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American Express Canada has updated offers on 8 cards in their portfolio. The elevated offers we saw back in March, thanks largely to the 10x earn rate on travel purchases, have now been discontinued. Here are the updates on 8 American Express cards in Canada – Tldr;

  • The Platinum Card® 
    • Up to 80,000 Membership Rewards® points
    • New Earn rates: 2X points for every $1 in Card purchases on eligible travel
  • American Express® Gold Rewards Card
    • Up to 50,000 Membership Rewards® points
    • New Earn rate: 2X points for every $1 in Card purchases for eligible travel purchases, including flights, hotels, car rentals, cruises, and more
  • The Marriott Bonvoy® American Express®* Card
    • New Cardmembers earn 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy® points
  • American Express® Aeroplan®* Card
    • Up to 50,000 Aeroplan points
    • New earn rate: 2X on eligible purchases made directly with Air Canada®* and Air Canada vacations®*
  • American Express® Aeroplan®* Reserve Card
    • Up to 85,000 Aeroplan points
    • New earn rate: 2X on eligible purchases made directly with Air Canada®* and Air Canada vacations®*
    • Access to select Air Canada Maple Leaf LoungesTM* and Air Canada CaféTM in North America for you and a guest, with a same day ticket on a departing Air Canada or Star Alliance flight
  • Business Platinum Card® from American Express
    • 80,000 Membership Rewards® points as a welcome bonus
  • Marriott Bonvoy™ Business American Express® Card
    • Welcome Bonus of 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy® points
  • American Express® Aeroplan®* Business Reserve Card
    • Up to 85,000 Welcome Bonus Aeroplan®* points
    • Up to $100 CAD in statement credits every four years when a NEXUS application or renewal fee is charged to the Card

Lets take a closer look at the details of the changes and the benefits offered on these cards;

The Platinum Card – Apply Now 

 

    • Annual Fee: $699 ($499 with the travel credit)
    • Welcome Bonus:
      • 80,000 Membership Rewards® points:
        • 60,000 Membership Rewards® (MR) points after spending $6,000 in net purchases within the first 3 months of Cardmembership
        • 20,000 points with a purchase between 14 and 17 months of Cardmembership
    • Earning Rate:
      • 3X points for every $1 in Card purchases on eligible dining and food delivery in Canada
      • 2X points for every $1 in Card purchases on eligible travel
      • 1X points on all other purchases.
    • Other Key Benefits:
      • Metal Platinum Card, precision cut and personally engraved
      • $200 CAD Annual Travel Credit to use towards any single travel booking of $200 or more charged to your Platinum Card and made on www.americanexpress.ca/travel or through Platinum Card® Travel Service
      • American Express Global Lounge Collection™  which unlocks access to over 1200 airport lounges worldwide. This includes The Centurion® Lounge network, Plaza Premium Lounges, and hundreds of other domestic and international lounges designed to enhance your travel experience
      • Hotel Status Benefit: Hilton Honors Gold Status, Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite, Radisson Hotel Group Hotels and Resorts, Hertz® and Avis®
      • Benefits at Toronto Pearson International Airport: Access to Pearson Priority Security Lane, Complimentary valet service at the Express Park and Daily Park, 15% discount (statement credit)on parking rates at the Express Park and Daily Park
      • Comprehensive Travel Insurance coverage: Emergency Medical (out of province/country), Trip cancelation, Trip Interruption, $500,000 Travel Accident Insurance and more
      • Platinum Concierge: Complementary assistance from  dedicated team, just a phone call away

Detailed list of benefits and perks of the card are listed here

American Express Gold Rewards Card – Apply Now 

 

Gold Rewards

    • Annual Fee: $250
    • Welcome Bonus:
      • 50,000 Membership Rewards® points:
        • 40,000 Membership Rewards® points after spending $3,000 in net purchases within the first 3 months of Cardmembership
        • 10,000 points with a purchase between 14 and 17 months of Cardmembership
    • Earning Rate:
      • 2X Membership Rewards® points for every $1 in Card purchases at eligible gas stations, grocery stores and drugstores in Canada
      • 2X points for every $1 in Card purchases on eligible travel
      • 1X Membership Rewards® points on all other purchases.
    • Other Key Benefits:
      • Choice of Gold or Rose Gold metal card
      • 1 Free Additional Gold Rewards Card (a $50 value) to help earn points faster
      • $100 CAD annual Travel Credit, towards any single travel booking of $100 or more charged to the card through American Express Travel Online
      • $50 CAD statement credit when a NEXUS application or renewal fee is charged to the Card
      • Four (4) complimentary visits per Calendar year to Plaza Premium Lounges across Canada.
      • Comprehensive Travel Insurance coverage: Including Emergency Medical (out of province/country), Trip Interruption and Delay, Lost or Stolen Baggage, Baggage Delay, Car Rental Theft and Damage, $500,000 Travel Accident Insurance and more
      • Access to The Hotel Collection properties:  Up to a $100 USD hotel credit and Complimentary room upgrade at check-in
      • Hertz Car Rental Benefit: One car class upgrade and fee-waived for one additional driver

Detailed list of benefits and perks of the card are listed here

 

The Marriott Bonvoy® American Express®* Card – Apply Now 

 

Amex Marriott Bonvoy

 

    • Annual Fee: $120
    • Welcome Bonus:
      • 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy points (with $1500 spend in first 3 months)
    • Earning Rate:
      • 5X on spend at participating Marriott Bonvoy properties
      • 2X on all other eligible purchases
    • Other Key Benefits:
      • 15 Elite Night Credits each calendar year
      • Annual Free Night Award (up to 35,000 points) after your anniversary each year
      • Complimentary Silver Elite status
      • Upgrade to Gold Elite status with 30K spend per year
      • Referral bonus of 10,000 points
      • Transfer points to airlines: 5,000 bonus when you transfer 60,000 points to a frequent flyer program
      • Comprehensive Travel and Shopping Insurance coverage

Detailed list of benefits and perks of the card are listed here

 

American Express® Aeroplan®* Card Apply Now

American Express Aeroplan

 

    • Annual Fee: $120
    • Welcome Bonus Offer:
      • New cardmembers can earn up to 50,000 Aeroplan®* Points:
        • 20,000 Aeroplan®* points, and a bonus Buddy Pass after spending $1,500 in purchases within the first 3 months of Cardmembership
        • 2,500 Aeroplan points for each monthly billing period in which you spend $500 in purchases on your Card for the  twelve months of Cardmembership. That could add up to 30,000 Aeroplan®* points
    • Earn Rate:
      • 2x the points on eligible purchases made directly with Air Canada®* and Air Canada Vacations®*
      • 1.5x the points on eligible dining and food delivery purchases in Canada
      • 1x the points on everything else
    • Additional Benefits:
      • Earn 1,000 Status Qualifying Miles and 1 Status Qualifying Segment for every $10,000 in eligible net purchases charged to the Card.
      • Free first checked bag, up to 23kg/50lb for up to 9 people travelling on the same reservation on Air Canada Flights
      • Earn Aeroplan points faster with Additional Cards ($50 for each Additional Card to enjoy some of the Air Canada travel benefits that the Basic Cardmember receives, $0 for each Additional Aeroplan®* No Fee Card to earn points faster)
      • Access to Entertainment and more through American Express® Experiences:
        • Enjoy a variety of special offers and events in music, sports, entertainment, dining, retail, and more, created for Cardmembers
        • Front Of The Line®: access presale and reserved tickets to virtual buzzworthy concerts, drive-in events and other experiences

Details of the new Amex offers on Aeroplan Credit Cards, can be found here.

 

American Express® Aeroplan®* Reserve Card Apply Now

 

American Express Aeroplan

 

    • Annual Fee: $599
    • Welcome Bonus Offer:
      • New cardmembers can earn up to 85,000 Aeroplan®* Points:
        • 25,000 Aeroplan®* points and a Buddy Pass after spending $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of Cardmembership
        • 5,000 Aeroplan®* points for each monthly billing period in which you spend $1,000 in purchases on your Card for the twelve months of Cardmembership. That could add up to 60,000 Aeroplan®* points
    • Earn Rate:
      • 3x the points on eligible purchases made directly with Air Canada®* and Air Canada Vacations®*
      • 2x the points on eligible dining and food delivery purchases in Canada
      • 2X the points on eligible purchases with Rocky Mountaineer. Plus, you could receive a Complimentary Hotel Room Category Upgrade, on the first and last night, and a Complimentary Upgrade from SilverLeaf to GoldLeaf class of service when you book directly with Rocky Mountaineer using your Aeroplan Reserve Card
      • 1.25x the points on everything else
    • Exclusive Benefits at Toronto Pearson International Airport:
      • Access to Pearson Priority Security Lane
      • Complimentary valet service
      • Save 15% on parking rates at the Express Park and Daily Park
      • Save 15% on Car Care Services
    • Air Canada Priority Airport Service Benefits:
      • Air Canada Priority Check-in
      • Air Canada Priority Boarding
      • Air Canada Priority Baggage Handling
    • Lounge Access:
      • Access to more than 1,200 Priority Pass™  airport lounges around the globe.
      • Access to select Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounges™* and Air Canada Café™* in North America, with a same day ticket on a departing Air Canada or Star Alliance®* flight. One Guest allowed.
    • Additional Benefits:
      • Receive up to $100 CAD in statement credits every four years when a NEXUS application or renewal fee is charged to the Card
      • Earn 1,000 Status Qualifying Miles and 1 Status Qualifying Segment for every $5,000 in eligible net purchases charged to the Card. Rollover unused Status Qualifying Miles to qualify for Air Canada status the following year
      • Roll over any unallocated Aeroplan Elite™ Status Qualifying Miles and unused eUpgrade Credits to the following year to enjoy during your travels
      • One Annual Worldwide Companion Pass when you spend $25,000 in net purchases prior to your Card anniversary date. Buy an accompanying Air Canada economy class ticket for a companion at a fixed base fare from $99 to a maximum of $599 CAD (plus taxes, fees, charges, and surcharges)
      • Free first checked bag, up to 23kg/50lb for up to 9 people travelling on the same reservation on Air Canada flights
      • Earn Aeroplan Points faster with Additional Cards ($199 for each Additional Card to enjoy some of the Air Canada travel benefits that the Basic Cardmember receives, $0 for each Additional Aeroplan®* Reserve No Fee Card to earn points faster)
      • FREE Uber Pass membership for 12 months. Including unlimited $0 delivery fee on eligible restaurant orders of $15 or more, 5% off eligible restaurant orders over $15, and exclusive Rides Perks.
      • Access to Entertainment and more through American Express® Experiences:
        • Enjoy a variety of special offers and events in music, sports, entertainment, dining, retail, and more, created for Cardmembers
        • Front Of The Line®: access presale and reserved tickets to virtual buzzworthy concerts, drive-in events and other experiences

Details of the new Amex Offers on Aeroplan Credit Cards, can be found here.

Business Platinum Card – Apply Now

 

    • Annual Fee: $499
    • Welcome Bonus:
      • 80,000 Membership Rewards® points after spending $6,000 in net purchases within the first 3 months of Cardmembership
    • Earning Rate:
      • 1.25X Membership Rewards® points for every $1 in Card purchases
    • Other Key Benefits:
      • Metal Platinum Card, precision cut and personally engraved
      • 55 interest free days, to maximize cash flow
      • American Express Global Lounge Collection™  which unlocks access to over 1300 airport lounges worldwide. This includes The Centurion® Lounge network, Plaza Premium Lounges, and hundreds of other domestic and international lounges designed to enhance your travel experience
      • Hotel Status Benefit: Hilton Honors Gold Status, Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite, Radisson Hotel Group Hotels and Resorts, Hertz® and Avis®
      • Benefits at Toronto Pearson International Airport: Access to Pearson Priority Security Lane, Complimentary valet service at the Express Park and Daily Park, 15% discount (statement credit)on parking rates at the Express Park and Daily Park
      • Comprehensive Travel Insurance coverage: Emergency Medical (out of province/country), Trip cancelation, Trip Interruption, $500,000 Travel Accident Insurance and more
      • Platinum Concierge: Complementary assistance from  dedicated team, just a phone call away

Detailed list of benefits and perks of the card are listed here

Marriott Bonvoy® Business American Express®* Card – Apply Now 

 

Marriott Bonvoy American Express

    • Annual Fee: $150
    • Welcome Bonus: 
      • 50,000 Welcome Bonus points after you charge $1,500 in net purchases to your Card in your first three months of Cardmembership.
    • Earning Rate:
      • 5X at participating Marriott Bonvoy properties
      • 3X for eligible Gas, Dining and Travel
      • 2X on all other eligible purchases
    • Other Key Benefits:
      • 15 Elite Night Credits each calendar year
      • Annual Free Night Award after your anniversary each year
      • Upgrade to Gold Elite status with 30K spend per year
      • Referral bonus of 10,000 points
      • Transfer points to airlines: 15,000 bonus when you transfer 60,000 points to a frequent flyer program
      • Comprehensive Travel and Shopping Insurance coverage
      • Business Benefits – expense management tools and resources, flexibility to pay balances in full or over time, $150 annual fee may be tax deductible

Detailed list of benefits and perks of the card are listed here

American Express® Aeroplan®* Business Reserve Card Apply Now

 

American Express Aeroplan

 

    • Annual Fee: $599
    • Welcome Bonus Offer:
      • New cardmembers can earn up to 85,000 Aeroplan®* Points:
        • 25,000 Aeroplan®* points and a Buddy Pass after spending $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of Cardmembership
        • 5,000 Aeroplan®* points for each monthly billing period in which you spend $1,000 in purchases on your Card for the twelve months of Cardmembership. That could add up to 60,000 Aeroplan®* points
    • Earn Rate:
      • 3x the points on eligible purchases made directly with Air Canada®* and Air Canada Vacations®*
      • 2x the points on eligible hotels and car rentals
      • 1.25x the points on everything else
    • Exclusive Benefits at Toronto Pearson International Airport:
      • Access to Pearson Priority Security Lane
      • Complimentary valet service
      • Save 15% on parking rates at the Express Park and Daily Park
      • Save 15% on Car Care Services
    • Air Canada Priority Airport Service Benefits:
      • Air Canada Priority Check-in
      • Air Canada Priority Boarding
      • Air Canada Priority Baggage Handling
    • Lounge Access:
      • Access to more than 1,200 Priority Pass™  airport lounges around the globe.
      • Access to select Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounges™* and Air Canada Café™* in North America, with a same day ticket on a departing Air Canada or Star Alliance®* flight. One Guest allowed.
    • Additional Benefits:
      • Receive up to $100 CAD in statement credits every four years when a NEXUS application or renewal fee is charged to the Card
      • Earn 1,000 Status Qualifying Miles and 1 Status Qualifying Segment for every $5,000 in eligible net purchases charged to the Card. Rollover unused Status Qualifying Miles to qualify for Air Canada status the following year
      • Roll over any unallocated Aeroplan Elite™ Status Qualifying Miles and unused eUpgrade Credits to the following year to enjoy during your travels
      • One Annual Worldwide Companion Pass when you spend $25,000 in net purchases prior to your Card anniversary date. Buy an accompanying Air Canada economy class ticket for a companion at a fixed base fare from $99 to a maximum of $599 CAD (plus taxes, fees, charges, and surcharges)
      • Free first checked bag, up to 23kg/50lb for up to 9 people travelling on the same reservation on Air Canada flights
      • Earn Aeroplan Points faster with Additional Cards ($199 for each Additional Card to enjoy some of the Air Canada travel benefits that the Basic Cardmember receives, $0 for each Additional Aeroplan®* Reserve No Fee Card to earn points faster)
      • FREE Uber Pass membership for 12 months. Including unlimited $0 delivery fee on eligible restaurant orders of $15 or more, 5% off eligible restaurant orders over $15, and exclusive Rides Perks.
      • Access to Entertainment and more through American Express® Experiences:
        • Enjoy a variety of special offers and events in music, sports, entertainment, dining, retail, and more, created for Cardmembers
        • Front Of The Line®: access presale and reserved tickets to virtual buzzworthy concerts, drive-in events and other experiences

Details of the new Amex Offers on Aeroplan Credit Cards, can be found here.