Podcast Episode 75 – 2021 Loyalty & travel outlook, predictions & trends with special guest Points, Miles & Bling’s Anshul Singh + MORE Jan 8th

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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February 25 Update: AIR MILES Shops refer a friend bonus offer, Alaska Airlines status match offer & 50,000 PC Optimum points for online shopping + MORE Feb 25th

Here's your Rewards Canada Daily update! Your daily dose (or near daily dose) of loyalty program, credit card and travel news, bonuses, deals and more.  AIR MILES now has a limited time Refer a Friend offer available for their online shopping portal AIR MILES Shops. Simply register y.... More »
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RBC credit card holders can now earn extra Be Well points for shopping at Rexall + MORE Jan 14th

CORRECTION: Thanks to long time Rewards Canada reader Harry B. for pointing out that you earn 50 points in total with your RBC card and your Rexall Be Well account. Not the 50 points + 10 points as we first published. Per the email sent out from Rexall you earn 40 points from your RBC card and 10 po.... More »
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February 22 Update: More hotels added to Canada's authorized list of quarantine hotels, Rewards Canada Podcast now on vurbl & American Airlines will not resume several Canadian flights + MORE Feb 22nd

Here's your Rewards Canada Daily update! Your daily dose (or near daily dose) of loyalty program, credit card and travel news, bonuses, deals and more.  Last week we let you know about the list of authorized hotels for the new mandatory hotel stopover requirement when travelers return to .... More »
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TD® Aeroplan® Visa Infinite* Card welcome offer boosted to 20,000 Bonus Aeroplan Points, buddy pass and no annual fee in the first year Jan 18th

TD has revealed a new welcome bonus today for their TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card and it actually took us a little by surprise. We knew the last offer was going to end on January 17 and were guessing that we’d either see a continuation of the 10,000 points, a buddy pass and first year annual fee .... More »
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February 19 Update: List of authorized hotels for Canada's mandatory hotel stopover requirement, Amex mobile payment bonus points posting & another 100K offer for PC Financial Mastercards + MORE Feb 19th

Here's your Rewards Canada Daily update! Your daily dose (or near daily dose) of loyalty program, credit card and travel news, bonuses, deals and more. This update is brought to you by the HSBC +Rewards Mastercard which is currently offering a welcome bonus of up to 30,000 bonus points, no.... More »
Podcast Episode 75 - 2021 Loyalty & travel outlook, predictions & trends with special guest Points, Miles & Bling's Anshul Singh  In this the first episode for 2021 Patrick is joined by special guest Anshul Singh of Points, Miles & Bling. Based in Ottawa Anshul is well known in the world of points and miles in Canada. He’s famous for his weekly virtual meet ups with bloggers, experts and others from around the world. Anshul and Patrick discuss what travel may look like in 2021, what else we will see from the new Aeroplan program this year, Alaska Airlines joining oneworld and the effects it will have on the Mileage Plan program, what to expect in our credit card market and the loyalty programs to keep an eye out for this year! Click Here to download the podcast (mp3) or download/subscribe via: The Rewards Canada Podcast Intro & Outro were created by Regina’s own TWKOP. Check him out on Soundcloud, Spotify & InstagramLinks relating to this week’s topics: Point, Miles & Bling blog Points, Miles & Bling Facebook pageThe New Air Canada Aeroplan Program All the resources you needThere is one very popular travel rewards credit card in Canada that is due for a major overhaul

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It's time to pick your Aeroplan Elite Status Select Benefits A new year means a new cycle to elite status benefits and the most prevalent in Canada happens to be Air Canada Aeroplan’s Elite Status. If you hold status with Aeroplan that means you get to pick your select benefits for the year now. The benefits you get to select over and above your standards benefits depends on which level of Aeroplan status you hold. Those are as follows:As you can see all members get to select 3 additional benefits to have added to their accounts and the higher the status you have the more options you have to choose from. Picking your benefits is quite simple, all you have to do is log in to your Aeroplan account online or on the app to choose your benefits:The first will be your selection of two benefits from bundle one:Then you’ll select one benefit from bundle two:  Which will then lead you to your summary of selections and confirmation screen: As it shows on this last screen once you confirm your selection you cannot change your choice of benefits so make sure you are all set and happy with your choices prior to clicking that confirm button…

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Canada’s best credit cards for people with bad credit 2021Conventional wisdom may lead you to believe that if you have bad credit, you should swear off credit cards. But if you want to improve your credit score, you’ll have to show you can handle credit responsibly—and the only way to do that is (you guessed it) to have a credit card. When used properly, having and using a credit card can actually be a helpful tool to assist in rebuilding bad credit—and, luckily, there is a whole host of products catered to people with poor credit scores. While these often come with higher interest rates and lower spending limits, they can be a good starting point to re-establishing a good credit score, which in turn will help you get approved for loans, a line of credit, or even a mortgage down the line.
Best credit cards for bad credit in Canada

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Home Trust Secured Visa (No Fee)
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19.99% APR
Min. deposit: $500
Secured card

$0

Plastk Secured Visa
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5k point sign up bonus ($20 value)
Points on every purchase
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