(Note that I do not receive a credit for applications through this link at the time of publication as this offer is better than my affiliate offer. Thanks for reading!)
We are seeing very strong signup bonuses for Canadian credit cards and they keep on getting better!
The RBC British Airways Visa Infinite is a decent card for earning Avios if have a use for those miles (great for short-haul redemptions if you didn’t already know) for those who shop at places without AMEX acceptance.
Usually the signup bonus is 15,000 points, although they have had public (and targeted offers) for 50,000 points with $5,000 spend in the first three months, but I doubt those will be returning as that was when the card was first offered (upgraded from a Visa Platinum) and probably a promotion from the launch. Right now there is a promotion where the signup bonus is 45,000 points, 15,000 points for first purchase with an additional 30,000 points with $9000 spend, which is probably the highest offer which you will see in the near future.
I had to catch myself here, as I thought it was only $3000 at first. But that is HIGH and that is the highest minimum spend I’ve seen. With that much required you could make it a better offer, of say 100,000 points *hint Chase BA hint*? That is actually pretty crazy, especially if you have other cards in your churn. But if you do need the avios and can meet the minimum spend, then it is a card you should be going for given that the offers in Canada are paltry and this is a relatively high signup bonus.
A nice bonus is that they’re also offering 2x on groceries and gas which I’ve not seen before. Unfortunately the $165 annual fee is not waived. Full review coming soon. Terms and Conditions say offer is only available to new cardholders although that is definitely YMMV as that isn’t the case withe the T&C for the Avion Infinite. Note that you must apply by November 30th of this year
Link to apply is here. (Note that I do not receive a credit for applications through this link at the time of publication as this offer is better than my affiliate offer. Thanks for your support!)
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