Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Top Cash Back Credit Card Sign Up offers for August - These cards provide the best value out of their welcome bonuses


 

Here are Rewards Canada's Top 5 Cash Back Credit Card Sign Up offers for the month of August 2022. This is not a 'best' credit card list like our Top Cash Back Credit Card rankings but instead a look at cards that have very good acquisition (welcome/sign up) offers. As always when choosing a card you should always take other factors into account other than the just sign up bonus, but when some of these cards are first year free, they can and do pay off even when you grab them strictly for the sign up rewards. 

Monday, August 1, 2022

Top Travel Credit Card Sign Up offers for August - These cards provide the best value out of their welcome bonuses




Here are Rewards Canada's Top Travel Credit Card Sign Up offers for the month of August 2022! This is not a 'best' credit card list like our Top Travel Rewards Credit Card rankings but instead a look at cards that have very good acquisition (welcome/sign up) offers. As always when choosing a card you should always take other factors into account other than the just sign up bonus, but when some of these cards are first year free, they can and do pay off even when you grab them strictly for the sign up rewards.

Aeroplan Availability Alert: Business Class on Austrian Airlines out of Montreal for up to 4 or more people for Winter 2022/2023 travel

 
Spencer at Straight to the Points sent out another alert about business class tickets for up to 4 people being available on Austrian Airlines and since the airline is a Star Alliance member you can use your Aeroplan points to redeem for these flights. Availability is showing from November 2022 through to March 2023 for flights to Vienna and beyond. Perfect timing to visit all the Christmas markets! Aeroplan charges 70,000 points each way for partner award flights in business class plus the $39 partner award booking fee.

Sunday, July 31, 2022

A look at how The Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card can provide huge value!


Earlier in July American Express released Massive new welcome bonuses on 11 American Express cards. One of those offers is on the Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express® Card and in this post we look at how it can provide some amazing value. The offer for the card provides up to 75,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points. You'll earn 65,000 when you spend $1,500 on the card in the first three months of having it plus you'll earn 5 points for every $1 on eligible eats & drinks purchases in Canada for the first 3 months of Cardmembership (up to 10,000 points)

Friday, July 29, 2022

Earn 15% cash back for the first 2 months with the Tangerine Money-Back or World Mastercard


Tangerine has brought back what could be considered the bigger cash back bonus ever - percent wise that is!  Both the Tangerine Money-Back Credit Card and the Tangerine World Mastercard see the return of their 15% cash back offers that we first saw in fall of 2021! Until September 30th when you apply for and are approved for either of these Tangerine cards you'll be able to earn 15% cash back on all purchases in the first 2 months. The 15% is capped on $1,000 of purchases for a total cash back reward of $150. After that 15% cap is hit or after 2 months the regular earn rate of up to 2% cash back kicks in. 

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Another AIR MILES partner bites the dust - Hudson's Bay Rewards conversions end on September 30


 

Another long term AIR MILES partner is bidding adieu to the program. Rewards Canada's reader Tony L. let us know the partnership between AIR MILES and Hudson's Bay Rewards is coming to an end as of September 30. This marks the third major partner that AIR MILES has lost in the past two months. First it was Empire Company (IGA, Safeway, Sobeys etc.) then Staples and now Hudson's Bay Rewards.

Aeroplan flight reward chart changes coming September 1

Aeroplan just advised us on changes coming to their flight reward chart that will be effective on September 1. There are some increases and decreases with some of the latter coming from the introduction of new shorter mileage distance bands.  We will follow up with more details in the coming days but in the meantime here are the changes so you can start evaluating them!

A sleeping giant: The Scotiabank Platinum American Express Card


There is one Ultra Premium credit card that just can't seem to stay in the spotlight, even with it having some significant changes at start of July, the card just seems to quickly fall into the shadows. That card is the Scotiabank Platinum American Express card. A sleeping giant in our market, the card perfectly fills a spot between other Ultra Premium cards that charge higher annual fees and premium cards that offer less benefits.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Aeroplan further extends pause on points expiry to May 2023 and save 30 AIR MILES when you redeem for entertainment rewards

Here's your Rewards Canada update! Your near daily dose of loyalty program, credit card and travel news, bonuses, deals and more.


Air Canada Aeroplan has announced one more extension on the pause of the expiry of Aeroplan points. The last extension had the points expiry rule being reinstated as of September 30, 2022 but that has now be moved significantly later to May 31, 2023.

New 100,000 PC Optimum points offer on PC Financial Credit Cards

 
We have yet another 100K offer for PC Financial Mastercards. You can receive this bonus when you apply by August 14, 2022 and it is good for any one of the three cards in their portfolio:

  • PC Financial Mastercard
  • PC Financial World Mastercard
  • PC Financial World Elite Mastercard