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Limited credit card choices in Canada.

Limited credit card choices in Canada.

  1. Anonymous


    I live in Canada where the credit card choices are limited and there really isn’t a lot of crazy deals like there are in the U.S.. Personally I have worked in the US before and do have an SSN. But now I reside in Canada it doesn’t make logical sense to get U.S. credit cards and pay everything in U.S. dollars.

    Any way to get those deals in Canada? In general, how do Canadians also use credit cards to get free flights, hotel upgrades, etc.?


  2. No Name

    Hello Mike.

    Might I ask why you don’t feel it makes sense to use US cards?

    Granted you would most likely lose some money when you transfer money from a Can bank account to a US one for paying monthly bills, but a lot of the best cards these day have no forex fee when used in other currencies than USD so at least you would not end up paying fees for both side of the transaction.

    Frankly having a US SSN is something a lot of people outside the US that is interested in credit cards wished they had.

  3. MidSouthSkier

    Mike, there are a few other blogs here on the Boarding Area platform that are geared toward Canadians:
    – Pointshogger
    – Canadian Kilometers
    – Canadian Travel Hacking

    You can find them by going to Boarding and clicking on the “Our Bloggers” link on the upper right-hand portion of the page

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