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Racking up AIR MILES® Reward Miles just got easier with the newly refreshed American Express AIR MILES Platinum Credit Card

The refreshed Card offers an exciting new Annual Travel Redemption Benefit and lets Cardmembers earn more Miles on eligible food, drink, gas and transit purchases.

TORONTO, Nov. 4, 2019 /CNW/ - Today, American Express and the AIR MILES Reward Program officially launched the newly enhanced American Express AIR MILES Platinum Credit Card. New and existing Cardmembers can now take advantage of a new Annual Travel Redemption Benefit and a better earn rate that will reward them with more Miles on eligible food, drink, gas and transit purchases.

"As we look to expand the value we offer, we are excited to innovate with existing partners to bring new ways to reward Collectors every day," said Blair Cameron, President, AIR MILES Canada. "We are thrilled that together with American Express, we are launching a Card that provides improved benefits, a fast path to rewards and the opportunity to get more back from everyday purchases."

The refreshed American Express AIR MILES Platinum Credit Card allows Cardmembers to earn more on daily purchases, including: 

  • 1 Mile for every $5 in Card purchases, up to $30,000 annually, on eligible food and drinks (including stand-alone grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops) and eligible gas and transit (including local commuter transportation, ridesharing services and taxis) in Canada
  • 1 Mile for every $10 in Card purchases everywhere else

Annual Travel Redemption Benefit – Once per calendar year, when an eligible Cardmember uses Dream Miles with the AIR MILES Reward Program to book their first single flight or package vacation through or, they can get Bonus Miles equivalent to 25% of the net number of Miles used (up to a maximum of 750 Bonus Miles)

"We want our Cardmembers to get the most out of their day-to-day purchases, whether they're paying for groceries for the family or commuting to work," said Megan McKee, Vice President & General Manager of Consumer Cards at American Express Canada. "This refreshed Card allows them to maximize their Miles earning potential and turn their daily cup of coffee into their next family getaway."

New Cardmembers who apply by January 20, 2020 are also being offered the opportunity to earn up to 3,500 AIR MILES Bonus Miles:

  • 1,700 Bonus Miles can be earned when a total of $1,500 in purchases is charged to the Card in the first 3 months of Cardmembership
  • Up to 1,800 Bonus Miles can be earned in the first 6 monthly billing periods – that's on top of the Miles Cardmembers can earn when they regularly use their Card! New American Express AIR MILES Platinum Credit Cardmembers can earn 150 Bonus Miles for every $500 they spend in purchases on their Card in each monthly billing period, up to a maximum of 300 Bonus Miles for each monthly billing period

For more information about the refreshed American Express AIR MILES Platinum Credit Card and for full terms and conditions of the benefits referenced in this release, visit:


The AIR MILES Reward Program is Canada's most recognized loyalty program, with nearly 11 million active Collector Accounts, representing approximately two-thirds of all Canadian households. AIR MILES Collectors get Miles at more than 300+ leading Canadian, global and online brands and at thousands of retail and service locations across the country.

It is the only loyalty program of its kind to give Collectors the flexibility and choice to use Miles on aspirational Rewards, such as Merchandise, Travel, Events or Attractions, or instantly, in-store or online, through AIR MILES Cash at participating Partner locations.

For more information, visit

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SOURCE American Express Canada

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