This post covers the best deals in the Canadian credit card market. As always, I want to give you readers the best available deals.* If I’m missing something, or you know about a better deal, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I recently took a tour to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the armistice border between North and South Korea. The tour organizer was the USO, what I believe to be a unique and economical way to visit the DMZ.
A short while ago I was in Okinawa, staying at the Ritz-Carlton. Absolutely beautiful property, by the way. Unfortunately, while flying there, my pinkie toe went numb. No big deal, right? Well, once I landed, my entire leg went numb/hurt like hell. First thought? DVT. Not good.
Like any good reader would know, when you get the American Express Platinum card, while paying a $699 annual fee, you get a $200 travel credit per calendar year. That means if you get the card a couple weeks before January 1, you will get two $200 credits for your first annual fee. Further, if you cancel your card within a month of the next annual fee posting, it is Amex’s longstanding policy to give you a full refund.
The Canadian churning world isn’t doing too well: AMEX has severely tightened up, MBNA has limited Alaska card churns, and we’ve lost the IHG and Delta credit cards. Boo! This prompted me to seek out US credit cards, which offer substantially better churning opportunities.
According to RedFlagDeals, there’s currently an amazing deal for internet and TV: for $99/month on a two year contract, you can get Gigabyte Internet and Digital VIP TV from Rogers (both of their top end services)… these normally go for $240+/month. Here’s a complete description of what you get:
I’ve been traveling for the past week, and the following are the developments in the points and miles world in Canada that I noticed while on sojourn.