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?
Rewards Canada Clash of the Reward Charts! Amex Fixed Points for Travel versus RBC Avion Air Travel Redemption + MORE Dec 1st
Welcome to next Rewards Canada Clash! If you listened to our podcast from June entitled Clash of the Credit Cards - you'll know that we've changed our Showdown features to Clashes. The reason why is that lots of sites and blogs are using Showdown now, some are using battle so we wanted t.... More »
December 21 Update: Use TD Rewards Points for Amazon purchases and Air Transat's Boxing Day sale Dec 21st
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. This update is brought to you by the HSBC World Elite Mastercard which is currently offering a welcome bonus of up to 100,000 bonus points!.... More »
Another 100K credit card offer to let you know about and this one seems to be coming around every few weeks now but when it is around it is only live for a few days. That offer is the 100K bonus for getting a PC Financial Mastercard. This time the offer is valid for applications until December.... More »
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 »
January 5 update: The new RWRDS logo, AIR MILES Shop adds new partners & offers 5x miles and an update to Airline & Hotel programs that you can earn miles/points in with Canada + MORE Jan 5th
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. This is the first update post of 2021 and the main thing you may have noticed since the onset of the New Year is a transformati.... More »
Marriott’s largest Cyber Sale ever – Save up to 25% at over 5,000 hotels in the Americas (233 in Canada)
Marriott is offering its largest Cyber sale ever which begins today Tuesday, November 24. Marriott Bonvoy™ Escapes seven-day sale is being offered for the first time at more than 5,000 hotels throughout the US, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America. Marriott Bonvoy members will save 25% and non-members will save 20% on stay. Here’s a broad look at the hotels in Canada that are participating: As you can see there are hotels from coast to coast participating, in fact 233 in total which makes up nearly 90% of all Marriott hotels in Canada. The offer is available for bookings made by Monday November 30 for stays through to Sunday January 3, 2021. Remember that you should pay for your Marriott stays with a Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card since they are offering 10x points for Marriott stays right now (read about that here) and many Amex cards have an Amex offer of a $50 statement credit when you spend $200 or more at Marriott Hotels. (read about that here)Learn more about and book this offer here! You’ll also find this offer and many more on our Black Friday / Cyber Monday / Holiday Deals for 2020 page!
LifeMiles offering a 200% bonus when buying miles – and how to use it to fly on the cheap within Canada or beyond
The biggest bonus for buying Avianca LifeMiles has returned as their Cyber Week offer. From now until December 3 when you buy any amount of LifeMiles from 1, 000 to 200,000 you will earn a 200% bonus (Triple Miles). No matter which level you buy at you are buying the miles for US 1.1 cents each. That’s an incredible deal to be buying miles that can be used for Star Alliance flights including Air Canada. Let’s take Vancouver to Toronto for this Christmas, December 24 – 31:To buy the flights in business on Air Canada you are looking at $2,177.86:And the same flights as an Aeroplan redemption (this is standard level with no credit card or elite discount)Right now Aeroplan has a 50% bonus when buying Aeroplan miles so if you had no miles you could buy the 50,000 for 2 cents a piece or $1,000 plus taxes. So all in your are looking to pay between $1100 and $1200 for these flights as a buy miles. However here are the same flights with LifeMiles:You only need 50,000 LifeMiles to fly Air Canada business class on this exact route…
Top 7 Cash Back Credit Card Sign Up offers for November – These cards provide the best value out of their welcome bonuses
Here are the Rewards Canada Top 5 7 Cash Back Credit Card Sign Up offers for the month of November 2020! This is not a ‘best’ credit card list like our Top Cash Back Credit Card rankings but instead a look at cards that have very good acquisition (welcome/sign up) offers. As always when choosing a card you should always take other factors into account other than the just sign up bonus, but when some of these cards are first year free, they can and do pay off even when you grab them strictly for the sign up rewards. This month we see six of the seven cards offering the first year free. Oh and this month we had to go with 7 cards again instead of our usual 5 cards due to the four of them all offering the same welcome bonus.Here are our top 7 cash back credit card sign up offers for November (in order of value) SimplyCash™ Preferred Card from American Express – 10% cash back on all purchases up to $4,000 (Apply here)Welcome offer cash back value: $301 This card is offering 10% cash back on all spending during the first four months of having the card…
Offer details:50 Bonus AIR MILES Reward Miles when stay at participating IHG® Hotels and Resorts properties. Full details & online booking. Until Dec 28, 20To earn miles and the bonus you must set your IHG Rewards account to earn AIR MILES.This promotion falls into the Shop the Block promotion so it can count towards one partner for the multiple offer promotion.