April 11 Update: 100 bonus AIR MILES at Rexall this weekend, Amex Platinum Card access to Lufthansa lounges extended & a great KLM seat sale! + MORE Apr 12th

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June 12 Update: Turo offer for Amex cardholders, new Centurion Lounge to open in Phoenix & Air Canada Business Class sale + MORE Jun 13th

American Express is sending out an offer to many of its cardholders for $100 off a Turo car booking. Check your email for your specific promo code. I received the offer for the personal Platinum Card.Rendering of the new PHX Centurion loungeAlso on the American Express front, the company has anno.... More »
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May 22 Update: Netflix will be a 3x points streaming service for Scotia Gold Amex, some cards you should grab now and some you should wait for + MORE May 22nd

Last week we brought you a list of Streaming services that will earn 3x points on the Scotia Gold American Express as of August 1 and we missed Netflix on that list. We can confirm that Netflix is included. Others asked about Google or Amazon Prime and as Davidd418 commented on our post those pr.... More »

Using the Scotiabank Gold American Express card to redeem for any travel - whale watches included! + MORE Apr 16th

Today we welcome the second post from Rewards Canada contributor Jeff W.! Jeff has been a long time reader of Rewards Canada and we've had lots of discussions with him via email and Twitter as he is always looking to maximize his credit card, travel and other loyalty program rewards! This is his.... More »

What is a Secured Credit Card and How Does It Work? + MORE Jun 29th

A good credit history is important for everyone. It’s a gateway to more borrowing options and the basis of a positive financial future. But what if you have no credit, or some unfortunate marks on your record make it hard to get a new card? That’s where a secured credit card may come in.... More »

Time to give Avalanche credit for meaningful run over Flames - Sportsnet.ca + MORE Apr 19th

Time to give Avalanche credit for meaningful run over Flames  Sportsnet.caFlames taking it one game at a time in series against Avalanche  NHL.comTkachuk: Time's running out, we got to find a way to play our best hockey  TSNColorado Avalanche's comeback nets 3-2 OT win&.... More »
Credit Cards Canada: Tips for Opening a New Credit Card 

Looking for a new credit card but confused by all of the options available and what their terms really mean? Maybe you want a credit card so you can shop without having to use cash for purchases. Or, maybe you’ve heard about travel rewards cards that let you use points for flights and hotels. No matter your reasons for needing a card, finding the right one is a must. Let’s explore how to open a new credit card and what all the terms mean. And, we’ve included a few travel rewards cards (so you can plan your next trip!).  
How to Open a New Credit Card 
A credit card is a form a debt you must pay back. When you open a credit card, you’ll apply on the bank’s website. They will ask for your social security number, date of birth, address and salary details.  
Some banks will give you an approval within seconds and some will respond by mail. They’ll tell you if you are approved and the credit limit.
Learn the Credit Card Terminology 
Credit cards can include benefits like cash back or travel rewards…

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OPC Report: Equifax Failed to Protect Consumers and Information
Equifax Canada and U.S.-based parent Equifax Inc. failed to “implement appropriate security safeguards given the volume and sensitivity of the personal information held by Equifax Inc.,” according to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC).
In May 2017, Equifax suffered a security breach affecting an estimated 19,000 Canadians, who had their social insurance numbers and other identifying information stolen. This attack was not publicly disclosed until September 2017, nor were Canadian consumers immediately notified of the breach, despite their data being stored on servers in the U.S. In addition, remedies offered by Equifax to U.S. users of Equifax, such as a credit freeze, were not offered to Canadians.
In the investigation report published today, the OPC found that Equifax’s safeguards failed to include “basic information security practices,” and were “indicative of long-term systemic issues.” Crucially, Equifax Canada relied on the policies and practices of parent company Equifax Inc…

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April 11 Update: 100 bonus AIR MILES at Rexall this weekend, Amex Platinum Card access to Lufthansa lounges extended & a great KLM seat sale!Rexall is once again offering 100 Bonus AIR MILES Reward Miles when spend $50 or more this weekend (Apr 12-14) No coupon is required.Sometime ago we let you know that you can use your Platinum Card from American Express (or if you are lucky enough, your Centurion Card) to access Lufthansa Business Class lounges in Frankfurt and Munich as a special limited time offer. Good news is that offer is being extended and you’ll be able to access lounges until the end of October. Find out more here (HT OMAAT) Platinum Card Members may enjoy access to Lufthansa Business Lounges (regardless of ticket class) and Lufthansa Senator Lounges (when flying business class) in the Satellite area of T2 in Munich Airport, and T1 Concourse B in Frankfurt Airport.Centurion Members may enjoy access to Lufthansa First Class, Senator and Business lounges in the satellite area of T2 in Munich Airport, and T1 Concourse B in Frankfurt Airport, regardless of ticket class. Posts since our last update:Summary of global hotel systemwide bonus points promotions – April Edition One of the easiest ways to rack up lots of hotel points is to take advantage of the systemwide…Earn 1,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles when you join the program & complete your first transaction Here is a new offer for those of you who may have not joined Aeroplan yet! Or if you have…Travel DealsKLM is celebrating Kings Day with some killer fares out of Canada (namely Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary) with fares as low as $729 from the West! Those are some good prices!…

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