American Express Aeroplan Business Reserve Card

Earn up to 120,000 points on the American Express® Aeroplan®* Business Reserve Card

The third card we look at today with the new increased welcome bonuses from American Express is the American Express® Aeroplan®* Business Reserve Card. The new offer for this card sees it providing up to 120,000 welcome bonus Aeroplan points.

FYI The other cards with new increased bonus offers are:

The up to 120,000 Aeroplan Points bonus

From today until July 24, 2023 new American Express® Aeroplan®* Business Reserve Cardmembers can earn up to 120,000 welcome bonus points as follows:

  • Earn 50,000 Aeroplan points after spending $9,000 in net purchases on your Card within the first three months of Cardmembership.
  • Earn 7,500 Aeroplan points for each monthly billing period in which you spend $3,000 in net purchases on your Card for the first six months of Cardmembership.  That could add up to 45,000 Aeroplan points.
  • Plus, earn 25,000 Aeroplan points when you make a purchase between 14 and 17 months of Cardmembership.

With this bonus we see the return of Amex awarding additional points for holding on to the card for a second year with 25,000 points being awarded on as little as a $1 purchase made between months 14 – 17.

Rewards Canada values Aeroplan points at a minimum of 1.5 cents each and that really is a minimum as most Aeroplan members should be able to get more value than that out of each points. That puts the value of this 120,000 point bonus at $1,800. Bottom line net value if you subtract two years of annual fees you are looking at $602. That being said you also have to consider all the extra benefits this card provides like free checked baggage, lounge access, Priority Airport services and much more.

The American Express® Aeroplan®* Business Reserve Card in detail:

Annual Fee: $599 | Additional Card Fee: $199 for Aeroplan®* Business Reserve Cards to share some of the benefits and earn Aeroplan points faster, $0 for Aeroplan®* Business Reserve No Fee Cards to earn points faster | Annual interest rate 19.99% on purchases

Earn Aeroplan points that you can redeem in a variety of ways.

  • Earn 3 points for every $1 spent on eligible purchases made directly with Air Canada and Air Canada Vacations®*
  • Earn 2 points for every $1 spent on eligible hotels and car rentals
  • Earn 1.25 points for every $1 spent on everything else.

Make the most out of a full suite of business management tools that give you more control over your business – anytime and anywhere.

  • Leverage your cash flow with the option of carrying a balance or paying in full each month
  • Control employee expenses plus track and accumulate points on your account with Supplementary Cards, so you have an opportunity to maximize the points you earn.

Unlock business travel possibilities to make every work trip one to look forward to.

  • Access more than 1,200 Priority Pass™ airport lounges around the globe. That means an oasis of comfort before your flight—regardless of your choice of airline or cabin class
  • Enjoy access to select Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounges™ for you and a guest, and Air Canada Café™; in North America, with a same day ticket on a departing Air Canada or Star Alliance®* flight
  • Enjoy Priority Check-In, Priority Boarding, and Priority Baggage Handling when you fly with Air Canada, together with up to eight companions
  • Enjoy your first checked bag free (up to 23kg/50lb) when your travel originates on an Air Canada flight, together with up to eight companions travelling on the same reservation
  • 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)
  • Stay focused on getting where you need to go. Receive up to $100 CAD in statement credits every four years when NEXUS application or renewal fees are charged to your Aeroplan Business Reserve Card.
  • Pay with your American Express Aeroplan Business Reserve Card and present your Aeroplan Membership Card at over 170 Aeroplan partner brands and 120 online retailers via the Aeroplan eStore to earn points twice
  • If you’re departing from Toronto Pearson International Airport, enjoy the benefits of being an American Express Aeroplan Business Reserve Cardmember. Get more from your travel experience with access to Pearson Priority Security Lane, Complimentary Valet Service, 15% discount on parking rates, and 15% discount on Car Care Services
  • Roll over any unallocated Aeroplan Elite™ Status Qualifying Miles and unused eUpgrade Credits to the following year to enjoy during your travels.
  • Enjoy priority access to the standby list and eUpgrades. Get prioritized on the standby waitlist for an Air Canada flight and higher priority when you request an eUpgrade
  • Earn 1,000 Status Qualifying Miles and 1 Status Qualifying Segment for every $5,000 in eligible net purchases charged to your Card
  • Book flight reward tickets for even fewer points with Air Canada. In addition to flights, you can also redeem for hotel stays, car rentals, vacation packages, merchandise and more.

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Wrapping it up

Another summer of bigger bonuses on select cards from American Express is now here. For 2023 Amex is focusing on their co-brand partnership cards for Aeroplan and Marriott with some really attractive welcome offers. All of them do require you to hold onto the card for a second year which isn’t a huge deal in our minds as any of these four cards are keeper cards for the benefits they provide.

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