Every year, I make sure I set time aside to travel to Tokyo for inspiration. Whether I am at home or abroad, there’s always one consistent thing that I find myself using whenever I need to purchase something, and that’s my American Express Canada Gold Rewards Card. This is because I earn two points for every $1 spent on eligible travel and everyday purchases, like grocery and gas and one point for every $1 spent everywhere else. I really maximize my points as a frequent traveller, earning points on every adventure I take and that motivates me to use them towards my next trip! This also helps to streamline my day-to-day purchases to one card, and I can track it all on the Amex App.

My yearly Tokyo voyage usually happens closer to November, which gives me time to accumulate points to use towards my flight to Japan. I’m smitten by the Japanese culture, its practice of minimalism, honour, and its adoption of Americana within its fashion. Besides taking in the sights and sounds, I love to shop in Tokyo.

I’m always looking for the opportunity to save on the trip, so it’s great that I can book any travel using my Gold Rewards Card then redeem points to cover all or part of the charge up to a year later. This freedom allows me to keep my life moving and I can rest easy knowing that my trip has already been taken care of! What’s more is that flights aren’t the only thing I can use my points for, I can use them to redeem for  hotels, car rentals, and even vacation packages that have been charged to my Card.

Whether it’s for work or pleasure, travelling is one of the most important facets of my life. That said, I will never turn down the opportunity to get on a plane to visit somewhere new. I believe that travel cures ignorance. Once you experience a new culture, you become aware of its nuances, values, and you begin to realize that we share many qualities.

The Gold Rewards Card helps me realize the potential travel opportunities that come with being a Cardmember. Learn more about the benefits and rewards of being an American Express Canada Gold Rewards Cardmember here.


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