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Last Days: 7 Amazing Welcome Offers from American Express!

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Until August 3, 2021, take advantage of 7 welcome offers from American Express: Aeroplan, Marriott Bonvoy, AIR MILES, and Membership Rewards.

Table of the new welcome offers

With the announcement of the resumption of quarantine-free international travel for vaccinated individuals, and the opening of restaurants and bars across the country, American Express is launching amazing welcome offers for 7 travel-related Cards:

You can see a summary of these offers in the table below:

Grocery stores

Please note that according to the terms and conditions of each of these Welcome Offers, grocery purchases count towards the 5x or 10x the points offer. So you can easily unlock each of these welcome bonuses.

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Aeroplan: American Express Card Offers

No more Air Canada Buddy Pass offered by American Express! With these welcome offers for American Express Aeroplan Cards, you could earn:

Unheard of.

American Express® Aeroplan®* Card

With this great welcome offer for the American Express® Aeroplan®* Card, you can earn up to 75,000 Aeroplan points.

Here’s how:

  • 44,000 Aeroplan Points after $3,000 in Card purchases within the first 6 months
  • 1,000 Aeroplan points for each monthly billing period in which you spend $500 in purchases on your Card for the first six months. That’s up to 6,000 Aeroplan Points
  • Up to 25,000 Aeroplan Points with your grocery, restaurant, bar and bistro purchases in the first 6 months (5 times the points for $5,000 in Card purchases)

All these spending requirements are complementary (not cumulative). So, to maximize this welcome offer, you could, for example, spend $834 per month for 6 months at grocery stores, restaurants, bars and bistros. You will then unlock the full bonus of 75,000 Aeroplan points!

With this Card, you earn 2X the points on purchases made directly with Air Canada and Air Canada Vacations.

And 1.5x the points on Dining and Food Delivery purchases in Canada. Anywhere else, you will earn 1X the points.

Enjoy your first checked bag free (up to 23kg/50lb) for up to 9 people travelling on the same reservation on Air Canada®* flights.

American Express®* Aeroplan® Reserve Card

With this great welcome offer for the American Express® Aeroplan®* Reserve Card, you can earn up to 150,000 Aeroplan points.

Here’s how:

  • 70,000 Aeroplan Points after $6,000 in Card purchases within the first 6 months
  • 5,000 Aeroplan points for each monthly billing period in which you spend $1,000 in purchases on your Card for the first 6 months. That’s up to 30,000 Aeroplan Points
  • Up to 50,000 Aeroplan Points with your grocery, restaurant, bar and bistro purchases in the first 6 months (10 times the points)

All these spending requirements are complementary (not cumulative). So, to maximize this welcome offer, you could, for example, spend $1,000 per month for 6 months at grocery stores, restaurants, bars and bistros. You will then unlock the full bonus of 150,000 Aeroplan points!

With this Card, you earn 3X the points on purchases made directly with Air Canada and Air Canada Vacations.

And 2x the points on Dining and Food Delivery purchases in Canada. Anywhere else, you will earn 1X the points.

With this Card, you’ll enjoy Air Canada Travel benefits like access to Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounges, priority check-in, priority boarding and priority baggage handling.

Enjoy your first checked bag free (up to 23kg/50lb) for up to 9 people travelling on the same reservation on Air Canada®* flights.

American Express® Aeroplan®* Business Reserve Card

With this great welcome offer for the American Express® Aeroplan®* Business Reserve Card, you can earn up to 150,000 Aeroplan points .

Here’s how:

  • 70,000 Aeroplan Points after $10,000 in Card purchases within the first 6 months
  • 5,000 Aeroplan points for each monthly billing period in which you spend $2,000 in purchases on your Card for the first six months. That’s up to 30,000 Aeroplan Points
  • 10 Aeroplan points for every $1 in card purchases on eligible Gas, Eats & Drinks, up to 50,000 Aeroplan Points

All these spending requirements are complementary (not cumulative). So, to maximize this welcome offer, you could spend $2,000 a month on any purchase for 6 months, for example, and you’ll unlock the full bonus of 100,000 Aeroplan points.

Besides, you can charge all your gas station purchases (gas, gift cards, convenience store products), as well as on eating & drinks purchases to your Card and earn 10 Aeroplan Points for every $1 spent for 6 months. An incredible offer, especially for small businesses with a lot of gas purchases!

With this Card, you earn 3X the points on purchases made directly with Air Canada and Air Canada Vacations. And 2X the points on hotels and car rentals. Anywhere else, you will earn 1X the points.

With this Card, you’ll enjoy Air Canada Travel benefits like access to Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounges, priority check-in, priority boarding and priority baggage handling.

Enjoy your first checked bag free (up to 23kg/50lb) for up to 9 people travelling on the same reservation on Air Canada®* flights.

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Marriott Bonvoy: American Express Credit Card Offers

With these great new limited-time welcome offers, you could earn:

Again: unheard of!

Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express® Card

The Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express® Card is the best credit card for free hotel nights.

For a limited time, you can earn up to 105,000 Marriott Bonvoy points!

Here’s how:

  • 65,000 Marriott Bonvoy points after $3,000 in Card purchases within the first 6 months
  • Up to 25,000 Marriott Bonvoy points with your grocery, restaurant, bar and bistro purchases in the first 6 months (5 times the points for $5,000 in Card purchases)
  • 15,000 Marriott Bonvoy points when you make a purchase between 14 to 17 months of Cardmembership

All these spending requirements are complementary (not cumulative). So, to maximize this welcome offer, you could spend, for example, $5,000 during the first 6 months in grocery stores, restaurants, bars and bistros. You will earn 90,000 Marriott Bonvoy points!

Then you’ll earn 15,000 Marriott Bonvoy points for any purchase after 14 and 17 months (so in your second year). It’s a Card we recommend keeping because each year at renewal, you get an Annual Free Night Award (for up to 35,000 points at hotels worldwide) and 15 Elite Night Credits per year, counting towards your Marriott Bonvoy Elite status.

With this Card, you earn 5 points per dollar on all purchases at Marriott Bonvoy properties and 2 points per dollar on all other purchases.

Finally, this Card has reliable insurance: Baggage delay, Lost or Stolen Baggage, $500,000 Travel Accident, Flight delay, Hotel or motel burglary, Car Rental Theft and Damage, Buyer’s Assurance® Protection Plan, Purchase Protection Guarantee.

Marriott Bonvoy™ Business American Express® Card

The Marriott Bonvoy™ Business American Express® Card is the best credit card for sole-proprietor, professional and small business owners who travel.

For a limited time, you can earn up to 105,000 Marriott Bonvoy points!

Here’s how:

  • 65,000 Marriott Bonvoy points after $5,000 in Card purchases within the first 6 months
  • 5 points for every $1 in Card purchases on Gas, Dining and Travel, up to 25,000 Marriott Bonvoy points
  • 15,000 Marriott Bonvoy points when you make a purchase between 14 to 17 months of Cardmembership
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It’s a Card we recommend keeping because each year at renewal, you get an Annual Free Night Award (for up to 35,000 points at hotels worldwide) and 15 Elite Night Credits per year, counting towards your Marriott Bonvoy Elite status.

With this Card, you earn 5 points per dollar on all purchases at Marriott Bonvoy properties. And you can earn 3 points per dollar on:

  • Gas
  • Dining
  • Travel purchases

And 2 points per dollar on all other purchases.

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Membership Rewards points: the best offer for the American Express Premium Card

With travel starting up again, American Express is bringing the Platinum Card® to the forefront with an amazing welcome offer: earn up to 150,000 Membership Rewards points. Never seen before in Canada!

Platinum Card®

The Platinum Card® is the best premium Card in Canada for travellers.

With this great welcome offer, you can earn up to 150,000 Membership Rewards points.

Here’s how:

  • 70,000 Membership Rewards points after $6,000 in Card purchases within the first 6 months
  • 30,000 Membership Reward points when you make a purchase between 14 to 17 months of Cardmembership
  • Up to 50,000 Membership Rewards points with your grocery, restaurant, bar and bistro purchases in the first 6 months (10 times the points)

All these spending requirements are complementary (not cumulative). So, to maximize this welcome offer, you could, for example, spend $1,000 per month for 6 months at grocery stores, restaurants, bars and bistros. You’ll unlock 120,000 Membership Rewards points! That’s a minimum value of $1,200.

And if you renew your Card and make any purchase within 14 to 17 months of Cardmembership, you’ll earn 30,000 Membership Rewards points. This will encourage you to keep this card and benefit from its advantages for a second year!

With this card, you get:

  • 3 points per dollar on dining purchases
  • 2 points per dollar on travel purchases
  • 1 point per dollar on all other purchases

You can use your Membership Rewards points in multiple ways:

  • Transfer points to frequent flyer programs (Aeroplan, British Airways Executive Club, Delta Skymiles, etc.)
  • Transfer points to hotel programs (Hilton Honors, Marriott Bonvoy)
  • Redeem points for statement credits to offset any travel purchase charged to your Card (1,000 points = $10)
  • Redeem points for statement credits towards other purchases (1,000 points = $10)
  • And more!
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With this Card, you also have advantages for your travels:

  • $200 Annual Travel Credit
  • Unlimited access for you and an additional traveller to more than 1,200 airport lounges across 130 countries
  • Hilton Honors Gold Elite status (complimentary breakfast at all Hilton hotels)
  • Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite status
  • Access to the Fine Hotels & Resorts program

Finally, the Platinum Card® comes with premium insurance: Car Rental Theft and Damage, $500,000 Travel Accident, Emergency medical insurance (outside the province or country), Lost or Stolen Baggage, Flight delay insurance and misdirected baggage, Hotel or motel burglary, Purchase Protection® Plan, Buyer’s Assurance® Protection Plan.

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AIR MILES: the best offer on the Premium American Express Card

Finally, a credit card that hasn’t seen a welcome offer in a very long time: the American Express® AIR MILES®* Reserve Credit Card. This is the premium card in the AIR MILES program.

With this great welcome offer, you could earn up to 7,500 AIR MILES Bonus Miles. That’s unheard of for an AIR MILES credit card!

American Express® AIR MILES®* Reserve Credit Card

With this great welcome offer for the American Express® AIR MILES®* Reserve Credit Card, you can earn up to 7,500 AIR MILES Bonus Miles.

Here’s how:

  • 4,000 AIR MILES Bonus Miles after $6,000 in Card purchases within the first 6 months
  • 1,000 AIR MILES Bonus Miles if you make a purchase within 14 to 17 months of Cardmembership
  • Up to 2,500 AIR MILES Bonus Miles with your grocery, restaurant, bar and bistro purchases in the first 6 months (5 times the miles)

All these spending requirements are complementary (not cumulative). So, to maximize this welcome offer, you could spend $1,000 a month for 6 months at grocery stores, for example. You’ll unlock 6,500 AIR MILES Bonus Miles!

And if you renew your Card and make any purchase within 14 to 17 months of Cardmembership, you’ll earn 1,000 AIR MILES Bonus Miles. This will encourage you to keep this card and benefit from its advantages for a second year!

With this Card, you earn 1 Mile for every $10 in Card purchases at AIR MILES Partners, as well as at all grocery stores, gas stations and drugstores. And 1 mile for every $15 in Card purchases everywhere else.

Besides, you automatically get the AIR MILES Onyx Elite status and once a year, when you redeem for a round-trip economy flight within the AIR MILES Reward Program, up to a maximum of 1,700 Miles, you can receive a Companion Flight for your companion to travel with you for the same itinerary.

Finally, you will receive four complimentary visits per year to more than 1,200 airport lounges around the globe.

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