◊◊ No purchase necessary. Open January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021 to legal residents of Canada who are 16 years of age or older and are current students of an accredited Canadian university, college or secondary school. One Grand Prize available to be won consisting of:
- One cheque for $8,750 made payable to the winner;
- One 1-year GIC for $8,750 opened in the winner’s name;
- One 2-year GIC for $8,750 opened in the winner’s name; and
- One 3-year GIC for $8,750 opened in the winner’s name.
Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Math skill test required. Refer to the full contest rules (PDF, 145 KB) Opens in a new window.
Winner will be picked January 10, 2022. Check full rules for other ways to enter.
‡ To be eligible for a free SPC membership, you must hold an eligible CIBC product at the time you register for the membership, which you must do through CIBC online or mobile banking. Eligible CIBC products include a CIBC Youth or Student bank account, Student credit card or Student line of credit. A complete list of eligible CIBC products can be found at SPC and CIBC. Joint account holders of eligible CIBC products are not eligible for membership. You must also be a legal resident of Canada who is fourteen (14) years of age or over, but under the age of thirty (30) years if the eligible CIBC product you use to qualify for the membership is a student line of credit. The membership will automatically renew and remain in effect for as long as you hold an eligible CIBC product.
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†† 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.
† You can qualify for this offer if you apply and are approved for a new CIBC Aventura® Visa* for Students card beginning February 1, 2021.
◊◊ This offer applies to CIBC Global Money Transfers posted to the primary cardholder’s credit card account between February 1, 2021 and November 30, 2021. Earn 1 Aventura Point for every $8 CA spent on a CIBC Global Money Transfer. This offer may be withdrawn or changed without prior notice at any time. This offer may be revoked if you appear to be manipulating or abusing it, or are engaged in any suspicious or fraudulent activity, as determined by CIBC in its sole discretion.
If you apply and are approved for a new CIBC Aventura Visa for Students card, you can receive up to 2,500 bonus Aventura Points for completing the below activities within 60 days of your CIBC Aventura® Visa* account approval. The following activities are worth 500 Aventura Points each: 1. Share your email address with CIBC; 2. Sign up for eStatements for your new Aventura Visa card; 3. Add an authorized user on your new Aventura Visa card; 4. Hold any eligible CIBC Chequing Account; and 5. Add your Aventura Visa card with Apple Pay®, Samsung Pay or Google Pay™. It may take up to two statement cycles for the bonus Aventura Points to appear on your credit card statement after each of the above activities have been completed. You can provide us with your email address and sign up for eStatements through CIBC Online Banking, by visiting a branch or calling 1-800-465-4653 Opens your phone app.. This offer is applicable to the first authorized user added only. Your authorized users will be issued the additional card(s) automatically when we get your request, as long as your credit card account is: a) still in good standing at that time, and b) your request does not exceed a total of 3 authorized users (counting any existing authorized users you may already have). Authorized users under the age of 13 can only be added by calling CIBC at 1-800-465-4653 Opens your phone app.. You must hold any of the following CIBC Chequing accounts: CIBC Everyday® Chequing Account, CIBC Smart™ Account, CIBC SmartPlus® Account, CIBC US$ Personal Account, CIBC Personal Chequing Account, CIBC EverydayPlus® Chequing Account, CIBC Waive Account®, CIBC MenuPlus® – Maximize Interest Account, CIBC Chequing Savings Account. If you already have an existing eligible CIBC Chequing account or shared your email address with CIBC, you will be qualified to receive the 500 Aventura Points each. If you do not have an eligible account you may apply hereOpens in a new window. or by calling 1-866-525-8622 Opens your phone app.. To learn more about the mobile payment options, visit this pageOpens in a new window..
Offer applies to newly approved card accounts only; transfers from an existing CIBC credit card to a CIBC Aventura® Visa* for Students are excluded. Card account must be open and in good standing at the time the Aventura Points are awarded. Aventura 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, CIBC Convenience Cheques, fees, interest, Aventura Points redemptions and payments. 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. Card account must be open and in good standing at the time the Aventura Points are awarded. 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.
1 The Aventura Travel Assistant is operated by an independent travel service agency, Merit Travel Group Inc. Registration Numbers: ON.50010422/4499356, BC.34799, QC.7002238.
2 Insurance coverage(s) included with CIBC credit cards are underwritten by Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company of Canada. You may contact the insurer in Canada or the U.S. at 1-866-363-3338 Opens your phone app.. Or, call collect from elsewhere at 905-403-3338 Opens your phone app.. You can also visit the website cibccentre.rsagroup.ca Opens in a new window.. Different cards will have different coverage(s). To learn about which coverage(s) are included with a specific card, and to get important information regarding coverage eligibility requirements, benefits, limitations and exclusions, review the insurance certificate(s) in your card package and go to Agreements and Insurance. Some insurance coverage(s) require purchase(s), auto rentals, common carrier fares and other trip costs to be charged to the card to activate coverage. Other conditions may also apply. Auto Rental Collision/Loss Damage Insurance (CLDI) is available for a rental period of up to 48 days for rental cars with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of up to $65,000 CAD and not otherwise excluded from coverage. 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. Certain coverages are “excess insurance” (all other sources of insurance and recovery must be exhausted before coverage is available).
3 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.
4 For full details, view the maximum ticket prices and Aventura Flight Rewards Chart at the CIBC Rewards CentreOpens in a new window.. Some airlines may impose fees, restrictions or other conditions on air travel. Aventura Points will be cancelled if they remain unredeemed for 60 days after you voluntarily close your Aventura credit card account or within 12 months of the primary cardholder’s death.
5 Earn 1 Aventura Point on purchases (excluding returns) at merchants classified in the credit card network as grocery stores, service stations or automated gas dispensers, or drug stores. This bonus Aventura Points offer is only available on the first $6,000 in net annual card purchases on your account (meaning purchases by all cardholders) at grocery, drug store and gas merchants; after that, net card purchases at grocery, drug store and gas merchants will earn Aventura Points at the regular rate. The $6,000 limit will reset to zero after the day your December statement is printed. Terms, conditions and eligible merchant categories may change without notice.
6 Bonus (double) Aventura Points are earned on each dollar charged to the card on CIBC Rewards Centre travel purchases charged to the card other than taxes, insurance, service charges or similar items. Aventura Points are not earned on travel obtained by redeeming Aventura Points.
7 Aventura Points are earned on card purchases less returns, and not on cash advances, CIBC Global Money Transfers, interest, fees, balance transfers, payments, regular CIBC Convenience Cheques or Aventura Points redemptions. Aventura Rewards and Program Terms may change without notice. Taxes, fees and surcharges may apply to Rewards. Aventura Points earned on purchases during a monthly statement period may not be credited to you if your card is not in good standing at any time during the monthly statement period. We may make special offers, including offers to earn Aventura Points on CIBC Global Money Transfers, which may be for a limited period and contain additional terms and conditions.
Effective February 1, 2021, Aventura 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 Aventura Points on CIBC Global Money Transfers™, which may be for a limited period and contain additional terms and conditions.
8 Aventura Points can be redeemed for up to 100% of the cost of airfare, subject to the maximum ticket price applicable to the destination (view the Aventura Airline Rewards Chart for more details), as well as (if you have sufficient Aventura Points) for taxes and other charges on airfare purchased through the CIBC Rewards CentreOpens in a new window.. Use of points towards taxes and fees is in addition to the number of points required for the base fare, as outlined on the Aventura Airline Rewards Chart. You must book all flights through the CIBC Rewards Centre. Some taxes and other charges may be collected locally or when you are travelling, and cannot be prepaid; please ask a CIBC Rewards Centre Counsellor for details.
9 Some airlines may impose fees, restrictions or other conditions on air travel. Aventura Points will be cancelled if they remain unredeemed for 60 days after you voluntarily close your Aventura credit card account or within 12 months of the primary cardholder's death.
10 Only primary cardholders are permitted to perform a “Payment with Points” or “Financial Product with Points” redemption. Authorized users and delegates are not eligible. Redemptions are non-refundable, non-exchangeable and non-transferable unless you are advised otherwise. Requested redemption amount must be equal to or less than the cardholder’s available points balance. Points to dollars conversion ratio is determined by CIBC and can be changed at any time without notice.
Payment with Points redemption towards credit cards balances will be reflected within 2 business days.
11 CIBC Payment Protector Insurance for Credit Cards is optional creditor’s group insurance underwritten by Canadian Premier Life Insurance Company under a group policy issued to CIBC as group policyholder.
12 The rewards calculator tool is only for general illustration purposes; your actual results may differ. Aventura Points and cash back are earned on card purchases less returns, and not on cash advances, interest, fees, balance transfers, payments, regular CIBC Convenience Cheques and Aventura Point redemptions, as applicable. For the Aventura Visa Infinite Card, 50% more Aventura Points on gas, grocery and drugstore card purchases 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 that, net card purchases at grocery, drugstore and gas merchants will earn Aventura Points at the regular rate.
For the Aventura Visa Infinite Privilege Card, earn 3 Aventura Points for every dollar charged to the card on CIBC Rewards Centre travel purchases other than taxes, insurance, service charges or similar items. Aventura Points are not earned on travel obtained by redeeming Aventura Points. Earn 2 Aventura Points per dollar charged to the card on purchases (excluding returns) at merchants classified in the Visa network as (i) grocery stores and supermarkets, eating places and restaurants, drinking places and fast food restaurants (ii) gas service stations and automated fuel dispensers; 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) and (iii) entertainment, including motion picture theaters, theatrical producers, ticket agencies, bands, orchestras and miscellaneous entertainers. This bonus Aventura Points offer is only available on the first $200,000 in net annual card purchases on your account (meaning all card purchases by all cardholders, at any type of merchant); after that, net annual card purchases at grocery, gas, transportation, dining and entertainment merchants will earn Aventura Points at the regular rate. The $200,000 limit will reset to zero after the day your December statement is printed. Terms, conditions and eligible merchant categories may change without notice. For CIBC cash back credit cards, cash back is earned on a tiered basis and is dependent upon the net annual dollar amount spent on the card over the year to date. 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. All information is valid at the time of publication and is subject to change without notice.
13 CIBC foreign exchange rates apply. Only primary cardholders can use their eligible credit card account to pay for the CIBC Global Money Transfer™ service.
14 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.
15 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'll receive a response to your credit card application within 7 to 10 business days.