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Travellers Choose Loyalty Program Benefits Over Spouses

We knew that people were crazy about racking up rewards points, but we didn’t know that they’d choose these benefits over their spouses. (more…)

Win Wyndham Reward Points for Your Worst Holiday Gifts

Cats are not eligible to enter Wyndham's Horrible Holiday Gift contest, much to Furball's chagrin. Photo by alli.

By Carissa Bluestone

The Wyndham hotel chain is running a humorous holiday contest for its Wyndham Rewards members (joining the points program is free). Snap a photo of the worst sweater, the most useless electronic device or the most cringingly inappropriate gag gift you receive, and enter it in “My Horrible Holiday Gift.” The grand prize is 2 million Wyndham Rewards points (a value of approximately $10,000). Four runners-up will receive 25,000 points. In addition, every entrant is automatically put into the pool for weekly drawings awarding 12,500 points. (more…)

Best Credit Cards for Travel – MoneySense Weighs In

Canada’s leading personal finance magazine pinpointed its best Canadian credit cards in terms of cash-back and rewards in its recent September/October 2011 issue. In the travel category, MoneySense identified its 10 favourite cards.

The online story doesn’t include the picks, but we’ve included them here from the print edition, along with the primary rewards for each.

Seven of the ten cards chosen have annual fees of up to $150 (most are $120) and six have minimum income requirements ($15K–$100K). In the print magazine a handy breaks down how much you’ll actually save annually if you spend $500; $1,000; or $4,000 per month and fly out of Toronto, Calgary or Vancouver.

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