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Scientists find black hole 1,000 light years from Earth - Hurriyet Daily News + MORE May 7th

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April 28 Update: Top 5 Mastercard Cards to use at Costco, Porter Airlines delays restart to June 29, Eurowings cans new Calgary-Frankfurt flight + MORE Apr 28th

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Today is the last day to grab the TD® Aeroplan® Visa Infinite* Card with up to 30,000 Aeroplan Miles May 31st

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March 31 Update: Earn up to 48,000 Avios for free, major schedule update from Air Canada, 20x PC Optimum points with Beauty Boutique & more + MORE Apr 1st

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June 24 Update: Receive up to $325 in gift cards for hotel stays in Edmonton, new Amex Offer for HelloFresh & your weekly Be Well and PC Optimum beauty bonuses + MORE Jun 24th

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How Do Travel Rewards Work on a Credit Card?
So, you want to take a dream vacation. Is it worth it to rack up charges on your travel rewards credit card? This can be an excellent way for you to save money, but only if you can maintain a reasonable level of spending and pay off your debt in full each month. If you stay on top of your spending and debt level, travel rewards cards can be a way to maximize the value of your everyday purchases.
Before you choose a rewards credit card it is important to think about your lifestyle and purchase habits to find a card that matches. You should also look at the card details to understand how interest will be calculated, what the interest-free period is, and what restrictions or benefits there are, as you collect points. You might want to consider partner brands, added perks, and how long it takes to reach reward thresholds.
What Are Travel Rewards?
With a travel rewards card, you earn points that you can redeem for travel, travel-related purchases, or cash back. Those purchases may include flights, hotels, and attractions in destination cities…

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