Travel Rewards Credit Card – Comparison

Looking for a credit card with great travel rewards and don’t mind paying an annual fee? Here is a comparison of what I think are the top 5 travel rewards credit cards with an annual fee.

Some of these cards have great “welcome bonus” promotions that you should take of advantage of such as enough points for a short haul North American flight or the annual fee waived for the first year.

You’ll notice that I haven’t included any airline related rewards cards such as AirMiles or AeroPlan. I will create a comparison for those cards separately down the road here.

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Where To Book Your Travel Online

The hunt for a vacation deal online is kind of like a sport. Everyone wants to find a deal that makes them feel like they are getting good value for their money and travel experience.

There are many sites out there that offer bookings for flights, hotels, package vacations, cruises and car rentals. To find a great deal the best approach is often to check multiple sites and compare prices.

To help make your travel deal search easier I have summarized many of the major travel sites for you and organized them based on what they specialize in.

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Selling or Giving Away Your Unwanted Stuff On Kijiji

I have to admit, I am addicted to getting rid of things on Kijiji. It’s just such an easy and effective way to purge things from your house. When you have limited space like me, It comes in handy to be able to get rid of things you no longer want quickly, without having to wait until garbage day or making a trip out to the dump.

It also feels good to be able to transfer your unwanted stuff to another person who values it more and can put it to good use, instead of just throwing it out. As a plus, you can actually make money selling your unwanted stuff a lot of the time.


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Guide To Researching Individual Stocks On The Internet

The internet is a great tool for investors to research and analyze individual stocks. There is endless supply of news, articles, recommendations, reports, charts, data and discussions on individual stocks online that can help you formulate an opinion on whether an individual stock is a great investment opportunity or not.

I’ll share a list of some of the things I do when I need to research a company online to determine if I want to invest or not. My list is by no means exhaustive of the things you can or should do in your research process, but it captures some of the major ones I feel are important. If you have any recommendations to add to the list please post it in the comments.

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Happy Canada Day

Happy Canada Day! Today she turns 147 years old.

Canadian Flag

Here are a couple of videos to get you in the mood.

Canadian Astronuat Chris Hadfield and brother belt out the most Canadian tune ever.

Molson Canadian Beer Fridge

My Name Is Joe, and I AM CANADIAN!

I Am Canadian Hockey Fight Commercial

Pet Beaver Molson I am canadian Canada

Molson Canadian Ad – 500 Miles

Molson Canadian “The Code” #1

Molson Canadian “The Code” #2

Molson Canadian “The Code” #3

Molson Canadian “The Code” #4



Get a Free Flight To Anywhere In North America – AMEX Aeroplan Gold Card

Who wouldn’t want a free flight to anywhere in North America? Now you can get one by signing up for an American Express AeroplanPlus Gold Card.

AMEX has a limited time promotion that will give you 25,000 Aeroplan Miles if you apply before July 14th, which enough for a round-trip North American flight. The best part is that they also waive the $120 annual fee for the first year.

AMEX Aeroplan Gold Card

What’s the catch? You’ll need to spend $500 in the first three months of card membership, which shouldn’t be a challenge for most people.

Other Details for the AMEX Aeroplan Gold Card

  • $120 Annual Fee – waived for the first year
  • Earn 1 Aeroplan Mile for every $1 in purchases on your card up to $10,000. Earn 1.25 Aeroplan Miles for every additional $1 in purchases  on your card of you spend more than $10,000 annually


  • You are a Canadian resident with a credit file
  • You have an income greater than $20,000 per year
  • You are the age of majority in your province
  • You have not filed for bankruptcy in the past seven years

Will you take advantage of this promo for the free flight?