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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

A reminder to get on the waitlist for the new American Express® Aeroplan®* Cards to score extra Aeroplan points

This post was sponsored by Amex Bank of Canada. The views and opinions expressed in this blog, however, are my own. American Express is not responsible for maintaining or monitoring the accuracy of information on this website.

Back on August 26 we brought you the details of the new suite of American Express Aeroplan Cards and we wanted to remind you of the waitlist offer they have for their new cards. In case you missed our original post or just skimmed over it you may have missed the news that you can earn an extra bonus on top of the welcome bonus that will be offered on the cards by joining their waitlist. The Waitlist Offer is simple - you provide your email address and then you will be sent a special code once the cards are available.  The offer you'll receive will be as follows (remember this is over and above whatever the new welcome bonus will be)

The Waitlist Offer is valid for eligible applications received by American Express by December 31, 2020 through the link and RSVP code provided in the waitlist email that you will receive once you sign up.
  • To qualify for a waitlist bonus of 10,000 Aeroplan points, prospect must apply and be approved for the American Express®  Aeroplan® * Reserve Card or the American Express®  Aeroplan® * Business Reserve Card
  • To qualify for a waitlist bonus of 5,000 Aeroplan points, prospect must apply and be approved for the American Express®  Aeroplan® * Card
Amex's Email sign up page
 

On top of this, if you currently hold an American Express® AeroplanPlus®* Platinum or American Express® AeroplanPlus®* Reserve Card, your Card will be changing to the NEW American Express® Aeroplan®* Reserve Card and you will receive an exclusive offer in the first year which includes 1,000 Bonus Aeroplan points for every $1,000 in purchases, up to 10,000 points, 2X the points on eligible grocery purchases, up to $5,000, and a $100 credit towards the annual fee for the Card.

Here's a quick review of the details of the two new American Express Aeroplan consumer cards:


 The NEW American Express® Aeroplan®* Reserve Card, made from precision-cut and engraved 13 g metal, will offer the following:

  • Earn 3x the points on eligible purchases made directly with Air Canada® * and Air Canada Vacations®*, Earn 2x the points on eligible Dining and Food Delivery purchases in Canada, Earn 1x the points on everything else
  • Exclusive Benefits at Toronto Pearson International Airport: Expedited security lane, complimentary valet, save on parking, save on car care
  • Priority Airport services such as Air Canada Priority Check-In, Priority Boarding, and Priority Baggage Handling and more
  • Enjoy complimentary access to Maple Leaf LoungesTM* and Air Canada Cafes in North America for you and a guest
  • Earn 1,000 Status Qualifying Miles and 1 Status Qualifying Segment for every $5,000 in eligible net purchases charged to your Card. You can also rollover unused Status Qualifying Miles to qualify for Air Canada status the following year
  • Receive one Annual Worldwide Companion Pass when you spend $25,000 in net purchases prior to your Card anniversary date. Your Pass entitles you to buy an accompanying Air Canada economy class ticket for a companion at a fixed base fare from $99 to a maximum of $599 CAD (plus taxes, fees, charges, and surcharges)
  • Enjoy a free first checked bag, up to 23kg/50lb for up to 8 people travelling on the same reservation on Air Canada Flights
  • Earn Aeroplan Points faster with Additional Cards ($199 for each Additional Aeroplan®  Reserve Card to enjoy some of the Air Canada travel benefits that the Basic Cardmember receives, $0 for each Additional Aeroplan®  Reserve No Fee Card to earn points faster)

The Reserve card benefits and details don't end there - stay tuned for more exciting news coming to your American Express Aeroplan Reserve Card soon.

 The NEW American Express® Aeroplan®* Card, created using 70% reclaimed plastic as part of American Express' commitment to sustainability, will offer the following:

  • Earn 2x the points on eligible purchases made directly with Air Canada® * and Air Canada vacations® *, earn 1.5x the points on eligible Dining and Food Delivery purchases in Canada, Earn 1x the points on everything else
  • No pre-set spending limit on purchases giving cardmembers flexibility when spending
  • Enjoy a free first checked bag, up to 23kg/50lb for up to 8 people travelling on the same reservation on Air Canada Flights
  • Earn 1,000 Status Qualifying Miles and 1 Status Qualifying Segment for every $10,000 in eligible net purchases charged to your Card
  • Earn Aeroplan Points faster with Additional Cards ($50 for each Additional Aeroplan® * Card to enjoy some of the Air Canada travel benefits that the Basic Cardmember receives, $0 for each Additional Aeroplan® * No Fee Card)

The entire suite of cards also get Access to Entertainment and more through American Express® Experiences:

  • Enjoy a variety of special offers and events in music, sports, entertainment, dining, retail and more created for Cardmembers

  • Front Of The Line® : access presale and reserved tickets to virtual buzzworthy concerts, drive-in events and other experiences

The American Express® Aeroplan® * Business Reserve Card will also be available (Annual fee $599) and is eligible for the Waitlist Program. The Card also offers a suite of business expense management tools and resources to help business owners stay on track.

Now we just have to wait to see what the actual welcome offers will be but no matter what they will be if you have any inclination of getting one of these new American Express cards you need to get on the waitlist for those extra points. I mean why wouldn't you? You'd be throwing away 5,000 to 10,000 Aeroplan points which at Rewards Canada's current valuation of those points is no less than $60 to $120 in value and in many cases they'd be worth even more than that. My recommendation is that you sign up for the waitlist right now so that you don't forget in the future. This is the same mantra I have always used for registering for flight or hotel bonus offers before you know any of your travel plans. Register for it right away and that you don't have to worry about later and potentially miss out on that bonus if you forget about the offer at that later date. So do the same here - get your name on that list now and then if you apply and are approved for one of the cards between November 8 and December 31 you are golden as you'll get that waitlist bonus. 


Learn more about the new American Express Aeroplan cards here.

 For some background here are our past articles on the new Aeroplan program:



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