Earn Up to $400 Cash Back with this Offer!
The Best Air Miles Credit Card For Everyday Purchases

The best AIR MILES credit card for everyday purchases

To the point Find out more about the new features of the American Express® AIR MILES®* Platinum Credit Card and take advantage of this limited-time offer!

A limited-time offer

From November 4th – and until January 20, 2020 – as a new American Express® AIR MILES®* Platinum Credit Card Cardmember, you could earn up to 3,500 AIR MILES®* Bonus Miles:

  • 1,700 Bonus Miles can be earned when a total of $1,500 in purchases is charged to the Card in the first 3 months of Cardmembership
  • Up to 1,800 Bonus Miles can be earned in the first 6 monthly billing periods. You can earn 150 Bonus Miles for every $500 you spend in purchases on your Card in each monthly billing period, up to a maximum of 300 Bonus Miles for each monthly billing period
supermarket 949913 1280

An exceptional earning rate for everyday expenses

The strength of the American Express® AIR MILES®* Platinum Credit Card is to offer 1 Mile for every $5 in Card purchases on everyday purchases (up to $30,000 annually) such as:

  • Food and drinks: restaurants, coffee shops and stand-alone grocery stores
  • Gas and transit: gas stations, ridesharing services, taxis and local commuter transportation

No other AIR MILES Credit Card offers such earnings for these everyday purchases.

For everywhere else, it will be 1 Mile for every $10 in Card purchases.

automobile taxi

Earning simulation within the first year

Let’s simulate a monthly earning of Miles with the American Express® AIR MILES®* Platinum Credit Card with a monthly budget of $1,500 categorized like this:

Category Monthly amount Miles earned Total/month
Groceries $500 1 mile per $5 100 miles
Gas $200 1 mile per $5 40 miles
Restaurants/ Coffee-shops $200 1 mile per $5 40 miles
Local transportation $100 1 mile per $5 40 miles
Other $500 1 mile per $10 50 miles
Total $1,500 270 miles

Thus, with this monthly budget example, it is possible to earn 270 AIR MILES Bonus Miles per month or 3,240 AIR MILES Bonus Miles per year.

Now, let’s add to this same example the Welcome Bonus you get in the first year!

Month Bonus Miles with purchases Welcome bonus Total in miles
1 270 300 + 1 700 2 270
2 270 300 570
3 270 300 570
4 270 300 570
5 270 300 570
6 270 300 570
7 270 270
8 270 270
9 270 270
10 270 270
11 270 270
12 270 270
Total 3 240 3 500 6 740

For a new American Express® AIR MILES®* Platinum Credit Cardmember with that same $1,500 monthly budget, it is possible to earn 6,740 AIR MILES Bonus Miles in the first year!

If earned through CASH Miles, that’s a $700 value!

If you prefer to earn DREAM Miles, it could be worth even more than that! It’s up to you to make a choice based on your goal.

The Annual Travel Redemption Benefit

American Express has added a new perk to the American Express® AIR MILES®* Platinum Credit Card: an Annual Travel Redemption Benefit.

Once per calendar year, you can use your Dream Miles with the AIR MILES Reward Program to book your first single flight or package vacation redemption through airmiles.ca or vacations.airmiles.ca and get Bonus Miles equivalent to 25% of the net number of Miles used (up to a maximum of 750 Bonus Miles).

featured air canada eco 3

No minimum income required

Unlike other cards requiring a $60,000 or even $80,000 personal income, the American Express® AIR MILES®* Platinum Credit Card does not require this. You have to make sure you can say YES to the following before applying for the card:

  • You are a Canadian resident and have a Canadian credit file
  • You are of the age of majority in the province or territory where you live

If you meet these criteria, you may qualify for the American Express® AIR MILES®* Platinum Credit Card.

Conclusion

The American Express® AIR MILES®* Platinum Credit Card is very interesting, especially with this limited time offer – until January 20, 2020 – for new cardmembers with a Welcome Bonus up to 3,500 AIR MILES.

If you are an AIR MILES member, this is an essential credit card to have in your wallet!

This post was sponsored by Amex Bank of Canada. The views, opinions, Mile calculation and valuation expressed in this blog, however, are my own. American Express is not responsible for maintaining or monitoring the accuracy of information on this website.

Leave a Reply

Suggested Reading