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CIBC Aventura® Gold Visa Card
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CIBC Aventura® Gold Visa Card

Updated 01.12.2022

About CIBC Aventura® Gold Visa Card

A CIBC Aventura® Gold Visa Card is a credit card in the travel category with extensive reward-earning opportunities and a range of travel-related perks. Extensive insurance coverage and exclusive privileges from Visa make this credit card a good option for frequent travelers.

As a welcome offer for new CIBC Aventura® Gold Visa Card applicants, CIBC provides a one-time annual fee rebate and up to 35,000 Aventura points for meeting minimum spending requirements within a given period. 

CIBC Aventura® Gold Visa Card features

A CIBC Aventura® Gold Visa Card provides a 20.99% purchase interest rate and 22.99% cash interest rate (21.99% for Quebec residents). 

The annual fee for a CIBC Aventura® Gold Visa Card is $139 for primary cardholders and $50 for up to 3 additional cardholders. As a part of a welcome offer, new applicants get a one-time annual fee rebate for primary and additional cards for the first year.

A welcome offer also gives new CIBC Aventura® Gold Visa Card applicants an opportunity to earn up to 35,000 welcome Aventura points — 20,000 points on the first purchase and 15,000 points upon spending $1,000 or more monthly within the first year. 

As for regular reward-earning opportunities, a CIBC Aventura® Gold Visa Card provides an accelerated reward-earning rate for select spending categories. Every $1 spent on travel purchases made through CIBC Rewards Center will bring you 2 Aventura points. 

For every $1 spent with your CIBC Aventura® Gold Visa Card at merchants classified by Visa as “grocery stores,” “service stations or automated gas dispensers,” or “drugstores” up to $80,000 yearly spending threshold, you will earn 1.5 Aventura points. After you reach the $80,000 yearly threshold, you will earn rewards for purchases in these categories at a regular rate (1 Aventura point for $1 spent).

Every $1 spent on eligible purchases in other categories will bring you 1 Aventura point.

You can redeem the Aventura points you’ve earned in a variety of ways, including:

  • Covering up to 100% of the airfare costs, together with taxes and other charges on airfare purchased through the CIBC Rewards Center

  • Buying shopping through the CIBC Rewards catalog of over 1,000 items

  • Getting the advantage of promo offers from Aventura

  • Participating in online auctions offering unique trips, events, and merchandise

  • Making credit card payments

Sometimes, CIBC announces limited-time offers allowing you to earn Aventura points for sending money abroad through CIBC Global Money Transfer™. There are no transaction fees for CIBC Global Money Transfers; only CIBC foreign exchange rates apply. CIBC won’t charge you interest on a CIBC Global Money Transfer either, provided you pay your balance by the payment due date.

CIBC Aventura® Gold Visa Cardholders get access to the following benefits from CIBC partners:

  • Aventura Travel Assistant services designed to help you plan your trip, with no booking fees involved

  • One NEXUS application fee rebate (up to $100 value) every four years

  • Saving up to $0.10 per liter on fuel purchases at participating Pioneer, Ultramar, and Chevron gas stations with Journie Rewards

  • Car rental discounts at participating locations

As a CIBC Aventura® Gold Visa Card, you also get the advantage of the Visa Airport Companion Program providing four complimentary airport lounge visits per membership year.

A CIBC Aventura® Gold Visa Card is eligible for CIBC Pace It™ Installment Plans, which means you can pay off your purchases of $100 and more monthly installments at a lower interest rate, depending on a chosen plan:

  • 4.99% for a 6-month plan

  • 5.99% for a 12-month plan

  • 6.99% for a 24-month plan

To set up an installment plan, you will have to pay a one-time installment fee of 1.50% of the purchase amount. 

With a CIBC Aventura® Gold Visa Card, you get extensive insurance coverage, including out-of-province emergency travel medical insurance, auto rental collision and loss damage insurance, flight delay and baggage insurance, hotel burglary insurance, $500,000 common carrier accident insurance, mobile device insurance, purchase security, and extended warranty insurance. Additionally, you can apply for optional CIBC Payment Protector™ Insurance for Credit Cards to ensure coverage of your credit card payments in case of disability, job loss, critical illness, or loss of life.

Pros and cons

Here are the key benefits of a CIBC Aventura® Gold Visa Card:

  • Aventura reward-earning opportunities

  • Eligibility for CIBC Pace It™ Installment Plans 

  • Zero transaction fees for foreign currency purchases

  • No interest on a CIBC Global Money Transfer if paying your balance by the payment due date

  • Discounts at partner gas stations and car rentals

  • Complimentary lounge visits from Visa Airport Companion Program 

  • Extensive insurance coverage

  • Online and mobile banking features 

  • Contactless payment available through mobile wallets

  • Credit card protection capabilities 

Still, there are certain drawbacks:

  • A $139 annual fee

  • The lack of trip cancellation and interruption insurance

  • Minimum annual income requirements to apply

How to apply for a CIBC Aventura® Gold Visa Card

You can apply for a CIBC Aventura® Gold Visa Card online — click the “Apply now” button on the credit card description page and specify whether you are an existing or a new CIBC client. If you are a CIBC client already, sign in with your CIBC Online or Mobile Banking login credentials. If you are new to CIBC, select “No, continue application” and fill out the application form with the following information:

  • Your first name

  • Your last name

  • Your date of birth

  • Your email

  • Your phone number

  • Your address 

  • Your living situation (rent, own/buying, live with parents, room or board, or other)

  • How long you have lived at the specified address

  • Your social insurance number

  • Your job category

  • Statement options

  • Your personal annual income

  • Your other household income (optional)

  • Your housing payments (monthly rent, mortgage, and condo fees)

To qualify for a CIBC Aventura® Gold Visa Card, you must have a minimum annual income of $15,000.

How many Aventura points do I need to fly to Europe?

Flights to Europe are starting from 50,000 Aventura points. To see the number of points you need to book a flight to a certain destination, check the Aventura® Airline Rewards Chart.

I redeemed my Aventura points towards my credit card payment. Why I cannot see the payment yet?After performing the “Payment with Points” redemption towards credit card balances, expect the payment to appear in your credit card account balance within two business days.
I want to redeem my Aventura points towards a mortgage payment. Are there any limitations?

You can use your Aventura points only to prepay outstanding principal. You can make a prepayment only on a regular mortgage payment date. At least 5 business days before the regular payment date, you must submit your request to do so. 

Make sure the prepayment amount doesn’t exceed the amount of your annual prepayment privilege.


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