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Jose Lopez - Weekend Getaway with Amex


My wife and I recently booked a trip for Victoria Day long weekend to Montreal. We chose Montreal because it’s only a 5-hour drive from Toronto, it’s one of our favourite Canadian cities and we had earned quite a few American Express Membership Rewards points that we wanted to use towards our hotel stay! Once we booked our hotel for the trip, all we had to do was login to our Amex account and use our points to offset the hotel purchase. So easy!

There was literally no shame in our game when it came to taking photos in every corner of our hotel. Everything was super picturesque and Insta-worthy. As soon as we arrived, we dropped off our bags and went straight to the rooftop bar to take in the city view.

The food in Montreal was top notch. I received so many great recommendations when it came to eats and I never had a bad meal throughout my stay.

I also found plenty of spots to get my caffeine fix. My Americano intake was at an all-time high because every corner I turned I’d find a cool cafe where I could sit and chill.

While I was on-the-go, I could keep an eye on spending throughout the trip using the Amex App – I viewed my balance and stayed on top of my account spending by keeping track of all my recent & pending transactions charged to my Card. The Amex App was also ideal for easy tap payments. It was super handy to be wallet-free all weekend.

Old Montreal is as scenic as it gets. The old European style buildings made me want to explore even more, so I hit the streets for a run. I also needed to work off some of the Croque Monsieurs I ate!

On our last night, we met a friend, a local, and went to an amazing sushi bar, Park. It didn’t disappoint!

And of course, we made sure to use our Amex on all our purchases to ensure we racked up those points. I’m always striving to travel more, so it only makes sense to accumulate more points so I can redeem them for more experiences from flight, hotels, car rentals and much more. We had a great trip in Montreal and will definitely be back again!

*This post was sponsored by Amex Bank of Canada. The views and opinions expressed in this blog, however, are purely my own.