If you didn’t already know, I have a man crush on American Express and their Membership Rewards because of the extreme flexibility they offer for transfer partners.
Currently you can transfer to the following partners with the following ratios:
- Air Canada Aeroplan at a 1 to 1 ratio
- British Airways Avios at a 1 to 1 ratio
- Cathay Pacific’s Asia Miles at a 1 to 0.75 a ratio
- Alitalia’s MilleMiglia Miles at a 1 to a 0.75 ratio
- Delta’s Skymiles at a 1 to 0.75 ratio
- Etihad Guest Miles at a 1 to 0.75 ratio
You also have bonus categories with this card, which is exceedingly rare in Canada. For every dollar spent in the bonus categories, you receive 2 MRs (rather than the standard 1 MR). The following categories are eligible:
- Gas station purchases (including items purchased in the convenience section of the gas station)
- Grocery purchases
- Drugstore purchases
- Eligible travel purchases including flights, hotels, car rentals, cruises, etc.
For the full overview of benefits, refer to my review of the American Express Personal Gold Card.
New Even Better Offer
Normally this card is offered with a bonus of 25,000 Membership Rewards points with the First Year Free so you don’t pay the annual fee of $120. All that is required is that you meet the minimum spend requirement of $1,500 in the first 3 months of having the card. That in itself is a great deal but now the deal just got that much sweeter.
Now, you get the same deal but if you add a supplementary card for someone else, you get an additional 5,000 Membership Rewards points.
The best part? The supplementary card is FREE!!!
So with this offer, you get 30,000 Membership Rewards points for FREE! In my humble opinion, tt’s the best credit card offer in Canada at the moment.
I haven’t seen American Express in the 5 years I have been a member so if you were on the fence about the Personal Gold Card, I would jump all over this offer!
The deal is only available through a referral link as the deal from the website only offers 25,000 Membership Rewards (no bonus 5,000 points with a supplementary card).
If you find this blog handy, I would very much appreciate if you used my referral link below as it helps keep the blog running.
Be sure to navigate to the Personal Gold Card to get the offer (it’s in the top right hand of the page).
H/T to Ricky Zhang from Prince of Travel