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It’s here! The much awaited enhanced suite of Aeroplan Credit Cards come with a ‘mixed bag’ of welcome bonus offersWith TD, CIBC, and Amex Canada as providers, these cards offer unique value for travellers of all kind – frequent flyer, business traveller, or even the occasional vacationer. Aeroplan will now have a full deck of 11 Aeroplan Credit Cards under their brand. 

As part of the welcome bonus for the new suite of Aeroplan credit cards, select cards will offer a unique benefit, a Buddy Pass. Essentially, it allows cardmembers to earn a buy-one-get-one ticket. This first-of-its kind offer is an incredible value, with eligible cardholders only paying the taxes and third-party charges on a second ticket anywhere Air Canada flies in North America – including Mexico and Hawaii.

So without further ado, here are the cards and the launch offers;

American Express Aeroplan Credit Cards (Canada)

Not only are the Amex offers the best amongst the Aeroplan suite of cards, they provide plenty of flexibility and options. First, there is the Waitlist bonus of 10K for everyone that signed up for it prior to Nov 8th. Or the ability to swap some welcome bonus points for a bonus Buddy Pass, for Amex Reserve Cards;

Prospects who prefer a welcome offer where they can earn a bonus Buddy Pass + up to 40,000 Welcome Bonus points + a $100 statement credit, can call1-800-567-2639 to learn more or apply via phone.

 

 
American Express®* Aeroplan® Card - Apply Now

American Express®* Aeroplan® Reserve Card - Apply Now

American Express®* Aeroplan® Business Reserve Card - Apply Now
Annual Fee$120$599$599
Waitlist Offer (for those that signed up prior to Nov 8th)• Earn up to 20,000 Aeroplan points

5,000 Aeroplan points upon approval
• 9,000 Aeroplan points Welcome Bonus ($1,500 spend in first 3 months)
• 1,000 Aeroplan points per month with $500 spend, per month for first 6 months


Buddy Pass ($1,500 spend in first 3 months)
• Earn up to 75,000 Aeroplan points

10,000 Aeroplan points upon approval
• 35,000 Aeroplan points Welcome Bonus ($3,000 spend in first 3 months)
• 5,000 Aeroplan points per month with $1,000 spend, per month for first 6 months


$100 Statement credit ($3,000 spend in first 3 months)
• Earn up to 75,000 Aeroplan points

10,000 Aeroplan points upon approval
• 35,000 Aeroplan points Welcome Bonus ($5,000 spend in first 3 months)
• 5,000 Aeroplan points per month with $2,000 spend, per month for first 6 months


$100 Statement credit ($5,000 spend in first 3 months)
Mass Offer (those that did not sign up for Waitlist Offer)• Earn up to 15,000 Aeroplan points

9,000 Aeroplan points Welcome Bonus ($1,500 spend in first 3 months)
• 1,000 Aeroplan points per month with $500 spend, per month for first 6 months


Buddy Pass ($1,500 spend in first 3 months)
• Earn up to 65,000 Aeroplan points

35,000 Aeroplan points Welcome Bonus ($3,000 spend in first 3 months)
• 5,000 Aeroplan points per month with $1,000 spend, per month for first 6 months


$100 Statement credit ($3,000 spend in first 3 months)
• Earn up to 65,000 Aeroplan points

35,000 Aeroplan points Welcome Bonus ($5,000 spend in first 3 months)
• 5,000 Aeroplan points per month with $2,000 spend, per month for first 6 months


$100 Statement credit ($5,000 spend in first 3 months)
Earn Rate2X on Air Canada/Air Canada Vacations
1.5X on dining and food delivery
1X on all other purchases
3X on Air Canada/Air Canada Vacations
2X on dining and food delivery
1X on all other purchases
3X on Air Canada/Air Canada Vacations
2X on Hotel and Car Rental
1X on all other purchases
Air Canada Travel Benefits1. ACCELERATED EARN RATE ON AIR CANADA PURCHASE
2. PREFERRED PRICING ON AEROPLAN REDEMPTIONS
3. STATUS QUALIFICATION BOOSTS
4. FREE FIRST CHECKED BAG
1. ACCELERATED EARN RATE ON AIR CANADA PURCHASE
2. PREFERRED PRICING ON AEROPLAN REDEMPTIONS
3. ADDITIONAL ELIGIBLE
4. CARDMEMBER BENEFITS
5. ROLLOVER SQM
6. ROLLOVER eUPGRADE CREDITS
7. ANNUAL WORLDWIDE COMPANION PASS
8. STATUS QUALIFICATION BOOSTS
9. FREE FIRST CHECKED BAG
10. MAPLE LEAF LOUNGE ACCESS
11. PRIORITY AIRPORT STANDBY
12. PRIORITY AIRPORT UPGRADES
13. PRIORITY AIRPORT SERVICES
1. ACCELERATED EARN RATE ON AIR CANADA PURCHASE
2. PREFERRED PRICING ON AEROPLAN REDEMPTIONS
3. ADDITIONAL ELIGIBLE
4. CARDMEMBER BENEFITS
5. ROLLOVER SQM
6. ROLLOVER eUPGRADE CREDITS
7. ANNUAL WORLDWIDE COMPANION PASS
8. STATUS QUALIFICATION BOOSTS
9. FREE FIRST CHECKED BAG
10. MAPLE LEAF LOUNGE ACCESS
11. PRIORITY AIRPORT STANDBY
12. PRIORITY AIRPORT UPGRADES
13. PRIORITY AIRPORT SERVICES

 

Amex has existing Cardmembers covered as well – For the first year, existing American Express AeroplanPlus Platinum and Reserve Cardmembers will receive an exclusive offer as a thank you for their continued Cardmembership:

  • 1,000 Bonus Aeroplan points for every $1,000 in purchases, up to 10,000 points 
  • 2X the points on eligible grocery purchases in Canada, up to $5,000 
  • $100 credit towards the annual fee for the Card 

Thats pretty incredible, in my opinion! Details of the new Amex offers can be found here.

TD Aeroplan Credit Cards (Canada)

Other than the Visa Infinite Privilege Card offer, TD bonuses on a whole, are tepid. The buddy pass does have potential of incredible savings but a standard offer of 10-20k bonus points is pretty weak;

 
TD® Aeroplan® Visa Platinum* Card

TD® Aeroplan® Visa Infinite* Card

TD® Aeroplan® Visa Infinite Privilege* Card

TD® Aeroplan® Visa* Business Card
Annual Fee $89 $139$599$149
Welcome Bonus10,000 Aeroplan points Welcome Bonus (1st purchase)
Annual fee rebate for Primary and 1 Additional Cardholder
10,000 Aeroplan points Welcome Bonus (1st purchase)
Buddy Pass ($1,000 spend in first 3 months)
Annual fee rebate for Primary and 1 Additional Cardholder
• Up to 50,000 Aeroplan points Welcome Bonus

20,000 Aeroplan points Welcome Bonus (1st purchase)
• 30,000 when you spend $1,000 in first 3 months


Buddy Pass ($1,000 spend in first 3 months)
10,000 Aeroplan points Welcome Bonus (1st purchase)
Buddy Pass ($1,000 spend in first 3 months)
Annual fee rebate for Primary and 2 Additional Cardholders
Earn Rate1X on Air Canada/Air Canada Vacations
1X on gas & grocery on the first $80K on net annual purchases
1X per $1.50 of spend on other purchases
1.5X on Air Canada/Air Canada Vacations
1.5X on gas & grocery on the first $80K on net annual purchases
1X on all other purchases
2X on Air Canada/Air Canada Vacations
1.5X on gas & grocery on the first $80K on net annual purchases
1.25X on all other purchases
2X on Air Canada/Air Canada Vacations
1.5X on gas & grocery on the first $80K on net annual purchases
1X on all other purchases
Air Canada Travel Benefits1. HIGHER EARN RATE FOR AIR CANADA PURCHASES
2. PREFERRED PRICING ON AEROPLAN REDEMPTIONS

1. HIGHER EARN RATE FOR AIR CANADA PURCHASES
2. PREFERRED PRICING
3. ADDITIONAL CARDHOLDER BENEFITS
4. ELITE STATUS QUALIFICATIONS BOOSTS
5. FREE FIRST CHECKED BAG
1. HIGHER EARN RATE FOR AIR CANADA PURCHASES
2. PREFERRED PRICING
3. ADDITIONAL CARDHOLDER BENEFITS
4. ROLLOVER SQMS
5. ROLLOVER eUPGRADE CREDITS
6. ANNUAL WORLDWIDE COMPANION PASS
7. ELITE STATUS QUALIFICATIONS BOOSTS
8. FREE FIRST CHECKED BAG
9. MAPLE LEAF LOUNGE ACCESS
10. PRIORITY AIRPORT STANDBY
11. PRIORITY AIRPORT UPGRADES
1. HIGHER EARN RATE FOR AIR CANADA PURCHASES
2. PREFERRED PRICING
3. ADDITIONAL CARDHOLDER BENEFITS
4. ELITE STATUS QUALIFICATIONS BOOSTS
5. FREE FIRST CHECKED BAG
6. MAPLE LEAF LOUNGE ONE-TIME GUEST PASSES
7. PRIORITY AIRPORT STANDBY
8. PRIORITY AIRPORT UPGRADES

Details of the new TD offers can be found here.

CIBC Aeroplan Credit Cards (Canada)

Probably the least favourite deck of Aeroplan cards for me, CIBC welcome bonuses disappoint, with 10-20k bonuses. The Infinite Privilege card with an annual fee of $599, comes with a bonus of 20k Aeroplan points. Truly disappointing.

 

CIBC Aeroplan® Visa* Card




CIBC® Aeroplan® Visa Infinite* Card


CIBC® Aeroplan® Visa Infinite Privilege* Card

CIBC® Aeroplan® Visa* Business Card &
CIBC® Aeroplan® Visa* Business Plus Card
Annual Fee $0$139$599$180
Welcome Bonus10,000 Aeroplan points Welcome Bonus (1st purchase)10,000 Aeroplan points Welcome Bonus (1st purchase)
Buddy Pass ($3,000 spend in first 4 months)
Annual fee rebate for Primary and up to 3 Authorized Users
20,000 Aeroplan points Welcome Bonus (1st purchase)
Buddy Pass ($3,000 spend in first 4 months)
10,000 Aeroplan points Welcome Bonus (1st purchase)
Buddy Pass ($3,000 spend in first 4 months)
Annual fee rebate for Primary/Rewards Officer and up to 3 Authorized Users
Earn Rate1X on Air Canada/Air Canada Vacations
1X on gas & grocery on the first $40K on net annual purchases
1X per $1.50 of spend on other purchases
1.5X on Air Canada/Air Canada Vacations
1.5X on gas & grocery on the first $40K on net annual purchases
1X on all other purchases
2X on Air Canada/Air Canada Vacations
1.5X on Travel, Dining, Gas & Grocery, on the first $100K on net annual purchases
1.25X on all other purchases
2X on Air Canada/Air Canada Vacations
1.5X on Travel, Dining, Select Biz Categories, on the first $80K on net annual purchases
1X on all other purchases
Air Canada Travel Benefits1. HIGHER EARN RATE FOR AIR CANADA PURCHASES
2. PREFERRED PRICING
1. HIGHER EARN RATE FOR AIR CANADA PURCHASES
2. PREFERRED PRICING
3. ADDITIONAL CARDHOLDER BENEFITS
4. ELITE STATUS QUALIFICATIONS BOOSTS
5. FREE FIRST CHECKED BAG
1. HIGHER EARN RATE FOR AIR CANADA PURCHASES
2. PREFERRED PRICING
3. ADDITIONAL CARDHOLDER BENEFITS
4. ROLLOVER SQMS
5. ROLLOVER eUPGRADE CREDITS
6. ANNUAL WORLDWIDE COMPANION PASS
7. ELITE STATUS QUALIFICATIONS BOOSTS
8. FREE FIRST CHECKED BAG
9. MAPLE LEAF LOUNGE ACCESS
10. PRIORITY AIRPORT STANDBY
11. PRIORITY AIRPORT UPGRADES
1. HIGHER EARN RATE FOR AIR CANADA PURCHASES
2. PREFERRED PRICING
3. ADDITIONAL CARDHOLDER BENEFITS
7. ELITE STATUS QUALIFICATIONS BOOSTS
8. FREE FIRST CHECKED BAG
9. MAPLE LEAF LOUNGE ONE-TIME GUEST PASSES

Details of the new CIBC offers can be found here.