Thursday, September 29, 2022

AmEx Disney+ Offer

Expiry: Sep 28, 2023

Make a qualifying purchase of at least $119.99 in a single transaction on an annual Disney+ subscription using your registered AmEx Card at by Sep 28, 2023 and earn a $119.99 statement credit. Limit of 1 credit. This is a target offer. Only AmEx Platinum and AmEx Aeroplan Reserve cardholders get this offer.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

How to buy Bitcoin in Canada

Updated on Sep 28, 2022: As of Oct 1, 2022, Shakepay referral bonus will be decreased to $10. But if you sign up a new Shakepay account through referral link (see below) before Oct 1, 2022 and buy $100 worth of crypto, you can still get $30 bonus.

Updated on Aug 20, 2022: I am not asking you to buy Bitcoin or any cryptocurrencies here. Cryptocurrencies investment has very high risks. Please be wised with your decision! But, if you want to buy Bitcoin in Canada, I would suggest you to try Shakepay / Newton / Netcoins / VirgoCX.  If you want to sign up a new Shakepay account, please use our referral link below: , and you can earn $30 when you buy CAD $100 of Bitcoin / ETH.  If you want to open a new Newton account, please use our referral link: , and you can earn $25 when you make your first trade of CAD $100 cryptocurrencies. If you want to open a new Netcoins account, please use our referral link: , and you can earn $25 when you make your first trade of CAD $100 cryptocurrencies.  If you want to sign up a new VirgoCX account, please use our referral link below: , and you can earn $30 when you make your first fiat deposit of $100 CAD or more. Thanks for your support.

Bitcoin price is around USD $40,000 on Jun 16, 2021. Some friends asked me recently how to buy Bitcoin in Canada. So, I would like to introduce the options for Canadians to buy bitcoin today. Note: I am NOT recommending or suggesting that you should buy those cryptocurrencies, and you should always do your research to make informed investing decisions. All I provide here is just an introduction of the workflow. From my point of view, I prefer Shakepay and Newton exchange platforms.

Sunday, September 25, 2022

StayVancouverHotels: Get up to $250 in Mastercard gift cards

Deal Link:

You can get up to $250 in Mastercard® pre-paid gift cards with a 2-night stay when you book through using promo code “Mastercard”. Stay must be between October 1, 2022, and Dec 31, 2022.

Booking consecutive nights as separate reservations will be treated the same as a single reservation for multiple nights. The 2-night stay qualifies for a total of $100, $150, $200 or $250 in Mastercard® gift cards depending upon the hotel booked. Both the first night and the second night qualifies for a $50, $75, $100, or $125 Mastercard® gift card depending on the hotel booked. Mastercard® gift card(s) will be delivered at check-in.

Note: This offer is limited and may end at any time. Bookings may be canceled up to 48 hours prior to check-in. Maximum 3 bookings per guest.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Double AmEx Referral Bonus

Expiry: Oct 26, 2022

As a AmEx MR series, Aeroplan series, Marriott series credit cardholder, you could earn double referral bonus for each approved referral, if you friend applies for the card by Oct 26, 2022. This is based on the standard AmEx referral bonus. This is a really good promotion. Note: AmEx SimplyCash series cardholders don't have this offer.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

AmEx Offers for Lenovo

Expiry: Oct 24, 2022

Spend at least $1,000 in qualifying purchases using your registered AmEx Card at by Oct 24, 2022 and earn a one-time $100 statement credit. Only the first 10,000 cards to be successfully registered are eligible for the offer. 

Monday, September 19, 2022

TELUS will charge a 1.5% credit card processing fee plus tax


As of October 17, 2022, TELUS customers with Consumer Mobility and Home Services will be charged a 1.5% Credit Card Processing Fee (plus tax) if they choose to make a bill payment by credit card. The Credit Card Processing Fee applies to both One Time and Pre-Authorized Credit Card bill payments.

To avoid the Credit Card Processing Fee, customers can choose to make their bill payment with an alternative option. The following payment options are not subject to the Credit Card Processing Fee and can be completed in My TELUS:

  • Pay Through Bank (One-Time Bank Payment)
  • Pre-Authorized Chequing (Recurring Bank Payment)
  • Visa Debit
  • Visa Prepaid
  • Mastercard Prepaid

Friday, September 16, 2022

Enjoy 30% / 25% more points when you transfer your AmEx MR to Hilton Honors /Marriott Bonvoy points

Expiry: Oct 15, 2022

You can earn 30% more points when you transfer your AmEx MR to Hilton Honors points from Sep 15, 2022 until Oct 15, 2022. So the new ratio during promo period is 1000 MR points = 1300 Hilton Honors points.

You can earn 25% more points when you transfer your AmEx MR to Marriott Bonvoy points from Sep 15, 2022 until Oct 15, 2022. So the new ratio during promo period is 1000 MR points = 1500 Marriott Bonvoy points 

This is a good offer! I plan to transfer all my AmEx Cobalt MR points to Marriott Bonvoy points. 

PC Financial MasterCard: 100,000 Bonus Points (Expired)

Expiry: Sep 28, 2022

If you apply for a PC Financial MasterCard before Sep 28, 2022, you will earn 100,000 PC bonus points (value $100) after your first purchase with your new card at a participating store where President's Choice products are sold. Purchase must be made with your President's Choice Financial Mastercard® within 6 months of account approval. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

WestJet Status Match

Expiry: Sep 30, 2022

Submit proof of top-tier status with another Canadian airline frequent flyer program, or with British Airways, between September 14 and September 30, 2022 to receive Platinum, Gold or Silver benefits, as applicable, with WestJet Rewards until December 15, 2022:
  • Silver will be awarded with proof of Aeroplan 25K, VIPorter Passport, Executive Club Bronze or Executive Club Silver
  • Gold will be awarded with proof of Aeroplan 35K, Aeroplan 50K, Aeroplan 75K, VIPorter Priority or Executive Club Gold
  • Platinum will be awarded with proof of Aeroplan Super Elite.
Keeping your new status is easy. Extend your status through to the end of 2023 by flying with WestJet between the date your status is approved and December 15, 2022. Your required tier qualifying spend during this timeframe will be 20% of what you would normally need.

Friday, September 9, 2022

AmEx Offer: Elevated Redemption Rate (Targeted)

Expiry: Sep 30, 2022

This is a targeted offer. Please check your email. If you receive this offer, then you can get an elevated redemption rate when you use AmEx MR points for purchases before Sep 30, 2022. The redemption rate is 1000 MR points = $15 in statement credits, which is 50% higher than the normal redemption rate.

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Questrade Online Brokerage Introduction

Updated on Sep 7, 2022: Questrade has extended their trading hours on U.S. exchanges to 8:00 pm ET on weekdays (excluding holidays). Since most U.S. markets formally close at 4 pm ET, there are a few things to keep in mind if you’re looking to trade later. To take advantage of these extra hours, you’ll need to use either the Edge Web or Edge Desktop platforms, or the Questrade mobile app, and follow these steps:
  • The order must be placed as a Limit order
  • Choose AUTO or your preferred ECN (ARCA or NSDQ) - ECN fees may apply
  • Choose GTEM (good ‘til extended market) as the duration
BTW, Questrade Pre-market trading on U.S. exchanges is also available between 7 am and 9:30 am ET—please note the steps listed above are also required for pre-market trades. 

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: , 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. 

Monday, September 5, 2022

BA: Purchase Avios and receive 50% bonus

Expiry: Sep 14, 2022

This offer is only open to Members of the British Airways Executive Club (Eligible Participants). The offer is available from 00:01 (BST) 5 September 2022 to 23:59 (BST) 14 September 2022 only. During the Offer Period, Eligible Participants will receive 50% extra Avios (bonus Avios) when they Purchase or Gift Avios. This offer is only valid when you Purchase or Gift 2,000 Avios and above. Offer is not valid when you Purchase or Gift 1,000 Avios.

Sunday, September 4, 2022

HSBC 1-year redeemable GIC

Deal Link:

Expiry: Oct 31, 2022

You can get 4.00% per annum on HSBC’s 1-year Canadian dollar redeemable, non-registered GIC and on a 1-year TFSA Redeemable GIC. The deposit must be made and the confirmation for the Special Offers must be issued during the period from September 1, 2022 to October 31, 2022.