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The Ultimate Aeroplan Credit Card Portfolio
Last Updated: February 5, 2016

 

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In this feature of Rewards Canada' Ultimate Credit Card Portfolios we look at the ultimate one for earning Aeroplan Miles. We have always recommended that you should carry a Visa, a Mastercard and an American Express card in your wallet. The reason why is that there benefits, promotions and earning potential unique to each brand of credit card. We won't go into detail here as you can read all about it in our feature on how to Maximize your Miles and Points but here we outline one card from each brand that will help you build up those Aeroplan miles faster than ever. Ultimately there are various options that could be utilized for an Aeroplan portfolio but we look at one card from each issuing family that won't totally break the bank on annual fees but will provide strong Aeroplan mile earning along with very strong insurance benefits.

What is Rewards Canada's Ultimate Aeroplan Credit Card Wallet? It is the following three cards

Visa - TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card

Mastercard - mbna Best Western Mastercard®

American Express - American Express® Gold Rewards Card

The TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card is an obvious choice as it is the primary card out there for Aeroplan. You could also get the CIBC version but seeing that TD is the primary issuer for Aeroplan we go with that card. The mbna Best Western Mastercard, seems an odd fit in the mix but it is the only Mastercard in Canada that gives you an Aeroplan option. Best Western Rewards points can be converted to Aeroplan at a rate of 1 BW Rewards Points to 0.3 Aeroplan Miles. The final card filling in the American Express spot is the American Express Gold Rewards Card. While Amex has a large Aeroplan card portfolio the American Express Gold Rewards Card is in fact the strongest Aeroplan mile earning card on the market when you use it properly at select merchants.

Related: Which credit card earns the most Aeroplan miles?

How to maximize your Aeroplan earning with these cards

Let's look at category bonuses first. Both the American Express Gold Rewards card gives you extra points at Grocery Stores, Drug Stores and Gas Stations. While the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite card provides extra on Grocery Stores and Gas Stations. How much extra? The Amex Gold Rewards gives 2 points per dollar while the TD card provides 1.5 points per dollar. So if the retailer you are at in these three categories accepts American Express, put that purchase on the Gold Rewards Card to earn the full 2 miles per dollar. If they don't, then of course put it on the TD Aeroplan card. The other category bonus is travel, the American Express Gold Rewards card offers 2 points per dollar on travel purchases while the TD card offers 1.5 points on Air Canada purchases. You should try to funnel all your travel purchases onto the American Express card if you can.


The only place you'll really look at using the Best Western Rewards Mastercard is at retailers that only accept Mastercard. The best known of those retailers in Canada is Costco. Use your Best Western card here and in reality nowhere else as you'll earn more miles with the other two cards. Can you get better value out of other Mastercards at Costco? Absolutely but if you are only focused on Aeroplan miles, then the BW card is the way to go.

All the other spending you have will be at non-category bonus retailers so those purchases can be put on either your TD Aeroplan Card or the American Express Gold Rewards Card. We would recommend the latter if they accept Amex. Why? You are building a balance in your American Express Membership Rewards account (which of course transfer instantly 1:1 to Aeroplan) but you can utilize Amex's TripFlex feature to pay for your taxes and fees on those Aeroplan award tickets when you redeem for them! That's right, you've now earned tons of miles utilizing these three cards but don't need to boost your Aeroplan balance more so now you can use the flexibility of Amex's Membership Rewards points to cover other travel charges like the fees on Aeroplan award tickets.

Related: Which credit cards can be used to cover award ticket taxes, fees and surcharges?

The Ultimate Aeroplan Credit Card Portfolio:

Card Card Features


TD® Aeroplan® Visa Infinite* Card

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TD® Aeroplan® Visa Infinite* Card

Annual Fee $139 Additional Cards: $752
Annual interest rate 19.99% on purchases and 22.99% on funds advances
$60,000 personal or $100,000 household annual income

Limited Time Offer

Earn up to 20,000 Aeroplan points and a bonus Buddy Pass1. Plus, first year no Annual Fee1. Conditions Apply. Must apply by May 30, 2021.

• Bring along a friend! As a new Cardholder, your bonus Buddy Pass can score you a second ticket when you book an economy ticket. On the second ticket, you only pay the taxes and third-party charges. You’ll receive the one-time use pass, when you spend $1,000 within 90 days of Account opening, and you have a whole year to use it.1​ 

• Earn a welcome bonus of 10,000 Aeroplan points when you make your first purchase with your new card.1

• Earn 10,000 Aeroplan points when you spend $1,000 within 90 days of Account opening, up to a total of 20,000 points.1

• Plus, get an annual fee rebate for the first year.

To receive the first-year annual fee rebate, you must activate your Card and make your first Purchase on the Account within the first 3 months after Account opening and you must add your Additional Cardholders by May 31, 2021.

Your Card also allows you to enjoy:

• Travelling lightly through the airport and saving on baggage fees3. Primary Cardholders, Additional Cardholders, and travel companions (up to eight) travelling on the same reservation will all enjoy their first checked bag free (up to 23kg/50lb) when your travel originates on an Air Canada flight.
• Enroll for NEXUS and once every 48 months get an application fee rebate (up to $100 CAD)4. Additional Cardholders can also take advantage of this NEXUS fee rebate.
• For a limited time, earn 1.5 bonus Aeroplan points for each $1 spent on eligible purchases at participating Starbucks® locations17. Conditions Apply. Offer ends November 7, 2021.
• Travel Medical Insurance10: Up to $1 million of coverage for the first 21 days. If you or your spouse is aged 65 or older, you are covered for the first 4 days of your trip. Additional top-up coverage is available.
• Trip Cancellation/Trip Interruption Insurance11: For Trip Cancellation coverage of up to $1,500 per insured person, with a maximum of $5,000 for all insured persons, and for Trip Interruption coverage of up to $5,000 per insured person, with a maximum of $25,000 for all insured persons on the same covered trip.
• Flight/Trip Delay Insurance12: Up to $500 in coverage per insured person if your flight/trip is delayed for over 4 hours.
• Delayed and Lost Baggage Insurance12: Up to $1,000 overall coverage per insured person toward the purchase of essentials, such as clothes and toiletries, if your baggage is delayed for more than 6 hours or lost.
• Common Carrier Travel Accident Insurance13: Up to $500,000 of coverage for covered losses while travelling on a common carrier (for example, a bus, ferry, plane, train or auto rental).
• Hotel/Motel Burglary Insurance14: Up to $2,500 of coverage per occurrence for eligible personal items stolen from your hotel or motel room that belong to the Cardholder on the Account and eligible family members travelling with the Cardholder.
• Auto Rental Collision/Loss Damage Insurance15: Coverage for up to 48 consecutive days.
• Emergency Travel Assistance Services16: Help is just a call away. Toll-free access to help in the event of a personal emergency while travelling.

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This offer is not available for residents of Quebec. For Quebec residents, please click here.

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Interest rates, fees and features are effective as of January 18, 2021, unless otherwise indicated, and are subject to change.

The Aeroplan program is a loyalty rewards and recognition program operated by Air Canada’s subsidiary Aeroplan Inc. Visit Air Canada for complete terms and conditions of the Aeroplan program.

1 Must apply by May 30, 2021. Welcome Bonus of 10,000 Aeroplan points will be awarded to the Aeroplan Member account associated with the TD® Aeroplan® Visa Infinite* Card Account (“Account”) only after the first Purchase is made on the Account. For Residents outside of Quebec: To receive the additional bonus 10,000 Aeroplan points and the bonus Buddy Pass, you must make $1,000 in net Purchases (less any returns and credits) on your Account, including your first Purchase, within 90 days of Account opening. For Quebec Residents only: To receive the additional bonus 10,000 Aeroplan points and the bonus Buddy Pass, you must keep your Account open, active and in good standing for 90 days after Account opening. For all Accounts: Rebate of the Annual Fee is only for the first year for the Primary Cardholder and up to 3 Additional Cardholders added to the Account. To receive the first-year annual fee rebate, you must activate your Card and make your first Purchase on the Account within the first 3 months after Account opening. To receive the Additional Cardholder Annual Fee Rebates, you must add your Additional Cardholders by May 31, 2021. Annual Fee Rebate will be applied within 2 monthly statements from the date of the statement with the first Annual Fee charge. The Primary Cardholder is responsible for all charges to the Account, including those made by any Additional Cardholder. Other conditions apply. If you have opened an Account in the last 12 months, you will not be eligible for this offer. We reserve the right to limit the number of Accounts opened by one person, and the number of Welcome Bonus Aeroplan points, additional bonus Aeroplan points and bonus Buddy Passes awarded to any one person. Offers may be changed, withdrawn or extended at any time and cannot be combined with any other offer unless otherwise specified. Your Account must be in good standing at the time the Welcome Bonus Aeroplan points, additional bonus Aeroplan points and the bonus Buddy Pass are awarded. Please allow up to 8 weeks after the conditions for each offer are fulfilled for the Welcome Bonus Aeroplan points, additional bonus Aeroplan points and the bonus Buddy Pass to be credited to your Aeroplan Member account.

The bonus Buddy Pass entitles a companion to accompany the Primary Cardholder for a $0 base fare, when a published Economy Class fare marketed and operated by Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge or under the Air Canada Express brand is booked for travel wholly within North America. The pass is valid for 12 months from the date of issuance. The pass is valid towards a new booking only, and not valid on existing reservations. Bookings must be made directly with Air Canada, via aircanada.com, the Air Canada Mobile App, or through the Air Canada call center (“Air Canada Reservations”). Valid for one round-trip for a companion when travelling on the same itinerary and booked at the same time as Primary Cardholder. Maximum one companion pass may be used per booking. If one-way travel is booked, the pass will be deemed fully used and the return portion of travel is forfeited. Total pricing varies based on itinerary booked. Primary Cardholder may use the pass only once for travel wholly within North America, which is defined as Canada , the United States (including Hawaii) and Mexico. Companion will be responsible to pay all applicable taxes, fees, and charges that apply above the base fare. Valid for travel at any time with no blackout periods. Also valid against the purchase of fares on sale. Companion will be booked into same fare brand as Primary Cardholder and will receive all applicable benefits and services associated with that fare brand. The pass may not be used with premium cabin fares, or in conjunction with Aeroplan flight rewards, Flight Pass, group travel bookings, Air Canada Vacations bookings, or any other discounts or promotion codes. The pass must be redeemed at time of purchase of a ticket, and if multiple companion passes are available for the Aeroplan number, the pass that would expire first will be used. Booking must be made before the pass expiry date; travel may occur after the pass expiry date subject to flight schedule availability at the time of booking. The pass may only be used as described, cannot be transferred and has no monetary or exchange value. Changes or cancellations are allowed according to the fare rules of the fare purchased. Changes and cancellations must be made at the same time for both guests, and failure to do so may result in a forfeit of the companion pass. If during a change or cancellation the pass is reinstated in the Primary Cardholders account, the original expiry date will take effect and the pass may then be considered expired. In the event of a change or cancellation, travellers are required to pay all applicable fees based on the fare type purchased for each ticket, plus the difference in fare, if applicable and all applicable taxes, fees, and charges that apply above the base fare. Companions who are members of the Aeroplan program or other partner frequent flyer programs will not be eligible to accumulate points or miles for the ticket issued in exchange for the companion pass. Aeroplan Elite Status benefits and upgrades are applicable if the traveller holds appropriate status and the fare purchased allows for such benefits and upgrades. Air Canada reserves the right to apply additional fees for bookings made via Air Canada Reservations. Unused passes will automatically be cancelled on the date the credit card is closed, regardless of reason for closure, or if the credit card account is changed to a different product. Terms and conditions of the air transportation services are subject to the General Conditions of Carriage & Tariffs and any other terms and conditions relating to air transportation services in effect at the time of booking, as determined by Air Canada in its sole discretion and as may be changed from time to time. This one-time bonus Buddy Pass is only valid for eligible cardholders. You will not be eligible for the bonus Buddy Pass if you have previously opened an Aeroplan Program credit card of the same type, regardless of the credit card issuer and have received the Welcome Bonus offer in the last 12 months. This offer may be changed, cancelled or extended at any time and cannot be combined with any other offers.

2 Primary Cardholder remains liable for all charges to the Account, including those made by any Additional Cardholder.

3 A Primary Cardholder or Additional Cardholder, and up to eight (8) other passengers travelling on the same reservation (up to a maximum of nine (9) travellers), are each entitled to a free first checked bag up to 23kg/50lbs. Benefit only applies when checking in with Air Canada, for a flight operated by Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge or under the Air Canada Express brand. Benefit is not available if check-in is with another airline. If the first checked bag is already complimentary (for example, as a result of Aeroplan Elite Status or fare purchased), there is no additional checked bag benefit that will be provided. Free first checked bag benefit may not be applied retroactively, and no refunds will be issued. Service charges for additional/oversized/overweight baggage may apply. More information on baggage restrictions: https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/home/plan/baggage.html.

4 The Account will receive a statement credit up to a maximum of $100 CAD for the amount posted to the Account for a NEXUS application fee regardless of NEXUS application approval. There is a maximum of four (4) NEXUS statement credits available when a qualifying NEXUS application fee is posted to the Account in any given 48-month period and the number of available NEXUS statement credits will be equal to the number of Cardholders on the Account when a qualifying NEXUS application fee is posted to your Account. The 48 month period starts when the first qualifying NEXUS application fee is posted to the Account. To be eligible for the statement credit, the Account must be in good standing at the time the NEXUS application fee is charged and posted on the Account. NEXUS means the expedited border control program offered jointly by the Canada Border Services Agency and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The terms of the NEXUS program are established by NEXUS. The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its affiliates are not responsible for the NEXUS program: https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/prog/nexus/term-eng.html

5 Purchase of Gas or Grocery or Air Canada Products means a Purchase of gas or gas station services or products or a Purchase of grocery or grocery items, including those at grocery locations, or a Purchase made directly from Air Canada or of any of Air Canada’s products and services, each from a merchant classified through the Visa network with a merchant category code (MCC) that identifies the merchant in the “gas” or “grocery” or "Air Canada" category. Aeroplan points are earned on eligible purchases charged to the Account as follows:
• 1.5 Aeroplan points (Bonus Rate) earned for each $1 in Purchases of Gas, Grocery or Air Canada Products (earned only on a maximum annual amount of $80,000 of Purchases of Gas, Grocery or Air Canada Products); or
• 1 Aeroplan point earned for each $1 on all other Purchases.

Please contact TD if you wish to confirm the MCC that applies to a particular merchant, or if the Purchase qualifies as a Purchase of Gas, Grocery or Air Canada Products. If you have earned Aeroplan points on the maximum annual amount of Purchases of Gas, Grocery or Air Canada Products charged to your Account (from January 1 to December 31) or if your Purchase does not qualify as a Purchase of Gas, Grocery or Air Canada Products, you will instead earn the standard rate of Aeroplan points that applies to all other Purchases charged to the Account as described above. The Bonus Rate is in place of and not in addition to the standard rate of Aeroplan points earned on all other Purchases charged to the Account.

6 The Toronto-Dominion Bank is not responsible for any Aeroplan points earned under this “earn points twice” feature of the Aeroplan program when the Aeroplan number is provided. See your Aeroplan program for full details. Feature may be changed, withdrawn or extended at any time and cannot be combined with any other offer

7 The Aeroplan number of the person accessing the benefit must be included in the qualifying reservation, and the name on the airline reservation must be identical to the name on the Aeroplan account of the traveller. For Additional Cardholders’ ability to access available benefits, their Aeroplan number must be linked to a valid credit card account as verified by the bank. Please allow up to 72 hours after the credit card is approved, or the Aeroplan number of the Additional Cardholder is linked to the Additional Cardholder credit card, for these benefits to be activated. Aeroplan member accounts of the Primary Cardholder and Additional Cardholder(s) must be in good standing at time of flight for airline benefits to apply. Airline benefits will no longer be available upon account closure, regardless of reason for closure, or if the credit card product is changed. Aeroplan membership and benefits are subject to the Aeroplan Program Terms & Conditions (https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/home/aeroplan/legal/terms-and-conditions.html) and any applicable Air Canada terms and conditions relating to a benefit, as determined by Air Canada in its sole discretion and as may be changed from time to time.

8 The goods and services Cardholders request or otherwise choose to obtain through the Visa Infinite Concierge Service are provided by various third-party service providers unrelated to Visa. Visa does not endorse, review or qualify these service providers. Visa makes no representations or warranties (either express or implied) about and assumes no responsibility or liability for these service providers or the goods and services that may be obtained through the Visa Infinite Concierge. Neither Visa nor TD are responsible for any claims or damages arising from the use of any benefits or services provided by a third party. Visa cannot guarantee the successful fulfillment of Cardholders’ requests in all instances. There is no fee for the Concierge’s services; however, Cardholders are responsible for the cost of any goods or services (including any related fees or costs) authorized by the Cardholder and purchased by the Visa Infinite Concierge on the Cardholder’s behalf. All costs will be charged directly to the Cardholder’s Visa Infinite card.

9 You must be an eligible Visa Infinite Cardholder with a valid Canada-issued Visa Infinite Card to take advantage of the Visa Infinite benefits and services. Certain benefits and services require enrollment. Offers and benefits are non-transferable, and discounts cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. Neither Visa nor the Issuer of the Card are responsible for any claims or damages arising from the use of any benefits or services provided by a third party. Visa reserves the right to modify or cancel offers or benefits at any time and without notice. All offers, benefits and services made available through Visa are subject to complete terms and conditions (https://www.visainfinite.ca/infinite/en/terms.html), including third-party suppliers’ terms and conditions. The Visa Infinite privacy policy (https://www.visa.ca/en_CA/legal/global-privacy-notice.html) applies to all benefits and services that require enrollment through, or are otherwise provided by, the Visa Infinite Concierge or the Visa Infinite website. The collection use and disclosure of Cardholders’ personal information by third-party suppliers of services and benefits to Visa Infinite Cardholders are subject to such third parties’ own privacy policies.

10 Underwritten by TD Life Insurance Company. Medical and claims assistance, claims payment and administrative services are provided by our Administrator. Benefits, features and coverages are subject to conditions, limitations and exclusions, including a pre-existing condition exclusion, that are fully described in the Certificates of Insurance included with your TD Credit Cardholder Agreement. Note that this insurance offers different benefits, with different terms and conditions, then the optional Travel Medical Insurance that may be medically underwritten and is available for purchase to all TD customers, which you may be eligible to top up with. The day of departure from and the day of return to your province or territory of residence each count as one full day. 21-day coverage if you’re under 65 and 4-day coverage if you’re 65 or older.

11 Underwritten by TD Life Insurance Company (for medical covered causes) and TD Home and Auto Insurance Company (for non-medical covered causes). To be eligible for this insurance, at least 75% of your trip cost must be paid for using your TD Credit Card and/or Aeroplan points. Benefits, features and coverages are subject to conditions, limitations and exclusions, including a pre-existing condition exclusion, that are fully described in the Certificates of Insurance included with your TD Credit Cardholder Agreement. Note that this insurance offers different benefits, with different terms and conditions, than the optional Trip Cancellation and Trip Interruption Insurance that is available to all TD customers.

12 Underwritten by TD Home and Auto Insurance Company. To be eligible for this coverage, at least 75% of your trip cost must be paid for using your TD Credit Card and/or associated Aeroplan points. Benefits, features and coverages are subject to conditions, limitations and exclusions that are fully described in the Certificates of Insurance included with your TD Credit Cardholder Agreement.

13 Underwritten by TD Life Insurance Company. To be eligible for this coverage, your trip must be paid for in full using your TD Credit Card and/or Aeroplan points. Benefits, features and coverages are subject to conditions, limitations and exclusions that are fully described in the Certificate of Insurance included with your TD Credit Cardholder Agreement.

14 Insurance coverages are underwritten by American Bankers Insurance Company of Florida (ABIC) under Group Policy TDA112020. Benefits, features and coverages are subject to conditions, limitations and exclusions that are fully described in the Certificates of Insurance included with your TD Credit Cardholder Agreement. ABIC, its subsidiaries, and affiliates carry on business in Canada under the name of Assurant ®. Assurant® is a registered trademark of Assurant, Inc.

15 Underwritten by TD Home and Auto Insurance Company. Car rentals must be charged in full to the Card and/or associated Aeroplan points, cannot exceed 48 consecutive days and the rental agency’s Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) coverage must be declined by the Cardholder. Please note, in some jurisdictions, rental agencies may require you to purchase the CDW coverage from them — it is important to call before booking your car rental to confirm their insurance requirements. Refer to the Auto Rental Collision/Loss Damage Insurance section of your TD Credit Cardholder Agreement for rental exclusions and further details.

16 Provided by our Administrator under a service agreement with TD Life Insurance Company. This is not an insurance benefit but assistance services only.

17 Limited Time Promotional Offer:  Applies to the TD® Aeroplan® Visa Infinite* Card (the Account).  Offer starts November 8, 2020 and ends November 7, 2021 (the Offer Period).  The Offer Period will apply regardless of when your Account is activated. Account Cardholders will earn 1.5 Bonus Aeroplan points for each $1.00 in Purchases charged to the Account at participating Starbucks® locations in Canada (the "Starbucks Bonus Aeroplan Earn Rate"). All reloads on the Starbucks mobile application and in-store purchases at company-operated stores are eligible. In-store purchases at licensed stores are excluded from this offer. To learn if a Starbucks location is a participating location, click here. Starbucks purchases made through UberEats are not eligible for this promotion. The Starbucks Bonus Aeroplan Earn Rate earned during the Offer Period is in place of, and not in addition to the base Aeroplan point earn rate for the Account.  If the Purchase does not qualify for the Starbucks Bonus Aeroplan Earn Rate, you will earn the base earn rate of 1 Aeroplan point for each $1.00 in Purchases charged to the Account. Your Account must be in good standing to earn Aeroplan points. Any returned items, refunds, rebates or other similar credits will reduce or cancel the Aeroplan points earned on the original eligible Purchase. Please allow up to 8 weeks after each statement period for the Starbucks Bonus Aeroplan Earn Rate to be credited to your Account. This Limited Time Promotional Offer will be in addition to any other offers available for your Account. Offer may be changed, withdrawn or extended at any time and cannot be combined with any other offer unless otherwise specified. Starbucks and the Starbucks logo are registered trademarks of Starbucks Corporation Limited.

All trade-marks are the property of their respective owners.
See Air Canada and Aeroplan trade-mark ownership details. (https://www.tdcanadatrust.com/products-services/banking/credit-cards/view-all-cards/trademark-legal.jsp)
™ NEXUS Official mark and/or trademark of Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, used under license.
* Trademark of Visa Int., used under license.
® The TD logo and other trade-marks are the property of The Toronto-Dominion Bank.
Annual interest rates, fees and features are subject to change.



mbna Best Western Mastercard®
mbna Best Western Mastercard®

• Earn 1 Best Western Rewards® point for every $1 in eligible purchases‡
• Earn 5 Best Western Rewards® points for every $1 in eligible purchases at Best Western properties‡
• Earn 20,000 Best Western Rewards® points†† on your first purchase – enough for a free night stay
• You will be awarded "Gold Status" upon first use of your credit card and "Diamond Status" when you spend $10,000 in eligible purchases within one year◊◊
• No limit to the Best Western Rewards® points that can be earned using the credit card in a year
• Use your Best Western Rewards® points in many ways – hotel stays, dining, gift cards and more.         

• Standard Annual Interest Rates of 19.99% on standard purchases, 22.99% on balance transfers✪ and access cheques, and 22.99% on cash advances
• No annual fee
• This offer is not available for residents of Quebec.  For residents of Quebec, please click here.


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✪ Balance transfers will be fulfilled in the order listed and are treated as balance transfers in accordance with your Account Agreement. The total value of balance transfers cannot exceed your authorized credit limit. If the value is greater, MBNA may send a partial payment to the named creditor/designated account. THERE WILL BE A TRANSACTION FEE EQUAL TO 1.00% OF THE DOLLAR AMOUNT OF EACH BALANCE TRANSFER INITIATED WITH THIS APPLICATION. A MINIMUM FEE OF $7.50 WILL APPLY TO EACH BALANCE TRANSFER TRANSACTION. A balance transfer may not be used to pay off or down your account balance or any other balances with us (including our affiliates, which would include any member of the TD Bank Group).

‡ These are highlights of the credit card rewards program (the “Program”) associated with this credit card account. Points will be awarded on eligible transactions charged to your account as set out in the Program terms and conditions. Complete terms and conditions describing Program eligibility, accrual and redemption of points, and other important conditions, limitations and restrictions will be sent after your account is opened. Please read the terms and conditions carefully upon receipt. Accumulated points can only be redeemed in accordance with the Best Western Rewards Program. The Toronto-Dominion Bank has no liability or responsibility for any aspect of the Best Western Rewards Program. Please visit www.bestwestern.com/bwrterms, call Best Western at 1-800-237-8483 or contact Best Western by mail at P.O. Box 42007, Phoenix, AZ, 85080-2207 for complete Best Western Rewards® Program terms and conditions.

†† To qualify for this offer, an applicant must be approved for the specific credit card account described in the offer. The account must be used for at least one eligible transaction within the first 90 days of account opening that is not subsequently rescinded, the subject of a charge back request or otherwise disputed. Please allow 8–10 weeks from the transaction date for bonus points to be posted to your points account. Limit one-time bonus point offer (no cash value) per new account. This promotion is offered by Best Western and may be amended or cancelled at any time without notice. The Toronto-Dominion Bank is not responsible or liable for any aspect of this promotion.

The Toronto-Dominion Bank is the issuer of this credit card. MBNA is a division of The Toronto-Dominion Bank.
Each Best Western® branded hotel is independently owned and operated. Best Western and the Best Western marks are service marks or registered service marks of Best Western International, Inc.

American Express Gold Rewards Card
American Express® Gold Rewards Card
American Express® Gold Rewards Card

Card Type: Charge
Annual Fee: $150

• New American Express® Gold Rewards Cardmembers can earn a Welcome Bonus of 25,000 Membership Rewards® points when you charge $1,500 in purchases to your Card in your first 3 months of Cardmembership
• That's enough to redeem for a round-trip Fixed Mileage Flight Reward™ to almost anywhere in North America
• Earn 2 points for every $1 in Card purchases at eligible gas stations, grocery stores and drugstores in Canada
• Earn 2 points for every $1 in Card purchases for eligible travel purchases, including flights, hotels, car rentals, cruises, and more
• Earn 1 point for every $1 in Card purchases everywhere else
• Charge any eligible purchase to your Card then log in to redeem your points for a statement credit
• Book flights within Canada or to destinations around the world for a fixed amount of points, with the Fixed Points Travel Program. You can book any airline, fly any day, and even book right up to a day before departure
• 1 Free Additional Gold Rewards Card (a $50 value) to help you earn points faster
• As a Charge Card, the balance must always be paid in full each month. 30% annual interest rate applies to balances not paid in full. Payments must be received and processed by the date of the next monthly statement to avoid interest charges
• American Express is not responsible for maintaining or monitoring the accuracy of information on this website. For full details and current product information click the Apply now link. Conditions apply

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Related: American Express Gold Rewards Card Review / TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card Review

Other Card Options:

You can boost your earning even more if you are willing to pay higher annual fees on some of the cards or add on extra cards. For example if you take on the the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Privilege Card at $399 per year compared to the $120 per year for the Infinite you'll be able to boost your basic spending earning (non-category bonus) to 1.25 Aeroplan Miles per dollar. The same goes for American Express, you can grab the American Express AeroplanPlus Platinum Card at $499 per year to earn 1.25 Aeroplan Miles per dollar on all spending up to $25,000 then 1.5 miles per dollar after $25,000. Still you can see where the Gold Rewards Card may just come out ahead with it's 2 miles per dollar in its category bonuses. Of course we aren't really taking into consideration the additional benefits that come with the Infinite Privilege or the AeroplanPlus Platinum Cards.

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