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8 Tips To Pay Off Credit Card Debt Quickly

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Despite everyone’s best intentions, many of us end up carrying credit card debt from time to time. In fact, in aggregate, Canadians owe around $85 billion in credit card debt at any given moment. That’s not an insignificant number. If you’re carrying high interest credit card debt, don’t panic. There are plenty of options to help you get control and ... Read More »

WestJet World Elite MasterCard Top Tier Status Promotion!

WestJet Top Tier Status Promotion

From October 3rd through December 18th, 2016, WestJet is launching a top tier status promotion for WestJet World Elite MasterCard cardholders. WestJet has announced that WestJet World Elite cardholders will be able to achieve Silver or Gold Status if they spend a minimum amount on WestJet flights during the promotional period. WestJet World Elite cardholders need to spend $1,000 on ... Read More »

Avoid hidden currency exchange rate fees and save big

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*Please note: As of 09/11/2017 it appears that Chase is no longer accepting applications for the Marriott Rewards Visa. We’ve sent an inquiry to Chase in an attempt to confirm or correct our presumption. We will continue to update this article as we learn more, but for now we can only recommend the Rogers Mastercard and Home Trust Preferred Visa for avoiding ... Read More »

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

Rogers MasterCard

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 »

Travel Tip: Avoid Foreign Transaction Fees On Your Canadian Credit Card

Credit Card Foreign Transaction Fees

*Please note: as of 09/11/2017 it appears that Chase is no longer accepting applications for the Marriott Rewards Visa. We’ve sent an inquiry to Chase in an attempt to confirm or correct our presumption. We will continue to update this article as we learn more, but for now we can only recommend the Rogers Platinum Mastercard and the Home Trust Preferred ... 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 »