September 12 Update: Aer Lingus to start Montreal-Dublin service (a great Avios redemption possibilty), 5,000 Bonus Marriott Points in Victoria and more + MORE Sep 12th

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Young adults shouldn't wait too long to get started with credit Sep 14th

Waiting until you're 25 to apply for your first card can slow down the path to adulthood, such as qualifying for a car loan or apartment lease..... More »

September 13 Update: American Express discount for Air Canada flights, WestJet Flash Sale, up to 100 Bonus AIR MILES for Budget rentals + MORE Sep 13th

Check your emails once again for another discount for Air Canada flights from American Express. This one came for my Platinum Card from American Express and offers a 15% discount on Air Canada standard fares and up. WestJet's ultra low cost carrier Swoop is planning to introduce flights between.... More »
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Swipe fee settlement: Visa, MasterCard agree to pay merchants $6.2B + MORE Sep 18th

Visa and Mastercard have agreed to pay merchants up to $6.2 billion to settle a years-long lawsuit over swipe fees. A similar agreement was rejected by a federal court in 2016..... More »

Weekly rate report: Average card rate remains at 16.92 percent for third week + MORE Sep 19th

September 19, 2018: The average credit card interest rate held steady Wednesday, according to the Weekly Credit Card Rate Report..... More »
Earn 35% Bonus Aeroplan Miles when converting points from Marriott/SPG between Sep 13-18Aeroplan reached out to the frequent flyer blogger community last night with this exciting news about a much awaited transfer bonus from Marriott/SPG. It’s been six months since we’ve last been able to convert Marriott/SPG points to Aeroplan with a bonus and this time the bonus is big but with very small window to do your actual transfer! What can this transfer bonus get you? Well Aeroplan provided us with some nice examples so we don’t have to do the work!Mile earning potential:Convert                  Get9,000 points = 3,000 Aeroplan Miles+ 1,050 miles (35% bonus)= 4,050 Aeroplan MilesConvert                  Get30,000 points = 10,000 Aeroplan Miles+ 3,500 miles (35% bonus)= 13,500 Aeroplan MilesConvert                  Get60,000 points = 20,000 Aeroplan Miles+ 5,000 bonus miles from Marriott+ 8,750 miles (35% bonus)= 33,750 Aeroplan MilesConvert                  Get90,000 points = 30,000 Aeroplan Miles+ 5,000 bonus miles from Marriott+ 12,250 miles (35% bonus)= 47,250 Aeroplan MilesConvert                  Get120,000 points = 40,000 Aeroplan Miles+ 5,000 bonus miles from Marriott+ 5,000 bonus miles from Marriott+ 17,500 miles (35% bonus)= 67,500 Aeroplan MilesThis is a great bonus to take advantage of if you know of some Aeroplan redemptions you may be planning in the near future…

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September 12 Update: Aer Lingus to start Montreal-Dublin service (a great Avios redemption possibilty), 5,000 Bonus Marriott Points in Victoria and moreIreland’s Aer Lingus announced their second Canadian destination today. Starting next summer they will offer direct flights between Montreal and Dublin with their new Airbus A321LR aircraft. The flights will launch on August 8, 2019 and operate daily. This is significant news for those of you using British Airways Executive Club and collecting up lots of Avios from the American Express Gold Rewards card, RBC Visa Infinite Avion and other credit cards as it represents one more route to use those Avios on! And the amount you need to use can be very little! During off season flights (which for Aer Lingus is most of the year) you can fly one way between Montreal and Dublin for only 13,000 Avios! You can read more about this awesome redemption option here (of course we’ll need to update that article to include this new route!) (Source: One Mile at a Time) Posts since our last update: WestJet to introduce a true Premium cabin on its 737s, a new elite tier and their own lounges We are finally getting confirmation from WestJet on many things that we have been reporting will happen with the airline…Marriott SPG Ritz-Carlton MegaBonus – Earn up to 3,000 Bonus Points per stay of 2+ nights Worldwide We finally have the very first global systemwide promotion from the combined Marriott/SPG/Ritz-Carlton program…

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September 12, 2018: The average credit card interest rate didn’t budge Wednesday, according to the Weekly Credit Card Rate Report.

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