American Express Canada Offers Canadians a New Way to Pay with Points

New benefit allows Cardmembers to redeem Membership Rewards on

TORONTO, Oct. 3, 2016 /CNW/ - American Express Canada is proud to introduce an exciting benefit that allows Membership Rewards points to be redeemed for purchases on Canadian Cardmembers enrolled in the Membership Rewards program can now pay for purchases, in part or in full, with their points on

"This partnership marks an evolution of our Membership Rewards program.  We know our Cardmember preferences range from travel to entertainment to retail and we strive to develop innovative benefits to suit their needs," said Laura Scheck, Director, Consumer Cards & Loyalty, American Express Canada. "This new benefit is not only simple to use but provides Cardmembers with the choice and flexibility to use their points for what they want." 

Cardmembers can enjoy the convenience and simplicity of this new payment option at checkout to purchase items such as books, video games and more. Cardmembers also have the option to use their points for a variety of rewards from the Membership Rewards program across popular categories, including Travel, Dining and Entertainment, Retail and Charities.

"We're excited to offer our Cardmembers even more freedom and flexibility to redeem their points," said Scheck. "The Membership Rewards program is all about offering our Cardmembers freedom, choice and value, and the partnership with is just one more way we're doing just that."

A Simple Way to Pay
Shopping with Membership Rewards points on is simple. Cardmembers need to complete a one-time registration to securely link their Membership Rewards account to their account.

  1. By visiting Cardmembers will be prompted to login with an existing account, or create a new one.
  2. They must then follow the instructions to link their Membership Rewards account to their account.
  3. Membership Rewards points are available immediately for use on any time Cardmembers are shopping.


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About American Express in 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 or connect with us at and

SOURCE American Express Canada

For further information: Maggie Dunlop, On behalf of American Express Canada,


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