Wednesday, June 21, 2017

June 21 Update: Meridian Visa Infinite added to site, Ultimate British Airways portfolio

News, Tips & Tricks
We've added the Meridian Visa Infinite Travel Rewards Card to our Credit Card Comparison charts. This credit union based card is a relative newcomer to the market and runs somewhere near the middle of the pack of travel rewards cards. From what we can tell it has an OK return for travel at about 1.5% on all purchases, 3% on Foreign Currency purchases (that also include a 2.5% foreign transaction fee) and really strong out of province medical insurance of up to 48 days! You have to redeem via Meridian Travel Rewards and they don't state the actual redemption rate for travel (it's always a scary proposition when a proprietary credit card program doesn't tell you that before you apply, or make it hard to find) We went to the Meridian Rewards site and you can start a travel booking but only get one step in where it gives you a 'from this many points' for booking a flight. That's where we came up with the ~1.5% but in fact it might be lower since because of that word they use 'from'. Anyways you can check out the card on the following two comparison charts of ours:
We will be adding several other Meridian cards to our site over the coming weeks

FYI this post has been updated as we removed the RBC/Esso news. Apparently Esso was not supposed to have sent out an email... yet and there is some incorrect information in it. RBC told us they'll advise us when everything is nailed down so that we can pass along the info.

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Travel Deals
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Canadian Bonus Offers
Air Canada / Aeroplan
- 1,000 Aeroplan Miles and Save 50% on the ValetParc rates when you park for a minimum of 7 consecutive days at Aeroports De Montreal. More... Until Sep 5, 17

Other Bonus Offers

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- Triple Asia Miles for stays at Marco Polo Hotels across 11 cities in China, Hong Kong and the Philippines. More... Until Aug 31, 17

IHG Rewards Club
- Up to 100% Bonus IHG Rewards Club Points when you buy points online. Bonus varies by member from 50% to 100%. More... Until Jul 12, 17

Jet Airways JetPrivilege
- Double JPMiles when you stay on the Linger Longer offer for 2 or more days at participating Langham Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Sep 30, 17
- Earn up to Quadruple JPMiles for stays of 2 or more nights at Shangri-La hotels Worldwide. More... Until Aug 31, 17

Jumeirah Sirius
- 2,000 Bonus Sirius Points for stays of 2 or more nights on the Family Break offer at Jumeirah Hotels in Dubai, Maldives and Kuwait. More... Until Dec 31, 17

Stash Hotel Rewards
- Double Stash Rewards Points for stays at the Caribe Royale Orlando. More... Until Sep 30, 17
- Triple Stash Rewards Points for stays at the Lenox Hotel Boston. More... Until Sep 6, 17

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