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?
Retired? No mortgage for you: How the stress test is making it tougher to borrow later in life Nov 4th
Many people are shocked to discover that the amount they can borrow decreases drastically when they retire because the stress test looks at your income..... More »
October 30 Update: BMO and Tangerine credit card offer extensions, WestJet route increases for Calgary-Europe and $300 off Aer Lingus Business Class out of Toronto Oct 31st
There are three current credit card offers that are being extended into 2020:Tangerine Money-Back Credit Card with 4% cash back has been extended to January 31, 2020BMO CashBack World Elite Mastercard with 5% cash back in your first 3 months and the $120 annual fee waived in the first year has been .... More »
November 12 Update: AIR MILES Shop the Block returns in 2 days with up to 1,200 bonus miles and the last Air Transat A310 flights to be YQB-CDG + MORE Nov 13th
AIR MILES Shop the Block returns for the holiday shopping season with the opportunity to earn up to 1,200 bonus AIR MILES Reward Miles. The promotion launches in two days and you can bet we'll provide coverage of this year's offers. Find out more here.For our #avgeek readers who want to fly on Ai.... More »
November 6 Update: 7x Aeroplan Miles for Apple store purchases now live, new RBC offers for Fairmont Hotels & the Keg, 50% off TAP Air Portugal award tickets + MORE Nov 7th
Just a friendly reminder that as of today you can earn 7x Aeroplan Miles for Apple store purchases. This offer only runs until November 8. Find out more here.RBC cardholders have a new set of offers that are available to them. You've seen us write about Amex offers and these are of the same manner.... More »
Here’s an excerpt of this new guide we released on Rewards Canada today:As Canadians we know what it’s like to live with long, drawn out winters. We dread the short daylight hours and the biting wind. So how do we as a nation battle the season we look forward to before Christmas but are sick of by the first week of January? We travel. We travel to warmer sun drenched locales and for many of us that means an all inclusive vacation. Canadian winters and all inclusive vacations go hand in hand. However, when it comes to travel loyalty programs and credit cards, all inclusive vacations are neglected. Have you ever seen a credit card ad detailing an all inclusive vacation? No, it’s almost always flights and to a lesser extend hotel stays. That’s because we’ve been trained to think that credit card and travel reward programs are just for flights. And we’re trained that way because that’s what most programs used to be. Think about it, you ask any Canadian on the street to name a travel reward program and you’re almost guaranteed you’ll only hear Aeroplan or AIR MILES…
British Airways Executive Club: 35% Bonus Avios when you transfer hotel points into Avios until December 2
British Airways Executive Club has brought back their transfer bonus for moving points from hotel programs into Avios. The bonus is 5% more than we saw this past spring as it is 35% this time which we haven’t seen since March of 2018. It good for six major hotel programs: Marriott Bonvoy, IHG Rewards Club, Radisson Rewards, Shangri-La’s Golden Circle, MeliáRewards and Best Western Rewards. If you are looking to boost your BA balance your best bet is converting Marriott Bonvoy points. 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points will get you 20,000 Avios + the 5,000 bonus miles from Marriott + the 35% for a total of 33,750 Avios. Although unlikely, there may just be enough time for you to get in on this even if you don’t have enough Marriott points by grabbing the Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card with its 50,000 point Welcome bonus and getting some spend on it right away. This is also a good way to use up orphaned points in these hotel programs that you may never use otherwise!For details on some of the best ways to use British Airways Executive Club Avios read our article on Utilizing British Airways’ Executive Club for flights in North America Offer details35% Bonus Avios when you convert hotel points to British Airways Executive Club…
October 29 Update: Marriott’s Unlock More promotion kicks in today, Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge membership offer extended & a Canalta Rewards contest for Roughriders tickets!
Just a reminder that Marriott Bonvoy’s Unlock More promotion starts today! As of today all your eligible Marriott stays will count towards earning those bonus points. If you missed our notice of it before here it is:Earn 2,000 Bonus Bonvoy Points on your second stay at any participating Marriott Hotel Worldwide. Once complete you will unlock additional bonus offers for your stay(s) made after that second stay. Additional offers will be appear in your account and also be emailed to you by Marriott. Full details, online registration & booking. (Registration is required) Register by Dec 31 for stays between Oct 29 & Jan 14, 20Air Canada’s Maple Leaf Lounge membership sale has been extended to November 5th, We covered it here but you can go directly to the offer of 10% off and up to 8,000 bonus Aeroplan Miles on annual memberships here. There’s another Canalta Rewards contest to win tickets to the next Saskatchewan Roughriders game. Enter by tomorrow for a chance to win two tickets to the match up against the Edmonton Eskimos on November 2…