BMO eclipse rise Visa Card*

Flytrippers opinion: A new card with one of the highest welcome bonuses for no-annual-fee cards.
Flytrippers Valuation
of Welcome bonus (net value)
ends November 30th

via BMO secure application link
$ 192

Rewards: $192

Card fee: $0

Card eligibility
no minimum income
required

Welcome bonus eligibility
must not currently have this card
BMO Rewards (more simple)
Bonus: 25k pts
Earn on min. spend: 3.75k pts (total: 28.75k pts)

• $192 for any travel
booked anywhere
• $192 in cashback indirectly
with the refundable hotel trick
How to unlock bonus
spend $1,500 in 3 months

Interest rates:
Purchases: 20.99%
Cash advances: 23.99%
Cash advances (QC): 21.99%
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Summary of Flytrippers' review

WHY GET THIS CARD

  • The good welcome bonus of $192
  • The rewards that are of the more simple type and can be used for any travel expense
  • The low minimum spending requirement
  • The fact it’s a no-annual-fee card

WHO SHOULD GET THIS CARD

  • Those who want rewards that are more simple and can be used for any travel expense
  • Those who want a no-annual-fee card even though the total value is always what you should look at
  • Those with lower income (no minimum income required)

Card details

Welcome bonus structure

20,000 points Bonus after spending $1,500 (in a maximum of 3 months)
2,500 points Bonus for full payments on time (12 first months)
2,500 points Bonus for using 12,000 points (12 first months)

25,000 points Total with the 3 parts of the bonus

Earn on the minimum spending requirement

3,750 points Estimated earn on the minimum spending requirement of $1,500 (at multiplier earn rate of 2.5 pts/$)

Total rewards by unlocking the welcome bonus

28,750 points Welcome bonus + earn on the minimum spending requirement to unlock it

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Value of the welcome bonus offer
(at our Flytrippers Valuation of 0.67¢/pt)

$133 Welcome bonus (20,000 pts)
$17 Payments bonus (2,500 pts)
$17 Uses bonus (2,500 pts)
$25 Earn on the spending requirement (3,750 pts)
–$0 Card fee (no annual fee)

$192 Total net value by unlocking the welcome bonus alone

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Effective return rate

13% Return on the minimum spending requirement ($192 on $1,500 in 3 months)

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Rewards acquisition summary

$192 Rewards you get for $0

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Value of redemption options (welcome bonus)

For each available redemption option, here is the value of the 28,750 BMO Rewards points you get by unlocking the welcome bonus:

$192 Travel booked on any website
$192 Cashback indirectly with the refundable hotel trick
$192
Deposit in a BMO investment account
≈ $144 Merchandise
≈ $144 Gift cards
$96 Statement credit

‣Learn more about the best redemptions of BMO Rewards points (coming soon)

Value of redemption options (per point)

For each available redemption option, here is the value per BMO Rewards point to help you understand:

0.67¢ Travel booked on any website
0.67¢ Cashback indirectly with the refundable hotel trick
0.67¢ Deposit in a BMO investment account
≈ 0.5¢ Merchandise
≈ 0.5¢ Gift cards
0.33¢ Statement credit

‣Learn more about the basics of the values per point (coming soon)

Redemptions for travel

The more simple type of rewards redemption, with a fixed value. It is worth less but gives you more flexibility. BMO Rewards points are really as simple as points can be, as you can use them to simply erase any travel expense booked on any site.

Redeem your 28,750 BMO Rewards points for:

28,750 pts Discount of $192 on travel booked on any website

‣Learn more about the best redemptions of BMO Rewards points (coming soon)

Redemptions for cashback indirectly

The refundable hotel trick is usually useful for credits, but BMO Rewards points can be cashed out by booking a refundable hotel, by applying the points, and by getting a refund.

Redeem your 28,750 BMO Rewards points for:

28,750 pts Cashback of $192 with the refundable hotel trick

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Redemptions for investments

Also a redemption of the more simple type, with a fixed value. BMO Rewards points are among the very few that offer a non-travel redemption that doesn’t have a lower value than travel redemptions. You can use your points to get a deposit in a BMO investment account at the same fixed value.

Redeem your 28,750 BMO Rewards points for:

28,750 pts Deposit of $192 in a BMO investment account

‣Learn more about the best redemptions of BMO Rewards points (coming soon)

Redemptions for anything other than travel (except BMO investments)

Should always be avoided, as with all rewards!

‣Learn more about why you should always redeem your rewards for travel (coming soon)

Logistics
BMO Rewards points can be used directly on the BMO Rewards website.

‣Learn more about how to get started with the BMO Rewards program (coming soon)

Expiry
BMO Rewards points never expire if you have the BMO eclipse rise Visa* Card (and it’s a no-annual-fee card so there’s no reason to close it).

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Pooling
BMO Rewards points cannot be pooled with travel companions.

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Rewards program summary
Rewards: BMO Rewards points
Source: Bank rewards
Type: More simple
Flytrippers Valuation: 0.67¢ per point
Minimum value: 0.67¢ per point
Maximum value: 0.67¢ per point
Transferable: No

Learn more about rewards programs basics (coming soon)

Earn rates

2.5 points per $ / 5 points per $2 (1.66%):

0.5 points per $ / 1 point per $2 (0.33%):

  • Everywhere else

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Earning with additional cards

Fee for additional cards: $0
Quantity allowed: N/A
Minimum age: N/A

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Annual bonus for full payments on time
Get 2,500 points ($17) at every renewal if you paid your full balance on time each of the 12 months of the year.

‣Learn more about the BMO payments bonus (coming soon)

Annual bonus for points uses
Get 2,500 points ($17) at every renewal if you used at least 12,000 points for travel (or the non-recommended statement credits) in the 12 months of the year.

‣Learn more about the BMO uses bonus (coming soon)

Promotion for balance transfers
Get a 0.99% introductory interest rate for 9 months, with a transfer fee of 2% (only recommended for those who currently carry unpaid balances on cards).

‣Learn more about balance transfer promotions (coming soon)

Discount on rental cars
Get a variable discount by using a special promo code (CID) at certain locations with National Car Rental (3717122) and Alamo Rent A Car (7014883).

‣Learn more about the BMO car rental benefit (coming soon)

Free BMO PaySmart installment plan (QC excluded)
Get a free BMO PaySmart installment plan for 1 purchase of $100-$1000 every 24 months (Québec residents already have no fees but are charged interest rates).

‣Learn more about the BMO PaySmart benefit (coming soon)

Card made with 100% recyclable PVC
In case this matters to you.

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Insurance included

Mobile device insurance
Purchase insurance
Extended warranty

‣Learn more about the BMO eclipse rise Visa* Card’s insurance coverage (coming soon)

Insurance not included

Medical travel insurance
Flight delay insurance
Baggage delay insurance
Trip cancelation insurance
Trip interruption insurance
Rental car insurance
Lost or stolen luggage insurance
Hotel burglary insurance
Travel accident insurance

‣Learn more about the different types of insurance coverage (coming soon)

Card eligibility
Minimum income: $0
Age: Majority in your province
Estimated credit score: Good
Credit bureau: Equifax Canada

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Welcome bonus eligibility
You must not currently have the BMO eclipse rise Visa* Card

Learn more about credit card welcome bonus eligibility rules (coming soon)

Offer end date
Offer ends November 30th, 2024

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Card details
Issuer: BMO (Bank of Montreal)
Network: Visa
Card Type: Credit card
Product Type: Personal card

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Fees and rates
Card fee: $0
Fee for additional card: $0
FX fee: 2.5%
Purchases annual interest rate: 20.99%
Cash advance and balance transfer annual interest rate: 23.99% (21.99% for Québec residents)
Balance transfer APR: 23,99%
Cash advance fee: $5

Learn more about why Flytrippers recommends ignoring fees and rates (coming soon)

Get up to 25,000 bonus points in your first anniversary!*
* Get 20,000 points when you spend $1,500 – that’s a $133 value in your first 3 months!* Plus, earn up to 5,000 bonus points:- 2,500 points for setting up your digital wallet and 2,500 points for setting up pre-authorized payments in the first 3 months.*

Get a 0.99% introductory interest rate on Balance Transfers for 9 months, 2% fee applies to balance amounts transferred.*

Earn 5x the BMO Rewards points for every $2 spent on recurring bill payments, groceries, dining and takeout.* Then get 1 point for every $2 spent on everything else!*

Mobile Device Insurance that covers you for up to $1,000*

Earn 10% more points when you add an authorized user to your account*

Pay with Points by browsing your recent transactions & redeem your points for as little as $1

Receive a discount on car rentals*

Purchase Protection*

Extended Warranty*

BMO is not responsible for maintaining the content on this site. Please click on the Apply now link for the most up to date information

*Terms and conditions apply

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