Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Meet the Collectors: Frequent traveller retires, learn how he and his wife fund their travels now!

 Today we bring you our latest Meet the Collectors feature. These are interviews with our readers, who are everyday Canadians like you, on what they are doing with their loyalty programs.

What happens when you have been a frequent traveller for the better part of your life thanks to your work and then retire from that career that saw you globetrotting? You look for other ways to earn those points and miles and that's what Rewards Canada reader Jim Marchbank describes for us.

I am a retired CEO of a cultural organization. I have been an Aeroplan member since 1987 and a Hilton Honors member for about 20 years.  When I was working I undertook a lot of business travel and flew Star Alliance most frequently and stayed mostly in Hilton properties.  I was a Diamond member of HH for many years and an Air Canada Super Elite member for almost 15 years.

Upon retirement I realized my substantial Aeroplan and Honors balances would deplete and, with only leisure travel, would eventually disappear.  Until then I had never churned a credit card.

Continue reading the interview here! 

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