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June 22 Update: Carrot Rewards shuts down, Alaska Airlines adds award redemptions on Aer Lingus & MBNA Amazon card temporarily unavailable Jun 23rd
Carrot Rewards, the app that rewarded your well being and trying to promote healthier lifestyles with SCENE points, RBC Rewards Points and until recently Aeroplan Miles, has shut down. The program lasted four years and reports are saying they couldn't find a buyer for the program after government.... More »
May 15 Update: Streaming services 3x points list for the Scotia Gold American Express Card, Alaska & El Al partner up, redeem AIR MILES Cash Miles at LCBO + MORE May 15th
I recently spoke with Scotia to find out which streaming services will earn 3x points on the Scotia Gold American Express come August 1. Here is the list that is confirmed so far: Apple MusicCineplex Digital Store Hulu iTunesKindleKobo SiriusXM SpotifyYou can learn more about this change and others .... More »
More details on the revamped Scotiabank Gold American Express Card - all changes are confirmed + MORE May 8th
Two weeks ago we gave quick mention to changes coming to the Scotiabank Gold American Express Card. These changes have been confirmed with Scotia and cardholders are now receiving notices of the changes which are for the most part better!Here is a summary of what's happening to the card:Item Changin.... More »
May 13 Update: Canada's second Andaz Hotel to be in Toronto's The One, Air France's first North American destination for Airbus A350 to be Toronto & more! May 13th
Anshul from Points, Miles & Bling let us know that the second Andaz Hotel for Canada is slated to open in Toronto in 2022. The 160 room hotel will open in "The One" which will be Canada's tallest building once completed. The hotel itself won't be very tall as it will be occupying floors 4 t.... More »
April 1 Update: 500 Bonus Points for stays at the world's largest Residence Inn in Calgary, targeted 35% bonus for hotel points to Aeroplan conversion & more! + MORE Apr 1st
Rewards Canada is back from spring break vacation! Time to get back to your daily points and miles fix!Last month the Residence Inn Calgary Downtown/Beltline District officially opened as we had previously noted in our Marriott New Hotel Openings in Canada for 2019 - 22 hotels in the works post fro.... More »
Meridian is making news as of late, as it recently posted the lowest two-year fixed-interest rate in recent Canadian history, compared to the “Big Five” banks and other lenders on the market. As Ontario’s largest credit union, Meridian is offering a two-year fixed mortgage at 1.98 percent.
This competitive rate may be good news for potential home owners in Ontario. Buying a home has become increasingly difficult across the country in recent years, especially in city centres like the Greater Toronto Area and Metro Vancouver, due to rising interest rates and the mortgage stress test cutting into affordability.
“The reality is that it is next to impossible for many young people to get into the housing market in Ontario today,” said Dayna Whitney, Associate Vice President, Retail, Meridian, in a press release. “We believe this is an extremely competitive rate and it represents an exceptional opportunity to save – particularly for first-time homebuyers.”
The new rate is available to Ontarians who are:
looking to own a primary property up to a maximum purchase price of $1 million with an outstanding mortgage balance (after down payment) of $799,000 or less…