December 8 Update: SCENE unavailable at select restaurants until December 13, stay 2 nights in Mississauga and get a $100 prepaid card, Finnair launching Seattle to Helsinki flights + MORE Dec 9th

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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A look at the great value provided with the Annual Worldwide Companion Pass from Aeroplan's Ultra Premium Credit Cards + MORE Jan 27th

 In this "A look at the value' post we welcome back Rewards Canada contributor Dee who delves into the value that can be received from the Annual Worldwide Companion Pass benefit on select Aeroplan co-brand credit cards. This pass is an annual benefit available on four Ultra Premium Air Canada.... More »

Top 5 Small Business Credit Card Sign Up offers for January - These cards provide the best value out of their welcome bonuses + MORE Jan 10th

 Here are the Rewards Canada Top 5 Small Business Credit Card Sign Up offers for this month! This is not a 'best' credit card list like our Top Travel Rewards Credit Card rankings but instead a look at cards for small businesses that have very good acquisition (welcome/sign up) offers. As a.... More »
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January 20 Update: Additional confirmed Cobalt multipliers and PC Optimum offering 30,000 bonus points for $100 Shoppers Drug Mart spend + MORE Jan 20th

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.... More »
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March 29 Update: Further update to Mastercard switching to DragonPass and Marriott's switch to dynamic pricing will take place later today + MORE Mar 29th

Here's your Rewards Canada Daily update! Your near daily dose of loyalty program, credit card and travel news, bonuses, deals and more. Here is a further update to the news we broke yesterday on Mastercard Canada switching their lounge access membership from LoungeKey to DragonPass. One of.... More »
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Offer extended: 10% cash back for the first two months with Tangerine Mastercards + MORE Apr 3rd

Tangerine has once again extended their limited time welcome offers on the ever popular Tangerine credit cards to end of May. Both the Tangerine Money-Back Credit Card and the Tangerine World Mastercard will award a 10% cash back welcome earn rate in the first two months for any new approved applic.... More »
 Here are Rewards Canada’s Top 5 Cash Back Credit Card Sign Up offers for the month of December 2021. This is not a ‘best’ credit card list like our Top Cash Back Credit Card rankings but instead a look at cards that have very good acquisition (welcome/sign up) offers. As always when choosing a card you should always take other factors into account other than the just sign up bonus, but when some of these cards are first year free, they can and do pay off even when you grab them strictly for the sign up rewards.Some slight changes this month as TD has come out with a new offer on their Cash Back Infinite Card that puts it back into the top 5. Here are the Top 5 Cards for this month in order of value:American Express Cobalt Card – 50,000 points  (Apply here)Welcome offer cash back value: $344 ($500 – $155.88 annual fee) Better known as a travel card the American Express Cobalt Card became Canada’s #1 cash back card in June 2021 as American Express bumped up its Use Points for Purchases (cash back) rate to 1,000 points for $10…

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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!  One further Scene+ update made its way through our email. As a follow up to last week’s news about Scene being unavailable the program let members know as well that as they prepare the upgrade members will not be able to earn or redeem points from today to December 12 at the following restaurants: Swiss Chalet®, Harveys®, Montana’s BBQ & Bar®, East Side Mario’s®, Kelseys Original Roadhouse®, Bier Markt®, The Prime Pubs®. Image via Scene—We came across another regional Canadian tourism board offer to make you award of. Mississauga Tourism is offering a $100 Visa prepaid card when you book and stay two or more nights at participating hotels…

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Hyatt’s next systemwide Bonus Journeys promotion is here and celebrates 2022 by awarding 2,022 bonus points for every two qualifying nights that World of Hyatt members complete. The great news is that the nights do not have to be consecutive so if you are someone who makes a lot of one night stays you don’t have to worry as you’ll earn the bonus after your second one night stay and so. Members can earn the bonus for up 20 nights or a maximum of 20,220 bonus points. Registration and booking is now open for stays made between January 15 and April 20, 2022. You do have to register by March 15, 2022. There is also an additional bonus for World of Hyatt credit cardmembers if you happen to have one of those U.S. cards. (see below).Offer detailsEarn 2,022 bonus World of Hyatt Points for every 2 nights you stay at participating Hyatt Hotels Worldwide. Nights do not have to be consecutive. Maximum of 20,220 bonus points awarded per member. Click here for more details & to register for this offer…

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 Now that the new AIR MILES Flights booking platform has been out for a couple of weeks and more people including ourselves have been able to test it out further it does seem like the general consensus is that it is bringing disappointment – at least for our readers that is.For the first few days after it launched there did appear to be some opportunities where you could get some outsized value for your miles when redeeming for travel. That is, more value than our old valuation of 11 to 15 cents per mile. That seemed to be corrected quickly by AIR MILES and now it seems extremely difficult to find any travel that exceeds that. In fact I conducted about dozen or so random searches and the highest redemption value I came across was 11.1 cents for a flight between Toronto and Winnipeg. All the rest of the searches were in the 7 to 11 cents per mile range. Some of those were with Gold member discounted pricing included! And what we hear from our readers is that they are seeing the same thing…

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