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TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite

Last updated on: January 18, 2021
  • 20,000 Aeroplan points + Buddy Pass
  • $139 Annual fee, waived for the first year
Best offer is available publicly until May 30, 2021
Signup bonus:
10,000 Aeroplan points upon first purchase
10,000 Aeroplan points upon meeting minimum spending
Total of 20,000 Aeroplan points
Air Canada Buddy Pass upon meeting minimum spending
Minimum spending:
$1,000 in the first three months
Annual fee:
$0 for the first year, then $139 for the primary cardholder
$0 for the first year, then $75 for the first additional cardholder
$75 for subsequent additional cardholders
Earning rate:
1.5 Aeroplan points per dollar spent on grocery and gas
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:
Strong

Bonuses & Fees

Until May 30, 2021, the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite offers 20,000 Aeroplan points and an Air Canada Buddy Pass, distributed as follows:

  • 10,000 Aeroplan points upon first purchase
  • 10,000 Aeroplan points and an Air Canada Buddy Pass 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 $139 is waived for the first year under the current promotion; otherwise, holding TD’s All-Inclusive Banking Plan can also waive the annual fee on this card.

The signup bonus of 20,000 Aeroplan points is on par with some of the typical offers we see on this card. If you’re primarily looking to earn Aeroplan points for high-value redemptions, then it might be a good idea to wait for a better offer before applying – or apply for the TD Aeroplan Visa Platinum instead, which also offers 20,000 points at the moment.

However, some travellers might place a higher value on the Air Canada Buddy Pass, which is essentially a buy-one-get-one voucher for paid Air Canada economy class flights within North America. If you’d be able to unlock value from the Buddy Pass because you’ve planned some upcoming travel as a couple or a family, then that makes this offer worth considering.

Supplementary cards can be added to your account as well. The first authorized user is free for the first year, while remaining cards will be charged at a $75 annual fee per card.

Earning Rewards

The TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite offers you 1.5 Aeroplan points per dollar spent on gas and groceries. Meanwhile, you’ll earn 1 Aeroplan point per dollar spent on all other purchases.

The earning rates on this card are good, but not great. The 1.5x category is outstripped by the American Express Gold Rewards Card, which offers 2 Amex MR points per dollar spent on the same purchases. Since Amex MR points can be transferred to Aeroplan at a 1:1 ratio, the 1.5x multiplier on the TD Aeroplan doesn’t quite stack up to that, and you’d be better off using the Gold Rewards Card instead.

However, there’s something to be said for keeping the TD Aeroplan card as a backup Visa option in your wallet, since some of the establishments where you shop might not accept American Express. In that case, earning 1.5 Aeroplan points per dollar spent on the bonus categories and 1 Aeroplan point per dollar spent on other purchases is a decent return.

Perks & Benefits

The TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite 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 $10,000 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

As a premium travel credit card, the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite comes with an impressive suite of insurance benefits, including:

  • Emergency medical insurance of up to $1,000,000 on the first 21 days of a trip (4 days for cardholders aged 65 and up)

  • Trip cancellation/trip interruption: For trip cancellation, up to $1,500 per person and $5,000 total, which protects against unforeseen factors affecting your trip and for Trip Interruption, up to $5,000 per person and $25,000 total

  • 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

  • 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

One outstanding feature of the card is that the insurance applies to Aeroplan award tickets when you charge the full taxes and fees of the redemption ticket on your TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite.

There aren’t many cards out there with insurance benefits for award travel, so being able to insure your Aeroplan award ticket is a very valuable perk that the TD Aeroplan card offers, especially if you book a complex trip like an Aeroplan Mini-RTW.

This perk alone means that the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite is an excellent card to keep around after you obtain its signup bonus, because the insurance coverage will come in very handy if you travel frequently on Aeroplan awards.

Apply Now

If you’ve already opened a TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite account within the past 12 months, you won't be eligible for the welcome offer.

You can follow the below link to learn more about the card and apply.

10 Comments
  1. Avatar
    Grantie

    Is the minimum spending just $1000 during the first three months OR do I need to spend $1000 minimum each
    month for the each of the first 4 months. The CIBC site states”Then, get 10,000 bonus points when you spend $1,000 or more during the first 4 monthly statement periods.”

    1. Ricky
      Ricky

      Just $1,000 during the first three months (for the TD card). CIBC’s wording is slightly vague, although it’s still just $1,000 during the first four months, not $1,000 every month.

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    Michel

    I was wondering if the 100 $ Nexus credit is offered after using either one of both USA and Canada border agencies or only with the Canadian agency.

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    David

    how do I know I have “Preferred pricing” when I am redeeming Aeroplan reward point when booking a trip?

    1. Ricky
      Ricky

      Compare the pricing you see against the pricing that’s displayed when you aren’t logged in. If it’s lower, then you have preferred pricing.

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    Jo

    I just received the new TD Aeroplan Platinum Visa by product switching from the no fee Green card. Can I still apply for the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite when there’s a better offer if it has been over a year since I last applied for it and 9 months + since I product switched it to the Green no fee card?

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    Yoon

    In the terms and conditions ” If you have opened an Account in the last 12 months, you will not be eligible for this offer. ”
    Think it is new (It has been 6 months, as far as I remember) and does not specify the ‘account’.
    My last Aeroplan Infinite Visa has been openend Aug 2019 and closed in Dec 2019 so it has been opened longer than a year ago.
    However, I had a TD Travel Reward Ininite Visa (Jun 2020-Sep 2020) lately.
    Do you think I am eligible for this welcome offer?

    1. Ricky
      Ricky

      Yes, it’s new – it used to be 6 months.

      I think you’re eligible as it’s been more than 12 months since you opened the card. The TD Travel Rewards card shouldn’t factor into it.

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    Jeff

    how long do I need to wait before re-applying for this credit card to get the bonus? I’ve had my existing card for 1+ year and cancelled it today.

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      Steve

      I believe 6 months

Ricky

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