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[President's Choice] Get 100k PC Optimum Points when you sign up for a PC Financial MasterCard

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[President's Choice] Get 100k PC Optimum Points when you sign up for a PC Financial MasterCard

Saw it on Reddit.

Guys, i only sign up for PCF MC when this offer hits, was same deal this time around last year.
  1. apply for card
  2. once you have the card, go buy something at a partner store. pay the card off and loot 100k pts
  3. optionally BT at 0.97%/6 months at $0 BT fee upfront
  4. if you cancel, you must wait min 6 months before you reapply

Edit: it's an affiliate (but not a referral) link. I make no money when you sign up. In case RFD has some sort of redirect, please check out: www.pcfinancial (dot) ca/en/campaign/affiliate03 (URL uses SSL). Reddit link here.

Edit 2: strictly comparing the PCF AND CTFS world elite tier cards
  1. in-store spend: CTFS wins by a hairline. Accelerator is on pre-tax amount, but more items are taxable at CTFS partner stores than PCF
  2. Gas bars: will probably depend more on partner gas bars in your area
  3. Other accelerators: CTFS is a clear winner, for its 3%/grocery, mind you (although a partner store) SDM (pharmacy) can generate a strong earn rate on PCF
  4. other feats: PCF for travel, CTFS for roadside assistance and bill pay feature. Since many of us have another card that covers travel (travel medical, travel booking portal), PCF might be redundant. But...CTFS has the best roadside assistance included with a CC (plus it's a no-AF card), and the bill pay feature is unrivaled
  5. BT: PCF wins but only for intro offer. CTFS has okay BT offers for existing cardholders
  6. Welcome bonus: PCF is the clear winner whenever you can get 100k PCO pts on first spend. But this offer is not always around... usually it's only 20k PCO pts
  7. Income requirement: CTFS doesn't seem to consider household income, making PCF more feasible for eligibility

Edit 3: if you are required to send proof of identity...send copy (photo) of driver's license and telecommunications or utility statement to either of the following:
There's also a snail-mail option but I don't think anyone on this thread could be bothered to deal with snail-mail for this. If sending an email, include full name as it appears on your card along with the last four digits of the MC in the subject line.

Edit 4: if you are unable to add the PCF MC to your PCO pts account, there are two options. The first option is to call PCO and declare the cancelled card "lost or stolen". This will purge it from your PCO account, allowing you to add the new card. Since wait times for PCO are terrible...use the household feature. This does not require calling in to PC Optimum. Here are the steps.
  1. create a new PCO pts account. Email aliases work. Can use Gmail alias (user+xyz@gmail ) or a 3rd party alias service (33mail). I did [user]+last four digits of MC @ gmail
  2. Link PCF MC. Assuming you got the unknown error trying to add it to your existing PCO pts account, it should work in a new PCO pts account
  3. Go back to original PCO pts account. Go to household feature, and invite your new account
  4. You'll receive an email invite to the email used for the new account. Go ahead and confirm. If you're using different browsers to manage the PCO accounts, you can copy the link from the email to join household and then paste it in the browser you're using for the new PCO pts account
  5. Done. Your new account is only linked directly to the MC, and pools the pts with the original PCO pts account
Last edited by titaniumtux on Jul 16th, 2020 3:11 pm, edited 12 times in total.
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New offer till October 2, 2020:

presidents-choice-get-100k-pc-optimum-p ... 2-2401487/

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Must make purchase at a store that sells pc products (Loblaws owned), such as a grocery or Shoppers Drug Mart.

Esso-Mobil does not count as eligible purchase for 100,000 points promotion.

There is no requirement that it must be your first purchase ever with the card, you can use the card elsewhere before.

It will take couple of days after purchase to get an email saying you did the required purchase to get 100,000 points.

After that email, it can take many days before you actually get the points, split in 20,000 and 80,000 points, for a total of 100,000 points.
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titaniumtux wrote: Saw it on Reddit.

Guys, i only sign up for PCF MC when this offer hits, was same deal this time around last year.
  1. apply for card
  2. once you have the card, go buy something at a partner store. pay the card off and loot 100k pts
  3. optionally BT at 0.97%/6 months at $0 BT fee upfront
The BT offer is a solid reason to get the card —aside for using the pts during double redemption days—, do they ask you during the application if you'd like to use BT offer?
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One of the best Canadian no-AF credit cards. It has good insurances and concierge as well. Price matching + PC points is a deadly combo that will save you hundreds annually.
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is there a link to apply for the card?
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What is BT?

Edit months later: why do people keep upvoting this dumb question?
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Does anyone know if one can reapply and still get the bonus? I had this card but cancelled last year. Their terms do not mention anything.
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fightbriz wrote: What is BT?
Balance transfers.
Don't like the thread? Hide it or report it. Don't incessantly complain about it in the thread, please.
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fightbriz wrote: What is BT?
Balance transfer. It's only good for people who don't pay off their CC balance every month and end up paying very high interest.
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Do they really check the income requirement for each card? My household income is between 90k to 100k in 2019, if I apply for the wrold mastercard, will it be rejected due to income requirement not met?
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Gtaphotog wrote: The BT offer is a solid reason to get the card —aside for using the pts during double redemption days—, do they ask you during the application if you'd like to use BT offer?
you do the bt online yourself after the fact to another CC. note that they can be stingy on cl. fwiw, they don't verify income.
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It must be thru a special link right? Because pcfinancial.ca doesn't mention anything
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zywan0124 wrote: Do they really check the income requirement for each card? My household income is between 90k to 100k in 2019, if I apply for the wrold mastercard, will it be rejected due to income requirement not met?
I upgraded my card but the person I spoke to on the phone was satisfied with 'yes' as an answer and didn't bother to run any checks.
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titaniumtux wrote: you do the bt online yourself after the fact to another CC. note that they can be stingy on cl. fwiw, they don't verify income.
What is cl?

So if they don't verify income, what's stopping anyone from applying to any of the 3 cards?
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tew wrote: Balance transfer. It's only good for people who don't pay off their CC balance every month and end up paying very high interest.
Or is it Eyes
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fightbriz wrote: What is cl?

So if they don't verify income, what's stopping anyone from applying to any of the 3 cards?
Credit limit
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RaeRaeS wrote: I upgraded my card but the person I spoke to on the phone was satisfied with 'yes' as an answer and didn't bother to run any checks.
So you had a card already and called (not online) to upgrade to world or world elite, and just said yeah i have required income, and they upgraded you no problem?

What about applying for the first time, and doing it online, will they verify, or call you to verify? Or have a way to know since they run a credit check?
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tew wrote: Balance transfer. It's only good for people who don't pay off their CC balance every month and end up paying very high interest.
Hard pressed to find people on RFD that do that ;)

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