MilesBuzz: Canada

    Hide Wikipost
Old Aug 30, 19, 4:27 am   -   Wikipost
Please read: This is a community-maintained wiki post containing the most important information from this thread. You may edit the Wiki once you have been on FT for 90 days and have made 90 posts.
 
Last edit by: jerry305
Wiki Link
Print Wikipost

Old Jan 8, 15, 8:27 am
  #1321  
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: YYZish
Posts: 207
deleted

Last edited by NotJustDreaming; Jan 8, 15 at 8:35 am Reason: error
NotJustDreaming is offline  
Old Jan 8, 15, 8:32 am
  #1322  
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: YYZish
Posts: 207
deleted

Last edited by NotJustDreaming; Jan 8, 15 at 8:35 am Reason: error
NotJustDreaming is offline  
Old Jan 8, 15, 8:36 am
  #1323  
Marriott Contributor Badge
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: YUL
Programs: Occasional RTW club
Posts: 6,164
Yeah you scared me Just opened a Biz, no annual fee. Phew.
Pseudo Nim is offline  
Old Jan 10, 15, 6:28 pm
  #1324  
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Programs: Aeroplan, BA Avios, Delta Skymiles, AAdvantage
Posts: 136
Lightbulb Amex 100k

I assure you guys that this was a targeted offer.

I'm trying to find that website I stumbled on earlier this week. I'll get back to you guys...

But yeah, it could be my bad because when googling it, only US offers popped up.

In retrospect, you could still try for a possible 50k plat. Maybe more through GCR or RC... Sweet (but not as sweet as 100... )

Phil
Cphil1 is offline  
Old Jan 12, 15, 12:05 pm
  #1325  
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: YVR
Programs: TK Gold, Alitalia Gold, AB Gold, MPC, SPG Gold, IHG, Marriott Silvr, BW Plat, AA, BA, JP
Posts: 238
Just got an email from spg for amex spg. Offering 20000 points after 500 spent but NO fyf. I guess it increased from 10000....
sunnyzip is offline  
Old Jan 12, 15, 1:11 pm
  #1326  
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Programs: Hyatt Diamond, Hilton Diamond, SPG Gold..Flying around the world
Posts: 1,081
Originally Posted by sunnyzip View Post
Just got an email from spg for amex spg. Offering 20000 points after 500 spent but NO fyf. I guess it increased from 10000....
No referral
alexisonsmith is offline  
Old Jan 12, 15, 1:26 pm
  #1327  
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: YYZ
Posts: 1,655
Buying 20,000 SPG for $120 is not a terrible deal - hopefully there are some referrals that come up soon with 20K.
tng11 is offline  
Old Jan 12, 15, 2:23 pm
  #1328  
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: YQM
Posts: 337
Originally Posted by sunnyzip View Post
Just got an email from spg for amex spg. Offering 20000 points after 500 spent but NO fyf. I guess it increased from 10000....
Clicking through GCR only shows 10000 points bonus.

But you can find the link for the 20000 points offer on SPG website. It is a public offer : http://www.americanexpress.ca/SPGNTMultiLPEn
It's worth nothing that you can also select the Business version of the card, with the same bonus, using this link.
Hyacinthe is offline  
Old Jan 12, 15, 4:34 pm
  #1329  
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: YYZ
Posts: 528
Originally Posted by Hyacinthe View Post
Clicking through GCR only shows 10000 points bonus.

But you can find the link for the 20000 points offer on SPG website. It is a public offer : http://www.americanexpress.ca/SPGNTMultiLPEn
It's worth nothing that you can also select the Business version of the card, with the same bonus, using this link.
Also note that the spending requirement for the biz is $1000 instead of $500. The annual fee is also $150 instead of $120.
zer0k1 is offline  
Old Jan 12, 15, 8:20 pm
  #1330  
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: yyz
Posts: 1,544
Sweet...I've been waiting for the 20k offer. I'm wondering if I get the biz version, in case the offer on the Amex website for personal goes to 20k (and get a referral bonus).
grandgourmand is offline  
Old Jan 12, 15, 8:25 pm
  #1331  
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Programs: 24 million points to burn!
Posts: 1,503
I view this as a 25K airline miles bonus (can you say Alaska Airlines?) WITH a $120 AF. Not jumping on this one...unless a juicy referral comes through like last year's version.
Preacher7 is offline  
Old Jan 12, 15, 9:58 pm
  #1332  
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: YYZ-ish
Programs: *void
Posts: 2,222
Originally Posted by grandgourmand View Post
Sweet...I've been waiting for the 20k offer. I'm wondering if I get the biz version, in case the offer on the Amex website for personal goes to 20k (and get a referral bonus).
The thing you have to be aware of is that Amex Canada only allows you to carry a maximum of TWO credit cards...so, if you have another Amex CC product (Airmiles, Blue Sky, SimplyAmex, Holt Renfrew), then you might be in a sticky situation when you try to self-refer from the Biz SPG to regular SPG. This happened to me once before, but I found Amex to be very 'accommodating' to my needs...again, though there are nay-sayers out there, I DO firmly believe that having a GOOD relationship with Amex pays off in the long run, when it comes to churning their cards.
JJonahJ is offline  
Old Jan 13, 15, 4:55 am
  #1333  
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: yyz
Posts: 1,544
Originally Posted by JJonahJ View Post
The thing you have to be aware of is that Amex Canada only allows you to carry a maximum of TWO credit cards...so, if you have another Amex CC product (Airmiles, Blue Sky, SimplyAmex, Holt Renfrew), then you might be in a sticky situation when you try to self-refer from the Biz SPG to regular SPG. This happened to me once before, but I found Amex to be very 'accommodating' to my needs...again, though there are nay-sayers out there, I DO firmly believe that having a GOOD relationship with Amex pays off in the long run, when it comes to churning their cards.
Good thing I have zero credit cards with Amex!

I think the SPG card at 20k is a no-brainer if you (or your spouse) don't have the card so don't care about the referral. 0.6c per SPG point, yes please! And I would use it as a primary card, effectively earning 1.25x points (assuming 20k transfer bonus of 25%) in various airline programs. but of course, opinions differ.
grandgourmand is offline  
Old Jan 13, 15, 6:05 am
  #1334  
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: YYZish
Posts: 207
Amex SPG

Hmm, I've been thinking about what to do with this card if it did not become first year free with a bonus.

MR points convert to SPG 2:1. I only use my Amex Gold at the 2x point places (gas, grocery, drug, air) and DH and I cross refer. I have lots of Amex MR spend because I buy gift cards at the drug store.

The Amex Biz Gold is fyf and 40,000 MR points. That's 20k SPG (current bonus). Plus the 15,000 MR referral which converts to 7,500 SPG. That beats the 5,000 SPG referral.

I told myself I'd pretend my Amex Biz sign up bonus and referral were the SPG version instead. And tried to convince myself that my 2x MR spend would have been just 1 SPG point if I made that my go to card.

I'm not good at mental accounting because I always go back to 'best value'. But I at least convinced myself I should hold out for fyf on the SPG.
NotJustDreaming is offline  
Old Jan 13, 15, 7:17 am
  #1335  
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: YVR
Posts: 623
It looks like the TD aeroplan 25K bonus with FYF is back!
http://www.tdcanadatrust.com/product...urceCode=rePwQ
prmetime is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread