It was good while it latest I guess. Looks like gas prices have started to spike again in the month of April after a few months of stability prior to that. Starting with new carbon tax, supply issues, etc. This is probably as good as time as any to list some of the best credit cards to use for gas purchases.
Several major grocery chain stores in Canada had a price freeze on their in-house products, such as Loblaws’ No Name brand. The price freeze was to help shoppers offset against the high inflation between October 17, 2022 and January 31, 2023. This month, we are back to free for all. Today, let’s re-visit the best credit cards, along with some calculations (found below each credit card) to use on grocery spending.
For the most part, 2022 was a relatively quiet year in terms of changes to the credit card industry (in terms of permanent offers). There was a significant amount of all-time high sign up bonuses, which do not factor into our ranking system. Our rankings are based on the intention of retaining credit cards for the long term, not based on churning.
I cannot believe that it has been over 6 years since we last updated this post. So we are way overdue for an update. Furthermore, with the way inflation has been going, who does not want to reduce their credit card bill?
First of all, I recommend signing up for free loyalty programs affiliated with groceries to rack up rewards for spending, along with watching for sales. Then triple dip with using a credit card that gives a higher multiplier bonus when shopping at grocery stores.
I cannot believe that it has been almost 7 years since I last updated this post. There is no question that this post can use an update, especially considering how much gas prices have gone up over the last 12 months in Canada.
The better strategy is still to purchase gas using a credit card to meet minimum spend requirements for new promotional sign up bonuses.
It has been just over a year since our last update (December 1, 2020) of the rankings list. The timing works well to update again this month, since we are coming to the end of the year. Now we get a snapshot of 2021, as we head into 2022.
It has been 8 months since our last update. Can you believe it, 8 months ago we were already dealing with lockdowns.
Suffice to say, there has been some major changes to the industry since then, namely, Capital One slowly shutting things down, along with Aeroplan’s launch of new co-branded cards. Even so, you will notice most of the ranking changes from the middle to the end of the list.
I wrote a post a few months ago talking about how the longer this pandemic (COVID-19) drags on, the more some people may be wondering whether to switch to a cash back portfolio instead?
Today, I would like to update that post with some additional information to complement that post.
There were a few minor changes (mostly tweaks to the TD offers) from last month, along with a notable promotional extension. The Brim World Elite MasterCard extended its first year fee waiver off $199 annual fee another month (was also extended last month) to June 30, 2020. So same thing I said last month, if you missed your chance last month, this is your opportunity. There is no way to guarantee that the promotion will be extended again, but it could.
There were few changes to this month’s list, aside from offer extensions. For example, the Brim World Elite MasterCard extended its first year fee waiver off $199 annual fee till May 31, 2020, so if you missed your chance last month, this is your opportunity. I highlight this card because it is rare to see a credit card with such a high annual fee be waived.