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TD Aeroplan Visa Platinum Card

Last updated: April 13, 2021
  • 20,000 Aeroplan points
  • $441 First-year value
Best offer is available publicly until May 30, 2021
Signup bonus:
10,000 Aeroplan points upon first purchase
10,000 Aeroplan points upon spending $1,000 in the first three months
Total of 20,000 Aeroplan points
Annual fee:
$0 for the first year, then $89
Earning rate:
1 Aeroplan point per dollar spent on Air Canada, Air Canada Vacations, gas and groceries
1 Aeroplan point per $1.5 spent on all other purchases
Perks & benefits:
Preferred pricing on Air Canada flights
Insurance:
Average

Bonuses & Fees

As TD’s entry-level Aeroplan co-branded credit card, the TD Aeroplan Visa Platinum currently offers 20,000 Aeroplan points as a signup bonus:

  • 10,000 Aeroplan points upon first purchase
  • 10,000 Aeroplan points 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 $89 is also waived for the first year.

That’s on the higher end of historical offers we’ve seen on this card, so now is a great time to apply. This offer ends on May 30, 2021.

As a lower-end Visa Platinum product, this card’s annual fee is relatively affordable at $89. There’s a First Year Free promotion right now; otherwise, holding TD’s All-Inclusive Banking Plan can also waive the annual fee on this card.

If you do choose to sign up for the card, take note that the annual fee for the first supplementary cardholder is also waived for the first year. This fee would normally be $39 otherwise.

Earning Rewards

In terms of the returns on everyday spending, the TD Aeroplan Visa Platinum offers cardholders:

  • 1 Aeroplan point per dollar spent on Air Canada, Air Canada Vacations, gas, and groceries
  • 1 Aeroplan point for every $1.5 spent on everything else

As you can probably tell, the earning rates aren’t very competitive at all, which is to be expected for an entry-level card like this. The fact that the earning rate on general purchases is lower than 1 point per dollar spent tells you everything you need to know.

The TD Aeroplan Visa Platinum is best-suited for those who are interested in collecting Aeroplan points while building up a relatively new credit file or restricting themselves to lower annual fees and credit limits.

I wouldn’t recommend putting your daily spending on this card, compared to the numerous stronger cards out there if you’re eligible for them (such as the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite, to name just one).

Perks & Benefits

As an entry-level Aeroplan co-branded offering, the TD Aeroplan Visa Platinum offers a limited set of Aeroplan-related benefits, including:

  • Preferred pricing when redeeming Aeroplan points for Air Canada flights
  • Your Aeroplan points won’t expire for as long as you’re a cardholder

Insurance Coverage

As a basic card, the TD Aeroplan Visa Platinum’s insurance proposition is also relatively weak. Some of the provisions that it does cover include:

  • Delayed and lost baggage insurance: $1000 overall coverage per insured person towards 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.
  • Auto rental collision/loss damage insurance: Coverage for up to 48 consecutive days for cars with an MSRP of up to $65,000, which can help you save on the insurance fees that the car rental company would otherwise charge.

It’s important to note that these benefits would also apply on Aeroplan reward tickets, as long as you charge the taxes and fees of your booking to your TD Aeroplan Visa Platinum.

However, the card does not offer emergency medical insurance or trip cancellation & trip interruption insurance, which are two very significant benefits that you’ll find on many of the higher-end products out there.

Additionally, the card also offers Purchase Security and Extended Warranty Protection, covering most eligible items you’ve purchased with your card should they be stolen or damaged within 90 days of purchase, as well as a doubled warranty period compared to the manufacturer’s warranty.

Apply Now

This card has no minimum income requirement, meaning that anyone can apply.

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

2 Comments
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    adam

    I wish you spent more time comparing the card to other cards of its class as opposed to comparing it to “higher end cards”

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    Will

    Does the “past 12 months” requirement mean from when the offer first came out or from when you apply?

Ricky

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