CIBC Aero Platinum® Visa* Card review
Get the low annual fee card that earns you Aeroplan Miles
5,000 Aeroplan Miles Welcome Bonus
That's already enough for a gift card or merchandise
for every $1.50 spent on your card
Earn miles twice
at over 150 Aeroplan Partners and 100+ online retailers
1 If you apply and are approved for a new card you will receive a Welcome Bonus of 5,000 Aeroplan Miles when you make your first purchase at any time with your card. Purchases do not include cash advances, interest, fees, balance transfers, payments or CIBC Convenience Cheques. Aeroplan Miles are awarded to you within 8 weeks after the qualifying purchase(s) are posted to your account. It may take up to several business days for purchases to be posted to your account. Your new credit card account must be open and in good standing at time the Aeroplan Miles are awarded. This offer is not transferable and cannot be combined with any other offer. This offer does not apply to transfers from another credit card account. This offer may be withdrawn or changed without prior notice at any time. CIBC may, in its sole discretion, disqualify, limit or revoke this offer if you are believed to be abusing or manipulating it, or engaging in any suspicious or fraudulent activity.
2 Insurance coverage(s) included with CIBC credit cards is underwritten by Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company of Canada (RSA). Different cards may have different coverage(s). To learn about which coverage(s) are included with a specific card, and important information regarding coverage eligibility requirements, benefits, limitations and exclusions, see our Agreements and Insurance page and the insurance certificate(s) in your card package. Some insurance coverage(s) require purchase(s), auto rentals, common carrier fares and other trip costs to be charged to the card to activate coverage (other conditions may also apply). Auto Rental Collision and Loss Damage Insurance (CLDI) is available for automobile rentals of up to 48 days. The full cost of the rental must be charged to the card and the rental agency's Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) or Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) must be declined. CLDI provides coverage up to the actual cash value (ACV) of the rental vehicle as defined in your insurance certificate. Note that some rental agencies may assess their damages at an amount greater than the ACV of the rental vehicle and you may be liable to them for the difference. Before declining the rental agency's CDW or LDW, you should read carefully and compare the terms of the rental agreement, the CLDI insurance certificate in your card package and any other insurance you own to decide which coverage best meets your protection needs. Certain RSA coverage(s) are "excess insurance" (all other sources of insurance and recovery must be exhausted before coverage is available). For more information, call RSA toll-free at 1-866-363-3338 in Canada, continental U.S. and Hawaii or collect from elsewhere at 905-403-3338.
3 Interest rates will change from time to time on at least 30 days prior notice to the primary cardholder. "Purchase" means card purchases less returns and does not include: cash advances, interest, fees, balance transfers, payments and CIBC Convenience Cheques. "Cash" means cash advances, balance transfers and CIBC Convenience Cheques.
4 Aeroplan Miles are earned on card purchases less returns, and not on cash advances, interest, fees, balance transfers, payments or CIBC Convenience Cheques. Taxes, landing and departure fees and other charges and surcharges may apply to Aeroplan reward travel. Aeroplan partners, rules and regulations are subject to change without notice; please refer to aeroplan.comOpens a new tab in your browser. Aeroplan Miles will be awarded only if your CIBC Aero Platinum credit card account is in good standing on the monthly statement date (otherwise Aeroplan Miles are cancelled).
5 Earn even more Aeroplan Miles at over 150 participating Aeroplan Partners, when you use your CIBC Aero Platinum Visa Card and present your Aeroplan Card. Aeroplan Miles do not expire as long as you stay active. Visit aeroplan.com for the full Terms and conditions of the Aeroplan Program.
6 The primary cardholder may assign and change the Authorized User Spending Limits on the credit card account for any authorized user(s) by contacting CIBC. CIBC may make adjustments to the spending limits any time following a decrease in the credit limit or cash limit of the card. "Cash" refers to cash advances, CIBC Convenience Cheques and balance transfers. For full details visit Credit card add-ons.
7 Use of Aeroplan Miles to cover taxes, fees, charges and carrier surcharges associated with a flight reward booking ("taxes, fees and surcharges") is in addition to the Aeroplan Miles required to redeem for an Aeroplan flight reward. Mileage levels required for the redemption of taxes, fees and surcharges may change without notice. Conditions, limitations and exclusions apply when using Aeroplan Miles to cover applicable taxes, fees and surcharges. For full details, visit Aeroplan Flight Rewards Terms and ConditionsOpens a new tab in your browser.
8 CIBC Emergency Travel Medical Insurance is underwritten by Co-operators Life Insurance Company. This product is administered by Allianz Global Assistance, which is a registered business name of AZGA Service Canada Inc. and AZGA Insurance Agency Canada Ltd. For more information call CIBC Travel Insurance at 1-800-281-9109.
9 CIBC Payment Protector Insurance for Credit Cards is optional creditor’s group insurance underwritten by Canadian Premier Life Insurance Company under a group policy issued to CIBC as group policyholder.
10 We may withdraw approval if we become aware of any unfavourable information regarding your financial position or account status, or if you are unable to provide any additional information reasonably requested by CIBC. The application response time may take longer than 60 seconds in the event of technology issues. If you supply your email address, an application status email will be sent as soon as the technology issues are resolved. Otherwise, you will receive a response to your credit card application within 7 to 10 business days.
13 The rewards calculator tool is only for general illustration purposes; your actual results may differ. Aeroplan Miles, Aventura Points, cash back and Tim Cash are earned on card purchases less returns, and not on cash advances, interest, fees, balance transfers, payments, regular CIBC Convenience Cheques, Aeroplan Mile and Aventura Point redemptions (as applicable). For the Aerogold Visa Infinite Card, the Aventura Visa Infinite Card and the Aerogold Visa Card, 50% more Aeroplan Miles or Aventura Points on gas, grocery and drugstore card purchases is only available on the first $80,000 in net annual card purchases on your account (meaning all card purchases by all cardholders, at any type of merchant); after that net card purchases at grocery, drugstore and gas merchants will earn Aeroplan Miles or Aventura Points at the regular rate. For the Aerogold Visa Infinite Privilege Card, 50% more Aeroplan Miles on gas, grocery and drugstore card purchases is only available on the first $100,000 in net annual card purchases on your account (meaning all card purchases by all cardholders, at any type of merchant); after that net card purchases at grocery, drugstore and gas merchants will earn Aeroplan Miles or Aventura Points at the regular rate. For CIBC cash back credit cards, cash back is earned on a tiered basis and is dependent upon the net annual dollar amount spent on the card over the year to date. For details about earning and redeeming rewards, the Welcome Bonus and other card benefits, including terms and conditions, review the benefit guides found here.
This chart is for illustrative purposes only. Welcome Bonus applies only in the first year.
** In case of a discrepancy between the mileage redemption amount shown above and displayed on aeroplan.comOpens a new tab in your browser, the aeroplan.com mileage level displayed shall apply. Flight rewards are defined as Fixed Mileage Flight Rewards operated by Air Canada. All rewards shown above are subject to change and availability on aeroplan.com.
All information is valid at the time of publication and is subject to change without notice.
Coverage on the road
Auto rental collision and damage insurance is included
Extra protection on new purchases
Protect your new phone, laptop and most card purchases. Double the manufacturer's warranty up to an extra year and get theft or loss replacement too
Reach Aeroplan silver, black or diamond status sooner
Earning Aeroplan status brings you Market Fare Flights for fewer miles, plus bonus miles and privileges
This is a low-fee card that comes with a generous welcome bonus and a wide range of perks. It has a standard interest rate of 19.99% for purchases and 22.99% for cash, plus it requires a minimum of $15k per household. The 5,000 Aeroplan miles make for quite a nice welcome bonus.
If you want to earn miles faster and add multiple cardholders, then this is the perfect card for you. With CIBC Aero Platinum® Visa* Card, you can add an additional 3 members without having to pay any extra fees, only the $39 annual fee.
This VISA card offers you decent returns of 1 mile for each $1.5 spent. You get double rewards when you spend at over 150 Aeroplan partner organizations, plus you get $100,000 in insurance when travelling by plane, bus, ferry or train. This card also gives you free damage and collision insurance when you rent a car.
However, it comes with a few unique perks. For instance, you can pay an extra fee so you'll get covered should you lose your job or get injured. You can also purchase additional travel insurance and rest assured that you are safe when travelling aboard. To top it all, you get to benefit from extra protection for your laptop, phone or car, and you can even double your manufacturer's warranty & get loss or theft replacement.