TD Unveils New Aeroplan Credit Cards

TD launched its long-awaited suite of Aeroplan credit cards today.  The line-up includes the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite card, the TD Aeroplan Visa Platinum card, the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Privilege card, and the TD Aeroplan Visa Business card.  Here’s a look at the card details:

TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite

This card offers a welcome bonus of 15,000 Aeroplan Miles and for a limited time, a 2-for-1 flight reward.  It comes with a $120 annual fee and to qualify you’ll need a minimum of $60,000 annual gross personal income or $100,000 annual gross household income.

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Here are the card details:

  • A Welcome Bonus of 15,000 Aeroplan Miles upon first purchase
  • 1.5 miles earned for every $1 you spend on gas, grocery and drug store purchases
  • 1 mile earned for every $1 you spend on all other purchases
  • The ability to earn miles twice when you pay with your TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite card and present your Aeroplan Membership Card at over 150 Aeroplan partner brands and with 100 online retailers through Aeroplan’s eStore
  • Air Canada Benefits such as;
    • Priority Check-in on Air Canada flights (Primary Cardholder)
    • Priority Boarding on Air Canada flights (Primary Cardholder)
    • 1st Checked Bag Free on Air Canada Flights (Primary Cardholder)
    • Annual Maple Leaf Lounge One-Time Guest Passes when travelling on an Aeroplan flight reward operated by Air Canada
  • Faster access to Distinction, Aeroplan’s recognition program that offers a range of Distinction benefits such as exclusive flight rewards, bonus mile offers and privileges.
  • No miles expiry as long as you are a cardholder
  • Complimentary Visa Infinite Concierge service available 24/7

You could earn up to 45,000 Aeroplan miles in the first year when you spend $2,000 per month – assuming $1,000 per month on groceries, gas, and drug store purchases – including the welcome bonus of 15,000 miles.  That’s enough to get you a round-trip flight to Cancun, Mexico.

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TD Aeroplan Visa Platinum

A stripped-down version of the Visa Infinite card, the Aeroplan Visa Platinum card offers a welcome bonus of 10,000 Aeroplan Miles.  It comes with an $89 annual fee and to qualify you’ll need a minimum of $12,000 annual gross personal income.  Here are the card details:

  • A Welcome Bonus of 10,000 Aeroplan Miles upon first purchase
  • 1 mile earned for every $1 you spend on gas, grocery and drug store purchases
  • 1 mile earned for every $1.50 you spend on all other purchases
  • The ability to earn miles twice when you pay with your TD Aeroplan Visa Platinum card and present your Aeroplan Membership Card at over 150 Aeroplan partner brands and with 100 online retailers through Aeroplan’s eStore
  • Faster access to Distinction, Aeroplan’s recognition program that offers a range of Distinction benefits such as exclusive flight rewards, bonus mile offers and privileges.

TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Privilege

A new super-premium offering from TD, the Aeroplan Visa Infinite Privilege card comes with a $399 annual fee and cardholders require a minimum of $200,000 annual gross household income or minimum card spend of $50,000 per year to qualify.  Here’s what you get for the fee:

  • Welcome Bonus of 25,000 Aeroplan Miles upon first purchase and for a limited time, a 2-for-1 flight reward
  • 1.5 miles for every $1 you spend on gas, grocery, drug store and on Air Canada purchases excluding Air Canada Vacation packages
  • 1.25 miles for every $1 you spend on all other purchases using your card
  • An extensive suite of travel insurances
  • Air Canadabenefits such as:
    • Priority Check-in on Air Canada flights (Primary Cardholder)
    • Priority Boarding on Air Canada flights (Primary Cardholder)
    • 1st Checked Bag Free on Air Canada Flights (Primary Cardholder)
    • Four (4) annual Maple Leaf Lounge One-Time Guest Passes when travelling on an Aeroplan flight reward operated by Air Canada
    • One (1) annual 50% Discount on Companion Tickets for eligible Business Class fares on Air Canada Flights
  • Faster access to Distinction, Aeroplan’s recognition program that offers a range of Distinction benefits such as exclusive flight rewards, bonus mile offers, and privileges.
  • No miles expiry as long as you are a cardholder
  • Complimentary Visa Infinite Privilege Concierge service available 24/7
  • Global Airport Lounge Service
  • Dedicated VIP Security Fast Track Lane Access

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You could earn up to 58,000 Aeroplan miles in the first year when you spend $2,000 per month – assuming $1,000 per month on groceries, gas, and drug store purchases – including the welcome bonus of 25,000 miles.  That’s enough to redeem for a world class car racing weekend.

Final thoughts

We’ve waited months to see what TD had to offer its newly acquired Aeroplan customers.  Now that they’ve unveiled the suite of cards, expect a huge marketing push in the coming months to lure over new customers.

The welcome bonus offered is a big perk, as is the limited time 2-for-1 flight reward incentive for signing up.  TD also launched a contest called Now You’re Flying – where you can enter for a chance to win 500,000 Aeroplan miles.

What do you think of TD’s new Aeroplan credit card line-up?

5 Responses to TD Unveils New Aeroplan Credit Cards

    • @rick – You can earn miles faster with the Aeroplan Visa Infinite card and if you’re careful with your seat selection and flights with Air Canada then the Aeroplan card is the way to go.

      If you prefer the flexibility of booking with any travel provider with no blackouts or restrictions then the First Class Visa Infinite is a better choice.

      YMMV.

  1. The new TD Aeroplan card will be a little better thanks to changes to the Aeroplan improvements Maybe now there will be more seats available through the marketplace option CIBC will lose a lot of customers since many holders only used the services of the credit card Now I will have to be transferred after over 30 years to TD Aeroplan & will also have presently a TD Platinum that allows me to use for any airline or class or travel service with $50 off for 10000 points I will probably cancel my aeroplan card in the next year after using up my points & concentrate purchases on TD Platinum & BOM Airmiles for travel rewards & have one less card to use BTM