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Top Credit Card Higher than Normal Sign Up Bonuses for May 2018

Another month, another list. Not too many changes from the last month. BMO and Scotiabank extended some of their promotional offers. Most of the offers are currently coming from 3 of the major banks (BMO, CIBC and Scotiabank). Hope to see other companies also step up by the next month.

Note that we also have two other types of monthly lists going on:

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For today, I am listing the credit cards that are offering a higher than normal sign up bonus. I ranked the credit cards by the price of the annual fees (lowest to highest):

  • BMO SPC Air Miles MasterCard – no annual fee, earn 500 sign up bonus Air Miles after the first purchase (if you sign up before October 31, 2018). Normally 200 sign up bonus.
  • BMO Air Miles MasterCard – no annual fee, earn 500 sign up bonus Air Miles after the first purchase (if you sign up before October 31, 2018). Normally 200 sign up bonus.
  • Scotiabank More Rewards Visa Card – no annual fee, earn 15,000 sign up bonus More Reward points after making the first purchase within 90 days (if you apply before June 30, 2018). Normally 5,000 sign up bonus.
  • BMO Air Miles World Elite MasterCard – $120 annual fee (first year fee waived if you apply before June 28, 2018), earn 3,000 sign up bonus Air Miles (if you apply before June 28, 2018). Earn 1,000 miles after the first purchase and earn an additional 2,000 miles after spending $3,000 within the first 3 months. Normally, 2,000 sign up bonus.
  • TD First Class Travel Visa Infinite Card – $120 annual fee, earn 50,000 sign up bonus TD Points (if you apply before June 3, 2018). Earn 20,000 TD Points after the first purchase and earn an additional 30,000 TD points when you spend $1,000 in the first 90 days. Normally 20,000 sign up bonus.
  • RBC Avion Infinite Visa – $120 annual fee (first year fee waived, uncertain promotional period), and earn 25,000 points sign up bonus upon approval (uncertain promotional period). Normally 15,000 Avion points.
  • CIBC Aventura Gold Visa Card – $120 annual fee (first year fee waived if you apply by June 30, 2018) and earn 20,000 sign up bonus Aventura points (if you apply by June 30, 2018). Earn 15,000 Aventura points after the first purchase and earn additional 5,000 Aventura points after spending $1,000 in the first 4 months. Normally 15,000 Aventura points.
  • CIBC Aventura Visa Infinite Card $120 annual fee (first year fee waived if you apply by June 30, 2018) and earn 20,000 sign up bonus Aventura points (if you apply by June 30, 2018). Earn 15,000 Aventura points after the first purchase and earn additional 5,000 Aventura points after spending $1,000 in the first 4 months. Normally 15,000 Aventura points.
  • CIBC Aventura Visa Business Card $120 annual fee (first year fee waived if you apply by June 30, 2018) and earn 30,000 sign up bonus Aventura points (if you apply by June 30, 2018). Earn 20,000 Aventura points after the first purchase and earn additional 10,000 Aventura points after spending $1,000 in the first 3 months. Normally 20,000 Aventura points.
  • Scotiabank Passport Visa Infinite Card – $139 annual fee and earn 25,000 Scotia Rewards sign up bonus points after spending $1,000 in the first 3 months (if you apply before June 30, 2018), no foreign transaction fees. Uncertain what the normal offer is, as this is a brand new credit card.
  • BMO World Elite MasterCard – $150 annual fee (waived the first year if you apply before June 28, 2018), earn 35,000 sign up bonus points after spending $3,000 in the first 3 months (if you apply before June 28, 2018). Uncertain what the normal offer is since they revamped their rewards program.
  • Scotiabank Platinum American Express Card – $399 annual fee, $99 annual fee for an authorized user and earn 30,000 sign up bonus points after making a purchase in the first 2 months (if you apply before June 30, 2018). Uncertain what their normal offer is as they have extended this offer for years.
  • CIBC Aerogold Visa Infinite Privilege Card – $399 annual fee, $99 annual fee for an authorized user and earn 50,000 sign up bonus Aeroplan miles (if you apply before June 30, 2018). Earn 25,000 Aeroplan miles after the first purchase and earn additional 25,000 Aeroplan miles after spending $1,000 after the first 3 months. Normally 25,000 sign up bonus.

Please let me know if I missed anything. Your feedback is always greatly appreciated!

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