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American Express AeroplanPlus Cards now come with an improved bonus offering for new Cardmembers. American Express® AeroplanPlus®* Reserve Card  has added a $200 Air Canada eGift Card (with $6,000 spend in 6 months) to their 50,000 miles in welcome bonus (with $3,000 spend in 3 months) and American Express® AeroplanPlus®* Platinum Card comes with a $150 Air Canada eGift Card (with $6,000 spend in 6 months) in addition to 40,000 miles as welcome bonus (with $3,000 spend in 3 months).

I am always excited to see increased spending incentives for card members, and this is definitely a compelling offer to add the AeroplanPlus cards to a wallet. Let’s look at the card benefits in detail;

American Express® AeroplanPlus®* Reserve Card Apply Now

 

American Express AeroplanPlus

  • Annual Fee: $899
  • Welcome Bonus: 50,000 Aeroplan miles (with $3,000 spend in 3 months) AND a $200 Air Canada eGift Card (with $6,000 spend in 6 months)
  • Key Benefits:
    • $200 Annual Travel Credit for any flights, car rentals, hotels charged to the Card when booked through American Express Travel Services
    • Annual Partner Ticket for a short-haul or long-haul roundtrip (Fixed Mileage Flight Reward, up to 25,000 Aeroplan Miles)
    • Unlimited access to the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounges where available, and Priority Pass lounges
    • Complimentary first checked bag on flights operated by Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge and under the Air Canada Express banner (max. 5 bags annually)
    • Complimentary valet service and 15% discount on parking rates at YYZ
    • Access Pearson Priority security lane at Terminals 1 and 3 at YYZ
  • Earning Rate:
    • 1.25 Aeroplan miles for evey $1 charged to the Card
    • 2 Aeroplan miles every $1 of eligible Air Canada purchases
  • Other Benefits:
    • Comprehensive Travel and shopping Insurance coverage
    • Complimentary Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Membership

Detailed list of benefits and perks of the card are listed here

 

American Express® AeroplanPlus®* Platinum Card Apply Now

American Express AeroplanPlus

  • Annual Fee: $499
  • Welcome Bonus: 40,000 Aeroplan miles (with $3,000 spend in 3 months) AND a $150 Air Canada eGift Card (with $6,000 spend in 6 months)
  • Key Benefits:
    • Annual Partner Ticket for a short-haul roundtrip (Fixed Mileage Flight Reward, up to 15,000 Aeroplan Miles)
    • Unlimited access to the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounges where available, and Priority Pass lounges.
    • Complimentary valet service and 15% discount on parking rates at YYZ
    • Access Pearson Priority security lane at Terminals 1 and 3 at YYZ
  • Earning Rate:
    • 1.25 Aeroplan miles for every $1 charged to the Card, upto $25,000
    • Accelerate to 1.5 Aeroplan miles for every $1 charged to the Card, above $25,000 annually
  • Other Benefits:
    • Comprehensive Travel and shopping Insurance coverage

Detailed list of benefits and perks of the card are listed here

TAKE AWAY

It’s not often that credit cards introduce an enhanced welcome bonus opportunity without devaluing other benefits. The Amex AeroplanPlus®* Cards (Platinum and Reserve) have not only improved the value of having the card in wallet, they continue to be one of the fastest Aeroplan earning cards in Canada with some of the best travel perks a frequent flyer can expect.

What do you make of the new offer, enough to convince high spending clientele?