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Credit Cards: Why Should I Get One?

Written by Kevin McGovern

Credit cards can help make your student life better for a myriad of reasons.

Not only for those times of emergency, but because of the purchases you can make with credit cards… like, oh, summer festival tickets.

Firstly, there’s the fact that you’re building credit, or your credit score. Your credit score is just as important as your GPA score. Your credit score is checked when making big purchases, like, say, a car, renting an apartment or even purchasing your first home.

Check out this clip to help understand your credit score better.

So many options to choose from when looking at getting the right credit card. Depending on your needs, there are specific built-in rewards with credit cards. If you’re a traveler, for instance, the CIBC Aventura® Visa* Card for Students could be a great option for you.

If you’re a phone addict (let’s face it, who isn’t!) maybe the new CIBC TELUS Rewards® Visa* Card is the right fit. You can earn TELUS Rewards® points towards a selection of TELUS products and services, including the latest smartphones and tablets.

Or maybe coffee is your thing. And the occasional timbit. For you, there’s the CIBC Tim Hortons® Double Double™ Visa* Card for Students, which acts as both a credit card and a Tim Card®.

Use the Credit Card Selector to Find the Right Card for You

Still not sure on the best CIBC card for you? No problem. Let this handy credit card selector do the heavy lifting for you. You plug in your needs and it will recommend the best CIBC card for you.

General information not about CIBC Financial products is provided for your reference and interest only. The above content is intended only to provide a summary and general overview on matters of interest and is not a substitute for, and should not be construed as the advice of an experienced professional. CIBC does not guarantee the currency, accuracy, applicability or completeness of this content.

Congratulations to Arianna Mailloux from Canadore College, Winner of Week 5 in CIBC’s $10K Study Break!


Enjoy that $1,000 study break, Arianna! For your chance to win, see this week’s challenge.

*Trademark of Visa International Service Association and used under license.
Tim Hortons®, Tim Card®, Tim Cash™ and Double Double™ are trademarks of Tim Hortons.
® TELUS’ trademarks are owned by TELUS Corporation and used under license.
All other trademarks are owned by CIBC or related entities.

*Opinions expressed are those of the author, and not necessarily those of Student Life Network or their partners.