Category: Reviews

Scotiabank Passport Visa Infinite Credit Card Review

Posted April 5, 2018 by cccadmin in

Frequent flyers were disappointed with the announcement of Chase Canada axing its popular no foreign exchange fee credit cards. If you do a lot of international travel and you’re looking for a no foreign exchange fee credit card, the number of options out there is quite limited.

With Chase getting rid of both the Amazon.ca Visa and Marriott Visa credit cards, there was a glaring hole in the market for a no foreign exchange fee credit card. Scotiabank pounced on the opportunity with perfect timing – and thankfully they did!

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Visa Infinite Review – Visa’s Premium Loyalty Program

Posted November 10, 2017 by CCC Staff in

Visa Infinite Review

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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MBNA Rewards Platinum Plus® Mastercard® Review

Posted March 13, 2017 by CCC Staff in

Credit card issuers are constantly trying to push the envelope when it comes to super premium credit card offerings. But for many credit card users, high-annual fee cards are just not a good fit – even with all their perks.

MBNA has hit a sweet spot with the Rewards MasterCard. First off, there is no annual fee, making it great for cost conscious consumers. On top of that, there’s a generous sign up bonus. To take advantage, simply activate the card and make $500 in purchases within 90 days to earn 5,000 points. Then, simply enroll in e-statements for an other 5,000 bonus points. Be sure to enroll within 90 days to get the paperless bonus.

There’s also a very flexible rewards program. Choose from cash back, gift cards, merchandise, travel, or even charitable donations. For the first 90 days you can earn 4 points for every $1 spent on eligible gas, groceries and restaurant purchases. After that it drops to 2 points for every $1 spent on eligible gas, groceries and restaurant purchases with a $5K cap on each. You’ll earn rewards on a $1 spent / 1 point earned basis (1%) for all other purchases, which is pretty standard on reward cards.

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Alaska Airlines Platinum Plus® Mastercard® Review

Posted September 29, 2016 by cccadmin in

Alaska Airlines is a well-known and respected airline out west. In an industry known for cost cutting, it has the highest customer satisfaction of traditional airlines. Don’t let its name fool you. Alaska Airlines flies to more than one hundred destinations in North America besides Alaska.

This isn’t your run-of-the-mill travel rewards credit card. There’s more to the Alaska Airlines Platinum Plus® Mastercard® card than you might expect. Even if you’ve never flown Alaska, you can still take advantage of this card. 

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What is the best MasterCard to use at Walmart?

Posted June 15, 2016 by cccadmin in ,

Walmart Sign

Walmart Canada announced over the weekend that starting July 18th, their stores across Canada will no longer accept Visa cards. Some experts suggest this move is a way to force Visa to lower the fees charged to Walmart for purchases made with Visa cards.

If no deal is reached, it might make sense for Walmart shoppers to switch to a MasterCard to take advantage of credit card benefits versus other payment methods. Here are some options to consider:

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Tangerine Money-Back Credit Card Review

Posted June 7, 2016 by cccadmin in

Tangerine Credit Card Review

Tangerine isn’t your typical bank. Instead of taking every opportunity to nickle and dime their customers, the bank encourages Canadians to “save their money.” Does the Tangerine card also live up to that motto?

Tangerine has been around in one shape or another since 1997 but was acquired by one of the big banks, Scotiabank, in 2012. However, its unique product and service offering remains a crowd-pleaser. The orange bank has proven popular with Canadians, attracting over two million clients to date.

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