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[American Express] Amex Platinum YYZ Duty Free $200 off $200 or more

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  • Feb 19th, 2018 12:33 pm
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May 25, 2009
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I'm flying through YYZ to the US on Westjet in Feb. It looks like we are flying through T3. What is there for duty free and is the shop going to be open at 6am?
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Aug 17, 2016
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Too bad I do not have plan to travel in near future, cant take advantage of this.
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May 13, 2005
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Montreal
dlau247 wrote:
Jan 5th, 2018 7:57 pm
wow you guys are rich if u have the amex platinum
dlau247 wrote:
Jan 6th, 2018 4:07 pm
that annual fee aint no joke though.
It's cheap. You could easily get one.

Amex Platinum Annual fee = $700

If you apply the Amex Platinum via referral, you will get 60000 Amex bonus points (>= $600) after spending $3000 in purchases in the first three months.
It also gives your $200 travel credit every year.

Total cost = $700 fee - $600 bonus points - $200 travel credit = -$100. You could see that Amex gives you $100 for Amex Platinum. You could cancel the card next year.

I haven't count this $200 duty fee rebate.
Last edited by X360 on Jan 6th, 2018 4:24 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Jul 31, 2012
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TORONTO
Nook wrote:
Dec 26th, 2017 1:23 pm
Alright guys, I went out and did a test for y’all.

I’ve shopped at the Terminal 1 US departures (transborder) duty free shop that sells cosmetics, colognes, chocolates and more. The sign for the store is actually Duty Free Store by Nuance (don’t know why the Pearson website has it labelled as Tax & Duty Free or whatever).

After 2 business days, I received my $200 credit from AMEX.

So go out and shop at the duty free shop at T1 Transborder; it’s eligible for the credit!
https://www.torontopearson.com/Componen ... 6442451376#

is this the right one? the picture looks different
Jr. Member
May 22, 2006
103 posts
3 upvotes
Richmond Hill
HBP wrote:
Dec 19th, 2017 4:22 pm
It's actually an amazing deal.

Considering this card already gives you 60,000 MR points (if you sign up via a referral from a current cardholder) which are worth at MINIMIUM $600, but can easily be worth in the thousands.
And on top of it, now you get $200 free at duty free? Wowowow.

Hopefully will be able to take advantage of this deal this week. Thanks OP. I got the email a few days ago but wouldn't have read it if I didn't see it here.
Please explain how it could be worth thousands? Really interested, not trying to be smart.
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Dec 22, 2014
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Peterborough, ON
sheriff7863 wrote:
Jan 6th, 2018 7:32 pm
Please explain how it could be worth thousands? Really interested, not trying to be smart.
Imagine you convert the 60k points to 30k SPG, then you can trade that for 10 weekend nights at SPG category 2 hotels (3000 pts/night) like Four Points by Sheraton London, for example. Probably worth more like $1500. Some of the "best" values are for stuff like Emarites/Singapore suites that sell for $$$$$ (but you would probably never spend $20k on a plane ticket anyway, would you?)
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May 30, 2005
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Richmond Hill
sheriff7863 wrote:
Jan 6th, 2018 7:32 pm
Please explain how it could be worth thousands? Really interested, not trying to be smart.
For most people, it's not worth "thousands", but easily over one thousand.
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Sep 3, 2003
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what other things do they sell at the T1 Duty Free (USA) - electronics, clothing/accessories?
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aerohead888 wrote:
Jan 6th, 2018 7:43 am
Will they put the booze in an official security bag? Going to NYC in a couple of weeks and would like to pick up a bottle but am worried about security at LGA and YYZ on the way home allowing it on carry on.
No, you will need to check the alcohol on your return leg back to Canada if it is over 100ml. TSA won't let you do carry on for your return leg.

Also, I don't think TSA recognizes tamper proof bags - they don't use those in the US.
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Jul 31, 2012
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TORONTO
Nook wrote:
Jan 6th, 2018 10:52 pm
They probably changed the sign after a few years. You will see the store from the image that I linked when you go there.
Thank you so much!
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Aug 27, 2007
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Got my $200 on Monday for my purchases made on Saturday
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Dec 11, 2005
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X360 wrote:
Jan 6th, 2018 4:24 pm
It's cheap. You could easily get one.

Amex Platinum Annual fee = $700

If you apply the Amex Platinum via referral, you will get 60000 Amex bonus points (>= $600) after spending $3000 in purchases in the first three months.
It also gives your $200 travel credit every year.

Total cost = $700 fee - $600 bonus points - $200 travel credit = -$100. You could see that Amex gives you $100 for Amex Platinum. You could cancel the card next year.

I haven't count this $200 duty fee rebate.
The first year is "cheap". Subsequent years are not... also it can be painful to try to use the stupid $200 credit because you HAVE TO book the travel through Amex which is not going to let you use any decent discount codes.
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