How to get a simple $540 travel credit

In just 3 easy steps!

"This is honestly one of the best credits card deals a Canadian traveler can get. The welcome bonus allowed me to get a lot of free travel, there is no fee, and the benefits are awesome."
Flytrippers co-founder


Apply for the HSBC World Elite Mastercard to get a huge welcome bonus for free

  • There is no fee the first year and you can cancel the card after that if it no longer provides value (see important tips).
  • Only Canadians who earn $80,000 or more are eligible (if you earn less, you can still get hundreds of dollars with other cards).


Spend $6,000 in 6 months to unlock the welcome bonus

  • That’s it. Nothing else to do ever.
  • That’s the equivalent of only $231 per week, but we have 5 pro tips to help you if you need them.


Use the welcome bonus to get a $540 discount on any travel expense of your choice… and get other benefits

  • No foreign transaction fee (save 2.5% vs. most cards).
  • Earn rate of 3% on travel (great to earn more rewards).
  • Great travel insurance included (including medical).
  • Renewal bonus: an extra bonus worth a net value of $51 bonus if renewed in year 2 (optional).

What will I get with this welcome bonus?


Simple $540 discount on any trip to Miami

New York

Simple $540 discount on any trip to New York


Simple $540 discount on any trip to Thailand


Simple $540 discount on any trip to Greece


Simple $540 discount on any trip to Hawaii

Costa Rica

Simple $540 discount on any trip to Costa Rica

Get your HSBC World Elite Mastercard now

The points don't expire, but the card deal will:
Apply today and start earning points now
You deserve your dream trip

How this deal's math works

Read our detailed HSBC World Elite Mastercard review
  • You’ll get 20,000 HSBC points after your first purchase with the HSBC World Elite Mastercard
  • You’ll get 50,000 HSBC points after reaching the minimum spend required on the card
  • 20,000 + 50,000 = 70,000
  • You’ll get 18,000 HSBC points from the regular earn rate on your minimum spend (the card earns a minimum of 3 points per dollar on all your purchases)
  • $6,000 X 3 = 18,000
  • You’ll have 88,000 points from your welcome bonus and your earn on the minimum spend (70,000 + 18,000 = 88,000)
  • You’ll have an extra annual travel credit that is a regular benefit of this card
  • Your 88,000 points can be applied to literally any travel expense for a $440 discount (can also be used on multiple trips; it’s very flexible)
  • Your $100 annual travel credi can also be applied to any travel expense
  • $440 + $100 = $540 in free travel!

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Read our detailed review on the HSBC World Elite Mastercard if you want more details about how it all works and all the benefits that come with it!

Hey! I'm Andrew, and I'm a professional globetrotter and travel rewards pro. My travel expertise has led me to appear in countless Canadian media outlets since we launched Flytrippers.

I personally earn way over $1,000 in travel rewards every year without spending a penny more than I would otherwise, and have been doing so for over 10 years.

I will be sharing my tips with you so that you too can travel more, for less!

Andrew D'Amours, Flytrippers Co-Founder

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