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Food & transit


  • 5 pts/$1 for gas, groceries, restaurants
  • 1 pts/$1 for other

Purchase interest: 20.99%  |  Cash advance: 23.99%  |  Balance transfer: 23.99%

Everyday spending


  • 1% all everyday purchases
  • 3% eligible airlines
  • 4% select retailers*

Purchase interest: 19.99%  |  Cash advance: 21.50%  |  Balance transfer: 19.99%

Canadian Tire


  • 4% Canadian Tire Spending
  • 1.5% groceries
  • 0.5% everything else

Purchase interest: 19.99%  |  Cash advance: 22.99%  |  Balance transfer: 22.99%


  • 0.45 pts/$1 for Shoppers Drug Mart or Pharmaprix
  • 0.3 pts/$1 for PC grocery stores
  • 0.3 pts/$1 for Esso and Mobil stations in Canada
  • 0.3 pts/$1 for travel
  • 0.1 pts/$1 for Everywhere Else

Purchase interest: 20.97%  |  Cash advance: 22.97%  |  Balance transfer: 22.97%

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The best Mastercards in Canada for 2022

Mastercard is the second most popular credit card company in Canada. It's also the most widely accepted. From big-box retailers, like Costco, to smaller mom-and-pop shops and corner stores, Mastercard is accepted at a number of retailers where swiping a Visa or American Express credit card just won't cut it.

Mastercards are issued in three tiers: World Elite (typically, premium rewards credit cards), World (mid-level rewards cards), and Standard Mastercards (basic no fee or low interest cards).

Below, we break down our picks of the best Mastercard credit cards in Canada based on card type and spending preferences. It’s worth noting that Mastercard doesn’t issue its own cards, and instead, partners with banks. So, unless you really want a Mastercard for a particular reason (e.g. it's the only card that your favourite store accepts), it can be a better move to compare credit cards from multiple banks and card companies based on their interest rates, rewards, and perks.

1. Best Mastercard for: cash back with no annual fee

Winner: Tangerine Money-Back Card

  • No annual fee
  • 2% cash back on purchases in up to three spending categories of your choice
  • 0.5% cash back on everything else
  • New users can earn 10% cash back (up to $100) when you spend up to $1,000 in everyday purchases within your first two months. Offer ends May 31, 2022. 
  • Minimum income requirement: $12,000

If you’re looking for a great all-around cash back card with no annual fee, the Tangerine Money-Back Mastercard might just be the perfect fit. With this card, you’ll earn an unlimited 2% cash back in two spending categories of your choice (there are a total of 10 categories to pick from, including everything from groceries, restaurants, gas, and more), and 0.5% on all other purchases. Plus, if you opt to have your cash back rewards deposited into a Tangerine Savings Account, you’ll get a third category earning 2% cash back (making opening a savings account with the online bank a no brainer). 

In sharp contrast to the Tangerine Money-Back Card, most other no fee rewards cards from Mastercard (or Visa) either offer only two bonus categories, earn up to a maximum 1%, or have rewards caps that can put a ceiling on how much cash back or points you can collect.

Flexibility: The flexibility to pick your own bonus categories - to match your particular spending habits - is a standout feature and isn’t offered by any other credit card in Canada. Better yet, Tangerine lets you change your chosen bonus categories at any time (though, it can take one statement period for the changes to come into effect).

Unlike most other cash back cards, which only let you redeem your cash back once every year, the Tangerine Money-Back Card will deposit your rewards every month. That means you can start taking advantage of your rewards that much sooner.

Do you qualify for more perks? If you earn an income of at least $60,000 (or $100,000 as a household), you could be eligible for the higher-tier Tangerine World Mastercard, which comes with additional perks including rental car coverage and mobile device insurance.

2. Best Mastercard for: instant approval

Winner: Triangle Mastercard from Canadian Tire

  • No annual fee
  • 4% in Canadian Tire Money (CTM) at Canadian Tire, Sport Chek, and participating Mark®/L’Équipeur and Atmosphere locations
  • 1.5% in CTM on the first $12,000 spent at eligible grocery stores each year and up to 5¢ per litre back in CTM at Gas+ and participating Husky locations
  • 0.5% in CTM on everything else
  • Minimum income requirement: None 

As you’d expect, the Triangle Mastercard offers huge bonuses when shopping at Canadian Tire and its network of partner stores (think Sport Chek and Atmosphere), earning up to quadruple the Canadian Tire Money (CTM) on pre-tax sales prices - making it the obvious choice for anyone who frequently shops at the retail giant. As an added plus, the no-fee Mastercard offers accelerated rewards at most grocery stores and at hundreds of Gas+ and Husky gas stations. You can redeem CTM for virtually anything Canadian Tire stocks on its shelves - from household essentials to consumer electronics, and more.

Aside from its solid earn rate at Canadian Tire and its affiliated retailers, we wanted to give the Triangle Mastercard a shoutout for its easy and instant approval process.

Instant approval: What really sets the Triangle Mastercard apart isn’t just the fact it’s one of the easiest rewards cards to get (thanks to its lack of specific income requirements and lenient underwriting) or that it offers instant approvals (letting you know whether you’re successfully approved in just minutes after you finish applying online) but that it also lets you use the card right away. Before you even receive the physical card in the mail, you can register the card on Apple Pay or Google Pay to make purchases. We haven’t heard of another card to offer the convenience of instant use.

No-fee financing: The Triangle Mastercard offers in-store financing, allowing you to make a larger purchase (at least $150) from Canadian Tire and pay it off gradually in monthly installments with no additional interest. This is a huge win for shoppers who’re on a budget and want to pace out payments without the burden of extra fees.

3. Best Mastercards for: no fx fees and flexible rewards

Winner: BRIM Financial's Mastercards

We admit, it’s hard to categorize BRIM Financial’s Mastercards as the “best” under one single category.

Available in three options - an entry-level Mastercard ($0), a mid-tier World Mastercard ($99), and a premium World Elite Mastercard ($199) - BRIM’s credit cards offer a unique mix of perks that can fit with a variety of spending personalities.

Let’s start by putting the spotlight on a few headline perks.

No FX fees and other perks: All of BRIM’s cards waive their foreign transaction fees, which means you won’t have to shell out an extra 2.5% in fees whenever you make a purchase in a non-Canadian currency (whether you’re shopping online from a U.S. only e-commerce site or spending while abroad on a trip to Europe). Insurance perks aren’t too shabby either. All of BRIM’s cards, including their no fee Mastercard, comes with mobile device insurance. Meanwhile, both the World and World Elite versions offer rental car insurance and out-of-province medical emergency coverage (with the World Elite offering up to $5 million in coverage for trips of 15 days for cardholders age 65 or younger).

Rewards: BRIM offers a base earn rate of either 1%, 1.5%, or 2%, depending on which of BRIM’s three cards you choose, making it a great option for the everyday shopper looking to earn the same straight-forward rewards on everything versus having to think about bonus categories or retail merchant codes. The kicker: you can collect bonus rewards when shopping from retailers directly partnered with BRIM. That includes up to 4% at Apple and Microsoft, 3% from Lufthansa and Emirates Airlines, and more from over 200 retailers.

Flexible redemptions: There’s also BRIM's flexible rewards system, which lets you easily redeem its native BRIM Rewards in increments of 100 points for $1 in statement credits (or 1% per point, effectively like a cash back card).

4. Best Mastercards for: groceries

Winner: PC Financial World Elite

  • No annual fee
  • 45 PC Optimum Points per $1 at Shoppers Drug Mart 
  • 30 PC Optimum Points per $1 at Loblaws banner stores (including No Frills, Real Canadian Superstore, Fortinos, and more.
  • 10 PC Optimum Points per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • PC Optimum Points value: 10 points = 1% in store credit at Loblaws banner stores and Shoppers Drug Mart 
  • Income requirement: $80,000 or $150,000 as a household (also required to spend a minimum of $15,000 on the card every year)

With the PC Financial World Elite, you’ll earn 30 PC Optimum points (the equivalent of 3% in store credit) at Loblaws-owned groceries. While that obviously includes Loblaws chains, it also includes several other locations - from No Frills and Fortinos to Real Canadian Superstores, and more. Unfortunately, if you use the card at groceries where PC products aren’t sold, like Metro or Longo's, you’ll earn a basic 10 points (1%) per dollar.

More bonus points: The PC World Elite also takes the cake as the best credit card to use when shopping for essentials at pharmacies, as it earns 45 PC points (the equivalent of 4.5%) at any of the over 1,300 Shoppers Drug Mart locations across Canada. That’s a huge perk considering Shoppers’ large product offering - which includes everything from health and beauty products to electronics and household items. You’ll also pocket 30 PC Points per dollar when filling up the pump at over 2,000 Esso and Mobil gas stations, and 10 PC Optimum points everywhere else.

Where you can redeem: You can only redeem your points at select PC stores. Luckily, since PC is associated with Loblaws, that includes over 2,500 retailers that carry PC products (one of which is bound to be near you) including Loblaws and Shoppers Drug Mart. PC points can be redeemed in increments of 10,000, which is the equivalent of $10 (or 10 points for 1 cent in store credit).

Balance transfer offer: Do you currently owe debt on another credit card? With PC’s balance transfer offer, you can move the debt owed on your old card over to the PC Mastercard and pay it off at a rock-bottom interest rate of 0.97% for a limited time. This reduced interest rate only applies to new cardholders and lasts for six months, helping you eliminate your pass debt sooner.

Options for every income level: If you don’t meet the PC World Elite’s $80,000 or $150,000 income requirement or spend at least $15,000 on the card annually that's required to maintain your eligibility, you still have options. You’ll automatically be considered for PC Financial's other no-fee cards (the mid-tier PC World and entry-level PC Mastercard) which have lower income requirements and slightly lower earn rates but are still great rewards cards nonetheless.

Also consider: BMO CashBack Mastercard

  • No annual fee
  • 3% cash back on groceries (up to $500 every month)
  • 1% on recurring bill payments (up to $500 every month)
  • 0.5% on everything else 
  • Income requirement: $15,000

The BMO CashBack Mastercard has no annual fee, a low income requirement, and earns impressive rewards on groceries with triple the cash back at virtually all supermarket locations - not just a handful of grocery chains. There isn’t another no fee credit card in Canada that earns as much in straight cash back on groceries.

The one caveat: the card does come with a rewards cap. You’ll earn 3% on the first $500 you spend on groceries every month and 0.5% on anything beyond $500. There’s some silver lining in that the rewards cap resets every monthly billing cycle, so you should rack up 3% on all or most of your monthly grocery budget. 

Bonus cashback at more places: There are unique advantages to carrying the BMO CashBack Mastercard. For one, you can rack up 3% cash back at the No Frills discount supermarket chain (which doesn’t accept either Visa or American Express credit cards). Secondly, due to Mastercard’s merchant code system (which is what credit card companies use to categorize retail stores), many Walmart Supercenter locations are recognized as grocery stores by the BMO CashBack Card. That means your purchases at the many of the retail giant’s locations will earn 3% cash back as opposed to the standard 0.5%. In contrast, neither American Express or Visa’s merchant code systems recognize any Walmart locations as groceries.

Anytime redemptions: BMO lets you redeem your cash back rewards at any time in increments of just $1. Rewards redemptions rules can’t get any more flexible than that.

5. Best Mastercards for: low interest

Even if you’re just barely familiar with how credit card interest works, you likely know that carrying a balance from one month to the next will result in interest charges. Luckily, MBNA, a subsidiary of TD Bank, has two Mastercards that can make it far easier to manage your credit card debt: the MBNA True Line Gold Mastercard and the MBNA True Line Mastercard.

Winner: MBNA True Line® Gold Mastercard®

  • $39 annual fee
  • Standard interest rate: 8.99% on purchases and balance transfers
  • Interest rate of 24.99% on cash advances
  • Around the clock protection against fraudulent charges
  • Note: This offer is not available for residents of Quebec
  • Minimum income requirement: None specified

In exchange for a nominal $39 annual fee, the MBNA True Line Gold Mastercard carries the lowest fixed interest rate of any credit card in Canada at 8.99%. No other credit card in the country, from either Visa, Mastercard, or American Express, has a fixed APR below the True Line Gold. Best of all, your interest rate won’t change regardless of your credit rating or the bank’s prime lending rate.

Also consider: MBNA True Line® Mastercard®

  • No annual fee
  • Standard interest rate: 12.99% on purchases and balance transfers
  • Interest rate of 24.99% on cash advances
  • Around the clock protection against fraudulent charges
  • Note: This offer is not available for residents of Quebec
  • Minimum income requirement: None specified

The other low interest credit card to make it on this list is the MBNA True Line Mastercard. The card has no annual fee and comes with an interest rate of 12.99%. That’s notable for two reasons: 1.) 12.99% is far lower than the standard credit card interest rate of 19.99%, and 2.) Almost every other low interest card from Canada’s big banks comes with an annual fee while the MBNA True Line has none.

6. Best Mastercard for: travel points and perks

Winner: BMO Ascend World Elite Mastercard

  • $150 annual fee (waived for the first year)
  • 5 BMO Rewards points per dollar on travel, 3 points per dollar on dining, entertainment, and recurring bills, and 1 point per dollar on everything else
  • BMO Points value: 1 point = 0.71 cents in travel rewards or 0.05 cents in statement credits
  • VIP lounge access with the included membership in Mastercard Travel Pass provided by DragonPass,* with four annual complimentary passes.
  • Income requirement: $80,000

The BMO Ascend World Elite Mastercard is one of the best travel credit cards in Canada, period.

With this card, you can quickly rack up points on your everyday spending, as you’ll earn 5 BMO points for every $1 you spend on travel, 3 points per dollar on entertainment, restaurants, and recurring bills, and 1 BMO point for everything else.

What really makes this card so appealing, however, is its top-notch travel perks. It comes with complimentary airport lounge access and a full suite of travel insurance benefits. As a first-time BMO World Elite cardholder, you can also take advantage of its welcome offer, where you can earn up to 70,000 points and the annual fee waived in the first year for both the primary cardholder and authorized users.

Flexibility: You can redeem BMO points on your agenda.

BMO points can be used to book flights from the airline of your choice - without having to worry about blackout dates or seat restrictions. You can also use your points for other travel-related redemptions like hotels, cruises, and even vacation packages (along with their associated taxes) directly from the BMO in-house travel agency.

Travel perks: Points aside, this card is great for travellers because it comes with a complimentary membership in Mastercard Travel Pass provided by DragonPass,* with four annual complimentary passes. You’ll also be covered whenever you travel thanks to the card’s out-of-province insurance, which includes protection in the case of medical emergencies, trip delays and interruptions, lost baggage, and more.

Welcome offer: Not only is its $150 annual fee waived for the first year, but you can get up to 70,000 points and the annual fee waived in the first year for both the primary cardholder and authorized users.

7. Best Mastercard for: travel points with no annual fee

Winner: MBNA Rewards Platinum Plus® Mastercard®

  • No annual fee
  • For the first 90 days, earn 4 points per $1 spent on eligible gas, groceries and restaurant purchases
  • After 90 days, get 2 points‡ per $1 on eligible gas, groceries and restaurant purchases ($5,000 annual cap on each category).
  • 1 point‡ for every $1 spent on all other eligible purchases
  • Welcome offer: Get up to 10,000 bonus points
  • Minimum income requirement: None specified

While a no fee travel card may not boast as impressive of an insurance package or the same perks offered by one with an annual fee, with the right card, you could still amass an impressive amount of travel points. Enter the MBNA Rewards Platinum Plus Mastercard.

This no annual fee card earns you 2 points per dollar (the equivalent of 2% in travel rewards / 2 cents per point) in three different bonus categories: gas, groceries, and restaurants. That’s an impressive earn rate for a no fee card, even when considering there’s a $5,000 annual cap on each bonus category. For everything else, you’ll earn 1 point per dollar.

Rewards: You can redeem points flexibly for flights on virtually any airline, including for the cost of applicable taxes and fees. There are a few caveats however: you’ll need to use a minimum of 10,000 points per redemption and MBNA doesn’t offer price matching on flights.

Welcome offer: If you make $500 in purchases on the card and enrol to receive e-statements within the first 90 days of opening your account, you’ll earn 10,000 bonus points ($100 travel rewards). That’s an impressive welcome offer for a no fee card.

Insurance: While the MBNA Rewards Platinum Plus doesn’t offer travel emergency medical coverage (which is a bit of a letdown), it does provide travel accident, trip interruption and rental car insurance.

8. Best Mastercard for: Costo 

Winner: MBNA Rewards World Elite®

  • $120 annual fee
  • 2 MBNA points on all purchases
  • MBNA Points value: 1 point = 1 cent in travel rewards or 0.85-0.95 cents in e-gift cards
  • Receive 20,000 bonus points†† after you make at least $2,000 in eligible purchases within the first 90 days of your account opening
  • Receive 10,000 bonus points†† once enrolled for e-statements within the first 90 days of account opening
  • Income requirement: $80,000 or $150,000 as a household

If you’re laser-focused on finding a card that will offer the highest return on purchases made at Costco, you’ll want to narrow down your choices to a handful of credit cards. Not only does Costco exclusively accept Mastercard but it’s not categorized as a grocery store either, which means you won’t rack up bonus rewards when shopping at the warehouse retailer.

The MBNA Rewards World Elite Mastercard is the best Mastercard to use at Costco since it offers double the points (the equivalent of 2% in travel rewards) on all purchases everywhere - including those made at the warehouse retailer or when shopping online. No other Mastercard can beat those returns, not even Costco’s own co-branded credit card with Capital One.

Flexible redemption: While the MBNA rewards program is first-and-foremost a travel points card, the points program does also offer great value on e-gift card redemptions. You can net up to 0.85 cents to 0.95 cents per point when redeeming for e-gift cards from Amazon, Walmart, Home Depot, and more.

9. Best Mastercard for: Travel insurance

Winner: National Bank World Elite Mastercard

  • Annual fee: $150
  • Earn 1.5 points for every dollar you spend up to $40,000 annually, two points for every dollar you spend up to $80,000, and 1.5 points if you spend beyond $80,000
  • Income requirement: $80,000 or $150,000 as a household

The National Bank World Elite makes it on our list as the best Mastercard for travel insurance due to its great welcome offer, extensive coverage period, and favourable terms for seniors.

This card also provides out-of-province medical coverage for up to 60 consecutive days for those under 55 years old. That's almost three times longer than the standard 21-day coverage period offered by most other travel cards.

Additionally, while most travel cards skimp on coverage for seniors, this card doesn’t. National Bank World Elite cardholders between 65 and 75 years old receive complimentary travel insurance for up to 15 days versus the four days of coverage typically offered to seniors. It's worth highlighting that eligibility may be impacted in the case the cardholder has pre-existing health conditions, so you’ll want to read up on the card’s terms and contact the card’s insurance provider to be fully in the know of any possible exclusions and limitations.


10. Best Mastercard for: Balance transfers

Winner: BMO Preferred Rate Mastercard

  • Annual fee: $20
  • Welcome offer: 3.99% introductory interest rate on balance transfers for the first 9 months with a 1% transfer fee, plus no annual fee for the first year.
  • Regular interest rate: 12.99% for purchases, 15.99% for cash advances

While the BMO Preferred Rate Mastercard may not have the lowest promotional interest rate for balance transfers on the market, it's window of 9 months is considerably longer than average. Plus, with a regular purchase interest rate of 12.99%, it's standard rate is still much lower than other balance transfer cards after the promotional period ends. That's a big comfort if you're worried about not being able to pay off all your debt on time.

In addition to the excellent balance transfer offer and standard interest rate, this card also features some basic security benefits such as extended warranty and purchase protection.

Mastercard credit card tiers

Mastercard does divide its credit card products under three categories: Standard Mastercard, World Mastercard and World Elite Mastercard.

  • A Standard Mastercard can be any credit card, from a low interest credit card (e.g. the BMO Preferred Rate Mastercard) to a travel points credit card (BMO Rewards Mastercard) or a cash back credit card (BMO CashBack Mastercard). These entry-level cards are meant to help you make purchases, build credit, and potentially earn some rewards in the process. Standard Mastercards usually charge no or very low annual fees and have no income requirements. Perks on a Standard Mastercard are limited and typically include basic coverage like purchase protection and extended warranty. 
  • A World Mastercard, on the other hand, is always going to be a rewards credit card offering either cash back, points, or miles. These mid-tier credit card also tend to be accompanied by an annual fee (usually around $89 or less), offer additional bonus rewards on every dollar spent, and have annual income requirements of at least $60,000. Most also offer some added perks (i.e. mobile device insurance and rental car collision/damage insurance). 
  • Finally, any World Elite Mastercard is at the top tier of Mastercard’s reward credit cards. The rewards range from cash back to travel rewards, but the cards may also include additional perks such as companion flights, complimentary airport lounge access, enhanced concierge service, and a comprehensive suite of credit card travel insurance benefits. World Elite Mastercards also offer more rewards on every dollar spent when compared to their World or Standard counterparts. Lastly, World Elite Mastercards usually command an annual income of $80,000 as an application requirement, great credit scores, and have a higher barrier to entry in the form of a $150 annual fee for the primary cardholder.


World Elite program

The World Elite Mastercard program offers a wide range of benefits to enhance the cardholder experience. But the selection of features will vary by individual card and issuers. Therefore, it’s important to compare different World Elite Mastercards prior to choosing the one that’s best for you.

First, a World Elite Mastercard may include both personal assistance and personal protection benefits. This includes concierge services and zero liability protection. Any time you need assistance, whether it’s booking a reservation or buying and delivering gifts, you can rely on the exclusive concierge services provided by the World Elite program. 

Your World Elite Mastercard may also include shopping protection, including extended warranty insuranceprice protection insurance, and purchase assurance. Your protection does not stop there, as the World Elite program also tends to offer top-of-the-line hotel/motel burglary insurance, lost baggage insurance, travel accident insurance, and trip cancellation insurance. This added protection is sure to decrease your worries while you’re travelling.

Two additional perks found on several World Elite Mastercards include airport lounge access provided through Mastercard Airport Experiences by Loungekey that encompasses over 1,000 lounges worldwide as well as with Mastercard global travel assistance service. This will increase your comfort while travelling and ensure you’re able to get emergency assistance virtually anytime, anywhere, and in any language.


Mastercard credit card partnerships

Some of Mastercard’s current credit card partnerships include:

  • AIR MILES: BMO + Mastercard offer 2 personal AIR MILES credit cards together: the BMO AIR MILES Mastercard and the BMO AIR MILES World Elite Mastercard. The first has no annual fee and earns 1 Mile/$25, while the latter has a $120 annual fees and earns reward faster with 1 Mile/$10. Both cards let you rack up additional Miles when shopping at AIR MILES Partner retailers or from the online e-store.
  • Canadian Tire offers the no fee the Triangle Mastercard.
  • Costco: As of Fall 2014, Capital One + MasterCard are the official partners on Costco’s new credit card - the Capital One Costco Mastercard. Up until then, Costco had been partnered with American Express.
  • Harley Davidson: The Harley Davidson Mastercard lets you earn 1 Harley Davidson Genuine Rewards point for every $2 you spend on your card.
  • PC Financial: The newly-merged PC Optimum program offers 3 no fee credit cards: the PC Financial Mastercard that lets you earn 25 points for every $1 spent at Shoppers Drug Mart, 10 points per $1 spent anywhere else and 20 points per litre at Esso; the PC Financial World Mastercard that offers 30 points per dollar at Shoppers Drug Mart, 20 points at eligible locations where President's Choice products are sold and 10 points per dollar on all other purchases; and the premium PC Financial World Elite that offers 45 points per dollar at Shoppers Drug Mart, 30 points at eligible PC locations and 10 points on all other purchases.
  • Sobeys: The No Fee BMO Sobeys MasterCard comes with $20 of free groceries and helps you earn Sobeys Points 2x faster, by giving you 2 points per $1 spent in Sobeys and 1 point per $1 spent anywhere else.
  • Walmart: Walmart offers two Mastercard credit cards. The Walmart Rewards Mastercard comes with a welcome bonus of up to $25 Walmart Rewards Dollars, which can be used in stores, and lets you earn 1.25% of your purchase in Walmart Rewards when you shop at Walmart and 1.00% when you shop anywhere else. The higher-tier Walmart Rewards World Mastercard earns up to 3% on online purchases from; 1.25% at Walmart stores and all gas stations; and 1% everywhere else. The. Walmart Rewards World has a household income requirement of $100,000.
  • WestJet: RBC + WestJet partnered with Mastercard to offer two rewards credit cards for their frequent flyers. The WestJet RBC Mastercard is the more basic of the two, as it comes with a lower annual fee and a smaller welcome bonus. The WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard, however, has a higher annual fee but also comes with up to $399 in savings in the form of an annual companion ticket.
  • Hudson’s Bay Company: A new Hudson’s Bay Mastercard (from Neo Financial) lets you earn double the Hudson’s Bay Rewards points on every $1 spent at the Hudson’s Bay and cash back at select retailers partnered with Neo.
  • Target (Now Discontinued): The Target RBC MasterCard helps you save 5% on all purchases at Target stores in Canada, as well as earn additional rewards toward Target gift cards. It has no annual fee and extended warranty on electronics.
  • Sears (Now Discontinued): Sears offers 3 MasterCards: the Sears Card (earn Sears Club Points when you shop at Sears), Sears Financial MasterCard (earn Sears Club Points when you shop anywhere) and Sears Financial Voyage MasterCard (earn 3x Sears Club Points when you shop anywhere).
  • Delta SkyMiles (Now Discontinued): The Capital One Delta SkyMiles World MasterCard came with a welcome bonus of 25,000 Delta SkyMiles, and gave cardholders priority boarding and 2-3 miles for every $1 that was spent on the card.

Remember that all of these credit cards will be issued by a bank, credit union or retailer – not by Mastercard itself. As well, some of these credit cards may help you earn points specific to a bank’s own branded rewards program, of which there are too many to list here. 


More on Mastercard

Headquartered in New York, Mastercard is the second-largest credit card company in the world. Infamous for its catchphrase, “For everything else, there’s Mastercard,” the company holds a 30% share of the credit card and debit card market according to Reuters. Mastercard operates in more than 210 countries, and is known for both its credit card, debit cards, and prepaid card products.

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