Get the equivalent of 10% back on groceries this year in 5 easy steps

1. You get the American Express Cobalt Card (no income requirement)

2. You spend $500 per month on food (groceries, restaurants, food delivery) for a year

3. You’ll get $300: that’s 5% back as a travel credit (that’s the regular earn rate)

4. You’ll get an extra $300: that’s another 5% back (that’s the Welcome Bonus)

5. You’ve earned 10% back the first year, and you can apply it to any travel expense


Times are tough for us travelers these days.

Lockdown has us all unable to travel… and spending more on food.

So put this time to good use: earn a lot of future free travel with the Cobalt Card.

That’s what I’m doing.

I have been a travel rewards enthusiast for over 10 years, and the American Express Cobalt is one of my favorite cards ever. It is simply the best card to earn a lot of rewards on your spending.

Andrew D'Amours, Flytrippers co-founder

Other Benefits

Easy travel credit

The 5% back on groceries is a simple easy-to-use credit that applies to any travel expense.

Transfer Option

Instead, you can also transfer points to Marriott for potentially even more value.

Free additional cards

Get free additional cards so members of your household can also earn rewards.

Insurance coverage

Free travel medical insurance, flight delay insurance, and many other types of protections.

Maximize your rewards now

Take action now and you'll be ready for your next trip with a huge travel credit.

How the Welcome Bonus Works

Regular earn rate

You get 5% back on all food purchases. That’s the Cobalt Card’s regular earn rate.

So if you spend $500/month the first year, that will earn you a $300 travel credit from the regular earn rate.

Welcome Bonus

The first year, you’ll get an extra $25 travel credit every month if you spend $500 in the month as a Welcome Bonus.

So with that same $500/month, you’ll earn an extra $300 travel credit from the welcome bonus.

That means...

$600 back on $6,000 is 10% back
1 %
net earned ($600 minus card Fee)
$ 1
$6k spent is just $115/week
$ 1

Pro tip: instead of a net $480 travel credit, that same $500/month spending can get you 11 free nights in beautiful hotels in many amazing countries if you transfer to Marriott Points. That would be worth well over $1,000. See which hotels are eligible.

Take action now for future trips

You’re going to spend the money on groceries anyway. Might as well maximize the rewards you earn.
Join the thousands of savvy Canadian travelers who know this card is an absolute must-have.

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Have any questions about the Cobalt Card? I can answer all of them.

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Read our detailed Cobalt Card review if you want more details about how it all works!


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Hey! I'm Andrew, and I'm a professional globetrotter and travel reward points master. My travel expertise has led me to appear in countless Canadian media outlets since we launched Flytrippers.

I personally earn way over $1,000 worth of free travel every year without spending a penny more than I would otherwise, and have been doing so for over 10 years.

I will be sharing my tips with you so that you too can travel more, for less!

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