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Canadian Travel Credit Card Comparison:
Most Popular Cards
 

This chart is part of Rewards Canada's Guide to Choosing a Travel Rewards Credit Card
and is a comparison of some of the more popular travel rewards credit cards.
We also offer the following comparison charts:

Feature / Card
American Express Aeroplan Plus Charge Card
American Express Air Miles Credit Card
American Express Air Miles Reserve Credit Card
American Express Blue Sky Credit Card
American Express Gold Rewards Card
mbna Alaska Airlines MasterCard
BMO Air Miles Master Card
BMO World Elite Master Card
Capital One® Aspire Travel™ World Elite MasterCard®
Capital One® Aspire Travel™ Platinum MasterCard®
Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Visa
    Feature / Card
CIBC Aventura Gold Visa & Infinte
CUETS MasterCards
  mbna Rewards World Elite MasterCard
RBC Visa Infinite Avion
Scotia American Express Cards
ScotiaGold Passport VISA
Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express
TD Visa Aeroplan Cards
TD First Class Visa Infinite
WestJet RBC MasterCard
Feature / Card
Card Type
Airline
Travel Points
Travel Points
Travel Points
Hybrid
Airline
Travel Points
Travel Points
Travel Points
Travel Points
Hotel
   
Card Type
Travel Points
Travel Points
   
Hybrid
Travel Points
Travel Points
Hotel
Airline
Travel Points
Airline
Card Type
Fees/Costs
Annual Fee
Gold: $120

Plat: $499
Plat: First Year free then $65*
$299
$0
$150*
Reg: $45

Plat/World Elite: $75
World: $99
No Fee: $0
$150
$150
$0
$120*
 
Annual Fee
$120
Platinum: $150
Gold: $120
Gold Low Fee: $59
Low Fee: $24
No Fee: $0
 
First year free then $89
$120
Platinum: $399

Gold: $99

Reg: $39
$99 (until Oct 31)
$120
Infinite Privilege: $399

Infinite: First Year free then $120 if you apply by Sep 2,16

Platinum: $89
$120
World Elite: $99
Reg: $39
Annual Fee
Supp. Card Fee
Gold: 2 free at $0, additional at $50 each.

Plat:$199 for Plat or $50 for gold
$0
$50
$0
1 Free Supplementary Gold Rewards Card (a $50 value*) to help you earn points faster, $50* each additional card
N/A
World: $35
No Fee:: $0
$50
See Application
See Application
$0
 
Supp. Card Fee
$50
Platinum: $40
Rest: $0
 
$0
$50
Platinum: $99

Gold: $29

Reg: $15
$30
First year free then $50 per year after that
Infinite Privilege: $99

Infinite: $50

Platinum: $35
$50
World Elite: $39
Reg: $19
Supp. Card Fee
Interest Rate
30% Non Revolving
19.99%
19.99%
18.99%
30% Non Revolving
18.99%
19.99%
19.99%
19.8%
19.8%
19.99%
 
Interest Rate
19.99%
19.49%
No Fee: 19.99%
 
19.99%
19.99%
19.99%
19.99%
19.99%
19.99%
19.99%
19.99%
Interest Rate
Foregn Exchange Transaction Fee
2.5%
2.5%
2.5%
2.5%
2.5%
2.5%
2.5%
2.5%
See Application
See Application
0%
 
Foregn Exchange Transaction Fee
2.5%
2.5%
 
2.5%
2.5%
2.5%
2.5%
2.5%
2.5%
2.5%
2.5%
Foregn Exchange Transaction Fee
Minimum Income
Gold $30,000

Plat.$60,000
$15,000
N/A
$15,000
N/A
$35,000
N/A
Recommend $70,000
$70,000 Personal or $120,000 Household
N/A
N/A
 
Minimum Income
Infinite: $60,000
Gold: $35,000
N/A
 
$35,000
$60,000 Personal or $100,000 Household
N/A
N/A
N/A
Infinite Privilege: $200,000 Household

Infinite: $60,000 Personal or $100,000 Household

Platinum: $12,000
Min $60,000 Personal income or $100,000 Combined Household Income
N/A
Minimum Income
Minimum Credit Limit
No Preset Limit
N/A
N/A
N/A
No Preset Limit
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
 
Minimum Credit Limit
$5,000
Platinum: $7,500
Gold: $5,000
Gold Low Fee: $2,500
Low Fee / No Fee:: $1,000
 
N/A
$5,000
N/A
$5,000
N/A
Infinite Privilege: $10,000

Infinite: $5,000

Platinum: $1,500
$5,000
N/A
Minimum Credit Limit
Reward Miles/Points Earning
Card
American Express AeroPlan Plus
American Express Air Miles Credit Card
American Express Air Miles Reserve Credit Card
American Express Blue Sky Credit Card
American Express Gold Rewards Card
mbna Alaska Airlines MasterCard
BMO Air Miles Master Card
BMO World Elite Master Card
Capital One® Aspire Travel™ World Elite MasterCard®
Capital One® Aspire Travel™ Platinum MasterCard®
Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Visa
   
Card
CIBC Aventura
CUETS MasterCards
 
mbna Rewards World Elite MasterCard
Royal Bank Visa Infinite Avion
Scotia American Express Cards
ScotiaGold Passport VISA
Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express
TD Visa Aeroplan Cards
TD First Class Visa Infinite
WestJet RBC MasterCard
Card
Welcome Bonus
Gold: 15,000 Aeroplan Miles

Plat: 40,000 Aeroplan Miles
Plat: 2,000 Miles

Reg: 500 Miles
2,400 Miles
10,000 Bonus Points after $500 spent in first 6 months
25,000 Membership Rewards Points
Reg: 3,000 Miles

Plat /World Elite: 25,000 Miles
No fee: 800 AIR MILES

SPC: 500 AIR MILES Reward Miles
30,000 BMO Reward points

Get 40,000 bonus reward miles when you spend $1,000 on net purchases in the first 3 months after account opening – a value of $400 in travel

Get 10,000 bonus reward miles when you spend $500 on net purchases in the first 3 months after account opening – a value of $100 in travel

30,000 Points + Free Night Stay (Cat 1-4)
 
Welcome Bonus
Infinite: 15,000 Points
Gold: 5,000 points
Platinum: 2,000 Points
Gold: 1,000 Points
Gold Low Fee: 1,000 Points
Low Fee: 1,000 Points
 
10,000 mbna Rewards points
15,000 points
Platinum: 30,000 points

Gold: 20,000 Points

Reg: 8,000 Points
5,000 Points
20,000 Starpoints
Infinite Privilege: 25,000 Aeroplan Miles

Infinite: Up to 20,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles if you apply by Sep 2, 16

Platinum: 10,000 Aeroplan Miles
20,000 TD Points following your first Purchase with the Card
and another 20,000 TD Points if you keep your Account open, active and in good standing within the first 90 days if you apply by Jun 30, 16
World: $250 Bonus Dollars

Reg: $25 Bonus Dollars
Welcome Bonus
Renewal Bonus
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
One (1) Free Night Stay (Cat 1-5)
 
Renewal Bonus
0
0
 
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Renewal Bonus
Earning Ratio
Gold $1=1 Mile up to $10,000, $1=1.25 Miles over $10,000

Plat $1=1.25 Miles up to $25,000, $1=1.50 Miles over $25,000
Reg: 1 Mile/$15 at AIR MILES Sponsors, 1/$20 everywhere else

Plat: 1 Mile/$10 at AIR MILES Sponsors and eligible gas, grocery and drugstores
1/$15 everywhere else
1 Mile/$10 at AIR MILES Sponsors and eligible gas, grocery and drugstores
1/$15 everywhere else
1.25 points/$
1 Point/$
2 Points/$ at grocery stores, gas stations or drug stores and on all Travel purchases
1 Mile/$
World: 1 Mile /$15

No Fee: 1 Mile /$20
2 Points/$
Earn 2 reward miles for every $1 spent – on all purchases
Earn 1 reward mile for every $1 spent – on all purchases
1 Point/$

2Points/$ on Airline, Car Rental and Restaurant

5 Points/$ at over 3,200 participating Marriott Rewards locations.
 
Earning Ratio
1 Point/$
Infinite: 1.5 Miles/$ at grocery stores, gas stations or drug stores**
Platinum: 2 Points/$
Gold: 1 Point/$
Gold Low Fee: 1 Point/$
Low Fee: 1 Points/$
No Fee: 1 Point/$2
 
2 Points/$
1 RBC Rewards point/$1

1.25 RBC Rewards points/$1 on all travel purchases
Platinum & Gold: 4 Points/$ on gas stations, grocery stores, dining and entertainment*

Reg: 2 Points/$ on gas stations, grocery stores, dining and entertainment

All cards:
1 Point/$ on all other spending
1 Point/$
1 Starpoint/$
Infinite Privilege: 1.25 Miles/$
1.5 Miles/$ at grocery stores, gas stations, drug stores and Air Canada Purchases**

Infinite: 1Mile/$
1.5 Miles/$ at grocery stores, gas stations or drug stores**

Platinum: 1 Mile/ $1.50
3 Point/$
World Elite : 1.5% of purchase in WestJet Dollars

Reg:1.0% of purchase in WestJet Dollars
Earning Ratio
Bonus Features
N/A

World: Double Miles at Shell, National & Alamo

World: 25% discount on AIR MILES flights

World & No Fee: 1.25x Miles at Shell,

World: 1.5x Miles at National & Alamo

No fee: 1.5x Miles at National & Alamo

Double points at National Car Rental
N/A
N/A
Automatic 15 night credit which gives you Marriott Silver Elite Status
 
Bonus Features
Bonus Aventura Points at participating CIBC Bonus Rewards restaurants, resorts, golf courses, and retail stores
Also see our Visa Bonus offers page
N/A
 
N/A
N/A
5% Cashback on all eligible travel (flights, cruises and packages) when booked through ScotiaRewards

Also see our Visa Bonus offers page
- Receive a Free Weekend Night Award when you reach $40,000 in purchases each year

Earn Starwood Gold Preferred Guest status when you reach $30,000 in purchases each year
REWARDS CANADA EXCLUSIVE - For every $1 spent on eligible gas, grocery, drugstore and aircanada.com Purchases with your Card, earn double Aeroplan Miles for the first 90 days after Account approval – that’s 3 miles instead of 1.5 miles for every $1 spent on eligible Purchases3.
• Earn 1 mile for every $1 you spend on all other Purchases on your Card.

Infinite Privilege:
- 50% discount on companion tickets for eligible Executive Class fares on Air Canada Flights available once per calendar year  
9 TD Points/$1 travel purchase booked at TD Travel Rewards Centre
World Elite: 2.0% of purchase in WestJet Dollars for WestJet & WestJet Vacations purchases

Reg: 1.5% of purchase in WestJet Dollars for WestJet & WestJet Vacations purchases
Bonus Features
Redemption/Exchange Options
Card
American Express AeroPlan Plus
American Express Air Miles Credit Card
American Express Air Miles Reserve Credit Card
American Express Blue Sky Credit Card
American Express Gold Rewards Card
mbna Alaska Airlines MasterCard
BMO Air Miles Master Card
BMO World Elite Master Card
Capital One® Aspire Travel™ World Elite MasterCard®
Capital One® Aspire Travel™ Platinum MasterCard®®
Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Visa
   
Card
CIBC Aventura
CUETS MasterCards
 
mbna Rewards World Elite MasterCard
Royal Bank Visa Infinite Avion
Scotia American Express Cards
ScotiaGold Passport VISA
Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express
TD Visa Aeroplan Cards
TD First Class Visa Infinite
WestJet RBC MasterCard
Card
Miles/Points deposited to:
Aeroplan
Air Miles
Air Miles
N/A
Membership Rewards
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
Air Miles
BMO Rewards
Capital One®
Capital One®
Marriott Rewards
 
Miles/Points deposited to:
Aventura
Platinum Class Rewards
or Choice Rewards
 
mbna Rewards
RBC Rewards
Scotia Rewards
Scotia Rewards
Starwood Preferred Guest
Aeroplan
TD Travel Rewards
WestJet
Miles/Points deposited to:
Travel Agency Redemption Value
N/A
N/A
N/A
10,000 Points = $100
10,000 Points = $100
N/A
N/A
100 points = $1
See Application
See Application
N/A
 
Travel Agency Redemption Value
5000 Points = $50
10,000 Points = $100
 
10,000 Points = $100 *
up to 2.3% on flights as per the Avion Air Travel Redemption Schedule (e.g. 15,000 pts = short-haul flight worth up to $350)
or
5000 Points = $50 for other travel
5000 Points = $50
5000 Points = $50
N/A
N/A
200 Points = $1 with Expedia for TD

250 Points = $1 for the book anywhere option
N/A
Travel Agency Redemption Value
Exchange Options
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
1 Point = 1 Mile with Aeroplan British Airways

1 Point = .75 Miles with Alitalia, Etihad , Cathay Pacific and Delta
1 Point = .9 Points with Hilton, .8 Points with IHG, .5 Points with SPG
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Transfer Rewards Points to 29 Airlines (Various ratios)
 
Exchange Options
1 Point = 1 Mile with Aeroplan
N/A
 
N/A
1 Point = 1 Mile on American, British Airways or Cathay Pacific
N/A
N/A
Transfer Starpoints to 30 Airlines (Various ratios)
N/A
N/A
N/A
Exchange Options
Redemption Centre
Aeroplan
Air Miles
Air Miles
Any Travel Provider
Any Travel Provider
Mileage Plan
Air Miles
BMO Rewards
Any Travel Provider
Any Travel Provider
Marriott Rewards
 
Redemption Centre
Any Travel Provider via Aventura
Platinum Class Rewards
or Choice Rewards
 
Any Travel Provider or mbna Rewards
RBC Rewards
Any Travel Provider or Scotia Rewards
Scotia Rewards
Starwood Preferred Guest
Aeroplan
TD Travel Rewards Centre with Ability to book travel anywhere and then redeem TD Points through The Travel Rewards Centre
WestJet Frequent Guest
Redemption Centre
Benefits
Card
American Express AeroPlan Plus
American Express Air Miles Credit Card
American Express Air Miles Reserve Credit Card
American Express Blue Sky Credit Card
American Express Gold Rewards Card
mbna Alaska Airlines MasterCard
BMO Air Miles Master Card
BMO World Elite Master Card
Capital One® Aspire Travel™ World Elite MasterCard®
Capital One® Aspire Travel™ Platinum MasterCard®
Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Visa
   
Card
CIBC Aventura
CUETS MasterCards
 
mbna Rewards World Elite MasterCard
Royal Bank Visa Infinite Avion
Scotia American Express Cards
ScotiaGold Passport VISA
Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express
TD Visa Aeroplan Cards
TD First Class Visa Infinite
WestJet RBC MasterCard
Card
Travel Accident Insurance
$500,000
$100,000
$100,000
$100,000
$500,000
Reg: $150,000
Plat/World Elite: up to $1MM
World: $500,000
up to $500,000
Yes
Yes
No
 
Travel Accident Insurance
$500,000
Platinum / Gold / Gold Low Fee: up to $500,000
Low Fee / No Fee: up to $100,000
 
$1,000,000
$500,000
Plat & Gold: up to $500,000

Reg: up to $250,000
$250 000 per person or $500 000 per occurance
up to $500,000
up to $500,000
up to $500,000
World Elite: Yes
Reg: Yes
Travel Accident Insurance
Flight Delay Insurance
Yes
Optional in a Travel Insurance package***
Yes
No
Yes
No
World No Fee: Optional*
Yes
Yes
No
No
 
Flight Delay Insurance
Yes
No
 
No
Yes
Plat & Gold: Yes

Reg: No
No
Yes
Infinite Privilege & Infinite: Yes

Platinum: No
No
World Elite: Yes
Reg: No
Flight Delay Insurance
Delayed, Lost, Stolen, Damaged Baggage Insurance
Yes
Optional in a Travel Insurance package***
Yes
No
Yes
No
World: Yes
Yes
Yes
Baggage Delay
No
 
Delayed, Lost, Stolen, Damaged Baggage Insurance
Yes
Yes
 
No
Yes
Plat & Gold: Yes

Reg: No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
World Elite: No
Reg: No
Delayed, Lost, Stolen, Damaged Baggage Insurance
Trip Cancellation Insurance
Gold: Optional***

Plat: Yes
Optional in a Travel Insurance package***
No
No
No
No
World: Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
 
Trip Cancellation Insurance
No
Platinum / Gold / Gold Low Fee / Low Fee:Yes
 
No
Yes
Plat & Gold: Yes

Reg: No
Yes
No
Infinite Privilege & Infinite: Yes

Platinum: No
Yes
No
Trip Cancellation Insurance
Trip Interuption Insurance
Gold: Optional***

Plat: Yes
Optional in a Travel Insurance package***
No
No
Yes
No
World: Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
 
Trip Interuption Insurance
Infinite Only
No
 
Yes
Yes
All cards: Yes
Yes
No
Infinite Privilege & Infinite: Yes

Platinum: No
Yes
World Elite: Yes
Reg: No
Trip Interuption Insurance
Travel Medical Insurance
Gold: Optional***

Plat: Yes
Optional in a Travel Insurance package***
Yes
Optional***
Yes
No
World: Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
 
Travel Medical Insurance
Infinite Only
Platinum / Gold:Yes
 
No
Yes
Platinum: 31 Days

Gold: 25 Days

Reg: 8 Days
Yes
No
Infinite Privilege: 22 days under 65 years old; 4 days over 65 years old

Infinite: 15 days under 65 years old; 4 days over 65 years old
Yes
World Elite: Yes
Reg: No
Travel Medical Insurance
Auto Rental/Loss Damage Insurance
Yes
Plat: Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Reg: No
Plat: Yes
World: Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Auto Rental/Loss Damage Insurance
Yes
Platinum / Gold / Gold Low Fee:Yes
Low Fee: No
 
Yes
Yes
All cards: Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
World Elite: Yes
Reg: Yes
Auto Rental/Loss Damage Insurance
Purchase Protection
Yes
Plat: Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Reg: No
Plat: Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
 
Purchase Protection
No
Platinum / Gold / Gold Low Fee / Low Fee:Yes
 
Yes
Yes
All cards: Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
World Elite: Yes
Reg: Yes
Purchase Protection
Price Protection
No
No
No
No
No
World Elite: Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
 
Price Protection
No
No
 
Yes
No
All cards: Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Price Protection
Extended Warranty Plan
Yes
Plat: Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Reg: No
Plat: Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
 
Extended Warranty Plan
No
Platinum / Gold / Gold Low Fee / Low Fee:Yes
 
Yes
Yes
All cards: Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
World Elite: Yes
Reg: Yes
Extended Warranty Plan
Free Companion Air Ticket
Platinum: Short Haul Flight Reward ticket when 15,000 miles redeemed with Partner Ticket benefit annually
No
Yes, 1 round-trip economy flight annually within the AIR MILES Flight Program, up to a maximum of 1,450 reward miles
No
No
Platinum/World Elite Card Only:
1 Companion ticket per year for only US$99+ $19 tax
No
No
No
No
No
 
Free Companion Air Ticket
No
No
 
No
No
No
No
No
Infinite Privilege & Infinite:
2 for 1 ClassicFlight Short Haul award if you apply by May 9, 2014
No
World Elite: Annual $99/$299/$399 Companion Flight
Free Companion Air Ticket
Business Class Lounge Access
Platinum Card Only: Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounges plus free membership in Priority Pass
No
free membership in Priority Pass + four complimentary VIP lounge visits per membership year
No
No
$50 off a new Board Room membership initiation fee
No
free membership in Priority Pass + three complimentary VIP lounge visits per membership year
No
No
No
 
Business Class Lounge Access
No
No
 
No
No
Plat: Free membership in Priority Pass

Gold: 35% Discount on Priority Pass
No
No
Infinite Privilege:
Airport Angel membership + 6 free visits
+ Four (4) annual Maple Leaf Lounge One-Time Guest Passes when travelling on an Aeroplan flight reward operated by Air Canada


Infinite: Annual Maple Leaf Lounge One Time Guest Pass when travelling on an Aeroplan flight reward operated by Air Canada
No
No
Business Class Lounge Access
Priority Check In
Platinum Card Only
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
 
Priority Check In
No
No
 
No
No
No
No
No
Infinite Privilege: Yes

Infinite: Yes but only on Aeroplan Reward tickets
No
No
Priority Check In
Hotel Burglary Insurance
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
 
Hotel Burglary Insurance
No
No
 
No
Yes
Plat & Gold: Yes

Reg: No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
World Elite: Yes
Reg: Yes
Hotel Burglary Insurance
Travel Concierge Service
No
No
Yes
No
No
World Elite: Yes
World: Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
 
Travel Concierge Service
Infinite Only
No
 
Yes
Yes
Plat:Yes

Gold & Reg: No
Yes
No
Infinite Privilege & Infinite: Yes

Platinum: No
Yes
No
Travel Concierge Service
Enhanced Hotel/Dining Services
Yes with Fairmont Hotels
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
 
Enhanced Hotel/Dining Services
Infinite Only
No
 
No
Yes
Hotels
No
No
Infinite Privilege & Infinite: Yes

Platinum: No
Yes
No
Enhanced Hotel/Dining Services
Overlimit Extended Purchasing
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
 
Overlimit Extended Purchasing
Infinite Only
No
 
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No pre-set spending limit
No
Overlimit Extended Purchasing
Link to Apply
Platinum:
Apply Online

Gold:
Apply Online
Platinum:
Apply Online

Reg:
Apply Online
 
Link to Apply
 
Infinite Privilege:
Apply Online

Infinite:
Apply Online

Platinum:
Apply Online
Link to Apply
Notes:
Complimentary Hertz Rent-A-Car #1 Club Gold Membership and free Car Class upgrades

*** Fee Applies
*** Fee Applies
N/A
*** Fee Applies
* Annual fees waived the first year
N/A
* Yearly fee ranging from $29-$99
*** Fee Applies
N/A
Annual Fee waived in the first year
 
Notes:
*** Fee Applies
N/A
 
* Redemptions under 10,000 points will incur a $25 Booking fee
N/A
* Plat: on the first $100,000 in those categories

Gold: on the first $50,000 in those categories

Reg: on the first $25,000 in those categories
N/A
N/A
** Up to a total annual spend of $80K
Travel can be purchased from any travel supplier with a credit made to your card
N/A
Notes:
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