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Now you, as the Basic Cardmember, can choose where you can earn double points. Activate your Card, choose your 5 places from a list of select American Express merchants in Canada and start earning points for the things you love.
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You’ve got the Card. Now you need to activate it and choose your 5 places.

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Enroll in Online-Only Statements so you do not have to pay the $2 monthly fee for paper statements.1

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Choose your 5

Turn your likes into loves. You can earn double points at your chosen 5 places.2

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Share many of the benefits of your Card and reap the rewards.

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1. You must register for Online Services in order to enroll in Online-Only Statements. If you do not enroll, or if you or we cancel your enrollment in Online-Only Statements, the $2 monthly paper statement fee will be charged for each paper statement. We may cancel your enrollment if we have reason to believe you have not received your electronic statement. Please see the Cardmember Agreement, information box and disclosure statement included with your Card for details.

2. Account must be in good standing. Membership Rewards points will be earned by the Basic Cardmember on the amount of all purchases, less credits and adjustments. Funds advances, interest, balance transfers, Amex cheques, annual fees (if applicable), other fees, and charges for travellers cheques and foreign currencies are not purchases and do not qualify for Membership Rewards points. Earn 2 Membership Rewards points for every $1.00 in Eligible Purchases at your 5 places, which means consumer purchases at Canadian locations of 5 places you (as the Basic Cardmember) choose from a predefined list of American Express merchants, and 1 Membership Rewards point for every $1.00 in other qualified purchases at locations other than your 5 places. A minimum purchase of $0.50 is required to earn points. View the list of participating merchants at www.americanexpress.ca/choose5places. List is subject to change without notice. Merchants with multiple locations may submit transactions from different locations using different codes. This means that we may apply a different earn rate for purchases at different locations of a merchant and you will not earn extra points at your 5 places if the merchant code is not in a bonus category. Extra points will not be earned at your 5 places where the merchant processes transactions using an electronic wallet, that are not made directly from the provider of the good or service, e.g. through a third party, or by using a mobile device (e.g. smart phone) with an attached card reader. Selection of your 5 places can be made once per calendar year and applies to all Supplementary Cards on the account. Additional conditions and restrictions apply as set out in the Membership Rewards Program Terms and Conditions and the Membership Rewards Program section following the Cardmember Agreement provided in the welcome package.