This summer, many Canadian banks are introducing new temporary measures in response to the corona virus pandemic. To provide ongoing value to their customers, many banks are now offering increased earning potential on some of their credit cards.
In fact, credit card issuers are proposing higher earning rates in select categories including groceries, food delivery services and restaurants.
Here is a summary of some of the bonus credit card offers by Amex, RBC, CIBC and TD.
These days, it’s so easy to connect to the Internet via our computers, laptops and mobile devices. But, when connecting to an unsecured Internet connection (like public Wi-Fi), there’s a risk that someone may steal your private data and identity.
In order to minimize the risk of being a cyber crime victim, it’s best to use a virtual private network (VPN). A VPN allows your computer or mobile device to connect securely via an encrypted connection to the Internet.
In this article, I will explain the benefits of using a VPN and why NordVPN is the best VPN to protect yourself on the Internet.
Buying groceries is a weekly occurrence for most people. So, consider benefiting from this regular occurring expense by paying with a credit card that earns rewards. Whether you want to earn cash back or loyalty points, this article will cover some of the best Canadian credit cards to use for grocery purchases.
With the current COVID-19 pandemic, many people are staying home to protect their families & friends and help flatten the curve. It’s no surprise then that housebound folk are ordering takeout via popular food delivery apps like Skip the Dishes, DoorDash and Uber Eats. These apps allow you to order meals from a variety of local restaurants and have it delivered straight to your door.
But, did you know it’s also possible to earn cash back with these food delivery apps?
There are many options for banking in Canada but one of my favorites is Tangerine Bank. Formerly ING direct, Tangerine was acquired by Scotiabank in 2012 and is now one of the best online banks in Canada. They offer their customers no fee banking accounts, competitive interest rates, mobile banking and an excellent, no annual fee cash back credit card.
So, look no further if you want a comprehensive review of the many features and highlights of Tangerine bank.
During a recent overnight flight connection through Toronto, I was able to stay and experience the Sheraton Gateway Hotel at the Toronto International Airport. This hotel is located conveniently right beside Terminal 3 of the airport making it an ideal location to stay overnight before an early morning flight.
Indigo (aka Chapters/Indigo) is Canada’s largest bookstore chain and one of my favorite places to shop. Not only do they have a wide selection of books, but they also sell accessories, home decor, stationery, electronics (like the Kobo e-reader) and toys.
With Black Friday & holiday season right around the corner, learn how to earn some extra cash back with your online purchases at Indigo!
In Canada, it’s expensive to check your credit score and report. For example, the credit bureau Equifax charges between $12 and $20/month for credit report monitoring.
Well, if you want a FREE alternative, register with Borrowell to get your Equifax credit score and report on a monthly basis!
Coast Capital Savings is a credit union based in British Colombia. They are currently offering one of the best and easiest sign up cash bonus for BC residents!
Learn more about this exciting promotion.
EDIT: As of June 2020, the Stack Prepaid MasterCard is available to residents of Quebec !
For those who travel internationally, it’s wise to travel with some local currency of the country you’re visiting. It’s always good to have cash to pay for taxi rides, hotel tips and street food as most of these places don’t accept credit cards.
The most common and straightforward way to obtaining the local currency is by withdrawing at a foreign ATM. But, using your debit card abroad for ATM withdrawals can be an expensive proposition. Most Canadian banks charge between $3 and $5 for using your debit card in a foreign ATM. Ouch!
Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a way to withdraw cash from an ATM without annoying fees?