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Best Current First Year Fee Waived Cards for March 2017

Another month, another Best Current First Year Fee Waived Cards list. The first list was popular enough that I will continue with this monthly trend.

Permanent Offers

These are credit cards that do not have an expiry date on their first year fee waived offer. Note that it also means that they can end the offer at any time without notice.

Rogers Bank Platinum MasterCard

  • $29 annual fee (waived the first year or waived so long as you have pre-authorized Rogers payments set up)
  • Earn $25 cash back sign up bonus
  • Earn 4% cash back on on foreign exchange purchases
  • Earn 1.75% cash back on all purchases
  • Apply cash back to purchases made in Rogers branded stores or monthly Rogers bill

Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Visa

  • $120 annual fee (first year fee waived)
  • No annual fee for supplementary cardholders
  • Earn 50,000 sign up bonus points after your first purchase the first 3 months)
  • Earn 5 points for every $1 spent at participating Marriott Rewards and SPG hotels
  • Earn 2 points for every $1 spent on airline tickets, car rental agencies and restaurants
  • Earn 1 point for every $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Receive 15 nights credit towards Elite qualifying status every year
  • Receive 1 anniversary bonus free night stay at a Category 1-5 hotel every year (after the first year)
  • No foreign transaction fees

American Express Gold Rewards Card

  • $150 annual fee (waived the first year)
  • $50 annual fee for a supplementary cardholder (first one is free)
  • Earn 25,000 sign up Membership Rewards bonus points (after spending $1,500 in the first 3 months)
  • Earn 2 points for every $1 spent on drug store, gas, grocery and travel purchases
  • Earn 1 point for every $1 spent on all other purchases

Current promotional offers

These offers change all the time, but there are some cards that are relatively consistent at offering first year fee waived promotions.

CIBC Aventura Visa Card

  • $39 annual fee (first year fee waived if you apply before June 30, 2017)
  • Earn 5,000 sign up bonus Aventura points (after the first purchase)
  • Earn 2 points on purchases made with the CIBC Aventura Rewards Centre
  • Earn 1.5 point for every $1 spent at participating CIBC Bonus Rewards restaurants, hotels, inns, and spas
  • Earn 1 point for every $1 on all other purchases

Scotiabank American Express Card

  • $39 annual fee (first year fee waived if you apply before April 30, 2017)
  • Earn 2 points for every $1 spent at gas stations, grocery stores, on dining and entertainment
  • Earn 1 point for every $1 spent on all other purchases

Scotia Momentum Visa Card

  • $39 annual fee (first year fee waived if you apply before July 31, 2017)
  • $15 annual fee for a supplementary cardholder
  • Earn 2% cash back for every $1 spent on gas, grocery and drug store purchases, as well as recurring bill payments
  • Earn 1% cash back for every $1 spent on all other purchases

Scotiabank GM Visa Infinite Card

  • $79 annual fee (first year fee waived if you apply before April 30, 2017)
  • Earn 5% cash back in GM Earnings on the first $10,000 spent annually on all purchases
  • Earn 2% cash back in GM Earnings on all purchases after the first $10,000
  • Cash back to be used for the purchase price or lease of a Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, or Cadillac

CIBC Dividend Visa Infinite Card

  • $99 annual fee (first year fee waived if you apply before June 30, 2017)
  • $30 annual fee for a supplementary cardholder (maximum 3 cards)
  • Earn 4% cash back on all purchases (in the first 6 months, up to $5,000 in spending) (if you apply before June 30, 2017)
  • Earn 4% cash back on gas and grocery purchases
  • Earn 2% cash back on Tim Hortons and TELUS purchases
  • Earn 1% cash back on all other purchases

Scotiabank Gold American Express Card

  • $99 annual fee (first year fee waived if you apply before July 31, 2017)
  • $29 annual fee for a supplementary cardholder
  • Earn 25,000 sign up bonus after spending $750 in the first 3 month (if you apply before July 31, 2017)
  • Earn 4 points for every $1 you spent on gas, grocery, dining and entertainment purchases
  • Earn 1 point for every $1 spent on all other purchases

CIBC Aventura Gold Visa Card

  • $120 annual fee (first year fee waived if you apply by July 31, 2017)
  • Earn 15,000 sign up bonus Aventura points (after the first purchase)
  • Earn 2 points on purchases made with the CIBC Aventura Rewards Centre
  • Earn 1.5 point for every $1 spent on gas, groceries, drug stores and at select CIBC bonus rewards Establishments
  • Earn 1 point for every $1 on all other purchases

CIBC Aventura Visa Infinite Card

  • $120 annual fee (first year fee waived if you apply by July 31, 2017)
  • $50 annual fee for a supplementary cardholder (maximum of 3 cards)
  • Earn 15,000 sign up bonus Aventura points (after the first purchase)
  • Earn 15,000 points sign up bonus after first purchase
  • Earn 3 points spent at select CIBC bonus rewards Establishments
  • Earn 2 points on purchases made with the CIBC Aventura Rewards Centre
  • Earn 1.5 point for every $1 spent on gas, groceries and drug stores
  • Earn 1 point for every $1 on all other purchases

As usual, please let me know if I missed anything.

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