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Fly Cash Free – Pay Taxes & Fees With Aeroplan Miles

Aeroplan redeeming for taxes, fees, surcharges

Aeroplan members can now pay for taxes, fees and surcharges with their miles. A long time source of frustration for Aeroplan members, the new rule provides more opportunities for Aeroplan members to use their miles and fly entirely cash free. The option now allows Aeroplan to compete with other notable travel loyalty programs that have wooed customers with the flexibility ... Read More »

TD Enhances Credit Card Travel Insurance Coverage For Cardholders

TD Credit Card Travel Insurance

TD is enhancing the travel insurance coverage of its premium travel cards effective March 30, 2016. Improvements will be applicable to both existing and new cardholders on the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite, TD First Class Travel Visa Infinite and the TD Aeroplan Infinite Privilege card. At no additional cost to cardholders, enhancements will be seen on travel medical, trip cancellation ... Read More »

American Express Membership Rewards Fixed Redemption Promotion

american express fixed redemption option

Until May 31st, 2016, American Express Canada is offering fixed round-trip redemptions to over 50 locations. Your Amex membership rewards points will cover your base ticket price – excluding taxes and fees. Fixed point redemptions are similar to RBC Avion or CIBC Aventura in that you redeem a defined number of points up to a maximum ticket price then pay for ... Read More »

Aeroplan Launches New Mobile Booking App For Members

Aeroplan Mobile App

Aeroplan has unveiled a new mobile app members can use to book flights using their Aeroplan Miles. Customers with iPhones, Android and Blackberry mobile devices can now download the app from the Apple App Store, Google Play Store or Blackberry App World. It works as follows: Under the ‘Use Your Miles’ section, select ‘Book a Flight.’ A Flight Rewards search form will ... Read More »

National Bank of Canada Establishes Credit Card Partnership With CAA

National Bank CAA Credit Card Partnership

National Bank has signed an agreement with the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) for the launch of the National Bank CAA Rewards MasterCard credit card further to the acquisition of Bridgewater Bank’s portfolio of 42,000 CAA credit cards. As a result, CAA members across seven regional CAA clubs, not including Quebec, who have a CAA credit card will receive the new ... Read More »

Canadians Continue Abandoning Cash, Move Towards Plastic

credit card, cash, mobile payments

Looks like the putsch is almost complete! Cash is slowly being dethroned as king, with electronic payments ruling the roost. According to a survey recently conducted online with over 1,000 Canadians by consumer research firm GfK, credit and debit card transactions now exceed cash transactions by a significant margin. In 2015, 42% of Canadian transactions were made with credit cards, 28% ... Read More »

Apple Pay Launches In Canada With American Express

Apple Pay American Express

Apple Pay is now available to consumers in Canada. As of right now, the launch will be limited to Canadian American Express cardholders and will only work on the iPhone 6 and 6S models. American Express said you can pay with Apple Pay at participating American Express contactless merchants, including the following stores Shell, Starbucks, Staples, Chapters, Husky, Ultramar, Rexall, ... Read More »

Hilton, Starwood, Trump Hotels Hit By Credit Card Breach

Hilton Hotel Credit Card Breach

Within a few days of each other, Starwood, Hilton and Trump Hotels acknowledged credit card numbers, expiration dates and security codes were stolen from their point-of-sale systems. Hackers apparently were able to breach each of the hotels systems and load malware, giving them access to the credit card information. Canadian credit cards may have been impacted as well. While Hilton ... Read More »

New Uber Customers Get 100 Bonus AIR MILES

Uber Air Miles Rewards

Continuing its ever expanding growth in Canada, ride hailing company Uber has partnered with AIR MILES, Canada’s largest coalition loyalty program, with over 10.4 million members. AIR MILES members, will earn 100 miles when they sign-up as first time Uber riders. New riders will have to enter the promo code AIR MILES when enrolling in Uber. Jean-Christophe De Le Rue, ... Read More »

Scotia Acquires Sears Canada Credit Card Portfolio From Chase

sears scotia credit cards

In another shake-up to the Canadian credit card industry, Scotia has acquired the Sears Canada MasterCard and private label credit card portfolios from Chase Canada. The acquisition includes approximately $1.7 billion in credit card loan receivables and 2 million accounts. Scotia will also acquire some of Chase Canada’s credit card operations, as part of the agreement. It will not be ... Read More »