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

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May 15 Update: Streaming services 3x points list for the Scotia Gold American Express Card, Alaska & El Al partner up, redeem AIR MILES Cash Miles at LCBO + MORE May 15th

I recently spoke with Scotia to find out which streaming services will earn 3x points on the Scotia Gold American Express come August 1. Here is the list that is confirmed so far: Apple MusicCineplex Digital Store Hulu iTunesKindleKobo SiriusXM SpotifyYou can learn more about this change and others .... More »

Canada’s Best Travel Credit Cards 2019 May 21st

With a good travel credit card, travel suddenly becomes affordable. And it helps if you sign up for the right travel credit card—one that doesn’t just focus on points, but also has perks like companion flights, amazing insurance coverage and flexibility with transferring points between cards. Wh.... More »
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May 22 Update: Netflix will be a 3x points streaming service for Scotia Gold Amex, some cards you should grab now and some you should wait for + MORE May 22nd

Last week we brought you a list of Streaming services that will earn 3x points on the Scotia Gold American Express as of August 1 and we missed Netflix on that list. We can confirm that Netflix is included. Others asked about Google or Amazon Prime and as Davidd418 commented on our post those pr.... 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 »

‘Extinct’ bird species reappeared on Indian Ocean island after 30,000-year gap, Brit researchers discover - The Sun + MORE May 12th

‘Extinct’ bird species reappeared on Indian Ocean island after 30,000-year gap, Brit researchers discover  The SunBird That Became Extinct 136000 Years Ago Has Come Back From Dead  The Daily Beast'Back From the Dead': Bird That Went Extinct 136,000 Years Ago Has Reappeared&nb.... 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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