Using the Scotiabank Gold American Express card to redeem for any travel – whale watches included! + MORE Apr 16th

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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Update! Tangerine Money-Back Credit Card Review + MORE Apr 23rd

Update, April 18, 2019: Tangerine has announced that starting April 22nd, new Tangerine Credit Card Account holders can earn 4% Money-Back Rewards on purchases in up to three Money-Back Categories of their choice, for the first three months. Looking to earn cash back on your daily expenditures? Do.... More »

Time to give Avalanche credit for meaningful run over Flames - + MORE Apr 19th

Time to give Avalanche credit for meaningful run over Flames  Sportsnet.caFlames taking it one game at a time in series against Avalanche  NHL.comTkachuk: Time's running out, we got to find a way to play our best hockey  TSNColorado Avalanche's comeback nets 3-2 OT win&.... More »
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April 24 Update: Resources for gaining Elite Status faster, WestJet 20% off promo code to select destinations and more! + MORE Apr 25th

Earlier today we brought you details of the new WestJet Rewards Elite Status Match offer and wanted to remind our readers of some resources we have to help you with other status matches, fast track to status and bonus status points miles and offers. The two sources on our site are our Elite Sta.... More »
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April 17 Update: Jet Airways suspends all operations, fly Air Italy from Toronto to Rome for under $750 & more! Apr 18th

Late last week India's Jet Airways cancelled all their international flights including those to and from Toronto amidst serious financial trouble. Since that time they were only flying domestic flights but it appears that as of today those have come to an end as well. If you were booked for any .... More »
April 15 Update: A reminder that the mostly negative changes to Starbucks Rewards and Cineplex SCENE take place this weekJust a friendly reminder that today is the last day for flat rate rewards at Starbucks! Starting tomorrow the new redemption schedule kicks in with Starbucks Rewards. The best redemption options in the current program (fancier drinks and food) will cost you more Stars as of tomorrow. Granted there are now some lower priced options where rewards will start at 25 Stars and go up versus the current 125 Stars for any item. I used up all my rewards over the past week (about 9 in total) for the drinks and food we like. Came at the right time as we were on the road a lot for our kid’s activities! You can read all about the changes in our post Starbucks Rewards – Changes confirmed to be coming April 16 and they’re both good and bad (mostly bad) While we’re on the topic of changes, here is also a reminder that following Starbucks’ changes on Tuesday, the changes to the Cineplex SCENE program kick in on Wednesday April 17. Once again the changes are pretty much for the worse. You can read all about it here: Cineplex’s SCENE program changing earn and burn rates on April 17 – significantly devalues current balances and the SCENE Visa CardPosts since our last update:Using the Scotiabank Gold American Express card to redeem for any travel – whale watches included! Today we welcome the second post from Rewards Canada contributor Jeff W…

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What to Do After Your Identity is Stolen?
Identity theft is a global crime where your personal or financial information is stolen to commit fraud in your name. It leads to severe financial and legal struggles. Identity thieves look for any of the following information:

Full name
Social insurance number (SIN)
Driver’s license number
Home address
Mother’s maiden name
Credit card information
Username and password of online accounts
Health card number
Passport number

A combination of this information can be used to commit a wide range of identity theft crimes.
How do you know if your identity is stolen?

If you receive calls from collection agencies about unfamiliar financial accounts
Inquiries from unfamiliar companies seeking personal information
Notifications from credit cards or banks stating that they have accepted or declined a credit application, you did not issue
Credit card statements reflecting unusual purchases

An effective way to catch it early is by monitoring your financial accounts and getting credit reports issued by two national credit bureaus, Equifax and TransUnion, at regular intervals…

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Using the Scotiabank Gold American Express card to redeem for any travel - whale watches included!Today we welcome the second post from Rewards Canada contributor Jeff W.! Jeff has been a long time reader of Rewards Canada and we’ve had lots of discussions with him via email and Twitter as he is always looking to maximize his credit card, travel and other loyalty program rewards! This is his second post of several that will look at how he utilizes the Scotiabank Gold American Express card!Hey fellow Rewards Canada Readers!  This is now my second time writing for Rewards Canada.  My first post was in regard to earning points on my Scotiabank Gold Amex card.  This time around, I’ll be delving into the redemption side of things. Read Jeff’s first post here:  A closer look at how a Winnipegger maximizes his Scotiabank Gold American Express Card purchases To recap, if you missed my first article, I’ve always been intrigued by rewards credit cards as well as loyalty programs.  We’re a family of 4, with two young kids, I’d say with an average family income…

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