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Which Credit Cards Are Top Earners At Walmart?

walmart visa credit cards

So Walmart Canada has made the decision to no longer accept Visa credit cards in its stores starting July 18. They just reiterated their intentions once again. Walmart will start by terminating Visa in its stores in Thunderbay and then expanding its Visa ban throughout the country if they can’t come to some type of revised agreement with Visa. In ... Read More »

Q&A: Tangerine’s Scott Lapstra Talks Innovation, Credit Card Success

Q&A Tangerine Cashback

With all the buzz surrounding the launch of Tangerine’s new credit card program, we’re thrilled to have its Head of Credit Cards, Scott Lapstra, with us for an in-depth Q&A! True to its innovative roots, Tangerine’s inaugural credit card replaces complexity with simplicity, confusion with clarity, and manufactured failure with designed customer success. The Tangerine Money-Back credit card has no ... Read More »

The Best Companion Ticket Credit Cards in Canada!

Companion Ticket credit card

We all know free flight welcome bonuses offer cardholders tremendous value. We love them. Now imagine a credit card that gives you a companion ticket EVERY year, on top of your welcome bonus! There are several companion ticket credit cards offering Canadians a round-trip voucher every year, they can use for any travelling companion. While the vouchers do have a ... Read More »

Earn AIR MILES Rewards Fast: Top Credit Card Welcome Bonuses

Air Miles Credit Card Rewards

We’ve put together the best AIR MILES rewards credit card sign-up bonus offers currently available in Canada. If you’re looking to add to your collection of AIR MILES rewards, or simply accelerate your AIR MILES earnings, getting a new AIR MILES credit card with a hefty sign-up bonus is the best and quickest way to earn a boatload of miles ... Read More »

Are Canadian Credit Card Rewards Taxable?

are credit cards rewards, miles, points taxable?

We’re close to the tax filing deadline and panic is in the air as tax season comes to a head. As convoluted as our tax code is, credit card rewards may introduce another layer of complexity. The average Canadian does not have to pay taxes on their credit card points, miles or cash back earned. However, the Canadian Revenue Agency ... Read More »

Get The Most From Your Aeroplan Miles

get most from aeroplan reward miles

Aeroplan remains one of Canada’s most valuable rewards programs – and with good reason. With a multitude of credit card, frequent flyer and retail partner earning opportunities, members can accumulate more miles for each dollar they spend than almost any other program in Canada. No we’re not blind to Aeroplan’s shortcomings. Use the program like the masses and it will be ... Read More »

8 Misleading Credit Card Tricks Eating A Hole Through Your Wallet

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Many credit cards are designed to catch consumers off guard with late fees, retroactive interest charges, penalty rates and other toxic landmines. Some are justified, others not so much. Regardless, we’d like to give you a primer on some of the more common, and frankly, egregious examples of fine print trickery, in our opinion. The more you know, the less ... Read More »

Know Thyself: Don’t Get Screwed By Your Credit Card

credit card addiction

Much of the risk in credit cards is predicated on exploiting consumer psychology. The theory goes that it’s the weakness of our heads, not our wallets, that make us prone to debt, fees and overspending. One famous study from 2001 showed that people were willing to pay up to twice as much for the same item when paying with a credit card ... Read More »