Air Miles Cancels Expiry Policy, Cardholders Still Not Happy

Posted December 6, 2016 by CCC Staff in

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Facing mounting pressure from cardholders, the media and the government, Air Miles caved and cancelled its controversial expiry policy. Air Miles parent company LoyaltyOne, said that it cancelled the expiry rule due to “feedback from collectors” and an “uncertain legislative environment across Canada.”

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Should You Get a Second Credit Card?

Posted December 1, 2016 by cccadmin in

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If you’ve been carrying around that same old credit card since university you might be missing out. Sure, your trusty old plastic friend still works, but is it working for you. In this post we’ll look at some reasons why getting a second credit card might be a good idea.

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Credit Card RSVP: Shop Around for the Best Deal

Posted November 28, 2016 by CCC Staff in

Credit Card RSVP

While many of us take the time to shop around for the things we buy, not enough of us shop for the ideal credit card. The first credit card you come across may be the best one for your financial situation, but that’s often not the case. Here are four things to consider when shopping around for the best credit card.

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Visa Update: Visa Offers $10 in Free Groceries to Shop Somewhere Else

Posted November 14, 2016 by CCC Staff in

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The battle between Visa and Walmart over credit card interchange fees just got more intense. Visa is now offering its cardholders in Thunder Bay, Ontario, a $10 rebate when they use their Visa card to spend at least $50 at any supermarket.

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Visa Infinite Review – Visa’s Premium Loyalty Program

Posted November 10, 2016 by CCC Staff in

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Credit card issuers are constantly innovating their reward programs to attract loyal consumers. The goal is to offer exceptional service to please the most discerning customers in hopes they will continue to spend big bucks through the brand. After all, Visa and MasterCard make money on every swipe (or chip) transaction, so it pays to keep consumers spending on their cards.

In Canada, Visa’s top loyalty program is called Visa Infinite. In this post we’ll review Visa Infinite and introduce the cards participating in the program.

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Celebrating the Importance of Financial Literacy in November

Posted November 3, 2016 by CCC Staff in

Financial Literacy Month

November is a busy month. We have “Movember,” an annual event where men grow mustaches to raise awareness of cancer. Clocks go back an hour for daylight saving time in most provinces. If that wasn’t enough, November is also financial literacy month. Financial literacy affects so many areas of our lives, such as our finances and the relationships with loved ones. Let’s take a look at what financial literacy is and why it matters so much.

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