† Cash reward offer begins on April 29, 2023, at 12:01 am ET. Offer available to Canadian residents who are age 25 and older for a CIBC Smart™ Account or have reached the age of majority for a CIBC Smart™ Plus Account, and from 2019 to the time of opening the account are not holders or joint holders of a CIBC chequing account, all as determined by CIBC in its sole discretion. To qualify for the $350 offer, open a CIBC Smart Account or CIBC Smart Plus Account and provide your email address. Within 2 months after the month of opening the account, complete at least 1 or more recurring direct deposits totalling at least $500 per month and 1 of the following 3 activities: (i) 2 different recurring pre-authorized debits within the same calendar month; (ii) 5 eligible Visa* Debit purchases within the same calendar month; or (iii) 2 online bill payments of at least $50 each within the same calendar month. The direct deposit and the pre-authorized debit must remain in effect for at least 1 year from after the month of opening the account. Eligibility of transactions will be determined by CIBC in its sole discretion. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer, reward, rebate or the CIBC Smart Start or Smart for Students benefit on the Smart Account unless otherwise indicated by CIBC. The cash reward will be deposited into your account within 7 months after the month that you opened the account. Other conditions apply; review the terms and conditions (PDF, 135 KB) Opens in a new window..
‡ The CIBC Smart™ Account for Newcomers is offered to those who have received landed immigrant status or permanent resident in the last 5 years or those who are temporary resident workers who have a Canadian work permit issued for at least a 12-month term. Must show proof of entry into Canada and provide supporting documents such as landing papers, permanent resident card or Canadian work permit (IMM 1442). Monthly account fee is rebated for two years after which regular monthly account fees apply without notice. You can qualify for this offer if you apply and are approved for a new eligible account beginning on May 16, 2022.
◇ This offer applies to the following eligible cards: CIBC Dividend® Visa Infinite* Card and CIBC Dividend Platinum® Visa* Card. You can qualify for this offer if you apply and are approved for a new eligible card beginning June 29, 2023.
This is a digital-exclusive offer. To be eligible for this offer, you must apply for a new eligible card using the “Apply Now” link available on this webpage.
Offer applies to newly approved card accounts only; transfers from an existing CIBC credit card to a CIBC Dividend® Visa Infinite* Card and CIBC Dividend Platinum® Visa* Card are excluded. This offer is not transferable. This offer may be withdrawn or changed without prior notice at any time. If you have opened, transferred or cancelled another eligible card within the last 12 months, we may approve your application, but you may not receive this offer. This offer may be revoked if you appear to be manipulating or abusing it, or are engaged in any suspicious or fraudulent activity, as determined by CIBC in its sole discretion.
If you apply and are approved for a new eligible card, CIBC will rebate for the first two years the applicable annual fee for you (the primary cardholder) and up to three authorized users added at the time of the application. This offer does not apply to annual fees for authorized users that are added after you submit your application. If your application for an eligible card is not approved, you may be considered for another card (as disclosed in your credit card application). If you are approved for that card, this annual fee rebate offer will apply in the amount of the annual fee, if any, of the alternate card. If you qualify, the rebate will be awarded to the primary cardholder and will appear as a credit against the applicable annual fee(s) on the anniversary month statement period in which the annual fee is charged for each of the first two years, for a total of 2 annual fee rebates for each cardholder. At the time the rebate is awarded, your new credit card account must be open, in good standing and must be the same credit card product that you were initially approved for.
The cash back is accumulated each month, beginning with the January statement and ending with the December statement. Only primary cardholders are permitted to make a cash back redemption. Authorized users are not eligible to redeem cash back dollars. The primary cardholder may redeem cash back at any time during the year provided they have a minimum cash back balance of $25 at the time the redemption request is made. The minimum cash back redemption amount is $25. Cash back will be credited to the primary cardholder’s account within 5 days of the date the redemption request is made. Any cash back amount that is not redeemed by the primary cardholder by the last day of the period covered by your December statement will be automatically redeemed, resulting in your cash back balance being reset to zero, and applied as a credit on your next statement, or, in limited circumstances, at such other time as may be permitted by CIBC. CIBC is not required to credit your account with cash back earned during a monthly statement period if your credit card account is not open and in good standing at any time during a monthly statement period. Credit card account must also be open and in good standing at the time the cash back is redeemed.
1 CIBC foreign exchange rates apply. A CIBC Global Money Transfer and a Foreign Exchange transaction counts towards your allowable transaction limit. Bank account transaction fees may apply. Must have a CIBC chequing account, savings account, eligible credit card or personal line of credit account to send a CIBC Global Money Transfer. Most transfers are completed within 1 to 3 business days. Only primary credit card cardholders can use their eligible credit card account to pay for the CIBC Global Money Transfer service.
Review the CIBC Global Money Transfer Agreement (135 KB, PDF) Opens in a new window..
2 The additional $1.50 service fee is waived for sending Interac e-Transfer transactions. Each Interac e-Transfer transaction you send counts as a transaction for calculating your monthly fee. Maximum dollar amount applies for Interac e-Transfer transactions. For details, review the CIBC Interac e-Transfer Terms and Conditions (PDF, 300 KB) Opens in a new window..
3 CIBC will rebate one non-CIBC ABM withdrawal fee charge; charges from the other financial institution may apply. Fees charged by other financial institutions or third parties for using their ATMs, and the 2.5% administration fee on the converted amount for foreign currency ATM withdrawals are not included in this feature and will be charged to your account. ATM withdrawal amounts may be limited to a maximum dollar withdrawal amount.
4 Earn 3% cash back on purchases, less returns, at merchants classified by the credit card network as grocery stores and supermarkets, or gas service stations, automated fuel-dispensers and electric vehicle charging with a merchant category code of MCC 5552. Earn 2% cash back on purchases, less returns, at merchants classified by the credit card network as (i) local and suburban commuter transportation in Canada, including subway, streetcar, taxi, limousine and ride-sharing services (excludes merchants that may be classified as travel services or travel bookings such as air transport, car rentals and cruises), (ii) eating places and restaurants, drinking places and fast food restaurants, or (iii) recurring payments that are pre-authorized with a merchant to occur on a regular daily, monthly or annual schedule and classified by the merchants as recurring. All other purchases earn 1% cash back. The 3% and 2% cash-back offers are only available on the first $80,000 in net annual card purchases, meaning all card purchases by all cardholders, at any type of merchant, or $20,000 on grocery stores, supermarkets, gas service stations and automated fuel-dispensers, merchants classified as electric vehicle charging with a merchant category code of MCC 5552, commuter transportation, eating and drinking places and restaurants, or on recurring payments on your account, whichever comes first; after that, net card purchases at all merchants, including grocery stores, supermarkets, gas service stations and automated fuel-dispensers, merchants classified as electric vehicle charging with a merchant category code of MCC 5552, commuter transportation, eating and drinking places and restaurants, or on recurring payments will earn cash back at the regular rate of 1%. The $80,000 limit and the $20,000 limit will reset to zero after the day your December statement is printed. Terms, conditions and eligible merchant/merchant categories may change without notice. Cash back is earned on card purchases less returns and not on cash advances, CIBC Global Money Transfers™, interest, fees, balance transfers, payments or CIBC Convenience Cheques. Credits for returns made on your account may result in a deduction of cash back at a higher earn rate, even though the return may relate to a purchase that earned cash back at a lower rate. We may make special offers, including offers to earn cash back on CIBC Global Money Transfers, which may be for a limited period and contain additional terms and conditions.
5 Interest rates may change from time to time. "Purchase" means card purchases less returns and does not include: cash advances, interest, fees, balance transfers, payments and CIBC Convenience Cheques. "Cash" means cash advances, balance transfer and CIBC Convenience Cheques.