in Canada that offer a cashback credit card through an integrated app. Neo Mastercard is a no annual fee credit card with guaranteed 1% cashback on all spend, and a potential to earn 4-6% cashback from everyday spend with partners. What I personally like is the ability to browse rewards in the app before applying for the card – simply download the app to see offers nearby. New Offer: Get $25 when you sign up for a Neo Mastercard using the ‘Apply Now’ link below; Neo Mastercard – Apply Now   Highlights: Available...

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Improved Offer – Earn 60,000 Avios with RBC British Airways Visa Infinite Card

  The RBC® British Airways Visa Infinite Card now comes with an improved welcome bonus offer of 60,000 Avios points. If you like to leverage your travels through the British Airways (BA) Avios program, which opens the doors to the entire One World network, this is the card to do it with. Ability to earn Avios rewards through everyday purchases, and benefits like 10% discount on BA flights, a Companion Award e-voucher, and strong insurance coverage, make this card a strong contender for Canadian wallets. Lets take a look at the card features; RBC® British Airways Visa Infinite Card...

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Its back! PMB meetup in Ottawa this Saturday, come hang out!

Remember when you could meet fellow points enthusiasts in person, over a cold one, and nerd out? And if you have been following along on my blog, you know I have been hosting in-person meetups in Ottawa, Canada, since 2016. Our last meetup was held on January, 25, 2020, and then the thing happened. Its been a long time coming, 19 months to be exact – Gives me great pleasure to share that Points Miles and Bling (PMB) is all set to host you again, in person. Come hang out, network, and build a local community of fellow points...

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Review: The Anndore House, Toronto, part of JdV by Hyatt

The Anndore House used to be an Apartment Hotel in the 1950’s and was revamped into a boutique Toronto Hotel in the Yorkville neighbourhood, in 2018. Now part of the JdV by Hyatt portfolio, The Anndore House is the first JdV property in Canada. A stones throw away from Yonge Street, and major downtown attractions of Toronto, the property is centrally located within walking distance to most things one can desire in the city. Beware, while the hotel boasts of being fully operational, including a restaurant on site, there are several COVID restrictions still in place that can impact...

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Aeroplan and Uber Canada announce partnership, with impressive launch offers!

Aeroplan, the program that keeps on giving. Today, Aeroplan has announced a multi-year partnership with Uber Canada! While the full linked loyalty partnership will unfold later this year, Aeroplan has confirmed the launch offers that will give eligible Aeroplan Credit cardholders access to unlimited $0 Delivery Fees on eligible food and grocery orders, ride discounts and additional perks with a free Uber Pass membership. TL;DR – Aeroplan and Uber partnership Aeroplan Credit cardholders will be eligible for a free Uber Pass membership The free Uber Pass membership (retail price $9.99/month) will be available to eligible Aeroplan credit cardholders for a...

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10 Photos: My first flight in 12 months, Air Canada Business Class short-haul

Let me start by saying that it was fantastic to be able to fly again. Everything from using Nexus security screening lane, clicking pictures of the flight I was going to board, being welcomed onboard by airline staff, to the breakfast tray on a 50 minute flight, made me feel like a kid in a toy store. Not an exaggeration, the last time I flew in Aug 2020, was under dire circumstances – a medical emergency in the family. My short hop from Ottawa (YOW) to Toronto (YYZ) this time around was an antidote to my experience last year....

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25% discount on gift cards with Perk Hero app, and Amex Offers – Canada Only

It’s not often that simple promotions garner such keen engagement within the points community. If you are reading this, there is a good chance you know all about the Amex Shop Small promotion, and the Amex ‘Tap to Pay’ offers available right now. And that you have already registered each of your Amex cards, including supplementary cards to it. But do you know about Perk Hero, and how you can get your hands on some digital gift cards at an impressive discount? What is Perk Hero? Perk Hero is a Vancouver based technology company, founded in 2015 as an...

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Amex Offer Shangri-La hotels of Canada, continue exploring Canada!

Another awesome Amex offer to continue exploring Canada, this one is specific to Shangri-La Hotels of Canada. Shangri-La has two properties in Canada, in Toronto and Vancouver. If either of these cities is on your travel map, the offer gives a nice 20% discount – $100 credit when you spend $500 at a Shangri-La property in Canada. Amex Offer Shangri-La Hotels of Canada Spend $500 at Shangri-La Hotels of Canada, and receive one-time $100 credit on the registered card Once registered, qualifying purchase can be made by 17/01/2022 Confirmed offer on American Express Aeroplan Reserve Card (personal), and Cobalt Card...

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Review: Neo Financial Mastercard and Savings account (Canada)

Neo Financial is a digital-first alternative in Canada’s banking landscape, from the founder of SkipTheDishes. They offer a cashback credit card and a savings account, accessible through an integrated app. Neo Financial Mastercard is a no annual fee credit card with guaranteed 1% cashback on all spend, and a potential to earn 4-6% cashback from everyday spend with partners. And Neo Savings is a high-interest saving account with no monthly fee, or minimum balance requirements. Neo Financial Mastercard and Rewards New Financial Mastercard is the everyday credit card that rewards daily spending, with no annual fees. And Neo Rewards provide...

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Aeroplan and LCBO announce new partnership, earn and redeem Aeroplan points

Aeroplan and the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO), an Ontario government enterprise responsible for the retail and wholesale of wine, beer, and spirits, have announced a multi-year agreement allowing Aeroplan members to earn points when shopping at LCBO stores across Ontario, Canada. The new partnership is expected to launch in late 2021. Aeroplan and LCBO partnership Recall that LCBO’s long term partnership with the AIR MILES Reward Program had ended on March 31, 2021. The Aeroplan partnership should come as a welcome surprise for Canadians, as they can earn and spend Aeroplan points when interacting with LCBO. Here’s what Canadian’s...

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