July 7 Update: BMO card changes coming later this week, AIR MILES adds All Purpose Realty as a partner & closure of NEXUS enrollment centers extended + MORE Jul 8th

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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Ultra-black nightmare fish reveal secrets of deep-ocean camouflage - CNET + MORE Jul 18th

Ultra-black nightmare fish reveal secrets of deep-ocean camouflage  CNETScientists Discover One of Earth's Blackest Materials on a Fish  Malaysia SunTerrifying photos show "ultra-black fish" camouflaged in the darkest parts of the ocean  CBS NewsScientists unravel secre.... More »
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July 9 Update: 500 bonus points for stays at the Hyatt Place Kelowna, Last day for the BMO Rewards Mastercard 20,000 point bonus & Wyndham Rewards lowers elite qualification requirements + MORE Jul 10th

Yesterday we wrote about the new Hyatt Place Kelowna that will open next week. What I forgot to mention in that post is that the hotel falls under Hyatt's new hotel bonus offer where you can earn 500 bonus World of Hyatt points per night. The bonus runs until October 30 and there is no need for .... More »
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AIR MILES Summer Stay-Cay Giveaway - Chance to win 100,000 miles or other prizes when you shop at participating partners Jul 21st

AIR MILES launched a new contest today where you could win up to 100,000 AIR MILES Reward Miles by shopping at participating partners:There are a total of 301 76 possible prizes - 200 of which are only for BMO AIR MILES credit cardholders. You have to opt-in to the contest first which you can do rig.... More »
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July 15 Update: You can no longer earn AIR MILES on lottery purchases at Shell, 20,000 bonus Be Well points for beauty products at Rexall and more! Jul 16th

Long time Rewards Canada reader Harry B. pointed out to us that the new Shell Go+ AIR MILES initiative that we detailed on Monday had one negative change which of course isn't pointed out in the marketing of the partnership. It appears that you can no longer earn AIR MILES on lottery purchases at .... More »
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AIR MILES and Shell introduce Shell Go+ - an opportunity for all cardholders to earn more AIR MILES Reward Miles + MORE Jul 14th

AIR MILES gave us a quick teaser last week that collectors will be able to earn more miles with Shell and details would be revealed this week. Those details are out now with the new initiative being called Shell Go+ and it is described to us by AIR MILES as "provides access to a full suite of member.... More »
Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Credit Card?
According to the 2019 Canada Credit Card Satisfaction Study by J.D. Power, “customers who fully understand the benefits offered by their credit card issuer have significantly higher satisfaction levels compared with those who do not completely understand the benefits.”
Customers are more satisfied with their credit card when they fully understand how to redeem rewards and can easily access the information regarding their benefits.
The study suggests that cash back is the most popular reward, with 30% of customers choosing this option. The choice of airline tickets was a distant second, with 23% selecting the reward type.
Furthermore, hotel and travel-related benefits were among the benefits with the most influence on the level of satisfaction. However, the study found that cardholders don’t frequently use these perks. Only 2% of cardholders use hotel benefits, and 6% use other travel-related benefits.
You might find that you don’t fully understand what is available through your credit card and how to use the features…

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July 7 Update: BMO card changes coming later this week, AIR MILES adds All Purpose Realty as a partner & closure of NEXUS enrollment centers extendedHave you been contemplating the BMO No Fee Rewards Mastercard with its 20,000 point bonus? Grab it now as that offer will change on Friday! On the other hand if you have been thinking about the card’s sibling, the BMO Rewards World Elite Mastercard wait to apply for it. The sign up offer gets better on Friday.AIR MILES has add a new realty partner to their list of companies that you can earn miles with. All Purpose Realty joins the ranks and you can earn up to 10,000 miles when you buy and/or sell a home. The maximum number of AIR MILES is 5,000 per transaction so when they market it as up to 10,000 I’m assuming that latter value comes from utilizing All Purpose for both the sale of a home and the purchase of a home. Find out more here.Quite a while ago we let you know that if you were planning to go for a NEXUS interview that the US CBP had extended the closure of their enrollment centers to July 6. Bad news is that has now been further extended to at least August 10. (Source DoC)Airline Schedule UpdatesThis will now be a standard feature in our daily update posts as we summarize Canadian operations based on data from RoutesOnline and other sources…

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Earn 1,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles when you join the program & complete your first mileage earning transaction by July 31Aeroplan has brought back their new member bonus for the month of July. If you are one of the small majority of Canadians who haven’t joined yet or if you have but your partner, kids or other family members and friends haven’t it is time to let them know about this offer. Right now when you join Aeroplan and complete your first mileage earning transaction by July 31 you’ll earn 1,000 bonus miles. The easiest mileage earning opportunities right now are to make a purchase via the Aeroplan eStore or to buy some Aeroplan miles.Offer details:1,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles when you join the program and complete your first mileage earning transaction by July 31. Join here! Until Jul 31, 20Find many more Aeroplan Bonus Miles offers here!Image via AeroplanTD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card

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Buy Aeroplan Miles and receive up to a 75% bonus + 100% Altitude Qualifying Dollars up to $5,000Aeroplan hasn’t been selling miles for very long but they are already pushing out their second big promotion for those who want to buy or gift miles! The first time they ran a promotion was when they launched the ability to buy miles at any time and that promotion offered an astonishing 115% bonus for those who got in on the offer right away – then others were able to get 90% followed by 60%. This time the offer will be a mystery bonus, a promotion we’ve seen from other programs selling miles like Alaska Airlines. When you login you’ll see what your bonus will be and we know it will max out at 75% for some members. What the criteria is to get the 75% is unknown but if we take what other programs have done in it is usually reserved for those who have bought miles before. On top of the mystery bonus Aeroplan will also be providing 100% of what you spend on the miles (pre tax) as Altitude Qualifying Dollars (AQD) up to a maximum of $5,000.This is the perfect promotion for those of you who may have already earned some AQMs through Aeroplan’s Travel at Home promotions where you have enough AQMs for one level of Altitude status but not enough AQDs…

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