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Some of us are still not over the loss of the Chase Amazon Visa.

But with recent news of a potential Amazon Mastercard (rumoured to be issued by MBNA), we couldn’t help but think of our old flame – and the cards that hurried in to take its place.

Chase Amazon Visa recap

The reason we loved this card so much was its 0% foreign exchange fees and great cash back earn rates, especially for a no fee card:

  • 2% cash back for each $1 spent at, and
  • 1% cash back on everything else.

The only downside? It didn’t offer any purchase or travel insurance.

Chase Amazon Visa alternatives

Here to dry our tears are some of the best alternatives on the Canadian credit card market. Spoiler alert: there aren’t many.

Credit Card Notable Feature Annual fee Apply Now
Home Trust Preferred Visa * Waived foreign exchange fees
* 1% cash back on eligible purchases (terms)
$0 Apply Now
Scotiabank Passport Visa Infinite * 6 complimentary passes to Priority Pass lounges
* Waived foreign exchange fees (terms)
$139 Apply Now
Scotiabank Gold American Express * Waived foreign exchange fees
* Up to 5x Scotia Rewards per $1 spent (terms)
$120 Apply Now

Home Trust Preferred Visa

The best true no FX alternative is the .

This card will net you 2.5% in savings on purchases in a foreign currency (just note you don’t earn cash back on these purchases). Plus, it has complimentary roadside assistance.


Scotiabank Passport Visa Infinite

For a more premium travel card, the fits the bill.

For a $139 annual fee and 60K personal or 100K household income requirements, you’ll get:

  • all your foreign exchange fees waived,
  • a 25,000 point welcome bonus after spending $1,000 in the first 3 months,
  • complimentary concierge service,
  • 6 free visits annually to Priority Pass lounges, and
  • 10,000 bonus points when you spend $40,000 per year on the card.

Scotiabank Gold American Express

The is also part of the no FX fees team by waiving all foreign exchange fees, giving you a 3.5% return in flexible travel rewards on foreign purchases. It also has a 25,000 point welcome bonus.

The downside? Its 5x and 3x multipliers won’t be applicable on purchases outside of Canada.

New Amazon Mastercard

A new Amazon Mastercard is here – the .

But, if you were hoping for a no FX fee card, you might be a bit disappointed.

On the bright side, if you have an Amazon Prime Membership, you’ll earn:

  • 2.5 Amazon Rewards points per $1 spent at, Whole Food Markets, any physical Amazon store, as well as foreign currency transactions, and
  • 1 Amazon Reward point spent everywhere else.

And if you don’t have an Amazon Prime membership, you’ll get instead:

  • 1.5 Amazon Rewards points per $1 spent at, Whole Food Markets, and any physical Amazon store, and
  • 1 Amazon Reward point spent everywhere else.

Quality, not quantity…

Did you have the Chase Amazon Visa before it was discontinued?

Which card did you choose to replace it with?

Which alternative do you think is the best?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments.