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Canadian Credit Card Master List - Curated for Best Offer
A complete listing of all the major credit cards in Canada along with their sign-up bonus, annual fee, CPM, and other pertinent information. For a full explanation of how to use the sheet, refer to http://www.pointsnerd.ca/best-current-credit-card-offers-2/

Scotiabank Passport™ Visa
Annual fee $139 + 1 free supplementary card
No Foreign Currency Conversion Fee
Complimentary Airport Lounge Access: Enjoy complimentary Priority Pass™ membership, plus 6 free visits per year from the date of enrolment.
25,000 Scotia Rewards points, after first $1,000 in everyday purchases in the first 3 months (worth $250 on self-booked travel)
http://www.scotiabank.com/ca/en/pers...nite-card.html

RBC Avion Visa
25,000 Points • First year free.
http://www.rbcroyalbank.com/credit-c...rds_aggregator

TD First Class Travel®Visa Infinite* Card
50,000 Points (= $200 to $250 value) • First year free. Offer extended to June 3, 2018.

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. Bonus: Best Western has a fantastic promo until the end of January: only 10,000 points per reward night at most properties; availability is becoming more limited for certain properties as this promo continues.

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 (Sign up through GCR to get $60), 25,000 miles ($1k min. spend), companion fare discount code (US$99 + Taxes). FlyerTalk discussion thread here: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/alask...astercard.html

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

BMO AIR MILES World Elite Mastercard

First year FREE ($120 annual)
3,000 Air Miles (1K when you first use card + 2K when you spend $3K/90 days)
Companion Flight Rebate
Priority Pass membership + two annual complimentary passes ($150 value)

https://www.bmo.com/main/personal/cr...te-mastercard/

AMEX 2018 discussion https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/amer...es-2018-a.html
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 Aug 30, 13, 11:26 am
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Originally Posted by Cruban View Post
Is there a limit on the number of coins purchased?
I'm assuming you had to physically purchase them at the mint?
They started imposing a limit lower than 10 (2 or 3 I believe) around the time I stopped. I don't know if it's still active or not. Givem' a call!
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Old Sep 1, 13, 12:14 am
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September?

Originally Posted by jerry305 View Post
BMO phone reps told me today that they're only offering the 15,000 point bonus. However, the 20,000 point bonus offer remains active on the BMO website.

• BMO's link for the 20,000 point deal has now gone dead.
• CIBC's 15,000 point offers that were to end August 31 do in fact appear as expired.

Hopefully there's new offers emerging in September. Please post anything new that you find. Cheers.
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Old Sep 1, 13, 8:08 am
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Originally Posted by Cruban View Post
Is there a limit on the number of coins purchased?
I'm assuming you had to physically purchase them at the mint?
Coins can be bought online from the mind and there's no HST/GST/PST and postage is free. Surprised the Mint hasn't clamped down on this sooner as the US Mint did when US FTers flooded them with cc orders for $1 coins to earn FF miles.
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Old Sep 1, 13, 4:33 pm
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Originally Posted by Shareholder View Post
Coins can be bought online from the mind and there's no HST/GST/PST and postage is free. Surprised the Mint hasn't clamped down on this sooner as the US Mint did when US FTers flooded them with cc orders for $1 coins to earn FF miles.
Wow~! You really bought them from the mind?

Sorry, I couldn't resist.
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Old Sep 1, 13, 9:36 pm
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Originally Posted by Shareholder View Post
Coins can be bought online from the mind and there's no HST/GST/PST and postage is free. Surprised the Mint hasn't clamped down on this sooner as the US Mint did when US FTers flooded them with cc orders for $1 coins to earn FF miles.
I'm on the mint's website now.

The only SKU I can find is this:
$20 for $20 Fine Silver Coin - Iceberg and Whale (2013)

Price is $20 each + no shipping. Maximum quantity: 3.
Everything else (that I can find) sold out, is priced above face value, or has a shipping charge.

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Old Sep 3, 13, 10:14 am
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BMO World Elite MasterCard: $300 bonus

Bank of Montreal World Elite MasterCard has amended their signup bonus to reflect their new points system.

Link to BMO website: http://www.bmo.com/home/personal/ban...ite-mastercard

Get bonus points worth $300 in travel credit, and 2% on spend.
Annual fee: $150.

(History: The bonus amount had been $285 worth of credit, and then they bumped it up to $380 worth, and then they changed the point value, so the startup bonus was actually $400 if you clicked on the link for a period of about 2 weeks. Now it's $300, which is still pretty good.)
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Old Sep 3, 13, 11:59 am
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Originally Posted by jerry305 View Post
Bank of Montreal has upped the reward redemption rate on the BMO Rewards World Elite MasterCard. The rate is now 2%, up from 1.9%.

The standard offer is 15,000 points, which at 1.9%, was worth $285.

However, the 20,000 points bonus offer appears to still work. That'd be $400 in travel credit. Annual fee remains at $150.
That's a $250 gain instantly. I think this is one of the best cards out there now.

• Supplementary cards are now free.
• Priority Pass access to VIP airport lounges (4 visits per year).
• $70,000 income or $120,000 household income required.
• More at http://bmorewards.com
That's great! Too bad it's too late for me. I did an upgrade last year for a really long-standing cc account I have at BMO, and got a pro-rated annual fee, plus the $285 (which got me 3 nights in LA-yay!) plus using my 4 passes later this year! I just down-graded again to avoid the annual fee, and plan to upgrade again in a year or two! It's a great churn for me!
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Old Sep 4, 13, 7:28 am
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Originally Posted by jerry305 View Post

(History: The bonus amount had been $285 worth of credit, and then they bumped it up to $380 worth, and then they changed the point value, so the startup bonus was actually $400 if you clicked on the link for a period of about 2 weeks. Now it's $300, which is still pretty good.)
So when you signed up for the 'Golf' offer of 20,000 points did they double it when it was posted in your account? ie does your account now have 40,000 points instead of 20,000? AFAIK the point value never changed it was 1.9% until August 31 and now it is 1% but of course the card now earns 2 points per dollar instead of 1? I'm just curious as I posed this question to my BMO contact but have not heard back yet so perhaps you can answer faster than they do! (Also noticed my posts from yesterday have been deleted... )
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Old Sep 4, 13, 8:25 am
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Old Sep 4, 13, 8:35 am
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Got it! Thanks, guess it goes to show I should spend more time on FT like I used too! Not aware of the new rules!
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Old Sep 4, 13, 9:37 am
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Originally Posted by superdawg View Post
So when you signed up for the 'Golf' offer of 20,000 points did they double it when it was posted in your account? ie does your account now have 40,000 points instead of 20,000? AFAIK the point value never changed it was 1.9% until August 31 and now it is 1% but of course the card now earns 2 points per dollar instead of 1? I'm just curious as I posed this question to my BMO contact but have not heard back yet so perhaps you can answer faster than they do! (Also noticed my posts from yesterday have been deleted... )
Yes. I signed up with the 20,000 offer.

The BMO phone rep told me that whatever points were in the account on August 31 would be doubled for September 1.
That transaction worked fine on my account:
My point total was 20,516 on August 31.
On Sept 1, they gave me a credit adjustment for exactly 20,516 more points.
My Points Balance is now 41,032 points.

The old points were worth 1.9 cents. (20,516 x 1.9c = $389.80)
The new points are worth 1 cent. (41,032 x 1.0c = $410.32)

It's all good.

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Old Sep 4, 13, 9:50 am
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@jerry305 Thanks for the answer, that is great to hear for those who did sign up for the card with the 20K link!
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Old Sep 4, 13, 10:37 am
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Originally Posted by superdawg View Post
@jerry305 Thanks for the answer, that is great to hear for those who did sign up for the card with the 20K link!
The conversion happened August 31.
The 20,000 link was still available on the BMO website until August 31.

So there will be some people who would've applied for the card in time, but too late to make their first spend (or even get their card) by August 31.

For those people, it would be appropriate to call and verify that BMO awards 40,000 points. You accepted the offer for 20,000 old points, and that's the value you should get.

If you're in that camp, I recommend you call to ensure that it's processed properly, because this might not be an automatic process.
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Old Sep 4, 13, 11:09 am
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Some few more deals, Amex Gold is going for 25K Sign up bonus, Aeroplan Amex Gold is going for 20K sign up bonus, both first year free. If you get referred for Amex Aeroplan Gold, you get 30K instead of the 20K.
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Old Sep 4, 13, 12:20 pm
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Originally Posted by jerry305 View Post

For those people, it would be appropriate to call and verify that BMO awards 40,000 points. You accepted the offer for 20,000 old points, and that's the value you should get.

If you're in that camp, I recommend you call to ensure that it's processed properly, because this might not be an automatic process.
That's the boat I'm in....approved for the card on aug 28, confirmed on the phone the 20k bonus, but don't have the card yet.

I'll find out soon hopefully!
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