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?
A new study shows that most people are using the wrong piece of plastic for their spending. Here's how to avoid picking a card that's not the best fit for you..... More »
We welcome guest contributor, Matthew Couto - a Millennial traveller who left his desk job to travel the world. We learn a lesson from his travels and time off - using a rewards program credit card could have helped him save a lot more money by helping to pay off some of those travels. In this piece.... More »
November 9 Update: Canadian North adding wireless IFE, Aeroplan Air Canada Getaway Bonus nixed for 2019, 10x Plum Points at Chapters Indigo + MORE Nov 10th
Canadian North will be adding wireless in-flight entertainment on select flights starting in January 2019 that are serviced with four of their 737s. If all goes to plan and the service is well received it will be expanded to all 16 of their aircraft. (Source Canadian North)This exciting new inf.... More »
Tim Trampedach turned his side hustle importing car racing seats into a full-time motorsports business. The company is not backed by venture capital or loans - instead, credit cards are fueling its race toward success..... More »
The number of Canadian millionaires will jump by more than half in the next five years: Credit Suisse Oct 21st
The number of millionaires in Canada will jump by more than half in the next five years, a faster growth rate than other developed countries like the U.S., according to a new wealth report from banking giant Credit Suisse..... More »
Aeroplan’s next bonus with Choice Hotels is here and they have made it one of the best yet. Normally ranging from 2 to 4x miles the bonus sees a boost to 5x miles for the remainder of the year!Offer details:Earn 5x Aeroplan Miles for stays at over 6,500 Choice Hotels worldwide. Full details & online booking Until Dec 31, 18Find many more Aeroplan bonus offers here.
October 16 Update: Update to No Foreign Transaction Fee Credit Cards for Canadians feature, Lufthansa lounge in DTW now part of Priority Pass & more!
We made a small update to our No Foreign Transaction Fee Credit Cards for Canadians feature. We have now added the HSBC World Elite MasterCard to the list. There are now eight true no FX fee cards in Canada. Granted 6 of those 8 are essentially various version of each other (Brim and HSBC) Check out the feature here. For those of you in Southwestern Ontario who use Detroit as your jumping off point for your travels around the world there is good news from the latest Priorty Pass Lounge update email. The Lufthansa Business Lounge in the North Terminal of DTW is now a Priority Pass lounge. For sun seekers you now have access to the VIP Lounge Puerto Vallarta International as well. Learn more about Priority Pass (included our exclusive discount offer) and other business class lounge access options in our Guide to Business Class Lounge Access. Posts since our last update: Earn 5x Aeroplan Miles for Choice Hotels stays Worldwide until December 31 Aeroplan’s next bonus with Choice Hotels is here and they have made it one of the best yet…
Earning rewards as an authorized user doesn’t mean you’re automatically entitled to use them – but you could negotiate a plan with the primary cardholder.
Great offer for the HSBC World Elite Mastercard – Up to 75,000 bonus points + first year annual fee waived
Of course only a few hours after we posted our Top 5 Credit Card sign up offers for October a new offer gets released that should be in that list! No matter, it gets its own post since it is a really good offer and will no doubt be on the list for November.The offer is from HSBC for their relatively new World Elite Mastercard. This is not their ‘Premier World Elite’ which is meant for people who bank at HSBC but rather this card is for any Canadian and it is essentially the same as the Premier version. When HSBC launched this card earlier this year it became obvious they didn’t want to only market their credit cards to those who bank with them, rather they now want to get into the entire lucrative Canadian credit card market. It is about time they did as Canadians, slow as they may have been to adapt, are learning they don’t have to get credit cards from the bank they bank with, rather they can get whatever card they like and HSBC wants part of that pie.Now enough backgrounder and on to the details of this great offer!Up until the end of the year you can apply for the HSBC World Elite Mastercard and get up to 75,000 bonus HSBC Rewards Points along with having the first year $149 annual fee waived…
The RBC Rewards transfer bonus to WestJet is back until November 15. Once again it is only a 10% bonus but many of you who jumped on the RBC Visa Infinite Avion first year free offers with 25K bonus points earlier this year have been waiting on this offer! With the 10% transfer bonus you’ll receive 1.10 WestJet dollars for every 100 RBC Rewards Points transferred. Find out more here. RBC Visa Infinite Avion Start Avioning Today! Get 15,000 Welcome Points upon approval† A low introductory interest rate of 1.9% for 10 months on balance transfers and cash advancesAnnual Fee: $120Earn 25% more RBC Rewards points on travel related purchases1 Book flights, hotel stays, cruises, vacation packages, car rentals with RBC Rewards site, powered by OrbitzTransfer your RBC Rewards points towards other eligible loyalty programs (WestJet Rewards, British Airways Executive Club, American AAdvantage, Cathay Pacific Asia Miles. Look for the transfer bonuses to the airlines several times per year!)Premium suite of insurances including trip cancellation3, trip interruption3, travel medical4, car rental insurance5Redeem your points toward your credit card balance using Payback with Points2Instantly save 3₵ per litre on fuel▲ & earn 20% more Petro-Points§ and RBC Rewards points** when you link your Petro-Points card to any RBC Card online…