Here is where your Travel Hacking adventure will really start. Credit card signup bonuses are the key to traveling for free, so here is what you need to know about credit cards.
Our ranking of the best credit cards has moved to a new location, you can bookmark the best credit cards in Canada and check back every month for a new ranking.
By the way, we’ll share even more Travel Hacking tips in addition to this ranking very soon on our blog. You’ll always be able to do it yourself for free. But if you don’t have the time to read all about it, join our all-new $1,000 Free Travel Club to get $1,000 in free travel thanks to credit cards this year, easily and without all the hassles of having to do it on your own.
Why Credit Cards?
Flytrippers’ main goal is to find great limited-time flight deals, often at over 50% off. However, we think that if you like travel deals, you’ll love free travel too. So that is why we have launched a Travel Hacking section on our blog.
It’s important to understand that every single traveler’s situation and objectives are different, which means the best card for you is not necessarily the best card for another Travel Hacker. But either way, it will most likely be one of these, whether you are a big spender or less of a big spender, whether you travel to Europe or to the US… as these are really the best offers in Canada for the month of November.
Even more importantly, no matter which type of Travel Hacking strategies and credit cards you will use, the basic rules for Travel Hacking credit cards always apply to all and you definitely need to read the 10 basic rules before starting (and it won’t hurt to read our introduction to Travel Hacking too, if you haven’t already).
And no matter what your specific travel goals are, by default if you are contemplating Travel Hacking, it means you are financially responsible (if not, do not undertake Travel Hacking). And since you are financially responsible (and have a lengthy credit history, as explained in the basic rules article), you should apply for two credit cards at a time to maximize your free travel rewards, and then two more every 6-8 months if you can reach the required minimum spend (our article about how to do that will follow soon). If you can only reach the minimum spend for one, order just one at a time every 3-4 months.
This is the best way to get about $1,000 worth of free travel every single year. And I think we can all agree that traveling for free is even better than traveling cheap with our flight deals right?
We have listed the total approximate value of the signup bonus alone, and yes, the cost of the annual fee has been deducted if any, so it is really the net value. More details to come, but in the meantime you can check out our Canadian points valuations. Just know that this does not even include the points you will accrue with your regular spend throughout the year, it is really just the signup bonus.
Many other credit card rankings exist, but ours is really targeted for people who don’t necessarily want to travel in luxury but rather want to travel more often and for free. Everyday travelers. his article will be updated monthly, as credit card offers change frequently!
So here are the best credit cards currently available in Canada for Travel Hacking as of September 4th, for a variety of different categories. Some cards have detailed articles, as indicated. And don’t miss our many more travel hacking articles to come soon.
Come back soon for more on credit card rewards and free travel, our Travel Hacking section is just getting started.
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