American Express® Gold Rewards Card

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An excellent card to earn Aeroplan Miles or Avios Points

≈ $240

in free travel after $1,500 in 3 months

A great option for those under $60k of income.

This card remains a great way to earn Aeroplan Miles or Avios Points.

25,000 American Express MR Points – Welcome Bonus
≈ $375 (estimated value of 1.5 ¢/pt)
Points earned by reaching the $1,500 minimum spend
= $15 (minimum value)
Card Fee
= $150 (deducted from the total amount of free travel)

Total of $240 in free travel by getting the card
(minimum value of $115)
+ all Points earned with your regular purchases

After the $240 Signup Bonus…

Here is the Points earn rate:
1 pt (≈ 1.5%) per $ everywhere
2 pts (≈ 3.0%) per $ in grocery stores, drugstores, gas stations and in travel

American Express Membership Rewards Points are hybrid (fixed-value or variable-value) and transferable.

Variable value: Points can be transferred to Aeroplan, Avios, Delta and others (and potentially give you more for your money, but this requires more flexibility). They can also be used via American Express’s fixed-price award chart directly.

Fixed value: Points can also be applied to other travel expenses via the AMEX portal, which gives you more flexibility but can not give you more for your money.

More details coming soon in the Travel Hacking section.

Medical travel insurance 15 days (64 years and under)
Flight delay insurance ($500, 4h minimum)
Car rental insurance
Baggage & personal effects insurance
Trip interruption insurance
Travel accident insurance
Hotel burglary insurance
Purchase protection and extended warranty 

Detailed article on the credit card coming soon

American Express® Gold Rewards Card

Offer Summary
  • ≈ $240 in free travel (25,000 Points Welcome Bonus)
  • Points transferable 1:1 to Aeroplan & Avios
  • Good earn rate (2 pts / $1 for travel and certain categories)
  • Hybrid Points (Fixed-Value or Variable-Value)
  • Excellent insurance coverage
  • Many AMEX benefits (and free supplementary card)
  • No minimum income required
  • Minimum spend of $1,500 to reach
  • Certain conditions apply*

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