How my boys, vacations and Amex & AIR MILES are better together!

Yesterday my youngest was home sick from school. It’s not often I only have one child home in the house with me and after he showed up at my side a few times looking sad and asking “how much longer until the brothers come home?”, I was reminded that my son and his brothers are better together. 

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Having all boys so close in age means they always have their best friends to play with; a video game challenger, a worthy wrestling opponent and someone to giggle with in the dark at bedtime. While they do need to have some alone time, the boys need their partners in crime more than anything else and when the gangs all here, they truly are better together .

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Someone else looks a little lost without their partner too! 

The best jockey in the world is only as good as his horse and even the most beautiful dancer knows it takes two to tango. This is what I’m realizing about my boys as well, while they are perfectly awesome little boys on their own, as a family we are even stronger and can have the most fun all together! This is one of the reasons we make it a priority to take trips as a family as often as we can. 

As a family of five, though, vacation expenses can add up. Collecting AIR MILES is a great way to earn rewards that help get us where we want to go. On its own, it’s a great program, but pairing my AIR MILES Collector Card with an Amex AIR MILES Credit Card makes it easy and quick to rack up your AIR MILES rewards even faster! They’re just better together. If you use one without the other, you’re missing out on the big picture!

I’m always shopping in the city and online for the family. On a regular basis I visit Foodland, Old Navy, Toys R Us and Shell. By passing the cashier both an AIR MILES Collector Card and an Amex AIR MILES Credit Card, I can earn twice as many reward miles! The American Express AIR MILES Credit Card can also allow me to earn AIR MILES even when I’m shopping at stores that aren’t AIR MILES Sponsors, a definite bonus to really rack up those reward miles fast!

Visit the American Express website to learn more about the suite American Express AIR MILES Cards and discover which one is best for you. Don’t forget to keep it near it’s partner, the AIR MILES Collector Card so you double your rewards and get your family on their next great adventure faster! 

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


  1. I was thinking of getting an AMEX credit card just to double up on the Air Miles. But then I’d probably forget to pay the bill. lol

  2. loucheryl says:

    I have an Amex Air Miles card! It’s FAB!

  3. We have the amex aeroplan card. I’ll have to compare the two…

  4. It may be something to look into.

  5. Grabbing double the miles is always a perk!

  6. Laurie P says:

    That photo is absolutely perfect!


  7. I LOVE your photos! I’m also a big fan of AirMiles! My favourite! I recently went to PEI using my AirMiles! I also have the AMEX/Airmiles card. LOVE!

  8. We did a round the world trip entirely on a airline points so I can attest to how fantastic it is to get “free” travel. Where are you planning you next trip?

  9. Interesting how your son calls your other sons “the brothers”, which is what my daughter collectively calls her 4 brothers. It’s almost like they are one unique, combined entity or force of nature. My kids’ identity is also strongly tied to one another. I also collect Airmiles, and love when I can cash them in for a “reward”.

  10. Vacations can be so expensive. We have air miles and they have helped cut the cost down of our vacations so many times! We absolutely love using our Air Miles. Best part, they are so easy to collect. I’ll have to check out the AMEX Air Miles card!

  11. My boys are just getting old enough to start asking for each other. My 2 yr old is not impressed when his old brother has to go to school.
    I was just checking out my airmiles balance as I will be taking a trip this summer and might just cash some in for a flight.

  12. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I adore the photo of the 3 boys walking hand in hand, marvellous 🙂

  13. Victoria Ess says:

    I find Air Miles take a lot longer and more money to collect compared to other reward miles — just my opinion and spending habits I guess!

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