TD® Aeroplan® Visa Platinum* Card
First year rewards (up to)
(1st yr waived)
The average dollar value of an individual Aeroplan Reward Point is $0.0120. To see how we calculated this, click here.
How to Redeem your Aeroplan Reward Points
Step by Step Guide
- If you DO NOT have an online Aeroplan account and don’t know your Aeroplan number, call CIBC, TD or American Express (your credit card provider), give them your credit card number and they will give you your 9-digit Aeroplan number.
- Once you have your Aeroplan number, you can create an account at aeroplan.com and login to redeem your miles.
- If you DO have an online Aeroplan account, you can skip the first step and login at aeroplan.com.
- To book a flight, select your travel dates, departure airport and destination.
- Available flights are displayed with the amount of miles required to book. These amounts do not include taxes, fees and surcharges, which can range from $150 (for domestic flights) to greater than $700 (for Europe or Australia).
- To redeem miles for a flight, you need to have at least 50% of the required miles; the remaining miles can be purchased by credit card.
- While less popular, miles can be also be redeemed for hotels, car rentals, merchandise and activities.
- Zero liability
- Extended warranty
- Purchase assurance
TD Aeroplan Visa Platinum Card: Review
In a nutshell: The TD Aeroplan Visa Platinum is a more attainable version of its popular big brother, the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite. It comes with a lower annual fee, no income requirements, and inevitably, some compromises.
- While most travel credit cards come with a $120 annual fee, the TD Aeroplan Visa Platinum’s fee is considerably lower at $89. Plus, it’s waived for the first year.
- As a new cardholder, you’ll get 10,000 bonus Aeroplan miles just for making your first purchase on the card.
- Earn Aeroplan miles on all your spending (1 mile per $1 spent on groceries, gas, and at drugstores, and 1 mile per $1.5 spent on everything else).
- For a limited time, you’ll pocket 5X the miles on all your everyday purchases for the first three months.
- You won’t need to meet a specific income requirement to get approved, which is a win considering many other premium rewards cards (including several Aeroplan Cards) require an income of at least $60,000.
- The card comes with four types of travel insurance, including common carrier accident coverage, delayed/lost baggage insurance, flight delay insurance, and rental car insurance.
- You can get up to 10% off on car rentals at eligible Avis and Budget locations.
- While the TD Aeroplan Visa Platinum has a lower annual fee, you’ll earn fewer miles per dollar and a smaller welcome bonus when compared to other Aeroplan Cards.
- The card doesn’t come with travel emergency or trip interruption insurance, which would otherwise cover medical costs incurred while abroad.
- When redeeming Aeroplan miles for travel, you can’t book flights on every airline and must use Air Canada or the other 26 eligible Star Alliance partner airlines.
The TD Aeroplan Visa Platinum is TD’s entry-level Aeroplan Card and stands out for two big reasons. First, it has an annual fee that’s below the usual $120. Second, it has no income requirement - making it an attractive option if you want to earn Aeroplan rewards but don’t meet the qualification criteria of other cards. Those benefits do come with trade-offs though.
Read on to learn more about the TD Aeroplan Visa Platinum and to find out if this card is right for you.
Matching many other credit card offers, the TD Aeroplan Visa Platinum card offers a rebate on the annual fee in the first year saving you $89.
You can also earn up to 25,000 bonus Aeroplan Miles in the first year – enough for one long haul round-trip flight. The points bonus comes in two different tiers.
The easiest bonus to get is a 10,000-point reward just for making your first purchase on the card.
Secondally, new cardholders earn 5X the Aeroplan Miles on purchases in the first three months, up to 15,000 miles. That's a lucrative offer that'll earn you between 5 and 3.35 miles per dollar. Keep in mind though, the 5X miles offer only applies to the initial $1,000 in purchases you make per month.
Note these sign-up bonuses are currently advertised until March 2nd, 2020 – they may or may not change after that.
Earning and redeeming miles
The TD Aeroplan Visa Platinum Card offers one point per dollar on eligible grocery, gas, and pharmacy purchases. For all other categories, you’ll earn one point per every $1.50 you spend. You can also earn double miles when you shop from Aeroplan partner retailers and Aeroplan’s online store.
That’s far less generous than this card’s big brother, the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite, which offers more miles per dollar and an additional bonus spending category (aircanada.com purchases). In fact, you can rack up to 50% more miles on your everyday purchases with the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite versus the Platinum card. So, if you qualify for the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite (which has a $60,000 minimum income requirement), it could really make more financial sense to choose the Infinite over the Privilege.
|TD Aeroplan Platinum||TD Aeroplan Infinite|
|Groceries||1 mile||1.5 miles|
|Gas||1 mile||1.5 miles|
|Pharmacy||1 mile||1.5 miles|
|Aircanada.com purchases||0.67 miles||1.5 miles|
|Everything Else||0.67 miles||1 mile|
Value of Aeroplan miles
The value of Aeroplan miles aren’t fixed, and the value of 1 mile will vary depending on your flight destination. That said, Ratehub has calculated the value of an Aeroplan mile to be $0.012 on average, after accounting for taxes and fees. Generally, we’ve found that you can get better value from an Aeroplan mile when booking long-haul flights within North America, such as Toronto to Vancouver, or to South America or Australia. You’ll get worse value from Aeroplan miles with shorter trips and travel to Europe and Africa (for more on the value of Aeroplan miles, click here ).
Aeroplan miles are fairly easy to redeem, although they can only be applied to travel with Air Canada and Star Alliance airlines, and points have to be used at the time of purchase (you can’t retroactively apply points to travel you’ve bought). You can also redeem Aeroplan miles for merchandise, but your points will take you much further (literally and figuratively) if you use them for travel, where they carry a higher value.
Fees, interest rates and income requirements
Where the TD Aeroplan Visa Platinum card doesn’t shine when it comes to earning points, it is far more accessible than other travel rewards cards. With no minimum income requirement, this card might be a suitable alternative if you don’t meet the $60,000 annual income requirement for the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite.
The annual fee of $89 is the lowest among TD’s Aeroplan credit cards, and among the lowest of any travel credit card with an annual fee. The fee is waived in your first year.
When it comes to interest rates, the TD Aeroplan Visa Platinum card charges 19.99% on purchases and 22.99% on cash advances - which is pretty much the standard as far as rewards cards go.
Travel insurance (and other perks)
While the TD Aeroplan Visa Platinum card offers some insurance coverage, its below-average when compared with many other travel credit cards with an annual fee.
Included are auto rental collision coverage, delayed and lost baggage coverage up to $1,000, travel delay insurance up to $500 that kicks in after delays of 4 hours or more, and common carrier travel accident insurance.
You will also get some perks when you book travel on Air Canada using your miles. These include complimentary first checked bag, priority boarding, and a one-time annual access to the Maple Leaf lounge.
Notably lacking though are trip cancellation/interruption and travel medical emergency. A significant medical emergency could cost you six figures when travelling internationally, so you will need to find this coverage elsewhere when booking travel with this card.
|Travel medical emergency||None|
|Common carrier travel accident||Up to $500,000|
|Flight delay||$500 after (4 hours)|
|Trip cancellation / interruption||None|
|Delayed and lost baggage||Up to $1,000 (after 6 hours)|
|Car rental insurance||Up 48 consecutive days|
The TD Aeroplan Visa Platinum card offers entry-level access to Aeroplan rewards, which can make for a great fit if you regularly fly on Air Canada, are set on earning Aeroplan miles, or you don’t meet the income requirement of other Aeroplan cards. But, if you have the income to qualify (at least $60,000), the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite is arguably the best Aeroplan credit card in Canada and should really be your go-to since it offers more rewards, a stronger sign-up bonus, and better travel insurance coverage for only $30 more per year.
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The Aeroplan Program is a coalition loyalty marketing program owned and operated by Aeroplan Inc. Visit aeroplan.com for complete terms and conditions of the Aeroplan Program. The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its affiliates are not responsible for the Aeroplan Program.1Must apply online by March 2, 2020. Welcome Bonus of 10,000 Aeroplan Miles will be awarded to the Aeroplan Member account associated with the TD® Aeroplan® Visa Platinum* Card Account (“Account”) only after the first Purchase is made on the Account. Rebate of the Annual Fee is for the first year for the Primary Cardholder only and will occur when you have applied for an Account by March 2, 2020. Annual Fee Rebate will be applied within 2 monthly statements from the date of Account opening. The Annual Fee for any Authorized User Cards added to the Account continues to apply. The Welcome Earn Bonus during the promotional period will be 5 additional Aeroplan Miles are earned for each $1.00 in Purchases of eligible gas, groceries, drugstore, and aircanada.com products and services (excluding Air Canada Vacations packages, car rentals, hotel bookings, and other third party partner products and services that can be purchased through aircanada.com) charged to your Account, and 5 additional Aeroplan Miles are earned for each $1.00 for all other Purchases charged to your Account. The Welcome Earn Bonus is in addition to the standard earn rate applicable to this Account. The Welcome Earn Bonus promotional period applies to new Accounts for the first 3 months. The Welcome Earn Bonus is subject to a maximum total collective earn of 5,000 Aeroplan Miles per month for all Purchases to the Account ("Welcome Earn Bonus Cap"). Once the Welcome Earn Bonus Cap is reached, any further Purchases made will earn Aeroplan Miles at the regular 1 Aeroplan Miles (Bonus Rate) that applies to each $1.00 in Purchases of eligible gas, groceries, drugstore, and aircanada.com products and services (excluding Air Canada Vacations packages, car rentals, hotel bookings, and other third party partner products and services that can be purchased through aircanada.com) and 1 Aeroplan Mile that applies to each $1.50 in all other eligible Purchases. Any returned items, refunds, rebates or other similar credits on any Purchases will reduce or cancel the Aeroplan Miles earned at the Welcome Earn Bonus and the standard or Bonus Rate on the original Purchase, as applicable. If you have opened an Account in the last 6 months, you will not be eligible for this offer. We reserve the right to limit the number of Accounts opened by and the number of miles awarded to any one person. Offers may be changed, withdrawn or extended at any time and cannot be combined with any other offer unless otherwise specified. Welcome Bonus and additional miles earned through Welcome Earn Bonus are not eligible for Aeroplan status. Your Account must be in good standing at the time the Welcome Bonus and the Welcome Earn Bonus miles are awarded. Please allow 8 weeks after the conditions for each offer are fulfilled for the Welcome Bonus and the Welcome Earn Bonus Aeroplan Miles to be credited to your Aeroplan Member account.
The number of Aeroplan Miles required for the destination is accurate as of December 2, 2019 and is subject to change at any time by Aeroplan Inc. According to Aeroplan's current reward chart, destinations reflect one long-haul Fixed Mileage Flight Reward® in Economy Class departing from within Canada or the continental US (plus applicable fees and taxes). Fixed Mileage Flight Reward availability is capacity controlled and is subject to availability at time of booking as well as seasonality of demand. Aeroplan Flight Rewards are subject to taxes, landing and departure fees, and other charges and surcharges may apply. Aeroplan Partners, rules and regulations are subject to change without notice. For full details on Aeroplan's current reward chart, please visit aeroplan.com.2Primary Cardholder remains liable for all charges to the Account, including those made by an Authorized User.
3 One (1) Bonus Aeroplan Mile (“Bonus Rate”) is earned on each $1.00 in Purchases of gas, groceries or drugstore products/services charged to your TD Aeroplan Credit Card Account (“Account”). Any returned items, refunds, rebates or other similar credits will reduce or cancel the Aeroplan Miles earned on the original Purchase. To earn this Bonus Rate, Purchases of gas, groceries and drugstore products/services must be made at merchants classified through the Visa network with a Merchant Category Code (“MCC”) that identifies them in the “gas”, “grocery” or “drugstore” category. Some merchants may sell gas, groceries or drugstore products/services, or have separate merchants located on their premises that also sell gas, groceries or drugstore products/services, but may not be classified with a gas, grocery or drugstore MCC and such Purchases will not earn this Bonus Rate. If you have questions about the MCC that applies to a Purchase, contact TD at 1-800-983-8472. Bonus Rate is only available on the first $80,000 in net annual Purchases of gas, groceries or drugstore products/services. Once the maximum net annual amount has been reached, Purchases of gas, groceries and drugstore products/services on the Account will not earn the Bonus Rate but will only earn Aeroplan Miles at the standard rate that applies to all other Purchases on the Account. This Bonus Rate offer is in place of, and not in addition to, the standard rate earned on all other Purchases made on your Account. Offer may be changed, withdrawn or extended at any time and cannot be combined with any other offer.
4 One (1) Aeroplan Mile is earned on each $1.50 in Purchases charged to your TD Aeroplan Credit Card Account (“Account”). Credit for returned items, refunds, rebates or other similar credits will reduce or cancel the Aeroplan Miles earned by the amount originally charged to your Account. Fees, Cash Advances (including Balance Transfers, Cash-Like Transactions and TD Visa Cheques), interest charges, optional services, refunds, rebates or other similar credits do not earn Aeroplan Miles. Please see the Aeroplan Terms for Your TD Credit Card section of the Cardholder Agreement for complete details on Aeroplan Miles earned on Purchases (a copy of your Cardholder Agreement is available at tdcanadatrust.com/td/agreements).
5 This feature is available at over 150 Aeroplan Partner brands and 100 online retailers through Aeroplan’s eStore. The Toronto-Dominion Bank is not responsible for any Aeroplan Miles under this “earn miles twice” feature of the Aeroplan Program when the Aeroplan Membership Card is presented. See your Aeroplan Program for full details. Feature may be changed, withdrawn or extended at any time and cannot be combined with any other offer.
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Fees & interest
- Be a permanent Canadian resident
- Have reached the age of majority in the province in which you live (18 yrs in AB, MB, ON, PE, QC, SK. 19 yrs all others)