I signed up for the AmEx GRC as soon as it was unveiled at last year's inauguration dinner with Erica Ehm. Then I started shopping! I used my card whenever and wherever I could. My points added up quickly (you earn a point for every $1 spent and double points on eligible travel, gas, grocery and drugstore purchases). Last month, I transferred my points over to Aeroplan and next thing you know, I was in Paris! Total cost of the flight... $0. Yes, they even pay for those nasty fees and taxes! All you have to do is call up American Express after the charge has been posted to your account and they will refund payment and use your points to cover the fees and taxes instead.
We watched a gorgeous sun set over Ontario Place as we dined with American Express Canada and the High Road Communications Team.
Now how cool is that? No wonder they ranked number-one in the hybrid category by Rewards Canada. Well deserved American Express and this is coming from the ultimate travel points junkie herself! I'm such a nerd when it comes to reward cards that I even have a whole spreadsheet comparing all the different cards and the value of their points program! I started out with MasterCard's WestJet Gold Card, then switched to Visa's Aerogold Card and then Visa's Avion Infinite Card. While each card has it's own benefits and allowed me to see a new part of the world, I find the American Express GRC to be the most flexible with their TripFlex Rewards program.
Also as an American Express card holder, I've gotten all sorts of perks - Front Of The Line preferred ticket access, entrance to their exclusive lounges and special discounts in dining, shopping and entertainment.
Click the image below to check out the rewards and start living the gold life!