April 13 Update: 25 Free AIR MILES, 100 Free ConnectMiles and save 50% on a second room with Starwood in EMEA + MORE Apr 13th

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Find the best credit card for your New Year’s resolution Jan 2nd

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Confusion over Air Miles fine print and Expedia 'glitch': CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet May 21st

CBC's Marketplace rounds up the consumer and health news you need from the week, including Air Miles members unaware of how rewards are collected, major changes to Canada's tobacco laws, and an Expedia "glitch" that prevented travellers from booking a stay at a B.C. lodge..... More »
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Rate survey: Average card APR remains at record high of 16.73 percent + MORE May 31st

May 30, 2018: The average credit card interest rate remained at a record high of 16.73 percent Wednesday, according to the CreditCards.com Weekly Credit Card Rate Report..... More »
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BMO Rewards World Elite Mastercard first year fee waiver returns with 35,000 point sign up bonus + MORE Oct 2nd

We mentioned in our last podcast that we should expect some better credit card offers to come out in October and they are coming! The first is one that people always look forward to. Sure its for a card the in general gets mixed reviews but to get $250 in travel and four lounge access passes for no .... More »
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'It's a ball of yarn': Small business owner detained at border amid border and visa confusion + MORE Jun 13th

Heather Breadner found herself in a woolly situation when she tried to cross the Canada-U.S. border, but was turned back by customs agents who seemed confused about the paperwork she needed to sell her hand-dyed yarn at a festival in Maryland..... More »
A U.S. investor of Aeroplan operator Aimia Inc. says it plans to vote against the re-election of the company’s board of director nominees at this month’s annual meeting.

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Top 5 Credit Card Sign Up offers for AprilHere are the Rewards Canada Top 5 Credit Card Sign Up offers for the month of April! This is not a ‘best’ credit card list like our Top Travel Rewards Credit Card rankings but instead a look at cards that have very good acquisition (sign up) offers. As always when choosing a card you should always take other factors into account other than the just sign up bonus, but when most or all of these cards are first year free, they can and do pay off even when you grab them strictly for the sign up rewards. In fact all of the cards on this list are first year free so you can try them out at no cost and decide later on if the card is right for you. All the while you earn the sign up bonus which can be used to subsidize your travels!No change this month in the cards in this Top 5 list but you should know that this is the last month that you can get the really good RBC Avion offer. Read more about that offer here. Here are our top 5 credit card sign up offers for April (in alphabetical order)BMO AIR MILES World Elite Mastercard – 3,000 Miles  (Apply here)The best ever sign up bonus for an AIR MILES co-branded card continues to be in the Top 5 sign up list thanks to its 3,000 miles sign up bonus (worth ~$300 or more) and no annual fee in the first year! Even if you aren’t a fan of AIR MILES the fact you can get 3,000 miles and them use them as cash rewards for no cost to you should be enough to go out and get this card…

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A new Visa chargeback system will speed the dispute process for consumers and cut fraud and costs for merchants.

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April 13 Update: 25 Free AIR MILES, 100 Free ConnectMiles and  save 50% on a second room with Starwood in EMEAYou can get 25 Free AIR MILES Reward Miles for subscribing to Lowes emails! Find out more here. (Bonus Miles will not be awarded to residents in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI, Newfoundland and Labrador)And speaking of free miles, over on FFB we detailed how you can get 100 Free Copa ConnectMiles – I know not many of you use this program but good to know about just in case you do! Posts since our last update:Top 5 Credit Card Sign Up offers for April Here are the Rewards Canada Top 5 Credit Card Sign Up offers for the month of April! This is not…Details of Hilton’s next systemwide promotion revealed – Double Points for all stays May 1 – Aug 31 Hilton Honors has shared the details of their next systemwide promotion that will launch on May 1st with us.…IHG Rewards Club Accelerate returns for Spring 2018 – Earn lots of bonus points for your IHG stays! We brought you the initial details of the new IHG Accelerate offer yesterday but the registration page was glitching…Registration now open for the next IHG Rewards Club Accelerate promotion from May 1 to July 31 The Winter Accelerate bonus isn’t over yet as it goes until the end of April but if you don’t…Earn up to 3,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles with a new Costco membership Offer details Earn up to 3,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles when you sign up for a new Costco membership…

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Not all lenders report payment activity to the credit bureaus; make sure yours does before applying for a credit card or loan.

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