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I recently attended the Maroon 5 with Kelly Clarkson concert as part of Fans with Benefits.

What is Fans With Benefits? It’s a new bi-weekly Facebook contest where Amex Canada Facebook fans can enter to win premium entertainment experiences. To celebrate the launch and to thank Facebook fans for being part of their community, Amex gave away 25 pairs of tickets to Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson, which included priority line entrance with Front Of The Line at the Molson Amp.

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The perks of being a Cardmember are no joke. There’s nothing more tedious at a packed show than waiting in line to get your bag checked and ticket scanned. Amex Cardmembers get access to the Front Of The Line entrance at the Molson Amp, which means you get to skip the line. I was into the venue as soon as I arrived – I only wish all my concert experiences were that easy.

On top of that, Fans With Benefits winners had access to the Amex Lounge, where the pre-concert event took place. A chef served up a summer BBQ menu that went well with complimentary beverages.

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Once everyone had a chance to mix and mingle, Amex treated the Fans With Benefits winners to lounge passes at Pearson airport, security line by passes at Pearson, Bose headphones (!!) and even an iPad (so jealous!).

The great thing about the Amex Lounge at Molson Amphitheatre is that there is a big screen in the room, so you don’t have to rush out to your seat with your meal. You can sit and watch the opener while you have dinner. We were super impressed by the performance from Rozzi Crane!

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Once Kelly took the stage, we got to sit in the box seats at the Amphitheatre – and now that I’ve had box seats, I never want to go back. You literally get your own server throughout the show, menu and all, and you get to sit right next to the sound booth – so the sound is as good as it gets – and you are seated at a table with comfortable seats. Great sight-lines, great service, and of course, Kelly was great.

Now that I’ve had the opportunity to experience Fans with Benefits, I can’t imagine a concert experience without it.

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Remember, if you want the chance to have your own Fans With Benefits experience, make sure the visit the Amex Canada Facebook page every other week for a new contest giveaway!

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