One of the fun things about being a famous traveller (ok, I know I’m not famous, but indulge my ego for a moment please) is that sometimes a company will send me something travel related to test out for them. In a most recent case, the new American Express AIR MILES Platinum Credit Card has been placed on my lap to give a whirl. Along with the card they also gave me 2,500 bonus miles to go along with the 500 miles that you get just for signing up for the card.

American Express Airmiles Platinum Card

I swear I didn’t photoshop my title in there.

Over the next couple months I’m going to be updating my fans (ok,ok, I know… I’m not famous) on my experience with the card. For now, I’m just going to see what I can get with the provided miles.

I am heading home to Canada this December to make sure it’s still cold up there, so I thought it would be a good idea to use the miles to fly across the country. A Flight from Toronto to Calgary is only going to run me about 1,500 miles. Meaning I’ll get the flight from visiting my sister in Toronto to home for free. Good deal right?  However, that leaves me with a dilemma. I have another 1,500 miles to spend. I’ve decided that I want your help to spend them. Heck, if someone comes up with a good enough reason I might even give them to someone in Canada that collects AIR MILES.  Have a look at the AIR MILES Canada website and tell me how you think I should spend the remaining miles?

Beyond the fun I’m going to have using the miles, the credit card appears to be a great way to collect miles for vacations, hotels, or even things like sporting events or concerts. The new card offers a higher earn rate of 1 reward mile for every $10 spent on my everyday spending such asw at gas stations, drugstores and grocery stores. It also offers 1 mile every $10 spent at an AIR MILES sponsor and 1 for every $15 spent anywhere else, a couple months’ worth of spending on the Card could get you a trip across the country.

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