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Old Nov 29, 16, 5:27 pm
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New player on the Free Credit Score scene: Ratehub now offers EQ score https://www.ratehub.ca/free-credit-score
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Old Nov 29, 16, 5:44 pm
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Originally Posted by Hyacinthe View Post
New player on the Free Credit Score scene: Ratehub now offers EQ score https://www.ratehub.ca/free-credit-score
Do they offer the service for people in QC as well? Others don't..., And if someone knows why exactly?
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Old Nov 29, 16, 7:33 pm
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Do they offer the service for people in QC as well? Others don't..., And if someone knows why exactly?
Nothing says they don't offer the service to QC residents
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Old Nov 30, 16, 6:03 am
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Indeed it's working in QC. I have an Equifax account and the score reported in Ratehiub is way greater that the one on Equifax website... 30 points greater.
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Old Nov 30, 16, 11:09 am
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Couldn't get mine.
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Old Dec 1, 16, 3:26 pm
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Holy jeepers.



Air Miles cancels expiry policy
"We have decided to cancel the expiry policy so that all collectors, regardless of location, can be confident that their balances will be protected," Bryan Pearson, president and CEO of LoyaltyOne, said in a statement.

CBC News article:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/air-...licy-1.3877319

Flyertalk MilesBuzz! thread:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/miles...l#post27553133

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Old Dec 1, 16, 4:01 pm
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They knew the Liberal government Bill 47 was going to pass and they just want to save face because they've been dragged thru the mud - as they surely deserved!
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Old Dec 1, 16, 4:47 pm
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Originally Posted by Hyacinthe View Post
New player on the Free Credit Score scene: Ratehub now offers EQ score https://www.ratehub.ca/free-credit-score
Looks good - but just the score. I tried Credit Karma, which is the TransUnion report, and you get the full report like you'd get from Equifax, but it's formatted soooo much better! But this is nice, because now you can see both scores. Plus - this means I'll never have to deal with Equifax again! Sooo painful!

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Old Dec 5, 16, 4:23 pm
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1000 free Aeroplan points (targetted)

If you opted in to Aeroplan emails, search your emails for Aeroplan myth.
You might have received an offer to get 1000 Aeroplan miles for answering a short quiz.
I got mine November 25.

Targetted promotion only; it may or may not work for you if you weren't invited by Aeroplan to take the quiz.

More discussion:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/air-c...-1000-pts.html

Thanks to 24left for posting the image and margarita-girl for spotting the offer in October.
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Old Dec 6, 16, 8:02 am
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What brand of gas is the most rewarding?

Living in the city, I used to drive very little, <3k km/year. Now we've moved to a more rural area and I'll be driving much more so I'll be buying more gas.
I've been using Esso and earning very few aeroplan miles plus points from the credit card I pay with.
Shell's Airmiles don't appeal to me very much nor saveon more rewards unless there's something I'm missing with either of those two. Petro Canada? Husky?
I'm not too interested in getting a cash-back card nor would getting an amex gold with 2x points for gas & groceries, be worth it.
I've looked through the programs and I'm just wondering if I've missed something.
Are there any exceptional earning opportunities out there for buying gas?

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Old Dec 6, 16, 8:15 am
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Originally Posted by BenSenise View Post
Living in the city, I used to drive very little, <3k km/year. Now we've moved to a more rural area and I'll be driving much more so I'll be buying more gas.
I've been using Esso and earning very few aeroplan miles plus points from the credit card I pay with.
Shell's Airmiles don't appeal to me very much nor saveon more rewards unless there's something I'm missing with either of those two. Petro Canada? Husky?
I'm not too interested in getting a cash-back card nor would getting an amex gold with 2x points for gas & groceries, be worth it.
I've looked through the programs and I'm just wondering if I've missed something.
Are there any exceptional earning opportunities out there for buying gas?
You could get the Scotiabank Gold AMEX which comes with 20K welcome points ($200) and is free for the first year at the moment - it gives you 4% cash back for gas, groceries and entertainment. You can apply the credits towards any travel you charge to the card. This includes airport/airline taxes and fees on Aeroplan tickets as long as you charge it to the card. (Aeroplan booking and cancellation fees not included)

The good thing about this card is you can use ANY gas station and double dip with Aeroplan at ESSO, or Air Miles with Shell.

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Old Dec 7, 16, 9:05 am
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Originally Posted by imverge View Post
You could get the Scotiabank Gold AMEX which comes with 20K welcome points ($200) and is free for the first year at the moment - it gives you 4% cash back for gas, groceries and entertainment. You can apply the credits towards any travel you charge to the card. This includes airport/airline taxes and fees on Aeroplan tickets as long as you charge it to the card. (Aeroplan booking and cancellation fees not included)

The good thing about this card is you can use ANY gas station and double dip with Aeroplan at ESSO, or Air Miles with Shell.
Thanks for the suggestion. I'll consider this but my preference was to not churn a card and 4% probably wouldn't cover the annual fee.
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Old Dec 8, 16, 7:52 pm
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Originally Posted by BenSenise View Post
Living in the city, I used to drive very little, <3k km/year. Now we've moved to a more rural area and I'll be driving much more so I'll be buying more gas.
I've been using Esso and earning very few aeroplan miles plus points from the credit card I pay with.
Shell's Airmiles don't appeal to me very much nor saveon more rewards unless there's something I'm missing with either of those two. Petro Canada? Husky?
I'm not too interested in getting a cash-back card nor would getting an amex gold with 2x points for gas & groceries, be worth it.
I've looked through the programs and I'm just wondering if I've missed something.
Are there any exceptional earning opportunities out there for buying gas?
No exceptional earning ops that I know of.If you don't want an annual fee,RBC Esso Visa card gives 2 Esso points per dollar at Esso plus 4500 Esso points as a sign up bonus.
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Old Dec 8, 16, 8:49 pm
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You can also obtain both a personal Choice Privileges credit card
and business Choice Privileges credit card. This is currently worth 24,000 points plus 24,000 points for a total of 48,000 points. Choice usually has a promotion going where you earn 8,000 points after staying at a Choice hotel twice. Check their website for specific details.
For Canada? AFAIK the Choice card is backed by barclays, for the US, no such card exists for Canada...
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Old Dec 9, 16, 8:51 am
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For Canada? AFAIK the Choice card is backed by barclays, for the US, no such card exists for Canada...
Sad but true. I used to have a Canadian Choice credit card, but the issuer (I think it was Visa) stopped offering the card. I loved it!
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