The Air Miles Frequent Flyer program is the largest loyalty program in Canada with over 9 million members, which makes it a bit surprising that the only two issuers competing for a foothold in the market are AMEX and BMO. And though collectors could benefit from a few more credit cards with airmiles partnerships jumping into the fray, there are still exceptionally valuable offers on…offer.
Free Miles, Free Points oh my!
On the fee-free side, we recommend getting started with any of the BMO credit cards, which give you 500 free miles (or the equivalent of $10,000 spend on your credit card) just for signing up, no spend required. If you want to really work the system, you can grab a few of the fee free cards and wrack up a ton of free points.
However, if you are willing to shell out an annual fee,you can get 2000 points – which is good for a free flight – on both the AMEX platinum or the BMO world elite.
Moreover, the earning potential on the BMO dwarfs all comers – 1 point per $10 is excellent Air Miles value – one-third better than the AMEX as a matter of fact. However, what really separates this guy from the pack is the exclusive 25% discount on flight redemptions anywhere in North America for BMO World Elite card holders. For collectors, this is a dream.
Additionally, you get a priority pass membership and two free passes per year, which is worth over $150 a year in and of itself.
An AirMiles Giant Amongst Airmiles Men
Add to this a comprehensive insurance package including medical, trip cancellation and rental collision damage waiver and you have got a firecracker of an Air Miles card, easily the best Air Miles credit card in Canada.
No-fee AirMiles Credit Cards
Anyhoo, we know the BMO has a higher annual fee, but man, it sure does separate itself from the pack. It is the go-to card for spending based on its earn rate, and that 25% discount on flights has us screaming hallelujah. Aside from that you have got a bunch of no fee cards that offer 500 points on sign up – I guess the question is, why would you not take the points they are giving you?
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