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Tips & Hacks

8 Canadian Credit Card Dangers To Avoid – A Conversation With Ellen Roseman

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Everyone knows there’s a right way and a wrong way to use credit cards. Used right, credit cards are convenient and rewarding. Used incorrectly, they can hurt you faster than viper’s venom. Credit card issuers have deliberately created tricks, traps and gotchas hidden behind mounds of small font disclosures, making their practices entirely unintelligible, but completely legal. To help us ... Read More »

Millennials Are Changing Canadian Credit Cards – Are You Ready For The Revolution?

millennial credit cards canada

The current generational shift, from the spending power of baby boomers to millennials, is creating massive change in the Canadian credit card landscape. According to a recent study by TSYS, millennials are disloyal, love rewards, churn and embrace technological change – a cocktail that will force Canadian banks to innovate and compete furiously to maintain their edge. Here are some of ... Read More »

Pointers For Using Credit Cards While On Vacation

tips for credit cards while travelling

From long weekends, to family getaways and exotic vacations, travelling abounds this time of year. While not high on anyone’s travel priority list, here are 7 strategies to get the most from your credit cards while on the road. Whether you’re looking for savings, convenience, luxury or safety, these tips are packed with advice on how to exploit your credit ... Read More »

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 »