NY Fed: Credit inquiries fell to historic low in Q4 + MORE Feb 13th

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Earn 750 Bonus Aeroplan Miles for Best Western stays this summer + MORE May 9th

One airline and hotel partnership you can almost always count on for having a bonus offer is from Aeroplan and Best Western. In a few days the current 500 bonus Aeroplan miles offer will come to end but right on its heels we see a stronger offer come out for the summer! The new offer awards 750 bonu.... More »

May 2 Update: Earn up to 1,000 Free Stash Hotel Rewards points, Double Elite Night Credit Offer from Global Hotel Alliance & more! + MORE May 3rd

 Yesterday we brought you the details of Stash Rewards bonus points offer for stays at the Harrison Beach Hotel in B.C.. There is also another offer to make you aware of where you can earn up to 1,000 Stash Rewards points absolutely free. You simply need to suggest new independent hotels to .... More »
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June 13 Update: Earn up to 1,000 bonus miles or Avios with 9 airlines for Marriott stays in Europe & 8 new bonus offers Jun 14th

Travelling to Europe this summer? There are a whole slew of bonus airline mileage offers for stays at Marriott hotels! These are usually good offers for those who do not utilize the Marriott Bonvoy program - ie you only stay at one of Marriott's 30 brands very infrequently! We summarize the offe.... More »
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Tips for Paying Off Credit Card Debt + MORE Jun 15th

Credit card bills got you down? That’s the trouble with paying with plastic. It is easy to spend, but not quite as easy to pay off the debt you accrue – especially if you are only paying the minimum each month. Carrying too much credit card debt can make it harder to get a loan for a house .... More »
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More details on the revamped Scotiabank Gold American Express Card - all changes are confirmed + MORE May 8th

Two weeks ago we gave quick mention to changes coming to the Scotiabank Gold American Express Card. These changes have been confirmed with Scotia and cardholders are now receiving notices of the changes which are for the most part better!Here is a summary of what's happening to the card:Item Changin.... More »
A report by the New York Fed shows credit inquiries in the past six months fell to a historic low in the fourth quarter of 2018.

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February 12 Update: Bonus Miles & More Miles for Lufthansa Economy Class out of Canada, Aeroplan Costco bonus next week & 20X SCENE Points during Irish FestIf you plan on flying on Lufthansa out of Canada this year in Economy Class the good news is that you will now earn 6 Miles & More miles per Euro spent instead of 4. The program is offering 2 bonus miles per Euro spent on all of Lufthansa’s Intercontinental flights flown in Economy Class. There is no registration required simply book online at Lufthansa.ca Here is a heads up that you will be able to earn Triple Aeroplan miles on Costco.ca purhcases starting next week. Registration and use of promo code will be required. Find out more here. You can earn 20X SCENE Points during Irish Fest at participating Fionn MacCool’s, D’Arcy McGee’s, Paddy Flaherty’s and Tir nan Òg restaurants until March 16. Find out more here. and be sure keep an eye on our blog and social media channels over the next two days for a bunch of exciting updates and industry coverage! Posts since our last update:World Of Hyatt Hotel Category Changes for 2019 – 259 hotels affected globally, 1 in Canada The list of hotel chains releasing their hotel category changes for 2019 continues to grow…

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World Of Hyatt Hotel Category Changes for 2019 - 259 hotels affected globally, 1 in CanadaThe list of hotel chains releasing their hotel category changes for 2019 continues to grow. Hyatt and their World Of Hyatt program are now in the fray. They follow Marriott, IHG, and Radisson who have already announced their changes for this year.  Between the four hotel chains there are now a total 42 hotels in Canada changing award night categories.Hyatt’s changes will take place on March 18 and affect a total of 259 hotels around the globe. The split in locations is pretty even with 130 hotels moving up in category and 129 going down. Only one of the nine hotels they have in Canada is changing and that is Spirit Ridge in Osoyoos B.C. Good news for this change is the hotel is one of those going down!World Of Hyatt isn’t as major of a player in our market like the other big chain loyalty programs since they don’t have a lot of hotels here and have no credit card option (unless you still hold the Diners Club Mastercard!) but I do know a fair bit of our readers do utilize the program thanks to Hyatt’s foot print in major cities worldwide…

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Credit card rewards are usually not taxable if you had to spend in order to earn them. That’s why referral bonuses might be subject to taxes. Here’s what you should know.

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