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Your next travel rewards update is going to have an overview of the basics of all the types of redemptions for all rewards programs in Canada, but in the meantime, I just want to remind you that you already have access to a lot of information if you want.

Here’s how to see how all the rewards programs work — and just about every detail imaginable about each card.

 

How to see the program details

All rewards programs work differently, of course: they’re different programs.

We hear you loud and clear: you want more content on how to use the points in real life and that’s coming. However, you’ve always had access to all the most important information, so here’s a reminder of how to access it easily.

It’s all on the resource page of each card (but we’re going to make it easier to find everything in one place).

First, our ranking of the best credit cards in Canada is the best place to start every time.

 

You click on the blue button labeled “SEE MORE” at the end of the best cards table.

(Or at the end of the additional tables below that one: we have rankings for different subcategories, like the best cards for free airport lounge access for example!)

Best credit card offers
(May 2024)
TD First Class Travel® Visa Infinite* Card
TD First Class Travel Visa Infinite Card
Card:
Bonus: spend $5k in 6 months
WELCOME BONUS
( VALUATION)
ends June 3rd
Rewards: $750
Annual fee: $0 $139
Best for: Highest offer
for simple points
use for any trip
Best
American Express Cobalt® Card
American Express Cobalt Card
Card:
Bonus: spend $750/month for 12 months
WELCOME BONUS
( VALUATION)
Rewards: ≈ $900
Card fee: $156
Best for: Best overall
card
in Canada
6% rate
Scotiabank Gold American Express® Card
Scotiabank Gold American Express Card
Card:
Bonus: spend $7.5k in 1y (or $1k for lower bonus)
WELCOME BONUS
( VALUATION)
ends July 1st
Rewards: $775
Card fee: $120
Best for: Very good
travel insurance
and earn rate
TD® Aeroplan® Visa Infinite* Card
TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card
Card:
Bonus: spend $10k in 12 mos. (or $6k for lower bonus)
WELCOME BONUS
( VALUATION)
ends June 3rd
Rewards: ≈ $761
Annual fee: $139
Best for: Valuable Aeroplan pts
and travel benefits
like free bags on AC
Platinum Card® from American Express
Platinum Card from American Express
Card:
Bonus: spend $10k in 3 months
WELCOME BONUS
( VALUATION)
Rewards: ≈ $1600
Card fee: $799
Best for: Unlimited access to
airport lounges
and flexible rewards
American Express® Gold Rewards Card
American Express Gold Rewards Card
Card:
Bonus: spend $1k/month for 12 months
WELCOME BONUS
( VALUATION)
Rewards: ≈ $1180
Card fee: $250
Best for: Valuable rewards
and 4
airport lounge passes
Terms and conditions apply. Flytrippers editorial opinion only. Financial institutions are not responsible for maintaining the content on this site. Please click "See More" to see most up-to-date information.
Best credit card offers
(May 2024)
WELCOME BONUS
( VALUATION)
Best
for
TD First Class Travel Visa Infinite Card
Card:
Bonus: spend $5k in 6 months
Rewards: $750
Annual fee: $0 $139
Highest offer
for simple points
use for any trip
ends June 3rd
Best
American Express Cobalt Card
Card:
Bonus: spend $750/month for 12 months
Rewards: ≈ $900
Card fee: $156
Best overall
card
in Canada
6% rate
Scotiabank Gold American Express Card
Card:
Bonus: spend $7.5k in 1y (or $1k for lower bonus)
Rewards: $775
Card fee: $120
Very good
travel insurance
and earn rate
ends July 1st
TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card
Card:
Bonus: spend $10k in 12 mos. (or $6k for lower bonus)
Rewards: ≈ $761
Annual fee: $139
Valuable Aeroplan pts
and travel benefits
like free bags on AC
ends June 3rd
Platinum Card from American Express
Card:
Bonus: spend $10k in 3 months
Rewards: ≈ $1600
Card fee: $799
Unlimited access to
airport lounges
and flexible rewards
American Express Gold Rewards Card
Card:
Bonus: spend $1k/month for 12 months
Rewards: ≈ $1180
Card fee: $250
Valuable rewards
and 4
airport lounge passes
Terms and conditions apply. Flytrippers editorial opinion only. Financial institutions are not responsible for maintaining the content on this site. Please click "See More" to see most up-to-date information.

 

This will take you to the card’s resource page.

(It exists for most of the best credit cards already; the slightly less good cards will eventually migrate to this resource page template as well!)

Top of the card resource page (image credit: Flytrippers)

 

You have the summary of the most important card details at the top of the resource page:

  • The rewards program
  • The available redemptions for these rewards
  • Our Flytrippers Valuation of the welcome bonus
  • The value of the rewards and fees (if any)
  • The requirement to unlock the bonus
  • The offer end date (if known)
  • The secure link to apply
  • The card eligibility rules
  • The bonus eligibility rules

If you scroll down a bit, you’ll see all the tabs with all the information you might want to know about the card.

Specifically, there is a tab at the top called “Reward redemption examples” that gives you concrete examples of what you can get with these points.

“Redemption examples” tab (image credit: Flytrippers)

 

We want to improve that tab as well, so that it will be even clearer for those who are less experienced. That’s our goal in everything!

But until we can give you a guide to each rewards program, there is also the “Rewards program” tab just below!

It has a lot of basic info so you can get started and understand that reward program!

“Rewards program” tab (image credit: Flytrippers)

 

You can check out the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card resource page if you want to see a real-life example yourself (this card has the best welcome bonus ever seen in Canada for Aeroplan points).

 

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Summary

All rewards programs are different of course, but while waiting for our directory to help you find everything in one place (and of course our ultimate guide to each one) you can find quite a bit of information on each of the resource pages for the best credit cards.

What would you like to know about how programs work? Tell us in the comments below.

 

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Featured image: The program details tab (photo credit: Flytrippers)

 

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Andrew D'Amours

Andrew is the co-founder of Flytrippers. He is passionate about traveling the world but also, as a former management consultant, about the travel industry itself. He shares his experiences to help you save money on travel. As a very cost-conscious traveler, he loves finding deals and getting free travel thanks to travel rewards points... to help him visit every country in the world (current count: 71/193 Countries, 47/50 US States & 9/10 Canadian Provinces).

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