The single best way to earn 70,000+ Asia Miles in one year in Canada is to apply for credit cards with big sign-up bonuses. In particular, there are three credit cards in Canada where earning Asia Miles is a decent use of your points. We’ll be covering those three credit cards in this article.
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RBC Cathay Pacific Visa
The RBC Cathay Pacific Visa is one of the cards in Canada that can earn you Asia miles directly. This card gives you 15,000 Asia Miles after being approved for the card. After spending $6000 in your first 90 days of card approval, you can get an additional 10,000 Asia Miles. In total, you can earn 25,000 Asia Miles from this credit card. Do keep in mind that the card does have an annual fee of $120.
RBC Avion Visa Infinite
The RBC Avion Visa Infinite typically earns you 15,000 Avion points after being approved for the card. However, during promotional period, they tend to give you 25,000 Avion points. The $120 annual fee is sometimes waived during promotional period. These Avion points can be transferred to Asia Miles at a 1:1 ratio. There are times when transferring points to Asia Miles gives you an additional 10-20% more points. That promotion doesn’t happen often but is definitely the best time to transfer your points to Asia Miles.
HSBC World Elite Mastercard
At the time of writing this article, the promotion for this credit card is not at its best. In the last two years, they’ve been offering this card with a nice sign-up bonus of 100,000 HSBC points. Normally, you will earn 20,000 HSBC points after your first purchase and an additional 80,000 HSBC points after spending $5000 within your first 90 days of being approved for this credit card.
25,000 HSBC points is equivalent to 8,000 Asia Miles. So effectively, if you transfer 100,000 HSBC points, you can earn 32,000 Asia Miles. The annual fee of $149 is typically waived during promotional periods as well.
I’ve personally applied for the HSBC World Elite Mastercard during their promotional period and just waiting to receive the last 80,000 HSBC points. I’m personally debating if I should transfer my points to Asia Miles or British Airways Avios. Should a transfer bonus to Asia Miles pop up by the time I receive my points, I will probably transfer them to Asia Miles.
Previously, Asia Miles expires after 3 years. With the latest changes, you now have 18 months before your Asia Miles expires. The good news is, the expiry date of your Asia Miles gets pushed back every time you earn or redeem your Asia Miles.
Unlucky for me, I have points before these changes and I need to redeem them in 2022 before they expire. Hence why I will probably transfer my HSBC points to Asia Miles so I can redeem them before that happens.