August 30 Update: New RBC Cash Back Credit Card, British Airways adding Toronto-London Gatwick flights and more!

News, Tips & Tricks

The Cash Back Credit Card wars continue! Recently TD revamped their cash back offerings and now we have RBC launching the RBC Cash Back Preferred World Elite Mastercard. Here is a quick overview of what it offers. We’ll cover the card more in the upcoming days

Limited Time Offer: Earn up to 1.75% cash back for 6 months on EVERY thing you buy

– Earn up to 1.5% after the promo period on all your purchases

– Get unlimited cash back, no limit to what you can get back*

– Stay connected with Boingo‡ Wi-Fi at one million hotspots worldwide

– Premium purchase protection for 120 days

– Extended warranty triples the manufacturer’s original Canadian warranty

– Protect your rental car with Auto Rental collision/Loss Damage Insurance

– $99 Annual fee

Just looking at this quickly, it seems OK but definitely not as good on the earn side when looking at cards like the mbna Rewards World Elite Mastercard and the SimplyCash Preferred Card from American Express. It looks like they are really trying to appeal to people who buy lots of items where the extended warranties and purchase protection plans are coveted.

British Airways will be adding flights between Toronto
and London Gatwick starting in May of next year. These 3x weekly flights
will complement BA’s mulitple daily flights between Toronto and
Heathrow. Always good to have more options to use those Avios up even
though these flights will have heavy surcharges on them. (Source British Airways)

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Travel Deals

KLM’s Dream Deals are back!
Flights to Europe start as low as $718 all in for Economy Class and
$2935 for Business Class! Book by September 14, 2017. Travel between
September 11, 2017 and June 1, 2018. Find out more here!

Canadian Bonus Offers


Other Bonus Offers

AeroMexico Club Premier

– Triple Club Premier Points per stay at La Quinta properties in the U.S., Mexico and Canada. More… Until Oct 31, 17

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan

– Earn up to 3,000 Bonus Mileage Plan Miles when you take the Dash for
Miles Challenge and collect miles with select Mileage Plan partners. More… Until Sep 30, 17

Asiana Club

– Earn up to Triple Club Miles for stays at participating Hilton hotels Worldwide. More… Until Sep 30, 17

Delta SkyMiles

– Triple SkyMiles for Lyft users who have Linked Accounts and take an Eligible Lyft Airport Ride. More… Until Nov 1, 17

Qatar Airways Privilege Club

– Earn up to 1,000 Bonus QMiles when you fly between Sohar and Doha. More… Until Oct 31, 17

– Quadruple QMiles for stays at Accor Hotels in Czech Republic, Macedonia, Bosnia or Ukraine. More… Until Nov 15, 17

Saudia Alfursan

– 2,000 Bonus Alfursan Miles when you complete your first hotel stay booked via Rocketmiles. More… Book by Sep 30, 17

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