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Marriott Rewards and Starwood SPG Now Linked With Point Transfers

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Marriott International, Inc. has concluded its acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, adding 30 brands to its worldwide portfolio. The acquisition creates the world’s largest hotel company and for Canada specifically, there are now 211 hotels under the Marriott umbrella across the country. The acquisition adds to Marriott’s Canadian portfolio the Ritz, Sheraton, Westin, W Hotels, Le Méridien, Aloft and ... Read More »

Rogers Platinum MasterCard Credit Card Review

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Rogers customers should be ecstatic – and so should everyone else. The Rogers Platinum Mastercard is one of Canada’s richest cash back cards with a surprising one of a kind feature that makes it stand out from the pack – even if you’re not a Rogers customer, it’s worth a look. To start, the Rogers Mastercard has the richest flat ... Read More »

Class Action Launched Against LoyaltyOne – Lessons Learned

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A class action lawsuit has been filed for certification against LoyaltyOne, owners of the Air Miles loyalty program. On Dec 31, 2011, Air Miles announced that all points accumulated prior to that time, would expire within 5 years, at Dec 31, 2016. Moreover, all points accumulated thereafter, would also automatically expire 5 years after they were accumulated. According to the ... Read More »

WalMart Canada Extends Visa Ban To Manitoba – Good For Consumers?

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Walmart Canada announced that if Visa does not lower its interchange rates, it will no longer accept Visa credit cards in 16 of its stores in Winnipeg starting October 24th, 2016. Walmart has already stopped accepting Visa credit cards in 3 of its stores in Thunder Bay, Ontario. A spokesman for Walmart said “unfortunately Visa has not been willing to provide ... Read More »

TD Aeroplan Privilege Visa Credit Card Review

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OFFER EXPIRED ON MAY 16th. PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING REVIEWS FOR MORE EXCITING OFFERS TO SWEETEN YOUR NEXT HOLIDAY DEAL:   Best Travel Credit Cards in Canada for 2017 Best Aeroplan Sign-up Bonuses Aeroplan Credit Cards Comparison Some people really should be getting more from their credit cards. If you’re a big spender, big earner and like to travel, you ... Read More »

Does Your Credit Card Cover All Your Car Rental Insurance Needs?

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Knowing whether you need to buy car rental insurance is confusing in the best of times. It’s even more so, when the rental agent gives you a hard sell at the counter, and asks “are you sure you’re credit card covers that”? The truth is, credit card car rental insurance alone probably won’t cover all your needs. But, for most, you ... Read More »

Why Air Miles’ Expiration Policy Is Wrong

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By now, most Canadians have read about the impending expiration of Air Miles rewards on December 31, 2016 and the flack Air Miles has received for making it difficult for customers to redeem their points as the expiry date approaches. Bad things happen when finance runs a consumer marketing company. This is a great case study. We clearly respect the ... Read More »