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?
Rewards credit cards have many perks and benefits from cash back to VIP access, and a whole lot more. Choosing a card can be difficult with endless options available. Do you pick a card with an annual fee? Low balance transfer? Travel rewards? No foreign transaction fees? Deciding which card .... More »
If you’re dreading your credit card bill, you’re not alone. According to the Bank of Canada, 30% of us carry a balance from month to month, accruing interest, on average, at an eye-watering 19.99%. Simply put, we’re in the red, with an average of $23,800 per Canadian owing on credit cards, lin.... More »
NASA news: High-energy particles in Antarctica could prove parallel universes - Express.co.uk + MORE May 20th
NASA news: High-energy particles in Antarctica could prove parallel universes Express.co.ukNASA scientists detect evidence of parallel universe where time runs backward New York Post NASA scientists ‘may have found evidence of parallel universe where time runs backwards’&nb.... More »
Holidays are time for shopping — but if you’re spending money online, you might want to do a few additional safety checks. There are plenty of opportunities to find deals, but not all is what it seems. Trust your instincts and take these steps to have a positive holiday shopping experie.... More »
April 1 Update: Aeroplan extends cancellation policy to April 30, Tokyo Olympic games dates set for 2021, Alaska & American expand reciprocal mileage earning Apr 2nd
Aeroplan announced last night an extension to their great refund and cancellation policy until April 30. This policy allows you to cancel Aeroplan tickets and receive all the miles back along with a complete refund of any taxes/fees paid. Learn more here.The Tokyo Olympic games now have set dates.... 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…