American Express® Gold Rewards Card

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An excellent (newly-revamped) card to earn valuable Aeroplan or Avios points

≈ $518

in free travel after $3,000 in 3 months

For the Gold Card relaunch, there is an exceptional welcome bonus.

You can get up to 7 one-way short-distance reward flights with the welcome bonus for a net fee of just $150 ($250 fee with $100 annual travel credit).

If you prefer fixed-value rewards that can be applied easily to any travel expense, this card can do that too (as always: more simple = less value).

The Gold Card now comes with 4 lounge passes for Plaza Premium lounges in Canada.

You can also easily get 10,000 points (≈ $150) more than our Flytrippers Valuation if you renew your card, making Year 2 completely free as well! That gives you 4 airport lounge passes for free that year too!

It also comes with a $50 credit for a NEXUS card to stop wasting time while traveling (not included in our Flytrippers Valuation).

The card is now made of metal and available in Classic Gold or Rose Gold for a unique-looking card.

This card remains a great way to earn Aeroplan or Avios points for reward flights. A great option for those with income under $60,000.

Offers are subject to change at any time.

Welcome Bonus of 40,000 Amex MR points
≈ $600 (estimated value of ≈ 1.5 ¢/pt)

Bonus of 4,500 points on the $3,000 minimum spend
≈ $68 (50/50 at 2X multiplier rate and 1X base earn rate)

Annual travel credit
= $100 (guaranteed value)

Card fee
= $250 (deducted)

Flytrippers Valuation of welcome bonus
≈ $518 in travel rewards
(or $295 minimum as a fixed-value travel credit)

+ all points earned with your regular purchases

*you can also earn an additional bonus of 20,000 pts (≈ $300) if you spend $2,000 on travel in the first 6 months (not included in our Flytrippers Valuation of the welcome bonus)

*you can also get a $50 NEXUS credit (not included in our Flytrippers Valuation of the welcome bonus)

Earn rate at Flytrippers Valuation(≈ 1.5¢ per Amex MR point):

  • 2 pts (≈ 3.0%) per $ on grocery stores, drugstores, gas stations and on travel (and gift cards in grocery stores)
  • 1 pt (≈ 1.5%) per $ everywhere


Earn rate at minimum fixed value (1¢ per Amex MR point):

  • 2 pts (2%) per $ on grocery stores, drugstores, gas stations and on travel (and gift cards in grocery stores)
  • 1 pt (1%) per $ everywhere

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 Rewards 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
  • ≈ $518 in free travel
  • Points transferable 1:1 to Aeroplan & Avios
  • Good earn rate (2X for travel and certain categories)
  • Hybrid Points (Fixed-Value or Variable-Value)
  • 4 lounge passes (Plaza Premium in Canada)
  • Excellent insurance coverage
  • Many AMEX benefits (and free supplementary card)
  • No minimum income required
  • Minimum spend of $3,000 to reach
  • Certain conditions apply*

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