CIBC Aventura offering a 50% discount when you redeem points for any travel you book yourself + MORE Jan 18th

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It’s that time of year again! Time for our annual travel rewards and cash back credit card rankings. In this the 14th edition of the travel rewards rankings and 6th edition of cash back rankings we take a look at the best cards to rack up points, miles, and cash back, receiving benefits and more. On the travel side we provide details on the top overall cards, the best travel points cards, no fee cards, hybrid cards, airline cards and once again Ultra Premium credit cards. For cash back we look at the top 5 cards overall. Listen in to find to find out all the details behind Canada’s most trusted rankings! Check out the Top Travel Cards here and the Top Cash Back Cards here Click Here to download the podcast (mp3)  or download/subscribe via: Links relating to this week’s topics:  Canada’s Top Travel Rewards Credit Cards 2022 Canada’s Top Cash Back Credit Cards 2022 

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Here’s your Rewards Canada Daily update! Your daily dose (or near daily dose) of loyalty program, credit card and travel news, bonuses, deals and more. This update is brought to you by the HSBC World Elite Mastercard which is currently offering a welcome bonus of up to 100,000 bonus points worth $500, has no foreign transaction fees and no annual fee in the first year!  Catching up on some news that came out earlier this month. If you recall Best Western Rewards introduced a Pay with Points feature to the program in 2021 that was available only at select hotels in Canada and the U.S.. On January 5th Best Western announced an expansion to the Pay with Points feature to most of their hotels across North America. The feature allows you to redeem 5,000 points for $25 off your stay and goes up in increments of 1,000 points for an additional $5 off. Click here to learn more about Best Western’s Pay with Points feature. Here’s how to book it:Make sure you check off the Pay with Points button as shown in this screenshot (It is unchecked here, it will be a dark grey when you do check it)Then you’ll be presented with several rate options for the rooms, one of which will be the Pay with Points:  And when you select it, the next page will provide you with a slider where you can choose how many points to redeem: Images via Best Western—  Our main Rewards Canada Clash landing page has been updated and yes, we now also include standings…

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Here’s your Rewards Canada Daily update! Your daily dose (or near daily dose) of loyalty program, credit card and travel news, bonuses, deals and more. This update is brought to you by the HSBC World Elite Mastercard which is currently offering a welcome bonus of up to 100,000 bonus points worth $500, has no foreign transaction fees and no annual fee in the first year! We’re happy to let you know that we’ve added even more merchants to our American Express Cobalt™ Card Confirmed Multiplier Locations feature. Thanks to Rewards Canada reader C with a T for letting us know of the following locations that all earn 5x points on the Cobalt Card which weren’t on our list before:Skipper Otto, Vancouver; She Bakes Bouquets, Calgary; Mercato, Calgary; Dolce and Gourmando, Toronto; Fresh Co, Calgary; Basse Nuts, Laval; Yum Bakery, Calgary; KiwiLollies, New ZealandClick here to check out all of the confirmed locations — Tim Horton’s Tims Rewards are offering 2x points all week until Jan 23…

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Similar to a promotion that has BMO Rewards has been offering since December, CIBC is providing a discount for their Aventura cardholders when redeeming points against travel they book themselves. This is different than booking flights via CIBC Rewards and utilizing the Aventura Reward Chart or redeeming points against any travel booked with them. This is where you go out and buy travel with any provider like Air Canada, WestJet, Expedia etc. and then when the charge shows up on your account you redeem points against that charge.With CIBC, their Shopping with Points redemption is essentially their cash back reward option for the Aventura cards. Like most proprietary credit card reward program that primarily have a travel rewards focus this cash back option typically represents a lower value than redeeming for travel. In the case of CIBC Rewards Shopping with Points redemptions start at 4,000 points for a $25 statement credit. Compare this to 4,000 points for a $40 to $80 value when you redeem for travel booked via CIBC Rewards so you can see in it’s non-promotional form the cash back option does not provide as much value…

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