Friday, February 22, 2019

Mylo: Turn your spending habits into saving habits.

Updated on Feb 22, 2019: The Mylo $1,000 referral bonus is back (expires on Mar 1, 2019)! Please see below for more information. Just a reminder: still time to earn this big bonus.


Mylo app has been around for almost a year. Launched in July 2017, this app automatically rounds up every purchase you make to the nearest dollar and invests the spare change. There’s no investment knowledge required, and you don’t have to change your lifestyle. It helps Canadians to turn their spending habits into saving habits.

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: https://www.aeroplan.com/estore/
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. 

Monday, February 18, 2019

Costco.ca: Earn 3X Aeroplan Miles

Expiry: Mar 10, 2019

You can earn 3 Aeroplan Miles for $1 spent on Costco.ca from Feb 18 to Mar 10, 2019 when you enter promo code "AERO3" on the checkout page.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Shoppers Drug Mart: Get a bonus $25 CT gift card

Expiry: Feb 22, 2019

You can get a bonus of $25 Canadian Tire Gift Card when you buy $250 in Canadian Tire Gift Cards. Limit $500 per customer. This is equal to ~9% off. You can also get nice credit card rewards if you have the PC Financial WEMC or AmEx Gold. I think this is a great offer, especially you can use Canadian Tire gift card for gas purchase at Canadian Tire Gas Bar.

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

Deal Link: https://www.td.com/ca/en/personal-banking/products/credit-cards/aeroplan/aeroplan-visa-infinite-card/
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

Please follow us on Twitter


Just in case that someone may not know, we do have a official Twitter account for our website. We use that to share some interesting information on promotions/credit cards/rewards/travel/investment etc. Please follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/canadianrewards, and let's enjoy the rewards together! Thanks.

New AmEx Platinum Charge Card (metal card)


The new AmEx Platinum (metal card) is alive on AmEx Canada website: https://www.americanexpress.com/ca/en/benefits/the-platinum-card/index.html

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) ... 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Paytm: Pay bills with credit cards and earn bonus

Updated on Feb 12, 2019

Starting Feb 11 until Mar 11, 2019, you can earn 5x Bonus Paytm Points when you pay your credit card bill with the Paytm Canada app. Here’s how it works:
  • From January 8th to February 8th every dollar that you pay towards a credit card bill will earn you 5x Paytm Bonus Points.
  • 1 Paytm Point for every $1 spent on a credit card bill payment will be credited instantly, and the 5x Bonus Points will be credited to your Paytm account on Mar 18, 2019.
  • For example: a $500 credit card bill payment will earn you 500 Paytm Points instantly, and a *bonus* of 2,500.
  • You will earn 5x Bonus Paytm Points on your first $1,000 of credit card bill payments for a maximum of 5,000 bonus Paytm Points.
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Current Air Miles Promotions (Updated on Feb 2019)

There are a few really nice Air Miles promotions lately. Hope you can enjoy them.

1) The Air Miles Bonus Boom
Deal Link: https://bonusboom.airmiles.ca/en/home
Expiry: Feb 17, 2019
Comments: Over 1,000 Bonus Miles are available when you shop at participating Partners.

2) 25% fewer Miles for Air Miles rewards flights with Air Canada
Deal Link: https://www.airmiles.ca/arrow/RewardsContent?productId=prod833891&cm_sp=Rewards+Product-_-Thumbnails-Products-_-prod833891&cm_sp=Web-_-41343_FebFlightPromo-_-UseMiles-EN
Expiry: Feb 28, 2019
Comments: Travel period between Feb 10 - Jun 15, 2019

3) 15X Miles on Apple products
Deal Link: https://www.airmiles.ca/arrow/Home
Expiry: Feb 13, 2019
Comments: Only through airmilesshops.ca. You can get 15X the Miles with your Apple purchases, including iPhone XR and iPhone XS.

4) Get up to 1000 Bonus Miles for a new BMO Air Miles MasterCard
Deal Link: https://www.airmiles.ca/arrow/Home
Expiry: Oct 31, 2019
Comments: You can get up to 1000 Air Miles bonus when you spend $1000 in first 3 months from the date you open a new BMO Air Miles MasterCard. I think this card is pretty decent for a no annual fee MasterCard. The general BMO website offer for this card is only 800 Air Miles. This is open to all public now, as long as you collect Air Miles.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Shoppers Drug Mart: Bonus Redemption Event

Expiry: Feb 11, 2019

Redemption amounts between the specified examples are also eligible to receive the following extra value amounts:
  • Tier #1: Get $20 in extra value (20,000 PC Optimum points) when you redeem 60,000 - 110,000 PC Optimum points; 
  • Tier #2: Get $50 in extra value (50,000 PC Optimum points) when you redeem 120,000 - 190,000 PC Optimum points; 
  • Tier #3: Get $100 in extra value (100,000 PC Optimum points) when you redeem 200,000 - 500,000 PC Optimum points;
Note: Points are not redeemable for cash or credit. PC Optimum points redemption excludes purchase of tobacco, lottery tickets, alcohol, gift cards, all prepaid cards, transit/event tickets, post office transactions, passport photos, cash back, delivery charges, all non-participating 3rd party operations and any other products.

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.


Monday, February 4, 2019

Current Tangerine Bank Promotions (updated on Feb 2019)

Expiry: Apr 30, 2019

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:
  • Before Apr 30, 2019, 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. 
  • If you switch your payroll direct deposits to your Tangerine Chequing Account by May 30, 2019; OR switch 2 pre-authorized payments of at least $50 each by May 30, 2019, you will earn $150 bonus.
  • 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 interest at 3% 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 1.25%. Tangerine said this 3% interest offer is valid by Apr 30, 2019. Not sure if they will extend it later.
  • Tangerine Money-Back MasterCard is officially launched (2% Money-Back Rewards on purchases in two 2% Money-Back Categories of your choice, and 0.5% 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). 
  • If you apply Tangerine Money-Back MasterCard through GCR, you will get additional $40 bonus.

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: 34443610S1 If you want to sign up for GCR, please use our referral link as follows (the referral email: canadianrewards@gmail.com), https://www.greatcanadianrebates.ca/Register/126795/ , and GCR will give you extra $3 bonus (We will also get some bonus. Thanks).

UGO Wallet Bonus Offer

Deal Link: https://www.ugo.ca/bonus-offer
Expiry: Mar 31, 2019

This offer is available to individuals who, between February 1, 2019 and March 31, 2019 purchase an Amazon.ca Gift Card with a value of $5 or $10 or more in UGO Wallet. Individuals who complete the above actions are eligible to receive a bonus Amazon.ca Gift Card of the same value as the one they purchased, up to a maximum of $10 ("e-Gift Card"). Limit one per customer. Bonus gift card will arrive in app within one week of purchase. While supplies last or until March 31, 2019.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

STACK Prepaid MasterCard: Earn $20 bonus

Updated on Feb 2, 2019: As a STACK card holder, you can enjoy saving on your next 3 Starbucks purchases with your STACK Prepaid MasterCard. Minimum $5 spend required in a single transaction. This offer ends Feb 28, 2019 at 11:59pm EST.