Top 5 Credit Card Sign Up offers for February – nearly $1,400 in travel rewards with these cards + MORE Feb 6th

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Meridian Ushers in New Way for Canadians to Bank with Motusbank + MORE Feb 14th

Meridian holds the position as the biggest credit union in Ontario, and the third biggest country-wide. The company recently created a new subsidiary named Motusbank, a full-service digital bank that’s set to change the way Canadians handle their finances. What’s Different About Motusba.... More »

Home renovation: More credit cards are rewarding home-related purchases Feb 19th

A growing number of credit cards now cater to homeowners and interior design enthusiasts by offering significant rewards in exchange for home-related spending..... More »

Fed: Card balances rose by $1.7 billion in December + MORE Feb 8th

Credit card balances increased in December, according to the Federal Reserve..... More »
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NY Fed: Credit inquiries fell to historic low in Q4 + MORE Feb 13th

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..... More »
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Rogers World Elite Mastercard Review + MORE Feb 9th

The Rogers World Elite Mastercard is a youngen in the Canadian market only being released in May of 2018. It is the premium version of the Rogers Platinum Mastercard that was introduced several years prior. That Platinum card underwent several changes over its short life with the .... More »
Earn 4x Aeroplan Miles for Choice Hotels stays until April 30 We haven’t had an Aeroplan bonus for stays at Choice Hotels for…. get this….. one month! Yes the 5x offer ended on December 31 and we had nothing for January. Nice to see a bonus return! This time it 4x the miles until the end of April. If Aeroplan miles aren’t you’re thing there is also a 6x American AAdvantage miles offer that runs until March 31. Offer details:Earn 4x Aeroplan Miles for stays at over 6,800 Choice Hotels worldwide. Full details & online booking Until Apr 30, 19Find many more Aeroplan bonus offers here.

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February 6, 2019: The average credit card interest rate floated higher Wednesday after several lenders tweaked rates.

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Over the years, our payment options have been limited to debit, credit, cash, and mobile payments. There’s nothing wrong with these choices, but they can be limiting. Debit cards give you control since you’ll only spend what you have, but there are no rewards and your bank may charge you monthly fees to have an account. Credit cards offer fantastic rewards, but they often come with high annual fees and you could run into trouble if you don’t pay off your full balance each month.
More recently, a third option has emerged: prepaid cards. Prepaid cards are nothing new, but new players such as Stack and Koho have upped the game by providing a no-fee service that gives you rewards, helps you save, and gives you a cash referral bonus.
These new providers have many people excited, especially millennials who want more control over their money. We’re comparing the two along with Capital One’s Guaranteed Secured Mastercard to see which one is the right fit for you.
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Fees: None
Foreign transaction fees: No (ATM provider may charge a fee)
Real-time notifications: Yes
Saving features: Round ups ($1, $2, $5 or $10), savings goals, spending insights
Perks: Discounts at a curated roster of merchants, access to exclusive experiences
Referral bonus: $5 for the first 5 referrals, $10 for the next 5, and $15 for every referral after that, uncapped…

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Top 5 Credit Card Sign Up offers for February - nearly $1,400 in travel rewards with these cardsHere are the Rewards Canada Top 5 Credit Card Sign Up offers for the month of February! This is not a ‘best’ credit card list like our Top Travel Rewards Credit Card rankings but instead a look at cards that have very good acquisition (sign up) offers. As always when choosing a card you should always take other factors into account other than the just sign up bonus, but when most or all of these cards are first year free, they can and do pay off even when you grab them strictly for the sign up rewards.  This month all five cards have no annual fee in the first year so you can try them out at no cost and decide later on if the card is right for you. There are no changes to the list from January as no new offers (well new great offers) have come out since we posted in January. Give it a few weeks though and we should somewhere between 4-5 new offers and card changes coming!Here are our top 5 credit card sign up offers for February (in alphabetical order)BMO AIR MILES World Elite Mastercard – 3,000 Miles  (Apply here)The best ever sign up bonus for an AIR MILES co-branded card continues on our Top 5 sign up list thanks to its 3,000 miles sign up bonus (worth ~$300 or more) and no annual fee in the first year! Add in a free companion fare when you redeem for flights and the value jumps even higher (click here to read a first hand account of using this voucher!)…

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February 6 Update: Confirmed Cobalt Multipliers from Toronto, Mexico & Guadeloupe, Double Miles on TAP between Toronto & Lisbon and $50 off Air Canada flights to Europe & AsiaWe are pleased to pass along even more American Express Cobalt Multiplier updates thanks to the Rewards Canada community! We also learn from k12333 that it appears Ritual has been fixed and is awarding 5x points now instead of 1x points. Locations from Toronto, Mexico and Guadeloupe have been added in this update! Visit the American Express Cobalt Card Confirmed Multiplier Locations here.TAP Portugal looks to have extended their double Miles&Go miles offer on all their flights. This includes their Toronto flights and they’ll award double miles for bookings made by the end of February for travel until March 30. Find out more here. Posts since our last update:Earn 4x Aeroplan Miles for Choice Hotels stays until April 30   We haven’t had an Aeroplan bonus for stays at Choice Hotels for…. get this….. one month! Yes the 5x…Summary of global hotel systemwide bonus points promotions – February Edition One of the easiest ways to rack up lots of hotel points is to take advantage of the systemwide bonuses…Great New Marriott Bonus Points offers for stays in Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City or Toronto Marriott has released some new bonus points offers for stays at some of their hotels in Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City…Travel Deals Air Canada is offering an additional $50 off flights to Europe, Asia and more…

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