We’ve all heard the American Express Commercials “Membership has its privileges”. That was true until now, Amex Canada recently opened its doors to all Canadians, allowing them to experience the benefits that American Express Invites has to offer. When you visit Amex Invites, American Express gives you access to the hottest tickets to the coolest events in music, dining and film. Amex unlocks memorable moments for half a million Canadians every year. In 2015, Amex will help over 400k music fans create memories with their favourite band. Our best moments come through experiences that are designed for us. No matter what your taste or style, Amex has an experience for you – it’s time to pick your moments, and create memories – #ThisMoment.
So what does that mean? American Express Invites opens the door to memorable experiences. It’s your table at the restaurant everyone is talking about. Your chance to get tickets to some of the hottest concerts through Front Of The Line. Or to reserve your seat at a big blockbuster. It’s your invitation to the latest must-see productions. Your chance to say “I was there”, no FOMO here. Features include Front of the Line Advance Access, Front of the Line Reserved Tickets, Front of the Line eUpdates, Delights Special Offers and Experiences, and Special Access.
I was lucky enough to be a part of one of these exclusive experiences – the advance screening of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 on Nov. 18 (the film was released to the public on Nov. 20). I read the Hunger Games trilogy before there was even a whiff of the movies being made. I fell for Katniss, cried as she made the ultimate sacrifice to become tribute and cheered her on during the games and after during the rebellion. So when the first three movies brought all these beloved characters to life I thought I would be the first in line at the theatre – instead I watched them in the comfort of my home with my family.
They really saved the best for last and I finally got to watch the final Hunger Games movie, Mockingjay Part 2, in a proper theatre at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. The hardest decision to make was who to take I decided to bring my husband, we needed a date night. With Amex Invites there were no long lines to wait in, popcorn dressed in black, and a theatre that wasn’t packed to the brim. A great experience and a perfect date night. I’m not going to drop any spoilers for those who didn’t read the books. It was a great ending and for fans of the series it will let you close the final chapter in this movie franchise.
Looking for your chance to experience Amex Cardmember perks? The next opportunity will be a dining experience. All Canadians have the opportunity to attend an exclusive premium dining event at one of Canada’s top 10 Best New Restaurants list as determined by Air Canada enRoute Magazine, featuring a prix fixe menu created by an award-winning chef. If you are in the GTA (like me) you have the chance to attend a dining experience at Bar Raval. The giveaway starts on November 26, 2015 and closes on December 6, 2015. The event will take place at Bar Raval on December 14, 2015. I’m sure your taste buds will thank you if you are one of the lucky winners. For your chance to enter, head to Amex Invites from November 26, 2015 to December 6, 2015.
Good Luck and may the odds be ever in your favour.