November 9 Update: Canadian North adding wireless IFE, Aeroplan Air Canada Getaway Bonus nixed for 2019, 10x Plum Points at Chapters Indigo + MORE Nov 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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Credit score drop: How a new card briefly weighed down my score + MORE Nov 16th

In September, I applied for a new credit card and only made a few purchases with it. Soon after, my credit score was 41 points lower than it had been less than two months before. What gives?.... More »
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Small Business Credit Profile: Torqued + MORE Nov 14th

Tim Trampedach turned his side hustle importing car racing seats into a full-time motorsports business. The company is not backed by venture capital or loans - instead, credit cards are fueling its race toward success..... More »

Small Business Profile: BioXcellerator + MORE Dec 5th

A premium rewards business credit card has helped founder Ben Smith's fund travel, maximize cash flow and manage employee expenses for his stem cell-infused beauty line..... More »
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December 7 Update: 150 Bonus AIR MILES when you buy $150 Sobeys Gift Cards, 50% Bonus Asia Miles for Hotel Point Transfers & American AAdvantage Lowers Redemption Rates out of Canada + MORE Dec 7th

Sobeys and Safeway are offering 150 bonus AIR MILES Reward Miles when you buy $150 in Sobeys Gift Cards. There is a limit of 5 bonus offers per collector. I think I'm definitely going to take advantage of this. I'll buy them on my American Express Cobalt card to earn 5x points and when you add in.... More »
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AIR MILES Shop the Block is back - earn up to 2,000 Bonus Reward Miles when earning from multiple partners + MORE Nov 15th

The annual AIR MILES Shop the Block event launched today and presents a really nice bonus mile earning opportunity. If you meet the requirement of using Shop the Block coupons at 3 or more sponsors you'll be awarded with up to 2,000 Rewards Miles over and above the base miles and coupon bonus mil.... More »
Convert HSBC Rewards Points to British Airways Executive Club Avios and receive a 35% bonusNow 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

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Book hotel stays in Vancouver, Calgary & Edmonton and receive American Express or Amazon gift cardsYou 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.

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November 9 Update: Canadian North adding wireless IFE, Aeroplan Air Canada Getaway Bonus nixed for 2019, 10x Plum Points at Chapters IndigoCanadian 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…

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