New offer for the CIBC Dividend Visa Infinite Card – 10% Cash Back for first 4 months & first year annual fee rebate + MORE Sep 10th

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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Earn 1,226 Bonus Aeroplan Miles for Avis car rentals through to April 30 if you book by December 26 Dec 25th

We continue with Aeroplan's Boxing Week specials,  this final offer is for renting cars from Avis. You can earn 1,226 bonus Aeroplan Miles on Avis rentals Worldwide. What makes this bonus really good is that it appears you can earn this bonus on even a one day rental and for most car groups. Th.... More »
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Retired? No mortgage for you: How the stress test is making it tougher to borrow later in life Nov 4th

Many people are shocked to discover that the amount they can borrow decreases drastically when they retire because the stress test looks at your income..... More »
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Earn 500 Bonus Aeroplan Miles for Best Western stays this fall Oct 3rd

We see the Aeroplan Best Western bonus fall to 500 miles for the fall. This is 250 less miles than we saw over summer but is still better than nothing! With the 250 base miles you'll earn 750 miles per stay. You do have to be a Best Western Rewards member with your earning preferences set to Aerop.... More »
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November 20 Update: Scotia credit card updates, new Amex offer for mobile service providers, Aer Lingus cuts Montreal & 30% off Canadian North flights + MORE Nov 21st

Finally got around to updating the Scotiabank credit card offers as many were set to end on October 31. Most if not all offers have simply been extended as follows:Scotiabank Passport Visa Infinite card• Earn up to 35,000 bonus Scotia Rewards points in your first year (that’s up to $350 toward.... More »
The day the dinosaurs’ world fell apart  BBC NewsDinosaur extinction: Asteroid hit with force of 10 billion atomic bombs and deposited ‘hundreds of feet’ of material in hours, new research says  The IndependentScientists discover more evidence that dinosaurs were killed by a gigantic asteroid  CNETGeo-boffins drill into dino-killing asteroid crater, discover extinction involves bad smells, chilly weather, no broadband internet…  The RegisterLast day of the dinosaurs’ reign captured in stunning detail  National GeographicView full coverage on Google News

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New offer for the CIBC Dividend Visa Infinite Card - 10% Cash Back for first 4 months & first year annual fee rebateCIBC is taking on TD premium cash back offers with their own offer on their CIBC Dividend Visa Infinite card.  CIBC’s offer is pretty much a match to TD with 10% cash back on $2,000 in purchases (so up to $200 cash back) and waiving the first year annual fee on the card. The only difference between CIBC’s and TD’s offer is that CIBC gives you four billing cycles to make the $2,000 in spending versus TD’s 3 months.Once the bonus 10% is up the CIBC Dividend Visa Infinite Card will earn you 4% cash back on eligible gas and grocery purchases,  2% cash back on Tim Hortons and TELUS purchases and 1% cash back on all other purchases. Now you should note that “the 4% and 2% cash back offers are only available on the first $80,000 in net annual card purchases (meaning all card purchases by all cardholders, at any type of merchant) or $20,000 on gas, grocery, Tim Hortons or TELUS purchases on your account, whichever comes first; after that, net card purchases at all merchants, including grocery stores, service stations/automatic gas dispensers, Tim Hortons or TELUS will earn cash back at the regular rate of 1%…

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The day the dinosaurs’ world fell apart  BBC NewsDinosaur extinction: Asteroid hit with force of 10 billion atomic bombs and deposited ‘hundreds of feet’ of material in hours, new research says  The IndependentScientists discover more evidence that dinosaurs were killed by a gigantic asteroid  CNETGeo-boffins drill into dino-killing asteroid crater, discover extinction involves bad smells, chilly weather, no broadband internet…  The RegisterLast day of the dinosaurs’ reign captured in stunning detail  National GeographicView full coverage on Google News

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Air Canada Earn Your Wings Returns - AC Altitude members can earn thousands of bonus Aeroplan MilesThe latest edition of Air Canada’s Earn Your Wings is here! Like the previous five editions it is strictly for Air Canada Altitude members. This version runs just like the previous one where you earn badges for completing various travel related tasks and then those badges get converted to Aeroplan miles.  For every 2,000 wings you receive you will earn 2,000 Aeroplan miles. This year, you’ll even get 50 Wings simply for being an existing Aeroplan-affiliated cardholder of TD® Aeroplan® CreditCards, American Express® Aeroplanplus® Cards, and CIBC®Aerogold® Visa(tm).How can you earn Wings? Here’s a sample of how easy it is to rack up Wings and Bonus Aeroplan Miles:* Earn 500 Wings simply for registering* Earn a minimum of 100 Wings for every takeoff and for every landing on any Air Canada flight (including flights operated under the Air Canada Express brand) and Air Canada Rouge. This translates to a minimum of 200 Wings per flight segment. Destinations and Super Destinations are valued anywhere from 200 to 2,000 Wings* Earn 300 Wings by booking an Avis or Budget car rental via Aircanada…

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How Rewarding are Canadian Rewards Credit Cards?
Canadians are reaping the benefits of their rewards cards in large numbers, according to a recent survey by RateSupermarket.ca. Currently, there are over 74 million active credit card accounts in Canada, with the average Canadian owning two credit cards and 8 in 10 holding a rewards credit card. Of those households, 85 percent are seeing returns from their purchases in the form of cash back and other rewards. 
Retirees Lead the Way   
Older Canadians have taken to credit card rewards in greater numbers than their younger compatriots. Just 73 percent of Canadians aged 18-34 own a rewards card compared to 83.5 percent of those aged 65 and over. It’s not just uptake where older Canadians are leading the way either, nearly 15 percent (14.8) of older Canadians with a rewards card have redeemed more than $1,000 worth of rewards. Only 6.7 percent of those aged 18-34 can say the same.   
Rewards by the Numbers  
The payoff from rewards credit cards can be substantial, with 12 percent of survey respondents saying they have redeemed over $1,000 worth of rewards…

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