Before It’s Too Late! Best Credit Card Welcome Offers of February 2020 + MORE Feb 5th

The “Big Five” Canadian banks offer credit cards and include Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto Dominion Bank (TD Canada Trust), Bank of Nova Scotia, Bank of Montreal and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC). Did you know that there are many other options?
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Top Canadian Credit Card Issuers Cut Interest Rates and Pause Planned Hikes Apr 13th

The COVID-19 pandemic has swept many Canadians into unanticipated financial uncertainty. Mass temporary layoffs and job losses have left hundreds of thousands of people wondering how they are going to pay their rent and credit card bills in the coming months. While the federal government is taking .... More »
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February 19 Update: Swissport Aspire lounge now open in Ottawa, AIR MILES expands partnership with Samsung, more Cobalt multiplier locations + MORE Feb 19th

Back at the start of the month we let you know that Swissport was setting up to open a new Aspire lounge in Ottawa. Good news is that lounge opened up on Valentine's Day! Bad news is they don't have their liquor license yet! So for the time being there is no alcohol being served in the lounge. Th.... More »
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Ottawa set to green light national economic stimulus package: Chrystia Freeland - The Globe and Mail + MORE Mar 13th

Ottawa set to green light national economic stimulus package: Chrystia Freeland  The Globe and MailAlberta government looking at low interest credit for struggling oil and gas companies  CBC.caCoronavirus, threat of oil price war, fragile economy the 'perfect storm': Kenney .... More »
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National Bank Customers Can Now Make International Transfers by Mastercard and Interac + MORE Jun 8th

National Bank, one of Canada’s largest and oldest financial institutions, is offering its users a more natural way to send money abroad, thanks to the new feature announced by the bank in May. The new International Transfer by Mastercard and Interac is a joint, cross-border solution for Canadians.... More »
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July 7 Update: BMO card changes coming later this week, AIR MILES adds All Purpose Realty as a partner & closure of NEXUS enrollment centers extended + MORE Jul 8th

Have you been contemplating the BMO No Fee Rewards Mastercard with its 20,000 point bonus? Grab it now as that offer will change on Friday! On the other hand if you have been thinking about the card's sibling, the BMO Rewards World Elite Mastercard wait to apply for it. The sign up offer gets b.... More »
Before It’s Too Late! Best Credit Card Welcome Offers of February 2020
Welcome offers come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes there are requirements you have to meet to qualify for a promotion, while others automatically benefit the cardmember. It can be tricky to find an offer that will benefit you the most.
To make things easier, we’ve collected the top nine welcome offers for February. We have sorted them into travel, cash back, and specialty rewards offers, so you can skip the ones that may not interest you.
These promotions run for a limited time, so before it’s too late, check out the best credit card welcome bonuses for this month:
Top Travel Welcome Offers:

Scotiabank®* Gold American Express® Card: Earn 20,000 bonus Scotia Rewards points when you spend $1,000 within the first three months. This card is great for the long-stay traveller. Pay no foreign transaction fees on purchases made on the card. Plus, receive a bonus from RateSupermarket.ca!
CIBC Aventura® Gold Visa* Card: Earn up to 35,000 bonus Aventura Points in the first year of card membership…

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Earn 5x Aeroplan Miles for stays at Choice Hotels Worldwide from February 14 to April 30The latest Choice Hotels Aeroplan bonus miles offer has been revealed and it is the same one we have saw right up to end of last year. Once again it’s a nice and easy 5x miles on all Choice Hotels stays. You can already book your stays but if you have any stays prior to February 14 those won’t count for the bonus.Here are the Choice Hotels brands as reminder since “Choice” is an actual brick and mortar hotel.Offer details5x Aeroplan Miles for stays for stays at over 7,000 Choice Hotels worldwide. Full details & online booking Feb 14 – Apr 30, 20Simply provide your Aeroplan Number upon check-in, or update your earning preference in your Choice Privileges account.Can’t make use of this offer? Here are some other bonus offers available:Earn 500 Bonus Aeroplan Miles for stays at Best Western Hotels in Canada, the United States, or the Caribbean Islands Full details, online registration & booking (Registration is required)Earn 4x Aeroplan Miles when you stay for 2 or more nights on weekends (Thu-Sun) at the Chelsea Hotel Toronto…

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February 5 Update: Turkish Airlines Vancouver route now open for reservations, new Amex Offer for Wayfair and 10 new bonus offersBack in October Turkish Airlines revealed they will start flying to Vancouver from Istanbul in 2020. We now know the schedule and aircraft for the route and that it is now open for reservations (at least for cash bookings). The first flight will take place on June 9 and operate 3x weekly with a Boeing 787-9. Turkish Airlines is a Star Alliance member which means it is a great option for Aeroplan members to utilize for flights to Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. In fact, maybe you’ve seen Turkish’s recent Super Bowl commercial that reiterates the airlines flies to more countries worldwide than any other airline. However at the time of posting this flight was not showing up at all in some Aeroplan and United MileagePlus searches we conducted. All routing from YVR to IST had the routes connecting via Montreal. It is possible if you call in that Aeroplan may be able to find it but with the system switch over there are still super long wait times to get ahold of an agent…

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Price increase coming to WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard companion vouchers, base level card voucher to be expanded to include the U.S.One of the most popular benefits on Canada’s number one airline credit card will be taking a hit come April 1. The coveted Companion Voucher benefit on the WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard will become more expensive for two of three options starting on April 1st.Screenshot from WestJetHere is the current companion voucher pricing:round trip travel in Canada and Continental U.S.: $99 plus taxes & feesround-trip travel to/from Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and Hawaii: $299 plus taxes and feesround-trip travel to/from rest of WestJet network: $399 plus taxes and feesAs of April 1st the pricing will be as follows:round trip travel in Canada and Continental U.S.: $119 plus taxes & feesround-trip travel to/from Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and Hawaii: $399 plus taxes and feesround-trip travel to/from rest of WestJet network: $399 plus taxes and feesAs you can see flights within Canada and to the U.S. will be jumping by $20 but a much larger hit takes place for sun destinations as those are going up a full $100 to be the same as Europe flights at $399 each…

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Alaska Airlines new partner airline flight bonus is one Canadians should really consider - earn 10,000 miles on round trip flightsAlaska Airlines released a new flight bonus offer earlier this week that us Canadian’s should take a closer look at. This offer is for all of Alaska’s non-U.S. based partner airlines that fly beyond North America. Meaning out of Canada (or the U.S.) to Europe, Asia, Australia etc. You get the picture. And most of the airlines participating do serve Canada. Save for Fiji Airways, Latam and Singapore Airlines you have 12 airlines that this bonus will work with for flights out of Canada. (See the list of airlines below).This bonus itself is interesting as it is a bonus that will add miles to whatever you earn on a flight so that you reach 5,000 miles earned in total each way as long as you fly between North America and a non-North America destination on one of the participating partner airlines. That means round trip flights will earn 10,000 miles in total. This is a really good bonus especially if you are flying in a fare class that may only earn 25% of the mileage. For example, if you fly the lowest economy fare class on Aer Lingus between Toronto and Dublin and credit it to Mileage Plan you’d only earn 25% of the flown miles or about 1,639 earned miles round trip…

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