Credit card debt poll: 56% of balance-carrying cardholders have had debt for at least a year + MORE Feb 21st

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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Scotia Passport Visa Infinite Card sees increased sign up bonus of 30,000 points + MORE Mar 2nd

Many of have you asked whether the well rounded Scotia Passport Visa Infinite Card would ever see an increased sign up bonus and/or have a first year free offer. Good news is that today Scotia launched a new offer for the card that sees an increased sign up bonus. Right now when you apply for the ca.... More »
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Podcast Episode 52 is here! TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card 30K offer, Platinum Card from Amex Changes and WestJet 787 tour + MORE Feb 27th

Episode 52 - February 26, 2019 TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card 30K offer, Platinum Card from Amex Changes and WestJet 787 tour This week we have an update podcast covering the great new offer for the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card, the changes to the Platinum Card from American Express.... More »

Dan Gainor: Media concede there's a border crisis, but won't give Trump credit for getting Mexico to act - Fox News + MORE Apr 6th

Dan Gainor: Media concede there's a border crisis, but won't give Trump credit for getting Mexico to act  Fox NewsTrump struggles with a growing problem on the border  CTV News‘Our country is full’: Trump says immigration system overwhelmed  Global News'Our country .... More »
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February 28 Update: Air Canada renews partnership with American Express for the new loyalty program, World of Hyatt adds 57 more SLH Hotels & WestJet's 23rd birthday sale + MORE Mar 1st

Air Canada has renewed their agreement with American Express to have Amex issue cards in the new loyalty program plus continue on as a Membership Rewards partner!! Yay!New premium American Express card products to launch with Air Canada's new loyalty program in 2020 10-year deal will provide continu.... More »
February 20 Update: CIBC Aventura bonuses for Fiji Airways & Air Transat Flights, Aeroplan charging carrier fees on Air China awards and we launch our consulting page (finally)Some CIBC Aventura Bonus Offers to let you know about! Firstly, if you book a Fiji Airways flights via the CIBC Rewards Centre from North America to Fiji you’ll earn 5,000 bonus points. Yes they don’t fly from Canada however you can buy tickets direct from major Canadian cities and fly Air Canada to Los Angeles or San Fransisco to connect to Fiji Airways. You can credit these flights to your Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan account if you like! Bookings must be made by February 29. Find out more here.The second offer is for flights on Air Transat.You can earn 5x Aventura Points when you book Domestic Air Transat flights via the CIBC Rewards Centre. Bookings must be made by March 31. Find out more here.Special shout out to Anshul (Points Miles and Bling) for alerting us to this news. It appears that Aeroplan is now charging Carrier Surcharges (YQ) for award tickets on Air China to/from Canada. However for the time being those charges are not being levied for Air China flights to/from the U…

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875 Free Coast Rewards Points for joining + 875 Coast Rewards Points on your first stay - enough for one free nightHere is a rare bonus from Canada’s own Coast Hotels Coast Rewards. If you join the program by February 28th they will give you 875 points right off the bat. So everyone go out and join Coast Rewards now. Then complete one stay by April 30 and they’ll award you another 875 Coast Rewards points. In total you’ll now have 1,750 points (plus the base points you earn on the stay) which are enough for a free night award in a comfort room at any of their hotels including the Waimea Plantation Cottages in Hawaii! Or you could choose to have three room upgrades as those run only 500 points each.You can also choose to convert the points to Aeroplan or Alaska Airlines:Offer detailsEarn up to 1,750 Bonus Coast Rewards Points when you join the program and complete a stay. You will be awarded 875 points just for joining and 875 when you complete your first stay. Full details. Join by Feb 28 and complete your stays by Apr 30, 19

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A new poll from revealed 56 percent of credit card holders carrying balances have been doing so for more than a year. However, half of indebted card users say they aren’t particularly stressed out about it.

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February 20, 2019: The average credit card interest rate ticked up Wednesday to another record high, according to the Weekly Credit Card Rate Report.

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Americans have plenty of expenses they consider non-essential these days. And for millennials, those discretionary purchases are taking a big bite out of their budget.

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