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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Federal election 2019 roundup: Scheer proposes children's tax credit, while Trudeau promises daycare funding - National Post + MORE Sep 16th

Federal election 2019 roundup: Scheer proposes children's tax credit, while Trudeau promises daycare funding  National PostWhy isn't CBC News calling Justin Trudeau prime minister? Your Week 1 election questions  CBC NewsQuebecers ‘Like To Fall In Love,’ So Which Candidates W.... More »
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September 13 Update: Reminder that Marriott Bonvoy Peak/Off Peak pricing comes tomorrow along with other changes, up to 100 Bonus AIR MILES at Rexall & more! Sep 14th

A friendly reminder that today is the last day of flat rate redemption awards for Marriott Bonvoy. As of tomorrow, Peak and Off-Peak pricing will kick in which means that some awards will cost more, some less, it all depends and when and where you are staying. Today is also the last day to book .... More »
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Top 5 Credit Card Sign Up offers for September - These cards provide some of the best value out of their welcome bonuses + MORE Sep 11th

Here are the Rewards Canada Top 5 Credit Card Sign Up offers for the month of September! This is not a 'best' credit card list like our Top Travel Rewards Credit Card rankings but instead a look at cards that have very good acquisition (sign up) offers. As always when choosing a card you should al.... More »
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September 11 Update: Air Canada upgauges Ottawa-London while cutting Ottawa-Frankfurt, Amex adds Vancouver's TransLink as a merchant & much more! + MORE Sep 12th

Yesterday we brought you the news that Lufthansa will be launching new flights between Ottawa and Frankfurt. At the time we wondered if Air Canada would continue their summer seasonal service on the same route. Confirmation came late yesterday afternoon that they will not fly the route anymore, t.... 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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