Thursday, June 16, 2016

Earn 30% more Avios when you convert your RBC Rewards points

Deal Link: https://www.rbcrewards.com/convert-points.html
Expiry: Jul 31, 2016

You can get 30% more Avios when you convert your RBC Rewards points between now and 31 July 2016. That’s 1.3 Avios for every RBC Rewards point converted. As an RBC Avion cardholder you can convert RBC Rewards points to Avios as often as you want. A minimum of 10,000 RBC Rewards points must be converted to receive your 30% bonus Avios.

Looks like the previous 50% extra Avios bonus isn't coming back...

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Celebrate Summer with Radisson Hotel

Deal Link: https://www.radisson.com/107summers?facilitatorId=CJAMERICAS&siteId=12144048-1654157-&s_cid=af.cj.carlson
Expiry: Sep 19, 2016

The Radisson is celebrating its 107th birthday and Radisson is offering 10.7% off two-night consecutive stay at participating hotels through Sep 21, 2016.

This Summer Promotion is valid for stays from June 13, 2016 through September 21, 2016. Bookings must be completed by September 19, 2016.

Note: The Radisson Celebrates Summer Promotion is subject to availability, blackout dates may apply, and may be changed or discontinued at any time.

Scotiabank: Get 4000 points and $40 cash back with a new SCENE VISA

Deal Link: http://www.scotiabank.com/ca/en/0,,91,00.html
Expiry: Oct 31, 2016

You can get 4000 bonus points (= 4 free movies in Cineplex) with a new SCENE Visa before Oct 31, 2016. The regular offer is only 2,000 points. To be eligible for the 4,000 bonus points, a purchase must be made within 60 days of opening your SCENE VISA account.

BTW, if you apply this credit card through GCR, you will get additional $40 cash back. If you don't have a GCR account, you can use our referral link (https://www.greatcanadianrebates.ca/Register/126795/ ), with which you can get extra $2.5 (and we can get bonus too. Our email is: canadianrewards@gmail.com). We appreciate you using our links where possible.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Follow Marriott on Instagram and get 500 bonus points

Deal Link: https://www.instagram.com/marriottrewards/
Expiry: Jun 21, 2016

You can now discover and book Marriott hotel via Instagram. Plus, you can get 500 bonus points when you follow @MarriottRewards through June 21. Here's how:
  • Follow @MarriottRewards on Instagram.
  • Click the link in their bio.
  • Enter the email address associated with your Marriott Rewards account for 500 bonus points.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Buy AA miles and get up to 100,000 bonus miles with 10% off


Deal Link: https://buymiles.aa.com/en/buygift?c=AAC_MPG_EN,US_BUY
Expiry: Jul 8, 2016

Through July 8, save up to 10% when you buy or gift American Airlines AAdvantage miles. Plus, you’ll earn up to 100,000 bonus miles when you buy miles for yourself, or add up to 100,000 bonus miles to your purchase when you gift miles to a friend or loved one. That's a total of up to 250,000 miles. And, you can save up to 30% on the transfer cost when you share American Airlines AAdvantage miles with a friend or loved one by June 30.

Note: Transactions are nonrefundable and nonreversible. Each AAdvantage member is limited to purchasing or receiving in a calendar year, a combined total of no more than 150,000 AAdvantage miles. Miles purchased through the Buy Miles program or received as a gift through the Gift Miles program count against this total. AAdvantage accounts less than 30 days old are not permitted to Buy or Gift Miles. The price of your purchase is in U.S. dollars. Your credit card company may add a currency conversion fee.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Walmart to stop accepting Visa cards in Canadian stores

News Link: http://globalnews.ca/news/2755692/walmart-to-stop-accepting-visa-cards-in-canadian-stores/

Based on Global News: Walmart soon won’t accept Visa card. A spokesperson for Walmart Canada said that the fees associated with Visa are just too expensive.

The change will start with three stores in Thunder Bay on July 18, and then be rolled out across the rest of the country. So far there is no official time frame for when your local store will stop accepting it.

So, I guess everyone in Canada need to carry one good MasterCard in their wallet. Which one is your favorite?

Friday, June 10, 2016

Hilton: Get 15% off for weekend stay + 5000 HHonors points (AmEx Cardmember ONLY)

Deal Link: http://hhonors3.hilton.com/en/offers/100089866.htm
Expiry: Jun 24, 2016

You can save 15% plus get 5,000 HHonors Bonus Points on weekend stays from Thursday to Sunday, when you stay two consecutive nights at participating hotels in North & South America, including the Caribbean.

You need book direct with Hilton by Jun 24, and stay before Aug 29, 2016. This offer is for AmEx cardmember ONLY, and you need to pay with any AmEx card.

Note: To be eligible for the Bonus Point offer, you must be enrolled in the Hilton HHonors program prior to your stay. Please visit JoinHHonors.com to enroll. Offer not valid at Canopy by Hilton or Tru by Hilton Offer available for arrivals Thursday through Saturday, with a two consecutive night minimum and three consecutive night maximum length of stay requirement. Check out for stays through August 29, 2016, must be on or before Tuesday, August 30, 2016. A limited number of rooms will be available for this offer.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Open a Credit Union account and Get $200 (BC Only)

Deal Link: https://getyourshare.ca/
Expiry: Dec 31, 2016

【Thanks Walton】If you are a BC resident (at least 17 years of age), when you open a NEW Credit Union account through getyourshare.ca, you can receive $200 with a recurring, automatic payment or deposit, or transfer their business chequing account.

If you already a BC credit union member, you can receive bonuses too! You can receive a $25 credit for each friend you refer who opens an account with a BC credit union (a maximum of $2,500 in referral bonuses).

You can read the offer terms below: https://getyourshare.ca/legal

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

MBNA Platinum Plus MasterCard: Get a $100 gift card

Deal Link: https://www.lowestrates.ca/landing/mbna-platinum-plus
Expiry: Jun 19, 2016

【Thanks Zihao】You can receive a $100 gift card if you complete an application for MBNA Platinum Plus MasterCard through the LowestRates.ca checkout process and be approved. Applications must be submitted by June 19, 2016 and please allow 3-4 weeks after your approval to receive the gift card in connection with this offer.

This card is no annual fee, and you can 0% promotional annual interest rate on balance transfers for the first 12 full months. For this $100 gift card, you can choose from one of the following retailers:




Earn 40000 Aeroplan miles + $100 AC Gift Card

Deal Link: https://www.americanexpress.com/canada/en/ac-gift-card-june-2016.html
Expiry: Jul 10, 2016

You can receive 40000 Aeroplan miles + a $100 Air Canada gift card, if you apply AmEx AeroplanPlus Platinum Card before Jul 10, 2016 and spend $1000 in purchases in the first 3 months of cardmembership. You must apply online through the link provided by July 10, 2016 to be eligible for these offers. This is a good credit card if you fly Air Canada a lot. And, even with the $499 annual fee, this is a nice deal from my point of view.

Note: Gift Card will be sent to the eligible Cardmember’s address on file.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Club Carlson: Elite Status Match


Deal Link: https://www.clubcarlson.com/statusmatch?campaign=cl_sk_en&facilitator=AFFILIATEWINDOWREZIDOR

Club Carlson is now offering Elite status match for most hotel loyalty programs. If you have elevated status with another hotel loyalty program, you may be eligible to receive an Elite tier upgrade with Club Carlson.

This is the process:
  • Send Club Carlson your full name
  • Club Carlson membership number
  • Name of other frequent guest program
  • Membership number and tier level of the other frequent guest program
  • Copy of your membership card from the other frequent guest program (PDF or JPG files only)
Submit by email to statusmatch@carlsonrezidor.com (please include "Status Match" in the subject line). From my experience, it should be easy to get a Gold Elite from Club Carlson by Status Match.


Receive $100 when you open a Medridian HISA

Deal Link: http://www.meridiancu.ca/personal-banking/Offers/OOP/hisaoffer.aspx
Expiry: Jun 30, 2016

You can earn up to $100 when you open a High Interest Savings Account (no monthly fee and unlimited transactions) from Medridian Credit Union online by Jun 30, 2016. I should admit that this $100 is easy to earn (no requirements on direct deposity, bill payments etc).

Eligible recipients must fully complete the High Interest Savings Account online application and a qualifying deposit in an amount not less than the amount to be matched by Meridian (up to $100.00) must be made by June 30th, 2016. The qualifying deposit can be made by depositing a personal cheque using our mobile app or by uploading a copy of a recent bank statement from another Canadian financial institution along with a request for an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) as part of the online application process.

The interest of this HISA is 1.5%. It is not very good, but still higher than those big banks.  Your balance are insured by Deposit Insurance Corporation of Ontario (up to $100,000).

Note: This offer is available to new Members of Meridian Credit Union Only. “New Members” excludes persons who were previously Members of Meridian at any time between May 31st, 2015 and May 31st, 2016. The offer is awarded on the condition that the recipient agrees to keep the awarded matching funds on deposit with Meridian for at least 60 days, and therefore the funds are not available for withdrawal or other use by the recipient until this period expires.


Saturday, June 4, 2016

EQ Bank: 2.25% Interest Rate

Deal Link: https://www.eqbank.ca/

If you don't receive the PC Financial 2.25% rate offer, it is still fine. EQ Bank is currently offering 2.25% everyday interest for its Savings Plus Account.

Some features (good and bad) of the account:
  • No monthly fees
  • $25 birthday bonus every year (for now)
  • Unlimited transactions
  • No minimum balance requirements
  • 5 free Interac e-Transfers per month
  • Free bill payment (not common for a Savings account)
  • Member of CDIC
  • You can link it to other banks' account, but no direct deposit
  • No debit card
  • Not for Quebec residents
  • No TFSA
  • No joint account
So, If you want, you can enjoy free checks from PC Financial, free email transfer from Tangerine, and 2.25% interest from EQ Bank.  Why do you still need those big banks?

I just opened this EQ Bank account (as EQ Bank said, it only took me around 5 mins). No waiting list needed starting from Jun 1st.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

PC Financial: Earn 2.25% Interest on New Deposits


Expiry: Aug 31, 2016

You can earn 2.25% interest on new deposit made before Aug 31 into PC Financial Interest Plus or Interest First Savings Account. You can call PC or visit and PC pavilion or sign up this offer through PC online account.

BTW, different people may get different offers. Some people said that they only got 1.75% interest.

Current Tangerine Bank Promotions (updated on Jun 2016)


Deal Link: https://www.tangerine.ca/en/referafriend/index.html
Expiry: Sep 16, 2016

Tangerine Bank (a subsidiary of Scotiabank) is one of my favorite Canadian Banks (almost free services with good interest rates). Here are some current Tangerine promotions:
  • Until Sep 16, 2016, you will earn $50 when you open any type of Tangerine Bank Account with a minimum deposit of $100, using a friend’s Orange Key (your friend will get bonus too). As you may know, Tangerine Bank is a subsidiary of Scotiabank, and you can use Scotiabank ABM for free. 
  • Your first book of 50 cheques is free. And you can also transfer money by email for free!
  • As a new Tangerine client, you can earn triple interest at 2.40% with Tangerine for six months on all deposits made to your first Tangerine Savings Account, Tax-Free Savings Account, or RSP Savings Account starting the day you open the Account. (normal interest rate is 0.8% now).
  • Tangerine Money-Back MasterCard is officially launched (2% Money-Back Rewards on purchases in two 2% Money-Back Categories of your choice, and 1% Money-Back Rewards on all other purchases. If you deposit your Money-Back Rewards into a Tangerine Savings Account, you can get a 3rd 2% Money-Back Category). You can earn 4% Money-Back Rewards for the first 3 months in your chosen categories. So, if you want this credit card, you better open a Tangerine Savings Account as well. 
  • If you apply Tangerine Money-Back MasterCard through GCR, you will get additional $25 cash back . 

For opening Tangerine bank accounts, you can either show your ID at a Canada Post Outlet or at a Tangerine Café, or you can send Tangerine a cheque from your other bank to verify your identity. After you open your Tangerine Bank accounts, you can have your own Orange Key and you can use it to refer your friends.

Last but not least: If you cannot find a Orange Key from your friends, you can use our Orange Key: 33499421S1 Thanks.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Sobeys Atlantic Locations: Get 95 Air Miles for gift card purchases

Expiry: Jun 4, 2016

You can get 95 bonus Air Miles for every $200 Sobeys gift card purchased at Sobeys Atlantic locations. 95 Air Miles = $10. Not a very hot deal. But if you always buy grocery from Sobeys, why not get some extra miles?

beVancouver: Get up to $175 AmEx Gift Card

Deal Link: https://amex.bevancouver.com/
Expiry: Aug 31, 2016

When you book your 2-night stay with beVancouver.com and you will get a prepaid AMEX Gift Card of up to $175 AND an additional $50 AMEX Gift Card for every subsequent night you stay. Gift Cards can be used any way you’d like … to cover hotel costs, on-site restaurants, room service, spas, amenities … or at surrounding restaurants and shops.

Promotion Details:
  • Check-in must be before or on August 31st 2016
  • All Bookings must be made a minimum 5 days in advance of the check-in date
  • Bookings can be made using VISA, MasterCard, or American Express
  • This promotion is non-cancellable and non-transferrable
  • All bookings will be made in CAD and any other currency displayed is a representative value
  • Guests will receive their $100, $125, $150 or $175 AMEX Prepaid Gift Card per first 2 nights of booking
  • Guests will receive an additional $50 AMEX Prepaid Gift Card for every additional night after the 2nd night
  • Separate consecutive 2 night bookings at the same hotel will not result in the guest receiving more than one $100, $125, $150 or $175 AMEX Prepaid Gift Card
  • A Maximum of 3 bookings per person is enforced - all subsequent bookings will be converted into normal Best Available Rate bookings and the guest will not receive an AMEX Prepaid Gift Card

BMO Smile $400 Offer

Deal Link: http://www.bmo.com/main/personal/bank-accounts#
Expiry: Aug 31, 2016

BMO Smile $400 Offer is here. From June 1, 2016 – August 31, 2016, you can earn up to $400.00 in cash bonuses; when you open a new BMO Primary Chequing Account; AND apply
and are approved for a new BMO CashBack MasterCard card or BMO CashBack World Elite MasterCard.

Chequing Account Offer:
To qualify for the Chequing Account Offer (up to $350.00 cash bonus) you must:
1. Open a new Canadian Dollar Primary Chequing Account with a new:
 i. Plus Plan: and be eligible for a $150.00 cash bonus; or
 ii. Performance Plan: and be eligible for a $250.00 cash bonus; or
 iii. Premium Plan: and be eligible for a $350.00 cash bonus  by August 31, 2016.
2. Make a deposit of any amount by August 31, 2016.
3. Set up one recurring direct deposit into the Chequing Account and have the direct deposit transaction credited to the Chequing Account by October 31, 2016;
4. Make two (2) Eligible Bill Payments from your Chequing Account by October 31, 2016.

Credit Card Offer:
To qualify for the Credit Card Offer (additional $50.00 cash bonus), you must:
1. Meet all the requirements listed above in the Chequing Account Offer;
2. Apply and be approved for a new BMO CashBack MasterCard or BMO CashBack World Elite MasterCard card from May 1, 2016 – August 31, 2016.
3. Make at least one payment to your Eligible Credit Card using an Eligible Bill Payment, from your Chequing Account by October 31, 2016.

Besides, for BMO CashBack WEMC, you can get an additional 10,000 CashBack points ($100 in CashBack rewards) when you spend $3,000 in net card purchases in the first three (3) months from the account open date.

Note: To remain eligible, your Chequing Account must be open, in an Eligible Plan, and be in good standing (for example, your Chequing Account must not be in an unauthorized overdraft) at the time the Cash Bonus is paid. If you change between Eligible Plans before the Cash Bonus is paid, the Cash Bonus for the Chequing Account Offer will be determined by the Eligible Plan with the lower Cash Bonus amount. If you change to a Plan other than an Eligible Plan, you will no longer qualify for the Chequing Account Offer. If you qualify for the Credit Card Offer your Eligible Credit Card, must be open and in good standing at the time the Cash Bonus is paid. The Cash Bonus(es) will be paid to the Chequing Account of eligible customers by December 31, 2016.