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- No foreign currency transaction fees – a savings of 2.5% on purchases made in other currencies1.
- Earn 5x the Scotia Rewards on groceries, entertainment, and dining2,4.
- Earn 3x the Scotia Rewards on gas, daily transit and select streaming services4.
- 25,000 bonus points, worth $250 in travel, when you spend $1,000 in the first 3 months. Get another 5,000 bonus points when you spend $10,000 in the first year3.
- Enjoy the most bonus spending categories of any Canadian credit card4.
- Experience fully flexible Scotia Rewards that are easy to understand and redeem5.
- Redeem your Scotia Rewards for ANY travel purchase from ANY travel provider, no travel restrictions5,6.
- Travel without worry thanks to 9 types of travel insurance coverage included7.
- Benefit from rare trip cancellation and trip interruption coverage with high $1,500 caps7.
- Travel longer with extended emergency medical coverage on trips up to 25 days7.
- Your purchases are protected automatically against loss, theft, and damage for 90 days7.
- Your purchases get an extended warranty that doubles the manufacturer's warranty up to 1 extra year7.
- Get the higher rewards potential of an Amex combined with in-person access to Scotiabank branches4.
- Take advantage of the Scotia Rewards Travel Service, a full service travel agency offered through the card, if you need help booking your travel6.
- $120 annual fee, 19.99% on purchases and 22.99% on cash advances8.
† Cash advances include balance transfers, Scotia® Credit Card Cheques and cash-like transactions.
1We will not charge you Foreign Transaction Fees on foreign currency transactions, including purchases, only the exchange rate applies. The term “Foreign Transaction Fees” is a substitute for “Foreign Currency Conversion” as described in the Disclosure Statement you received with your Card. This fee relates to the 2.5% mark-up that is typically charged by credit card issuers in addition to the exchange rate. See the Foreign Currency Conversion section of the Disclosure Statement for this Card for full details. Rates and fees are subject to change.
2 Conditions apply. All rewards earnings are subject to the terms and conditions of the Scotia Rewards program. All bonus offers are subject to change. Visit the Scotiabank Gold American Express® card site for full details about the Card. Remember to carefully review the Application Disclosure Statement on this page for full details about rates and fees that apply to the Card before you apply.
3 For a limited time, open a new Scotiabank Gold American Express® credit card account (the “Account”) and earn a one-time 25,000 Scotia Rewards point bonus with your first $1,000 in eligible everyday purchases made within the first 3 months from the Account open date. Plus, earn an additional one-time 5,000 Scotia Rewards point bonus when you spend at least $10,000 in eligible everyday purchases in your first year (12-months). Each bonus offer is referred to as a “Bonus Offer” or collectively the “Bonus Offers”. Bonus Offers apply to new Accounts opened by December 30, 2019.
Bonus Offer Eligibility and Exclusions:
The following individuals are not eligible for the Bonus Offers: Current primary or secondary cardholders of a Scotiabank retail credit card, including those that switch from an existing Scotiabank retail credit card Previous primary or secondary cardholders of a Scotiabank retail credit card in the past 2 years Employees of Scotiabank Subject to the above exclusions, Scotiabank small business credit card holders are eligible for the Bonus Offers. Bonus Offers may be changed, cancelled or extended at any time and cannot be combined with any other offers except as otherwise permitted. Bonus Offer Conditions: To be eligible for the 25,000 bonus Scotia Rewards points Bonus Offer you must: Have at least $1,000 in eligible purchases posted to your new Account in the first 3 months from the Account open date. Bonus Scotia Rewards points will be credited to the primary cardholder’s Scotia Rewards account within 5 to 10 business days after the first 3 months has passed, provided the Account is open and in good standing at time of payout. To be eligible for the 5,000 bonus Scotia Rewards points Bonus Offer you must: Have at least $10,000 in eligible purchases in your first year (12-months) on the Account (annual period starts from the Account open date). Bonus Scotia Rewards points will be credited to the primary cardholder’s Scotia Rewards account within two statement cycles after meeting the $10,000 annual spend on the Account, provided the Account is open and in good standing at the time of payout. “Eligible purchases” include purchases (less any refunds, returns or other similar credits) and do not include payments, cash advances (including balance transfers, Scotia® Credit Card Cheques or cash-like transactions), interest, fees or other charges. The Account is considered in good standing if it is not delinquent (past due) or over limit and the cardholder(s) is not in breach of the Revolving Credit Agreement that applies to the Account.
4 You will earn the accelerated Scotia Rewards points (5X or 3X as applicable) under the Scotia Rewards Program (the “Program”) if you make purchases in Canadian currency only. For purchases that are made in foreign currency, you will only earn 1 Scotia Rewards point for every $1 charged to the Scotiabank American Express® credit card (the “Account”) once that foreign currency has been converted into Canadian dollars. Scotia Rewards points are awarded for purchases charged to Account. Scotia Rewards points earn rate: The ﬁrst accelerated earn rate is 5 Scotia Reward points (as applicable) per $1 charged to the Account for purchases in Canadian currency at merchant locations classiﬁed as Groceries, Dining and Entertainment. The second accelerated earn rate is 3 Scotia Reward points (as applicable) per $1 charged to the Account for purchases in Canadian currency at merchant locations classiﬁed as Gas, Daily Transit and Select Streaming Services. The regular earn rate is 1 Scotia Reward point per $1 for all other purchases charged to the account. Merchants qualifying for the accelerated earn rate: The accelerated earn rates applies to purchases made at American Express® merchants in the Grocery Stores and Supermarkets (Merchant Code: 5411), Dining including Eating Places and Restaurants, Drinking Places, and Fast Food Restaurants, and Delivery of Food as a primary business. (Merchant Code: 5812, 5813, 5814, 5824, 5967 and 7311). Entertainment including Motion Picture Theaters, Theatrical Producers and Ticket Agencies, Bands, Orchestras and Miscellaneous Entertainers (Merchant Code: 7832, 7922, 7929) and 3x points for Gas including Gas Service Stations (with or without Ancillary Services) and Automated Fuel Dispensers (Merchant Code: 5541 and 5542). Daily Transit including Local and Suburban Commuter Passenger Transportation, including Ferries, Passenger Railways, Taxicabs and Limousines, Bus Lines, Transportation Services (Not elsewhere Classiﬁed) (Merchant Code: 4121, 4111, 4112, 4131, 4784, 4789). Select Streaming Services including (4899, 5967, 5969, 7399) and whose primary business and related services as identiﬁed by Scotiabank are eligible streaming services (excluding gaming). Eligible streaming service merchants are subject to change. Some merchants may sell these products/services or are separate merchants who are located on the premises of these merchants, but are classiﬁed by American Express® in another manner, in which case this added beneﬁt would not apply. Spend threshold for the accelerated earn rate: The first and second accelerated earn rate applies to the ﬁrst $50,000 in purchases annually on the Account, at merchants qualifying for the accelerated earn rate, which will be calculated from January 1st to December 31st each year. Once you exceed this threshold, you will continue earning points at the regular earn rate of 1 point per $1 in purchases. Eligibility: Cash advances (including Balance Transfers, Scotia Credit Card Cheques and Cash-Like Transactions), interest, fees or other charges, card payments and returns, refunds or other similar credits do not earn Scotia Rewards points. Scotia Rewards points will not be posted to an Account that is not in good standing when purchases are made or when a statement is issued, or to an Account that is not open when the statement is issued.
5 You can purchase eligible travel or related travel expenses at a travel provider other than the Scotia Rewards Travel Service (e.g., other travel agencies, tour operators and online travel websites) (the “Other Travel Suppliers”). These types of purchases at Other Travel Suppliers are called “Post Purchase Travel Redemptions”.Scotia Rewards points are redeemable for Post Purchase Travel Redemptions made through your Program Card. To redeem Scotia Rewards points for a Post Purchase Travel Redemption at Other Travel Suppliers, the purchase must first appear (post) on the Program Card Account. Scotia Rewards Cardmembers can then redeem points towards the amount of the Post Purchase Travel Redemption charged to the Program Account through scotiarewards.com or by calling 1-800-665-2582.The Post Purchase Travel Redemption must be charged on your Program Card Account and recognized by our systems with the Merchant Category Codes or identifiers: airlines & air carriers – 4511; airports, flying fields, and airport terminals – 4582; lodgings, hotels, motels and resorts – 7011; trailer parks and campgrounds – 7033; passenger railways – 4112; bus lines – 4131; steamship and cruise lines – 4411; travel agencies and tour operators – 4722; automobile rental agency – 7512; motor home and recreational vehicle rentals – 7519. These Merchant codes/identifiers and categories are subject to change. The Post Purchase Travel Redemption can include related taxes, booking fees, airport fees and travel insurance premiums. You must redeem Scotia Rewards points within 12 months from the date when the Post Purchase Travel Redemption is posted to the Program Card Account (the posting date). It may take up to two statement periods for the points redeemed towards a Post Purchase Travel Redemption to appear as a credit on your Program Card Account. Points redeemed cannot be reversed once posted to the Account. To redeem Scotia Rewards Points towards your Post Purchase Travel Redemption, the Program Card Account must be open and in good standing.The value of the points redeemed cannot exceed the amount of the Post Purchase Travel Redemption charged to your Program Card Account. The minimum point redemption is 5,000 points (5,000 points is equivalent to $50 in travel savings) each time a redemption towards a Post Purchase Travel Redemption is made.
6 Scotia Rewards Travel Service and Travel Booking Site provided by a duly licensed 3rd party travel agent HRG (Hogg Robinson Group).
7 Insurance coverage is underwritten by American Bankers Insurance Company of Florida (ABIC) and/or American Bankers Life Assurance Company of Florida (ABLAC). Travel Emergency Medical Insurance is underwritten by ABLAC, except for travel in Cuba which is underwritten by Zurich Insurance Company Ltd. Price Protection Service is a service provided by ABIC. The Bank of Nova Scotia is not an insurer. All claims for insurance indemnities must be forwarded to the respective insurers. Details of the coverage, including definitions, benefits, limitations, and exclusions are in the Certificate of Insurance provided with the card. Read the Certificate of Insurance then keep it in a safe place with your other valuable documents, and take it with you when you travel.
8 For current rates and information on fees and interest cost, call 1-888-882-8958. Interest rates, annual fees and features are subject to change without notice. Learn more about credit card fees and interest rates.
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I’ve just been approved for the Scotiabank Gold American Express® card. When will I get the Amazon e-Gift card?
As per the Terms and Conditions, please allow up to 12 weeks for us to process your gift card after approval confirmation.
I didn't realize that my Amazon gift card could take up to 12 weeks to arrive – is there a way that you can put a rush on my e-Gift card?
We'll do our best to send your gift card as soon as we have confirmation of your approval, although this process could take up to 12 weeks. Thank you for your patience.
Will I be getting my Amazon e-Gift card through the mail, or online?
A notice about Amazon e-gift cards will be emailed to approved participants at the email address provided. You should have received a confirmation email right after you claimed your gift card from this offers page. Please make sure you confirm your email so we know we have the correct email address. To resend your confirmation email, login here and use the "click here" link, see below:
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I just want to make sure that I followed the correct steps to receive the Amazon e-Gift card. Can you confirm that I will be getting my card?
If you have followed these 4 steps, and you’re approved for the Scotiabank Gold American Express® card, your gift card will be on the way.
- Create your creditcardGenius account: click the "I Want This Deal" button, enter your full name, email address, and password to create your secure creditcardGenius account.
- Apply online: click our Apply button to continue to Scotiabank's secure website to complete your credit card application. If you were already logged in, you will have been taken to the application immediately without having to click an Apply button.
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- Get your gift card: if your Scotiabank Gold American Express® Card application is completed and approved, creditcardGenius will email you with instructions on claiming your $100 Amazon.ca e-Gift card within 12 weeks of receiving your new credit card.
I was approved for the Scotiabank Gold American Express® card, but I used a different link than the one from this offers page to apply for the card by accident. Will I still be getting my Amazon e-Gift card?
Unfortunately, no. The only way you can qualify for the gift card is by using the link provided on this offers page.
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