Rewards Canada names American Express Gold Rewards Card as Best Overall Travel Reward Card in 2016

TORONTO, Jan. 20, 2016 /CNW/ - American Express Canada has claimed the number one title for Rewards Canada's newly added Top Travel Rewards Card Overall category. The American Express Gold Rewards Card has been recognized as the best travel card for its rewards flexibility, opportunity to earn a welcome bonus and ease of redemption. Additionally, American Express Cards swept four of the six categories in this year's eighth annual rankings.

"We are so happy that our Gold Rewards Card has been recognized by Rewards Canada as the Best Overall Travel Reward Card," said Megan McKee, Vice President, Consumer Card Services, American Express Canada. "This win is indicative of our continuous commitment to provide our Cardmembers with exceptional products that offer outstanding travel benefits and best-in-class service."

The rankings by Rewards Canada looks at over 75 different credit cards offering travel rewards for Canadians and evaluates various factors including cost of ownership, rate of return, the associated loyalty program (co-brand), ease of redemption, Card acceptance, partnerships, issuing bank and benefits. This year, the Cards are ranked in six main categories which include: Top Travel Rewards Card Overall, Top Travel Points Credit Card (with annual fee), Top Travel Points Credit Card (with no annual fee), Top Hybrid Travel Credit / Charge Card (with annual fee), Top Airline Credit / Charge Card, Top Hotel Points Credit Card. 

The following American Express Cards were ranked as the number one Card in their category:

  • American Express Gold Rewards Card as Top Rewards Card Overall
  • American Express Blue Sky Credit Card as Top Travel Points Credit Card (with no annual fee)
  • American Express Gold Rewards Card as Top Hybrid Credit/Charge Card (with annual fee)
  • Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express as Top Hotel Credit Card

As well, the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express ranked fourth in the Top Rewards Card Overall category, the Scotiabank Gold American Express Card ranked third in the Top Travel Points Credit Card (with annual fee) category, the American Express AIR MILES Credit Card ranked third in the Top Travel Points Credit Card (with no annual fee) category, and the Platinum Card from American Express ranked third in the Top Hybrid Credit/Charge Card (with annual fee) category. For more information on the Rewards Canada Top Travel Rewards Credit Cards rankings for 2016, please visit: http://www.rewardscanada.ca/topcc2016/

About American Express Canada

American Express in Canada operates as Amex Bank of Canada and Amex Canada Inc. Both are wholly owned subsidiaries of the New York based American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc., the largest operating unit of the American Express Company. Amex Bank of Canada is the issuer of American Express charge and credit cards, with outstanding products like The SimplyCash ™ Card from American Express ©, The American Express® Gold Rewards Card, and the American Express® AeroplanPlus® Gold Card. American Express opened its first offices in Toronto and Hamilton in 1853. For more information, visit AmericanExpress.ca or connect with us at Facebook.com/AmericanExpressCanada and YouTube.com/AmericanExpressCAD

SOURCE American Express Canada

For further information: For media inquiries: Amanda Betti, American Express Canada, 437-836-5148


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