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Sheet Metal Hand Brake Machines by Chicago Dreis Krump

Our metal benders are available in standard straight bending or Box Pan brake style, floor mounted or benchtop and even push button control with hydraulic power. A sheet metal hand brake normally bends sheet metal by using a hinged clamping bar to hold the metal down against the bed. A hinged bending “leaf” is lifted to fold the metal around the fulcrum point of the clamping bar to the desired angle which is controlled using a stop rod.
A box and pan brake machine is needed to avoid having the metal hit against the clamping bar when the 3rd and 4th sides are being bent. This is done by removing a “finger” from the clamping bar at each end of the box since the clamping bar is divided up into many sub-assemblies called “fingers”.

Chicago Dreis Krump offers more machine options: Extension Fingers are used to form inside corners with a return flange across the top. See pictures above and down below. Open End Fingers are used to form tubes of triangular, square, rectangular, or tapered shape. See picture below. Radius Nose Bars are available for bending your metal around a radius, which is useful for bending aircraft aluminum. See picture below. An insert bar is used to form offset (“zig-zag”) bends close together. Radius formers are attachments used for hand forming of thin sheet metal shapes such as gutters, architectural mouldings and prototype modeling.

Don’t settle for a poorly engineered machine. Since the Chicago Dreis & Krump Company pioneered the standard sheet metal bending Hand Brake in the year 1899, lots of people have copied their designs, but none have been able to surpass their quality, engineering, dependability, or options, then or now. Available options include a handwheel back gauge, extra small insert bar, radius formers, open end fingers, extension fingers, radius nose bars, and even push button hydraulic powered metal bending.
For even more info, click for our instructions How to use a Sheet Metal Brake .
If you need parts for your old Chicago Dreis & Krump machine; CLICK HERE to see a parts list.
If you dont want use the strength of your back and arms to manually bend metal on a Hand Brake machine, we offer a push button electric-hydraulic power leaf brake machine to do the same work.
Also see the new innovative magnetic powered hand brake down below.

Below is a conversion chart that converts sheet metal gauge numbers into metal thickness.

STANDARD SHEET METAL HAND BRAKE:

Chicago Dreis & Krump heavy duty machinery construction. Designed for accurate and economical bending of standard and special design forms. Ideal for bending mild steel with a 1 inch minimum flange to the rated capacity of the machine. Capable of 1/4 inch reverse bends on lighter metal. Even usuable for occassional hemming.

Options most hand brakes can’t offer:
� Handwheel Back Gauge – 25 inch travel to measure and square up your metal (see below)
� Insert Bar – 1/4 inch (for closer offset bends)
� Radius Formers – for forming gutters, mouldings, prototypes, etc, from thin sheet metal.

NOTE: Mild Steel = 55,000 psi tensile strength and Stainless Steel = 90,000 psi tensile strength

BOX & PAN SHEET METAL HAND BRAKE: See chart below.
Incorporates all of the outstanding features of the standard hand brake plus removable, sectioned fingers that can bend any length of metal from 3 inches long to the full length of the machine. Boxes and pans can be up to 6 inches deep. A very versatile well built Chicago Dreis & Krump machine.

Options most hand brakes can’t offer:
� Handwheel Back Gauge with 25″ travel to measure and square up your metal (see below)
� Extension Fingers (to form rigid inside corners with a return flange across the top)
� Open End Fingers (to form tubes of triangular, square, rectangular, or tapered shape)
� Radius Nose Bars up to 1.5″ (great for aluminum aircraft work)
� Insert Bar – 1/4 inch (for closer offset bends)
� Radius Formers – for forming gutters, mouldings, prototypes, from thin sheet metal.

Add an optional Chicago Dreis & Krump Back Gauge:

Who says a hand brake can’t have sophistication?
Tired of always using a tape measure to mark lines that must be lined up with the nose bar? This back gauge has a 25 inch travel with a inch/cm scale so it is a must for those who want a labor saving, time saving, accuracy improving hand cranked back gauge to speed up production and improve quality. It measures where your metal bend will be and it squares up your metal to the machine.

BENCHTOP / PORTABLE SHEET METAL HAND BRAKE

Tabletop Standard Sheet Metal Brake:

The full featured machines are constructed with hefty steel weldments using brass hinge pins for smooth operation and trouble free forming. Clamp handles include plastic covers for positive grip. Their easy operation, precision performance, portability and cost make them perfect for light duty table top use, on-site work, sheet metal shops, industry and vocational schools.
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Magnetic Box Pan Sheet Metal Hand Brake

A magnet holds your metal during bending!
Maximum Length: Choose from 48 long or 96 long
Maximum thickness: 16 gauge steel or 20 gauge stainless.
Electric Power: 220 volts, 1 phase.
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Click to Request a Quote for the 96 machine

A strong 6 ton magnet in the bed is activated by foot pedal or push button control to hold down a mild steel clamping bar of almost any configuration across the bed width or bed length. The sheet metal is pinned between the magnetic mild steel clamping bar. The bottom bending leaf is lifted to make the bend. The steel clamping bar can be made of straight bars (of various widths for tight boxes) for straight bends or segmented clamping bars for box and pan applications of any other configuration such as totally enclosed boxes, triangles, alternate bends on varying planes, round items such as scrolling applications, and much more. Great for bending mild steel sheet metal, stainless steel, aluminum, coated materials, and heated plastics. The bottom leaf�s bending extension can be removed for the tightest bends. The scaled stroke angle control can be set for repeat bends. Parts supports and adjustable back gauge for production runs, easy to use gap adjustments on the clamping bars for different sheet metal thicknesses.


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Diamond Pattern Forming Machine GMC DFM-20

This machine forms Diamond Plate Pattern on stainless steel for truck doors, catering trucks, kitchen, etc.
Features: Capacity 50″ x 20 gauge Stainless Steel.
Motor: 2 HP, 110 Volts. Variable Speed.
Infeed table with side gauge.
Machine weight: 1650 Lbs
Dimensions: 63″ x 53″ x 43 inches
Made in Taiwan

Hand Operated Sheet Metal Notcher

To notch out the corners for making box or pan shapes using pull down lever
Maximum Force: 4 Tons
Max Notching size: 6″ x 6″
Metal Capacity: 16 gauge (.06″) [1.6mm]
Stroke: 3/4″

$ 695. Call 773-334-5000 to order this machine.
Weight: 220 pounds. Optional Stand: $195.

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Give You A Break Bail Bond in Georgetown, TX 78626 #give #you


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Book a golf break to Carden Park Hotel, Cheshire #hotelbooking

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Hotel

Perfectly located between the open landscapes of the Cheshire plain and the rugged Welsh hills, Carden Park Hotel is the complete destination for those looking to book a golf holiday in the north west of England.

Golf courses

Two stunning golf courses can be found at Carden Park Golf Club, the Cheshire course and the Nicklaus course. Both brilliant courses pose a unique round, with some excellent hazards and tight fairways to navigate through. The driving range boasts 21 bays in addition to superb short game practice facilities if you fancy a warm up before you tee off.

Location

Formerly known as De Vere Carden Park, this resort can be found in Broxton, Cheshire, just 20 minutes south east of Chester and only 50 minutes from Manchester International Airport.

Cheshire Course at Carden Park Hotel, Golf Resort Spa

18 holes, 72 par, 6653 yards. Woodland.

The Championship Cheshire course hikes through the stunning wooded fells behind the Clubhouse. A wealth of natural hazards makes this a highly technical course and will test your skills throughout. It builds to a dramatic and scenic finish, where the tricky 16th and 17th are followed by the 18th tee atop sandstone cliffs overlooking the resort and Welsh hills. It certainly ensures a round of golf to remember.

The Nicklaus Course at Carden Park Hotel, Golf Resort Spa

18 holes, 72 par, 6302 yards. Parkland with lakes.

The Nicklaus course offers a scenic yet strategic test of golf where positional play rather than than length is crucial. Designed by the great Jack Nicklaus and his son Steve, it unfolds beautifully in the stunning setting of Carden Park Hotel. The layout can stretch to 7,045 yards and features several unique ‘double option’ holes such as the 7th and 15th, which offer a choice of fairways from which to approach the green.

Carden Park Hotel, Golf Resort Spa hotel information

As you enter the mile long drive at Carden Park, your first experience is the picturesque Cheshire countryside and wonderful view of the hotel, nestling in over 1,000 acres of estate.

Offering 196 executive rooms, the Carden Park Hotel provides guests with a luxurious place to stay with all the modern amenities you could hope for and more. The rooms are split up into 173 bedrooms and 23 sophisticated suites all stylishly furnished with a gorgeous combination of vivid colours and luxurious textures. Each Classic King or Twin room features an en-suite bath and power shower, flat screen TV with satellite, radio, work desk with lamp, coffee and tea facilities and complimentary Wi-Fi. Many of the hotel rooms have amazing views across the Cheshire plain and rugged Welsh hills, hotel grounds and golf course.

There is a choice of 5 dining areas, from informal and contemporary to the best of British in traditional surroundings. Choose from: Redmond’s Restaurant, Jack’s Bar, The Vines, Morgan’s Bar or the Carden Library during your stay.

Located in the Carden Park golf clubhouse, the Jack’s Bar offers stunning views of the Cheshire Course, whilst welcoming both golfers and non-golfers. The Jack’s has a relaxing atmosphere and is a great place to enjoy a simple bacon sandwich to a full and hearty meal. In contrast to the Jack’s Bar, Redmond’s Restaurant offers fine dining in an AA Rosette holding restaurant which has become one of the go-to restaurant in Cheshire.

The Vines is inspired by the onsite vineyard and offers a fresh and relaxed dining experience. Enjoy delicious nibbles, seasonal mains or try something from the grill including their speciality local steaks. Morgan’s at night transforms into the hub of the resort and becomes the gathering place for all our guests. Convivial company, great ambience and the odd tipple or two, Morgan’s guarantees a stay to remember.

Last but not least, the Carden Library is a very serene part of the resort where you can kick your shoes off, sit back, relax and enjoy a cappuccino whilst contemplating your day’s round. With roaring fires and comfy seating, the Carden Library really does cosset you, just like home.

Spa information

The award winning Carden Park Spa offers 20 candlelit treatment areas with over 40 treatments available for you to indulge in from facials to full body massage. If you prefer a work out visit the fully equipped gym or try one of the fitness classes. Make sure you remember you swimwear and take advantage of the 20 metre indoor swimming pool, sauna and Jacuzzi.

Things to see and do

Whilst enjoying your stay at Carden Park, remember to explore the local area with Chester Zoo, Cheshire Oaks and the Roman Walled City of Chester just down the road. Try out over 40 ice-cream flavours at The Cheshire Ice Cream Farm or for a relaxing afternoon out visit Beeston Castle or Tatton Park.

Our view of Carden Park Hotel, Golf Resort Spa

If you’re looking for a luxury golf break in the north of England with a choice of fantastic golf courses and leisure activities, then Carden Park Chester is certainly one to consider. With our excellent Carden Park offers, you’ll be sure to find the right deal for you.

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25 Free Low Cost Advertising Tips by Small Business Expert Tom Egelhoff


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25 Free Low Cost Advertising Tips

by Tom Egelhoff

(Tom’s FREE Podcast for this topic is available. – For More Info Click Here)

If there is one mistake small town businesses make more often than any other it’s, What ever is left over, we’ll use for advertising.

Marketing and advertising is an investment, not an expense.

I know it sure seems like an expense to me when I’m writing the check, but trust me it’s not.

Without enough money put aside for advertising your sales can go down and you suddenly have less and less for promotion.

When do you advertise the most? For most businesses it’s the first day of business.

Don’t you have a Grand Opening, balloons, flyers, ads, on-site radio stations, contests, and prizes?

Did the income from sales pay for that? No, it didn’t. You advertise most when you need business. You advertise more when you don’t.

An average cost of advertising is usually 1 to 5% of gross sales, which can vary according to location, local advertising rates, and industry. Car dealers need more advertising than funeral homes.

Before we get to the 25 tips let’s look at the basic strategies of successful advertising.

* In order to be successful, your advertising must provide a consumer benefit or solve a problem.
* That benefit or solution must be wanted by the consumer.
* The product or service you are offering must be tied directly to that benefit or solution.
* The benefit or solution must be distinctly communicated through medial advertising. In other words, be clear, forget the advertising glitz and make sure the message isn’t lost in the ad.

A small-budget advertiser doesn’t have the ”deep pockets to develop big advertising campaigns. Some time you need to break the rules to be noticed.

Avis did it by admitting they were Number 2 in the car rental business and that campaign took them from 6th place to second place.

When they stopped that campaign they dropped back to 6th again. In the past year they have gone back to it.

Budget conscious advertisers must achieve top results for their advertising dollar. Expand your dollars by adopting some creative techniques.

Here’s 25 tips I hope will help you.

  1. Radio, newspapers and magazine specialists will frequently give free help in developing an advertising strategy. Things like demographic information, money-saving ways to produce your ads etc.
  • Place your ads in off hours or in unusual locations for less. Many times you can still reach your target market with these spots.
  • Instead of a one-time big splash ad, be consistent with frequent small ads that work.
  • Monthly magazines sometimes have unsold ad space at the end of the month they will sell at a discount.
  • If you have an 800 number, put it in every ad for immediate response and feedback.
  • Try advertising consistently in the classifieds. These ads may draw more customers than more expensive display ads.
  • Can you barter for the cost of ad production? Maybe the newspaper needs painting in exchange for an ad about your paint store.
  • Piggyback advertising are the ads you receive with your Mastercard bill. Is there someone in your town that sends out a lot of bills? Can you put a small flyer in with their bills and split the postage? Or pay a small fee?
  • Split advertising costs with the people who sell to you. Vendors and manufactures are always looking for exposure. Let people know you carry their products and have the vendor pick up part of the ad cost.
  • Are there up front advertising discounts for cash?
  • Consider advertising in regional issues of national magazines. The costs are lower and you can still reach your target market. TV Guide is a good choice. It stays around for at least a week. Time, Newsweek, and US News and World Report may stay in local doctors offices for years.
  • Share ad costs with neighbor business. Video stores and Pizza parlors are natural partners. Have coupons to each others stores or share the cost of flyers.
  • Try reducing the size of your ad (not in the Yellow Pages) or length of your radio spots. A 60 second spot is not twice as much as a 30 second spot but you won’t get twice as many customers for a 60 over a 30. Going with small ads or shorter spots will allow you to do more ads which normally pulls more customers. It’s better to be there every day with small ads than every month with one big one.
  • Develop tight production controls to minimize the need to reject finished ads. The message is more important than the messenger. Don’t try to produce ads that win awards, produce ads that sell.
  • Who are your very best customers? Aim your ads to talk directly to people like them.
  • What will suppliers give you in the way of point-of-purchase materials. Posters, stand ups, handouts, etc. Some have excellent display racks you can use.
  • Some national chains like Coke and Pepsi provide outdoor signs for businesses. There are also indoor lighted signs you write on with special markers to advertise your special offers.
  • Can you sponsor a community event? A fun-run, golf tournament, or other event that will be well publicized in the community. Your name may not be prominently displayed but sometimes the positive exposure in the community will bring in new customers.
  • Small businesses can seldom afford saturation advertising. You must be selective in the media that reaches your customers. Pin your ad reps down and make them show you exactly how their media reaches your target audience.
  • Exploit the media you choose to the fullest. If your message is verbal, you don’t need TV. Use radio, billboards and newspapers to the fullest.
  • Consider direct mail. A letter and brochure before customer contact can increase business. An IBM study concluded that selling time can be reduced from 9.3 to 1.3 total hours with direct mail advertising. A Sales and Marketing Executives International Study showed salespeople went from eight orders per 100 cold calls to 38 orders per 100 when direct mail was used.
  • Try an editorial style ad. These are ads that look like actual stories in the newspaper. They will have advertisement at the top of the article. Develop a good headline, and 50% more people will read the article than would read an ad of the same size.
  • You can’t match larger competitors dollar-for-dollar but, you can use unusual approaches (like the Avis idea above), color, music, slogans, humor (be careful here), or media selection to win your market away from the big guys.
  • Due to the high costs of conventional advertising on, radio, TV, newspapers, many cost conscious business have been forced to look for lower cost methods. Can you advertise on parking meters, taxi boards, balloons, blimps, and grocery shopping carts. Community bulletin boards, movie ads, and weekly newspaper shoppers.
  • Key your ads. Put something in the ad that will let you know which media it came from. On coupons, put a code that will record the paper and date of the ad. In radio or TV, have them mention the ad to get the discount. Ask every customer how they found you.
  • Plan for a rainy day. During the year put a small amount aside each month for emergencies. You never know when you’ll need to react quickly to whatever the competition is doing. You must be able to capitalize on breaking national events or news regarding your industry. If negative things happen in your industry you may need to respond quickly to make sure the right message is presented.
  • Always give the customer more than you promised and more than they expected. This is tip number 27 of the 25 we advertised. Maybe this last one is the one you needed.
  • I hope these tips will help your business grow. Not all may be relevant to your particular situation. Hopefully, they will illustrate the importance to plan and control your advertising budget.

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    Book a golf break to Selsdon Park Hotel, Surrey #hospice #volunteer

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    Hotel

    Set in 200 acres of stunning Surrey countryside, Selsdon Park Hotel is a spectacular mansion house which dates back to 1875. Despite being a 4* venue with modern facilities, this charming hotel is still decorated in a manner that preserves its 19 th Century character, which only adds to its appeal.

    Golf courses

    Selsdon Park Golf Club was originally laid out in 1929, and has a reputation as one of the top courses in the area, having hosted a Europro Tour Event in 2007.

    Location

    Selsdon Park Hotel and Golf Club is located just 10 minutes from Junction 6 on the M25. Free car parking for 350 cars is available on-site.

    Selsdon Park Golf Course

    18 holes, 73 par, 6473 yards. Woodland.

    At 6,473 yards with a par of 73, Selsdon Park Golf Course is a real challenge for both high and low handicappers. The course provides a wide variety of challenges, with 4 par 5s over 500 yards (definite 3 shotters for all but the longest hitters) coupled with some short par 4s, meaning that to score well you have to be playing well with every club in the bag.

    Wayward driving will be punished, as the rough can be incredibly thick, so accuracy off the tee is important. The signature 2nd hole is a fantastic test, where a good drive will leave you with an uphill 2nd shot to the well protected green. Played in beautiful surroundings, a round at Selsdon Park will delight golfers of all abilities.

    Selsdon Park Hotel and Golf Club hotel information

    This English retreat offers a stunning setting to soak up the historical wonders on show, such as the ancient suit of armour in the lobby and the ancient tapestries throughout the hotel. The picturesque views across the 200 acre parkland estate make for an enjoyable afternoon stroll to conclude a successful round on the world class Selsdon Park Golf Course on offer.

    The 200 guest rooms at Selsdon feature typically traditional English décor and offer all the amenities you would require throughout your stay. Each room comes with satellite TV, direct dial telephone, coffee and tea making facilities, room service and an en-suite bathroom. With 9 different room types, there is a style and taste for every guest to get the best from their stay.

    For a relaxing pint after your round, you can have a drink on the Terrace overlooking the Surrey downs; try the Tempus Bar where you can order a wide range of beverages. Alternatively, visit the restaurant for some contemporary cuisine which will be sure to satisfy your needs. For the more active in your party, there is also well equipped leisure complex with a gym, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, squash courts, tennis courts and an indoor swimming pool.

    Spa information

    This classic English hotel also provides a great base for you to experience some of Selsdon’s many spa treatments. Indulge in the many massages, beauty therapies and on-site leisure facilities to get more from your stay.

    Things to see and do

    Local attractions include Chessington World of Adventures, Hever Castle and Chartwell. If there is a large group of you then GO Paintball London will provide you with an action filled day. Alternatively, why not visit London and explore the many tourist attractions.

    Our view of Selsdon Park Hotel and Golf Club

    With an exceptional hotel and fantastic golf course, Selsdon Park golf breaks offer true luxury at outstanding value.

    Facilities

    General Comments Hotel rooms in general are now looking very tired and need at least some freshening up. Sad when you see a beautiful building but rooms let it down. Our rooms shower also would not work, and when we did get it to work once it could not turn off and then for the morning would not turn back on again. Confirmed guest: 13 August 2016
    Published on: 26 August 2016

    David

    Maidstone Retired active sports lover

    General Comments Desperately in need of another bar, probably near the outside seating area. The size of the bar for the size of hotel is woefully inadequate ( beer was a touch on the expensive side) Confirmed guest: 10 August 2016
    Published on: 21 August 2016

    Ramesh

    Wembley

    General Comments Food – Limited choice for vegetarians! Confirmed guest: 09 August 2016
    Published on: 25 August 2016





    The Best Canadian Credit Card With Travel Rewards #credit #cards,travel,travel #tips,personal #finance,personal


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    The Best Canadian Credit Card With Travel Rewards

    Is a weaker Canadian dollar clipping travellers’ wings? Would-be vacationers could find themselves paying 30 per cent more for their warm-weather getaways this year. As the Loonie hovers around US$0.75, three-quarters admit the weak currency has impacted their trip plans.

    But cash-strapped travelers needn’t settle for a staycation, as a number of travel rewards credit cards can effectively offset travel costs.

    However, using plastic to fund a vacation can be a point of confusion. While there are a number of fantastic travel offers available in today’s market, many Canadians aren’t aware of travel rewards best practices, and there continue to be misconceptions around the true value of rewards, and how to effectively earn and redeem them.

    To help Canadians take flight faster, RateSupermarket.ca has revealed the Guide to Flying for Free – How to Cash in Travel Rewards Credit Card Points. The guide provides clarity on choosing the right card, and insight to the value offered by popular rewards programs.

    How to Pick the Perfect Travel Rewards Credit Card

    How Big is That Bonus. Really?

    We’ve all seen the ads — sign up today and get 50,000 points! Seems like a really sweet deal — but how much is a point really worth? It depends on the card and the way you redeem. Here’s a breakdown of what the most popular points in Canada are worth* when cashed in for travel:

    American Express Blue Sky Points
    Each. $0.01
    Points needed for $100 in travel. 10,000
    Redemption – Great. Book any travel and apply points to your balance. A minimum 10,000 is required to redeem. Points are converted to statement credits of $100 each, which can then be applied to any travel purchase.
    Blackouts or Restrictions. No

    American Express Gold Rewards Points
    Each. $0.01
    Points needed for $100 in travel. 10,000
    Redemption – Great. Book any travel and apply points to your balance. A minimum 10,000 is required to redeem. Points are converted to statement credits of $100 each, which can then be applied to any travel purchase.
    Blackouts or Restrictions. No

    BMO Rewards
    Each. $0.01
    Points needed for $100 in travel. 10,000
    Redemption – Good. Travel must be booked through the BMO Rewards travel agency, either online or over the phone. You must have a minimum of 100 points to redeem. If you don’t have enough points to cover your trip, you can pay the remainder with your credit card.
    Blackouts or Restrictions. No

    Capital One reward miles
    Each. $0.01 each
    Points needed for $100 in travel. 10,000
    Redemption – Great. Simply charge your travel expense to your card, then apply points to your balance. There is no point minimum required to redeem, and points can be used to pay taxes and other surcharges.
    Blackouts or Restrictions. No

    CIBC Aventura Points
    Each. $0.03
    Points needed for $100 in travel. approx. 3,300
    Redemption – Ok. Travel must be searched for via the CIBC Aventura rewards portal, which includes all airlines. Flight types are classified as long haul, short haul, domestic and international, and require a minimum number of points to qualify per category. There is a maximum cap on the number of points you can redeem, and points cannot be used to pay for taxes and other surcharges.

    Scotia Rewards Points
    Each. $0.01 each
    Points needs for $100 in travel. 10,000
    Redemption – Great. Simply charge your travel expense to your card, then log into your Scotia Rewards account to apply points to your balance. There is no point minimum required to redeem, and points can be used to pay taxes and other surcharges.
    Blackouts or Restrictions. No

    RBC Rewards Points
    Each. $0.023
    Points needed for $100 in travel. approx. 4,300
    Redemption – Ok. Redeem your points online via the RBC Orbitz portal, over the phone, or via Carlson Wagonlit Travel. Flight types are classified as long haul, short haul, domestic and international, and require a minimum number of points to qualify per category. There is a maximum cap on the number of points you can redeem, and points cannot be used to pay for taxes and other surcharges.

    AIR MILES
    Each. $0.15 each (varies based on flight redemption)
    Points needs for $100 in travel. Approx. 667
    Redemption – Ok. Flights must be booked via AIR MILES’ Dream Rewards Centre, which prices point requirements based on mileage. Redemption costs are higher during the high season, and AIR MILES cannot be used to pay for taxes and other surcharges.
    Blackouts or Restrictions. No

    Aeroplan Miles
    Each. $0.23 each
    Points needs for $100 in travel. approx. 4,300
    Redemption – Ok. Travel must be booked by the Aeroplan rewards portal, and are restricted to Air Canada and other partner airlines. Point redemption is divided into two tiers: Fixed Mileage and Market Fare. Fixed Mileage Flight Rewards travel can be booked for fewer points, but are subjected to limited availability and seasonality.
    Blackouts or Restrictions. Some seat restrictions

    TD Rewards
    Each. $0.005
    Points needs for $100 in travel. 20,000
    Redemption – Good. Book travel on any airline, or book through Expedia for TD, then log in in to your TD Rewards Account to pay with your points. Points can also be used to pay for taxes and additional surcharges.
    Blackouts or Restrictions. No

    *Based on value of signup bonus. Note values may vary depending on redemption method, flight seasonality and flight class).

    Tips for Using a Travel Rewards Credit Card

    Seek out the perfect plastic. There is a wide variety of travel rewards programs to choose from and each offers a different earning and redemption structure. It’s important to determine whether a card’s earning potential can be maximized based on your specific spending habits — for example, gas and grocery purchases, or earning on all spending.

    Heed the fee.
    Travel rewards cards are often packed with additional insurance, concierge and lounge benefits — and that means the majority charge an annual fee. Look for cards that waive this charge for a limited promotional period, and determine whether your annual earnings offset the fee amount. For those who are fee adverse, a non-fee card with a lower earning threshold can be a better fit.

    Ask about redemption.
    Those points won’t do much good if they’re grounded during your desired departure season. Seat capacity, seasonal, and minimum redemption restrictions are common pitfalls vacationers should be aware of. For the greatest flexibility, look for cards that allow points to be redeemed directly on travel purchases charged on the card.

    Cover yourself.
    Many travel cards come with built-in insurance benefits — but you shouldn’t assume you’re covered. At a bare minimum, ensure you have sufficient travel medical and accident insurance for yourself, spouse and any dependents travelling with you. Add-ons like trip interruption, delay and cancellation coverage can provide greater peace of mind on your journey.

    * Preparing for Takeoff: Air travel outlook for 2016 – Expedia.ca

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    About Glass Break Detectors

    In addition to detecting a window break, many of our glass break detectors sense of if an intruder touches or knocks on your windows. The windows in your home are a likely entry point for a criminal trying to gain access. A glass break detector not only provides you with advanced warning, the glass break detectors piercing alarm sound scares away would be assailants and alerts you to their presence. In addition, a glass break detector sensor is easy to detect by the criminal and serves as a visual deterrent that your home is equipped with alarm detection systems.

    About Glass Break Detectors

    In addition to detecting a window break, many of our glass break detectors sense of if an intruder touches or knocks on your windows. The windows in your home are a likely entry point for a criminal trying to gain access. A glass break detector not only provides you with advanced warning, the glass break detectors piercing alarm sound scares away would be assailants and alerts you to their presence. In addition, a glass break detector sensor is easy to detect by the criminal and serves as a visual deterrent that your home is equipped with alarm detection systems.