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By Credit Card Company Guide to Choosing a Travel Rewards Credit Card

Choosing a new Travel Rewards Credit Card can be a daunting task with all the options available to Canadians. We hope our guide here will help you out and make the decision a little bit easier for you.

STEP 1: Read our Choosing A Travel Rewads Credit Card article for a brief description of the types of travel rewards credit cards and what to look out for when choosing one.

STEP 2: View our
Choosing a Travel Rewards Credit Card Flow Chart(in the process of being updated) to help narrow down what category and type of card you should choose.

STEP 3: View one or all of our extremely popular Credit Card Comparison charts for a side by side comparison of Canadian travel rewards credit cards
1. Most Popular Travel Rewards Credit Cards
2. All Canadian Travel Rewards Credit Cards
3. Travel Points Credit Cards Only
4. Hybrid Credit Cards Only
5. Airline (Frequent Flyer) Credit Cards Only
6. Hotel (Frequent Guest) Credit Cards Only

7. Cash Back Credit Cards Only

: If you are thinking of going with a travel points card see our Travel Anywhere Credit Card Comparison chart to see how much you need to spend to be rewarded.

STEP 4: See if the card you like the most made it into our Canada's Top Travel Rewards Credit Card 2021 feature (if not please don't despair as your original choice may be the best card for you!)

STEP 5: Make your decision!

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BMO AIR MILES Mastercard
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BMO World Elite Mastercard
CIBC Aventura World Mastercard
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Priority Club® World Mastercard® from Capital One®
RBC Visa Infinite Avion

Scotiabank Gold American Expres Card
SimplyCash Preferred Card from American Exoress
TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite
Find bonus mile/point offers for:
American Express | Mastercard | mbna | Visa

This month's Credit Card Spotlight:

HSBC World Elite® Mastercard® Top No FX Fee Credit Card

HSBC World Elite® Mastercard®

Top No Foreign Transaction Fee Credit Card for 2023
Earn up to 80,000 Points* PLUS a full annual fee rebate for the Primary Cardholder for the first year*

Primary Cardholder Annual Fee: $149 (1st year annual fee rebate*) | Authorized User Annual Fee: $0 Per Card | Annual interest rate: 20.99% on purchases and 22.99% on cash advances and balance transfers. | $80,000 personal or $150,000 household annual income

Terms & Conditions apply

Special offer: Earn up to 80,000 points* ($400 travel value) PLUS a full annual fee rebate for the primary cardholder for the first year* ($149 value) and receive a $100 annual travel enhancement credit*. Must apply by August 31, 2023. Conditions apply.

• Welcome bonus of 20,000 points* ($100 travel value)
• Earn 10,000 points* each month when you spend at least $1,000 each month for the first 6 months of account opening (up to $300 travel value)
• First year annual fee rebate for the primary cardholder* ($149)
• Receive a $100 annual travel enhancement credit*

• With the HSBC World Elite Mastercard you earn 6 points for $1 in Net Purchases which are Travel Purchases, 4 Points for $1 in Net Purchases that are Gas, Grocery and Drugstore Purchases and 2 Points for $1 in Net Purchases, other than Travel, Gas, Grocery and Drugstore Purchases.
• Save on all your foreign currency purchases (even online) with no additional foreign currency conversion charges.
• Enjoy maximum flexibility and redeem your Points on your terms for:

• Travel
• Gift cards and valuable merchandise
• Financial rewards
• Rewards for miles

*Terms and Conditions apply
®/TM Mastercard and World Elite are registered trademarks, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated. Used pursuant to licence

This offer is only available to residents of Canada other than the province of Quebec (Quebec residents eligible for separate offer)

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