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Changes Coming to Tangerine Money-Back Credit Card

If you have a Tangerine Money-Back Credit Card, you might start to receive less cash back on some of your purchases.

As of April 29, cardholders will receive 0.5% cash back—down from 1%—on purchases not falling within their chosen 2% Money-Back categories. They’ll still receive 2% cash back on up to three categories of their choice.

Also, the foreign transaction fee is rising to 2.5% from 1.5%.

Here’s an overview of some of the changes:

CurrentAs of April 29, 2017
Rewards1% cash back on all other net purchases not falling within your chosen 2% Money-Back categories0.5% cash back on all other net purchases not falling within your chosen 2% Money-Back categories
Balance transfer fee1% or minimum of $5 (unless reduced or waived)3% or minimum of $5 (unless reduced or waived)
Cash advance fee$2.50 within Canada; $5 outside of Canada$3.50 within Canada; $5 outside of Canada
Foreign conversion fee1.5%2.5%
Over-limit fee$20$25

To offset the decrease in cash back you’ll receive on purchases that don’t fall within your Money-Back categories, you can apply for a complementary card to earn 1% (or more) cash back.

The SimplyCash Card from American Express has no annual fee and new cardholders can earn 5% cash back on all eligible purchases at gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants (up to $250 cash back) for the first six months. After six months, you’ll earn 1.25% cash back on all purchases.

Card details

  • No annual fee
  • Earn 5% cash back on eligible purchases at gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants for the first six months (up to $250)
  • Earn 1.25% cash back on all other purchases once welcome rate ends
  • 0% interest rate on all balance transfers for the first six months
  • No limit on the amount of cash back you can earn

But if you regularly shop at a retailer where American Express isn’t accepted, there’s also the Scotia Momentum Visa Infinite card. The card has an annual fee of $99. For accounts opened by April 30, you’ll earn 5% cash back on your first $3,000 in purchases for the first three months. After that, you’ll earn 4% back on gas and groceries, 2% back on drug store purchases and recurring bill payments, and 1% back on everything else.

If you choose the Scotia Momentum Visa Infinite card, you shouldn’t choose gas, groceries, drug stores, or recurring bill payments as your Tangerine Money-Back categories. The other 2% Money-Back categories are: Restaurants, entertainment, furniture, hotel/motel, home improvement, and public transportation and parking.

Card details

  • Annual fee: $99
  • Earn 4% cash back on gas and groceries, 2% cash back on drug store purchases and recurring bill payments, and 1% cash back on all other purchases
  • Receive VISA Infinite benefits

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