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CURRENT PROMOS

Best Western MBNA MasterCard offer: 60,000 points. Spend requirement. Expires August 31, 2017. See post 4066

Join Marriott Rewards. Get 1000 Aeroplan miles. See post 4040

RBC® Visa Business Platinum Avion® $120 annual fee (first year fee waived if you apply before May 31, 2017) - $50 annual fee for a supplementary cardholder - Earn 20,000 sign up bonus Avion points (after the first purchase) - *Application needs to be done over the phone or in person only*

Best Western Rewards® Platinum Plus MasterCard® There is no annual fee. - Earn 40,000 Best Western Rewards® points on your first purchase – qualifying you for two free nights - Will be awarded "Gold Status" upon first use of your credit card and "Diamond Status" when you spend $10,000 in eligible purchases within one year - 1.99% promotional annual interest rate (AIR) on balance transfers for the first 10 full months - ... Note: the link that's prominently on MBNA's website only offers 20,000 points.

Chase Marriott Rewards Visa: FYF ($120 AF), 50,000 points, no ForEx fees, Annual Free Night Stay E-Certificate valid for 12 months at a participating Category 1-5 hotel
[[ Revised Nov 18, 2016 ]]

TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card: FYF ($120 AF) 15K Aeroplan signup + 10K after 90 days, account active and in good standing +5K when you add authorized user ($50!). Apply by May 4, 2017. http://www.tdcanadatrust.com/product...urceCode=Sb6l9


TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Privilege: $399 AF - 65,000 Miles= 25,000 Miles for Opening the Account +25,000 Miles for Keeping the Card active for 90 days + 5,000 Miles for Adding an Authorized User + 10,000 Miles for as an Anniversary Bonus - http://www.tdcanadatrust.com/product...urceCode=gZQM3 Apply by March 5, 2017.
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TD® Aeroplan® Visa* Business Card -$149 Annual Fee- 75,000 Aeroplan Miles= Welcome Bonus of 20,000 Aeroplan Miles + 10,000 Aeroplan Miles when you spend $1,000 in Purchases + 5,000 Aeroplan Miles when you add your first Additional Cardholder + 10,000 Aeroplan Miles when you open a new Business Chequing Account + 10,000 Aeroplan Miles when you get a Business Loan or open a Business Line of Credit + 10,000 Aeroplan Miles when you apply and are approved for a new Merchant Solutions Account + 10,000 Aeroplan Miles when you apply, get approved, and set up Remote Deposit Capture * Offer ends June 14, 2017.

National Bank MasterCard $150 AF, 30,000 points https://www.nbc.ca/en/personal/credi...rld-elite.html

MBNA Rewards World Elite MasterCard: FYF ($89 AF), 10,000 bonus points

MBNA Alaska Airlines MasterCard: $75 AF ($60 GCR), 25,000 miles, companion fare discount code (US$99 + Taxes)

Capital One® Aspire Travel™ Platinum MasterCard®
Get 10,000 bonus reward miles when you spend $500 on net purchases in the first 3 months after account opening - a value of $100 in travel - No Annual Fee - Platinum MasterCard benefits, including Travel Accident insurance and Baggage Delay coverage
http://www.capitalone.ca/credit-card...-29-14-49-C230

Canadian American Express Cards: a separate FlyerTalk thread (2017 discussion)
(2016 discussion on Canadian Amex) separate FlyerTalk thread
(2015 discussion on Canadian Amex) separate FlyerTalk thread


FYF = First Year Free • AF = Annual Fee • GRC = Great Canadian Rebates • RFD = Red Flag Deals




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Old May 15, 13, 11:42 am   #16
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See post #1 for a list of credit card offers.

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The Marriott Rewards credit card does have an annual fee of $120 which is waived for the first year.

Search the internet and there was an offer for 50,000 points for a Canadian branded Marriott credit card. This included a free night in a cat. 1-4 hotel. I found this offer last Nov. and applied.
Alas, that offer appears to be over in Canada. (Marriott does offer 50,000 point offers in the US.) If you find a current link, please post!

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Old May 15, 13, 12:20 pm   #17
  
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BMO World Elite MasterCard Current promo: 20,000 points worth $380 travel credit Limited time bonus
This is definitely buzz-worthy, a $230 net signup bonus. However, conspicuously absent is the CapOne Aspire Travel World MC, which offers the same $230 net signup bonus, albeit not as a limited time offer.
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Old May 15, 13, 1:31 pm   #18
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This is definitely buzz-worthy, a $230 net signup bonus. However, conspicuously absent is the CapOne Aspire Travel World MC, which offers the same $230 net signup bonus, albeit not as a limited time offer.
It was absent because no one suggested it until you did. Thank you.
I agree that credit card signups are buzzworthy; there are different interpretations as to whether credit card signups belong elsewhere.
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Old May 15, 13, 2:11 pm   #19
  
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I agree that credit card signups are buzzworthy; there are different interpretations as to whether credit card signups belong elsewhere.
Agreed.... From my many years of churning in Canada & US, my definition of buzzworthy in the Canadian miles/points world is a $200+ worth net sign-up bonus from a CC.

In the US, buzzworthy is probably closer to $350+.
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Old May 15, 13, 2:34 pm   #20
  
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It was absent because no one suggested it until you did. Thank you.
I agree that credit card signups are buzzworthy; there are different interpretations as to whether credit card signups belong elsewhere.
Do you have both of the AMEX cards?

From what I understand unless you have both cards you will not gain any referral points or miles.
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Old May 15, 13, 3:13 pm   #21
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Do you have both of the AMEX cards?

From what I understand unless you have both cards you will not gain any referral points or miles.
Amex cardholders can refer the same family of reward card to others.
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- you need a referral from an Amex Starwood cardholder to get a Starwood card
- you need a referral from an Amex Mileage Rewards cardholder to get a Mileage Rewards card
- you need a referral from an Amex Aeroplan cardholder to get an Amex Aeroplan card
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Old May 16, 13, 10:13 pm   #22
  
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Jerry,

Thanks for your information. My wife signed up for your SPG link.

Do they ever reduce the annual fee for a card? The first year at least?
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Old May 16, 13, 11:15 pm   #23
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American Express Canada occasionally offers a first year free for 10,000 points, but nothing close to 21,000 Starpoints. The general consensus on Starpoints is to value them around 2 cents, or $420. That might be a little high for many, but as long as you value Starpoints at more than about 1 cent, then this offer is IMO better than the free one.
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This was already on the second page of results/posts when I wrote this... Can't this post be made a sticky before it gets lost and forgotten underneath all the other posts?

I mean, we don't have that many dedicated to Canadians (Are there "any" that were made into stickies?), so if we had one I don't think it would take that much space.
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Old May 21, 13, 11:17 pm   #25
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This was already on the second page of results/posts when I wrote this... Can't this post be made a sticky before it gets lost and forgotten underneath all the other posts?

I mean, we don't have that many dedicated to Canadians (Are there "any" that were made into stickies?), so if we had one I don't think it would take that much space.

That's a good idea. This topic could use the promotion.

FT seems to reserve a Sticky for protocols and FAQ's. Topics that are popular and important should be able to fend for themselves.

Maybe we need to build a little more content on this thread to demonstrate to the powers at FT that there's a real need for this thread. Let's try to add something of value to this thread at least every day. I'll keep looking. Thank you again for your help.
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Old May 21, 13, 11:54 pm   #26
  
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Ooooo, I like this thread.
Jerry, do you think you could put the separate the credit card info in the wiki, and separate into two categories, one for regular good offers (like the Alaska BoA 25k) and one for promotions like the BMO 20k? It makes it much easier for everyone to edit

Here is one I have added into the wiki: You can earn 1,000 points with each supplementary amex gold reward card when you add it to your primary account. It is free for the first card, and free for second, third, fourth... up to the 9th supplementary card for the first year, and $50 per year after that.

I have also added a few Canadian points/travel/miles blogs, please add any that you read regularly!
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Old May 22, 13, 4:49 am   #27
  
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Any sightings of the SPG Amex no-fee applications from last Fall? 15K Starpoints for $1K spend?
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Old May 22, 13, 8:51 am   #28
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Ooooo, I like this thread.
Jerry, do you think you could put the separate the credit card info in the wiki, and separate into two categories, one for regular good offers (like the Alaska BoA 25k) and one for promotions like the BMO 20k? It makes it much easier for everyone to edit

Here is one I have added into the wiki: You can earn 1,000 points with each supplementary amex gold reward card when you add it to your primary account. It is free for the first card, and free for second, third, fourth... up to the 9th supplementary card for the first year, and $50 per year after that.

I have also added a few Canadian points/travel/miles blogs, please add any that you read regularly!
Thanks! We need more content, and your post is excellent.

Apparently, the first rule of MilesBuzz! threads is that "Credit card questions and news of promotions belong on the Credit Card Programs forum."

But as we all know, most of the great promos in Canada are credit-card-related. And I think the people who are interested in MilesBuzz! are want the credit card promos.

I'm going to attempt to curate both the MilesBuzz! stuff and the credit card stuff, and build one great thread.
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Old May 22, 13, 9:39 am   #29
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... "Credit card questions and news of promotions belong on the Credit Card Programs forum."
It is certainly appropriate to include information about Canadian credit card offers in this type of thread.

I think yerffej201 is suggesting that the credit card information should be moved from post #1 into the wiki, and I agree.

The wiki feature is intended to be a collaborative tool. Anyone who can see the [Edit] button can edit the wiki, and anyone could copy the information from any post into the wiki.
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Here is one I have added into the wiki: You can earn 1,000 points with each supplementary amex gold reward card when you add it to your primary account. It is free for the first card, and free for second, third, fourth... up to the 9th supplementary card for the first year, and $50 per year after that.
May I suggest another way to introduce that line/kind of info in the wikipost?

Instead of giving detailed description and/or link in this post, you had provided all the terms, gif and offer in wikipost itself, which took a lot of wikipost space. As you can see, this newly added offer took up about half of the wikipost space right now. Why not just put a summarative line with a hyperlink to your original post, aka post#26? I don't think we need gif file in any wikipost, do we? If gif is in any other post in any given thread, I don't see a problem.

I think it will be easier for readers to follow when reading wikiposts that contains only highlight and important links/info. If every detail is spelled out in wikiposts, instead of the referenced posts/threads, as time goes by and threads grow, wikiposts may become so big to take over the 1st page of a thread.

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