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Old Jan 25, 2015, 6:36 pm
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Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Canada
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Originally Posted by Vantiger
Has anyone heard if the GreatCanadian Rebates offer for the MBNA Alaska Air Mastercard is coming back... I read somewhere a while back that it was going to come back in December, but that still hasn't happened.
GCR had a message saying it was coming back in November.. but that has been taken down. Unfortunately, MBNA is dealing with the transition to TD systems and it is taking longer then expected. The GCR rep told me they don't know when it will be back.
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Old Jan 26, 2015, 3:37 pm
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Old Jan 28, 2015, 8:01 am
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Originally Posted by tommy99
With the huge dive of the US dollar due to yesterday's rate cut, (and the expected decline to continue) travel for us Canadians is getting so much more expensive. It's going to cost close to $2 for a UK pound, $1.50 for a Euro. A lot of us have plenty of points, or are constantly accumulating them, and need to go somewhere.

While I think we should all be exploring our great country more, as we know, it ain't cheap either (although the low gas prices will certainly help with a road trip). Any suggestions of destinations that will allow us a reasonable bang for our buck?
The Aussie dollar is at par. The Euro hasn't changed much. I have a dive trip that is in Aussie $ and another in Euro's. Both are at the same when I put the deposit down.
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Old Jan 28, 2015, 8:04 am
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Originally Posted by mikeycanuk
The Aussie dollar is at par. The Euro hasn't changed much. I have a dive trip that is in Aussie $ and another in Euro's. Both are at the same when I put the deposit down.
Lucky for you. I booked a dive trip in Sipadan for April and now the cost has skyrocketed by 25% (since it's priced in USD) since I put the deposit down.
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Old Jan 28, 2015, 8:34 am
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BA announced big changes to award chart starting April 28. Business will now cost triple and first cost quadruple economy, up from double and triple.

That YVR to JFK first and business class isn't looking so hot on Avios any more. Shockingly, even Asia miles prices it cheaper.
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Old Jan 28, 2015, 9:02 am
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Originally Posted by tommy99
With the huge dive of the US dollar due to yesterday's rate cut, (and the expected decline to continue) travel for us Canadians is getting so much more expensive. It's going to cost close to $2 for a UK pound, $1.50 for a Euro. A lot of us have plenty of points, or are constantly accumulating them, and need to go somewhere.

While I think we should all be exploring our great country more, as we know, it ain't cheap either (although the low gas prices will certainly help with a road trip). Any suggestions of destinations that will allow us a reasonable bang for our buck?
Originally Posted by grandgourmand
Japan springs to mind.
Anywhere around Asia will still give you strong purchasing power.
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Old Jan 29, 2015, 7:13 am
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Originally Posted by tng11
Lucky for you. I booked a dive trip in Sipadan for April and now the cost has skyrocketed by 25% (since it's priced in USD) since I put the deposit down.
We do have a booking on the Arenui for July/16 that's in US but it's the smallest amount of the 3. Just have to find some Euro priced resorts in Bali to extend our stay. All of the liveaboard boats in Indo are in US, not many Canadians and Europeans are going to be happy with that.


Where are you going in Sipadan?
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Old Jan 29, 2015, 11:00 am
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Originally Posted by zer0k1
Interesting. Although I've never heard of anyone actually being successful with this despite the obvious claim. I'd be curious to hear is anyone was
I faxed in my application and got approved for a greater than 5k USD credit limit after a few weeks. Took a call to read another disclosure, and a second call to verify info on the TU Canada report.

No SSN, no US credit history to speak of.

Had existing TD Canada borderless and TD Bank US checking account at time of application.

Haven't received the card yet, but it shows up on my TD Bank US online banking.

http://www.tdbank.com/personalcreditcard/aeroplan.html

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Old Jan 29, 2015, 11:36 am
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Originally Posted by crimsona
I faxed in my application and got approved for a greater than 5k USD credit limit after a few weeks. Took a call to read another disclosure, and a second call to verify info on the TU Canada report.

No SSN, no US credit history to speak of.

Had existing TD Canada borderless and TD Bank US checking account at time of application.

Haven't received the card yet, but it shows up on my TD Bank US online banking.

http://www.tdbank.com/personalcreditcard/aeroplan.html
Hi. Just wondering where we can get the application.
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Old Jan 29, 2015, 12:21 pm
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Originally Posted by loun80
Hi. Just wondering where we can get the application.
http://www.tdbank.com/exc/pdf/aeropl...pplication.pdf
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Old Jan 29, 2015, 12:38 pm
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Originally Posted by loun80
Hi. Just wondering where we can get the application.
Click on apply now. There's a prompt for US resident or Canadian resident...
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Old Jan 29, 2015, 12:40 pm
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Originally Posted by crimsona
I faxed in my application and got approved for a greater than 5k USD credit limit after a few weeks. Took a call to read another disclosure, and a second call to verify info on the TU Canada report.

No SSN, no US credit history to speak of.

Had existing TD Canada borderless and TD Bank US checking account at time of application.

Haven't received the card yet, but it shows up on my TD Bank US online banking.

http://www.tdbank.com/personalcreditcard/aeroplan.html
wow nice!!
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Old Jan 29, 2015, 3:40 pm
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So I referred my parents to the SPG amex but since they are not very good with technology, they just signed up on AMEX's official website. Is there any way to get the referral bonus still without the email? The CSR recommendation is to cancel the card and apply again which I don't think is ideal because of another credit hit. But 20,000 points is 20,000 points...
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Old Jan 30, 2015, 6:48 am
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Originally Posted by spark787
So I referred my parents to the SPG amex but since they are not very good with technology, they just signed up on AMEX's official website. Is there any way to get the referral bonus still without the email? The CSR recommendation is to cancel the card and apply again which I don't think is ideal because of another credit hit. But 20,000 points is 20,000 points...
Unfortunately, you will probably have to cancel the application and do it again.
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Old Jan 30, 2015, 10:08 am
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Originally Posted by mikeycanuk
Where are you going in Sipadan?
I am doing a liveaboard there. Not exactly liking the reviews about the apparent lack of maintenance on the boat - but it seems to be the only option to get in multiple dives there.
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