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Canadian residents can earn up to 110,000 Aeroplan points with these offers

July 13, 2022
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Canadian residents can earn up to 110,000 Aeroplan points with these offers
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If you live in Canada, it's likely that a stash of Aeroplan points would help your upcoming travel plans. Through Sep. 20, 2022, you can earn up to 110,000 bonus Aeroplan points with card offers available from American Express.

Elevated welcome offers are available on three different cards, including a small-business card. Let's look at the available bonuses and see what they offer for Canadian residents.

Current Aeroplan offers from American Express

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American Express® Aeroplan® Card

Current welcome offer: Earn up to 70,000 bonus points in total. Earn 45,000 bonus Aeroplan points after spending 3,000 Canadian dollars in net purchases on your card within the first six months of cardmembership. Plus, earn another 2,500 Aeroplan points for each monthly billing cycle in which you spend CA$500 in purchases on your card during the first six months of cardmembership — up to a total of 15,000 Aeroplan points. Plus, earn 5 points per dollar on eligible dining, grocery and drink purchases in the first three months of cardmembership — up to a total of 10,000 bonus points.

How you earn points: Earn 2 points per dollar spent on Air Canada purchases, 1.5 points per dollar on dining and food delivery and 1 point per dollar on all other purchases.

Cardmember perks: If you currently have elite status with Aeroplan, you can maintain that status in 2023 when 30,000 points from credit card purchases are deposited in your Aeroplan account by Nov. 30, 2022. Free Uber Pass membership for six months, offering CA$0 delivery fees, 5% off eligible orders of CA$15 or more and exclusive ride perks.

Plus, enjoy a free first checked bag on Air Canada flights, earn miles and segments toward Aeroplan status with card purchases, discounts on flight awards and a waiver of the Aeroplan points expiration policy. The card also provides numerous insurance protections.

Annual fee: CA$120.

Please note that this card has no preset spending limit but is not a traditional credit card. It is a charge card, so you must pay the bill in full each month.

Public application link: American Express® Aeroplan® Card

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The information for the American Express® Aeroplan® Card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

American Express® Aeroplan® Reserve Card

Current welcome offer: Earn up to 110,000 bonus points in total. Earn 60,000 bonus Aeroplan points after spending CA$6,000 in net purchases on your card within the first six months of cardmembership. Plus, earn another 5,000 Aeroplan points for each monthly billing cycle in which you spend CA$1,000 in purchases on your card during the first six months of cardmembership — up to a total of 30,000 Aeroplan points. Plus, earn 10 points per dollar on eligible dining, grocery and drink purchases in the first three months of cardmembership — up to a total of 20,000 bonus points.

How you earn points: Earn 3 points per dollar spent on Air Canada purchases, 2 points per dollar on dining and food delivery and 1.25 points per dollar on all other purchases.

Cardmember perks: If you currently have elite status with Aeroplan, you can maintain that status in 2023 when 30,000 points from credit card purchases are deposited in your Aeroplan account by Nov. 30, 2022. Free Uber Pass membership for six months, offering CA$0 delivery fees, 5% off eligible orders of CA$15 or more and exclusive ride perks.

Cardmembers also enjoy priority access at checkin and boarding, a free first checked bag on Air Canada flights, earn miles and segments toward Aeroplan status with card purchases, discounts on flight awards and a waiver of the Aeroplan points expiration policy. You'll also receive rollover status miles and eUpgrade credits, Maple Leaf Lounge access in North America, Priority Pass membership and up to CA$100 in statement credits every four years for your Nexus application fee. The card also provides numerous insurance protections. Cardmembers can also earn an annual Worldwide Companion Pass from CA$99 to $599 (plus taxes and fees) after spending $25,000 in net purchases on the card each cardmember year.

Annual fee: CA$599.

Public application link: American Express® Aeroplan® Reserve Card

The information for the American Express® Aeroplan® Reserve Card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

American Express® Aeroplan® Business Reserve Card

Current welcome offer: Earn up to 110,000 bonus points in total. Earn 90,000 bonus Aeroplan points after spending CA$7,000 in net purchases on your card within the first three months of cardmembership. Plus, earn 10 points per dollar spent on eligible Air Canada Vacations, hotels and car rental purchases in the first six months of cardmembership — up to 20,000 bonus points.

How you earn points: Earn 3 points per dollar spent on Air Canada purchases, 2 points per dollar on dining and food delivery and 1.25 points per dollar on all other purchases.

Cardmember perks: If you currently have elite status with Aeroplan, you can maintain that status in 2023 when 30,000 points from credit card purchases are deposited in your Aeroplan account by Nov. 30, 2022. Free Uber Pass membership for six months, offering CA$0 delivery fees, 5% off eligible orders of CA$15 or more and exclusive ride perks.

Cardmembers also enjoy priority access at checkin and boarding, a free first checked bag on Air Canada flights, earn miles and segments toward Aeroplan status with card purchases, discounts on flight awards and a waiver of the Aeroplan points expiration policy. You'll also receive rollover status miles and eUpgrade credits, Maple Leaf Lounge access in North America, Priority Pass membership and up to CA$100 in statement credits every four years for your Nexus application fee. The card also provides numerous insurance protections. Cardmembers can also earn an annual Worldwide Companion Pass from CA$99 to $599 (plus taxes and fees) after spending $25,000 in net purchases on the card each cardmember year.

Annual fee: CA$599.

Public application link: American Express® Aeroplan® Business Reserve Card

The information for the American Express® Aeroplan® Business Reserve Card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Important considerations

Remember that these cards are available only to those living in Canada. Spending requirements are expressed in Canadian Dollars, as well. If you're a U.S. resident, consider the Aeroplan Credit Card from Chase.

If you're eligible for one of these cards and want to apply, these offers are valid through Sep. 20, 2022, so be sure to apply before then.

If you're looking for some travel inspiration on how to use your bonus Aeroplan points, we recommend reading our guide to the best ways to maximize Air Canada’s Aeroplan program.

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Rewards

3 - 4X points
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Annual Fee

$250

Recommended Credit

670-850
Excellent/Good
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Why We Chose It

There's a lot to love about the Amex Gold card. It's been a fan favorite during the pandemic because of its fantastic rewards rate on restaurants (that includes takeout and delivery in the U.S.!) and U.S. supermarkets. If you're hitting the skies soon, you'll also earn bonus points on travel. Paired with up to $120 in Uber Cash (for U.S. Uber rides or Uber Eats orders) and up to $120 in annual dining statement credits at eligible partners, there's no reason that the foodie shouldn't add this card to their wallet. Enrollment required.

Pros

  • 4x on dining at restaurants and U.S. supermarkets (on the first $25,000 in purchases per calendar year; then 1x)
  • 3x on flights booked directly with the airline or with Amex Travel
  • Welcome bonus of 60,000 points after spending $4,000 in the first six months

Cons

  • Weak on travel outside of flights and everyday spending bonus categories
  • Not as useful for those living outside the U.S.
  • Some may have trouble using Uber/food credits
  • Few travel perks and protections
  • Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $4,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 6 months of Card Membership.
  • Earn 4X Membership Rewards® Points at Restaurants, plus takeout and delivery in the U.S., and earn 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per calendar year in purchases, then 1X).
  • Earn 3X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or on amextravel.com.
  • $120 Uber Cash on Gold: Add your Gold Card to your Uber account and each month automatically get $10 in Uber Cash for Uber Eats orders or Uber rides in the U.S., totaling up to $120 per year.
  • $120 Dining Credit: Satisfy your cravings and earn up to $10 in statement credits monthly when you pay with the American Express® Gold Card at Grubhub, The Cheesecake Factory, Goldbelly, Wine.com, Milk Bar and select Shake Shack locations. Enrollment required.
  • Choose the color that suits your style. Gold or Rose Gold.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • Annual Fee is $250.
  • Terms Apply.
  • See Rates & Fees
Apply for American Express® Gold Card
at American Express's secure site
Terms & restrictions apply. See rates & fees
Best for the well-traveled foodie
TPG Editor‘s Rating
Card Rating is based on the opinion of TPG‘s editors and is not influenced by the card issuer.
4 / 5
Go to review

Rewards Rate

4XEarn 4X Membership Rewards® Points at Restaurants, plus takeout and delivery in the U.S.
4XEarn 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per calendar year in purchases, then 1X).
3XEarn 3X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or on amextravel.com.
  • Intro Offer
    Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $4,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 6 months of Card Membership.

    60,000 bonus points
  • Annual Fee

    $250
  • Recommended Credit
    Credit ranges are a variation of FICO© Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.

    670-850
    Excellent/Good

Why We Chose It

There's a lot to love about the Amex Gold card. It's been a fan favorite during the pandemic because of its fantastic rewards rate on restaurants (that includes takeout and delivery in the U.S.!) and U.S. supermarkets. If you're hitting the skies soon, you'll also earn bonus points on travel. Paired with up to $120 in Uber Cash (for U.S. Uber rides or Uber Eats orders) and up to $120 in annual dining statement credits at eligible partners, there's no reason that the foodie shouldn't add this card to their wallet. Enrollment required.

Pros

  • 4x on dining at restaurants and U.S. supermarkets (on the first $25,000 in purchases per calendar year; then 1x)
  • 3x on flights booked directly with the airline or with Amex Travel
  • Welcome bonus of 60,000 points after spending $4,000 in the first six months

Cons

  • Weak on travel outside of flights and everyday spending bonus categories
  • Not as useful for those living outside the U.S.
  • Some may have trouble using Uber/food credits
  • Few travel perks and protections
  • Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $4,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 6 months of Card Membership.
  • Earn 4X Membership Rewards® Points at Restaurants, plus takeout and delivery in the U.S., and earn 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per calendar year in purchases, then 1X).
  • Earn 3X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or on amextravel.com.
  • $120 Uber Cash on Gold: Add your Gold Card to your Uber account and each month automatically get $10 in Uber Cash for Uber Eats orders or Uber rides in the U.S., totaling up to $120 per year.
  • $120 Dining Credit: Satisfy your cravings and earn up to $10 in statement credits monthly when you pay with the American Express® Gold Card at Grubhub, The Cheesecake Factory, Goldbelly, Wine.com, Milk Bar and select Shake Shack locations. Enrollment required.
  • Choose the color that suits your style. Gold or Rose Gold.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • Annual Fee is $250.
  • Terms Apply.
  • See Rates & Fees