• Get a 500 AIR MILES bonus after your first purchase.
  • Earn 3X the miles for the first 3 months.
  • Earn 2 miles for every $20 spent at IGA.
  • Earn 1.25 miles for every $20 spent at Shell service stations.
  • Earn 1 mile for every $20 spent elsewhere.
  • Shop with confidence knowing that your purchases are covered by your card’s insurance.
  • Get all of this with no annual fee.
Extended Warranty 1 year
Purchase Protection 90 days

Please review your insurance certificate for details, exclusions and limitations of your coverage.

Our Review

Whether our top 10 AIR MILES credit card list led you here or not, you may be surprised to know that the BMO IGA AIR MILES Mastercard is one of the best no fee AIR MILES cards on the market today – and very comparable to the standard no fee BMO AIR MILES card.

How to earn AIR MILES

This card starts things off nicely by giving cardholders 500 welcome miles which are worth roughly $87 when redeemed for flights. Getting a sign up bonus with a no fee card is nice enough, but then this card goes even further by giving cardholders 3 miles for every $20 spent for the first 3 months.

And after the first 3 months? Your regular everyday purchases go to 1 mile for every $20 spent.

As if that wasn’t enough, the BMO IGA AIR MILES Mastercard gives you even more if you shop at IGA and Shell service stations (including Beaver, Turbo, and Payless locations) – 2x and 1.25x the miles respectively. Generous for a no fee card.

Different ways to redeem AIR MILES

AIR MILES are valuable rewards and can be used for a number of different things. They can be redeemed as Cash Rewards or as Dream Rewards.

Cash Rewards

Cash Rewards allow you to use your rewards...

  • instantly in store ‒ when you shop at participating Reward Partner locations like Lawtons, IGA, Sobeys, Shell and more, or…
  • online to receive eVouchers ‒ to spend at participating Reward Partners (like Irving, Cineplex, Starbucks, VIA Rail Canada, and more) on yourself or to share with a friend.

Dream Rewards

Dream Rewards can be used for...

  • travel – which includes flights, hotels, car rentals, package vacations, cruises, and travel insurance,
  • merchandise – which includes many different categories like – electronics, kitchen and dining, home and garden, health and fashion, and hobbies and toys,
  • tickets and passes – for events and attractions, and even as...
  • entries into AIR MILES Dream Sweepstakes.

The Downside

There are only 2 types of insurance coverage included for this card: purchase protection for 90 days, and extended warranty – which is unfortunate because premium BMO cards are known for their impressive insurance packages.

If you’re looking for an AIR MILES credit card – and haven’t found exactly what you’re looking for – check out our Best AIR MILES Credit Cards rankings.

Or if you’re thinking that AIR MILES might not be your thing, but you would like to stick with a no fee card, you should definitely check out the BMO CashBack Mastercard.

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