70,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points + 5X Points on Eligible Travel & Gas
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4 reasons why the American Express Cobalt™ Card should be in your wallet right now

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Find out why the Amex Cobalt is one of my favorite credit cards and why it should have a place in your wallet.

The best card for restaurants and groceries

One of the best perks of the Cobalt credit card is the ability to earn 5 points for every dollar spent on eats and drinks. This includes restaurants, bars, food delivery as well as supermarkets in Canada. Some members of the milesopedia community were even able to earn the same 5x while traveling outside of the country.

You will earn 5x in this category until you spend a maximum of $30,000 in purchases per year. Once you reach this threshold, you’ll earn 1 point per dollar.

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New 3x bonus category

One significant change American Express did to its revamped Cobalt™ Card is the addition of a new bonus category. Cardholders can now earn 3 points per dollar on
select streaming subscriptions in Canada such as Crave, Netflix and SiriusXM.
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Eligible Streaming Providers - Image by Nicolas Bernier
Before the change, this purchase category was considered as an everyday purchase and would only provide 1 point per dollar. Even though streaming services bills are not as large as other monthly payments like groceries, it is still great to earn more points.

Transfer Membership Rewards to Travel Partners

What makes the American Express Cobalt™ Card even more appealing than before is the ability to transfer Membership Rewards to airline partners such as Aeroplan and British Airways Avios at a 1:1 ratio.

Previously, one of the drawbacks was that the card only earned MR Select points, and this currency was not transferable to airline partners. But now you’ll be able to transfer your points to frequent flyer programs as well as hotel loyalty partners like Hilton Honors and Marriott Bonvoy.

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Transferring points to airline partners is generally the best alternative to get the most value out of your Membership Rewards points. Once you transfer your points to an airline partner, you’ll be able to redeem them for dream trip around the globe.

Mobile Phone Insurance

In addition to the current insurance coverages applicable to the American Express Cobalt™ Card there is a new mobile device insurance. When you use this card to purchase a new cellphone, American Express will cover up to $1,000 in the event of theft, loss, or accidental damage to your mobile device.

The insurance is good for a maximum of 2 years from the date of purchase.

Conclusion

The American Express Cobalt™ Card is currently one of the best credit cards in Canada and one of our favorites here at Milesopedia. It is the only available card in the country where you can earn up to 5 points per dollar spent on eats and drinks and also be able to transfer your points to travel partners.

The Card is now offering a welcome bonus of up to 50,000 points to eligible new cardholders. You’ll earn 2,500 points after spending $500 in purchases per month. This adds up to 30,000 points in your first year. You can also earn an additional 20,000 points after you spend $3,000 in purchases in your first 3 months of card membership.

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