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Amazon Mastercard by MBNA

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2.5% return on grocery would be the highest grocery earning Mastercard in Canada (not counting PCF because it's a Loblaws-only store card), and the best card to use at Walmart Supercentre.
Edit: Forgot about Canadian Tire Triangle World Elite (3%). Thanks to @masterman for pointing out my mistake.
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Cheapmaestro wrote:
May 17th, 2019 8:34 am
Couldn't it be an MBNA branded MC that's just backed/administered by TD? In which case their departments dealing with MBNA CCs would know about it?
All MBNA Canada cards are backed/administered by TD (MBNA is just a brand now, cards are legally issued by TD), so if it is a TD Mastercard that would almost certainly be an MBNA branded card.
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I think It is a market tactic to share a secret to attract people
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mech9t5 wrote:
May 17th, 2019 11:36 am
who knows how long that will last.
They've already sent out updated T&C that give them the right to not give out the bonus multiplier for gift cards. See the Cobalt thread for details. The question remains of "How will they determine whether a purchase is for gift cards or groceries?"

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CNeufeld wrote:
May 17th, 2019 12:14 pm
They've already sent out updated T&C that give them the right to not give out the bonus multiplier for gift cards. See the Cobalt thread for details. The question remains of "How will they determine whether a purchase is for gift cards or groceries?"

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Yes, I know. Hence my comment.

Right now, I don't think there is a problem. But, clearly they are trying to lay the groundwork to deny points once they are ready to enforce it.
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Poutinesauce wrote:
May 17th, 2019 9:17 am
Screw TD, I'm glad if it irritates them.
I was thinking of opening an account with TD, they have a promo for $100 if opening a brand new all inclusive checking account... Are they bad to bank with?
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Kiraly wrote:
May 17th, 2019 11:53 am
2.5% return on grocery would be the highest grocery earning Mastercard in Canada (not counting PCF because it's a Loblaws-only store card), and the best card to use at Walmart Supercentre.
CTFS WE is 3% on groceries, excluding WalMart
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I'll share my thoughts...
  1. TD CT did issue MC's under its direct brand for a while, then closed shop. Afaik they still have permission to launch TD CT MC's. But yes, MBNA's portfolio makes TD CT the biggest MC issuer in Canada
  2. FWIW...BNS still offers MC (like RBC). CIBC MC's are grandfathered but if you have 'em, you can keep 'em (afaik). For a good while, issuers could only issue VISA OR MC, not both. Once the rule dropped, most issuers rushed to offer "the other one". After a while, TD CT dropped their MC, CIBC grandfathered theirs, BNS MC still won't do mobile wallet afaik, etc.
  3. If it's a true no-FTF MC, this is good for competition, but maybe overkill for some of our wallets. Only other one in Canada is the HSBC WE. Robbers is an anti-FTF card, so not a true no-FTF card. As I value no-FTF VISA's over MC for its international acceptance, it's not a huge winner to me...but there are currently no no-FTF cards at TD CT OR MBNA, so this should still not be overlooked
  4. Accelorators are somewhat weak. Though "no-AF", consider Amazon Prime as the annual fee...not cheap. Can be good for frequent Amazon shoppers who'd like some extended warranty... assuming this card has some (will it at least be a platinum card??)
  5. 2.5% at Walmart is great. Will there be a cap on 2.5% categories? But...if we can't get extended warranty, this card will not be too useful for most
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titaniumtux wrote:
May 17th, 2019 1:42 pm
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[*]If it's a true no-FTF MC, this is good for competition, but maybe overkill for some of our wallets. Only other one in Canada is the HSBC WE. Robbers is an anti-FTF card, so not a true no-FTF card.
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efrant wrote:
May 17th, 2019 3:16 pm
Don't forget Brim.
I thought at one time Brim was giving double bonus points for Amazon.ca purchases, is that still the case?
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flyjazz wrote:
May 17th, 2019 4:02 pm
I thought at one time Brim was giving double bonus points for Amazon.ca purchases, is that still the case?
I heard they were a sketchfest outfit and the lack of any cards/obfuscatory webpage layout only makes me believe it
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efrant wrote:
May 17th, 2019 3:16 pm
Don't forget Brim.
with their reputation?
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