American Express AeroplanPlus Gold

Card Details & Aeroplan Miles Calculator
1X All Purchases
Bonus Points w/ $10k Spend
Travel Coverage

Calculate how many Aeroplan Miles you can earn with the AMEX AeroplanPlus Gold Card and compare the results against top rewards cards.

The American Express AeroplanPlus Gold Card is a flat rate earning credit card. You'll earn Aeroplan Miles at a flat rate of 1 per $1 spent with the chance to earn a small percentage more after running $10,000 in spend through the card during the calendar year. Outside of that, the card offers bonus points when you use your card at Aeroplan partner brands and it comes good travel coverage.

Bonus Categories

The American Express AeroplanPlus Gold Card does not feature any bonus categories. It earns 1 Aeroplan Mile per $1 spent on all purchases. This is a low return when compared to what you can earn transferring Membership Rewards Points to your Aeroplan account. Still, you can easily rake up a steady stream of Aeroplan points on all purchases using this card and even add two additional users for free to build points faster.

Perks & Benefits

The AMEX AeroplanPlus Gold Card comes with a few useful benefits such as the ability to earn more points per $1 spent, bonus points spending with partners, and great travel protections.

  • Accelerate Your Earn Rate
    • After spending $10,000 during the cardmember anniversary year, earn an additional 0.25 miles per $1 spent for a total of 1.25 miles the rest of the year.
  • Earn Miles With Partner Brands
  • Travel & Shopping Coverages
    • Flight Delay Insurance
    • Baggage Delay Insurance
    • Lost or Stolen Baggage Insurance
    • Hotel/Motel Burglary Insurance
    • Travel Accident Insurance
    • Travel Emergency Assistance
    • Buyer's Assurance Protection Plan
    • Purchase Protection Plan
  • AMEX Entertainment Access

Sign Up Bonus (SUB)

The standard signup bonus for the American Express AeroplanPlus Gold Card is 15,000 Aeroplan Miles after you spend $1,500 in the first 3 months of Cardmembership. I peg this at an value of $260 CAD on a good day.


Annual Fee

The annual fee for the AMEX AeroplanPlus Gold Card is $120 per year. In order to make up for the annual fee, you'll have to run some serious spend through this card. Of course, if you value the few benefits the card comes with, this can make the fee more acceptable.

Authorized User Fee

The authorized user fee for the AMEX AeroplanPlus Gold Card is $0 for the first two additional users, then $50 per additional user after that. I highly recommend adding at least two friends or family members as additional users to help build miles and make the annual fee worth it.

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