† You are eligible for this annual fee rebate offer only if you apply and are approved for your first CIBC credit card. If you are a current or former CIBC cardholder, we may approve your application but you will not be eligible for the offer.
This offer applies to the following eligible cards: CIBC Aventura® Visa Infinite* Card and CIBC Aventura® Gold Visa* Card. If you apply and are approved for a new eligible card between November 1, 2017 and February 28, 2018, CIBC will rebate the 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. 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 rebate offer will still apply. 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. This offer is not transferable and cannot be combined with any other offer. This offer does not apply to transfers from another credit card account. This offer may be withdrawn or changed without prior notice at any time. CIBC may, in its sole discretion, disqualify, limit or revoke this offer if you are believed to be abusing or manipulating it, or engaging in any suspicious or fraudulent activity.
◊ Please note that you can also use these options to redeem Gold Bonus Points. It will take up to 5 business days for your points to be redeemed and appear in your account. You don’t need to visit your branch. You can also call us to redeem your points at 1-800-465-4653.
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 two business days.
1 If you apply and are approved for a new card you will receive a Welcome Bonus of 15,000 Aventura Points when you make your first purchase at any time with your card. Purchases do not include cash advances, interest, fees, balance transfers, payments, CIBC Convenience Cheques or Aventura Points redemptions. Aventura Points are awarded to you within 8 weeks after the qualifying purchase(s) are posted to your account. It may take up to several business days for purchases to be posted to your account. Your new credit card account must be open and in good standing at time the Aventura Points are awarded. This offer is not transferable and cannot be combined with any other offer. This offer does not apply to transfers from another credit card account. This offer may be withdrawn or changed without prior notice at any time. CIBC may, in its sole discretion, disqualify, limit or revoke this offer if you are believed to be abusing or manipulating it, or engaging in any suspicious or fraudulent activity.
2 Flight availability at this Aventura Point level depends on ticket prices set by airlines. Flights at this Aventura Point level will not be available to all destinations from all departure points and times.
3 The CIBC Travel Concierge Service is operated by an independent travel service agency, Merit Travel Group Inc. Registration Numbers: ON.50010422/4499356, BC.34799, QC.7002238.
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 For full details, see maximum ticket prices and Aventura Flight Rewards Chart at the CIBC Rewards Centre. 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.
6 Bonus (double) Aventura Points are earned on each 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.
7 Earn 1.5 Aventura Points per dollar charged on purchases (excluding returns) at merchants classified in the credit card network such as grocery stores, service stations or automated gas dispensers or drugstores. This bonus Aventura 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 that, net card purchases at grocery, drugstore and gas merchants will earn Aventura Points at the regular rate. The $80,000 limit will reset to zero after the day your December statement is printed. Terms, conditions and eligible merchant categories may change without notice.
8 Aventura Points are earned on card purchases less returns, and not on cash advances, 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.
9 Aventura Points can be redeemed for up to 100% of the cost of airfare, subject to maximum ticket price applicable to destination (see 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 Centre. 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.
10 Insurance coverage(s) included with CIBC credit cards are underwritten by Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company of Canada (RSA). Different cards will 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, see our Agreements and Insurance page and the insurance certificate(s) in your card package. 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 and Loss Damage Insurance (CLDI) is available for automobile rentals of up to 48 days. 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 covered person is age 64 or under*, or for the first 3 days of a trip if the covered person is age 65 or older*.
*Dependent children must be age 20 or under or a full-time student age 24 or under, unless they have a permanent physical or mental deficiency. TMI may not cover medical procedures performed without pre-approval. TMI, Trip Cancellation and Trip Interruption Insurance may not cover certain pre-existing health or medical conditions. Certain RSA coverages are “excess insurance” (all other sources of insurance and recovery must be exhausted before coverage is available). For more information, call RSA toll-free at 1-866-363-3338 in Canada, continental U.S. and Hawaii or collect from elsewhere at 905-403-3338.
11 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.
15 The rewards calculator tool is only for general illustration purposes; your actual results may differ. Aeroplan Miles, Aventura Points, cash back and Tim Cash are earned on card purchases less returns, and not on cash advances, interest, fees, balance transfers, payments, regular CIBC Convenience Cheques, Aeroplan Mile and Aventura Point redemptions (as applicable). For the Aerogold Visa Infinite Card, the Aventura Visa Infinite Card and the Aerogold Visa Card, 50% more Aeroplan Miles or 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 Aeroplan Miles or Aventura Points at the regular rate. For the Aerogold Visa Infinite Privilege Card, 50% more Aeroplan Miles on gas, grocery and drugstore card purchases is only available on the first $100,000 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 Aeroplan Miles or Aventura Points at the regular rate. 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 found here.
All information is valid at the time of publication and is subject to change without notice.