Maximize your travel rewards and get the most out of your travel rewards credit card

(NC) Canadians are smitten with travel rewards. A recent TD survey found that over 80 per cent of Canadians are a member of at least one travel rewards program. Of course, with the many travel rewards programs available, it is important to do the research and find one that best fits your usage habits.

“Travel rewards programs are a great way for travel buffs to get the most out of everyday purchases they would be making anyway,” said Stephen Menon, associate vice president, credit cards, TD. “For those looking for a card that helps them reach their travel goals even faster, one of the new TD Aeroplan Credit Cards is a great option to consider.”

Menon also has additional tips to maximize the benefits of a travel rewards credit card program:

Look for welcome bonuses and the ability to earn bonus travel rewards on certain purchase categories

Take advantage of additional benefits that your travel rewards credit card may offer, such as travel insurance coverage, concierge services and airline perks

Understand the value of your travel rewards in a way that makes sense to you, like air travel or merchandise rewards

To get the full benefits of any credit card rewards program, ensure the credit card bill is paid in full and on time each month to avoid interest charges on your purchases
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