The best airline card in the Canadian market and second best overall travel rewards card in the market is still offering a very valuable welcome bonus that is great for those looking to travel soon or those waiting things out and looking to travel sometime in the near future. Right now when
you apply for the TD® Aeroplan® Visa Infinite* Card by
March 6, 2022 you can receive up to 25,000 Aeroplan points, a bonus
buddy pass and the first year annual fee rebated! This offer is not
available for residents of Quebec. For Quebec residents, please click here.
approved you’ll get
10,000 points right off the bat when you make your first purchase on the
card then if you spend $1,000 on the card in the first 90 days of
having it you’ll receive an additional 15,000 points plus the Buddy Pass
(more on the pass below!) This is one of the lowest spend requirements in the market right now. On top of that you’ll receive an annual fee
rebate on the primary card ($139 per year) plus a rebate for up to 3
additional cards ($75 per card per year). All told the points and the
worth no less than $675 but for
most people the value should be much
higher. We come to that valuation with a minimum value of 1.5 cents per
Aeroplan point and $300 for the Buddy Pass but you should be able to
redeem at rates above that mark.
You may recall back in November 2020 we explained and evaluated the Air Canada Buddy Pass
so I won’t go into as much detail about it in this post but in that
post we provided examples of how the Buddy Pass could save anywhere from $400 to well over $2,000. Plus if you are
a family of four or more you and your partner could each grab your own
card (not primary + additional rather two primary accounts) so that you
would have two Buddy Passes to use meaning an immediate doubling of your
savings. The Buddy Pass is good for travel in Canada, the U.S.,
Hawaii and Mexico and must be redeemed within one year of it being
issued but that travel can take place right to the end of Air Canada’s
flight schedule which means you actually have close to two years to set
foot on the plane utilizing your buddy pass.
Now that we’ve covered the welcome offer let’s look at what the card offers as it’s standard earn rates and benefits:
The card itself earns 1.5 Aeroplan points per dollar spent with Air
Canada (including Air Canada Vacations) It also earns 1.5 Aeroplan points for grocery and
gas station purchases and all other purchases earn 1 Aeroplan point per dollar spent on the card. This is a good earn rate for a non Amex card and the fact that it is a great all around Air Canada and Aeroplan benefits card.
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The card provides the following benefits:
- Preferred Pricing – Holders of these cards will receive discounts when redeeming miles for Aeroplan reward flights
- First Checked Bag Free
– Cardholders will receive their first checked bag free for themselves
and up to 8 other travellers on the same reservation. This benefit works
on both paid and award flights on Air Canada.
- Elite Status Earning
– These cards earn 1,000 SQM (Status Qualifying Miles) and 1 SQS
(Status Qualifying Segment) for every $10,000 spent on the card(s)
- Each Cardholder on the Account will receive a rebate of up to $100 CAD for a NEXUS™ application and/or renewal fee.
- Hotel/Motel Burglary Insurance coverage up to $2,500 per occurrence for
each Cardholder on the Account and eligible family members travelling
with the Cardholder.
- Mobile Device Insurance coverage up to $1,000 for eligible mobile
devices in the event of loss, theft, accidental damage, or mechanical
The card also has Purchase Security/Extended Warranty, Flight Delay,
Trip Cancellation/Interruption and Lost/Delayed Baggage.
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also should be noted is that benefits are shared with secondary (aka
supplementary/additional) cardholders. That means those who have cards
under the primary cardholder will also benefit from items like the first
checked bag free and the NEXUS benefit.
TD also has limited time increased welcome offers on their other Air Canada Aeroplan
co-brand cards which you can check out here.
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