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Get to Know Amex Membership Rewards — the Award-Winning Travel Rewards Currency

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The flexibility, value, and convenience of the American Express Membership Rewards® Program enables Cardmembers to reward themselves however they want to be rewarded.

Canadians in the know all know one thing: when it comes to getting rewarded for everyday purchases, the American Express Membership Rewards Program is the way to go. Earning points is easy, and anyone with one of several American Express Cards — including the Platinum Card® from American Express, the American Express Cobalt Card®, the Business Platinum Card® from American Express, and many more — is automatically enrolled in the program and welcomed into a world of flexibility, choice, and value.

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Earn points on your everyday spend

Amex Cardmembers earn points wherever they use their Card, so they accumulate quickly — especially with Cards that let them earn 2x, 3x, or even 5x the points on certain categories. “With a wide selection of Cards that earn Membership Rewards points, Canadians are sure to find the perfect Card that matches their personal spending habits and rewards them on their everyday purchases, wherever they shop with their Card,” says Joe Ryan, Vice-President of Proprietary Products and Marketing, International Card Services at Amex Canada. With interest rates rising and the cost of living sky-high in Canada, getting rewarded on everyday purchases has never been more welcomed and appreciated by Canadians.

With Membership Rewards, it’s all within reach

Membership Rewards brings the things you want within reach, with accelerated earn rates and the choice to reward yourself the way you want to be rewarded. Cardmembers get unparalleled flexibility when it comes to where, how, and when they use their points. From travel enthusiasts to avid shoppers, there’s something for everyone.

“What’s great about Membership Rewards is that Cardmembers can redeem points the way they want — for statement credits; for flights, hotels, or car rentals with American Express Travel; for flights at AirCanada.com; to shop at Amazon.ca or with PayPal; or for merchandise and gift cards, among many other options,” says Ryan. “The options are endless.”

Every point counts with Amex

Amex Cardmembers can Use Points for Purchases to cover almost anything charged to their Card, from a dinner with friends to a family getaway — 1,000 points is $10 in statement credits. “It’s like cashback, but more flexible since you can redeem any time and as often as you’d like,” says Ryan.

Membership Rewards brings the things you want within reach, with accelerated earn rates, and the choice to reward yourself the way you want to be rewarded.

This capability comes in especially handy during the holiday season, making gift shopping convenient and easier on the wallet. Cardmembers can shop wherever they want, and then use points to cover it.

Speaking of the holidays, Amex has also launched a gift guide with a selection of top brand merchandise and gift cards. “We’ve curated a list of top gift ideas in our Membership Rewards Holiday Gift Guide, helping Cardmembers simplify the season by using their points for every gift on their list — all without breaking a sweat or their budget,” says Ryan. With tons of gift ideas at various point redemption levels, don’t forget to browse when shopping this holiday season.

Wherever you’re headed, your points can get you there

If you love to travel, Amex has you covered. Cardmembers can use American Express Travel to book flights, hotel stays, and car rentals with points. Or, they can opt to use points directly at checkout at AirCanada.com. Even more, they can book travel any way they want and Use Points for Purchases to cover it — giving them ultimate flexibility and freedom in planning their dream vacation. For any of those options, 1,000 points is $10 worth of travel — offering simplicity and value all in one.

There’s a reason that the American Express Membership Rewards Program has been ranked as the Best Travel Rewards Points Currency for Canadians by Rewards Canada every year since 2014. Its value, flexibility, and convenience really are second to none. And with its portfolio of Cards that let Cardmembers earn 2x, 3x, or even 5x the Membership Rewards points per dollar spent, racking up points is fast, easy, and effortless.

“In today’s day and age, consumers want loyalty programs that reward them the way they want to be rewarded, while offering high value and ease of use — all of which the Membership Rewards Program offers its Cardmembers,” says Ryan.

You deserve to be rewarded on your everyday purchases. Start earning and redeeming points today with the American Express Membership Rewards Program.

Rewarding You the Way You Want to Be Rewarded

Earning points is easy with Amex’s suite of Cards that can earn up to 5 points per dollar spent. And, the Membership Rewards Program offers ultimate flexibility when it comes to using those points:

Travel
  • Book travel your way, and redeem points for statement credits to cover the cost when you Use Points for Purchases.
  • Book travel with points online through American Express Travel or at AirCanada.com.
1,000 points = $10 worth of travel
Non-Travel
  • Redeem points for merchandise, gift cards, or statement credits to cover virtually anything charged to your Card.
  • Redeem your points at Amazon.ca or at checkout with PayPal.
Non-Travel redemption rates vary by reward

Visit americanexpress.ca/membershiprewards to learn more.

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