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Rogers Bank (basic) Mastercard Rewards clarification and strategies?
March 22, 2024
5:17 am
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Hmm said

As I understand, you get 3% but not automatically. So if you have a $50 plan, you earn $1.00 toward your redemption rewards. Once your rewards reach $10, your $10 becomes $15 when you redeem toward your Rogers/Fido/Shaw account. It's quite complicated and takes a great deal of care and attention.

The bottom line is to charge everything onto your Rogers card.  

I don’t charge everything to the Rogers card. Have a better card for groceries and eating out.

Once a month I log into the Rogers card and manually assign bonus to the Rogers bill. Gives me 3% “return” on expenses vs 2% Does not seem particularly complicated.

March 22, 2024
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I will try to dumb it down even further:

Any other card that gives u MORE THAN 3% rebate for whatever purchase, use that card

All other purchases use the Rogers to earn 3%.

Obviously you have to be a Rogers/Shaw/Fido subscriber, and charge ur monthly bill to the Rogers CC. Only redeem ur rewards balance against the Rogers/Shaw/Fido bill to earn the full 3%, redeem against other puchases only net u 2% rebate.

U can go back to redeem a Rogers/Shaw/Fido bill up to 90 days in the past.

And the card should be automatically linked to ur Rogers profile, you dont need to do anything. Even my Fido profile is automatically link when i got it months ago.

Lastly 10% rebate upto $100 cap is exactly what it means for new user perk.

March 22, 2024
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I would imagine that any card that gives you more than 3% would also have an annual fee attached to it. The obvious catch here is that you have to be a Rogers service customer to take advantage of the 2% on everything and 3% on Rogers services. It's the best deal I've seen for a "free" cashback credit card. Plus, I can use it for almost all of my purchases. Convenient and profitable!

March 22, 2024
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I've been meaning to acquire this card, ever since our Shaw accounts were acquired by Rogers.

I have a question about linking the card to our cable tv/internet account. The old Shaw account is in my wife's name, with me as the secondary account holder. If the credit card will be in my name as the primary cardholder, will it be possible to link with cable/internet account in my wife's name?

And if not, how hard is it to change the primary account holder on the cable/internet account?

March 22, 2024
3:25 pm
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mordko said

I don’t charge everything to the Rogers card. Have a better card for groceries and eating out.

Once a month I log into the Rogers card and manually assign bonus to the Rogers bill. Gives me 3% “return” on expenses vs 2% Does not seem particularly complicated.  

Good for you! Especially considering you are leading us to believe you have a card for groceries and more which beats the no fee Rogers at "3"%. However, if we get technical, it's not really 3%. That concept doesn't seem too complicated for me to understand. sf-wink

March 22, 2024
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Rail Baron said
I've been meaning to acquire this card, ever since our Shaw accounts were acquired by Rogers.

I have a question about linking the card to our cable tv/internet account. The old Shaw account is in my wife's name, with me as the secondary account holder. If the credit card will be in my name as the primary cardholder, will it be possible to link with cable/internet account in my wife's name?

And if not, how hard is it to change the primary account holder on the cable/internet account?  

This is the same scenario I have, but the Rogers/Fido mobile account is in my name. Initially, I was under the impression I need to link both the Rogers and Shaw account, but no. Only can be linked. I just happened to link the Rogers instead of Shaw.

Once you get the card, proceed from there. In the worst case scenario, you should be able to transfer your spouse's services completely into your name. However, for simplicity's sake, it's best to have an account in your name.

March 22, 2024
3:32 pm
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gicjunkie said
I would imagine that any card that gives you more than 3% would also have an annual fee attached to it. The obvious catch here is that you have to be a Rogers service customer to take advantage of the 2% on everything and 3% on Rogers services. It's the best deal I've seen for a "free" cashback credit card. Plus, I can use it for almost all of my purchases. Convenient and profitable!  

Especially when buying auto insurance or visiting the dentist's office and paying out of pocket instead of them direct billing the plan during the Rogers promotional 3 month window or any time afterwards.

March 22, 2024
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Hmm said
Good for you! Especially considering you are leading us to believe you have a card for groceries and more which beats the no fee Rogers at "3"%. However, if we get technical, it's not really 3%. That concept doesn't seem too complicated for me to understand. sf-wink  

Yes, I use MBNA World Elite Credit card which pays 5% cash back for groceries and a couple of other things. Suspect all “world elite” Mastercards have a similar deal going. I also use MBNA for travel because of insurance. And it gives me a “birthday bonus” which offsets annual charges (in my case).

Not sure what you mean by “not really 3%”. Are you referring to needing Rogers services to get this 3% cash back rate of return? Thats true.

I think that in general one does get the best deal by having more than one credit card but I accept that its a little more hassle and is not for everyone.

March 23, 2024
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It's never a good idea to get such credit card products from door-to-door solicitors or in-store shills. Those cardpushers get a commission on new signups and that often means you get a worse deal on the card than if you applied directly to the company. And calling the company directly avoids many opportunities for fraud.

Worst of all, it patronizing the cardpushers encourages those annoying jerks showing up at your door or bothering you in stores!

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March 23, 2024
5:34 am
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You likely get the best deal on a new credit card by using intermediaries, such as:
- CreditCardGenius or
- GreatCanadianRebates

They typically offer an additional inducement of between $50 and $300. Credit card providers themselves also offer a one-off “bribe” on the top.

I got Rogers Mastercard 6 months ago. Don’t remember the exact size of the bribes but I did get both of them.

March 23, 2024
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RetirEd said
It's never a good idea to get such credit card products from door-to-door solicitors or in-store shills. Those cardpushers get a commission on new signups and that often means you get a worse deal on the card than if you applied directly to the company. And calling the company directly avoids many opportunities for fraud.

Worst of all, it patronizing the cardpushers encourages those annoying jerks showing up at your door or bothering you in stores!  

I don’t think Rogers push their CC thru door-to-door sales people.

It’s simply never ends up well buying anything thru door-to-door sales. Avoid 100%.
A video doorbell is good as you can take pictures of them, tell them not interested thru voice feature.

March 23, 2024
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RetirEd said
It's never a good idea to get such credit card products from door-to-door solicitors or in-store shills. Those cardpushers get a commission on new signups and that often means you get a worse deal on the card than if you applied directly to the company. And calling the company directly avoids many opportunities for fraud.

Worst of all, it patronizing the cardpushers encourages those annoying jerks showing up at your door or bothering you in stores!  

I agree! Some at a store, like Superstore or Canadian Tire are only out there for themselves and not you, the customer. I like to do a good review before I apply, and that won’t happen at a store.

And some ask for your DL and then take a pic of it.

Bottom line…..if I want a service or product, I’ll research it before hand. So solicitation at door, store or on phone gets an immediate “no thanks”. And in most cases door is never answered unless we know who it is. And all mobile phones are set up to ring only if the number is in our contacts.

March 23, 2024
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savemoresaveoften said
I don’t think Rogers push their CC thru door-to-door sales people.

It’s simply never ends up well buying anything thru door-to-door sales. Avoid 100%.
A video doorbell is good as you can take pictures of them, tell them not interested thru voice feature.  

I had Rogers at the door the other day. After he saw that I could not change from Telus to Rogers (due to a huge pay out penalty) they did swing over to mobile services. That conversation ended quickly when I said I had 3 mobile plans that I paid zero for. But I could see them offering home and mobile service at the door and leave you an application for the Mastercard.

Why talk through the doorbell? Just don’t answer.

March 26, 2024
12:02 pm
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Caution: insurance premiums are not eligible purchases and will earn 0%.
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May 5, 2024
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Looks like Rogers got rid of the 10% bonus. Clients reported receiving a total of 11% if they subscribed to a Rogers service. However, the wording of the original terms led some to believe it was 10% plus 2%. Total 12%: 10% bonus and 2% for the regular transaction (1%) plus 1% if you have a Rogers service.

May 6, 2024
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Hmm said
Looks like Rogers got rid of the 10% bonus. Clients reported receiving a total of 11% if they subscribed to a Rogers service. However, the wording of the original terms led some to believe it was 10% plus 2%. Total 12%: 10% bonus and 2% for the regular transaction (1%) plus 1% if you have a Rogers service.  

My understating is it’s a total of 10% incl promo rate, and it’s capped up to $100 only (from my memory).
Are u saying the 10% new sign up perk is now gone ?
Haven’t followed the, as my 10% honeymoon long over and now just use it a a main cc to earn 3% equivalent against Roger’s service redemption.

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