Thursday, August 19, 2021

August 19 Update: What to do if you don't receive an Amex multiplier, Cobalt multipliers for YYC Food Trucks & a couple of AIR MILES bonuses

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Here is a reminder to everyone using an American Express card at merchants that could or should be considered part of one of their spend category accelerators but only earn 1 point per dollar instead of 2, 3 or 5 points. If this happens to you you can reach out to American Express and have them look into it, in fact American Express encourages it as this is what they asked us to pass onto our readers back in 2017:

It’s best for the Cardmember to call customer service for bonusing related issues. We need the Cardmembers data to be able to source the transaction in the back end to determine if the multiplier worked.... without Cardmember data, it’s hard to determine what would have happened.

Please note this is only for Canadian merchants as American Express Canada can only control merchant codes here in Canada (hence the wording of 5x points this 2x points that for purchases in Canada). So if you do end up receiving only 1x points on your Cobalt Card for what you thought would have been a 5x points dining purchase here in Canada you can contact customer service and they will look into it. And in most cases they will provide you a manual override to give you 5x points on that said purchase as a courtesy gesture and then hopefully by the next time you spend at that merchant they are coding properly! Unfortunately there are times where Amex cannot adjust the merchant category - a good example is a hotel restaurant that doesn't have a separate merchant account from the hotel itself meaning it would code as travel instead of dining



That brings us nicely into some more confirmed American Express Cobalt Multipliers and these are for a couple of food trucks here in Calgary. Both the Bear Balls and Bento Burrito food trucks code properly at 5x points. Not only that the food is delicious from both of them! We have added these to our American Express Cobalt™ Card Confirmed Multiplier Locations

Image via Bear Balls Food Truck


Check your email in box for a targeted AIR MILES Shops bonus for Amazon purchases. I received the offer to earn 5x AIR MILES on eligible Amazon purchases until Aug 30, 2021.

Image via AIR MILES


Another AIR MILES limited time offer is out if you use Voila (The Sobeys/Safeway delivery & curbside pick up service.) Use code GET100AM to receive 100 bonus AIR MILES on curbside pick up purchases of $125 or more. Orders must be placed by Aug 25 for pick up by Aug 26.

Image via Voila


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Sandman Hotels RSVP Rewards
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Other Bonus Offers

Choice Privileges
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Marriott Bonvoy
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