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Best Current First Year Fee Waived Cards for October 2022

For this month, the HSBC and TD each over offers that are coming to an end. Aside from that, BMO extended their offers to July 2023 (originally planned to end in December of 2022).

Limited Time First Year Fee Waived Offers

We have listed the cards based on their promotional expiry dates, categorised by month. If there is a tie-break, it is ranked by annual fee (lowest to highest), after which it will go alphabetically.

October 2022

TD First Class Travel Visa Infinite Card

  • $120 annual fee (first year fee waived) (apply before October 29, 2022)
  • $50 annual fee for supplementary cardholders
  • Earn 100,000 sign up bonus points after the first purchase (earn 20,000 TD points after the first purchase and earn 80,000 TD points after spending $1,000 within 90 days, for Quebec residences there is no spending requirements but good standing for 90 days) (apply before October 29, 2022)
  • Earn 9 points when you book travel online through Expedia
  • Earn 3 points for every $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Have at least $60,000 in personal annual income or $100,000 household income

HSBC World Elite® MasterCard (non-QC residents only)*

  • $149 annual fee (a full annual fee rebate for the primary cardholder for the first year* for applying before October 31, 2022)
  • Authorized User Annual Fee: $50 Per Card
  • Earn up to 80,000 points* (earn 20,000 Welcome Bonus points*, earn 40,000 points* for spending $6,000 within 6 months of account opening and earn 20,000 points* as an anniversary bonus) (apply before October 31, 2022)
  • Earn 6 HSBC points for every $1 spent on all eligible travel purchases
  • Earn 3 HSBC points for every $1 spent on all other eligible purchases
  • Receive $100 annual travel enhancement credit*
  • Receive a Boingo membership
  • No foreign transaction fees (only the exchange rate will apply)
  • Have at least $80,000 in personal annual income, $150,000 household income or have $400,000 asset under management in Canada
  • *Terms and Conditions apply
  • ®/TM Mastercard and World Elite are registered trademarks, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated. Used pursuant to licence.

Scotia Momentum Visa Infinite Card

  • $120 annual fee (first year fee waived) (apply before October 31, 2022)
  • $50 annual fee for a supplementary cardholder
  • Earn 10% cash back on all purchases for the first 3 months (up to $2,000 in total purchases) (apply before October 31, 2022)
  • Earn 4% cash back for every $1 spent on grocery purchases and recurring bill payments
  • Earn 2% cash back for every $1 spent on gas and daily transit
  • Earn 1% cash back for every $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Have at least $60,000 in personal annual income, $100,000 in annual household income or $250,000 in assets under management

Scotiabank Gold American Express

  • $120 annual fee (first year fee waived) (apply before October 31, 2022)
  • $29 annual fee for a supplementary cardholder
  • Earn 40,000 sign up bonus Scotia Rewards points (earn 250,000 bonus points after spending $1,000 in the first 3 months and earn a 20,000 bonus points after spending $7,500 in the first year) (apply before October 31, 2022)
  • Normally 20,000 sign up bonus points
  • Have at least $12,000 in personal annual income

December 2022

BMO Rewards Business MasterCard

  • $120 annual fee (first year fee waived) (apply before December 6, 2022)
  • $50 annual fee for a supplementary cardholder
  • Earn 50,000 sign up bonus points after spending $5,000 in the first 3 months (apply before December 6, 2022)
  • Earn 3 BMO Reward points for every $1 spent on gas, office supplies, cell phone and internet recurring payments
  • Earn 1.5 BMO Reward points for every $1 spent on all purchases

January 2023

TD Aeroplan Visa Platinum Card

  • $89 annual fee (first year fee waived) (apply before January 3, 2023)
  • $35 annual fee for supplementary cardholders
  • Earn 20,000 sign up Aeroplan bonus points (earn 10,000 points after the first purchase and another 10,000 points after spending a $1,000 in the first 3 months, for Quebec residences there is no spending requirements but good standing for 90 days) (apply before January 3, 2023)
  • Earn 1 point per $1 spent on Air Canada, gas and grocery purchases
  • Earn 1 point per $1.50 spent on all other purchases

TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite Card

  • $139 annual fee (first year fee waived for applying before January 3, 2023)
  • $75 annual fee for supplementary cardholders
  • Earn 50,000 sign up Aeroplan bonus points (earn 10,000 points after the first purchase with the first 3 months, earn 20,000 points after spending $1,000 in the first 90 days and earn 20,000 points after spending $7,500 in the first 12 months) (for applying before January 3, 2023)
  • Earn 1.5 point per $1 spent on Air Canada, gas and grocery purchases
  • Earn 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Have at least $60,000 in personal annual income or $100,000 household income

TD Aeroplan Visa Business Card

  • $149 annual fee (first year fee waived for applying before January 3, 2023)
  • $49 annual fee for supplementary cardholders
  • Earn 60,000 sign up Aeroplan bonus points (earn 10,000 points after the first purchase, earn 20,000 points after spending $5,000 in the first 3 months and earn 30,000 points after spending $5,000 each month in the first 12 months) (apply before January 3, 2023)
  • Earn 2 points per $1 spent on Air Canada purchases
  • Earn 1.5 point per $1 spent on shipping, internet, cable, phone services, travel and dining purchases
  • Earn 1 points per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Receive 4 Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge passes
  • Receive free first checked bag (up to 8 additional companions)
  • Receive $100 NEXUS application credit once every 48 months (applies to supplementary cardholders too)

TD Business Travel Visa Card

  • $149 annual fee (first year fee waived for applying before January 3, 2023)
  • $49 annual fee for a supplementary cardholder
  • Earn 150,000 sign up bonus points (earn 30,000 points after the first purchase, earn 60,000 points after spending $5,000 in the first 3 months and earn 60,000 points after spending $5,000 each month in the first 12 months) (apply before January 3, 2023)
  • Earn 9 points for every $1 spent on ExpediaforTD.com
  • Earn 6 points for every $1 for every $1 spent on foreign currency purchases, restaurant and regularly recurring bill payments
  • Earn 2 points for every $1 spent on all other purchases

May 2023

TD Cash Back Visa Infinite Card

  • $120 annual fee (first year fee waived if you apply before May 28, 2023)
  • $50 annual fee for supplementary cardholders
  • Earn 10% cash back on all purchases (for the first 3 months, up to $2,000 in spending or $200 in cash back) (apply before May 28, 2023)
  • Earn 3% cash back on gas, grocery and recurring bill payments thereafter (on first $15,000 in annual spending per category, including the 3 month bonus promotion)
  • Earn 1% cash back on all other purchases
  • Have at least $60,000 in personal annual income or $100,000 in annual household income

July 2023

BMO Air Miles World Elite MasterCard

  • $120 annual fee (first year fee waived) (apply before July 31, 2023)
  • $50 annual fee for a supplementary cardholder
  • Earn 2,000 sign up bonus Air Miles after spending $3,000 in the first 3 months (apply before July 31, 2023)
  • Earn 1 Air Mile for every $10 on all purchases
  • Receive 2 free lounge passes with MasterCard Airport Experiences
  • Receive a Companion Flight Rebate Offer (by booking any two flights, one way or return, through airmiles.ca)
  • Have at least $80,000 in personal annual income or $150,000 in annual household income

BMO CashBack World Elite MasterCard

  • $120 annual fee (first year fee waived) (apply before July 31, 2023)
  • Earn 10% cash back on all purchases (for the first 3 months, up to $2,000 in spending or $200 in cash back) (apply before July 31, 2023)
  • Earn 1.5% cash back on all purchases
  • Receive cash back: (1) direct deposit into a BMO chequing, savings or InvestorLine account; or (2) a statement credit
  • Redeem: (1) annually; (2) when a recurring amount has accumulated a minimum of $50 and in increments of $10; or (3) a one-time lump sum with a minimum of $50 and in increments of $10

BMO eclipse Visa Infinite Card

  • $120 annual fee(first year fee waived) (apply before July 31, 2023)
  • Earn 10% more points for adding a supplementary cardholders
  • Earn 60,000 sign up bonus BMO Reward points (earn 30,000 points after spending $3,000 in the first 3 months, and 2,500 points for each subsequent month after spending $2,000 for up to 12 months) (apply before July 31, 2023)
  • Receive an annual $50 lifestyle credit
  • Earn 5 points for every $1 spent on groceries, dinning in and out, gas and transit purchases
  • Earn 1 points for every $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Have at least $60,000 in personal annual income or $100,000 household income

BMO World Elite MasterCard

  • $150 annual fee (first year fee waived) (apply before July 31, 2023)
  • $50 annual fee for each supplementary card
  • Earn 60,000 sign up bonus BMO Reward points (earn 30,000 points after spending $3,000 in the first 3 months, and 2,500 points for each subsequent month after spending $2,000 for up to 12 months) (apply before July 31, 2023)
  • Earn 3 points for every $1 spent on travel, dining and entertainment purchases
  • Earn 2 points for every $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Receive 4 free lounge passes with MasterCard Airport Experiences
  • Have at least $80,000 in personal annual income or $150,000 household income

Note that we have two other monthly lists:

If you would like to see other lists or see any missing offers in this post, please let us know in the comment section below!

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