BMO World Elite™* MasterCard®*

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A good card for an easy-to-use travel credit and airport lounge passes


in free travel after $3,000 in 3 months

This is a lower than usual offer, but this card is good for those who prefer more flexible and easy-to-use points that can be applied to almost any travel expense.

The BMO World Elite MasterCard also offers free VIP access with 4 airport lounge passes, thanks to the complimentary membership in Mastercard Airport Experiences (also known as LoungeKey).

The card has a good earn rate and is accepted at Costco. The welcome bonus of 25,000 points and the 6,000 you’ll earn to unlock it are a $207 travel value booked on and you get that for free as the $150 card fee is waived the first year.

You also get great insurance coverage (including for flights booked with points from other programs).

Finally, you get free access to over 1 million Wi-Fi hotspots around the world.

Your welcome bonus can be worth 7% more if you unlock it before May 5th.

You can also earn an additional 5,000 points ($33) on your first card anniversary.

Card offer ends October 31st, 2021.

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Welcome Bonus of 25,000 BMO Rewards points
= $167 (fixed-value of 0.67¢/pt)

Earning of 6,000 points on the $3,000 minimum spend
= $40 (at base earn rate)

Card fee
= $0 (1st year free promo)

Flytrippers Valuation of Welcome Bonus
= $207 in free travel
(fixed value)

+ all points earned with your regular purchases

After the $207 Welcome Bonus…

Earn rate at fixed value (= 0.67¢ per BMO Rewards point):

  • 2 pts (1.33%) per $ everywhere
  • 3 pts (2.00%) per $ in travel, restaurants, and entertainment

BMO Rewards points are fixed-value points, so they give you great flexibility but can not give you outsized value (or give you a good deal or “rebate” compared to the cash price).

They are almost 100% flexible, as they can be applied to many types of travel expenses as a travel credit. But you have to book via the BMO Rewards website, so you have to make sure they have the best price (they do have a price match feature though).

More details about BMO Rewards points coming soon.

Medical travel insurance (21 days; under age 65)
Trip cancelation insurance
Trip interruption/delay insurance
Flight delay insurance ($500; 6hr minimum)
Car rental insurance
Baggage delay/loss insurance
Hotel burglary insurance
Travel accident insurance
Purchase protection (90 days)
Extended warranty (1 year)

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BMO World Elite™* MasterCard®*

Offer Summary
  • $207 in free travel
  • 4 free airport lounges passes
  • Easy-to-use fixed-value points
  • Great insurance coverage
  • Good base earn rate
  • 24/7 travel concierge + Boingo Wi-Fi
  • Min. income req.: $80k or $150k household
  • Minimum spend of $3,000 to reach
  • Terms and conditions apply*

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