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Alaska MBNA Mastercard FINALLY back on Great Canadian Rebates (

A year ago, the Alaska MBNA Mastercard, which offers 25,000 Alaska points on sign-up with a $75 annual fee, which I have written extensively about, used to have a $60 rebate with Great Canadian Rebates (GCR). Unfortunately, when MBNA changed their Bank of America system to the new TD system, the Alaska MC was pulled off their rebate list. When folks asked GCR when it will come back on the list for rebates, the response was typically “in a month”… which went on for many, many months.

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Anybody having glitches with MBNA?

Recently, MBNA changed their back-end computer system from the original Bank of America software to the TD software. That conversion brought a lot of glitches, especially with online access. However, over the past month, I've experienced a number of rather serious issues.

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Using Alaska Mileage Plan Points on Fiji Airways


A little-spoken partner of Alaska Mileage Plan is Fiji Airways. Considering how expensive it can be to get to Fiji, using either cash or points, using Mileage Plan points on Fiji Airways might be a good option. Other Frequent Flyer programs allow redemptions on Fiji Airways, but those points are not nearly as accessible to Canadians as Alaska points are (especially with the MBNA Alaska card!)

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