Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Making The Most Of Your Credit Card Points

Bring on summer baby!
A sponsored hip + urban girl post.

Are you one of those people sitting on a pile of credit card points, but can’t find the vacation time to redeem them? We totally get it. Now with the weather getting warmer, we’re here to tell you to get out there and live your life! Start making those summer plans, book a weekend away and DO something you’ve always wanted to do.

Wendy and I are both loyal American Express Gold Rewards Card members and we’ve been cashing in our points like crazy towards all sorts of fun stuff.
Feeling adventurous? Wendy redeemed her points last fall for an ATV adventure for her and her husband Geoff. It was something she always wanted to do and had the points to do it – so why wait? The Samba Days Action & Adventure Pack (38,000 points) lets you choose from one of 75 ‘thrilling activities’ like jumping out of a plane (!), river rafting, zip-lining, a hot air balloon ride and even learning to fly an airplane.

Can’t get away? We suggest redeeming for a dining reward and treating your friends and family to a fancy meal out. Choose from swanky restaurants like Canoe, Bymark, Colborne Lane, One Restaurant or a steak dinner at The Keg.

Shop it out. Sometimes, you just have to shop it out. Update your summer wardrobe and redeem for gift cards from Gap, Roots, Holt Renfrew and Banana Republic.

Your first year is free! Which means the $150 annual fee is waived, so you can see if this is the right card for you. As a bonus, American Express Canada will hook you up with 15,000 Membership Rewards Points as a thank you for signing up. It’s enough for a Samba Days Wine & Tour for you and your bestie. Spend a day in Niagara-on-the-Lake learning about winemaking and take home two bottles each at the end of your tour.

What types of things have you redeemed your credit card points for?

To check out these rewards visit and see all the things you can redeem your American Express Membership Rewards points for. Learn more about the card at

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