Tuesday, September 3, 2013

American Express Gold Rewards Card - Sign up bonus increased to 25,000 Points!

Canada's Top Hybrid Travel Rewards Card according to our rankings for three years in a row and honestly one of the best cards overall in Canada now comes with a larger sign up bonus. There were numerous times I bugged American Express to increase the bonus on the American Express Gold Rewards card and they didn't budge on the original 15,000 Welcome Point bonus until recently when they introduced the 20,000 Point bonus when a 'friend' referred you to the card. Well as of today, the new sign up bonus trumps both those offers and is now 25,000 Welcome Points. What does that equate to? Well a $250 credit towards any travel via the Membership Rewards TripFlex feature or an Aeroplan Classic Flight award in North America or two round trips between Toronto and New York if you convert those points to British Airways Avios (well you really only need 18,000 points for that).  For more details on this offer or to apply for the card please visit amex.ca

Here are more details on the card:

• Earn a Welcome Bonus of  25,000 Membership Rewards® points - our HIGHEST Gold Rewards Card offer - just by making $500 in purchases in the first three months of Cardmembership.
• No Annual Fee for the first year; $150 Annual Fee thereafter*
• That's enough for a round trip flight to almost anywhere in North America
• Transfer your points to frequent flyer programs, or 1:1 to Aeroplan®* and Avios
• Earn double points on eligible travel and everyday purchases
• Charge any travel to your Card then pay for it with points
• 1 Free Supplementary Gold Rewards Card (a $50 value*) to help you earn points faster
• American Express is not responsible for maintaining or monitoring the accuracy of information on this website. For full details and current product information click the Apply now  link.
• *As a Charge Card, the balance must always be paid in full each month. 30% annual interest rate applies to balances not paid in full.

Conditions apply


  1. Thanks Patrick
    I guess this is the BIG news today!!

    Is 25K by referral only, or open to public? (e.g. it says 25K on people's referral links, but leads to 404 errors..while yours work great!)

    Now I need to cancel my Gold and re-apply then!!

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  3. Is there an expiry date on this offer or will 25k be the new normal sign up bonus?

  4. Does the referral bonus still apply?

    1. Yes and the referral bonus has been increased to 25,000 as well.