Earn 750 Bonus Aeroplan Miles for Best Western stays this summer + MORE May 9th

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June 22 Update: Carrot Rewards shuts down, Alaska Airlines adds award redemptions on Aer Lingus & MBNA Amazon card temporarily unavailable Jun 23rd

Carrot Rewards, the app that rewarded your well being and trying to promote healthier lifestyles with SCENE points, RBC Rewards Points and until recently Aeroplan Miles, has shut down. The program lasted four years and reports are saying they couldn't find a buyer for the program after government.... More »
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Before It’s Too Late! Best Credit Card Welcome Offers of July 2019 + MORE Jul 5th

We usually sign up for credit cards because of special features and benefits – from cash-back earning rates to travel perks to balance transfer offers. And one feature that may make or break your decision between one credit card or another is the welcome promotion – a special bonus that adds .... More »
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June 27 Update: AIR MILES system outage on Canada Day and World of Hyatt adds Alila Hotels to its portfolio + MORE Jun 28th

AIR MILES will be performing some system upgrades on Canada Day which means their website, the app, airmilessshops.ca and AIR MILES cash redemptions will be unavailable. The planned downtime is from 11pm ET on June 30 to 11pm ET on July 1. During this time you will still be able to earn miles wi.... More »
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Increased welcome bonus for the CIBC Aerogold Visa Infinite card - up to 20,000 Aeroplan Miles + a $120 Air Canada Gift Card + MORE Jul 4th

It's been sometime since we've seen CIBC come out with an offer outside their standard one for the CIBC Aerogold Visa Infinite card! The new offer for this card sees the welcome bonus miles boosted by 5,000 miles to 20,000 miles. That's broken down into 15,000 miles upon first purchase and 5,000 mor.... More »
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Earn up to 3,000 Bonus Aeroplan miles when you fly in a premium class on Air Canada flights Worldwide (Targetted) May 14th

Air Canada has released a new bonus Aeroplan miles promotion when you fly in a premium class on their entire network! Simply fly in Premium Economy, Air Canada Signature Class or Business Class and you can score up to 3,000 bonus miles per round trip flight! You first two segments will net you 2,50.... More »
Unsecured or Secured Credit Cards – What’s the Difference?
Are you looking for secured credit cards? Not sure if you should open a secured or unsecured card? If you’re rebuilding your credit score, a secured credit card can help you get your credit back on track. An unsecured credit card requires you to have established credit and can often include travel rewards and cash back rewards.
Use these helpful tips to find the right credit card for your particular needs.
Secured Credit Cards
Secured credit cards are credit cards that require a deposit. When you receive the card, you link it to your bank account and pre-load it with money. You can then use the card.
Benefits of Secured Credit Cards
A secured credit card is great for people with little to no credit.
Secured credit card benefits include:

It will help you get used to paying a regular monthly payment.
As you pay on time each month, you can eventually transfer to an unsecured card.
The credit card issuer might increase your credit limit as you make consistent payments after a year.

The Best Secured Credit Cards
Looking for secured credit cards? Canada residents can take advantage of these great offers:

No Fee Home Trust Secured Visa Card: No annual fee, 19…

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AIR MILES: Earn 40 Bonus Reward Miles for Best Western stays until July 6Offer details40 Bonus AIR MILES Reward Miles for each stay you complete at Best Western Hotels in Canada, the U.S. or Caribbean.  Full details, online registration and booking (Registration is required) Until Jul 6, 19You must be a member of Best Western Rewards, set your earning preference to AIR MILES and register for the promotion to earn the bonus. Best Western Mastercard

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Top 5 Credit Card Sign Up offers for May - These cards provide some of the best value out of their welcome bonuses Here are the Rewards Canada Top 5 Credit Card Sign Up offers for the month of May! This is not a ‘best’ credit card list like our Top Travel Rewards Credit Card rankings but instead a look at cards that have very good acquisition (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 most or all of these cards are first year free, they can and do pay off even when you grab them strictly for the sign up rewards.  This month we’re back to adding one annual fee card into the mix along with four cards that offer first year free waivers.No change this month from April! The same five cards as seen last month are the top for this month! Here are our top 5 credit card sign up offers for May  (in alphabetical order)BMO AIR MILES World Elite Mastercard – 3,000 Miles  (Apply here)This almost best ever sign up bonus for an AIR MILES co-branded card continues on our Top 5 sign up list thanks to its 3,000 miles sign up bonus (worth ~$300 or more) and no annual fee in the first year!  Even if you aren’t a fan of AIR MILES the fact you can get 3,000 miles and them use them as cash rewards for no cost to you should be enough to go out and get this card…

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Earn 750 Bonus Aeroplan Miles for Best Western stays this summerOne airline and hotel partnership you can almost always count on for having a bonus offer is from Aeroplan and Best Western. In a few days the current 500 bonus Aeroplan miles offer will come to end but right on its heels we see a stronger offer come out for the summer! The new offer awards 750 bonus Aeroplan miles on top of the 250 base miles for a total of 1,000 miles per stay. You do have to be a Best Western Rewards member with your earning preferences set to Aeroplan to earn the bonus.Offer details Earn 750 Bonus Aeroplan Miles for each stay at Best Western Hotels in Canada, the United States, or the Caribbean Islands Full details, online registration & booking (Registration is required) May 13 – Sep 30, 19Can’t make use of this offer? Here are some other offers that might work for you!Earn up to 3,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles when you fly on select Air Canada routes in Canada, or between Canada and the U.S., Sun Destinations, Europe or Asia. Register Online (Registration is required) Earn 1,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles per night for stays on Thursday to Sunday nights at Marriott hotels in Canada…

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