July 31 Update: The 2% return on travel Envision World Mastercard now on Rewards Canada, hotel occupancy rates in Canada continue to rise slowly and seven new bonus offers Aug 1st

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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Fairmont Hotels Visa Offer - 15% off + $50 hotel credit for stays of 2+ nights in North America Nov 15th

 Another weekend another Fairmont Hotels offer to pass along!  They sure do have a lot of different offers out there but most don't seem the match the Stay Close offer (which ends on Monday!) This time we have an offer that is very similar to several others in that it is a discount for st.... More »
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New Amex Offers for Indigo and Hugo Boss + MORE Oct 2nd

 Another day another release of more Amex Offers! Two new offers appeared today across many Canadian American Express Cardmembers accounts. The first is from Hugo Boss (in our house we received it on our Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card and The Platinum Card) and it provides a $50 statemen.... More »
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January 12 Update: AIR MILES losing Lowe's, Rona & Reno Depot, Alaska Airlines will not adjust oneworld partner charts and Virgin Atlantic status match to British Airways + MORE Jan 13th

 Here'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.  And so it continues - as first reported by Milesopedia. AIR MILES will be losing a major partner at the end of this month. The Lowe'.... More »
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Air Canada Aeroplan adds Virgin Australia as their newest airline partner + MORE Jan 7th

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A breakdown of the PC Optimum Program and the 3 PC Financial Mastercards + MORE Nov 4th

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July 31 Update: The 2% return on travel Envision World Mastercard now on Rewards Canada, hotel occupancy rates in Canada continue to rise slowly and seven new bonus offersSometime ago our Facebook follower Jeremy B. introduced us to the Envision World Mastercard and I’m finally getting around to putting the card’s details on the Rewards Canada site and will begin to consider it for any potential rankings, portfolios and so on that I publish. This is credit union card that offers a straight 2 points per dollar spent on the card which translates to a 2% return when you redeem towards travel so it could be considered a replacement for the Capital One Aspire World Elite Mastercard however there are some pros and cons to it. From what I can tell you must have the full amount points in your account to redeem for travel (no partial redemptions) and you have to book via their travel portal. I did a quick one time search for flights on their portal between Toronto and Montreal in late August and the price on Envision’s site for the Air Transat flight was 19,135 points ($191.35) while Air Transat was selling the same flight for only $160. This is something that may need more research as it reminds of the BMO Rewards travel portal where many of readers tell us the pricing found there is typically higher than booking direct with the airline…

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