Favorite credit card poll: Many stick with the same card at their own expense + MORE Mar 6th

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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May 23 Update: Save up to 15% on Air Canada flights with the latest Amex offer and more changes coming to the Cobalt Card. + MORE May 23rd

Check your emails for a new Air Canada discount from American Express! I received mine via the Platinum Card and it offers an exclusive discount code for up to 15% off any Air Canada flights:• 15% off Standard, Flex, Comfort, Latitude, Premium Economy and Premium Rouge• 10% off Air Canada .... More »

Dan Gainor: Media concede there's a border crisis, but won't give Trump credit for getting Mexico to act - Fox News + MORE Apr 6th

Dan Gainor: Media concede there's a border crisis, but won't give Trump credit for getting Mexico to act  Fox NewsTrump struggles with a growing problem on the border  CTV News‘Our country is full’: Trump says immigration system overwhelmed  Global News'Our country .... More »
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How to Check Your Credit Score in Canada Apr 4th

  Your Canadian credit score can make a big impact on your life, whether it’s to get a phone, apartment rental, or mortgage. The best way to get a sense of your credit situation is to get your credit score and credit report, which will give you a window into your full credit history and how .... More »
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April 3 Update: RBC introduces Pay Bills with Points redemption option, save 15% on Etihad's flights out of Canada and more! + MORE Apr 3rd

RBC has introduced a new redemption option for those holding RBC credit cards that earn RBC Rewards Points. You can now redeem your points via the "Pay Bills with Points' options to pay bills like phone, internet, utility bills and more. This may be helpful to some where the vend.... More »
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Earn 750 Bonus Aeroplan Miles for Best Western stays this summer + MORE May 9th

One 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 bonu.... More »
A new CreditCards.com poll finds only 15 percent of Americans have swapped out their go-to credit card in the past year. Meanwhile, 30 percent have never changed the card that sits atop their wallet.

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Earn up to 4,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles for weekend stays at Marriott Hotels in CanadaHere is the first major airline bonus mile offer from the newly rebranded Marriott Bonvoy program! Sure there have been some one offs – bonus miles for three airlines at the Sharm El Sheikh Marriott Resort but that’s not as extensive as this offer, which still isn’t huge by any means since it is only for stays in Canada, and weekend stays at that. But it is the offer many of us do like for our domestic travel. I do consider it first major airline promotion for Marriott and it comes hot on the heels of Marriott’s own Double Points promotion for Bonvoy members. Unfortunately you can’t double dip with both offers – you’ll have to choose one or the other.Offer detailsEarn 1,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles per night for stays on Thursday to Sunday nights at Marriott hotels in Canada. Maximum bonus of 4,000 miles per stay. Full details & online booking. Until May 31, 19Be sure to set your Marriott Bonvoy earning preference to Aeroplan miles to earn the bonusFind many more Aeroplan bonus miles offers here!

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Top 5 Credit Card Sign Up offers for March - nearly $2,000 in travel rewards with these cardsHere are the Rewards Canada Top 5 Credit Card Sign Up offers for the month of March! 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.Three new cards are in the mix this month which is also one of the richest ever with all the card offers combined coming in at nearly $2,000 in travel value. TD’s big push for their cards this month see two of their cards added, the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card and the TD First Class Visa Infinite Cards and we also see the addition of the Marriott Bonvoy American Express card! We added it even with HSBC’s  first year free offer for their World Elite Mastercard but that is only worth $150 and TD’s Platinum Travel offering 25,000 points with first year free but that has only a $125 value…

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March 5 Update: American AAdvantage & World of Hyatt announce new partnership benefitting elite members, new Aeroplan car rental bonuses & more!American Airlines AAdvantage and World of Hyatt announced a new partnership today that will see reciprocal benefits being extended between the two programs. Similar to United & Marriott’s partnership (and Delta, Emirates, China Eastern with SPG back in the day) this partnership awards elite members in both programs with more points when staying at Hyatt Hotels and/or flying on American. No date has been set yet for the launch of the partnership but we should see it later this year (Source Hyatt)Through this relationship, elite members in both the American Airlines AAdvantage and World of Hyatt loyalty programs will be rewarded with more access to earning both points and miles on qualifying American flights and Hyatt hotel stays. AAdvantageIn addition to World of Hyatt points earned through Hyatt hotel stays, AAdvantage Gold, Platinum, Platinum Pro, Executive Platinum and ConciergeKey members will be able to earn one AAdvantage bonus mile for every eligible dollar spent at qualifying Hyatt properties…

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WestJet has unofficially opened their first lounge in CalgaryAccording to this FlyerTalk thread WestJet opened up their first lounge on March 1st. Albeit this is only an interim lounge and a step for them opening up no less than nine lounges worldwide over the next few years.  This lounge is in Calgary and many will know it as the Chinook Lounge. Up until March 1st it was owned and operated by Swissport as a third party lounge that was utilized by WestJet, American Express, Priority Pass and numerous other lounge access providers. However you’ll notice that if you go to Swissport’s website it’s no longer listed which seems to confirm this news.The third party providers like Priority Pass do however list them on their sites still and still have access to the lounge.  What we are unsure about is whether it continues to be a lounge accessible under the American Express Canadian Lounge program. Based on the screenshot below it doesn’t seem like it but remember the Platinum Card gives you Priority Pass benefits so that would count – just not your whole family like the Amex Canadian Lounge program provides…

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