Category Archives: 8. What’s New on the Net?

“What’s New?” Blog topics include a look at what’s new in the world of reward programs and articles of interest presently on the Internet.

Top in Class Card Changes Benefits

“MBNA’s Smart Cash World rewards program is changing. …”

Up until now, MBNA’s Smart Cash World MasterCard has been one of the most valuable no fee credit cards in Canada.  With no annual fee, the card offers members 1% back on all purchases, and 3% (i.e., 2% extra) on all gas and grocery purchases (on the first $600 spend on those categories combined per month).  What’s more, they even had a special introductory offer where new cardholders received 5% back on their first $600 of gas and grocery purchases per month for the first 6 months of the cards life.  That was all extremely generous from a card with no annual fee, and an especially generous kick-back for groceries.  5% back on $600 meant up to $30 per month!  But it looks like that has all now changed. … Continue reading

Wallaby Card – Doing the Payment Thinking for You

An All-In-One Card Payment System

Wallaby Financial in the US has come out with a card that you can put all your credit cards on.  When you make a payment, based on preferences that you give the program, the card will automatically choose which of your credit card accounts to use.  Based on your preferences, the Wallaby Card claims to be able to choose the best payment card for the situation – so you don’t have to carry around multiple credit cards in your wallet and you don’t have to think which card will give you the best reward point deal in every situation.  Continue reading