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BMO AIR MILES World Elite Mastercard Review

Earn AIR MILES on everyday purchases and get to your next destination faster and cheaper.

Earn a bonus of up to 2,000 AIR MILES. Terms apply. Plus, get the annual fee of $120 waived in the first year.
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$0 annual fee for the first year ($120 thereafter).

Annual Fee

Up to 3 Miles for every $12 spent


30-second take

  • Think about this card if you collect AIR MILES and want comprehensive insurance.
  • Choose something else if you’d rather have a low interest rate or don’t want to pay an annual fee.
  • Your minimum annual income needs to be $80,000, or you should have a household income of $150,000.

The basics

Dreaming of your next big vacation? If you’re a frequent flyer and a loyal AIR MILES member, then the BMO AIR MILES World Elite Mastercard could be just the ticket.

  • Earn AIR MILES. Get 3 Miles for every $12 spent at participating AIR MILES Reward Partners, 2 Miles for every $12 spent at any eligible grocery store and 1 AIR MILE for every $12 spent on eligible purchases.
  • Flexible redemption. Cash your miles in for travel, merchandise or cash back rewards.
  • Welcome bonus. Earn a bonus of up to 2,000 AIR MILES. Terms apply. Plus, get the annual fee of $120 waived in the first year.
  • Purchase protection. Protect the items you buy on your card with extended warranty and insurance coverage.
  • Travel insurance. Get travel and medical protection with emergency medical protection and other travel insurance including trip cancellation/interruption.

The perks

  • Travel perks. Use less Miles with an exclusive 25% discount on one worldwide AIR MILES flight redemption during the calendar year. Plus, get complimentary membership in Mastercard Travel Pass provided by DragonPass.
  • Car rental benefits. Get up to a 25% discount at National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car locations with complimentary Collision Damage Waiver benefits (MSRP of up to $65,000).
  • Digital services perks. Get benefits and offers for digital everyday services from a variety of on-demand apps and subscription services.
  • Access WiFi worldwide. Access over 1 million WiFi hotspots around the world at no added cost, with no added fees or roaming charges.
  • Mastercard rewards. Unlock Mastercard Travel Rewards cashback offers when you travel and shop outside of Canada.
  • Fraud proof. You won’t have to pay if there are fraudulent charges on your account with zero-liability coverage and extra online security.
  • Optional benefits. Pay an additional fee to get roadside assistance, balance protection or credit card alerts added on.

What to watch out for

  • High annual fee. The annual fee for this card is $120. Get the annual fee of $120 waived in the first year.
  • Fee for additional cards. There’s a $50 fee for extra cards.
  • Income requirements. The minimum income to qualify for this card is $80,000.

BMO AIR MILES World Elite Mastercard interest rates

Interest TypeInterest Rate
Purchase interest rate20.99%
Cash advance rate23.99%
Standard balance transfer rate22.99%

What should I know before I apply

How to apply

  1. Click “Go to site” on this page to be directed to the BMO AIR MILES World Elite Mastercard application.
  2. Complete the application, which includes providing your name, email address, social insurance number and birth date.
  3. Review and submit your application.

Bottom line

The BMO AIR MILES World Elite Mastercard is designed for AIR MILES members who want to collect more miles on purchases. This card comes with a welcome offer, travel medical insurance and other perks like airport lounge access and flight discounts.

Frequently asked questions about the BMO AIR MILES World Elite Mastercard

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