◊ You are eligible for this 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 Card: CIBC Dividend® Visa* Card for Students (“Eligible Card”). If you qualify and are approved for an Eligible Card between November 1, 2017 and February 28, 2018, you will receive 2% cashback on the net purchases posted to your account within the first 4 monthly statement periods or $5,000 in total net purchases (equal to $100 cash back), whichever comes first.
If this promotional rate of 2% applies to any purchase, then the regular cash back rate(s) do not apply. Cash back is earned on purchases less returns and credits. Non-purchase transactions like interest, fees, and balance transfers do not earn cash back. The cash back is accumulated each month and will appear on your statement no later than the month after it is earned. Cash back is awarded at the end of the year as a credit on your December statement. 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. 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 that other card is not an Eligible Card, this offer will not apply. This offer may be withdrawn or changed without notice at any time. CIBC may, in its sole discretion, revoke this offer if you are believed to be manipulating or abusing it, or engaging in any suspicious or fraudulent activity.
1 Cash back is earned on a tiered basis on card purchases less returns and not on cash advances, interest, fees, balance transfers, payments or CIBC Convenience Cheques. Cash back is calculated as follows: on the first $6,000 in net annual card purchases excluding grocery on your account, the cash back earned is 0.5%; on amounts greater than $6,000 in net annual purchases excluding grocery the cash back earned is 1%.
Earn 2% cash back on purchases (excluding returns) at merchants classified by the credit card network as grocery stores. All other purchases earn cash back at the regular tiered rate. The 2% cash back offer is only available on the first $6,000 in net annual card purchases at grocery merchants on your account; after that, net card purchases at grocery merchants will earn cash back at 1%. 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.
Deductions of cash back for returns are made at the earn rate applicable at the time the return occurs. 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.
2 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.
3 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, hotel/motel and other trip costs to be charged to the card to activate coverage. Other conditions may also apply. 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.
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 The cash back is accumulated each month, beginning with the January Visa statement, and awarded at the end of the year as a credit on the December statement. Credit card account must be open and in good standing at the time the cash back is awarded. Cash back will be credited to the primary cardholder's account.
6 CIBC Emergency Travel Medical Insurance is underwritten by Co-operators Life Insurance Company. This product is administered by Allianz Global Assistance, which is a registered business name of AZGA Service Canada Inc. and AZGA Insurance Agency Canada Ltd. For more information call CIBC Travel Insurance at 1-800-281-9109.
7 CIBC Payment Protector Insurance for Credit Cards is optional creditor’s group insurance underwritten by Canadian Premier Life Insurance Company (Canadian Premier Life) under a group policy issued to CIBC as group policyholder. The insurance is administered by Canadian Premier Life and CIBC. CIBC receives fees from Canadian Premier Life for providing services to Canadian Premier Life regarding this insurance. Also, the risk under the group insurance policy may be reinsured, in whole or in part, to a reinsurer affiliated with CIBC. The reinsurer affiliated with CIBC may earn reinsurance income under this arrangement. Representatives promoting this insurance on behalf of CIBC may receive compensation. This insurance is subject to eligibility conditions, limitations and exclusions (which are circumstances when benefits are limited or not paid), including pre-existing medical and health condition exclusions. These and other terms are described in the Certificate of Insurance for CIBC Payment Protector Insurance for Credit Cards (PDF, 190 KB) you receive upon enrollment. Products and their features may change at any time. The information in these pages is general only. In case of discrepancy between the information and examples provided on these pages and your Certificate of Insurance, your Certificate of Insurance prevails.
8 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.