February 19 Update: List of authorized hotels for Canada’s mandatory hotel stopover requirement, Amex mobile payment bonus points posting & another 100K offer for PC Financial Mastercards + MORE Feb 19th

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A Review of Canada’s Best Digital Wallets

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One of the main benefits of mobile payment technology has been the elimination of so much paper; no longer having to keep track of bank statements, bill payment stubs, and all of those receipts. Well, you can add your credit and debit cards to the list of things you no longer have to take with you. Digital wallets can store the cards that we keep in our physical wallets, and they do it while maintaining the highest security levels.
What Is a Digital Wallet?
A digital wallet is an app that stores payment information on your mobile phone so that you can make payments without the use of a credit or debit card. Digital wallets are available on both iOS and Android devices. Depending on which digital wallet you’re using, you can store the following information:

Credit cards
Debit cards
Loyalty rewards cards
Prepaid cards
Gift Cards
Movie and concert tickets
Electronic boarding passes

The most widely used digital wallets are Apple Pay, Google Pay (formerly Android Pay), and Samsung Pay, all of which I’ll cover in more detail below…

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February 19 Update: List of authorized hotels for Canada's mandatory hotel stopover requirement, Amex mobile payment bonus points posting & another 100K offer for PC Financial MastercardsHere’s your Rewards Canada Daily update! Your daily dose (or near daily dose) of loyalty program, credit card and travel news, bonuses, deals and more. This update is brought to you by the HSBC +Rewards Mastercard which is currently offering a welcome bonus of up to 30,000 bonus points, no annual fee in the first year and a low 11.9% interest rate!  The Government of Canada released their list of authorized hotels for the new mandatory hotel stopover requirement when travelers return to Canada. This mandatory requirement of a 3 night starts at 11:59pm ET on Sunday February 21. Remember this requirement is over and above the other requirements already in place of having a negative COVID-19 molecular test within 3 days of your departure and the mandatory 14 day quarantine (the 3 day hotel stay counts as part of those 14 days) Learn more here. Here are the approved hotels: CalgaryAcclaim HotelMarriot Calgary AirportMontrealAloft Montreal AirportCrowne Plaza Montreal AirportHoliday Inn Express and Suites Montreal AirportMontreal Airport Marriott In-TerminalTorontoAlt Hotel Pearson AirportFour Points by Sheraton and Element Toronto AirportHoliday Inn Toronto International AirportSheraton Gateway Hotel in Toronto International AirportVancouverWestin Wall Centre Vancouver AirportImage via Rewards Canada—  Earlier in the month we let you know about the Amex offer for making mobile payments from select cards…

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