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Our proprietary algorithm breaks down the average Canadian household’s monthly spending into 10 different categories to ensure the value and savings we present are as accurate as possible.
When calculating annual rewards and welcome bonuses, the Best of Finance Methodology assumes the credit card balance is paid in full each month, with no interest charges accrued. It also assumes that the consumer always shops using the card at partnered retailers, where applicable. All points and miles are converted into a cash value to compare cards equally. Spending is calculated over a 12-month period, considering all sign-up bonuses, good standing bonuses, first purchase bonuses, annual fees, and waivers.
The Best of Finance Methodology assumes the cardholder redeems their rewards for the highest point value. The RATESDOTCA comparison tool assumes the user redeems their points for travel when “travel” is selected and statement credits when “cash+” is selected to determine the first-year value.
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