If you're a regular traveller, you likely spend a lot of time searching for the best deals to maximize your travel budget. Travel rewards cards are a popular way to earn travel miles, but it can take some time to earn enough miles for a free flight. That's where bonus offers come in. Most cards will offer an enticing bonus reward to encourage you to sign up.
American Express is currently offering a welcome reward of 25,000 Aeroplan miles, enough to fly from Vancouver to anywhere in Canada on points, on its Aeroplan gold card. (Or, of course, to fly to Vancouver from anywhere in Canada.) The card's fee of $120/year is waived for the first year, but you have to spend $500 on the card to get the bonus miles. You also earn one Aeroplan mile for every dollar you spend on the card (1.25 per dollar on purchases over $10,000).