Monday, February 24, 2014

Our Top Moments From 2013 as Amex Ambassadors!

A sponsored hip + urban girl post.

We have had three amazing years as Amex Ambassadors and 2013 was another one for the books. We are thrilled to announce that we have once again partnered with American Express Canada as Ambassadors for 2014! So what were our top moments from this past year?

I kicked off the year with a trip to Vancouver + Whistler and was treated to a VIP weekend where I felt the #AmexEffect. From complimentary airport lounge benefits at Pearson, a secret dinner crawl with Dine Out Vancouver and lift tickets at Whistler Blackcomb – American Express is more than just a card. Being a Cardmember means VIP access to the best restaurants, events and venues.

I traveled to Tokyo + Hong Kong – the dream trip I had been planning my whole life. It was because of my Amex Membership Rewards that Paul and I were able fly round-trip for $350 taxes in! I even shared with the BBC on how I managed this travel hack. Not only have I redeemed points for free flights for myself and Paul – I also flew my parents from Toronto to Los Angeles with the points I earned.
We celebrated great service and gave credit where credit was due. Not only did I learn about your favourite service experiences, we also exchanged tips on how-to get great service. I also had the opportunity to interview Julie Hay – the woman behind World Service at American Express. It was interesting to hear her service experiences and to learn about how Amex works to stay at the forefront of service and how they are constantly trying to go above and beyond.
We also helped American Express give away three prizes of $5000 each to help others Realize the Potential. After poring over hundreds of Pinterest boards and inspiring ideas and stories – we gave three worthy winners the chance to fulfill their dream.

We also spent some time with our fellow Amex Ambassadors Coco & Cowe, The Planet D, Everything Mom and 1LoveTO. We even made this cool video during our photo shoot together:


Do you want to feel the #AmexEffect with us in 2014?

Follow along! As we get into a whole new set of adventures in 2014 with American Express Canada. Hit us up @hipurbangirl + at the hashtag #AmexAmbassador and @AmexCanada.

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