October 4 Bonus Offer Highlight: Double Elite Night Credits with GHA Discovery, World of Hyatt Lindblad Expeditions partnership is here & IHG Points+Cash Discount offer + MORE Oct 4th

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Amex Offers: Spend $10 at McDonald's, receive a $5 statement credit! + MORE Nov 19th

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October 4 Bonus Offer Highlight: Double Elite Night Credits with GHA Discovery, World of Hyatt Lindblad Expeditions partnership is here & IHG Points+Cash Discount offerGHA Discovery has launched their semi-annual Double Elite Night credit offer. This lesser known hotel loyalty program is offering double night credits for the remainder of the year, registration is required of course. GHA Discovery has five hotels in Canada that participate in the program and over 500 locations worldwide.  Find out more here Image via GHA Air Transat will be adding a new European route in 2020 with flights between Montreal and Copenhagen. The flight will operate twice weekly from June to September. As Air Transat does not have their own frequent flyer program (maybe they’ll be integrated into Aeroplan should the Air Canada takeover finalize) your best bet is to use proprietary credit card programs to earn and burn points for this flight. Learn more about proprietary credit card programs here. (Source Routesonline) Image via Air TransatEarlier in the year we let you know that World of Hyatt was launching a partnership with Lindblad Expeditions. That partnership went live last week and as a World of Hyatt member, not only will you earn points for Lindbald Expeditions purchases, nights will count towards your World of Hyatt elite status!  Find out more here…

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How to Make the Most of RBC Rewards

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Canadians love earning credit card rewards, so it’s no surprise that some of the largest programs out there today are run by Canada’s big 6 banks. In recent months, I’ve reviewed the rewards programs offered by both Scotiabank and BMO. Today it’s RBCs turn. In this article, I’ll cover everything you need to know about RBC Rewards and the Avion program. I’ll also show you how to get the most out of your rewards points.
How to Earn RBC Rewards Points
Since this is a credit card rewards program, you’ll need to use one of 6 personal RBC credit cards to earn points. They also have a couple of business credit cards included in the rewards program. Here are the three most popular cards, at a glance:
RBC Rewards+ Visa: No Annual Fee, $1=1 point on gas, grocery and drugstore purchases.
Signature RBC Rewards Visa: $39 annual fee, $1=1 point on all purchases.
RBC Avion Visa Infinite (Best Pick): $120 annual fee, $1=1 point on all purchases, +25% on eligible travel spending. In addition, RBC Avion Rewards are worth more when redeemed for travel, which is a major distinguishing feature of this card, and something I’ll get into in more detail further down…

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