How many credit cards do you need to get a mortgage? + MORE Sep 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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Amex Membership Rewards: 30% Bonus Avios when transferring to British Airways Executive Club + MORE Sep 25th

Showing up only a few weeks later than last year we see the return of a transfer bonus from American Express Membership Rewards to British Airways Executive Club. The good news this time is the bonus has been increased to 30% from 25%! These transfer bonuses are the one thing many owners of hybrid c.... More »
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October 1 Update: Primera Air ceases operations, great gift card offer from PC Optimum and more! + MORE Oct 1st

Primera Air, the low cost transatlantic carrier that offered flights out of Toronto to London and Paris has ceased operations. The airline enters bankruptcy protetction and stops all flights on October 2nd. The airline had just announced further Canadian flights for next year including Montreal.... More »

Weekly rate report: Average card rate remains at 16.92 percent for third week + MORE Sep 19th

September 19, 2018: The average credit card interest rate held steady Wednesday, according to the Weekly Credit Card Rate Report..... More »

Problems with credit card insurance and checking juice labels: CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet Nov 11th

CBC's Marketplace rounds up the consumer and health news you need from the week, including why those fake CRA calls won't go away, investigating credit card insurance and looking at apple juice labels..... More »
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Loyalty Lesson Learned - Don't brush off reward programs + MORE Oct 19th

We welcome guest contributor, Matthew Couto - a Millennial traveller who left his desk job to travel the world. We learn a lesson from his travels and time off - using a rewards program credit card could have helped him save a lot more money by helping to pay off some of those travels. In this piece.... More »
A handful of credit cards offer cellphone protection covering loss or damage. Policy details and exclusions vary, but, in general, you must use your credit card that includes the coverage to pay your cellphone service provider’s bill.

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Budget travelers who know how to make the most of their credit card rewards programs can save on outdoor excursions, get free stays in hostels while in Europe or score free gear for their Appalachian Trail hiking trip.

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With just one card you may not be able to get a FICO credit score and qualify for a mortgage, but there are some simple things you can do to build up your credit profile

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Earn 2,500 Bonus Aeroplan Miles for Radisson, Country Inn and Park Inn stays Here is a really good fall bonus offer from Aeroplan for stays at Radisson family of hotels in Canada and the U.S.. The bonus can be earned twice for a total of 5,000 miles. Offer details:2,500 Bonus Aeroplan Miles per stay at at Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Country Inn & Suites® by Radisson, and Park Inn® by Radisson hotels in the U.S. and Canada. Bonus can be earned twice for 5,000 bonus miles in total. Full details and online booking Until Nov 30, 18 Find many more Aeroplan bonus offers here

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September 5 Update: Anyone have experience with American Bankers Insurance Company, WestJet cuts Mexico City, Air Canada Seat SaleHere is a question for all our readers. Leo W. asks the following and since we have never dealt with them I can’t provide an answer. Have any of you dealt with ABIC (aka Assurant) and how was your dealings with them? Let us know in the comments below! “Anyone had experience with American Bankers Insurance Company (ABIC)? Many credit cards provide travel insurance through ABIC, but I don’t know if it is easy to make a claim with ABIC.” WestJet is ending their service to Mexico City from both Calgary and Vancouver. Flights will end as of October 27. Passengers should be protected on WestJet’s partner flights on AeroMexico (well from Vancouver only as AeroMexico cut Calgary as well) (Source Routesonline) United Airlines is ending their Victoria to San Francisco service as of January 6, 2019. (Source Routesonline) Posts since our last update: Top 5 Credit Card Sign Up offers for September Here are the Rewards Canada Top 5 Credit Card Sign Up offers for the month of September! This is not…Earn 2,500 Bonus Aeroplan Miles for Radisson, Country Inn and Park Inn stays  Here is a really good fall bonus offer from Aeroplan for stays at Radisson family of hotels in Canada and…Travel Deals Air Canada has launched their Worldwide Fall Seat Sale a day after WestJet’s…

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