New offers on American Express Aeroplan Reserve cards

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Amex Canada has rolled out updated offers for the American Express Aeroplan Reserve cards, both personal and business. With these new offers, new cardmembers can earn up to 90,000 Aeroplan points in welcome bonuses with specific spending requirements across the 13 months of their card membership.

    • American Express® Aeroplan®* Business Reserve Card
      • New cardmembers can earn up to 90,000 Aeroplan points
    • American Express® Aeroplan®* Reserve Card 
      • New cardmembers can earn up to 85,000 Aeroplan points

Let’s take a look at the breakdown of new welcome bonus requirements, along with other features of the Reserve cards;

American Express Aeroplan Business Reserve Card – Apply Now
American Express Aeroplan

American Express Business Reserve Card

    • Card Type: Credit Card
    • Annual Fee: $599
    • Welcome Bonus Offer: Get up to 90,000 Aeroplan points
      • 65,000 Aeroplan points after spending $10,500 in purchases within the first three months of Cardmembership.
      • 25,000 Aeroplan points when you spend $3,500 in purchases in month 13.
    • Earn Rate:
      • 3x the points on eligible purchases made directly with Air Canada®* and Air Canada Vacations®*
      • 2x the points on eligible hotels and car rentals
      • 1.25x the points on everything else
    • Exclusive Benefits at Toronto Pearson International Airport:
      • Access to Pearson Priority Security Lane
      • Complimentary valet service
      • Save 15% on parking rates at the Express Park and Daily Park
      • Save 15% on Car Care Services
    • Air Canada Priority Airport Service Benefits:
      • Air Canada Priority Check-in
      • Air Canada Priority Boarding
      • Air Canada Priority Baggage Handling
    • Lounge Access:
      • Access to more than 1,200 Priority Pass™  airport lounges around the globe.
      • Access to select Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounges™* and Air Canada Café™* in North America with a same-day ticket on a departing Air Canada or Star Alliance®* flight. One Guest is allowed.
  • Additional Benefits:
      • Receive up to CAD 100 in statement credits every four years when a NEXUS application or renewal fee is charged to the Card
      • Earn 1,000 Status Qualifying Miles and 1 Status Qualifying Segment for every $5,000 eligible net purchases charged to the Card. Rollover unused Status Qualifying Miles to qualify for Air Canada status the following year
      • Roll over any unallocated Aeroplan Elite™ Status Qualifying Miles and unused eUpgrade Credits to the next year to enjoy during your travels
      • One Annual Worldwide Companion Pass when you spend $25,000 in net purchases before your Card anniversary date. Buy an accompanying Air Canada economy class ticket for a companion at a fixed base fare from $99 to a maximum of CAD 599 (plus taxes, fees, charges, and surcharges)
      • Free first checked bag, up to 23kg/50lb for up to 9 people travelling on the same reservation on Air Canada flights
      • Earn Aeroplan Points faster with Additional Cards ($199 for each Additional Card to enjoy some of the Air Canada travel benefits that the Basic Cardmember receives, $0 for each Additional Aeroplan®* Reserve No Fee Card to earn points faster)
      • Access to Entertainment and more through American Express® Experiences:
        • Enjoy a variety of special offers and events in music, sports, Entertainment, dining, retail, and more, created for Cardmembers
        • Front Of The Line®: access presale and reserved tickets to buzzworthy virtual concerts, drive-in events and other experiences

Details of the American Express® Aeroplan®* Business Reserve Card can be found here.

American Express Aeroplan Reserve Card – Apply Now
American Express Aeroplan

American Express Reserve Card

    • Card Type: Credit Card
    • Annual Fee: $599
    • Welcome Bonus Offer: Get up to 85,000 Aeroplan points
      • 60,000 Aeroplan points after spending $7,500 in purchases within the first three months of Cardmembership.
      • 25,000 Aeroplan points when you spend $2,500 in purchases in month 13.
    • Earn Rate:
      • 3x on eligible purchases made directly with Air Canada®* and Air Canada Vacations®* when your Welcome Offer ends
      • 2x on eligible Dining and Food Delivery purchases in Canada
      • 1.25x the points on everything else
    • Exclusive Benefits at Toronto Pearson International Airport:
      • Access to Pearson Priority Security Lane
      • Complimentary valet service
      • Save 15% on parking rates at the Express Park and Daily Park
      • Save 15% on Car Care Services
    • Air Canada Priority Airport Service Benefits:
      • Air Canada Priority Check-in
      • Air Canada Priority Boarding
      • Air Canada Priority Baggage Handling
    • Lounge Access:
      • Access to more than 1,200 Priority Pass™  airport lounges around the globe.
      • Access to select Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounges™* and Air Canada Café™* in North America with a same-day ticket on a departing Air Canada or Star Alliance®* flight. One Guest is allowed.
    • Additional Benefits:
      • Receive up to CAD 100 in statement credits every four years when a NEXUS application or renewal fee is charged to the Card
      • Earn 1,000 Status Qualifying Miles and 1 Status Qualifying Segment for every $5,000 eligible net purchases charged to the Card. Rollover unused Status Qualifying Miles to qualify for Air Canada status the following year
      • Roll over any unallocated Aeroplan Elite™ Status Qualifying Miles and unused eUpgrade Credits to the next year to enjoy during your travels
      • One Annual Worldwide Companion Pass when you spend $25,000 in net purchases before your Card anniversary date. Buy an accompanying Air Canada economy class ticket for a companion at a fixed base fare from $99 to a maximum of CAD 599 (plus taxes, fees, charges, and surcharges)
      • Free first checked bag, up to 23kg/50lb for up to 9 people travelling on the same reservation on Air Canada flights
      • Earn Aeroplan Points faster with Additional Cards ($199 for each Additional Card to enjoy some of the Air Canada travel benefits that the Basic Cardmember receives, $0 for each Additional Aeroplan®* Reserve No Fee Card to earn points faster)
      • Access to Entertainment and more through American Express® Experiences:
        • Enjoy a variety of special offers and events in music, sports, Entertainment, dining, retail, and more, created for Cardmembers
        • Front Of The Line®: access presale and reserved tickets to buzzworthy virtual concerts, drive-in events and other experiences

Details of the American Express® Aeroplan®* Reserve Card can be found here.

Take Away

Tax season is upon us, and acquiring American Express Aeroplan Reserve cards may be an excellent way to meet your tax obligations while meeting spending requirements to lock in elevated welcome bonuses and leverage additional travel perks for your summer plans.

Note that Aeroplan has strict terms against repeat welcome bonuses across product types, regardless of the issuer. This means members will be granted one New Card bonus for each type of Aeroplan Credit Card.

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