New increased welcome bonus of 3,000 miles on the American Express® AIR MILES®* Platinum Credit Card + MORE Oct 21st

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Podcast Episode 72 - The New Air Canada Aeroplan Program + MORE Nov 11th

  Episode 72 - November 10, 2020 The New Air Canada Aeroplan Program In this episode we discuss the highly anticipated and long awaited new Air Canada Aeroplan program. We talk about the new dashboard, redemptions, credit cards, the new Buddy Pass on the credit cards .... More »
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TD Cash Back Visa Card review Oct 27th

There isn’t much that rings sweeter than cash in your pocket, which is precisely the allure of the cash back credit card. Canada’s Big Five banks (and many smaller ones too) offer a wide range of credit cards that allow you to accumulate cash rewards simply by using them. And to maximize those r.... More »
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The new CIBC Aeroplan® Visa Infinite* Card offer is 10,000 Bonus Aeroplan Points and a buddy pass for travel in North America including Hawaii & Mexico + MORE Nov 9th

The last set of cards we look at early this morning (or late at night for those out West like us) are the CIBC Aeroplan cards. We start with their mainstay card - the CIBC Aeroplan® Visa Infinite* Card which is CIBC's equivalent card to the TD® Aeroplan® Visa Infinite* Card and replaces the vener.... More »

Capital One ending its relationship with Costco and Hudson's Bay Oct 30th

 While perusing Twitter last night I came across this tweet from Andrew Clarke (who used to do PR at Capital One Canada) announcing the changes coming to the American bank's Canadian operations:I would say this is definitely sad news! More downsizing is not what the Canadian economy needs but u.... More »
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New RBC Offers for Well and Fujifilm printlife, Dresst offer extended to end of January + MORE Oct 28th

Over the past week RBC has come out with two new offers plus added an extension to one existing offer. Be sure to login to your RBC account right away to load these offers (if required) or get the promo codes for them. The new offers are as Spend $60 or more at and .... More »
An introduction to Neo Financial - one of Canada's newest credit card and savings reward programs About a year and a half ago one of the founder’s of SkipTheDishes reached out to me to discuss rewards programs and credit cards in Canada as he and other founders were getting ready for their next venture utilizing some of the funds they earned from selling the big food delivery service. That venture would be a new rewards program for Canadians. Fall of 2019 saw me meet with one of them again to further discuss the market and their planned intentions. In our discussions they wanted to create something new and exciting by taking what was good from most other programs, add their own twist to it and in the end they created Neo Financial. Neo Financial is based in Calgary and in their short lifespan so far are already employing over 100 people at their office located just on the outskirts of downtown YYC. Their initial product plan was a rewards credit card but that has quickly expanded to include other financial products like savings accounts. Neo  partnered with ATB (Alberta Treasury Branch) to be the issuer of their Mastercard and have Concentra Bank being the supplier of Neo’s savings account…

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New increased welcome bonus of 3,000 miles on the American Express® AIR MILES®* Platinum Credit Card During the first six or so months of the pandemic American Express shifted their focus to enhancing card offers and encouraging spending for existing cardmembers. Those offers were extended to almost all of American Express’ cards except for one part of their portfolio, the AIR MILES co-brand partnership. Their AIR MILES cards seemed to be forgotten during this time as Amex supported their Membership Rewards Cards, the Marriott Bonvoy cards and their small business card portfolio save for AIR MILES. Now that American Express has moved dollars back to acquiring new customers we finally see some love for the AIR MILES side of things! As of today there is a new increased welcome bonus offer for the American Express AIR MILES Platinum Credit Card.Here are the exact details wording of the new offer:New American Express® AIR MILES®* Platinum Credit Card Cardmembers, earn a Welcome Bonus of 3,000 AIR MILES®* Bonus Miles when you charge a total of $1,500 in purchases to your Card within your first three months of Cardmembership…

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Air Canada will fly their all business class AC Jetz aircraft to select winter destinations Air Canada announced today that they will be deploying their fleet of all business class AC Jetz charter aircraft on popular routes for the Christmas season. You’ll be to purchases tickets or redeem Aeroplan miles to fly on these planes that feature 58 business class seats on routes like Montreal to Barbados, Toronto to Cancun and Vancouver to Phoenix.  The aircraft, which features a cabin of 58 business class seats, will be departing from prime locations, minimizing walking time in the airport, and begin boarding only 35 minutes before departure. Enjoy an exclusive travel experience with a spacious cabin configuration that offers more comfort and less waiting time when boarding and deplaning, as well as Chef Park’s menu and a wine selection curated by Véronique Rivest.Customers will be able to book their Jetz flight beginning October 21, 2020 for travel during the Christmas period between December 12, 2020 and January 6, 2021, with a second schedule for March Break flights currently under development…

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