Monday, February 25, 2019

App Store & iTunes Gift Cards Discounts

Deal Link:
Expiry: Mar 3, 2019

App Store & iTunes gift cards discounts are ongoing. Offer valid until Mar 3, 2019.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

SCENE Updates

Starting April 17, 2019, you'll earn and redeem more SCENE points on your movie ticket and earn 5 points for every $1 you spend on food and drink at Cineplex theatres. You will continue to earn a free movie for every 10 that you see. Plus, there are other ways to earn more points to get the rewards you love even faster.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Aeroplan eStore: Earn 7X Aeroplan at Apple

Deal Link:
Expiry: Feb 21, 2019

You can earn 7 Aeroplan Mile for every $1 you spend at Apple! Please note the following items are not eligible for the accumulation of Aeroplan Miles: gift cards, gift wrap, Bose products, Apple Developer Programs, Employee Purchasing Programs and shipping. Apple sells and ships products to end user customers only; you may not purchase for resale. Eligible only to a customer for up to five (5) units per eligible product, except iPhone, in which case only two (2) units within a thirty-day (30-day) period are eligible. Sale amount does not include taxes or shipping and handling fees. Please allow 6-8 weeks for miles crediting.

To earn Aeroplan Miles, you must complete your purchase during the same shopping session you start after clicking on the eStore link. If you visit other sites before completing your purchase or use coupons not provided by eStore, you may not earn Aeroplan Miles on your purchase. 

Thursday, February 14, 2019

TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite: Get up to 30000 Aeroplan Miles + FYF

Deal Link:
Expiry: Jun 2, 2019

Apply online by June 2, 2019 to get a full Annual Fee Rebate for the Primary Cardholder for the first year and up to 30,000 Aeroplan Miles (that's equivalent to 2 short- haul roundtrip flight rewards) as follows:
  • Welcome Bonus of 15,000 Aeroplan Miles when you make your first Purchase with your Card. 
  • 15,000 Aeroplan Miles when you spend $1,000 within 90 days of Account opening. 

The standard offer for this card is only 15000 Aeroplan miles. Although this is listed as an Online Only offer, you can get the same welcome bonus if you can TD to apply. Some reader did tell me that the online application form may show error messages at the end.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

New AmEx Platinum Charge Card (metal card)

The new AmEx Platinum (metal card) is alive on AmEx Canada website:

This is the 4th metal credit card in Canada, and probably the easiest one to get. The other 3 Canadian metal cards are AmEx Centurion, HSBC Jade WEMC & RBC Private Banking Visa Infinite Privilege. Previous cardholders can call their 800 number asking for a replacement card (this is the quickest way), or you can just wait for AmEx to send a new card (it will be slow...). Note: when you replace a card, the card number will be different.

The annual fee is still $699, and $200 Annual Travel Credit is still there. As a Platinum Cardmember, you can earn 3 points for every $1 in Card purchases on eligible dining in Canada, 2 points for every $1 in Card purchases on eligible travel, and 1 point for every $1 in all other Card purchases. And when you book prepaid eligible hotels or car rentals through American Express Travel Online, you can also earn 1 additional point2 for every $1 you charge to your Card.

As you know, it was 1.25 MR points for every $1 in card purchases before. Now, AmEx increases the return on Dining and Travel but decrease other purchases to 1X. No wonder the annual fee is not increased. 3X on dining is nice, but still not as good as the 5X dining from Cobalt. For other purchases, the new AmEx Platinum is the same or worse compared with the AmEx Gold Card. I guess many people may choose the AmEx Gold due to the annual fee difference. I will not say that I am disappointed today, but just not excited as I heard about the metal card change.

Note: the 3X on dining and 2X on travel is effective from Feb 13, 2019, but the 1X for other purchases will not be effective until Jun 25, 2019. Before that, card holders can still earn 1.25X for other purchases!

Actually, the main reason I am not happy is the fact that AmEx did not send me the new card and the fancy luggage earlier (now I realized that I am just a normal people) ... 

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Some good news related to AmEx cards

【This was posted originally on Feb 6, 2018】There are 2 good news related to AmEx cards recently:
  1. As you know, there are 2 different categories for AmEx cards: credit cards (SPG, Cobalt, SimplyCash etc...) & charge cards (Platinum, Gold etc...). Before, in Canada you can only have up to 2 AmEx credit cards at the same time. Now, you can have up to 4 AmEx credit cards at the same time.
  2. AmEx Platinum Card will be made out of metal (coming soon...). This will be the 2nd metal AmEx card in Canada, probably the 4th card in Canada. The other 3 Canadian metal cards are AmEx Centurion, HSBC Jade WEMC & RBC Private Banking Visa Infinite Privilege.
No official announcement for these 2 news for now...

Updated on Feb 7, 2019: Finally... Here it is! AmEx Platinum metal card is coming to Canada this month. BTW, if you want to apply it, please wait a few more days. We will update here once it is official released.

One of my friends just called AmEx and the CSR said that the metal card is in progress. They will notify the current AmEx Platinum cardholders for the replacement card later.