Amex acceptance is debated amongst many. There are those in favor and those against admitting that American Express isn’t as widely accepted as other credit card brands. However, very few base their conclusions on anything other than their personal opinions.
In the following post, I’ll show you that Amex acceptance is broader than you think, both in Canada and in other countries. In fact, you’ll see that the brand’s coverage is actually growing thanks to several strategies adopted by American Express that include Amex Maps, the Shop Small program and Take Amex , among others.
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 […]
Flying from Asia to Canada can be expensive—but it doesn’t have to be. If you have the right knowledge and tools, you can do it for less than $75. This post will give you the knowledge and the tools you need to do it yourself—all in 10 minutes or less. Getting yourself an American Express […]
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.
The American Express Gold Rewards Card is a great choice for a Membership Rewards (MR) points earning card on a medium budget. With $100 USD in hotel credit (~$130 CAD), a free additional card worth another $50, and loads more benefits like great travel insurance, complimentary room upgrades and more, you’ll be making money just by signing up and keeping it in your wallet, even after paying the $150 annual fee. In addition, the flexibility of MR points means that you’ll always find a great way to spend them, and even if you don’t, you can always redeem them for a statement credit.
The 25,000 MR points welcome bonus makes the American Express Gold Rewards Card an excellent value.
The American Express AeroplanPlus Reserve card is one of the best travel cards for Canadians. It comes with unlimited worldwide Maple Leaf Lounge and Priority Pass lounge access, $200 annual travel credit and a complimentary annual partner ticket worth up to 25,000 Aeroplan miles, along with the Amex Concierge service, all of which makes this card a smart choice year after year.
Add in an impressive 50,000 miles welcome bonus, and you’ll quckly see why this is a strong contender for the best travel card you can get your hands on.
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 […]
This review covers the benefits, costs and little-known tricks of the American Express® Aeroplanplus® Platinum Card. You can read our separate posts on the other three members of this card family, the regular Aeroplanplus® Card, the Aeroplanplus® Gold Card and the Aeroplanplus® Reserve Card. You can also read our post on the comparison of the […]
The Triangle Mastercard is the easiest Canadian credit card to qualify for with worthwhile benefits to enjoy It is the basic credit card amongst the Triangle credit card family introduced by Canadian Tire. Considering that Canadian Tire is a reputable and known brand in Canada, it makes sense for them to expand into the credit […]
If you’re a small-business owner and you use AIR MILES®, it’s a great idea to sign up to an AIR MILES® card, because it will help boost your air miles balance. The American Express AIR MILES® Business Card is an excellent choice because it brings a 2,000 miles welcome bonus, great earning rates, travel insurance and plenty of Amex business solutions. Read on to learn all the basics about Amex’s best AIR MILES Card for small businesses.