Are you getting the most out of your credit card rewards? + MORE Jul 9th

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FINAL REMINDER The credit card to consider getting right now - August 2022 + MORE Aug 31st

 We continue our monthly feature where we recommend a card to consider applying for right away during the course of the current month.  How do we pick which card should be highlighted? We'll look at numerous factors however in most cases it will primarily be due to the limited time off.... More »

Another Stunning First For Webb Telescope As Its Detects ‘Smoke Clouds’ On A Planet Outside The Solar System - Forbes + MORE Sep 6th

Another Stunning First For Webb Telescope As Its Detects ‘Smoke Clouds’ On A Planet Outside The Solar System  ForbesAstronomers Discover Clouds of Sand In The Atmosphere of A Failed Star  ScienceAlertView Full coverage on Google News.... More »

RWRDS Daily Update – September 30 + MORE Oct 1st

Here’s your Rewards Canada update! Your near daily dose of loyalty program, credit card and travel news, bonuses, deals and more. Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Award Chart Changes Alaska Airlines is making big news today across all the points and miles sites and blogs. They have published a not.... More »

‘Anyone Can Be an Entrepreneur’: Borrowell’s Co-Founder Eva Wong On How She Made It + MORE Sep 27th

When Eva Wong joined Borrowell in 2014, she had no prior experience working in tech or finance. As co-founder and chief operating officer, she’s helped the low-interest loan and credit-education company grow to 160 employees with offices in Toronto, Montreal and Kelowna. Here, she tells CB how she.... More »
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Earn 100 Aeroplan Points for every $5 donated to the Canadian Red Cross + a chance to win 250K Aeroplan Points + MORE Sep 9th

During the month of September if you donate to the Canadian Red Cross you will earn Aeroplan points for doing so. Members will earn 100 points for every $5 donated and if you donate $100 or more you'll also be entered for a chance to win one of two 250,000 Aeroplan points prizes. This offer runs.... More »
Are you getting the most out of your credit card rewards?Credit card rewards points are awesome, if you can redeem them for things you actually want. We all have different goals and plans, and on top of that our spending habits and needs can change over time. That’s why having lots of options to choose from is key to a worthwhile rewards program. Let’s look at how to pick one that suits your lifestyle—for today and in the future.

How to choose a rewards program

When it comes to selecting the best credit card rewards program for you and your lifestyle, there are two major considerations to take into account:

Reward options

One of the first things to look for in a rewards credit card is whether it offers the experiences and items that you really want. You’re more likely to find them in a card with a rich rewards catalogue.

The MBNA Rewards Platinum Plus Mastercard* is a prime example. When you use this card for everyday purchases, you collect valuable points you can redeem toward anything on the MBNA Rewards website, including travel, brand-name merchandise, gift cards, cash back and even charitable donations…

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Buy or gift Aeroplan Points with up to a 100% bonusAeroplan has come out with another buy or gift points promotion where you can earn up to a 100% bonus. This tiered offer sees bonuses ranging up to 100% depending on how many points you buy. This offer runs until July 20 2022 and allows members to buy up to 500,000 points per transaction up to the annual limit of 1 million points. If you buy points at the 100% level your cost on each point is 1.75 cents (C$) each before taxes. Since we value Aeroplan points at a minimum of 1.5 cents each you would think it wouldn’t make sense to buy them 1.75 cents each but over the past year or so we have shown Aeroplan redemption examples of 4.35 cents to over 6 cents per point in value. In those cases where you can extract 2 cents per points or more in value it can make sense to buy points as you would end up saving some cash on your trips!Offer details:Receive up to a 100% bonus when buy Aeroplan points online. Valid until Jul 20, 22 Buy points here. Here are some more Aeroplan offers:  100% bonus Aeroplan SQM, SQS, and SQD on Air Canada-operated flights to Europe in Economy Standard fare or higher when members book with cash…

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Small changes to the Laurentian Bank Visa Infinite Card & receive 25 bonus AIR MILES when you redeem Cash Miles at Safeway & SobeysHere’s your Rewards Canada update! Your near daily dose of loyalty program, credit card and travel news, bonuses, deals and more.  Sometime over the past month or so there were some changes to the Laurentian Bank Visa Infinite Card. It no longer has a welcome bonus offer (the 8x points) or first year annual fee waiver. They have also reduced the pre-authorized debit earn rate from 3 points per dollar to 2. I’m not entirely sure when the earn rate change happened as I don’t check on this card as often as others but thought I would pass it along nonetheless. Learn more about this card here.Image via Laurentian Bank — You can receive 25 bonus AIR MILES Reward Miles when you redeem Cash Miles (95 Miles for $10) at Safeway or Sobeys until July 13. Click here to learn more.Image via AIR MILES —Be sure to subscribe to the Rewards Canada News email newsletter so that you don’t miss out on any loyalty program news and offers! You can subscribe to the newsletter here Posts since our last update:Buy or gift Aeroplan Points with up to a 100% bonusNational Bank’s new 5x points multiplier may not be as good as we originally thoughtTop Cash Back Credit Card Sign Up offers for July – These cards provide the best value out of their welcome bonuses12 new American Express Cobalt confirmed multipliers and it was a short tenure for Red Roof Inns in CanadaDeals: Marriott Bonvoy Escapes – Save up to 20% at over 1,600 Marriott Hotels Worldwide…

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