American Express Platinum Card Canada

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

The Platinum Card® Canada is a luxury travel card that is great for anyone that frequently travels. It offers a great return across dining and travel purchases, an annual travel credit, and fantastic travel benefits such as lounge access and personalized concierge service.

Overall, it is one of the best travel credit cards to have if you want to experience everything travel has to offer.

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AMEX Platinum Canada bonus categories

There is no cap on how many bonus points you can earn spending across dining and travel and no cap on how many points you can earn with The Platinum Card overall.

3X Dining

The Platinum Card earns 3 Membership Rewards Points per $1 spent at restaurants, quick service restaurants, coffee shops and drinking establishments in Canada. This includes the delivery of food and groceries in Canada as a primary business.

2X Travel

The Platinum 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.

1X Everything Else

All other purchases on The Platinum 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 The Platinum Card, you'll earn 1 additional Membership Rewards Points. This gives you a total of 2 points per $1 spent.

AMEX Platinum Canada benefits

$200 Annual Travel Credit

Every calendar year, you'll receive a $200 CAD Travel Credit that is good towards a single travel booking of $200 or more charged to your Platinum Card through American Express Travel Online or through Platinum Card Services.

$100 NEXUS Statement Credit

When you use The Platinum Card to pay for a NEXUS application or renewal fee, you will receive a $100 CAD statement credit.

American Express Global Lounge Collection

As an American Express Platinum Card member, you and all authorized users with a Platinum card will have access to 1,300+ airport lounges in over 500 airports around the world and 140 countries.

This includes:

  • Centurion Lounges
  • Plaza Premium Lounges
  • Delta Sky Club (when flying Delta)
  • Airspace Lounges
  • Escape Lounges - The Centurion® Studio Partner
  • Priority Pass
  • Executive Lounges by Swissport

Do note that you will need to enroll in Priority Pass in order to access Priority Pass lounges. You can do this through Platinum Card Services.

These lounges will typically require you (or additional Platinum cardholders) to show your Platinum Card in order to be granted entry.

Fine Hotels + Resorts

As a Platinum Card member, you'll have access to book through Fine Hotels + Resorts with American Express Travel. When booking, you'll receive the following benefits:

  • Room Upgrade Upon Arrival (when available)
  • Daily Breakfast For Two People
  • Guaranteed 4pm Late Checkout
  • Noon Check-In (when available)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Experience Credit Valued at US$100 (such as a spa or food and beverage credit)

Hotel Status Benefit

As a Platinum Card member, you and additional Platinum cardholders will be able to enroll in complimentary elite status with several hotel chains. This includes:

  • Hilton Honors Gold Status
  • Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite Status
  • Radisson Rewards Americas Gold Status

Benefits at Toronto Pearson International Airport

When traveling through Toronto Pearson International Airport as an AMEX Platinum Card member, you'll receive the following benefits:

  • Pearson Airport Priority Security Lane.
  • Complimentary valet service at the Express Park and Daily Park.
  • 15% discount on parking rates at the Express Park and Daily Park.

Other Platinum Benefits

The Platinum Card comes with several additional benefits which includes, but is not limited to:

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

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AMEX Platinum 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 Platinum 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 Platinum Canada point transfer

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

AMEX Platinum Point Calculator

Input your monthly and yearly spend amounts into the AMEX Platinum 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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