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TD Aeroplan Visa Business Card

Last updated: April 13, 2021
  • 25,000 Aeroplan points + Buddy Pass
  • $1,260 First-year value
Best offer is available publicly until May 30, 2021
Signup bonus:
10,000 Aeroplan points upon first purchase
15,000 Aeroplan points upon spending $5,000 in the first three months
Total of 25,000 Aeroplan points
Air Canada Buddy Pass upon spending $1,000 in the first three months, convertible into 30,000 Aeroplan points
Annual fee:
$0 for the first year, then $149
Earning rate:
2 Aeroplan points per dollar spent on Air Canada and Air Canada Vacations
1.5 Aeroplan points per dollar spent on shipping, internet, cable, phone, dining, and travel
1 Aeroplan point per dollar spent on all other purchases
Perks & benefits:
Free first checked bag on Air Canada flights
Preferred pricing on Air Canada flights
$100 NEXUS credit
Insurance:
Good

Bonuses & Fees

The TD Aeroplan Visa Business has historically offered some very high signup bonuses. Right now, the offer is pretty strong as well.

Until May 30, 2021, you’ll earn 25,000 Aeroplan points and an Air Canada Buddy Pass as a signup bonus:

  • 10,000 Aeroplan points upon first purchase,
  • 15,000 Aeroplan points upon spending upon spending $5,000 (non-Quebec) or keeping your account open and in good standing (Quebec) in the first three months
  • Air Canada Buddy Pass upon spending upon spending $1,000 (non-Quebec) or keeping your account open and in good standing (Quebec) in the first three months

The annual fee of $149 is also waived for the first year.

The signup bonus of 25,000 Aeroplan points is pretty typical of the offers we’ve seen on this card, but the Buddy Pass adds exceptional value.

Some travellers might use the Air Canada Buddy Pass, which is essentially a buy-one-get-one voucher for paid Air Canada economy class flights within North America. The Buddy Pass would be a good fit for couples or families who travel at peak times when cash fares are high.

Otherwise, you may prefer to convert your Buddy Pass into an additional 30,000 Aeroplan points. If you fly solo or prefer business class or overseas travel, that would be a better choice, bringing your total haul to 55,000 Aeroplan points. That’s an amazing offer, surpassing the card’s all-time high and one of the best currently available.

Whether you use the Buddy Pass or convert it into Aeroplan points, you can only earn one Buddy Pass every 12 months between this card and the CIBC Aeroplan Visa Business. If you’d like to open another card in the “business” Aeroplan category, you’ll only receive the Buddy Pass once, so keep that in mind as you plan your expected welcome bonuses.

Supplementary cards can be added to your account, and the first two supplementary cards can benefit from the first-year annual fee waiver as well. After the first year, they’ll be subject to a fee of $49 per card.

Earning Rewards

In terms of the return on everyday spending, the TD Aeroplan Visa Business offers:

  • 2 Aeroplan points per dollar spent on Air Canada and Air Canada Vacations
  • 1.5 Aeroplan points per dollar spent on shipping, internet, cable, phone, dining, and travel
  • 1 Aeroplan point per dollar spent on everything else

The earn rates are identical to the CIBC Aeroplan Visa Business, and are somewhat comparable to the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite geared towards consumer cardholders. While the return on bonus categories is decent, there are also arguably better choices on the market, too.

Having said that, if you’re a small business owner who spends a lot on shipping, internet, cable, and phone purchases, then this card might be the right fit, since there aren’t many other products offering bonus earn rates on these categories.

Perks & Benefits

As with the personal variant, the TD Aeroplan Visa Business prides itself upon a strong set of Air Canada travel benefits. As a cardholder, you’ll receive:

  • Free first checked bag on Air Canada flights, for the primary and supplementary cardholders
  • Preferred pricing when redeeming Aeroplan points for Air Canada flights
  • The ability to earn 1,000 Status Qualifying Miles (SQM) and 1 Status Qualifying Segment (SQS) for every $5,000 you spend on the card
  • Your Aeroplan points won’t expire for as long as you’re a cardholder

On top of that, a unique perk on this card comes in the form of a $100 NEXUS credit, which is not offered by either CIBC and American Express in this product category.

Insurance Coverage

Insurance-wise, the TD Aeroplan Visa Business Card is relatively strong, and is mostly on par with the personal TD Aeroplan card with a few exceptions:

  • Emergency medical insurance of up to $2,000,000 on the first 15 days of a trip (4 days for cardholders aged 65 and up); this is a higher coverage amount but lower coverage duration compared to the personal card

  • Delayed and lost baggage insurance of up to $1,000 per person towards the purchase of essential items if your baggage is delayed by more than six hours or lost

  • Trip cancellation / trip interruption: For Trip cancellation, up to $1500 per person or $5000 combined and trip interruption of $5000 per person or $25,000 combined
  • Flight delay insurance of up to $500 if your flight is delayed by more than four hours

  • $500,000 Common Carrier Accident insurance, which protects you in case of a travel-related accident

  • Auto rental damage & loss insurance, which can help you save on the insurance fees that car rental companies would otherwise charge

As with the personal card, the insurance ought to apply to Aeroplan award tickets when you charge the full taxes and fees of the redemption ticket on your TD Aeroplan Visa Business, which is a very valuable benefit since there aren’t many credit cards out there that provide insurance on award travel.

Apply Now

This card is available for any business, whether you run a sole proprietorship or a corporation. You may need to show various types of business registration documents depending on the structure of your enterprise.

Follow the link below to the TD website to learn more about this card and submit an application.

1 Comment
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    Francis

    I don’t think the Quebec offer of keeping your account for 3 months and get the buddy pass and 15000 additional points is still available for the business card. I look in the in the offer detail and there is no link for a specific Quebec offer on the td website and on Aeroplan website that the exact same offer when you click Quebec resident.

Ricky

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