American Express Gold Card Canada

Benefits & AMEX Canada Points Calculator
Review the benefits of the AMEX Gold Card Canada and calculate how many points you can earn based on the monthly and yearly spend amounts you enter.
Last Updated 2022-06-06

The AMEX Gold Rewards Card Canada earns 2 Membership Rewards Points per $1 spent on travel and 2 points per $1 spent in Canada on gas station, grocery, and drugstore purchases.

Benefits of the card include access to The Hotel Collection, benefits when renting cars with Hertz, and some mild travel and purchase insurance.

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AMEX Gold Canada bonus categories

The AMEX Gold Rewards Card (Canada) features the following bonus categories and earning rates:

There's no cap on how many points you can earn spending in each bonus category and no cap on how many points you can earn with the card overall.

Purchases at merchants where gas, grocery, pharmacy and travel sales are not their primary business (including superstores, wholesale clubs, alcohol retailers and general merchandise retailers) do not qualify for the 2X earning rate.

2x Travel

The AMEX Gold Rewards Card earns 2 Membership Rewards Points per $1 spent on travel services or travel bookings. This include air, water, rail and road transport, lodging, and tour operator sales.

This does not include local and commuter transport.

2X Gas Station

The AMEX Gold Rewards Card earns 2 Membership Rewards Points per $1 spent at stand-alone automobile gas stations in Canada.

2X Grocery

The AMEX Gold Rewards Card earns 2 Membership Rewards Points per $1 spent at stand-alone grocery stores in Canada.

2X Drugstore

The AMEX Gold Rewards Card earns 2 Membership Rewards Points per $1 spent at stand-alone drugstores in Canada.

1X Everything Else

All other purchases made with the AMEX Rewards Gold Card will earn you 1 Membership Rewards Point per $1 spent.

+1 AMEX Travel Online

For every $1 you spend on eligible hotel and car rental bookings through American Express Travel Online with your AMEX Gold Rewards Card, you'll earn 1 additional Membership Rewards Points. This gives you a total of 2 points per $1 spent.

AMEX Gold Canada benefits

The AMEX Gold Rewards Card features the following card benefits:

$100 Annual Travel Credit

Every calendar year, you'll receive a $100 CAD Travel Credit that is good towards a single travel booking of $100 or more charged to your AMEX Gold Rewards Card through American Express Travel Online.

$50 CAD Nexus Credit

When you use the AMEX Gold Rewards Card to pay for a NEXUS application or renewal fee, you will receive a $50 CAD statement credit.

Priority Pass Membership

As an AMEX Gold Rewards Card member, you will receive Priority Pass Membership which will grant you access to more than 1,200 airport lounge around the globe. Enrollment is required and entry fees apply.

Plaza Premium Lounge Lists

Every calendar year as an AMEX Gold Rewards Card member, you'll receive four (4) complimentary visits to Plaza Premium Lounges across Canada, regardless of airline or cabin class. Entry fees apply once complimentary visits have been used.

The Hotel Collection from American Express

As an AMEX Gold Rewards Card member, you will be able to book hotels through The Hotel Collection with American Express Travel. When booking, you'll receive the following benefits when you stay at least two consecutive nights:

  • $100 USD hotel credit, to spend on qualifying dining, spa and resort activities (qualifying activities vary by property)
  • One-category room upgrade at check-in, when available

Hertz Car Rental Benefits

As an AMEX Gold Rewards Card member, you can enroll into the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards loyalty program and take advantage of special privileges on select vehicles.. This includes:

  • One-car class upgrades on rentals of 5 or more consecutive days
  • Fee-waived for one additional driver

American Express Benefits

The AMEX Gold Rewards Card comes with a handful of American Express benefits which includes but is not limited to:

  • American Express Experiences
  • AMEX Offers (Enrollment Required)
  • Exclusive Offers via American Express Travel Online

Shopping Coverage

The AMEX Gold Rewards Card features the following shopping coverage:

Travel Coverage

The AMEX Gold Rewards Card features the following travel coverage:

AMEX Gold Canada points value

Redemption option AMEX point value in cents
Transferring points to airline partners 1.2 - 2
Airfare via AMEX Fixed Points Travel program 1.5 - 2
Travel via AMEX Flexible Points Travel program 1
Charity donations 1
Redeeming points towards card purchases 1
Gift cards 0.76
Using points at checkout on Amazon.ca 0.7
Shopping for merchandise through AMEX Shop 0.4 - 0.6

Membership Rewards Points earned with the AMEX Gold Card are worth between 1.5 and 2 cents each on average towards airfare. This means 30,000 points has a cash value of $450 to $600.

Points can also be redeemed for charity donations, card purchases, and towards travel using the AMEX Flexible Points Travel program at a value of 1 cent apiece.

AMEX Gold Canada point transfer

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AMEX Gold points can be transferred to 8 partners which includes 6 frequent flyer programs and 2 hotel loyalty programs.

AMEX Gold Point Calculator

Input your monthly and yearly spend amounts into the AMEX Gold Point Calculator to find out how many points you can earn. Compare the results side by side up to two credit cards from any issuer.

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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