American Express & Air Canada Launch Richer Offers For New Cardholders

American Express and Air Canada have launched new sign-up offers for new cardholders in Canada available through August 3, 2021.

There is a higher number of Aeroplan miles earned after set spend and bonus miles for wining and dining or hotel spend.

You can access these offers on Air Canada’s website here.

Here’s the information Air Canada shared with us:

Core Card

Get up to 75,000 Aeroplan points with the American Express®* Aeroplan® Card

  • Earn 44,000 Aeroplan points after spending $3,000 in purchases within the first six months of Cardmembership.
  • Plus, you can also earn 1,000 Aeroplan points for each monthly billing period in which you spend $500 in purchases on your Card for the first six months of Cardmembership. That could add up to 6,000 Aeroplan points.
  • Plus, earn a total of 5X the points on all eligible eats and drinks purchases in Canada for the first six months of Cardmembership, up to a maximum of 25,000 points.

Premium Card

Get up to 150,000 Aeroplan points with the American Express®* Aeroplan® Reserve Card.

  • Earn up to 70,000 Aeroplan points after spending $6,000 in purchases within the first six months of Cardmembership.
  • Plus, you can also earn 5,000 Aeroplan points for each monthly billing period in which you spend $1,000 in purchases on your Card for the first six months of Cardmembership. That could add up to 30,000 Aeroplan points.
  • Plus, earn a total of 10X the points on all eligible eats and drinks purchases in Canada for the first six months of Cardmembership, up to a maximum of 50,000 points.

Small Business Card

Get up to 150,000 points with the American Express Aeroplan Business Reserve Card

  • Earn up to 70,000 Aeroplan points after spending $6,000 in purchases within the first six months of Cardmembership.
  • Plus, you can also earn 5,000 Aeroplan points for each monthly billing period in which you spend $1,000 in purchases on your Card for the first six months of Cardmembership. That could add up to 30,000 Aeroplan points.
  • Plus, earn a total of 10X the points on all eligible eats, drinks, and gas purchases, in Canada for the first six months of Cardmembership, up to a maximum of 50,000 points.

To take advantage of any of these incredible offers, members must apply by August 3, 2021.

Existing Premium and Core Cardmembers

Members who already have our consumer Core and Premium cards can earn great bonuses, too.

  • Core Card: Existing Cardmembers with the American Express®* Aeroplan® Card can earn a total of 5X the points on all eligible eats and drinks purchases in Canada from June 23 to September 23, 2021, up to a maximum of 25,000 points. Registration is required.
  • Premium Card: Existing Cardmembers with the American Express®* Aeroplan® Reserve Card can earn 10X the points on all eligible eats and drinks purchases from June 23 to September 23, 2021, up to a maximum of 50,000 points. Registration is required.
  • Eligible Cardmembers can log in to Amex Offers to view full details.

In all cases above “Eats & Drinks” follows American Express’ standard definition for this category, including restaurants, food delivery and grocery in Canada.

For a full list of terms and conditions for each eligible card, please visit: https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/home/aeroplan/credit-cards/amex/personal.html

As a reminder, members who hold eligible American Express Aeroplan Cards can earn rewards more quickly, and access benefits such as:

  • At the airport– Eligible American Express Aeroplan Cardmembers get multiple benefits when they travel with Air Canada, including their first checked bags for free, Maple Leaf Lounge access, priority boarding and other benefits at the airport. Plus, their companions traveling on the same reservation and their eligible Additional Cardmembers can also take advantage of these benefits.
  • Status– Eligible American Express Aeroplan Cardmembers can help members reach and maintain status more easily. Members can earn Status Qualifying Miles and Status Qualifying Segments just by spending on their eligible American Express Aeroplan Cards. Plus, Elite Status Members can tap into new benefits like rollover eUpgrade credits, and clear upgrades with priority at the airport.
  • Faster earn – Earn Aeroplan points everywhere you pay with your American Express Aeroplan Card, including extra points in popular categories such as: dining and food delivery. And earn even more with the American Express®* Aeroplan® Reserve Card which has the highest rate of earn with Air Canada at 3 Aeroplan points per $1 spent on the Card, plus a minimum of 1.25 Aeroplan points per $1 spent.

For a full list of program benefits and card features, please visit: www.aircanada.com/Aeroplan-Amex.

Conclusion

I tend to prefer credit cards that are flexible in terms of “miles” that you can convert their points to, although these offers from Air Canada and American Express look tempting.

Here are the terms and conditions of these offers:

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