For a super premium Aeroplan experience, the
Not to mention their large welcome bonuses – 40,000 miles for the Platinum version and 50,000 miles for the Reserve card.
If that sounded tempting, here’s good news for you:
American Express has made the welcome bonuses even better.
Amex AeroplanPlus Platinum & Reserve cards offering an Air Canada eGift Card
On top of the Aeroplan miles you can earn, you can now receive an Air Canada eGift Card, too.
With a typical Aeroplan mile worth 2.5 cents each, you’re looking at a welcome bonus worth over $1,000 for both cards – more than making the annual fee worth it in the first year.
You can give one of these cards a try and see if it’s worth paying the large annual fees every year.
Amex AeroplanPlus Platinum and Reserve card details
Want to know more about these cards?
Here’s a brief overview of what each card offers.
For an annual fee of $499, the
- 1.25 miles per $1 spent on the first 25,000 in spending, and
- 1.5 miles per $1 after that.
To make the annual fee worth it, here’s the list of perks that come with this card:
- unlimited access to Maple Leaf and Priority Pass lounges,
- priority check-in with Air Canada, and
- benefits at Toronto-Pearson airport, including priority security screening.
To top it off, it also comes with a companion voucher. Book an Aeroplan short haul flight Fixed Mileage ticket worth 15,000 miles, and get a 2nd ticket for just the taxes and fees.
For even more benefits, the
First off, the welcome bonus is increased to 50,000 miles, and the eGift Card is worth $200 for the same spend levels.
The earn rates are a little different:
- 1.25 miles per $1 on all purchases, and
- 2 miles per $1 on Air Canada purchases.
It includes all the benefits the Platinum version offers, plus these ones:
- First free checked bag, up to 5 bags annually, and
- A $200 annual travel credit
The companion ticket is also better. With this card, you can redeem for an Aeroplan long haul flight worth 25,000 miles, and get the 2nd ticket for just the taxes and fees.
Ends October 25th.
What are your thoughts on these new offers?
Are the annual fees still too much to overcome?
Let us know in the comments below.