Scotiabank Gold American Express® Card
Earn 5 Scotia Rewards®* points on every $1 CAD you spend on eligible purchases.2
The only major bank that saves you 2.5% on foreign transaction fees.9∆
Earn up to 50,000 bonus Scotia Rewards points (that’s up to $500 towards travel)1 and no annual fee in the first year, including supplementary cards.1 Plus, get a 0.00% introductory interest rate on balance transfers for the first 6 months.1
(22.99% after that; annual fee $120) (1% balance transfer fee).1
Scotiabank Gold American Express® Card
Fees and rates
19.99% / 22.99%
On purchases / cash advances
Minimum credit limit
Each supplementary Card
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.9
Your award-winning card
Winner of the 2021 Rewards Canada Top Travel Points Credit Card (annual fees)‡
Winner of the 2021 MoneySense Best Rewards Cards (everyday use)
Winner of the 2021 creditcardGenius Best Flexible Credit Card±
Winner of the 2020 MoneySense Best Travel Card for everyday use
What's included with your Card
More life, more rewards2
eat in & eat out
Earn 5X Scotia Rewards points for every $1 CAD spent on eligible grocery stores, restaurants, fast food, and drinking establishments. Includes popular food delivery and food subscriptions.
watch & cheer
Earn 5X Scotia Rewards points for every $1 CAD spent on eligible entertainment purchases. Includes movies, theatre, and ticket agencies.
With these merchants and more.2
ride & drive
Earn 3X Scotia Rewards points for every $1 CAD spent on eligible gas and daily transit. Includes rideshare, buses, taxis, subway, and more.
listen & stream
Earn 3X Scotia Rewards points for every $1 CAD spent on eligible select streaming services.
With these merchants and more.2
Earn 1X Scotia Rewards point for every $1 spent on every other purchase.
For more information on rewards visit Scotia Rewards.
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.
Get the Scotiabank Gold American Express® Card
Pay no foreign transaction fees
Check out how your card saves you 2.5% on all your foreign currency purchases.8
Save 2.5% while cross-border shopping online.8
Watch the video to see how it works.
The 50,000 Bonus Scotia Rewards Points, First Year Annual Fee Waiver and Introductory 0.00% Balance Transfer Rate Offer (the “Offer”) applies only to new Scotiabank Gold American Express credit card accounts (“Accounts”) opened by November 21, 2021 and is subject to the below terms and conditions. Offer may be changed, cancelled or extended without notice at any time and cannot be combined with any other offers.
Eligibility and Exclusions: Individuals who are currently or were previously primary or secondary cardholders of a Scotiabank retail credit card in the past 2 years, including those that switch from an existing Scotiabank retail 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 eligible for the Offer.
50,000 Bonus Scotia Rewards Point Offer Description and Conditions: To be eligible for 30,000 bonus Scotia Rewards points (the “30,000 Point Bonus”), you must open a new Account by November 21, 2021 and have at least $1,000 in eligible purchases posted to your new Account in the first 3 months. To be eligible for an additional 20,000 bonus Scotia Rewards points (the “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) from the 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, Scotia® Credit Card Cheques or cash-like transactions), interest, fees or other charges.
The 30,000 Point Bonus will be credited to the primary cardholder’s Scotia Rewards 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 from the Account open date, provided the Account is open and in good standing. The 20,000 Point Bonus will be credited to the primary cardholder’s Scotia Rewards 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.
First Year Annual Fee Waiver Offer Description and Conditions: We will waive the initial annual fee for the primary card and each additional supplementary card on the Account for the first year only.
Introductory 0.00% Balance Transfer Rate Offer Conditions: The introductory 0.00% interest rate on balance transfers applies only to cash advances (including balance transfers, Scotia® Credit Card Cheques and cash-like transactions) (collectively “Cash Advances”) subject to the conditions below. This introductory rate applies when the new Account is opened by November 21, 2021 and will continue for 6 months from date of Account opening (the “Promotional Period”). This Offer is subject to any available limit for Cash Advances (the “Cash Advance Available Limit”) on your Account. This Offer cannot be used to transfer a balance from another Scotiabank Account, or to make a payment or deposit to another Scotiabank Account. After the Promotional Period, the 0.00% interest rate on any promotional Cash Advances (including any that remain unpaid after the Promotional Period ends) will increase to the preferred interest rate on Cash Advances (currently 22.99%). A Balance Transfer fee of 1% of the amount of each Balance Transfer transferred during the Promotional Period applies. If you don’t pay the minimum payment on your Account by the payment due date on your statement, two times in any consecutive 12-month period, you will lose the benefit of this promotional rate Offer and the interest rates that apply on any unpaid balance will increase to the standard annual interest rates that apply to your Account (currently 24.99% on purchases and 27.99% on Cash Advances).
In general, if you make a payment that exceeds the minimum payment on your statement, we will apply your payment on a proportionate basis among each group of billed charges on your Account. We group charges based on the interest rate that applies to the group of charges. Your payment cannot be applied to the balance(s) of your choice. See your credit card agreement for more information about how we apply payments to your Account.
Rates and Fees: The current annual fee is $120 for the primary card and $29 for each additional supplementary card.
The current preferred annual interest rates for the Account are: 19.99% on purchases and 22.99% on cash advances (including balance transfers, Scotia® Credit Card Cheques and cash-like transactions).
All rates, fees, features and benefits are subject to change.
You will earn the accelerated Scotia Rewards points (5X or 3X as applicable) under the Scotia Rewards Program (the “Program”) if you make purchases in Canadian currency only. For purchases that are made in foreign currency, you will only earn 1 Scotia Rewards point for every $1 charged to the Scotiabank American Express® credit card (the “Account”) once that foreign currency has been converted into Canadian dollars.
Scotia Rewards points are awarded for purchases charged to Account. Scotia Rewards points earn rate: The ﬁrst accelerated earn rate is 5 Scotia Reward points (as applicable) per $1 charged to the Account for purchases in Canadian currency at merchant locations classiﬁed as Groceries, Dining and Entertainment. The second accelerated earn rate is 3 Scotia Reward points (as applicable) per $1 charged to the Account for purchases in Canadian currency at merchant locations classiﬁed as Gas, Daily Transit and Select Streaming Services. The regular earn rate is 1 Scotia Reward point per $1 for all other purchases charged to the account. Merchants qualifying for the accelerated earn rate: The accelerated earn rates applies to purchases made at American Express merchants in the Grocery Stores and Supermarkets (Merchant Code: 5411), Dining including Eating Places and Restaurants, Drinking Places, and Fast Food Restaurants, and Delivery of Food as a primary business. (Merchant Code: 5812, 5813, 5814, 5824, 5967 and 7311). Entertainment including Motion Picture Theatres, Theatrical Producers and Ticket Agencies, Bands, Orchestras and Miscellaneous Entertainers (Merchant Code: 7832, 7922, 7929) and 3X points for Gas including Gas Service Stations (with or without Ancillary Services) and Automated Fuel Dispensers (Merchant Code: 5541 and 5542). Daily Transit including Local and Suburban Commuter Passenger Transportation, including Ferries, Passenger Railways, Taxicabs and Limousines, Bus Lines, Transportation Services (Not elsewhere Classiﬁed) (Merchant Code: 4121, 4111, 4112, 4131, 4784, 4789). Select Streaming Services including (4899, 5967, 5969, 7399) and whose primary business and related services as identiﬁed by Scotiabank are eligible streaming services (excluding gaming). Eligible streaming service merchants are subject to change. Some merchants may sell these products/services or are separate merchants who are located on the premises of these merchants, but are classiﬁed by American Express in another manner, in which case this added beneﬁt would not apply. Spend threshold for the accelerated earn rate: The first and second accelerated earn rate applies to the ﬁrst $50,000 in purchases annually on the Account, at merchants qualifying for the accelerated earn rate, which will be calculated from January 1st to December 31st each year. Once you exceed this threshold, you will continue earning points at the regular earn rate of 1 point per $1 in purchases. Eligibility: Cash advances (including Balance Transfers, Scotia Credit Card Cheques and Cash-Like Transactions), interest, fees or other charges, card payments and returns, refunds or other similar credits do not earn Scotia Rewards points. Scotia Rewards 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 to an Account that is not open when the statement is issued.
Scotia Rewards Travel Service and Travel Booking Site provided by a duly licensed 3rd party travel agent HRG (Hogg Robinson Group).
You can purchase eligible travel or related travel expenses at a travel provider other than the Scotia Rewards Travel Service (e.g., other travel agencies, tour operators and online travel websites) (the “Other Travel Suppliers”). These types of purchases at Other Travel Suppliers are called “Post Purchase Travel Redemptions.” Scotia Rewards points are redeemable for Post Purchase Travel Redemptions made through your Program Card. To redeem Scotia Rewards points for a Post Purchase Travel Redemption at Other Travel Suppliers, the purchase must first appear (post) on the Program Card Account. Scotia Rewards Cardmembers can then redeem points towards the amount of the Post Purchase Travel Redemption charged to the Program Account through scotiarewards.com or by calling 1-800-665-2582.The Post Purchase Travel Redemption must be charged on your Program Card Account and recognized by our systems with the Merchant Category Codes or identifiers: airlines & air carriers – 4511; airports, flying fields, and airport terminals – 4582; lodgings, hotels, motels and resorts – 7011; trailer parks and campgrounds – 7033; passenger railways – 4112; bus lines – 4131; steamship and cruise lines – 4411; travel agencies and tour operators – 4722; automobile rental agency – 7512; motor home and recreational vehicle rentals – 7519. These Merchant codes/identifiers and categories are subject to change. The Post Purchase Travel Redemption can include related taxes, booking fees, airport fees and travel insurance premiums. You must redeem Scotia Rewards points within 12 months from the date when the Post Purchase Travel Redemption is posted to the Program Card Account (the posting date). It may take up to two statement periods for the points redeemed towards a Post Purchase Travel Redemption to appear as a credit on your Program Card Account. Points redeemed cannot be reversed once posted to the Account. To redeem Scotia Rewards Points towards your Post Purchase Travel Redemption, the Program Card Account must be open and in good standing. The value of the points redeemed cannot exceed the amount of the Post Purchase Travel Redemption charged to your Program Card Account. The minimum point redemption is 5,000 points (5,000 points is equivalent to $50 in travel savings) each time a redemption towards a Post Purchase Travel Redemption is made.
Concierge Service provided by a duly licensed 3rd party premium concierge provider (currently Hogg Robinson Canada Inc. (HRG). Provider is subject to change by The Bank of Nova Scotia.
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
Best available price guarantee on airfares is provided by HRG and is only available within 24 hours of time of booking. All offers are based on availability. Offers are subject to merchants’ standard booking requirements, terms, and conditions. Offer cannot be combined with other offers, promotions, discounts, or programs, and may not be redeemed for cash. Complete terms and conditions are available at scotiarewards.com. The Bank of Nova Scotia is not responsible for the best available price guarantee.
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.
Travel Advantage is supplied by a third party (currently Hogg Robinson Canada Inc. (HRG) and subject to change).
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.
Scotia Rewards points can be converted into SCENE points and SCENE points can be converted into Scotia Rewards points. To do so, you must have a Scotiabank card account that earns Scotia Rewards points (the “Scotiabank Program Card Account”) and is in good standing, and a valid SCENE membership card. You must convert a minimum of 1,000 points per conversion. You can convert points up to a maximum of 4 times within a 24-hour period. Conversions cannot be reversed or cancelled once completed. These conversions are subject to the terms of your Points Conversion Terms and Conditions. See the Points Conversion Terms and Conditions on scotiarewards.com for full details.
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 I banks as of March 26, 2019.
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