I am an addict of American Express cards, and they have just issued a double-whammy of phenomenal deals for this Labour Day. Both the Gold and the Aeroplan Gold cards have been updated and improved. I have all but written off the Amex Aeroplan products, as they had steep annual fees, mediocre bonuses and a paucity of features; but this has just been modified.
- The American Express Gold (this is the regular Membership Rewards version) has seen its welcome bonus jump from 15,000 (or 20,000 via referral) to 25,000 points – no referral needed. One is still appreciated, of course, since the person who refers you gets 10,000 points… but this opens the door for first-time users who know no one. My referral link is here, should you be in need of one: http://tinyurl.com/cqspmgs. The card remains free for the first year, and has double points on gas/grocery/pharmacies and so on.
- The American Express Aeroplan Gold card is the wildcard here. The $120 annual fee for the first year has been dropped (!), the welcome bonus went from 15,000 to 20,000 (or 30,000 by referral!!!), which now makes it a VERY good card to consider for the welcome bonus. If you need a referral, grab one here: http://tinyurl.com/mrw5rq5
It’s looking like a good season for Aeroplan point collection! Let’s now hope we are able to grab them faster than Aeroplan devalues the program 😛