Top 5 Credit Card Sign Up offers for March

Here are the Rewards Canada Top 5 Credit Card Sign Up offers for the month of March! This is not a ‘best’ credit card
list like our Top Travel Rewards Credit Card rankings but instead a look at cards that have very good acquisition offers. As always when choosing a card
you should always take other factors into account other than the sign
up bonus, but when most or all of these cards are first year free, they
can and
do pay off even when not taking into account insurance packages and
other non-reward benefits. In fact 4 of 5 cards on this list for March
are first year free so you can try them out at no cost and
decide later on if the card is right for you. All the while earning the
sign up bonus which can be used to subsidize your travels! The only card
that isn’t first year free is the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card
from American Express. It has an annual fee of $120 but the sign up
bonus of 20,000 Starpoints is worth no less than $400 depending on what
you value Starpoints at.



Two changes this month, first off the Scotiabank Gold American Express gets even better with a 25,000 point sign up bonus with no first year fee adding $50 to your travel pot and now that the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite is no longer first year free we bring back the SPG Amex as that bonus is more versatile than the TD Aeroplan offer (you can transfer the SPG bonus to Aeroplan for 25,000 miles if you like!)

So here are our top 5 credit card sign up offers for March (in alphabetical order)

American Express Gold Rewards Card – 25,000 Points (Apply here)

A mainstay offer here on Rewards Canada, the American Express Gold
Rewards card has its first year fee of $150 waived and will award you
25,000 Membership Rewards points when you complete $1,500 in spending in
the first three months. That 25,000 points is worth a $250 travel credit
via Amex’s TripFlex feature or can be converted to 25,000 Aeroplan
Miles (1 Round trip Economy Award ticket within North America) or 25,000
British Airways Executive Club Avios (as much a 3 one way Economy Award
tickets in North America, see this article for details.) Also see our new post on how this sign up bonus can get you a free flight between Toronto and Dublin!!

Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Visa – 30,000 Points  (Apply here)

The best no foreign transaction fee card in Canada makes it to this list
due to a very strong acquisition offer. I mean who can complain with
30,000 to 50,000 points awarded on approval all at no
cost as the card has the annual fee waived in the first year! They also
give you a 15 night credit into the mix which automatically provides
you with Marriott Rewards Silver Elite status. Please note there is a
50,000 point offer floating around that
is specific for Marriott Elite members
and some people are reporting that they getting the points while some
others are not. YMMV but no matter what you should get at least 30K.

mbna Best Western Rewards MasterCard (Apply here)

Right now there is an offer for 40,000 Bonus Western Rewards
points with this card! With no annual fee to boot! We detail the offer
in this post that shows just how much value you can pull out of the card with this 40K bonus!

Scotiabank Gold American Express Card – 25,000 Points  (Apply here)

A very strong card in the earn category for Gas, Grocery and
Dining/Entertainment purchases, the current sign up bonus for the
Scotiabank Gold American Express Card is 25,000 points when you reach
$750 in spending in the first three months. That 25,000 points is
equal to a $250 travel credit and since this card is a book anywhere
card you can book the travel how you want when you want and when the
charge shows up on your account you can redeem the points against the
charge. The card normally has a $99 annual fee but of course that is
waived in the first year if you apply by July 31, 2017!

Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express – 20,000 Starpoints (Apply here)

The sign up bonus for this card has now been 20,000 Starpoints for some time and this is the only card in this list
that doesn’t have the first year fee waived. That doesn’t matter. This
is by far the best hotel points card in Canada and Starpoints have huge
value. The 20,000 Starpoint bonus is received when you spend $1,500 on the card and is
worth at least $400 when redeeming them for Starwood Hotel stays or you
can convert them to airline miles in over 30+ programs and Starwood will
kick in an additional 5,000 miles when you transfer 20,000 Starpoints
at a time.

If you went for all these cards you ultimately could end up with over
$1,000 in travel credits and hotel free nights but even if you only take
one or two you are helping your travel budget significantly at no cost
other than regular credit card spend