American Express Platinum Card®

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The best premium travel card, with unlimited airport lounge access and luxury benefits

≈ $566

in travel rewards after $6,000 in 3 months

The very best card for Canadians who travel a lot.

Getting $566 AND a year of unlimited lounge access for 2? Amazing.

We both have this card and we love it. But since its fee is high and the welcome bonus that makes the first two years profitable is “once-in-a-lifetime”, we recommend it if you can maximize the lounge benefit.

Unlimited access to airport lounges (for 2 people) and Gold Elite Status at Marriott and Hilton are some of the perks that make your travel experience more luxurious.

And these are just some of the benefits of this card, the most prestigious in Canada (and now a sleek shiny metal card).

Offer is subject to change at any time.

Welcome Bonus of 65,000 Amex points
≈ $975 (estimated value of ≈ 1.5 ¢/pt)

Earn of 6,000 Amex points on the $6,000 minimum spend
≈ $90 (at 1X base earn rate)

Annual travel credit
= $200 (fixed value)

Card fee
= $699 (deducted)

Flytrippers Valuation of welcome bonus
≈ $566 in travel rewards*

+ all points earned with your regular purchases

*you can also earn a renewal bonus of 15,000 pts if you renew, a value of ≈ $225 which brings the net cost of Year 2 to ≈ $274 ($699 – $200 – $225) but not included in our Flytrippers Valuation of the welcome bonus

After the $566 Welcome Bonus…

Here is points earn rate:

  • 3 pts (≈ 4.5%) per $ on dining
  • 2 pts (≈ 3%) per $ on travel
  • 1 pt (≈ 1.5%) per $ everywhere

American Express 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 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 ($1,000, 4h minimum)
Car rental insurance
Baggage & personal effects insurance
Trip cancellation insurance
Trip interruption insurance
Travel accident insurance
Hotel burglary insurance
Purchase protection and extended warranty

or

American Express Platinum Card®

Offer Summary
  • ≈ $566 in free travel
  • Unlimited access to airport lounges (for 2 people)
  • Gold Elite Status at Marriott and Hilton
  • Points transferable 1:1 to Aeroplan and Avios
  • Hybrid Points (Fixed-Value or Variable-Value)
  • Excellent earn rate on dining and travel
  • Exceptional insurance coverage
  • No minimum income required
  • Minimum spend of $6,000 to reach
  • Certain conditions apply*

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