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A travel card that knows no boundaries

With the American Express® Gold Rewards Card you'll set your life at a new standard. The Gold Standard. By using your Card you'll start automatically collecting Membership Rewards® points that can help you realize your travel potential. Earn double points on eligible travel, gas, grocery and drugstore purchases charged to your Card1. And you earn one point for every dollar in purchases charged to your Card everywhere else1.

Whenever? Wherever? However? Yes. Yes. Yes.

Your points can be redeemed to pay for any travel you charge to your Card – simply call in after the travel purchase has been posted to your account2. Plus, you’ll even be able to transfer your points to frequent flyer programs3 and one-to-one to Aeroplan®*4.

It’s all about what your American Express Gold Rewards Card can do for you. So, you can start saying ‘yes’ to your travel dreams.

To learn more about where and how you can earn and use your Membership Rewards points, click on the tabs below.

The things you buy every day can take you away.

Earn double points for every dollar in eligible purchases in Canada1 at everyday food and grocery stores, stand-alone gas stations and drugstores. You also earn one point for every dollar in purchases charged to your Card everywhere else1. There is no cap on the number of points you can earn, and your points never expire.

So what does this mean for you? Let’s say your average weekly eligible grocery, gas and drugstore bills totalled $250. Over the course of a year, those eligible everyday purchases could add up to $13,000 in purchases charged to the Card and you could earn more than 25,000 Membership Rewards points, which can be transferred one-to-one to Aeroplan®*4. 25,000 Aeroplan®* Miles can be redeemed for a round-trip flight almost anywhere in North America5.

For a listing of some of the many American Express merchant categories where you earn double please click here.

Let your travel soar

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With the American Express Gold Rewards Card, you’ll be able to take your travel wishes and turn them into realities. Earn double points for every dollar in eligible travel purchases charged to your Card, including flights, hotels, car rentals, cruises, package vacations and more1. Who knows, the trip you book today, tomorrow, or the day after that, may take you places you’ve never even dreamed of.

For a listing of some of the many American Express merchant categories where you earn double please click here.

More Cards mean more Membership Rewards points

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Adding Supplementary Cards to your account is an easy way to earn more points, especially if that person will be using the Card for eligible gas, grocery, drugstore or travel purchases. Best of all, your first Supplementary Card is free, and any additional Supplementary Card you add will be free for the first year6. Annual fees apply thereafter.

Plus, Supplementary Cardmembers can take advantage of many of the Insurance benefits of your Card, including Purchase Protection® Plan7† and Emergency Medical Insurance 8† (Out of province/country).

You know those bills that come around with amazing regularity? Telephone, cable, internet, insurance, gym membership payments and then some. You’re going to pay them anyway, so why not get something in return? Set up an automatic bill payment with your Card and start earning Membership Rewards points.

Transform the points you have into the things you desire

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The points you earn are called Membership Rewards points. And these points can be redeemed for travel, top-brand merchandise, entertainment rewards and more. Whatever your passion, there’s a wide array of exceptional rewards to choose from. Choose to transfer points instantly one-to-one to Aeroplan4, or transfer points to frequent flyer programs and hotel programs3. Or with TripFlexTM rewards you can redeem points against any travel purchase charged to your Card, including last minute fares and seat sales2.

Use your points for rewards that are as unique as you are:

  • Enjoy a culinary experience with a celebrity chef
  • Grab some of the best seats in the house and pay for them with points on ticketmaster.ca
  • Pamper yourself with a Spa Finder Gift Card for treatments at one of 5,000 locations worldwide
  • Purchase the latest electronics from Sony and Bose

How you use your points is up to you.

Redeem online at membershiprewards.ca.
  1. Take a minute to register for online services at americanexpress.ca/onlineservices.
  2. Once logged in, click on your points balance and get ready to reward yourself. Search by category, brand name, point range or reward code.
  3. When you've found your reward, click on the reward detail and redeem!

Need more help? You can also call us at the number on the back of your Card and we can help you with your redemption. Click below to view our online Membership Rewards Catalogue.

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You can also redeem points to pay for any travel purchase charged to your Card, including last minute fares and seat sales2. We call this TripFlex rewards where you have the ultimate travel flexibility with your points, allowing you to fulfill your travel dreams.

  1. Charge ANY travel on your Card, including last minute fares and seat sales, with any provider. Don’t forget, you can earn double points on eligible travel purchases too1.
  2. After the charge has been posted to your account, call us at the number on the back of your Card to use your points to cover the charge – including fees and taxes too. You can redeem your points starting at 1,000 points for a $10 statement credit, up to the full amount of the travel purchase - the choice is yours.

You can use your points to pay for travel up to 12 months from the date your Travel purchase is posted to your account. That means, pay for your travel on your Card, earn points, then up to 12 months later, you can call and arrange to receive a statement credit for your travel.

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Choose to transfer points instantly one-to-one to Aeroplan4, or to frequent flyer and hotel programs3. Transfers from Membership Rewards are perfect if you need to top-up your points balance in another program to get the reward you want.

Simply link your Aeroplan, frequent flyer or hotel number as a new participant by selecting it from the list of available participants on membershiprewards.ca or calling the number on the back of your Card. The world is open to you.

Where you can earn double

For a listing of some of the many American Express merchant categories where you earn double click below. Did we mention there is no cap on the number of points you can earn, and your points never expire?

Rewards Catalogue

In addition to redeeming for travel purchases, you can redeem your Membership Reward points for all kinds of products and experiences ranging from electronics and fashion to travel and leisure. So, why not find new ways to reward yourself again and again?

Important Information

1. 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. Interest, annual fees, other fees, and charges for travellers cheques and foreign currencies are not purchases and do not qualify for Membership Rewards points. The earn rate is two Membership Rewards points for every $1.00 in eligible gas, drugstore, grocery and travel purchases (“Eligible Purchases”) and one Membership Rewards point for every $1.00 in other qualified purchases. Purchases at merchants where gas, everyday food, grocery, drugstore and pharmacy sales are adjunct to their primary business, including wholesale clubs and stand-alone retail merchants selling alcohol are not Eligible Purchases. Travel purchases at merchants providing local and commuter transportation services such as commuter trains, busses and taxis are not Eligible Purchases. Membership Rewards points earned from Eligible Purchases are subject to categorization of and submission of charges by American Express merchants. Please visit americanexpress.ca/double for information or review the materials received with your Card.

2. Membership Rewards points can only be redeemed for a statement credit towards a qualified travel purchase charged to your Card. There is a minimum redemption requirement of 1,000 points for a $10 credit and redemptions must be made within 12 months after the qualified travel purchase is posted to your account. Other terms, conditions and restrictions apply.

3. Point transfer ratios vary by participant and transfers can take up to 5 days. Other terms apply. Visit membershiprewards.ca for details.

4. Membership Rewards points transfers must be made in increments of 100 points, with a minimum redemption requirement of 1,000 points for each transfer. 1,000 Membership Rewards points = 1,000 Aeroplan Miles. Other terms, conditions, and restrictions apply. Visit membershiprewards.ca for full Membership Rewards Terms and Conditions.

5. As per Aeroplan’s current reward chart, 15,000 Aeroplan Miles are currently enough for a round-trip short-haul flight reward and 25, 000 miles are enough for a round-trip long-haul flight reward in economy class within Canada or to the Continental US with Aeroplan ClassicFlight Rewards. Reward seat availability is capacity controlled and is subject to seasonality of demand. Please visit aeroplan.com for details.

6. Maximum 9 Supplementary Cards per account. There is no annual fee for one Supplementary Gold Rewards Card. Additional Supplementary Cards are free for the first year and $50 each annually thereafter.

7. Underwritten by RBC Insurance Company of Canada.

8. Underwritten by Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company of Canada. Coverage is in excess of any and all other applicable insurance.

9. Coverage is in excess of any and all other applicable insurance.

®*:Aeroplan is a registered trademark of Aeroplan Canada Inc.

†All insurance coverage is subject to the terms and conditions of the respective master policies. Certain limitations, exclusions and restrictions apply. Please read the Certificates of Insurance carefully.