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500+ online stores that DEFINITELY accept American Express

A list of online shopping sites that accept American Express credit cards.

Have an American Express (AMEX) card but don’t know which online stores will accept it? We’ve taken the guesswork out, so that you can use your American Express credit card during your shopping, earn points and receive the member rewards you’re entitled.

Interested in getting an American Express card? Compare and apply here.

Top stores that accept American Express

Points to keep in mind

While the below list isn’t definitive, it does provide an idea of the scope of retailers that accept American Express. In this list, there may be some retailers, in particular aggregators and marketplaces, that only accept American Express for certain items. You will be informed of this during the checkout process. Some of these retailers may place a surcharge on ALL credit cards that go through their checkout. Again, you will be informed of this during the checkout process.

Retailers that accept American Express

You can browse through the store list below or do a search for a specific store or categories of stores (e.g. fashion, grocery etc.) to find just what you’re looking for.

Store nameStore type
10 Dollar Domain NamesServices
126 TristanSmall business
1-800 FloralsServices
401 Games, Toys and Sports CardsSmall business
4Over CanadaServices
72Hours.caSmall business
A. Nash TravelSmall business
Abercrombie & FitchShopping
Acanac Inc.Small business
ACN CanadaSmall business
ACN Local Long DistanceSmall business
Aerocar ServiceSmall business
Air Inuit LTDServices
AirbnbDining and lodging
AllNovaScotia.comSmall business
All SaintsSmall business
Alterra Mountain CompanyServices
Amazing Clubs CASmall business
AMDBSmall business
American Tire DistributorServices
American Traffic SolutionServices
Amnesty InternationalSmall business
Apple (Global)Shopping
Apple Self StorageServices
Aquillini Restaurants LTDEating
Arbonne International IncShopping
Ardene Holdings Inc.Shopping
ASC Salomon-SuuntoSmall business
Athabasca UniversityServices
Athletes KitchenEating
Auvik Networks IncServices
Avianca (Global)Services
B 2 B 2 CSmall business
Banff AirporterSmall business
Banff Caribou LodgeDining and lodging
Bargain BalloonsShopping
Barterpay CanadaSmall business
Bay Bloor RadioServices
BC’s Children HospitalSmall business
BC’s Children Hospital FoundationSmall business
Bennington LimoServices
Berkshire Hathaway IncShopping
Big White Ski ResortServices
Bike Share TorontoSmall business
Birch CommunicationsServices
Blackhawk NetworkServices
Blacks PhotoShopping
Blue PencilServices
Bluestar IncServices
Bluewave EnergyGas Stations
BlvdSmall business
Boater ExamSmall business
Bonjour SanteSmall business
Bose CorporationServices
Boss RevolutionSmall business
Boston Pizza Int’l IncEating
Britbox CanadaSmall business
Burger KingDining and lodging
Burton CanadaSmall business
BVD Petroleum IncServices
Caleres, Inc.Shopping
Canada ComputerShopping
Canada Computer’sTech
Canada Goose YorkdaleShopping
Canada HelpsServices
Canadian Appliance SourceShopping
Canadian Bar AssociationServices
Canadian Jewish FederationServices
Canadian Physiotherapy AssociationSmall business
Canadian Traffic NetworkServices
Candy FunhouseGrocery
CandyFunhouse.caSmall business
Canon USAServices
Capilano Suspension BridgeEntertainment
Capital City StationSmall business
Car 2 Go CanadaSmall business
CarezenSmall business
Caribbean Airlines LTDServices
Carlson Wagonlit TRVL IncServices
Cedar Fair L.P.Entertainment
Centennial CollegeServices
Chalk Couture CanadaSmall business
Charm Jewelry LtdShopping
Chaussures AldoShopping
Checker Cabs Alberta LTDServices
Cheo Dream LotterySmall business
Children BelieveSmall business
Cirque Du SoleilEntertainment
Civello Salon And SpaServices
Clarins CanadaSmall business
Clayman PharmacySmall business
Clearly ContactsShopping
Clique Hotels And ResortsServices
Cloud CommunicationsSmall business
Co-op Gas BarsGas Stations
Coast Spas ManufacturingServices
Collective Arts BrewingSmall business
Columbia SportswearShopping
Comcast – North AmericaEntertainment
Comfort TOSmall business
Compass Group USAServices
Concierge ConnectionSmall business
Contact InternetSmall business
Convoy Supply Canada LtServices
CPA Of AlbertaServices
Crocs CASmall business
Croix Bleue/Blue CrossServices
Cuddle + KindShopping
D&H Canada ULCServices
Danaher CorporationServices
Day Timers Of CanadaShopping
Dealertrack Canada CompanyServices
Deckers Outdoor CorpServices
Deluxe BSNS Oprations IncServices
Deserres InternetSmall business
Designer Shoe WarehouseShopping
Detox MarketSmall business
Discount CarServices
Dixon Networks Corp – BIPServices
Doctors Without BordersSmall business
Drake General StoreShopping
DrTax UfileSmall business
Dyson Direct IncServices
E Bridge Software IncServices
Earls Restaurants LTDEating
Easyppsa.comSmall business
Eat your cakeEating
Ecco Usa IncShopping
Ed Mirvish Entrprs LTDEntertainment
Eddie BauerShopping
Elmwood SpaShopping
Elte CarpetShopping
Eminence Organic SkinShopping
Enterprise Car ShareSmall business
Equiant Financial ServiceServices
ESolutions GroupSmall business
Essos StationsGas Stations
Eternal Skin CareShopping
Ethan Allen IncShopping
Exchange Income CorporationServices
Fairmont resorts & HotelsDining and lodging
Fas Gas PlusGas Stations
Federal Express (Global)Services
Field & SocialEating
Firkin PubsEating
First Group America, Inc.Services
Flight CentreServices
Fluent HomeServices
FNP ParkingSmall business
FollettSmall business
Fondation TremblantSmall business
Foot LockerShopping
Fossil GroupShopping
Foxhead Canada IncShopping
Fragrance BuySmall business
FreightcomSmall business
Fringe Theatre AdventuresSmall business
G & L GroupShopping
G3 TelecomServices
Gap (Global)Shopping
General Electric CoServices
Get Tickets E-SolutionsSmall business
Glitter Gift Baskets IncShopping
Global Alliance WorldwideServices
Global Knwldge Ntwk SftwrServices
GO TransitServices
Godaddy GlobalServices
Gogo Connectivity LTDServices
Golf Canada MembershipEntertainment
Golf TownShopping
Goodyear MapServices
GoorooshipSmall business
Green Mtn Coffee RoastersShopping
Groupon Live NationServices
Halpern EnterprisesServices
Halton Health Care ServicesSmall business
Harry RosenShopping
Healthy PlanetSmall business
Heart & Stroke FndtnServices
Hector LariveeServices
Hello FreshServices
Henry Singer FashiongroupShopping
Herman Miller IncShopping
Hilti IncShopping
Holidaysavers.caSmall business
HomesenseHome decór
Hope and Healing InternationalSmall business
Horseshoe ResortServices
Hospapa IncSmall business
Hospitality NetworkSmall business
Hotel X TorontoServices
Hotels Des Gouverneurs InServices
HParkSmall business
The BayFashion
The BayHome decór
Huntington TravelServices
IATASmall business
IDigital Internet Inc.Small business
IIBASmall business
IKEAHome decór
Imperial Parking LimitedServices
Incom Networking SolutionSmall business
Indigo Books & Music IncShopping
Indigo ChaptersTech
Informa Support ServicesServices CanadaSmall business
Internet LightspeedSmall business
Intuit IncShopping
Inxpress Canada LtdSmall business
Iristel.caSmall business
Irving OilGas Stations
Irving OilServices
Italia RailSmall business
Ivey PublishingSmall business
J2 Global Commun IncServices
Jack.orgSmall business
Jardin De VilleShopping
Jean CoutuDrugstores
John B. Pub Wine & BeerSmall business
John Fluevog Boots And ShoesShopping
John Wiley & Sons Can LtdSmall business
Johnson Controls IncShopping
Juke Box PrintSmall business
Jysk Linen’N FurnitureShopping
Kate SpadeShopping
Kelcom Security OneSmall business
Kids Kitchen CoSmall business
Knowledge NetworkSmall business
Kynetic LLCServices
L’Oreal Usa IncShopping
La Cordee Plein AirShopping
La Maison SimonsShopping
Lake LouiseServices
Lakeview Management IncServices
Landmark Cinemas of CanadaEntertainment
Laz Parking Limited LTDServices
LCG Foods DistributionGrocery
Le ChateauShopping
Lego Systems IncShopping
Lenovo Us IncShopping
Les Chaussures Browns IncShopping
Levi Strauss & CoShopping
Life Time FitnessServices
Lifetouch Canada OnlineSmall business
Link Now MediaSmall business
Lions Parking LtdSmall business
Livingsocial CAD – PrimarySmall business
Logic Tech CorpSmall business
London DrugsDrugstores
London DrugsServices
Louis Vuitton (Global)Shopping
Lowe'sHome decór
Lowes Companies Inc (Global)Shopping
LSoft Technologies IncSmall business
Lush Handmade CosmeticsShopping
Maison BirksShopping
Mama Earth Organics Inc.Small business
Mariner Auctions and LiquidationSmall business
Maritime Marlin TravelServices
Marshall’sHome decór
Mary MaximShopping
Mastermind ToysShopping
Maui Jim Usa, IncServices
Maxsold IncorporatedSmall business
McDonald’sDining and lodging
McGraw Hill Ryerson LimitedSmall business
MDBilling.caSmall business
Mediagrif IncServices Online Food OrderSmall business
Mercedes-Benz Canada IncServices
Merit Travel/Travel CutsServices
MGA Guess IncShopping
Michael KorsShopping
Miele LimitedShopping
Mont Saint-SauveurSmall business
Motorola IncServices
MTGF – Memorial DonationSmall business
Musee Des Beaux-Arts De MontrealEntertainment
Musee Des Beaux-Arts De MontrealSmall business
My Travel IntlServices
Nationwide TV & ApplianceShopping
Natura MarketSmall business
Needen CanadaShopping
Nerds On Site IncServices
Net ParcelSmall business
Netnation CommunicationsSmall business
Nexicom TelecommunicationServices
Niagara Air BusSmall business
Northern ReflectionSmall business
Northlands Golf CourseSmall business
Nutri-LawnSmall business
Oak And Fort E-CommerceShopping
Oliver & Bonacini – Café & GrillDining and lodging
OncorpSmall business
Onstar Data AT and TSmall business
Ontario Dental AssociationServices
Ontario S.P.C.A.Small business
Ooma Canada IncServices
Opentable, Inc.Services
OPGI Management LPServices
Optimal Health ProductsSmall business
Oracle CorporationShopping
Organic Box QPSSmall business
Ossur AmericasServices
Pacific Coastal AirlinesServices
Pacific Smoke InternationServices
Panera BreadSmall business
Parcelz IncSmall business
Pay-food.caSmall business
Peak Achievement AthleticServices
Pearson Inc.Services
Petro-CanadaGas Stations
Petsmart IncShopping
PG Music IncSmall business
Pictorem.comSmall business
Pitney BowesServices
Pizza Hut CanadaEating
Pizza Pizza LimitedEating
Points Int’lServices
Pottery BarnShopping
Precise Parklink IncServices
Prime Choice Auto PartsSmall business
Princess Auto LTDServices
Princess Margaret FoundationServices
Protocase IncServices
Provincial AirlineServices
PS03 Online Vio Diamond ParkingSmall business
PSI GateServices
Purdy's ChocolateShopping
Pusateri’s Fine FoodsGrocery
Puvit Health CanadaSmall business
Quotemedia LtdSmall business
R R Donnelley & Sons COShopping
Race TracGas Stations
Radiant Rose AcademySmall business
Ralph Lauren (Global)Shopping
Red Car ServiceServices
Red LobsterEating
Reed Elsevier – GlobalServices
Reitmans Canada LTDShopping
Related Management CO LPServices
Ridebooker.comSmall business
Ridecycleclub.comSmall business
Ripley’s Aquarium of CanadaEntertainment
Rmow ParkingSmall business
RoadpostSmall business
Robert Q AirbusSmall business
Rodan And Fields Canada UServices
RoomrosterSmall business
Roots Natural FootwearShopping
Rosedale Livery LimitedServices
Royal Canadian MintShopping
Royal Ontario MuseumEntertainment
Rudsak IncShopping
Running RoomShopping
Sally Beauty Co IncShopping
Sap AmericaServices
Scholar’s ChoiceShopping
Scouts CanadaShopping
Seaside Communications IncSmall business
Selectcom TelecomSmall business
Seneca CollegeServices
Senegence CanadaSmall business
Serco Canada IncServices
Servicemaster Consumer SvServices
SGI CanadaServices
Shaw CommunicationsServices
Shaw FestivalEntertainment
Shell CanadaGas Stations
Shoe WarehouseShopping
Shoeless Joe’sEating
Shopper Plus IncServices
Sickkids FoundationSmall business
Siemens CorporationServices
Sirius XM Canada IncEntertainment
Sirius XM Canada IncServices
Skynet Worldwide ExpressSmall business
Sleep Country CanadaShopping
Smart Serve OntarioSmall business
Sofitel (Global)Services
Soft-Moc IncShopping
Sony Electronics IncServices
Sporting LifeShopping
SrfaxSmall business
St. John’s Municipal CouncilSmall business
St. Louis Bar & GrillEating
StarbucksDining and lodging
Stern Partners Inc.Services
Storm Internet ServicesServices
Stsmedia IncorporatedServices
Stuart WeitzmanShopping
Sundial Boutique HotelServices
Sunglass HutFashion
Sunshine Village Corp HoServices
Sunterra MarketShopping
Swatch GroupShopping
Tauck IncServices
Ted Baker LimitedShopping
TelcanSmall business
Telsco Security SystemSmall business
Ten TreeSmall business
Terago NetworksServices
Terminal Web E-SelectSmall business
The Active Network, IncServices
The Bentley/Agnew GroupShopping
The Body ShopSmall business
The Children’s PlaceShopping
The Filipino ChannelSmall business
The Forks MetersSmall business
The Globe And MailServices
The Hockey ShopShopping
The KegEating
The Kidney FoundationSmall business
The Leukemia & Lymphoma ScySmall business
The Lodging CompanyServices
The Printing HouseServices
The Shoe CompanyShopping
The Successful InvestorSmall business
The Sweet BasketGrocery
The Tor Hosp-Western DivServices
The Unionville Athletic CSmall business
Thorsteinssons LLPServices
Tiber River At HomeShopping
Tiffany And CoShopping
Tim HortonsEating
Titan Alarm LtdSmall business
Toronto Life PublishingSmall business
Toronto Star Newspaper LTServices
Toronto Stock ExchangeServices
Tourism WhistlerServices
Toys R Us Canada LTDShopping
Trackie Group Inc.Small business
Tractor FoodsEating
Trade SecretsShopping
Trade SecretsSmall business
Trailer Wizards Inc.Services
Transcontinental IncServices
Travel 1-866-896-3962Small business
Travelzoo Local DealsServices
TSC StoresShopping
Tuango IncSmall business
UFile – ImpotextpertSmall business
UltramarGas Stations
Under Armour Canada IncServices
Unicef-DonationSmall business
Uniprix CliniqueDrugstores
Uniprix SantéDrugstores
United Parcel Service (UPS)Services
United Way/Centraide CDAServices
Universal Coach Line LtdSmall business
Urban Outfitters IncShopping
Usana CanadaServices
V F CorporationShopping
Van Int’l AirportShopping
Vancouver Convention CentServices
VegaSmall business
Vending Products of CanadaShopping
Verizon Comm Inc (Global)Services
Via RailServices
Viad CorpServices
Victoria SecretShopping
Vita-mix of CanadaSmall business
Vitasave.caSmall business
Volkswagen Canada IncServices
Vonage CanadaShopping
Wagjag.comSmall business
War Amps/Ampute de GuerreSmall business
Wasaya AirwaysServices
WayfairShopping CanadaSmall business
WebcargoSmall business
Webnames.caSmall business
WeddingstarSmall business
West ElmShopping
Westside Recreation CentreSmall business
Williams SonomaShopping
Wolverine World WideShopping
World Education Serv CanShopping
WSI CorporatecomServices
WTC CommunicationsSmall business
WW 240 Richmond LPServices
Www.biddingo.comSmall business
Www.canmeddirect.caSmall business
Wyndham Worldwide Global MainServices
Yak Communications (Canada)Services
Yellow Pages Group CoServices
YMCA CanadaServices
Yorkville EducationServices
Young Drivers Of CanadaServices
Yves RocherShopping
YYJ Airport ShuttleSmall business
Ziptrek Ecotours OnlineSmall business

What kinds of American Express cards are there?

American Express cards come in two formats: those issued by American Express itself, and cards issued by banks. Like other credit cards, American Express credit cards come in different variations including, high-income earner cards (Platinum, Black), low rate and fee cards, Frequent Flyer cards and store cards.

How does Apple Pay work with American Express?

As of October 2020, you can use your American Express card to pay via Apple Pay on your iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch. Note that for now, only American Express cards issued by American Express (not a bank) are Apple Pay enabled.

Is there a fee for having an American Express card?

Annual fees for American Express cards vary depending on which card you choose to apply for. Some American Express cards have a $0 p.a. annual fee for the first year and will then charge you an annual fee thereafter. Details of your annual fee will be provided to you during the application process.

What are American Express rewards?

American Express Membership Rewards is the rewards program of American Express. Once approved for your American Express card, you’ll automatically be enrolled in American Express Membership Rewards. You accrue points with purchases which you can use to book travel, redeem shopping rewards or transfer to partners like Delta and Aeroplan. You can also use these points to access discounts at Ticketmaster.

How do I get an American Express card?

Eligibility for American Express cards varies between cards. However, an applicant must be 18 years or older, a Canadian resident or citizen, have a good credit rating and must meet the minimum income requirement for the card. You can compare and apply for an American Express card online.

Compare American Express credit card options

If you’re interested in getting an AMEX card of your own, browse through the different card options below to find the one that best fits your needs. You can click the compare check box beneath more than one card to compare their features side by side.

Name Product Welcome Offer Rewards Purchase Interest Rate Annual Fee Min. Credit Score Description
American Express Cobalt Card
30,000 points
Up to 5x points per $1 spent
Min. recommended credit score: 700
Earn up to 30,000 Membership Rewards points in your first year. Earn 2,500 Membership Rewards points for each monthly billing period in which you spend $500 in net purchases on your card (up to 30,000 points). That’s up to $300 towards a weekend getaway or concert tickets.
American Express Green Card
10,000 points
1 point per $1 spent
Min. recommended credit score: 700
Earn a Welcome Bonus of 10,000 Membership Rewards points when you charge $1,000 in purchases to your card in the first 3 months as a new Cardmember. That’s $100 towards groceries or concert tickets.
SimplyCash Card from American Express
$100 in statement credits
Up to 2% cash back
Min. recommended credit score: 700
In your first 10 months, earn a $10 statement credit for each monthly billing period in which you spend $300 in purchases. This could add up to $100 in statement credits in the first 10 months.
American Express Aeroplan Reserve Card
115,000 points
Up to 3x points
Min. recommended credit score: 700
Earn up to 115,000 Welcome Bonus Aeroplan points. That's a first year value of up to $3,200. Offer ends July 24, 2023.
American Express Aeroplan Card
50,000 points
Up to 2x points
Min. recommended credit score: 700
Earn up to 50,000 welcome bonus Aeroplan points. That's a value of up to $1,100 in your first year.

Are there any surcharges for using American Express cards?

Some merchants will charge a surcharge for using an American Express card. This surcharge is typically around 2% of the total cost. You will be advised during the checkout process whether a surcharge is included in your cost for using this credit card.

Why don’t some merchants allow you to pay by American Express?

Every time a customer swipes their card, merchants are required to pay that credit card company a fee for using their service. This is known as a merchant service fee and is why some retailers require a minimum spend in order to accept credit cards. American Express purchases are no different. Some merchants don’t want to pay these fees and hence won’t accept the card, while others will charge a surcharge to use it. However, as you can see from our list, there are plenty of stores that easily accept it.

Keep in mind that you can use PayPal as a clever workaround when buying from some places that don’t accept AMEX. Some places that don’t accept American Express might accept PayPal, which is a portal that allows you to pay for goods with your credit card. If you can link your AMEX credit card to your PayPal account, then you can essentially pay for your purchases with your AMEX card but through PayPal.

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