I am the owner of the American Express Canada Gold Rewards Card and when I logged into my account today I noticed that they have a redemption bonus of 25% (until August 31, 2013).

American Express Canada Gold Rewards Credit Card
American Express Canada Gold Rewards Credit Card

Usually 1,000 American Express Membership Rewards points = $10 credit toward travel spending. Your new return will be $12.50.

This credit card has several perks when you register for this card:

  • Earn 20,000 Bonus Membership Rewards® points
  • Earn double points on many travel and everyday Card purchases (grocery, gas, and drugstores) and earn one point for every $1 in Card purchases everywhere else.
  • No annual fee for the first year.

With the bonus American Express Membership Rewards points you would receive $250 off any travel booked! 

How the redemption works is easy:

On your account summary page, choose the hyperlink, “Use points for qualified travel transactions“.

Hyperlink to use points for travel
Hyperlink to use points for travel

Then on your account summary page you will see the new bonus:

Use your points against balance
Use your points against balance

What I like about this card is that it is flexible.

Many people spend their travel dollars differently and you can use a travel agency, tour operator or even an online travel website to book your travel plans with these membership reward points that you earn. Charge last-minute flights, seat sales, car rentals, cruises, and more to your Card. Your points can even cover taxes and fees.

Once it charge appears on your statement, call American Express to redeem your points. You will not see any blackouts or seat restrictions in your way when you redeem.

You also have the option of transferring to to Aeroplan or other frequent flyer and hotel programs (usually on a 1 to 1 point basis).

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