† You can qualify for this offer if you apply and are approved for a new CIBC Aeroplan® Visa Infinite* Card between November 8, 2020 and January 31, 2021.
In order to be eligible for this offer, a client must abide by the terms and conditions set out in this footnote.
If you apply and are approved for a new CIBC Aeroplan® Visa Infinite* card, you can receive:
i. A welcome bonus of 10,000 Aeroplan points. The 10,000 Aeroplan points will appear on your statement after you make your first purchase at any time with your card.
ii. A one-time bonus Buddy Pass when you spend $3,000 or more on your card during the first 4 months from the date the credit card account is opened.
iii. A one-time annual fee rebate 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. This offer applies for the first year only. 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 you and will appear as a credit against the applicable annual fee(s) within two statements. Your new credit card account must be open and in Good Standing at time the rebate is awarded.
Offer applies to newly approved card accounts only.
Credit card account must be open and in Good Standing at the time the bonus Aeroplan points are awarded. Aeroplan points are awarded to you within 8 weeks after all qualifying purchase(s) are posted to your account. The following do not qualify as purchases: Cash Advances, Balance Transfers, Convenience Cheques, fees, interest, payments and Aeroplan points redemptions. It may take up to several business days for purchases to be posted to your account. This offer is not transferable. This offer may be withdrawn or changed without prior notice at any time. 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 already have an Aeroplan number, please ensure that you provide your personal Aeroplan number to CIBC to be linked to your credit card as linking a different loyalty number may impact the airline benefit fulfillment.
‡ The bonus Buddy Pass (also known as the “Bonus Companion 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 Buddy Pass is valid for 12 months from the date of issuance. Please allow up to 3 calendar days for the Buddy Pass to be deposited into the Aeroplan account. The Buddy 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 Opens in a new window., the Air Canada Mobile App, or through the Air Canada call centre (“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 Buddy Pass may be used per booking. If one-way travel is booked, the Buddy 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 certificate 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 Buddy 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 Buddy Pass must be redeemed at time of purchase of a ticket, and if multiple Buddy Passes are available for the Aeroplan number, the Buddy Pass that would expire first will be used. Booking must be made before the Buddy Pass expiry date; travel may occur after the Buddy Pass expiry date subject to flight schedule availability at the time of booking. The Buddy 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 Buddy Pass. If during a change or cancellation the Buddy Pass is reinstated in the primary cardholder’s account, the original expiry date will take effect and the Buddy 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 Buddy 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 Buddy Passes will automatically be cancelled if your CIBC Aeroplan credit card account is not in Good Standing, or if it is closed, regardless of reason for closure. Unused Buddy Passes may no longer be available if the CIBC Aeroplan credit card product is changed to a different product. Terms and conditions of air transportation services are subject to the General Conditions of Carriage & Tariffs Opens in a new window. 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 Welcome Bonus offer of a bonus Buddy Pass is only valid for eligible cardholders. You will not be eligible for the Welcome Bonus offer of a 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.
◇ For complete details, including the definition of the capitalized terms used in the disclosures, refer to the CIBC and Journie Rewards Program Terms and Conditions (PDF, 133 KB) Opens in a new window..
To participate in this offer, you must have a CIBC Debit Card or Personal Credit Card (“CIBC Card”), excluding the CIBC U.S. Dollar Aventura® Gold Visa* Card, which is issued by Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce.
A “Linked CIBC Card” means a CIBC Card that is linked to a Journie™ Rewards card.
You must be enrolled in CIBC Online Banking or the CIBC Mobile Banking® App in order to link your CIBC Card to your Journie™ Rewards card. Card linking may take up to two (2) business days to process before savings can be applied to purchases.
Each time you use your Linked CIBC Card to purchase any grade of gasoline or diesel, at any participating location, and present you Journie™ Rewards card, you will save three cents ($0.03) per litre at the time of the transaction. The maximum amount of fuel eligible for the three cents ($0.03) per litre discount is 100 litres per transaction.
Participating locations include select retail Chevron, Pioneer or Ultramar branded gas stations in Canada. For a full list of participating stations, visit Journie Rewards Opens in a new window..
†† CIBC Pace It™ Installment Plans allow primary cardholders to convert posted eligible Card Transaction(s) to monthly installment payments (including interest) over a fixed period of time. When you create an Installment Plan you will have the ability to choose the payment term (in months) with a corresponding annual interest rate. A One Time Installment Fee of 1.50% of the purchase amount applies. Once you accept the Installment Plan Terms and Conditions and create the Installment Plan through CIBC Online or Mobile Banking, you can cancel it at any time but you cannot change it. CIBC Pace It™ Installment Plans are only available: (a) on Accounts in good standing; (b) for certain eligible Card types and eligible Transactions; and (c) to non-Quebec residents.
1 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 authorized users’ ability to access available benefits, their Aeroplan number must be linked to a valid CIBC Aeroplan credit card account as verified by the bank. Linking can be done by visiting Link your Aeroplan account Opens in a new window.. Please allow up to 72 hours after the CIBC Aeroplan credit card account is approved, or the Aeroplan number of the authorized user is linked to the authorized user credit card, for these benefits to be activated. The Aeroplan accounts of the primary cardholder and authorized users must be in Good Standing at time of flight for airline benefits to apply. Airline benefits will no longer be available if your CIBC Aeroplan credit card account is not in Good Standing, or if it is closed, regardless of reason for closure. Airline benefits may no longer apply if the CIBC Aeroplan credit card product is changed to a different product. Aeroplan membership and benefits are subject to the Aeroplan Program Terms and Conditions Opens in a new window. 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. Capitalized terms used have the meanings set out in the CIBC Cardholder Agreement.
2 CIBC Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card primary cardholders, authorized users, and up to 8 other passengers travelling on the same reservation (up to a maximum of 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. For more information on baggage restrictions, please visit the Air Canada Baggage Information Guide Opens in a new window..
3 Insurance coverage(s) included with CIBC credit cards is underwritten by Royal and Sun Alliance Insurance Company of Canada. You may contact the insurer at 1-866-363-3338 Opens your phone app. in Canada and the U.S. or collect from elsewhere at 905-403-3338 Opens your phone app. or visit CIBC Cards Insurance Benefits Opens in a new window.. Different cards may have different coverage(s). To learn about which coverage(s) are included with a specific card, and important information regarding coverage eligibility requirements, benefits, limitations and exclusions, review the insurance certificate(s) in your card package and visit CIBC Agreements and Insurance. Some insurance coverage(s) require purchase(s), auto rentals, common carrier fares, accommodations and other trip costs to be charged to the card to activate coverage (other conditions may also apply). Car Rental Collision/Loss Damage Insurance (CLDI) is available for a rental period of up to 48 days for rental cars with a MSRP of up to $65,000 CAD. The full cost of the rental must be charged to the card and the rental agency's Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) or Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) must be declined. CLDI provides coverage up to the actual cash value (ACV) of the rental vehicle as defined in your insurance certificate. Note that some rental agencies may assess their damages at an amount greater than the ACV of the rental vehicle and you may be liable to them for the difference. Before declining the rental agency's CDW or LDW, you should read carefully and compare the terms of the rental agreement, the CLDI insurance certificate in your card package and any other insurance you own to decide which coverage best meets your protection needs. Out-of-Province Emergency Travel Medical Insurance (TMI) covers the primary cardholder, their spouse and dependent children for the first 15 days of a trip if the insured person is age 64 or under, or for the first 3 days of a trip if the insured person is age 65 or older (dependent children must be at least 15 days old and under 21 years of age or under 25 years of age if a full-time student, unless they have a permanent physical or mental impairment). TMI may not cover medical procedures performed without pre-approval. TMI, Trip Cancellation and Trip Interruption Insurance may not cover certain pre-existing health/medical conditions. Certain coverage(s) are "excess insurance" (all other sources of insurance and recovery must be exhausted before coverage is available).
4 Interest rates will change from time to time on at least 30 days prior notice to the primary cardholder. "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 transfers and CIBC Convenience Cheques.
5 Aeroplan points will be earned on card purchases less returns, and not on cash advances, interest, fees, balance transfers, payments or Convenience Cheques. Earn bonus rate of 1.5 Aeroplan points on each $1.00 in purchases (net of and/or less returns) at merchants that are classified in the Visa network as grocery stores or service stations/automated gas dispensers, or on each $1.00 in purchases (net of and/or less returns) made directly from Air Canada, for products and services completed online at aircanada.com Opens in a new window., in-person at an Air Canada customer service counter at the airport or aboard an Air Canada flight and Air Canada Vacations packages. Excluded from the bonus rate are car rentals, hotel bookings, and other third party partner products and services that can be purchased through aircanada.com Opens in a new window.. Bonus Aeroplan points offer is only available on the first $80,000 in net annual card purchases on your account (meaning all card purchases by all cardholders, at any type of merchant); after which, Aeroplan points are earned at the regular rate on net card purchases. The $80,000 limit will reset to zero on the day after your December statement is printed. Terms, conditions and eligible merchant categories may change at any time without notice. Aeroplan points will be awarded only if your CIBC Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card account is in Good Standing on each monthly statement date (otherwise Aeroplan points earned in the monthly period are cancelled). Aeroplan partners, rules and regulations are subject to change; refer to Aeroplan Opens in a new window..
Effective February 1, 2021, Aeroplan points are not earned on CIBC Global Money Transfers™. All other terms above will continue to apply.
We may make special offers, including offers to earn Aeroplan points on CIBC Global Money Transfers™, which may be for a limited period and contain additional terms and conditions.
6 CIBC is not responsible for any Aeroplan points earned under this “earn points twice” feature of the Aeroplan program when the Aeroplan number is provided. For the full terms and conditions of the Aeroplan program, visit Aeroplan Program Terms and Conditions Opens in a new window..
7 For every $10,000 in eligible net Purchases (which excludes any returns and credits, Cash Advances, Balance Transfers, Convenience Cheques, fees, interest and payments) charged to your CIBC Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card account, primary cardholders will receive 1,000 Status Qualifying Miles (“SQM”) and 1 Status Qualifying Segment (“SQS”), to be deposited in their Aeroplan account at the end of the next CIBC Aeroplan credit card account billing period. Please allow up to 3 calendar days after your CIBC Aeroplan credit card account statement date for the deposit to appear. SQM and SQS are not redeemable towards Aeroplan Rewards and only count toward Aeroplan Elite Status qualification. SQM do not count towards Million Mile Status. Authorized users are not eligible to receive SQM or SQS through this benefit; however, all eligible spend by authorized users will count towards the primary cardholder’s spend. Primary cardholders may earn unlimited bonus SQM and SQS during an Aeroplan Elite Status qualification period. All Aeroplan Elite Status Conditions apply and can be reviewed at Air Canada Terms and Conditions Opens in a new window..
8 Aeroplan points displayed are estimated ranges for one-way or round trip travel, and are for informational purposes only. For travel in high-demand periods, such as a popular time to visit a destination or during a holiday period, the actual price in Aeroplan points might be higher. Aeroplan points required for itineraries combining both Air Canada and partner airline flights may vary. For flight rewards including travel with a partner airline, a partner booking fee will apply. Aeroplan points required for partner airline flight rewards are based on the actual distance flown between origin and destination. Taxes and third-party charges may apply. For full details please visit Aeroplan Program Terms and Conditions Opens in a new window..
9 The rewards calculator tool is only for general illustration purposes; your actual results may differ. Welcome Bonus applies only in the first year. Aeroplan points will be earned on card purchases less returns, and not on cash advances, interest, fees, balance transfers, payments, convenience cheques or Aeroplan point redemptions (as applicable). For the CIBC Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card, bonus rate of 1.5 Aeroplan points on each $1.00 in purchases (net of and/or less returns) on gas, grocery and Air Canada purchases is only available on the first $80,000 in net annual card purchases on the account (meaning all card purchases by all cardholders, at any type of merchant); after that net card purchases at gas and grocery merchants or on Air Canada purchases will earn Aeroplan points at the regular rate of 1 Aeroplan point on each $1.00 in purchases (net of and/or less returns). For the CIBC Aeroplan Visa Business Card and CIBC Aeroplan Visa Business Plus Card, bonus rate of 1.5 Aeroplan points on each $1.00 in purchases (net of and/or less returns) on travel, dining, shipping, cable, internet and phone services purchases and bonus rate of 2 Aeroplan points on each $1.00 in purchases (net of and/or less returns) on Air Canada purchases, are only available on the first $80,000 in net annual card purchases on the account (meaning all card purchases by all cardholders, at any type of merchant); after that net card purchases at travel, dining, shipping, cable, internet and phone services merchants or on Air Canada purchases will earn Aeroplan points at the regular rate of 1 Aeroplan point on each $1.00 in purchases (net of and/or less returns). For the CIBC Aeroplan Visa Infinite Privilege Card, bonus rate of 1.5 Aeroplan points on each $1.00 in purchases (net of and/or less return) on gas, grocery, travel and dining purchases and bonus rate of 2 Aeroplan points on each $1.00 in purchases (net of and/or less returns) on Air Canada purchases, are only available on the first $100,000 in net annual card purchases on the account (meaning all card purchases by all cardholders, at any type of merchant); after that net card purchases at gas, grocery, travel and dining merchants or on Air Canada purchases will earn Aeroplan points at the regular rate of 1.25 Aeroplan points on each $1.00 in purchases (net of and/or less returns). For the CIBC Aeroplan Visa Card, bonus rate of 1 Aeroplan point on each $1.00 in purchases on gas, grocery and Air Canada purchases is only available on the first $40,000 in net annual card purchases on the account (meaning all card purchases by all cardholders, at any type of merchant); after that net card purchases at gas and grocery merchants or on Air Canada purchases will earn Aeroplan points at the regular rate of 1 Aeroplan point on each $1.50 in purchases (net of and/or less returns). Bonus rate earned on Air Canada purchases made directly through an Air Canada channel will not earn bonus rate for travel purchases. Terms, conditions and eligible merchant categories may change at any time without notice.
For details about earning and redeeming rewards, the Welcome Bonus and other card benefits, including terms and conditions, review the benefit guides on CIBC Agreements and Insurance. For the full terms and conditions of the Aeroplan program, visit Aeroplan Program Terms and Conditions Opens in a new window..
In case of a discrepancy between the redemption amount shown above and displayed on Air Canada Flight Rewards Chart, the redemption amount displayed on Air Canada Flight Rewards Chart shall apply. To review the chart, go to Aeroplan Flight Reward Chart (PDF, 475 KB) Opens in a new window.. All information is valid at the time of publication and is subject to change.
10 From time to time, primary Aeroplan credit cardholders can get access to preferred pricing, which means they can book flight rewards for even fewer points. The number of points required to book a flight reward is determined by several factors, including, but not limited to, holding an eligible Aeroplan-branded credit card, along with other rules as determined by Aeroplan in its sole discretion
11 Learn more at Aeroplan Opens in a new window..
12 Subject to availability. If there is a seat available for purchase in cash, it will be available in points. There are no blackout periods.
13 For full details please visit Aeroplan Program Terms and Conditions Opens in a new window..
14 When you keep your CIBC Aeroplan credit card in Good Standing, your Aeroplan account automatically stays active and your points will not expire. For more information on Aeroplan’s inactivity policy, please visit Aeroplan Inactivity Policy Opens in a new window..
15 You must have a valid CIBC Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card in Good Standing to take advantage of the Visa Infinite benefits and services. Discounts and benefits are non-transferable and discounts cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. Visa reserves the right to modify or cancel offers at any time and without notice. Neither Visa nor CIBC is responsible for any claims or damages arising from use of any benefits or services provided by a third party. All offers, benefits and services are subject to complete terms and conditions, including third party suppliers’ terms and conditions (available at Visa Infinite Program Terms and Conditions Opens in a new window.). The Visa Infinite privacy notice applies to all benefits and services that require enrollment through, or are otherwise provided by, the Visa Infinite website or the Visa Infinite Concierge. Review the Visa Infinite privacy notice at Visa Global Privacy Notice Opens in a new window.. The collection, use and disclosure of your personal information by third party suppliers of services and benefits are subject to such third parties’ own privacy policies.
16 The goods and services you request or obtain through the Visa Infinite Concierge are provided by various third-party service providers unrelated to Visa. Neither Visa nor CIBC endorses, reviews, qualifies, makes any representations or warranties (either express or implied) about, or assumes responsibility or liability for these service providers or the goods and services obtained. Neither Visa nor CIBC can guarantee the successful fulfillment of your requests in all instances. There is no fee for the Visa Infinite Concierge’s services; however, you are responsible for the cost of any goods or services (including any related fees or costs) authorized by you and purchased by the Visa Infinite Concierge on your behalf. All costs will be charged directly to your CIBC Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card.
17 We may withdraw approval if we become aware of any unfavourable information regarding your financial position or account status, or if you are unable to provide any additional information reasonably requested by CIBC. The application response time may take longer than 60 seconds in the event of technology issues. If you supply your email address, an application status email will be sent as soon as the technology issues are resolved. Otherwise, you will receive a response to your credit card application within 7 to 10 business days.
18 CIBC foreign exchange rates apply. Only primary cardholders can use their eligible credit card account to pay for the CIBC Global Money Transfer™ service.
19 CIBC does not charge interest on a CIBC Global Money Transfer appearing on your statement if we receive full payment of the Amount Due (or for a CIBC Global Money Transfer that has been converted to an Installment Plan during that statement period, if we receive payment in full of the Balance) by the payment due date for that statement. Capitalized terms in this footnote have the meanings set out in the CIBC Cardholder Agreement.