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Annual Fee
Extra Card Fee
Card Type
Cash Advance
Personal Income
Household Income
Canadian resident who has reached the provincial age of majority.
Extended Warranty 1 year
Purchase Protection 90 days
Travel Accident $500,000
Flight Delay $500
Baggage Delay $500
Lost or Stolen Baggage $500
Hotel Burglary $500
Rental Car Theft & Damage Yes

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First keep in mind that the Aeroplan program will be undergoing major changes in 2020 which could impact reward value. Full details here.

There's still plenty of value to be had with Aeroplan until then, and likely afterwards as well.

The American Express AeroplanPlus Gold card allows you to earn Aeroplan Miles everywhere you shop. Cardholders earn 1 Aeroplan Mile for every dollar spent, however, If you spend more than $10,000 annually, you will earn 1.25 Aeroplan Miles for every $1 spent.

Amex AeroplanPlus card are the only way to earn more than 1 mile per dollar spent on all everyday purchases.

The AeroplanPlus Gold card from Amex also has a big sign up bonus*. If you spend $1,500 without your first 3 months you will earn up to 15,000 miles - around a $375 value when redeemed for flights. That alone makes the annual fee a little easier to bear.

Another feature that makes the annual fee easier to stomach is the fact that you can get 2 free additional cards for no additional fee. Most premium cards with an annual fee, also make you pay an annual fee for secondary cards - that's $100 worth in savings and increased rewards from family members adding in their spending.

There are also 8 different types of insurance that come standard with this card, which makes shopping and traveling worry free. Feel free to check out the "Insurance Coverage" tab above to find out all the insurance details.

Finally, the biggest criticism against Amex is that they’re not accepted everywhere. One simple strategy? Pair it up with a no fee Mastercard or Visa.

If you want an American Express Aeroplan card with a lower fee you could always check out the American Express AeroplanPlus card, but if your annual spend is on the higher side and a higher annual fee isn't a deal breaker, this card could be right for you.

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The creditcardGenius algorithm calculates an estimated dollar value for all rewards and bonuses by using a typical point value a person can realistically achieve by redeeming their rewards in a reasonably optimized way. The "Welcome Bonus" is the dollar value obtained by combining all one-time bonuses available to new cardholders within the first year. To qualify for the full bonus you may need to make purchases, meet minimum spending requirements, or complete special actions. Terms and conditions apply.

* Conditions apply.

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