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Top Cash Back Credit Card Offers for August 2017

Cash back credit cards are popping up everywhere. With 3 new credit cards introduced in the past 2 months:

With the Meridian card being the most intriguing of all.

Keep in mind that you can also check out the Top Cash Back Credit Cards page, which is frequently updated. Unlike that page though, this post focused on temporary promotional offers only. We also have two other types of recent monthly lists going on:

For this post, I listed the credit cards based on their annual fees.

BMO CashBack MasterCard

  • No annual fee
  • Earn 4% cash back, up to $125 in the first 4 months (if you apply before August 31, 2017)
  • Earn 1% cash back on all other purchases
  • Receive cash back: (1) direct deposit into a BMO chequing, savings or InvestorLine account; or (2) a statement credit
  • Redeem: (1) annually; (2) when a recurring amount has accumulated a minimum of $50 and in increments of $10; or (3) a one-time lump sum with a minimum of $50 and in increments of $10

BMO SPC CashBack MasterCard

  • No annual fee
  • Earn $60 cash back (if you apply before August 31, 2017) (earn $30 cash back after the first purchase and earn an additional $30 cash back after spending $1,000 in the first 3 months)
  • Earn 1% cash back on all purchases
  • Receive cash back through a: (1) direct deposit into a BMO chequing, savings or InvestorLine account; or (2) statement credit
  • Redeem: (1) annually; (2) when a recurring amount has accumulated a minimum of $50 and in increments of $10; or (3) a one-time lump sum with a minimum of $50 and in increments of $10

Scotia Momentum Visa Card

  • $39 annual fee (first year fee waived if you apply before October 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
  • Receive cash back through a: (1) direct deposit into a Scotiabank banking account; or (2) statement credit
  • Cash back awarded automatically on the November monthly statement

Scotia Momentum Visa Infinite Card

  • $99 annual fee (first year fee waived if you apply before October 31, 2017)
  • $30 annual fee for a supplementary cardholder
  • Earn 4% cash back for every $1 spent on gas and grocery purchases
  • Earn 2% cash back for every $1 spent on drug store purchases and recurring bill payments
  • Earn 1% cash back for every $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Receive cash back through a: (1) direct deposit into a Scotiabank banking account; or (2) statement credit
  • Redeemed automatically every November monthly statement

CIBC Dividend Visa Platinum Card

  • $99 annual fee (first year fee waived if you apply before October 31, 2017)
  • $30 annual fee for a supplementary cardholder (maximum 3 cards)
  • 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
  • Redeem as a statement credit
  • Cash back awarded automatically on the December statement

Note, the 4% and 2% cash back are on the first $80,000 in total purchases (meaning all card purchases by all cardholders, at any type of merchant) or $20,000 on gas, grocery, TELUS or Tim Hortons purchases on your account, whichever comes first.

CIBC Dividend Visa Infinite Card

  • $99 annual fee (first year fee waived if you apply before October 31, 2017)
  • $30 annual fee for a supplementary cardholder (maximum 3 cards)
  • 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
  • Redeem as a statement credit
  • Cash back awarded automatically on the December statement

Note, the 4% and 2% cash back are on the first $80,000 in total purchases (meaning all card purchases by all cardholders, at any type of merchant) or $20,000 on gas, grocery, TELUS or Tim Hortons purchases on your account, whichever comes first.

Meridian Visa Infinite Cash Back Card

  • $99 annual fee (first year fee waived for a limited time)
  • $30 annual fee for supplementary cardholders
  • Earn 4% cash back on gas and grocery store purchases (on the first $25,000 in purchases, then 1% for all other purchases)
  • Earn 2% pharmacy purchases and utility bill payments (on the first $25,000 in purchases, then 1% for all other purchases)
  • Earn 1% cash back on all other purchases
  • Require either $60,000 annual personal income or $100,000 annual household income

There is no specified end date for the first year fee waived, but it does say that it is limited time only:

  • First year free is a limited time offer and is activated after the first transaction. Annual fee will appear on initial statement and a credit will be applied on the second statement following the transaction. Meridian reserves the right to modify or withdraw this offer at any time without prior notice. 

BMO CashBack World Elite MasterCard

  • $120 annual fee
  • Earn 4% cash back on all purchases (up to $250 cash back or $6,250 in spending) in the first 4 months (if you apply before August 31, 2017)
  • Earn 1.75% cash back on all purchases
  • Receive cash back: (1) direct deposit into a BMO chequing, savings or InvestorLine account; or (2) a statement credit
  • Redeem: (1) annually; (2) when a recurring amount has accumulated a minimum of $50 and in increments of $10; or (3) a one-time lump sum with a minimum of $50 and in increments of $10

TD Cash Back Visa Infinite Card

  • $120 annual fee (first year fee waived for a limited time)
  • $50 annual fee for supplementary cardholders
  • Earn 6% cash back on gas, grocery and recurring bill payments (for the first 3 months or first $3,500 in spending)
  • Earn 3% cash back on gas, grocery and recurring bill payments thereafter (on first $15,000 in annual spending per category, including the 3 month bonus promotion)
  • Earn 1% cash back on all other purchases

Just like the Meridian card, this card also will be waiving the first year fee for a limited time only without a specific end date.

Please let us know in the comment section below if you would like to see other types of monthly lists as well!

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