Scotiabank Gold American Express® Card
Earn up to 6X the Scene+TM points on every $1 CAD you spend in Canada on eligible grocery, dining, and entertainment purchases.2
The only major bank that saves you 2.5% on foreign transaction fees.8∆
Earn up to $650* in value in the first 12 months, including up to 40,000 bonus Scene+ points.1
Scotiabank Gold American Express® Card
Is this Credit Card right for you?
Right for you if you:
- Want to obtain a convenient and secure payment method for everyday purchases
- Interested in building your credit history by making at least your minimum payments on time each month
- Want an interest free grace period on purchases
- Value the rewards and benefits that can be earned with this Card and willing to pay an annual fee
May not be right for you if you:
- Will be carrying an outstanding balance for a long period of time or using it for debt consolidation
- Prefer cash back rewards
- Rarely travel or make foreign currency purchase
Fees, rates & other information7
No foreign transaction fees
You will not pay 2.5% foreign transaction fees on any foreign currency purchases, including online shopping and when travelling abroad. Only the exchange rate applies.8
Your award-winning card
Winner of the 2023 MoneySense Best Rewards Card for everyday spending
Winner of the 2023 credit card Genius Best Foreign Exchange Credit Card±
Winner of the 2022 Rewards Canada Top Travel Points Credit Card (annual fees)‡
Winner of the 2022 credit card Genius Best Foreign Exchange Credit Card±
Ways to earn Scene+ points
Eat in and Eat out
Earn 5 Scene+ points2 for every $1 CAD you spend in Canada on Dining, Food Delivery, and other eligible grocery stores. Includes popular food delivery and food subscriptions.
Watch and Cheer
Earn 5 Scene+ points2 for every $1 CAD you spend in Canada eligible entertainment purchases. Includes movies, theatre, and ticket agencies.
Ride and Drive
Earn 3 Scene+ points2 for every $1 CAD you spend in Canada on eligible gas and daily transit options. Includes rideshare, buses, taxis, subway, and more.
Listen and Stream
Earn 3 Scene+ points2 for every $1 CAD you spend in Canada on eligible select streaming services.
Plus earn 1 Scene+ point for every $1 spent on all other eligible everyday purchases
Earn Scene+ points
New Earn and redeem Scene+ points when you shop at over 1,100 eligible grocery stores across Canada including Sobeys, Safeway, FreshCo, Foodland, and more.
Make every day more rewarding with Amex Offers®† With offers for shopping, dining, travel, and more, there’s something for everyone. Adding offers to your card is quick, easy, and best of all, incredibly rewarding.14
Amex Front Of the Line®
Cardmembers can purchase Front Of The Line® presale tickets to some of the most in-demand concerts, theatre productions, restaurants, and special events before the general public.
Cardmembers can also purchase Front Of The Line® Reserved tickets from a block of seats reserved exclusively for American Express during the public on-sale period for many major events.9
American Express Invites®
Enjoy a variety of special offers and events created just for you. From advance screenings of blockbuster movies, to weekend getaway packages and special online and in-store shopping deals, it’s never been easier to have an experience you’ll never forget.9
Book and redeem easily
Book and redeem any flight for any time through Scene+ Travel3, a full-service travel agency4.
Complimentary concierge services
Whether you need help booking your restaurant reservations or scoring tickets for a show, our concierge service is happy to assist you 24/7.5
Airport lounge access
Be confident that you’ll have a place to relax or catch up on business. Enjoy a preferred discount on the Priority Pass™ membership and access over 1200 VIP lounges around the world as a Scotiabank Gold American Express® Cardholder.6
Save time at the checkout
Tap your Scotiabank Gold American Express® Card on your smartphone for quick easy payments.12
Apple Pay – The easy, secure, and private way to pay with your eligible Scotiabank credit cards.12
Get a supplementary Card
Get an additional Card for a friend or family member by adding them as a supplementary cardholder to your Scotiabank Gold American Express® Card account.13
See your rewards and save.
Scene+ Program Terms and Conditions
Pay no foreign transaction fees
Check out how your card saves you 2.5% on all your foreign currency purchases.8
Save 2.5% on all your foreign currency purchases.8
Watch the video to see how it works.
Get the Scotiabank Gold American Express® Card
Scene+ makes every experience more rewarding.
Scene+ is our enhanced rewards program that allows members to earn and redeem points for travel, shopping, dining and more.
A bank account that does more, means you will too.
Receive an annual fee waiver on select credit cards by signing up for a Preferred Package or Ultimate Package.
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* Savings and reward potential in first 12 months based on the following card usage and offers:
$400 in travel rewards (40,000 bonus Scene+ points) when you spend $1,000 within your first 3 months (to earn 20,000 points) and when you spend $7,500 within your first 12 months (to earn an additional 20,000 points);
$33 in foreign transaction fee savings based on average first year annual foreign spend per account (save the 2.5% foreign transaction fee typically charged by other card issuers);
$247 in travel rewards (24,709 Scene+ points) on everyday purchases based on average annual first year spend on the Account with an average spend of 21% in 5x accelerator and 7% in 3X accelerator categories.
Potential First Year Value = up to $680
Actual savings and rewards earned will depend on individual card usage and eligibility for applicable offers. Conditions apply.
Offer Description and Conditions: The 40,000 Bonus Scene+ Points Offer (the “Offer”) applies only to new Scotiabank Gold American Express credit card accounts (“Accounts”) opened by October 31, 2023 and is subject to the conditions below. Offer may be changed, cancelled or extended without notice at any time and cannot be combined with any other offers.
40,000 Bonus Scene+ Point Offer Description and Conditions: To be eligible for 20,000 bonus Scene+ points (the “20,000 Point Bonus”), you must open a new Account by October 31, 2023 and have at least $1,000 in eligible purchases posted to your new Account in the first 3 months of the Account open date. To be eligible for an additional 20,000 bonus Scene+ points (the “Annual 20,000 Point Bonus”), you must have at least $7,500 in eligible purchases posted to your new Account in your first year (12 months) of Account open date. Eligible purchases include purchases (less any refunds, returns or other similar credits) but do not include payments, cash advances (including balance transfers or cash-like transactions), interest, fees or other charges.
The 20,000 Point Bonus will be credited to the primary cardholder’s Scene+ account within approximately 2-3 business days after the qualifying $1,000 in eligible purchases being posted to your Account within the first 3 months of Account open date, provided the Account is open and in good standing. The Annual 20,000 Point Bonus will be credited to the primary cardholder’s Scene+ account within approximately 2-3 business days after you have met the $7,500 annual spend threshold on the Account, provided your Account is open and in good standing. The Account is considered in good standing if it is not past due or over limit and the Cardholder(s) is not in breach of the Revolving Credit Agreement that applies to the Account. All other terms and conditions of the Program Terms continue to apply during the Offer period.
Eligibility and Exclusions: Individuals who are currently or were previously primary or secondary cardholders of a Scotiabank personal credit card in the past 2 years, including those that switch from an existing Scotiabank personal credit card, as well as employees of Scotiabank, are not eligible for the Offer. Subject to the above exclusions, Scotiabank small business credit cardholders are also eligible for the Offer.
Rates and Fees: The current annual fee is $120 for the primary card and $29 for each additional card (including those issued to co-borrowers and supplementary cardholders). The current preferred annual interest rates for the Account are: 20.99% on purchases and 22.99% on cash advances (including balance transfers and cash-like transactions). All rates, fees, features and benefits are outlined in the Application Disclosure Statement and are subject to change.ge.
You are awarded six (6) Scene+ Points for every eligible $1.00 CAD purchase made at Sobeys, IGA, Safeway, Foodland, FreshCo, Voilà by Sobeys, Voilà by IGA, Voilà by Safeway, Chalo! FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, IGA West, Les Marchés Tradition, Rachelle Béry, and Co-Op locations charged and posted to the Scotiabank Gold American Express Account. This list of eligible grocers may be changed from time to time without notice. See full list of participating merchants across Canada at scotiabank.com/participatingstores.
You are awarded five (5) Scene+ Points for every eligible $1.00 CAD purchase on all other grocery (not listed above), dining, and entertainment charged and posted to the Scotiabank Gold American Express Account. You are awarded three (3) Scene+ Points for every eligible $1.00 CAD purchase in gas, public transit and select streaming services purchases charged and posted to the Scotiabank Gold American Express Account (the earn rates for each of the above categories and merchants are referred to as the “Accelerated Earn Rates”). You are awarded one (1) Scene+ Point for every $1.00 in all other purchases of goods and services charged to the Scotiabank Gold American Express Account (the “Regular Earn Rate”).
You will earn the accelerated Scene+ Points (6X, 5X or 3X as applicable) under the Scene+ program if you make purchases in Canadian currency only. For purchases that are made in foreign currency, you will only earn 1 Scene+ Point for every $1 charged to the Scotiabank American Express® credit card once that foreign currency has been converted into Canadian dollars.
Merchant classifications – American Express network Purchases must be made at merchants classified through the American Express network with a Merchant Category Code (“MCC”) that identifies them in the American Express network in the “grocery”, “dining”, “entertainment”, “gas”, “streaming service” or “transit” category. Purchases at merchants where these categories are not their primary business do not qualify. Some merchants may (i) provide other goods or services; or (ii) have separate merchants located on their premises that may not be classified with an MCC under the Accelerated Earn Rate categories and such purchases will not earn the Accelerated Earn Rate as applicable. The Accelerated Earn Rates for the Scotiabank Gold American Express Card applies to the first $50,000 in purchases charged to the Scotiabank Gold American Express Account annually at merchants qualifying for the Accelerated Earn Rate, calculated annually from January 1st to December 31st each year. Once you exceed the applicable annual spend threshold, you will continue earning points at the Regular Earn Rate of one (1) Scene+ Point per $1.00 in purchases charged and posted to the Scotiabank Gold American Express Account. Eligibility: Only purchases earn Scene+ Points. Cash advances (including Balance Transfers and Cash-Like Transactions), fees, interest or other charges, returns, refunds or other similar credits to your Account do not qualify for Scene+ Points. Scene+ Points will not be posted to an Account that is not in good standing when purchases are made or when a statement is issued, or if the Account is not open when a statement is issued. See your Scene+ Points terms at www.scotiabank.com/sceneplus for full program details. All dollar amounts are in Canadian currency unless otherwise stated.
The Scene+ Travel website and call center are owned and operated by Expedia Group, a third-party travel service provider (the “Scene+ Travel Partner”). To earn or redeem Points, travel must be booked through the Scene+ Travel website or Scene+ Travel call centre. Travel booked via the Scene+ Travel call centre may be subject to a booking fee. Prices are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise specified. Prices and points requirement are available on the website, and subject to change. The Scene+ Travel Partner may impose terms and conditions that supplement the ‘Additional Terms and Conditions for Scene+ Travel’ included in the Scene+ Program Terms and Conditions. Scene LP and its owners are not responsible for the products and services made available to you by third parties.
Earning Scene+ Points for Scene+ Travel purchases: Scene+ points are earned on eligible travel purchases made through Scene+ Travel website or call centre (collectively “Scene+ Travel)”. Scene+ Points are only earned on the total value of hotel or car rental booking purchases (excluding taxes and fees) made through Scene+ Travel regardless of the payment method used for the purchase (Scene+ points redemption and/or payment card purchases). Points earned will be added to your Scene+ account within six weeks from the completion of your travel itinerary.
Paying for your eligible Scene+ Travel purchase: Points may be redeemed for the entire amount of the hotel or car rental booking purchases (including taxes and fees), or redeemed in part with the remaining balance paid by an available payment card.
Apply Points to Travel redemptions are only permitted towards an eligible travel purchase charged to a Scotiabank credit card or debit card that earns Scene+ Points. Redemptions must be requested through sceneplus.ca or the Scene+ app within 12 months of the travel purchase transaction date. Minimum Scene+ Point redemption thresholds apply. For full terms and conditions, click here.
Concierge Services are provided by a duly licensed third-party premium concierge provider (currently Ten Lifestyle Management Limited ("Ten" or "Ten Group")) and are subject to Terms & Conditions and Privacy Statement of that provider. Provider is subject to change by The Bank of Nova Scotia ("Scotiabank"). Scotiabank is not responsible for the Concierge Services, including the delivery of, or for any failure to deliver, any such services. By using the Concierge Services you must consent and agree to Ten Group's Terms & Conditions and Privacy Statement that apply.
Priority Pass™ membership includes access to airport lounges participating in the Priority Pass program. Certain terms, conditions and exclusions apply. Unless cancelled, Priority Pass membership automatically renews on its anniversary date. Priority Pass membership will be cancelled if your Scotiabank Gold American Express Card is cancelled. For complete Priority Pass terms and conditions, please visit prioritypass.com/Conditions-of-use
We will not charge you Foreign Transaction Fees on foreign currency transactions, including purchases, only the exchange rate applies. The term “Foreign Transaction Fees” is a substitute for “Foreign Currency Conversion” as described in the Disclosure Statement you received with your Card. This fee relates to the 2.5% mark-up that is typically charged by credit card issuers in addition to the exchange rate. See the Foreign Currency Conversion section of the Disclosure Statement for this Card for full details. Rates and fees are subject to change.
Purchase must be charged in full to an American Express® Card. Subject to availability and to event and ticketing terms, restrictions, verification procedures and fees. Tickets and packages may not be transferable and should not be resold. No refunds and no exchanges subject to merchant's obligations under applicable law. Any dispute related to an offer must be directed to the participating merchant. The Bank of Nova Scotia and its affiliates are not responsible for fulfilment of offers under the American Express Invites program. All offers are provided and fulfilled by participating merchants and are subject to the specific terms and conditions of the respective merchant. American Express® and its affiliates are not liable or otherwise responsible for any offer or experience made available under this program, and are not responsible for fulfilment, any changes or cancellation of any offer.
Under all insurance coverages or services, certain limitations, restrictions and exclusions apply, including a pre-existing condition exclusion for certain benefits. Please see the Certificates of Insurance for full coverage details. Coverages are underwritten by The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company and its wholly owned subsidiary First North American Insurance Company. The Bank of Nova Scotia is not an insurer. All insurance claims must be forwarded to the insurance providers.
Apple Pay works with iPhone 6 and later in stores, apps, and websites in Safari; with Apple Watch in stores and apps; with iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3 and later in apps and websites; and with Mac in Safari with an Apple Pay enabled iPhone 6 or later or Apple Watch. For a list of compatible Apple Pay devices, see support.apple.com/km207105.
The Primary Cardholder on the Scotiabank Gold American Express® Card Account (the “Account”) is responsible for all charges to the Account including those made by the additional Supplementary Cardholder.
Select offers are brought to you by American Express. The Bank of Nova Scotia is not responsible for the offers, or any third party services, provided under the Amex Offers program. American Express reserves the right to vary any eligibility criteria or the Terms prior to you registering for the offer. If you do not agree with the Terms, you must not participate in the offer.
Compared to other consumer credit cards publicly offered by Canadian Schedule 1 banks as of March 3, 2023.
Registered trademarks of The Bank of Nova Scotia. American Express is a registered trademark of American Express. This credit card program is issued and administered by the Bank of Nova Scotia under license from American Express.