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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 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 2016 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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Credit Card Bonuses

American Express Gold Rewards Card
ATB Gold My Rewards Travel Mastercard Review
BMO AIR MILES Mastercard
BMO CashBack World Elite Mastercard
BMO World Elite Mastercard
CIBC Aventura World Mastercard
mbna Alaska Airlines Mastercard
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®
HSBC World Elite® Mastercard®
Earn up to 70,000 Points. PLUS a full annual fee rebate for the Primary Cardholder for the first year

Primary Cardholder Annual Fee: $149 (1st year annual fee waiver)
Authorized User Annual Fee: $50 Per Card
Annual interest rate: 19.9% on purchases and 22.9% on funds advances and balance transfers.
$80,000 personal or $150,000 household annual income

Welcome Bonus of 20,000 Points (up to $100 value) PLUS apply by September 27th and get an additional 20,000 Points (up $100 value) when you spend $5,000 within 6 months of account opening*, and get a 1st Year annual fee waiver for Primary Cardholder*($149 value/$99 value), earn 10,000 Points (up to $50 value) for adding your 1st Authorized User*, and receive an additional 20,000 Points (up to $100 value) as an Anniversary Bonus*
• Earn 3% in travel rewards on all eligible travel purchases (6 Points per $1) and earn 1.5% in travel rewards on all other eligible purchases (3 Points per $1)
• No foreign transaction fees. Only the exchange rate will apply
• Enjoy maximum flexibility and redeem your Points on your terms for:

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

Apply Now

*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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