Thursday, May 25, 2017

May 25 Update: Amex drops minimum income requirements, National Bank Echo CashBack added to charts, Aeroplan Fairmont bonus

News, Tips & Tricks
American Express
reached out to us to let us know that they no longer have a minimum income requirement on any of their card products as of today. Also The bankruptcy rule has become more lenient. They will only decline applicants who have filed for bankruptcy in the past 2 years rather than the current rule of 7 years. This is great news for students, low income earners and people looking to rebuild credit where income requirements or prior bankruptcy may have kept some people for applying for certain cards.

We have added the National Bank ECHO CashBack MasterCard to our Cash Back Credit Card comparison chart. Of note is the card's earning of 1.5% for online purchases. You can also cash out anytime your rewards balance hits $25 or more. Check out how it compares to others here!

This Saturday is once again a 20x Shoppers Optimum points day! If you are planning on shopping there hold off until Saturday!

Posts since our last update:

Canadian Bonus Offers
Air Canada / Aeroplan
- 500 Bonus Aeroplan Miles and a $50 hotel credit for stays of 2 or more consecutive nights at Fairmont Hotels Worldwide.  More... Until Aug 31, 17

Other Bonus Offers
British Airways Executive Club
- Earn 2,000 Bonus Avios per stay at participating Hilton hotels Worldwide. More... Until Aug 31, 17

Le Club accorhotels
- 500 Bonus Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays at participating Accor hotels in Basel and Geneva. More... Book by Jul 16 for stays until Aug 24, 1 7

Qatar Airways Privilege Club
- Earn up to 14,000 Bonus QMiles when you fly between Nice and Doha. More... Jul 4 - Sep 30, 17
- Receive up to 17,000 QMiles Discount when you redeem for an award ticket between Nice and Doha. More... Jul 4 - Sep 5, 17
- 50% Bonus QMiles on all your hotel stays booked via Kaligo plus earn 1,000 bonus Qmiles on your first stay booked via Kaligo. More... Book by Jul 8 for stays until Dec 31, 17
- Double QMiles on Hertz rentals of 7 or more days at participating locations in UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Switzerland, Austria, USA, Canada, UAE, Norway, Denmark, Sweden. More... Book by Jun 15 for rentals Jul 1 - Oct 31, 17

Starwood Preferred Guest
- Double Starpoints for stays on the Luxury Experience at the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok. More... Until Dec 31, 17

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