The Best Way to Earn Amex Membership Rewards Points

Here are a few of the best strategies to rack up the most points with the american express gold rewards card: This assumes that you are using the amex points to convert into aeroplan points at a ration of 1:1 (which is absolutely the best thing to do with them)

  • Buy gift cards at shoppers drugmart
    • works especially well if you buy giftcards for places that don’t take amex
    • works well for any place that doesn’t give you double points (as shoppers does give you double points)
    • you also get to collect shoppers optimum points
  • Swipe your aeroplan card before pumping gas at esso
    • get 2 amex points for ever $1 spent, plus 1 aeroplan for every $3 spent
  • Buy Gift Cards at Canadian Tire (only good if you buy a lot of stuff at canadian tire..)
    • Cash back in Canadian tire money, plus 1 amex point per $1 spent
    • One Option: Buy Canadian Tire Gas Station gift cards

Check out our list of retailers that take american express for more ideas