Last day to grab the limited time increased welcome bonus of 350 WestJet dollars on the WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard + MORE Jan 7th

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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Holiday Spending out of Control? Manage It Well for a Healthy Financial New Year + MORE Jan 21st

The holidays were glorious and brilliant, but the new year is here and so are the bills. You’re not alone if your credit card balances soared and bills are piling up. We’ve put together some tips to help you recover smoothly and avoid another spending hangover in the new year. Give Your.... More »
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Should You Use a Balance Transfer to Help Pay Credit Card Debt? + MORE Jan 9th

Many Canadians have high credit card debt. The prospect of paying off those balances can seem overwhelming. So, when a 0% balance transfer offer comes to your attention, it might be tempting. But how does a balance transfer work exactly? It can be an effective way to pay off debt, if used in combin.... More »
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American Express AeroplanPlus Reserve and entry level cards no longer available as of today + MORE Jan 10th

As of today American Express is no longer marketing their AeroplanPlus Reserve and AeroplanPlus entry level cards. Existing card members will continue to be able to use their cards and if you had applied for it by yesterday and are approved you'll still get the card. However no new applications will.... More »
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How Do Travel Rewards Work on a Credit Card? Jan 11th

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 .... More »
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WestJet continues Transatlantic expansion with new Halifax to Manchester flights + MORE Jan 17th

According the RoutesOnline, WestJet is going to launch service between Halifax and Manchester for the summer season on June 5th. This marks WestJet's seventh city that they will be serving across the pond after London (Gatwick), Glasgow, Dublin, Paris, Barcelona and Rome. The flights are slated to o.... More »
Redemption Stories: Saving $3,800 on last minute flights with the Platinum Card from American ExpressFor the Rewards Canada family a lot of our vacations are spur of the moment. So when we want to get away for only a few short days we don’t want to spend much of that time getting to our destination so we usually look for direct flights that aren’t much more than three hours in length. And since it is winter we wanted to go somewhere warmer. That means places like Los Angeles, San Diego, Palm Springs, or Phoenix. With a trip to Phoenix already booked for later in 2020 we crossed that off the list. Then with our attendance required at a New Years Eve party in YYC we crossed San Diego off the list as the flight back into Calgary wouldn’t leave us much time get home and get ready. So that left LA or the Palm Desert. We chose the latter as it tends to be more relaxing than LA. Of course this means booking at the last minute, which also means not so cheap flights when looking for four seats. Add in the fact it was during the Christmas high season and you know there aren’t going to be any cheap seats…

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Last day to grab the limited time increased welcome bonus of 350 WestJet dollars on the WestJet RBC World Elite MastercardToday is the last day to grab the limited time increased welcome bonus of 350 WestJet dollars on the WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard. The regular bonus of 250 WestJet dollars when you apply for and receive the card is still the norm but if you get the card now you’ll get an additional 100 WestJet dollars when you make your first purchase on the card within three months of being approved for the card. That’s a really easy welcome bonus to earn considering most of the cards competing with this card have a lot of spend requirements tied to them! You literally only have to make one $1 purchase on the card and you have 350 WestJet dollars to use right away towards to flights or vacation packages with WestJet.Related: What you actually have to spend to get some of the best credit card welcome bonus offersNot only is the welcome bonus an attractive offer there are other benefits on the card that are the reason why it is the best airline card in Canada. Once you have the card you get the first checked bag free for yourself and up to 8 others travelling on the same reservation…

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January 6 Update: 10% Bonus Asia Miles when you convert credit card points from RBC, HSBC or Amex, More Cobalt multiplier locations, Air Transat partnershipCathay Pacific Asia Miles has released a 10% bonus offer for transferring credit cards points into Asia Miles. This promotion is open to Canadian cards that allow points conversions to Asia Miles (but not those that earn Asia Miles direclty, ie the RBC Cathay Pacific Visa Platinum Card). Specifically you can convert RBC Rewards Points (Avion cards only), HSBC Rewards Points, and American Express Membership Rewards points to Asia Miles. All of these will receive the 10% bonus as long as you register for the promotion via Asia Miles. You can register for it right here. With a 10% bonus you’ll earn the following 1.1 Asia Miles for every 1 RBC Rewards Point, 8,800 Asia Miles for 25,000 HSBC Rewards Points or 825 Asia Miles for every 1,000 Membership Rewards points.A new Amex Offers offer came out just a few days prior to Christmas. This one is more so for those of us out west as it is for London Drugs. If you spend $75 in store or online you’ll get a $15 statement credit. I received it on American Express Gold Rewards Card (which is perfect since drug store purchases earn 2x points) while my wife received it on her Marriott Bonvoy American Express card…

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