American Express AIR MILES Reserve Card

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Review the benefits of the AMEX AIR MILES Reserve Card and calculate how many AIR MILES you can earn based on the spend amounts you enter.
Last Updated 2022-05-30

The AMEX AIR MILES Reserve Card is the highest tier AIR MILES card that American Express offers. It earns AIR MILES Reward Miles on great everyday categories such as grocery, gas, and drugstores while suppling great travel benefits such as an annual companion pass, Priority Pass, and waived fees.

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AMEX AIR MILES Reserve Card earning rates

1X/$10 Grocery

The AMEX AIR MILES Reserve Card earns 1 AIR MILES Rewards Mile for every $10 spent on grocery in Canada. This applies to stand-alone grocery stores and merchants that deliver food and groceries in Canada as a primary business.

1X/$10 Gas Station

The AMEX AIR MILES Reserve Card earns 1 AIR MILES Rewards Mile for every $10 spent at gas stations in Canada.

1X/$10 Drugstore

The AMEX AIR MILES Reserve Card earns 1 AIR MILES Rewards Mile for every $10 spent at drugstores in Canada.

1X/$10 AIR MILES Partners

The AMEX AIR MILES Reserve Card earns 1 AIR MILES Rewards Mile for every $10 spent with AIR MILES partners. This excludes purchases made at airmilesshops.ca.

Partners will vary by providence and can change at any time. Examples include:

  • Staples
  • JeanCoutu
  • Sobeys
  • Shell
  • Uber Eats
  • Cineplex
  • IGA
  • Foodland & Participating Co-ops

You can check out the AIR MILES Sponsor Directory Page for the full list of eligible partners.

1X/$15 Everything Else

All other purchases on the AMEX AIR MILES Reserve Card earns 1 AIR MILES Rewards Mile per $15 spent.

AMEX AIR MILES Reserve Card benefits

Annual Companion Flight Benefit

Once per year when redeeming rewards for any flight within the AIR MILES Rewards program, you can bring a companion along for up to a maximum of 1,700 AIR MILES Rewards Miles.

For flights that cost more than 1,700 AIR MILES Rewards Miles, you will be able to pull from your AIR MILES Dream Balance to cover the remaining miles.

Redeem AIR MILES for Taxes and Fees

As an AMEX AIR MILES Reserve Cardholder, you will be able to redeem your Miles to pay for taxes and fees payable at time of booking your flight redemptions.

Priority Pass Membership

As an AMEX AIR MILES Reserve Cardholder, you will be able to enrol in complimentary Priority Pass membership which gives you access to over 1,200 lounges worldwide.

Waived Flight Administration Fee

When booking travel online or with the AIR MILES Concierge team, the AIR MILES flight administration fee payable at time of booking will be waived.

Toronto Pearson Benefits

As an AMEX AIR MILES Reserve Cardholder, you can expedite your way through security by simiply presenting your card and valid boarding pass to access the Pearson Priority Security Lanes in Terminal 1 and Terminal 3.

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AMEX AIR MILES Reserve Card point value

AIR MILES Value
Redemption Value per reward mile in cents
Dream rewards used for short-haul and last minute flights (dream rewards) 15 - 20
Dream rewards used for car rentals 13 - 15
AIR MILES redeemed as cash rewards 10.5
Dream rewards used for standard flights 10 - 15
Dream rewards redeemed for merchandise 9 - 13
Dream rewards used to book hotels 9 - 11

AIR MILES earned with the AMEX AIR MILES Reserve Card are worth 10.5 cents each when redeemed as Cash Rewards and worth anywhere from 9 to upwards of 20 cents each when redeemed for Dream Rewards.

AIR MILES Calculator

Input your monthly and yearly spend amounts to find out how many AIR MILES you can earn with the AMEX AIR MILES Reserve Card. Compare the results side by side up to 2 credit cards to find out which cards are best for you.

Any spend entered into the primary card column (the first column) will carry over to all credit card calculators on the site, so there's no need to re-enter spend when viewing other credit cards.

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