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Aeroplan eStore Back to School event - Earn up to 7x miles for online shopping until August 18 + MORE Aug 7th

August is here and the three words that most kids dread have returned - Back to School! Yes it is time to start thinking about Back to School shopping and if you are like me, a lot of that shopping will be done online. When you online shop you should always try to go through an online shopping porta.... More »
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August 9 Update: Chase Canada to forgive all debt owed on their Canadian Marriott & Amazon Visa cards Aug 10th

Early in 2018 Chase Canada completely shut down their credit card business. At the time they only had two cards left in their portfolio, their Marriott and Amazon Visa cards as the other cards they had issued previously were taken over other Canadian banks. Although Chase was no longer issuing c.... More »
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Top 5 Credit Card Sign Up offers for August - These cards provide some of the best value out of their welcome bonuses + MORE Aug 14th

Here are the Rewards Canada Top 5 Credit Card Sign Up offers for the month of July! 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 .... More »

Paymi Review: The Value of Cash Rewards + MORE Aug 16th

Are you a Canadian who loves earning loyalty rewards when you shop? If so, you’re in luck. Canadian shoppers now have a couple of apps that automatically collect rewards when you shop at your favourite retailers. In this article, I’ll cover off everything you need to know about Paymi, which is o.... More »
Scotiabank Gold American Express - Enhancements launch today along with an increased welcome bonusFor several months now we have discussed the changes coming to the Scotiabank Gold American Express card and are happy to report that today they went live! Not only are the enhancements now live on the card but to celebrate the changes Scotiabank has brought out a limited time increased welcome bonus on the card! Normally the card comes with a 15,000 point welcome bonus but as of today that has been boosted to 25,000 points when you spend $1,000 on the card within three months. On top of that, Scotia will reward you with another 5,000 points if you hit $10,000 in spending in your first year of having the card. That additional bonus tier should be relatively easy for most to hit.Now let’s recap the changes that have come to the card:Item Changing Until July 31, 19 From August 1, 2019 Annual Fee for primary cardholder $99 $120 Foreign Transaction Fee 2.5% 0% Grocery Dining Entertainment earn rate per dollar 4 points 5 points Gas 4 points 3 points Daily Transit 1 point 3 Points Select Streaming Services 1 point 3 points All other purchases 1 point 1 points Price Protection Yes No Travel Medical Insurance for those 65 years or older 10 days 3 days Trip Cancellation / Trip Interruption $2,500 per person $1,500 per personThe biggies here are the no foreign transaction fee now being offered on the card along with the increased earn rates for Grocery, Dining, Entertainment to 5 points per dollar in Canada (up to $50,000 annually) and 3 points per dollar for Transit and Streaming Services…

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For the last decade or so, Jim and Willina Collins have enjoyed a regular bonus by using their no-fee cash-back credit card to pay for many of their expenses, including holiday flight and accommodation bookings, gasoline, vehicle repairs, and insurance on their vehicles (the couple have a car and a truck for daily use, as well as a collection of vintage cars). Once a year, they enjoy a debit on their card statement, reflecting a small percentage of the total value of their purchases from the last 12 months.
The couple are extremely diligent with money. They pay off the $1,000 to $2,000 they put on their card each month in full, including holiday bookings, which are always paid off before they leave for the trip. Their philosophy, says Willina, is that if you’re going to put a purchase on your card, “you’ve got to have the bucks to pay it.”
Because they don’t allow a balance to accumulate, the debt-averse couple are able to take full advantage of the benefits of a cash-back reward card, without incurring interest charges…

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