Last year I managed to nearly double my credit card rewards (to more than $1,500) by signing up for a few select promotions that paid juicy bonus points.

I wasn’t sure I’d be able to find such good deals again this year because several banks and credit card providers were discontinuing or devaluing their premier rewards cards. But I was wrong.

Today I signed up for the American Express Air Miles Platinum credit card. The offer is a good one. Earn 2,000 Air Miles when you charge $500 to your card within the first three months. The annual fee – only $65 to begin with – is waived in the first year.

American Express Air Miles Platinum Credit Card

American Express Air Miles Platinum Credit Card

I prefer Air Miles Cash to Air Miles Dream rewards because I like the instant gratification of the eVoucher program. 95 Air Miles gets you $10 off at grocery stores, gas stations, or the movies, to name a few. That means 2,000 Air Miles can get me more than $210 worth of stuff that I would normally buy anyway.

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Use the American Express Air Miles Platinum card at Air Miles sponsors and at other eligible grocery stores, gas stations, and drugstores in Canada and earn 1 Air Miles for every $10 spent.

When it comes to my core spending I stick with the Scotia Momentum Visa Infinite card for groceries, gas, drug store, and recurring bill payments, and the Capital One Aspire Travel World Elite MasterCard for everything else.

What I look for in a supplementary card is a rich bonus offer that is easy to attain so I don’t have to go out of my way to earn more points. I prefer a no-fee card, or else an offer that waives the annual fee in the first year. I also want to make sure the rewards are easy to redeem so I’m not stuck with unused points.

The American Express Air Miles Platinum card ticked all three of those boxes for me. Spending $500 within three months is very reasonable. The $65 annual fee is waived in the first year. And 2,000 Air Miles can easily be redeemed using the Air Miles eVoucher program, which I already use regularly.

Click here to take advantage of this credit card offer and enjoy 2,000 bonus Air Miles.

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