Most of Canada’s premium and high end cards have great benefits beyond earning points and providing extensive insurance packages. One type of benefit that many of the cards touch upon is dining and a card that has put a lot of focus into dining recently is The Platinum Card from American Express.
They have partnered with a host of amazing restaurants across Canada that when you dine at participating locations you’ll typically get a nice little bonus on top of your meal. It could be a glass of wine or champagne, an amuse-bouche or even a dessert. As long as you reserve via the Platinum Concierge you’ll receive the benefit as outlined in the Amex Platinum Dining Program Guide.
What’s even better is that until the end of September, not only will you get the dining amenity at any of the Platinum Dining Programs restaurants, you’ll also get 1 additional Membership Rewards point per dollar spent at these restaurants. That’s means you’ll be earning 2.25 Membership Rewards points in total for every dollar spent. That equates to a 2.25% return if you redeem for travel via points for purchases or if you convert to Aeroplan or British Airways you’re looking at a minimum of a 3.3% return but more than likely closer to a 4 to 4.5% return. AND you get your dining amenity. (Hopefully you can get my intonation there)
Remember to take advantage of the benefits of the Platinum Dining Program you must make reservations for the restaurant(s) of your choice via the Platinum Concierge.
A snippet of the terms from the email:
You can earn 1 Membership Rewards point (“point”), in addition to your
standard earn rate of 1.25 points for every $1 spent on eligible
purchases made between July 10, 2017 and September 30, 2017
at restaurants participating in the Taste from
Platinum Dining Program. An eligible purchase is any purchase over $1
charged to the Platinum Card at participating restaurants between
July 10, 2017 and September 30, 2017. Restaurants eligible
for the offer are those listed in the enclosed 2017
Taste from Platinum Dining Guide, current as of June 6, 2017.
Participating restaurants can change at any time.
Don’t have The Platinum Card from American Express? You still have lots of time to grab it and start taking advantage of it at any of the restaurants in the guide to earn the extra points. Not to mention you’ll get all of the other benefits that come along with the card! Lounge access, hotel elite status, Fine Hotels & Resorts and much more.
Have you gone out to eat at any of the restaurants in the Dining Program? Have you enjoyed the amenities and have you seen any of the bonus points post yet? Let us know in the comments below!
The Platinum Card from American Express
New Platinum Card® Cardmembers, earn 50,000 Bonus
Membership Rewards® points by spending $3,000 in purchases in the first
three months of Cardmembership.
• Platinum members are automatically enrolled in the Membership
Rewards First™ Tier and earn 1.25 points for every dollar in purchases
charged to the Card
• Relax in more than 850 airport lounges worldwide. Enjoy access to the
following partner lounges and benefits: Canadian Platinum Lounge
Benefit, Delta Sky Club, The Centurion Lounge network, and Priority
• You will also have access to elevated status with many Hotel
& Car Rental loyalty programs, $200 Annual Travel Credit for Travel
Bookings through Platinum Card Travel Service, lodging benefits at a
collection of over 900 Fine Hotels & Resorts around the world,
access to special events and unique opportunities and a dedicated
• You can use Apple Pay on your eligible device to pay for
goods and services at participating American Express contactless
• 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