The American Express Platinum Canada: A Review

“Worldwide lounge access, a $200 annual travel credit, platinum hotel memberships, extra insurance, a metal card and I get 50,000 points on top of all that? Are you serious???” That was my reaction when a friend first told me about the American Express Platinum Card for Canadia ns. Needless to say, I was more than a little intrigued… And […]

Choosing The Best American Express Aeroplan Card For You

American Express’ Aeroplan credit cards offer four different options for four different types of travelers. We recommend the AeroplanPlus Gold card for most Canadians, given its low ($120) annual fee and generous 15,000 welcome points bonus, which is enough for a one-way flight anywhere in North America.  Whether you’re starting fresh with Aeroplan or looking […]

How To Find Cheap Flights To Europe From Canada – $75 Or Less

The American Express Gold Rewards Card for Canadians is an excellent travel card for travelers looking to get some cheap flights to Europe with a low annual fee. It comes with a welcome bonus of 25,000 points—which we value between $500 and $750—plus an impressive travel insurance policy, $100 in hotel credit, and much more. […]

How To Use British Airways Avios In Canada

I’ve been using British Airways Avios in Canada for a long, long time, yet there’s a good reason why I’ve never written about it. Simply put, it’s because Yore Oyster is about delivering concise, actionable material to Canadian travelers when they need it. Rather than trying to teach you everything, we’d rather just give you the tools to […]

The Amex Business Platinum Canada: A Review

The conversations always start the same way: an aspiring Canadian traveler wants to know how I’ve been flying around the world for the past four years for next-to-nothing. And the answer is always the same: while I had a strong handle on how to travel in style extremely cheaply before that—think roundtrips to Asia or […]

16 Nights In A 5-Star Hotel With The Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express Card For Canadians

The Marriott Bonvoy™ Amex Card for Canadians is one of the best travel cards in Canada, hands-down. It comes with an exceptional welcome bonus of 50,000 points (required spend: $1,500, conditions apply)—which we’ll show you how to turn into 16 nights at a 5-star hotel—an additional free hotel night every year after the first year, […]

The Marriott Bonvoy™ Business American Express Card For Canadians: A Review

The Marriott Bonvoy™ Business Amex Card is one of the best travel cards available in Canada today. With its extremely generous 50,000 welcome bonus (required spend: $1,500, conditions apply) , annual Free Night Award, and comprehensive travel insurance policy, it’s got everything you need. The card’s $150 annual fee pays for itself many times over […]

The American Express Platinum Canada: A Review

The American Express Platinum Canada comes with worldwide airport lounge access, a $200 annual travel credit, platinum hotel memberships, travel medical insurance, a sleek metal card and 50,000 Amex MR points—which we value at $1,500—on top of it all.

It’s been one of our top two favourite cards in Canada for years, and offers exceptional value to Canadian travelers. Every Canadian who flies once or more per year should have an American Express Platinum in their wallet.