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July 31 Update: The 2% return on travel Envision World Mastercard now on Rewards Canada, hotel occupancy rates in Canada continue to rise slowly and seven new bonus offers Aug 1st

Sometime ago our Facebook follower Jeremy B. introduced us to the Envision World Mastercard and I'm finally getting around to putting the card's details on the Rewards Canada site and will begin to consider it for any potential rankings, portfolios and so on that I publish. This is credit union card.... More »

July 29 Update: Earn 5x miles at select retailers via the Aeroplan eStore, Autograph Collection Hotel coming to Halifax and W Toronto opening delayed to 2021 + MORE Jul 30th

You can earn 5x Aeroplan Miles when you shop online via the Aeroplan eStore for back to school. The extra miles are at select retailers like Gap, Indigo, New Balance and more. The bonus miles event runs until August 9. Find out more here.Image via Aeroplan Marriott will be opening up an Autograph.... More »

Schoolgirls in India discover Earth-bound asteroid - + MORE Jul 29th

Schoolgirls in India discover Earth-bound asteroid  CBC.caIndian schoolgirls discover asteroid moving towards Earth  CTV NewsTwo Schoolgirls From India Just Discovered an Asteroid  VICE10th Grade Girls in India Discover Asteroid Headed Toward Earth  ComplexTwo.... More »

You can now use Instacart to circumvent Costco's non-acceptance of Amex and to earn 5x points with the Cobalt Card Aug 5th

Back in March we had our reader TitaniumTux let us know that Instacart was finally coding properly as an eats and drinks merchant with American Express.  At that time we wrote about how you could Use Instacart to circumvent Loblaw stores non-acceptance of Amex and to earn 5x points with the Co.... More »
July 23 Update: Share your airline refund or lack thereof stories, OWG reveals initial flight schedule, hotel occupancy rates in Canada increasingJust a reminder that we are looking for feedback from our readers on the airline refund (or lack thereof) situation in Canada for an upcoming Rewards Canada podcast episode. There have already been several experiences provided and some good discussions between our readers. Let’s hear your voice added to it as well! You can read the article and comment on it here.Also I’ve been meaning to cover this for a couple of weeks now but it kept getting shoved to the side. A few weeks ago Canadian charter airline Nolinor announced they are launching a new scheduled leisure airline called OWG which will offer flights to sun destinations out of Montreal and Toronto. The airline will be flying older Boeing 737-400 aircraft and I love how they state on their website – this is not a MAX ;-)Yesterday they loaded their first flights into the GDS’ which will see the airline start service this November. The initial schedule per RoutesOnline will be as follows:Montreal – Cayo Coco eff 01NOV20 1 weeklyN5740 YUL1100 – 1500CCC 734 7N5741 CCC1700 – 2050YUL 734 7Montreal – Holguin eff 05NOV20 1 weeklyN5710 YUL1100 – 1520HOG 734 4N5711 HOG1700 – 2110YUL 734 4Montreal – Santa Clara eff 06NOV20 1 weeklyN5730 YUL1100 – 1500SNU 734 5N5731 SNU1700 – 2050YUL 734 5Montreal – Varadero eff 07NOV20 1 weeklyN5720 YUL1100 – 1500VRA 734 6N5721 VRA1700 – 2050YUL 734 6Toronto – Cayo Coco eff 01NOV20 1 weeklyN5840 YYZ0930 – 1315CCC 734 7N5841 CCC1505 – 1840YYZ 734 7Toronto – Holguin eff 05NOV20 1 weeklyN5810 YYZ1200 – 1605HOG 734 4N5811 HOG1745 – 2130YYZ 734 4Toronto – Santa Clara eff 06NOV20 1 weeklyN5830 YYZ0930 – 1315SNU 734 7N5831 SNU1502 – 1840YYZ 734 7Toronto – Varadero eff 07NOV20 1 weeklyN5820 YYZ1015 – 1400VRA 734 6N5821 VRA1555 – 1930YYZ 734 6There is no word of a frequent flyer program from the airline just yet (chances are they won’t be one for several years if it is even in the cards) however these are flights that are perfect for your proprietary credit card programs that allow you to book flights how you want and the redeem points against the charge…

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Canada’s best rewards credit cards 2020When choosing a good overall rewards card, you have to consider the entire package of goodies before making a final decision. Do you prefer a no fee card or are you willing to pay for perks? Are you more interested in spending bonuses, VIP lounge access, cash-back rewards or no blackout periods when booking travel? Whatever your criteria, there’s a card on this list to ensure you reap rewards as you spend.
The best rewards credit cards in Canada 2020

Annual fee

American Express Cobalt
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5 pts/$1 on groceries & dining
2 pts/$1 on travel, gas & transit
1 pt/$1 on everything else


Scotiabank Gold American Express
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5 pts/$1 on groceries, dining & entertainment
3 pts/$1 on gas, transit & streaming services
1 pt/$1 on everything else
No FX fees


Tangerine Money-Back
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2% cash back in up to 3 spending categories
0.5% on everything else


Scotia Momentum Visa Infinite
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4% cash back on groceries & recurring bills
2% on gas & daily transit
1% on everything else


AMEX SimplyCash Preferred
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2% cash back on everything


TD First Class Visa Infinite
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9 pts/$1 on travel (via ExpediaForTD)
3 pts/$1 on everything else


BMO World Elite
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3 pts/$1 on travel, dining, and entertainment
2 pts/$1 on everything else
Airport lounge access


PC Financial World Elite
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45 pts/$1 at Shoppers Drug Mart
30 pts/$1 at PC affiliate stores
30 pts/$1 on everything else


Rogers World Elite
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3% on purchases in U…

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