AMEX AIR MILES Reserve Credit Card Cash Value Calculator (Canada)

American Express AIR MILES Reserve Card

1x/$10 AIR MILES Partners
1x/$10 Grocery
1x/$10 Gas Stations
1x/$10 Drugstores
Companion Flight
Priority Pass
AMEX Travel Benefits

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The AMEX AIR MILES Reserve credit 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 and greater value through AIR MILES FlexFly.

Bonus Categories

The American Express AIR MILES Reserve Card features 4 bonus categories which are AIR MILES Partners, grocery stores, gas stations, and drugstores in Canada. There is no limit to the amount of points you can earn spending in these bonus categories and no limit to the amount of AIR MILES you can earn with the AMEX AIR MILES Reserve Card in general.

1x/$10 AIR MILES Partners

AMEX AIR MILES Reserve Cardholders will earn 1 AIR MILES Rewards Mile per $10 spent with AIR MILES Partners. AIR MILES has a decent list of partners. As of July 2019, these include:

  • Shell
  • Sobeys
  • Foodland
  • Sobey's Urban Fresh
  • Safeway
  • Metro
  • Rexall
  • Rona
  • Reno Depot
  • ACE Hardware
  • Lowe's Hardware
  • Budget Car Rental
  • Alamo Rent A Car
  • National Car Rental
  • Staples
  • Global Pet Foods
  • LCBO

1x/$10 Grocery Stores

AMEX AIR MILES Reserve Cardholders will earn 1 AIR MILES Rewards Mile per $10 spent on stand-alone grocery stores in Canada.

1x/$10 Gas Station

Purchases at stand-alone gas stations in Canada with the AMEX AIR MILES Reserve Card will earn 1 AIR MILES Rewards Mile per $10 spent.

1x/$10 Drugstores

Spending at drugstore in Canada with the AMEX AIR MILES Reserve Card will earn 1 AIR MILES Rewards Mile per $10 spent.

1x/$15 Non-Category

All other purchases on the AMEX AIR MILES Reserve Card outside of the categories listed above will earn 1 AIR MILES Rewards Mile per $15 spent.

Perks and Benefits

The AMEX AIR MILES Reserve Card comes with a few useful benefits for those who travel frequently and like to earn AIR MILES.


AMEX AIR MILES Reserve Cardholders will be able to book flights not available within the AIR MILES Flight program using AIR MILES Reward Miles or a combination of AIR MILES Reward Miles and the AIR MILES Reserve Card. This opens up a whole new window of possibilities and gives you a lot more choice when it comes to redeeming your hard earned points. These type of bookings are exclusive to AMEX AIR MILES Reserve Cardholders and can be booked by calling the AIR MILES Concierge line. When booking FlexFly Redemptions, 770 AIR MILES Reward Miles will give you $100 in value giving you a great value of 12 cents per AIR MILES Reward Mile.

Annual Companion Flight Benefit

Once a year, AMEX AIR MILES Reserve Cardholders will be able to bring a companion along when redeeming a flight for up to a maximum of 1,700 AIR MILES Reward Miles. For flights that cost more than 1,700 AIR MILES Reward Miles, members will be able to pull from their AIR MILES Dream Balance to cover the remaining miles needed for the Companion Flight Benefit.

Cover Flight Taxes/Fees

AMEX AIR MILES Reserve Cardholders will be able to use their AIR MILES Reward Miles to pay taxes and fees at the time of booking their flight. This is exclusive to AMEX AIR MILES Reserve Cardholders.

Business Class Seats

AMEX AIR MILES Reserve Cardholders will be able to redeem their AIR MILES Reward Miles toward Business Class seats.

Priority Pass

AMEX AIR MILES Reserve Cardholders will receive complimentary Priority Pass membership. This grants access to thousands of lounges all around the world and allows you to relax before and between flights.

Waived Flight Fees

AMEX AIR MILES Reserve Cardholders will have the flight administration fee waived when booking a flight online or with the AIR MILES Concierge team.

AIR MILES Onyx Status

AMEX AIR MILES Reserve Cardholders will be given complimentary AIR MILES Onyx Status. Onyx status is the highest tier in the AIR MILES program comes with increase discounts on flights and merchandise, the ability to use AIR MILES Dream Miles outside of the online categlog, exclusive access to events, and much more.

Toronto Airport Benefits

AMEX AIR MILES Reserve Cardholders will receive access to the Toronto Pearson Priority Security Lanes in Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. You will need to show your Reserve Card and a valid boarding pass to partake in this benefit.

Travel Coverage

AMEX AIR MILES Reserve Cardholders will receive great travel coverage. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • $100,000 Travel Accident Insurance
  • Car Rental Theft & Damage
  • Lost of Stolen Baggage Insurance
  • Flight Delay Insurance
  • Baggage Delay Insurance
  • Hotel/Motel Burglary Insurance
  • Emergency Medical Insurance (Out of country/providence)

Shopping Coverage

AMEX AIR MILES Reserve Cardholders will be given protection when making purchases with the Buyer's Assurance Protection Plan which extends the warranty one additional year and the Purchase Protection Plan which automatically insures your eligible purchases against accidental physical damage and theft.

AMEX Invites

AMEX Invites offers several benefits when it comes to the world of entertainment. This includes Front Of The Line Advanced Access and Reserved Tickets, special offers and experiences for cardmembers, and more. It's a great way to obtain tickets to great, exclusive events.

Sign Up Bonus

The standard sign up bonus for the AMEX AIR MILES Reserve Card is 2,400 AIR MILES Reward Miles after spending $3,000 on the card within the first three months of card membership. This has an easy value of $288 when you use FlexFly redemptions, but can be worth more or less depending on other redemptions.

Credit Card Fees

Annual Fee
Authorized User Fee
Foreign Transaction Fee

Annual Fee

The annual fee for the AMEX AIR MILES Reserve Card is $299 per year. With the annual companion option and the additional benefits that come with the card, you should be able to make up for the fee with ease.

Authorized User Fee

The authorized user fee for the AMEX AIR MILES Reserve Card is $50 per additional card. If you have friends or family that spend in the bonus categories on this card, I recommend adding them to help earn AIR MILES Reward Miles faster.

Foreign Transaction Fee

AMEX AIR MILES Reserve Cardholders will be charged for the conversion to Canadian Dollars based on interbank rates selected from customary industry sources on the date the transaction is posted to your account plus 2.50% for each charge.

and Card Value Calculator

You can use this rewards calculator to calculate how many points, miles, or cash back you can earn based on your spend per category. This calculator will also give you the dollar value of the card based on rewards earned and how much each benefit is worth to you minus the fees. You can click the Compare A Card button to compare this card against another card in the same calculator.

All category spend entered in the primary card's column will carry over to all credit card pages on the site so you don't have to re-enter the same information over again.

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This calculator will calculate the cash value of the selected credit card(s) based on spend, benefits, and fees. You can compare this card against any another rewards card side-by-side by clicking on the Compare A Card button.
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Total Card Value
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Total Return
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Page Last Updated: 2019-07-11

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