Even though I have been flying Westjet for the last two years I bit the bullet and signed up for the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Credit card early this year. I’m already a holder of the TD First Class Visa Infinite card and pay no fees as I hold the TD All-Inclusive Banking Plan and that rebates me one annual fee rebate. However, the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite card was too good to give up on. At the time they had a promotion of 30,000 Aeroplan points (15,000 on sign up and 15,000 after $1K spend in 90 days) and first year free. Basically you can cancel this card after 6 months and keep the points.
The promotion I had was over but they made a new one (not as good but decent) with 25,000 points, 15,000 for signing up and 10,000 after $2k spend in 90 days. First year is still free. This offer ends September 3.
The only reason why I signed up was to rack up on my current Aeroplan point collection. I’m sitting about 30,000 away from enough points for the family to fly roundtrip to Hawaii next year. I don’t plan on keeping this card and will close it at the start of 2020 but might consider getting again to take advantage of the complimentary first checked bag and one guest pass to the Air Canada lounge.
The other travel benefits are pretty typical.
- Travel Medical Insurance: Up to $1 million of coverage for the first 21 days. If you or your spouse is aged 65 or older, you are covered for the first 4 days of your trip. Additional top-up coverage is available.
- Trip Cancellation/Trip Interruption Insurance: For Trip Cancellation up to $1,500 of coverage per insured person, with a maximum of $5,000 for all insured persons, and for Trip Interruption, up to $5,000 of coverage per insured person, with a maximum of $25,000 for all insured persons on the same covered trip.
- Delayed and Lost Baggage Insurance: Up to $1,000 overall coverage per insured person toward the purchase of essentials such as clothes and toiletries if your baggage is delayed more than 6 hours or lost.
- Flight/Trip Delay Insurance: Up to $500 in coverage if your flight/trip is delayed more than 4 hours.
- Common Carrier Travel Accident Insurance: Up to $500,000 of coverage for covered losses while travelling on a common carrier (for example, a bus, ferry, plane, train or auto rental).
- Auto Rental Collision / Loss Damage Insurance: Coverage for up to 48 consecutive days.
- Emergency Travel Assistance Services: Help is just a call away. Toll-free access to help in the event of
What cards to you churn strictly for benefits and points?