AMEX Colbalt Card (Canada) | The Point Calculator

AMEX Cobalt Card

5x Dining
5x Grocery
2x Travel
2x Gas Station
2x Transit

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The AMEX Cobalt is a Membership Rewards Point earning carded offered by the AMEX Bank of Canada. It's a great well rounded card that can easily help rake up points on travel and dining.

Bonus Categories

The AMEX Cobalt features several categories but most of the category overlap and intersect with one another. This can be summed up with five main categories which are grocery shopping, dining, travel, transit, and gas station purchases. The grocery and dining category has a yearly max of $30,000 per year while the remaining categories have no cap. There is no limit to the amount of Membership Rewards Points you can earn with the card.

5x Grocery

The AMEX Cobalt card earns 5 Membership Rewards Points per $1 spent at grocery stores. These apply to stand-alone grocery stores in Canada. This category has a combined max with the dining category of $30,000 in spend per year. After hitting that max, you will only earn 1 Membership Rewards Point per $1 spent on grocery and dining purchases.

5x Dining

The AMEX Cobalt card earns 5 Membership Rewards Points per $1 spent on dining out. This includes restaurants, fast food, bars, caf├ęs, and food delivery in Canada. This category shares it's $30,000 bonus max with grocery. Once you hit that max, both 5x categories will earn 1 Membership Rewards Point per $1 spent.

2x Travel

Using the AMEX Cobalt on travel purchases will earn 2 Membership Rewards Points per $1 spent. This includes travel services or travel booking including airfare, cruises, rail, and road transportation.

2x Transit

The AMEX Cobalt Card earns 2 Membership Rewards Points per $1 spent on transit. This includes local commuter transportation in Canada including subway, streetcar, taxi, limousine, and ride sharing services.

2x Gas Station

Gas station purchases with the AMEX Cobalt Card will earn 2 Membership Rewards Points per $1 spent. This is for stand-alone automobile gas stations in Canada.

1x Non-Category

All purchases on the AMEX Cobalt Card outside of the categories listed above will earn 1 Membership Reward Point per $1 spent.

Perks and Benefits

The AMEX Cobalt Card comes with a few perks and benefits.

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.

The Hotel Collection

AMEX Cobalt Cardholders will receive access to The Hotel Collection from American Express. This offers a $100 USD hotel credit on charges to the room such as dining, spa, and golf as well as complimentary room upgrades at check-in when available. A minimum of two consecutive nights must be booked on the American Express Travel using an American Express card.

Standard AMEX Benefits

The AMEX Cobalt also comes with the standard AMEX benefits including, but not limited to:

  • Flight Delay Insurance
  • Baggage Delta Insurance
  • Lost of Stolen Baggage Insurance
  • Car Rental Theft & Damage
  • $250,000 Travel Accident Insurance
  • Purchase Protection Plan
  • Buyer's Assurance Protection Plan

Sign Up Bonus

New American Express Cobalt Cardholders can earn up to 30,000 Membership Rewards Points during the first year. Members will earn 2,500 points for each monthly billing period in which they spend $500 in purchases on the card.

Credit Card Fees

Annual Fee
Authorized User Fee
Foreign Transaction Fee

Annual Fee

The annual fee for the AMEX Cobalt Card is $10 per month charged on the 1st statement after the card is issued and once a month thereafter.

Authorized User Fee

There is no authorized user fee for the AMEX Cobalt Card.

Foreign Transaction Fee

The charge for making foreign purchases on the AMEX Cobalt Card is 2.5% of each charge. That makes this card not the best choice for purchases in which you cannot pay in CAD.

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.

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Page Last Updated: 2019-07-09

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