Friends often ask me advice on what credit card to get. There are a few really good cards out there, but one of the best deals right now for Canadians involves the American Express Gold Card.
The deal is this: Sign up for an Amex Gold card using this link. If you use this link and you get accepted, the card is free for the first year. If you spend $500 on the card in the first 3 months, you will get 20,000 Amex Rewards points. These points can be transferred on a 1-to-1 basis to Aeroplan or British Airways, as well as a few other programs. After the first year, you can cancel the card if you don't want to pay the $150 annual fee in the second year. So basically you are getting 20,000 free Aeroplan/BA points for getting the card. Plus, when you use the card for travel, groceries or gas, you get 2 points for every dollar spent. For other purchases you get 1 point per dollar.
DISCLAIMER: I'm not posting this all because of my unbelievable altruism. If you get accepted for the card through this link, I get 10,000 points for the referral in my account. (But it really is a win-win!)
Message me at "brad AT guyswhotravel.com" if you have any questions on the offer.