Saturday, October 30, 2021

Questrade Online Brokerage Introduction


Updated on Oct 30, 2021: The markets can move pretty fast. Opportunities can pass by in a matter of hours, or even minutes. Being able to quickly deposit funds can be the difference between taking advantage of a timely investment opportunity or just barely missing out. Questrade just released instant deposit, the new way to deposit money instantly from your bank account into your Questrade account.

Anyone with an Interac or Visa Debit card can now deposit up to $3500 instantly into their Questrade account. (The exact amount may vary depending on your card’s daily transfer limit.) You can tell if you have Interac or Visa Debit by looking for the symbol on your debit card:


It is pretty easy to use Instant deposit in Questrade.


Questrade is working to support instant deposit for Debit Mastercard in the future.
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Questrade is one of my favorite Canadian online trading platforms. I have my Self-directed Investing Account at Questrade. Questrade opened its doors in 1999 and it is one of Canada's fastest growing online brokerages. Questrade is based in Toronto, Canada. They support all types of accounts : TFSA, RRSP, Margin, RRIF, LIRA etc.


If you are interested in Questrade, please use our referral link: http://www.questrade.com/?refid=jpzzuj4s , or offer code "jpzzuj4s" to open a new Questrade account:
  • Self-Directed Accounts: you will receive a $50 trade commission rebate when you open and fund any self-directed account. 
  • Questwealth Portfolio: If you open a Questwealth Portfolio account using our referral link, you will receive your first $10,000 managed free for a year. 
  • FX/CFD: If you open an FX (Foreign exchange) and CFD (Contracts for difference) account using our referral link, you will receive a $50 cash bonus deposited into your trading account. 

Friday, October 29, 2021

SportChek: Collect 50x Bonus CT Money on Purchases of Fitbit Electronics

Deal Link: https://www.sportchek.ca/campaigns/triangle-loyalty/fitbit.html?cid=wk43-Homepage-Banner4

Expiry: Nov 3, 2021

You can collect 50x Bonus Canadian Tire Money with a Triangle Rewards card or a Triangle™ credit card on purchases of Fitbit Electronics at Sport Chek stores & Sportchek.ca. 50x Canadian Tire Money is equal to 20% off.

Accessories included. Select Styles. Excludes items already marked down. Selection & availability may vary by location. No Rainchecks on bonus CT Money®. Not valid on gift cards or shipping. Other exceptions may apply. Valid Thursday, October 28 to Wednesday, November 3, 2021. Order must be completed by November 24, 2021 1:59 AM ET.

KrisFlyer Bonus Miles Conversion Campaign (2021)

 
Deal Link: https://www.singaporeair.com/en_UK/sg/ppsclub-krisflyer/latestnews/kf-bonus-miles-conversion-2021

Expiry: Nov 22, 2021

For a limited time only till 22 November 2021, boost your miles balance and earn up to 15% more miles when you convert your bank reward points to Singapore Air KrisFlyer miles!

Here is what to do:

  • Log in to your bank rewards account.
  • Convert your bank reward points to KrisFlyer miles, with a minimum of 10,000 KrisFlyer miles in a single transaction to qualify for bonus miles. Earn 12% bonus miles when you convert between 10,000 to 49,999 miles in a single qualifying transaction, OR Earn 15% bonus miles when you convert 50,000 miles or more in a single qualifying transaction.
  • Receive bonus miles on your base KrisFlyer miles converted in your KrisFlyer account.
The only Canadian bank partner of KrisFlyer miles is HSBC. So, you can convert your HSBC Rewards points to KrisFlyer Miles to earn up to 15% more bonus miles.

Monday, October 25, 2021

Purchase any gift of Costco membership and get a $25 online voucher


Deal Link: https://www.costco.ca/gift-of-membership.html

Expiry: Dec 31, 2021

You can get a $25 voucher to use on Costco.ca if you purchase any gift of Costco membership in warehouse or online between Oct 25 to Dec 31, 2021. Your online voucher will be emailed within 2-4 business days of your online order being completed, or will be given at time of purchase at the warehouse.

This offer is valid from October 25, 2021 to January 31, 2022 and may not be combined with any other offer. This offer can only be redeemed on merchandise purchases of $100 or more on Costco.ca (in one transaction, before taxes, applicable fees and shipping, unless applicable fees and/or standard shipping is included in the quoted price). Only one (1) $25 OFF can be used per member per transaction during the promotional period. Voucher will not be replaced if lost or stolen. Voucher amount will not be reissued if merchandise is returned. Offer not valid for Costco purchases made in warehouse, in Costco Business Centres, on Costcobusinesscentre.ca, on Costcophotocentre.ca, on Sameday.costco.ca, on memejour.costco.ca, on Instacart.ca, or on purchases of Costco Shop Cards, gift cards, certificates and tickets, travel, tires, membership, or membership renewals. Only Canadian Costco members in good standing may take advantage of this offer. Prices, specifications, availability and terms of offers subject to change without notice.

Air Canada New Partnership with Switch Health

Air Canada has officially launched a new partnership to introduce the industry’s most comprehensive range of travel testing options, including portable self-administered COVID-19 Molecular and Antigen test kits for customers, in partnership with Switch Health, a Canadian-based healthcare company. 

Costco.ca: Instacart Gift Card Promotion


Deal Link: https://www.costco.ca/%24100-instacart-e-certificate.product.100807406.html

$100 DoorDash e-certificate is only for $79.99 on Costco.ca. You will receive the eTickets/eVouchers, normally within the hour, via email to the email address you have entered. However, in some instances, additional processing time may be required.

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Scotiabank Gold AmEx Card: $150 bonus + 50000 points

Expiry: Oct 31, 2021

Now you can earn $120 $150 cash back rebate from GCR, if you apply Scotiabank Gold AmEx card through GCR before Oct 31, 2021. GCR is the oldest and probably the best cash back website in Canada. I've earned a few thousand dollar in cash back from GCR alone, and I always check GCR first for all my Canadian online purchases.

If you want to sign up for a GCR account, please use our referral link below: https://www.greatcanadianrebates.ca/Register/126795/ , and fill in our email (canadianrewards@gmail.com) as referral email address during registration. GCR will give you extra $3 bonus (We will also get some bonus. Thanks).


In addition to $120 bonus, you can also earn up to 50000 Scotia Rewards points in your first year (that is up to $500 in rewards):
  • Open a new Scotiabank Gold American Express credit card account by Nov 21, 2021.
  • Earn 30,000 bonus Scotia Rewards points by making at least $1,000 in everyday eligible purchases in your first 3 months from account opening.
  • Plus, for a limited time, you are eligible to earn a 20,000 Scotia Rewards point bonus when you spend at least $7,500 in everyday eligible purchases in your first year. 
Plus, no annual fee in the first year, including supplementary cards. Plus, get a 0.00% introductory interest rate on balance transfers for the first 6 months.

So, the total welcome bonus is $150+$500 = $650.

Note: Starting Nov 22, 2021, the SCENE and Scotia Rewards programs are merging to the Scene+ program, which is an enhanced rewards program that gives members greater flexibility to earn and redeem points. This will affect the Scotiabank Gold AmEx card too. Please see this post for details: https://www.canadianrewards.net/2021/09/scene-program-introduction.html

Saturday, October 23, 2021

CIBC Travel: Get a $100 US Disney e-gift card

 
Deal Link: https://www.cibc.com/en/special-offers/canadian-travel-deals/disney.html

Expiry: Mar 31, 2022

Book a minimum 5-night stay at a Disneyland or Walt Disney World Resort on-site hotel, plus a minimum 4-day theme park ticket, and receive a $100 US Disney e-gift card which can be used directly at the theme parks. This offer is valid on bookings made through CIBC Travel between October 18, 2021, and March 31, 2022, for travel completed by May 31, 2022. Call the CIBC Travel Service to speak with a CIBC Travel Assistant and book today at 1-833-396-1904. 

Thursday, October 21, 2021

EQ Bank Savings Plus Account: One of the Best High Interest Savings Accounts in Canada


Updated on Oct 21, 2021: EQ Bank increased their GIC rates effective October 21st, 2021. They increased the 3-month TFSA GIC rate to 1.75% and the 3-month non-registered GIC rate to 1.50%, the previous rate for both options is 1.30%. Additionally, they increased rates for the 2-year, 27-month, 3-year, 4-year, and 5-year GICs, the changes for each are noted in the chart above. These new rates are likely the strongest in the market and be available until the end of November (subject to change).


The EQ Bank's Savings Plus Account is one of my favorite bank accounts. It helps you get the most out of your money, with no monthly fees, no minimum balances and free transactions.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Wyndham Hotels: Earn 7500 points for Every 4 Nights You Stay

 
Deal Link: https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/hotel-deals/earn-a-free-night

Expiry: Jan 14, 2022

Long weekend getaways. Road trips. Overnights for work. Any way you stay four qualified nights, you’ll earn 7,500 bonus points—enough for a future free night at thousands of Hotels by Wyndham. The best part: Your nights don’t need to be consecutive and any nights you stay beyond four count toward earning a second free night!

Book direct by January 14 and complete your stay(s) by January 18, 2022. Be sure to register before booking and completing your first qualified stay. Limit of two bonus awards per member. Free night redemption varies by location, ranging from 7,500–30,000 points per bedroom. 

Monday, October 18, 2021

UGO Wallet: Uber Eats e-gift card offer

 
Expiry: Nov 7, 2021

For every $100 Uber Eats e-gift card purchased in your UGO Wallet before Nov 7, 2021, you can earn a bonus $10 Uber Eats e-gift card, up to a maximum total amount of $300 in bonus e-gift card value per customer.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Accor Hotel "Take Your Time" Promotion

 
Deal Link: https://all.accor.com/promotions-offers/hot-deals-offers/owm014115-001-take-your-time.en.shtml

Expiry: Apr 30, 2022

Book by Jan 5, 2022 for stays through April 30, 2022. Save up to 30% compared to the fully flexible rate by booking promotional rate with deposit.  Offer is subject to availability at time of reservation. The percentage off is calculated based on the room rate at time of reservation and varies by property and stay duration. No minimum advance purchase required, 1-night prepaid, fully-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required at time of reservation. House cancellation policy applies. This offer is subject to change without notice and cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. Blackout dates may apply.

Members of ALL –Accor Live Limitless enjoy an additional 10% discount at participating hotels in North & Central America. Members must present their card upon check-in at the hotel (or their member number if they have not yet received their card). Maximum 2 rooms at the Members’ Rate can be booked per member, per staying date. 

Friday, October 15, 2021

AmEx Offer: Spend $200 on shopping.ca Gift Card and Earn a $40 credit

Expiry: Dec 15, 2021

If you spend at least $200 in qualifying purchases using your registered AmEx Card at participating Ivanhoé Cambridge Guest Services kiosks or at shopping.ca/amexoffer by Dec 15, 2021 and you can earn a one-time $40 statement credit. Only the first 10,000 cards to be successfully registered are eligible for the offer. 

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

The Heaviest Canadian Metal Card

Updated on Oct 12, 2021: Updated the weight information of AmEx Gold Reward (Gold).

Most of the credit cards are made of plastics with weight ~5g. But some credit cards are made of metal. Do you know that not all metal cards have the same weight? So, which Canadian metal card is the heaviest? Thanks for the help of our readers, here is the result:

Aeroplan eStore: Earn 7X the points at Apple

Expiry: Oct 14, 2021

You can earn 7X the Aeroplan miles when you shop at Apple via the Aeroplan eStore before Oct 14, 2021. Please note the following items are not eligible for the accumulation of Aeroplan points: iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPad (9th generation), all-new iPad mini, Apple Watch Series 7, Apple Pro Display XDR, gift cards, gift wrap, Apple Developer Programs, Employee Purchasing Programs and shipping.

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Visa Canada: Free Access to Participating Plaza Premium Lounges

 
Deal Link: https://ppg.dragonpass.ca/visacanada

Expiry: Jun 30, 2022

Cardholders with a valid Canadian issued Visa Infinite Privilege card have access to participating Plaza Premium Lounges through DragonPass from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022. To access a participating Plaza Premium Lounge during the Program, the cardholder must present a valid Canadian issued Visa Infinite Privilege payment card at lounge entry to verify eligibility. Six complimentary lounge visits will be available to each eligible Visa Infinite Privilege cardholder during the Program. Complimentary lounge visits may be redeemed by the eligible cardholder themselves or may be used for their accompanying guests. All additional visits beyond the complimentary visits are subject to a fee of $32 USD (subject to change) per person per visit and must be paid for using a valid Visa Infinite Privilege card upon entry. The Program includes access to select Plaza Premium Lounges (not including Plaza Premium First lounges). Lounge access is subject to specific lounge availability, opening time and any capacity or other restrictions. 

Cardholders with select valid Canadian issued Visa cards have access to participating Plaza Premium Lounges from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022 through the Program. Select Visa cards that are eligible to participate in the Program are listed below, along with their respective benefits.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

New Triangle MasterCard Offer: Get $250 Bonus CT Money (Expired)

 
Deal Link: https://triangle.canadiantire.ca/en/credit-cards/mastercard-250-offer.html

Expiry: Oct 17, 2021

This is a targeted offer for a Triangle Rewards accounts who received an invitation. You need to apply a new Triangle MasterCard by October 17, 2021 and be approved for it. Once approved, you need to make a qualifying purchase (in-store or online) within 30 days with your new Triangle Mastercard at Canadian Tire, Sport Chek, Mark’s/L’Équipeur, Atmosphere, Party City, Sports Rousseau, Hockey Experts, L’Entropôt du Hockey and participating Sports Experts stores. The $250 CT Money bonus will appear on your Triangle Rewards account within 5 weeks. Someone got another similar targeted offer with $150 CT Money bonus for a new Triangle MasterCard.

Monday, October 4, 2021

MBNA Alaska Airlines MasterCard Promotion

Updated on Oct 4, 2021: This offer expires on Jan 5, 2022.
 
Deal Link: https://www.alaskaair.com/content/mileage-plan/how-to-earn-miles/financial-partners

Expiry: Oct 1, 2021 Jan 5, 2022

If you apply the MBNA Alaska Airlines WEMC before Jan 5, 2022, you can earn a $200 statement credit + 30000 bonus miles after you make $1000 purchases within the first 90 days of your account opening. If you apply the MBNA Alaska Airlines Platinum Plus MasterCard before Jan 5, 2022, you can earn a $200 statement credit + 20000 bonus miles after you make $1000 purchases within the first 90 days of your account opening. This is a pretty good offer. Note: this offer is not available to residents of Quebec.

HSBC World Elite MasterCard: 100,000 points + First Year Free + GCR $50 bonus

Expiry: Jan 31, 2022

HSBC just released a new welcome offer for the HSBC World Elite MasterCard.

Sunday, October 3, 2021

HSBC Welcome Offer

Updated on Oct 3, 2021: This offer has been extended to Dec 31, 2021.

Expiry: Sep 27, 2021 Dec 31, 2021

When you choose an HSBC Chequing account, you can earn up to $300 plus an additional $50 when you apply for your new chequing account online. Limited time offer ends September 27, 2021:
  • Step 1: Open one of the qualified accounts by September 27, 2021
  • Step 2: Make a minimum deposit within 30 days of account opening
  • Step 3: Register for online banking within 30 days of account opening

Friday, October 1, 2021

AmEx Business Cardholder: Spend $10+ and Earn a $5 Credit

Expiry: Oct 31, 2021

This offer is for some AmEx Business cardholders. If you spend at least $10 in qualifying purchases using your registered Card at American Express accepting merchants by Oct 31, 2021, you can earn a $5 statement credit. Limit of 3 credits. Only the first 5,000 cards to be successfully registered are eligible for the offer.