New welcome offer for the National Bank of Canada World Elite Mastercard – up to $480 cash back in the first year + MORE Sep 6th

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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January 21 Update: CIBC Aventura Visa Infinite Privilege Card added to comparison charts, discount offer for No1 Lounges, new welcome offers for Amex AIR MILES cards Jan 22nd

We have added the CIBC Aventura Visa Infinite Privilege Card to our credit card comparison charts. You'll find them on the following charts:Canadian Travel Credit Card Comparison: All Travel Rewards Credit CardsCanadian Travel Credit Card Comparison: Travel Points Credit Cards  If you are flyin.... More »

November 12 Update: AIR MILES Shop the Block returns in 2 days with up to 1,200 bonus miles and the last Air Transat A310 flights to be YQB-CDG + MORE Nov 13th

AIR MILES Shop the Block returns for the holiday shopping season with the opportunity to earn up to 1,200 bonus AIR MILES Reward Miles. The promotion launches in two days and you can bet we'll provide coverage of this year's offers. Find out more here.For our #avgeek readers who want to fly on Ai.... More »

Vancity introduces new Visa Infinite and Visa Infinite Privilege Cards with decent earn rates, lounge access and more + MORE Sep 19th

Vancity, the British Columbia based credit union has added two new cards to their portfolio of card products. Previously offering a base Visa card and Gold Visa they have now moved into the premium and ultra premium market with the Vancity enviro Visa Infinite Card and Vancity enviro Visa Infinite P.... More »

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 »

How to Earn More Credit Card Rewards Dec 19th

One of the most rewarding parts of using a credit card is racking up the freebies. Learn some tips and tricks on how you can potentially earn more points.  Choose the Right Card One of the most important steps you can do is to find a credit card that aligns with your lifestyle and purchase habit.... More »
Debunking the myth of American Express Cards not being widely acceptedThis post was sponsored by Amex Bank of Canada. The views and opinions expressed in this blog, however, are purely my own.One comment I hear time and time again from our readers is that they don’t want an American Express card because the cards aren’t widely accepted. They come to us for advice on getting a new credit card and this is one of the statements that I usually find in their initial email to us. I then proceed to help educate them on the truth surrounding the cards and that they should really consider an American Express. Two of the main reasons why are that American Express cards are some of the most rewarding cards in Canada – if you are looking to rack up lots of points that have value and are flexible to use, you want to go with American Express and the second reason is increased acceptance. Over the past few years American Express has been aggressive in adding new merchants to their portfolio. In 2017 alone, American Express are added over 70,000 retailers and this was topped in 2018 with over 96,000 new retailers in Canada starting to accept the cards…

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September 6 Update: New National Bank of Canada credit card page, see any movie for half the SCENE points on Sep 27 and more!Earlier today we posted the details of the new offer for the National Bank of Canada World Elite Mastercard and have now also created a page on the main Rewards Canada site for National Bank cards. As of right now the World Elite card is the only one listed but we will add their other cards to the page shortly. Click here to see the page.You’ll want to mark September 27th on your calendars if you want to score some good value out of your SCENE points. All movies on that day can be seen with the half the SCENE points you normally require. You can start booking the tickets at the 50% off price on September 24th. Find out more here. Redeem 625 SCENE points for any regular admission or 3D ticket, 1000 points for any Enhanced ticket including UltraAVX®, IMAX®, D-BOX®, 4DX® and ScreenX® (including those in 3D) or 1,250 points for any VIP ticket (legal drinking age required) for showtimes on September 27, 2019 at any Cineplex theatre. SCENE members can redeem this offer once during the promotional period…

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New welcome offer for the National Bank of Canada World Elite Mastercard - up to $480 cash back in the first yearNational Bank of Canada has released a new welcome bonus for the premier card in their portfolio – the NBC World Elite Mastercard. The provides new cardholders with the opportunity to earn up to $40 in cash back each month for the first 12 months of having the card. When you spend at least $500 each month NBC will give you that $40 up to $480 if you meet that spend in all 12 months. This bonus is over and above the regular points earn and other benefits that come with the card. To take advantage of this particular offer you must apply for the card by October 31, 2019.The NBC World Elite Mastercard is a this bank’s top card and it is a pretty good card overall. It doesn’t make it into the Top 5 of any of our categories in Canada’s Top Travel Rewards Credit Cards but it’s not that far out. I would definitely place it in the Top 10 of the Travel Points category in Canada.  The reason for this is that the card normally doesn’t have a welcome bonus, so this limited time offer is a welcome bonus! Pun intended…

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