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?
Card-linked offers don't always jump out at me, but I plan to pay more attention to them this year. They can be paired with store discounts and card rewards to multiply your savings..... More »
We see the return of the Aeroplan Best Western stay bonus for the remainder of the winter and into spring. The offer is the same as the previous one that ended on December 15 of 500 bonus miles per stay. This is typically the lower bonus (it can get as high as 1,000 miles) that we see but it is stil.... More »
Meridian holds the position as the biggest credit union in Ontario, and the third biggest country-wide. The company recently created a new subsidiary named Motusbank, a full-service digital bank that’s set to change the way Canadians handle their finances. What’s Different About Motusba.... More »
Redemption Stories: Utilizing the BMO AIR MILES World Elite Mastercard Companion Flight Benefit + MORE Nov 29th
Rewards Canada reader Jim M. provided a comment on our post Travel Hacking 102 - Earn up to 4,300+ AIR MILES Rewards Miles for FREE with a potential value of over $1,300 in travel (Updated Nov 21, 18) and how he has leveraged just one of these offers for an amazing redemption story. This ties in per.... More »
Lower credit limits can hurt your credit score if you continue to carry balances on your cards after paying off your current debts. If you have less available credit, your credit utilization ratio will increase more quickly as you use your cards..... More »
Now is the time for British Airways Executive Club transfers from Canadian credit cards! With this offer highlighted in this post there are four, count it, four different transfer bonuses to the BAEC program!Thanks to Thomas once again (our resident HSBC Rewards helper) for giving us the details on this transfer bonus. Right now HSBC card holders can convert their HSBC Rewards points to British Airways with a 35% bonus.Normally you would redeem 25,000 HSBC Rewards Points for 10,000 Aviosbut with this offer that brings it up to 13,500 Avios for those 25,000 points. This equates to 1.62 to 3.24 Avios per dollar spent on the World Elite version of their Mastercards! Now is definitely the time to convert if you can and have a use for Avios. This offer runs until November 30. Related: HSBC World Elite Mastercard reviewHere are the three other transfer bonuses that you can also take advantage of:Convert Diners Club Club Rewards Points to British Airways Executive Club Avios and receive a 40% bonus30% Transfer Bonus for RBC Rewards (Avion only) to British Airways Executive Club is back until December 31 Amex Membership Rewards: 30% Bonus Avios when transferring to British Airways Executive Club
You may recall many of our posts in the past about BeVancouver – the website tied in with Vancouver Tourism that offered American Express gift cards when you booked hotels via their site (And the value was really good) Well that offer has returned however it is no longer BeVancouver rather it is now StayVancouver (HT Points, Miles & Bling) and not only is it Vancouver. As well in the past we let you know about similar offers in Calgary and Edmonton as those are still around!VancouverYou can get up to a $125 American Express Gift Card when you book select Vancouver hotels via beVancouver. Each additional night can bring you up to $50 more in Gift Cards. Book and stay by February 28, 2019! Find out more here!Calgary The Calgary offers provides a $25 Amazon gift card with each stay that is booked (consecutive nights at the same hotel booked under different reservations only count as one stay) Find out more here.Edmonton The Edmonton offers provides a $25 Amazon gift card with each stay that is booked (consecutive nights at the same hotel booked under different reservations only count as one stay) Find out more here.
November 9 Update: Canadian North adding wireless IFE, Aeroplan Air Canada Getaway Bonus nixed for 2019, 10x Plum Points at Chapters Indigo
Canadian North will be adding wireless in-flight entertainment on select flights starting in January 2019 that are serviced with four of their 737s. If all goes to plan and the service is well received it will be expanded to all 16 of their aircraft. (Source Canadian North)This exciting new inflight amenity, which utilizes Global Eagle’s portable Airconnect Go system, will initially be available on four Canadian North Boeing 737-300 aircraft, with service to be offered to passengers on the following daily scheduled flights:Flights 436 and 437 – Iqaluit ⇄ OttawaFlights 444 and 445 – Edmonton ⇄ Yellowknife ⇄ Norman Wells ⇄ InuvikAeroplan has updated one of the benefits of the Aeroplan status program: “As of January 1 2019, the Air Canada Getaway Bonus benefit will no longer be available” All other benefits will remain the same (Source Aeroplan)For the next four days you can earn 10x Plum Points for all online purchases of $40 or more in-store or online at Chapters Indigo…