- Apr 9, 2016
Does anyone know of any other Canadian credit card with no FX markup? The Amazon.ca Visa is no longer taking applications, as of April 3. That 2.5% that the cards and banks add really adds up.
Marriott card has no FX fee. Annual fee is $120 but you get a free night for that which I find saves you much more than the fee. (Cash cost for my free night would have been close to $300. Although I might have looked for less expensive accommodation it would have been well over the $120.)Does anyone know of any other Canadian credit card with no FX markup? The Amazon.ca Visa is no longer taking applications, as of April 3. That 2.5% that the cards and banks add really adds up.
Yes, you can get the reward as a credit on your card, but only once a year (that may be an issue for some). Here is exactly what Rogers says:[snip]
The fly in the ointment for me is that they say that the reward can be used only to purchase other Rogers products. However, someone else here indicated that is not true and the cash back simply appears as a credit on the statement.
I couldn't agree more with this!Although I am a Rogers customer, I am seldom a HAPPY Rogers customer.
Yeah, I hear you. I don't use this as my main card (I use a TD Aeroplan Visa and/or Amex Gold). I only plan to use the Marriott card outside of Canada (to save the 2.5% forex fee), and for any purchases at Marriott/Starwood hotels (to earn 5x points). The annual free night covers the annual fee, and 6 free nights is a great sign-up bonus.But free hotel sounds really nice... or at least the addition of the points.