Note: This post was updated on 6/21/2018 to reflect the following new changes:
- Air Canada’s Aeroplan was just added as an additional transfer partner to the Arrival Premier card;
- The Arrival Plus card is being re-introduced to new applicants on 7/1/2018 with a 60,000 point sign up bonus!
Now that we’ve covered the big three bank miles programs, we now move on to the next 4 alternatives. Although not as well known, there is certainly no reason to ignore any of these as each of them is highly competitive in their own right and the right mix of cards can still offer you a competitive if not superior return on your spending. Keep in mind that I am covering each of these programs as unified systems, but the reality is that most of these rewards are tied to a particular card and cannot be pooled or transferred between accounts save for a few exceptions, which I will indicate when appropriate.
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