2017 American Express Cobalt (Canada)

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American Express Cobalt Credit Card

GCR $50 Rebate --> https://www.greatcanadianrebates.ca/...s/Amex-Cobalt/

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  • In your first year as a new Cobalt Cardmember, you can earn 2,500 Membership Rewards® points for each monthly billing period in which you spend $500 in net purchases on your Card. This could add up to 30,000 points in a year.
  • Limited Time Offer: Apply by 01/30/18 and you can earn a Welcome Bonus of 10,000 Membership Rewards® points when you spend a total of $3,000 in net purchases in your first 3 months
  • Earn 5 points for every $1 spent on Card purchases at eligible restaurants, bars, grocery stores and food delivery in Canada
  • Earn 2 points for every $1 spent on eligible transit & gas purchases in Canada and eligible travel purchases. That’s 2X the points on purchases that get you from point A to B
  • Earn 1 point for every $1 in Card purchases everywhere else. We won’t tell you where to spend, we’ll just reward you on your Card purchases
  • Get advance access to tickets to some of the hottest concerts, shows and events through Front Of The Line® by American Express Invites® and advance screenings to blockbuster movies. Plus, more great perks.
  • American Express is not responsible for maintaining or monitoring the accuracy of information on this website. For full details, current product information and Terms and Conditions, click the Apply now link.
  • $10 per month of Cardmembership ($120 annually)
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Old Sep 18, 17, 7:50 am
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2017 American Express Cobalt (Canada)

Anyone heard anything about it? I have a friend that received it in the mail today, and apparently it will be coming out in a week. She mentioned there's some sort of Bonus MR each month (some spending challenge?)

Annual cost? Bonus MR? benefits? Difference between gold/plat and cobalt?



EDIT

Just an update:

These are some of the particulars of the new American Express Cobalt Card -
  • 5x Points for Grocery/Food
  • 2x Points for Travel/Transit
  • 1x Points on other purchases
  • Annual Fee $120, split into 12 months payment of $10/mo
  • It is a Credit Card, not a Charge Card.
  • Reward earned is in MR with no inflation of price on redemption, but transfer of points to aeroplan/asia miles/etc is restricted
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Old Sep 18, 17, 10:07 am
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Heard nothing. Any more info from your friend?
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Old Sep 18, 17, 10:47 am
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interesting, ritz carlton had a cobalt status at one point
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Old Sep 18, 17, 1:09 pm
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Originally Posted by yscleo View Post
Heard nothing. Any more info from your friend?
All I saw is a Amex Card (Amex Cobalt), with a darker colour than platinum, but lighter than centurion. Apparently it's for "Food and Shopping" members. Just simply through assumption though, that MR will still be the reward point currency.

I'm curious to find out, because it looks very neat.

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Old Sep 18, 17, 2:02 pm
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Official AMEX listing for this CC here: https://www.americanexpress.com/ca/e...cpid=100291940



Some pics/sneak-peek:







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Old Sep 18, 17, 2:12 pm
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I'm intrigued...
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Old Sep 18, 17, 2:20 pm
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Some googling shows some videos by Notch Video on Vimeo.

Names were

Amex “Cobalt - Kai Dining” :15 // Submission For Delivery on Vimeo
Amex “Cobalt - Marcus Entertainment” :15 // Submission For Delivery ...
Amex “Cobalt - Trisha Dining” :15 // v2 on Vimeo

The videos have since been taken down but it looks like they're getting ready to release something.
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Old Sep 18, 17, 2:27 pm
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Probably similar to the US Amex EveryDay with MR points and the US Chase Freedom, capturing the no annual fee market as they currently lack a card in that segment.

If travel is a feature I hope it'll be the first no foreign transaction amex in Canada.
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Old Sep 18, 17, 2:35 pm
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It's official: https://www.americanexpress.com/ca/e...cpid=100291940
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Old Sep 18, 17, 2:59 pm
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After some quick digging:
https://player.vimeo.com/video/231342292?autoplay=1
https://player.vimeo.com/video/233437575?autoplay=1
https://player.vimeo.com/video/231341472?autoplay=1
https://player.vimeo.com/video/233441120?autoplay=1

5x points on groceries
5x on dining
2x on travel and transit

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Old Sep 18, 17, 3:07 pm
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So...5x groceries and dining, 2x transit based on the videos.

Not sure if travel (air fare hotel car rental taxi/uber) will be 2x or more.

Also this seem to be MR based, I wonder if it has the same access to gold/platinum transfer partners.
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Old Sep 18, 17, 3:18 pm
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AMEX launching a "Cobalt" card in Canada
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/28830992-post10.html

5x points on groceries
5x on dining
2x on travel and transit
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Old Sep 18, 17, 3:22 pm
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Just spoke with AMEX Platinum customer service.

Rep said that they are beginning to receive information and training material on this as of today. It will launch soon (99% it'll be next week as per rumours). Said that it earns bonus points on dining/transit/travel.

Rep said that it is a charge card, and that it will be MR based.
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Old Sep 18, 17, 3:22 pm
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Originally Posted by jix View Post
So...5x groceries and dining, 2x transit based on the videos.

Not sure if travel (air fare hotel car rental taxi/uber) will be 2x or more.

Also this seem to be MR based, I wonder if it has the same access to gold/platinum transfer partners.
2x is for transit AND travel, according to the videos
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Old Sep 18, 17, 3:28 pm
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AMEX launching a "Cobalt" card in Canada
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/28830992-post10.html

5x points on groceries
5x on dining
2x on travel and transit
Interesting. Wonder what the partner benefits are, higher/better than Plat? Or no partner benefits, just lots of MR earning?

edit: Looks like this one: https://www.americanexpress.com/au/c...r-credit-card/
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