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Monday, March 30, 2020

March 30 Update: Low interest credit card offers, WestJet provides schedule updates & more



One credit card topic we have covered very little of on Rewards Canada in our almost 20 year history are low interest credit cards as we always focused on the rewards side. Typically rewards and low interest cards don't go hand in hand so that is why there hasn't been much coverage on the latter. The past few weeks has changed that all however and the need for low interest cards is greater than ever now (hopefully only for the short term) but if you find that you are in a spot where you can going to need to carry a balance on a credit card you should look at a low interest card option as rewards cards all have very high interest rates. You don't have to cancel your rewards cards but you may need to add a low interest one to your portfolio for the time being. Many of them even include low interest rates on balance transfers so you could move a balance from a high interest rewards card to one of these low interest cards. We have started building a page of low interest card offers and now have that live on our website at: https://www.rewardscanada.ca/lowinterestcards.html.

The page is broken down into two sections - cards that offer low interest rates all the time and cards that have limited time low interest rate offers. Some cards will fall into both sections. If you see any cards we haven't listed yet or see other limited time offers please let us know and we'll add them to that page as soon as we can.


WestJet provided some schedule updates over the weekend for domestic flights and also some seasonal flights that were set to start over the next few weeks.

Here are the updates on international seasonal flights:

Seasonal international route starts dates have been updated as follows:

  • Toronto – Barcelona starts June 5, 2020
  • Calgary – Rome starts June 4, 2020
  • Halifax – Manchester has been cancelled for summer 2020. WestJet will be reaccomodating guests on Halifax – London (Gatwick)
Their domestic schedule hasn't changed since we reported it last week except for their Grande Prairie flights and they have pushed back the launch of some summer seasonal routes:

Due to newly reduced airport operating hours, we have reduced the daily Calgary – Grand Prairie schedule by two flights. WestJet will continue to fly once daily. In addition, Edmonton – Grande Prairie has been suspended until further notice.
Select seasonal domestic routes will start July 3, 2020 including:

  • Calgary – Whitehorse
  • Calgary – Dawson Creek
  • Calgary – Windsor
  • Toronto – Deer Lake
  • Halifax – Gander
You can find all these schedule updates on WestJet's blog. Of course all of the above routes and dates are subject to change.
Image via WestJet


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