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Is Black Friday worth it? That depends on what you want to buy – and your family's holiday shopping habits. Regardless, these tips can help you amp up savings..... More »
October 24, 2018: The average credit card interest rate for new card offers climbed to another all-time high on Wednesday, hitting 17.08 percent..... More »
The HSBC World Elite Mastercard is a relatively new card in the Canadian market. 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 .... More »
A new study shows people who score high for agreeableness are at higher risk for bankruptcy and other financial problems. Nice people also tend to have lower credit scores and less money..... More »
November 6 Update: Marriott Rewards MORE shutting down on November 15, Aeroplan Park'N Fly bonus and more + MORE Nov 7th
Marriott Rewards will be shutting down their online shopping portal. Not good news for those of you who wanted to collect some more Marriott Rewards points for the Christmas shopping season! Called Marriott Rewards MORE and only launched over a year ago the portal failed to gain traction and nev.... More »
October 15 Update: CIBC Aventura new card benefits launch today, save 15% off Air Canada sun destination flights and more!
The new benefits associated with CIBC’s Aventura cards launched today. You can now go apply for NEXUS (or renew), charge it your Aventura card and have that fee rebated. You will also now get to register for your free Priority Pass membership which will come with 4 free lounge visit passes each year. You can read all about the new benefits on the cards in our post CIBC Aventura Card enhancements coming on October 15 – Priority Pass with lounge visits, NEXUS credit and more. Remember though while the addition of these benefits are great for the card (especially the NEXUS rebate) the Aventura Rewards program has not changed with the latest enhancements and in our opinion is not as good or as flexible as some other options out there. I would recommend reading our article Not all Travel Points and Hybrid Credit Cards are created equal to see why we think this. Air Canada made some great international flight updates to their Vancouver hub. The flights to Delhi will move to daily year round service in June 2019, Melbourne will also go year round 4x weekly and the summer seasonal Zurich flight will be bumped up to 5x weekly (Source Air Canada) Check your email for an offer from Emirates Skywards for an exclusive booking bonus…
Air Canada launched a new flight bonus promotion for travel to Asia last week. This offer provides up to 6,000 bonus miles for the flights we list below. Always great to have a bonus for flights that you may be planning (the bonus is available on bookings made prior to October 11) and maybe if you are flying alone. Why do we say that? We noticed a new term and condition on this offer that is a pretty shady move on Air Canada’s part. Now I don’t recall seeing this before but it is possible it has been on other bonus miles promotions but the term as we found now states that only the first person on a reservation earns the bonus. The Bonus Aeroplan Miles for this offer will only be credited to the first passenger with their Aeroplan Number listed (appended) on the reservation. Should this passenger cancel his/her flights, the Bonus Aeroplan Miles will be awarded to the next passenger with their Aeroplan Number listed, which is now the first listed on the reservation.Seriously Air Canada? Not only are you members already peeved about all your flight bonus offers being for new bookings only but to limit the bonus to the first person on the reservation? Way to reward a family that wants to fly to Asia with you…
On this week’s Podcast – WestJet Platinum Elite Status and 787 routes, new BMO card offers, CIBC Aventura update & flying to Europe in Business Class for 53,000 miles
Episode 46 – October 15, 2018 — WestJet Platinum Elite Status and 787 routes, new BMO card offers, CIBC Aventura update & flying to Europe in Business Class for 53,000 milesWe cover a lot of topics this week with the big news coming from WestJet with the announcement of theiir first long haul Boeing 787 Dreamliner routes along with the addition of a new top end elite status tier. We also look at the return of some first year free offers on some of BMO’s top credit cards, the enhancements to the CIBC Aventura cards and we delve into Air France KLM’s Flying Blue Promo Rewards and how that can be a great deal for Canadians. Enjoy! Click Here to download the podcast Or download/subscribe via: Links relating to this week’s topic: WestJet Rewards introduces a new top elite tier – Platinum As part of WestJet’s global strategy which included the unveiling of their 787 routes today, they have also announced…And the first long haul WestJet Boeing 787 routes are Calgary to Paris, London and Dublin A year and half ago WestJet announced they had ordered Boeing 787 Dreamliners and then five months ago we…Return of the best offer for an AIR MILES co-brand credit card – Up to 3,000 Miles, a companion ticket with no annual fee in the 1st year We see the return of the best ever offer for an AIR MILES credit card…
Here are the Rewards Canada Top 5 Credit Card Sign Up offers for the month of October! 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. For the second month in a row we have included one card with an annual and that’s strictly because of the value of the sign up bonus. The other four cards have no annual fee so you can try them out at no cost and decide later on if the card is right for you. BMO dominated this list for the better of the first half of 2018 and they are now back to taking 3 of 5 spots for this month. The return of the first year free offers on the BMO AIR MILES World Elite and Rewards World Elite Mastercards are what help BMO dominate this list…