Card Details

Bank Name: American Express
Network Type: Amex
Card Type: Personal
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Fees

Annual Fee: $299
Additional Card Fee: $0
Purchases Interest Rate: 20.99%
Cash Advance Interest Rate: 21.99%

Eligibility

  • You're a Canadian resident
  • You've reached the age of majority in your province or territory

Recommended Credit Score

Excellent (740-900)

American Express® AIR MILES®* Reserve Review

Welcome Bonus: Earn a Welcome Bonus of 2,400 AIR MILES®* Bonus Miles
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American Express® AIR MILES®* Reserve snapshot

WELCOME BONUS OFFER

New American Express® AIR MILES®* Reserve Credit Card Cardmembers, earn a Welcome Bonus of 2,400 AIR MILES®* Bonus Miles when you charge a total of $3,000 in purchases to your Card within your first three months of Cardmembership. That's enough for two select flights

Earn AIR MILES Reward Miles

Earn 1 Reward Mile for every $10 in Card purchases at AIR MILES Sponsors.

Earn 1 Reward Mile for every $10 in Card purchases at other eligible stand-alone grocery stores, gas stations, and drugstores in Canada.

Earn 1 Reward Mile for every $15 in Card purchases everywhere else.


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American Express® AIR MILES®* Reserve Rewards
American Express® AIR MILES®* Reserve Features
Priority airport services
Yes
Airport lounge access
Yes
Concierge service
Yes
Balance protection(Optional)
No
Purchase Security & Extended Protection Insurance
Yes
Flight delay insurance,Baggage Insurance
Yes
Vehicule rental insurance
Yes
Travel accident insurance
Yes
Travel medical insurance
Yes
American Express® AIR MILES®* Reserve User Reviews
Total Reviews: 0

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Application Experience: 1 2 3 4 5

Rewards/Features: 1 2 3 4 5

Customer Service: 1 2 3 4 5

Convenience: 1 2 3 4 5

Likelihood to recommend: 1 2 3 4 5

 

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Advantages:

EXCLUSIVE ANNUAL COMPANION FLIGHT BENEFIT

Once a year, when you redeem for any flight reward within the AIR MILES Flight program, you can receive a Companion Flight, up to a maximum of 1,700 reward miles, for your companion to travel with you for the same itinerary (offer excludes service charges if applicable and taxes). If your flight requires more than 1,700 reward miles, you can use reward miles from your AIR MILES Dream Balance to pay the additional miles needed to use the Companion Flight Benefit.

AIR MILES FLEXFLY, A RESERVE EXCLUSIVE

Through AIR MILES FlexFly Redemptions, you can access additional airlines and destinations, departure times, and economy, business and first class seats on flights not available within the AIR MILES Flight Program.

 

Editor`s Review:

American Express provides their customers with a lucrative bonus offer when they obtain the Air Miles Reserve credit card. 

New American Express® AIR MILES®* Reserve Credit Card Cardmembers, earn a Welcome Bonus of 2,400 AIR MILES®* Bonus Miles when you charge a total of $3,000 in purchases to your Card within your first three months of Cardmembership. That's enough for two select flights

After the bonus, card holders earn one Air Mile for every $10 spent on eligible Air Miles partner purchases and other eligible purchases such as gas, groceries and pharmacy. One Air Mile is earned for every $15 spent elsewhere. Card holders can redeem their points on flights, hotels, merchandise, car rentals, electronics, among many other things. In addition, card holders will earn Onyx status, a Companion Flight on a round trip economy flight once a year, four complimentary visits to airport lounges around the globe and Priority Pass status. Lastly, card holders also can take advantage of American Express customer benefits including Front of the Line, travel insurance, purchase insurance and Insider Access.

 

On the flip side, there are some disadvantages to this credit card. First, all of these perks aren’t free, as you can probably imagine! The annual fee for this credit card is $299 which is much more expensive than most travel-based credit cards in Canada. Second, AMEX isn’t as widely accepted as other credit cards are, like Visa and Mastercard. Using an American Express card day to day can be challenging since not every store or vendor will accept it as payment.

 

In summary, the American Express Air Miles Reserve credit card is a superb choice if you’re dedicated to Air Miles and want to travel in style. If the annual fee is out of your budget, American Express also offers a Platinum version with a less expensive annual fee and a basic version with no annual fee. But remember, the more you pay, the more you’ll get!

 

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Mohamed Konate

Mohamed Konate is a personal finance expert, blogger, and marketing consultant based out of Toronto. He is a former financial services professional who worked for many years at major Canadian financial institutions where he managed the marketing strategy around various financial products ranging from credit cards to lines of credit. Mohamed is passionate about personal finance and holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of Quebec (Montreal) and a Master in International Business from the University of Sherbrooke (Quebec).He is also the author of the Canadian Credit Card Guidebook.