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By Credit Card Company Canada's Choice - Canada's Top Travel Rewards Credit Cards for 2013

I don't need to read all this just show me the rankings!

Posted November 7, 2013

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We asked and you responded! What a turn out this year for the Canada's Choice portion of Rewards Canada's Canada's Top Travel Rewards Credit Card feature! Back in June, the Rewards Canada picks were released and then from September 20t h to October 21st we asked you, the Canadian public to vote for your favourite cards. We had 17,185 votes cast this year, over 5 times more than in 2012! Thank you Canada for coming out and voting!

Related: Rewards Canada's Picks for Canada's Top Travel Rewards Credit Cards 2013

The large turn out changed the rankings significantly from last year with the domination held by American Express and Aeroplan being broken by RBC. Cards from the RBC suite of offerings took 3 out of the 5 categories with American Express retaining first place in the Travel Points with annual fee and hotel credit card categories. The huge change in the airline card we believe not only speaks to the RBC fans voting but also the fact that the CIBC Aerogold cards have been entrenched in the TD-CIBC-Aeroplan confusion triangle and people may have been reluctant to vote the card given that a good portion of those cardholders will soon be moving to TD.

As is always seen we break down the large contingent of over 75 travel rewards credit cards in Canada into five main categories:
1. Top Travel Points Credit Card (with annual fee)
2. Top Travel Points Credit Card (with no annual fee)
3. Top Hybrid Travel Credit Card (with annual fee)
4. Top Airline Credit Card
5. Top Hotel Points Credit Card

It is interesting to see how these rankings compare to Rewards Canada's. The power of large coalition programs (Air Miles and Aeroplan) size of large banks (RBC) and social media presence (American Express) definitely affected the outcome of the rankings as people voted for the cards they have in their wallet even if there may be other cards that are better. But as we always state on Rewards Canada and despite our rankings each year, the best credit card out there is the one that is best for you individually whether or not others look better on paper or if more people voted for another card.

Care to comment on what Canada chose as the best travel rewards credit cards? Want to voice your opinion on the good and the bad of all the Travel Rewards Credit Cards in Canada. Share you views and experiences on our accompanying Blog post or on Facebook and Twitter for Canada's Top Travel Rewards Credit Cards 2013!

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Complete Ranking of Travel Points Credit Cards (with annual fee)
Complete Ranking of Travel Points Credit Cards (with no annual fee)
Complete Ranking of Hybrid Credit / Charge Cards (with annual fee)
Complete Ranking of Airline Credit / Charge Cards
Complete Ranking of Hotel Credit Cards
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