◊◊ No purchase necessary. Open January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020 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 (1) grand prize available to be won, consisting of: one (1) cheque for $8,750, made payable to the winner; one (1) 1-year GIC for $8,750, opened in the winner’s name; one (1) 2-year GIC for $8,750, opened in the winner’s name; and one (1) 3-year GIC for $8,750, opened in the winner’s name. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Math skill-testing question required. Read full contest rules (PDF, 155 KB) .
† You must apply and be approved for a new CIBC Dividend® Visa* Card for Students beginning June 2, 2020 to qualify for this offer.
If you apply and are approved for a new CIBC Dividend® Visa* Card for Students, you will receive a one-time $25 cash back on your first purchase made within the first 4 monthly statement periods.
Cash back is awarded at the end of the year as a credit on your December statement.
Offer applies to newly approved card accounts only; transfers from an existing CIBC credit card to a CIBC Dividend® Visa* Card for Students are excluded. 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 This offer may be withdrawn or changed without prior notice at any time.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.
‡ 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.
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 (less 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. 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.
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, go to Agreements and Insurance and review 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 the insurer toll-free at 1-866-363-3338 in Canada, the continental U.S. and Hawaii or collect from elsewhere at 905-403-3338. You can also visit cibccentre.rsagroup.caOpens a new window in your browser..
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)Opens a new tab in your browser 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.