December 10 Update: Aeroplan extends generous refund policy to February 28, Choice Card from Amex added to site & an update to the Top 5 Cash Back offers

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The generous Aeroplan refund policy that allows you
to change or cancel existing or new reward flights booking with a full refund of miles and the
fees/taxes paid going back to your credit card is being extended to Feb 28, 21. This was revealed to us
by Air Canada while recording the latest episode of our podcast that
was released earlier today. Give it a listen here!

Image via Air Canada

The Choice Card from American Express that we discussed on the blog yesterday has now been added to our American
Express page. I have seen some talk about why even offer a card like
this and I can tell it is meant to be an entry level card for those
wanting to establish a history with American Express. The current
situation with the pandemic has seen more people apply for cards but be
denied as most banks have tightened up their lending practices and
anecdotally I think we’ve seen that be the case from Amex as well. By bringing back the
Choice Card Amex is providing an option that I think they are willing to
take a gamble on to provide it to those who aren’t being approved for
their more premium cards. On top of that it provides an avenue for
anyone who is currently with Amex but perhaps looking at downgrading to a
card with no annual fee. You’ll find this new card and all the other Amex cards here.

Image via American Express

 I have also updated our Top 5 Cash Back Credit Card Sign Up offers for December post
as I totally missed adding in the new offer for the NBC World Elite
Mastercard. That card’s welcome bonus is worth $300 in cash back with no
annual fee in the first so it jumped right up to third spot on the list. See the post here.


Give A Mile 2020 Flight Hero Christmas Campaign: Help Rewards Canada raise 50,000 points for flights of compassion We are now up to 30,000 points – thank you to everyone who has donated so far! Now we only need 20,000 more points!


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HSBC Premier Chequing Account Get up to $1,000* in cash back and rewards when you switch over to us by December 28, 2020 Find out more here.

Earn $300 cash when you open a new Scotiabank Ultimate Package! Plus earn Scotia Rewards or SCENE Rewards points. Find out more here.

If you aren’t using the Ampli Cash Back app yet you can get $5 when you download the app and join today with promo code AMPLI5 Find out more here

SkipTheDishes – Sign up with this link to get $5 off your first order over $15. Find out more here

WealthSimple Trade:  Receive $5 when you deposit and trade at least $100 worth of stock with WealthSimple Trade. Find out more here (We will also receive $5 when you receive $5)

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Canadian Bonus Offers


Other Bonus Offers

Best Western Rewards

Triple Rewards Points on all stays at participating WorldHotels hotels Worldwide. More… Until Feb 28, 21

Etihad Guest

– Up to 20% Bonus Guest Miles and Bonus Tier Miles when you buy Etihad Guest miles. More… Until Dec 22, 20

Hyatt World of Hyatt

– 25% Discount when you buy 5,000 or more World of Hyatt points. More… Until Dec 31, 20

IHG Rewards Club

– Up to a 75% bonus when you buy IHG Rewards Club Points. More… Until Dec 31, 20

Marriott Bonvoy

– 3,000 Bonus Bonvoy points PER NIGHT for stays at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center Nashville. More… Until Jan 2, 21

United MileagePlus

Up to an 100% bonus when you buy MileagePlus miles. More… Until Dec 11, 20

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