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Top Credit Card Higher than Normal Sign Up Bonuses for March 2019

Quite a few promotions that were carrying over from 2018 came to an end last month. Some were extended and some were changed. This month is the beginning of many new 2019 offers. Several other 2018 promotions are coming to an end this month.

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This is going to the be the first time that I give this idea a try. Every time I post a monthly top credit cards post, I will try to feature at least 1 credit card that I think is worth mentioning. There could be some months that I do not mention any cards. For this month, I would take a second look at the Scotiabank Passport Visa Infinite Card. First of all, they increased the base sign up bonus from 25,000 to 30,000 bonus points. Furthermore, they are now giving additional bonus points for spending targets. Every year, you can earn an additional 10,000 bonus points after spending $40,000 in an anniversary year. You can earn an additional 2,000 points for every additional $10,000 in purchases. These bonus points opportunities is exactly what I was hoping to see, which helps justify the $139 annual fee on renewal. I like this initiative by Scotiabank!

Honorary mention goes to the TD First Class Travel Visa Infinite Card with an 80,000 sign up bonus points offer and first year fee waived.

Top Higher than Normal Sign Up Bonuses for March 2019

For the rest of the credit cards, I ranked the credit cards by the price of the annual fees (lowest to highest):

BMO SPC Air Miles MasterCard

  • No annual fee
  • Earn 800 sign up bonus Air Miles after the first purchase (if you sign up before October 31, 2019); earn 400 miles after the first purchase and another 400 miles after spending $1,000 within the first 3 months
  • Normally 200 sign up bonus

BMO Air Miles MasterCard

  • No annual fee
  • Earn 800 sign up bonus Air Miles after the first purchase (if you sign up before October 31, 2019); earn 400 miles after the first purchase and another 400 miles after spending $1,000 within the first 3 months
  • Normally 200 sign up bonus

BMO Rewards MasterCard

  • No annual fee
  • Earn 20,000 sign up bonus points (if you sign up before October 31, 2019); earn 10,000 after the first purchase and another 10,000 after spending $1,000 in the first 3 months
  • Normally 10,000 sign up bonus

Scotiabank SCENE Visa card

  • No annual fee
  • Earn 2,500 sign up bonus Scene points after spending $500 in the first 3 months (if you sign up before June 30, 2019)
  • Normally 2,000 sign up bonus
  • Have at least $12,000 in personal annual income

BMO Air Miles World Elite MasterCard

  • $120 annual fee (first year fee waived if you apply before March 31, 2019)
  • Earn 3,000 sign up bonus Air Miles (if you apply before March 31, 2019); 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
  • Have at least $80,000 in personal annual income or $150,000 household income

CIBC Aventura Visa Card for Business

  • $120 annual fee
  • Earn 35,000 sign up bonus points (if you apply before June 30, 2019); earn 20,000 after the first purchase and another 15,000 after spending $3,000 in the first 4 months
  • Receive $120 travel credit (if you apply before June 30, 2019), (credit expires on June 30, 2020)
  • Normally 20,000 points
  • Have at least $35,000 in personal annual income

CIBC Aventura Gold Visa Card

  • $120 annual fee
  • Earn 20,000 sign up bonus Aventura points (if you apply before June 30, 2019); earn 15,000 points after the first purchase and another 5,000 after spending $1,000 within the first 4 months)
  • Receive $120 travel credit (if you apply before June 30, 2019), (credit expires on June 30, 2020)
  • Normally 15,000 points
  • Have at least $15,000 in personal annual income

CIBC Aventura Visa Infinite Card

  • $120 annual fee
  • Earn 20,000 sign up bonus Aventura points (if you apply before June 30, 2019); earn 15,000 points after the first purchase and another 5,000 after spending $1,000 within the first 4 months)
  • Receive $120 travel credit (if you apply before June 30, 2019), (credit expires on June 30, 2020)
  • Normally 15,000 points
  • Have at least $60,000 in personal annual income or $100,000 household income

RBC Visa Infinite Avion Card

  • $120 annual fee (first year fee waived)
  • Earn 20,000 sign up bonus Avion points (no specific timeline); earn 15,000 points after the first purchase and another 5,000 after spending $1,000 within the first 3 months)
  • Normally 15,000 points
  • Have at least $60,000 in personal annual income or $100,000 household income

TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card

  • $120 annual fee (first year fee waived if you apply before June 2, 2019)
  • Earn 30,000 sign up bonus miles (earn 15,000 miles after the first purchase and earn 15,000 miles after spending $1,000 within the first 90 days) (if you apply before June 2, 2019)
  • Normally 15,000 Aeroplan miles
  • Have at least $60,000 in personal annual income or $100,000 household income

TD First Class Travel Visa Infinite Card

  • $120 annual fee (first year fee waived if you apply before June 2, 2019)
  • Earn 80,000 sign up bonus points (if you apply before June 2, 2019); earn 20,000 after the first purchase and another 60,000 after spending $1,000 in the first 3 months
  • Normally 20,000 points
  • Have at least $60,000 in personal annual income or $100,000 household income

Scotiabank Passport Visa Infinite Card

  • $139 annual fee
  • Earn 30,000 sign up bonus points (if you apply before June 30, 2019) after spending $1,000 in the first 3 months
  • Normally 25,000 points
  • Have at least $60,000 in personal annual income, $100,000 household income or have $250,000 asset under management

HSBC World Elite MasterCard

  • $149 annual fee (first year fee waived if you apply before March 31, 2019; except Quebec)
  • Earn 60,000 sign up bonus points (Quebec only), (if you apply before March 31, 2018); earn 20,000 upon approval and another 40,000 points after spending $1,000 within 90 days)
  • Earn 30,000 sign up bonus points (rest of Canada), (if you apply before March 31, 2018); earn 20,000 upon approval and another 10,000 points after spending $1,000 within 90 days)
  • Normally 20,000 points
  • Have at least $80,000 in personal annual income, $150,000 household income or have $400,000 asset under management

TD Aeroplan Visa Business Card

  • $149 annual fee (first year fee waived if you apply before June 2, 2019)
  • Earn 40,000 sign up bonus Aeroplan miles (if you apply before June 2, 2019); earn 20,000 after the first purchase, earn 20,000 after spending $5,000 within the first 90 days and earn 5,000 by having an existing qualifying personal TD Credit Card or qualifying TD Small Business Account
  • Normally 20,000 Aeroplan miles

CIBC Aerogold Visa Business Card

  • $180 annual fee
  • Earn 35,000 sign up bonus Aeroplan miles (if you apply before June 30, 2019); earn 20,000 after the first purchase and earn 15,000 after spending $3,000 within the first 4 months
  • Normally 20,000 Aeroplan miles
  • Have at least $35,000 household income

Scotiabank Platinum American Express Card

  • $399 annual fee
  • $99 annual fee for an authorized user
  • Earn 30,000 sign up bonus points after making a purchase in the first 2 months (if you apply before June 30, 2019)
  • Uncertain what their normal offer is as they have extended this offer for years
  • Have at least $12,000 in personal annual income

CIBC Aerogold Visa Infinite Privilege Card

  • $399 annual fee
  • $99 annual fee for an authorized user
  • Earn 50,000 sign up bonus Aeroplan miles (if you apply before June 30, 2019); earn 25,000 Aeroplan miles after the first purchase and earn an additional 25,000 Aeroplan miles after spending $3,000 after the first 3 months
  • Normally 25,000 sign up bonus
  • Have at least $200,000 in personal annual income

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

Please let us know in the comment section below if you would like to see other types of monthly lists or if we missed any promotions!

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