Earn Bonus Points On Air Canada With Amex Offers (Targeted)

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For those of you not familiar with Amex Offers, it’s a program available through most American Express cards, where different cards are eligible for different savings and bonus offers. In many cases the offers can be huge, and more than offset the annual fee on a card.

To view Amex Offers, go to the bottom of the account summary page of any American Express card, where you’ll see all the offers you’re eligible for. These offers come in different forms, including discounts and even in some cases bonus points.

Earn 15K Bonus Points With Air Canada

At the moment there’s a great new targeted offer on airfare. Specifically, there’s an Amex Offer for 15,000 bonus Membership Rewards points when you spend $750+ in one or more transactions with Air Canada by December 18, 2019.

In order to be eligible, you need to book on Air Canada’s US website or through the Air Canada app, and your travel needs to be charged in USD.

The promotion excludes gift cards, e-gift cards, group bookings, hotels, car rentals, and Air Canada Vacations packages. It’s also not valid for purchases through Air Canada Cargo, Air Canada Jetz, partner sites, agents, affiliates, and third parties that link to/from aircanada.com.

This promotion is targeted. It’s not as widely targeted as some offers (sometimes I see offers on almost all of my cards), but rather in this case I just see it on just a couple of my cards. The best case scenario is that you see the offer on The Platinum Card® from American Express, since the card offers 5x points on airfare purchases.

There seem to be a few versions of the offer out there, including:

  • 15,000 bonus Membership Rewards points when you spend $750+
  • 20,000 bonus Membership Rewards points when you spend $1,000+
  • $150 statement credit when you spend $750+
  • $200 statement credit when you spend $1,000+

Personally I think the deals for bonus points are much better. That’s because I value Membership Rewards points at 1.7 cents each, so you get 70% more value that way than through the statement credit version of the offer.

So if you spent $750 with the Amex Platinum Card on an eligible purchase you’d earn a total of 18,750 Membership Rewards points, which is pretty incredible.

This is a great way to earn bonus points for Air Canada flights

Bottom Line

If you’re planning on booking an Air Canada revenue ticket anytime soon, this is a great opportunity to earn bonus points on a ticket.

This deal is best if you get the offer on The Platinum Card® from American Express, since you can earn 5x points on airfare purchased directly with airlines on that card.

If you were targeted, do you plan on taking advantage of this Amex Offer?

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Comments
  1. Thank you, Lucky, for sharing this. The wife and I are planning a trip to Vancouver for Xmas. This deal was right on time. I found two decently priced round trip tickets from LA.

  2. 20k bonus for $1000 in spend on my personal Platinum. I also saw a new Bonvoy offer for $60 off of a $300 booking.

    For those who have taken advantage of the airline bonuses previously, am I correct in thinking that I only need to have the spend post before the end of the year, and the travel could take place next year? I don’t think Amex particularly cares when the flights take place.

  3. Not available to Canadian AMEX card holders.
    AMEX Offers in Canada are pretty much useless.
    AMEX card benefits are pitiful compared to US issued AMEX cards.

  4. The only thing good about a Canadian Gold Rewards card is that for travel we get 2 points per $1 Cdn peso. (Or about 2.6 points per USD). That of course sucks compared with 5 points per USD for US cards).

  5. Rec’d offer for 15,000 Aeroplan for $750+ spend on my personal Plat. Question: Does anyone know if you can pay for award fuel surcharges on an Aeroplan award ticket with a AirCanada eGift card? I can’t see anything in the T&C. Thanks, -Rick

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