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Best Current First Year Fee Waived Cards for October 2019

Quite a few offers are ending at month end, so if you are still thinking about it, now is your last chance to jump on the current offers. I am excited to see what is going to be offered in November. I expect some offers to be extended, but others to surface. If not, this list could be real short next month.

Ongoing Offers

The reason I left this list (ongoing offers) up is that there are so few (just 2 really) permanent first year fee waived offers. So they are worthy of being highlighted. Meridian Bank is the only company willing to do this at the moment. Granted, the terms and conditions do say that the offers are limited time, but with no specific end date.

Also note that Meridian cards used to only be available to Ontario residents, but now they expanded to the rest of Canada (except Quebec).

Meridian Visa Infinite Cash Back Card

  • $99 annual fee (first year fee waived)
  • $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
  • Cash back awarded as an account credit

Meridian Visa Infinite Travel Rewards Card

  • $99 annual fee (first year fee waived)
  • $30 annual fee for a supplementary cardholder
  • Earn 3 points for every $1 of net purchases in foreign currencies
  • Earn 1.5 points for every $1 of net purchases
  • Have at least $60,000 in personal annual income or $100,000 in annual household income

Limited time Offers

Below are the offers with a specified end date.

Scotiabank GM Visa Infinite Card

  • $79 annual fee (first year fee waived if you apply before October 31, 2019)
  • 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
  • Have at least $60,000 in personal annual income, $100,000 in annual household income or $250,000 in assets under management

Scotia Momentum Visa Infinite Card

  • $120 annual fee (first year fee waived if you apply before October 31, 2019)
  • $50 annual fee for a supplementary cardholder
  • Earn 4% cash back for every $1 spent on grocery purchases and recurring bill payments
  • Earn 2% cash back for every $1 spent on gas and daily transit
  • Earn 1% cash back for every $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Have at least $60,000 in personal annual income, $100,000 in annual household income or $250,000 in assets under management

BMO Rewards Business MasterCard

  • $120 annual fee (waived the first year if you apply before October 31, 2019)
  • $50 annual fee for a supplementary cardholder
  • Earn 35,000 sign up bonus points after spending $5,000 in the first 3 months (if you apply before October 31, 2019)
  • Earn 3 BMO Reward points for every $1 spent on gas, office supplies, cell phone and internet recurring payments
  • Earn 1.5 BMO Reward points for every $1 spent on all purchases

BMO Air Miles World Elite MasterCard

  • $120 annual fee (waived the first year if you apply before October 31, 2019)
  • $50 annual fee for a supplementary cardholder
  • Earn 3,000 sign up bonus Air Miles (earn 1,000 sign up bonus and 2,000 more after spending $3,000 in the first 3 months) (if you apply before October 31, 2019)
  • Earn 1 Air Mile for every $10 on all purchases
  • Receive 2 free lounge passes with MasterCard Airport Experiences
  • Receive a Companion Flight Rebate Offer (by booking any two flights, one way or return, through airmiles.ca)
  • Have at least $80,000 in personal annual income or $150,000 in annual household income

TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card

  • $120 annual fee (waived the first year if you apply before December 1, 2019)
  • $50 annual fee for a supplementary cardholder
  • Earn 40,000 sign up bonus miles (earn 15,000 miles after the first purchase and earn 2x the miles, up to 20,000 in bonuses and additional 5,000 for adding an authorized user) (if you apply before December 1, 2019)
  • Earn 1.5 mile for every $1 spent on gas, grocery, drugstore and aircanada.com purchases
  • Earn 1 mile for every $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Receive 1 free checked bag when travelling on an Aeroplan reward flight
  • Receive 1 annual Maple Leaf Lounge guest pass when travelling on an Aeroplan reward flight operated by Air Canada
  • Receive priority check-in and priority boarding (with Aeroplan reward flight)
  • Have at least $60,000 in personal annual income or $100,000 in annual household income

TD First Class Travel Visa Infinite Card

  • $120 annual fee (first year fee waived if you apply before December 1, 2019)
  • Earn 90,000 sign up bonus points (earn 20,000 points after the first purchase and earn 2x the points, up to 60,000 in bonuses and additional 10,000 for adding an authorized user)(if you apply before December 1, 2019)
  • Earn 9 points for every $1 spent on Expedia
  • Earn 3 points for every $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Have at least $60,000 in personal annual income or $100,000 household income

BMO World Elite MasterCard

  • $150 annual fee (waived the first year if you apply before October 31, 2019)
  • $50 annual fee for each supplementary card
  • Earn 35,000 sign up bonus BMO Reward points (after spending $3,000 in the first 3 months) (if you apply before October 31, 2019)
  • Earn 3 points for every $1 spent on travel, dining and entertainment purchases
  • Earn 2 points for every $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Receive 4 free lounge passes with MasterCard Airport Experiences
  • Have at least $80,000 in personal annual income or $150,000 household income

Note that we have two other monthly lists:

If you would like to see other lists or see any missing offers in this post, please let us know in the comment section below!

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