Start of menu
Close Menu
Skip to content

Choose 5 places to double your points

With double your regular earn rate, your 5 places can become the most rewarding places you shop at. You can earn 1 Point for every $1 in eligible Card purchases at your 5 places1 chosen from a list of select American Express merchants. That’s double the points compared to your Card purchases everywhere else. And you can still earn 1 point for every $2 in Card purchases everywhere else. Plus, your points are not capped and they never expire.

Choose your 5 places

Browse by category and choose your 5 places to double your points. You can select from a list of places across retail, dining, home & entertainment, health & essentials and travel.

It’s that easy to start turning your likes into loves.

All you have to do is:

1. Activate your Card Online
2. Register your new Card with Online Services and enroll in Online-Only Statements2
3. Click on the link and choose your 5 places

And once a year you can change your 5 places again starting January 1st.


24/7 Personal Service

Contact us 24/7 for any questions about your Card. No matter what, we’re here to help.

Call 1-800-869-3016 to speak with a Customer Service Professional.

Add a Supplementary Card, and you can get even more rewards.

Apply for free Supplementary Cards and you can earn even more points.3

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. 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 1 Membership Rewards point 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 $2.00 in other qualified purchases at locations other than your 5 places. A minimum purchase of $1.00 is required to earn points. View the list of participating merchants at 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.
2: 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.
3: Must be age of majority. Maximum 9 Supplementary Cards per account.