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The American Express® Green Card, with valuable bonus categories and a strong collection of benefits, has the highest welcome offer we’ve seen publicly available — but it’s ending soon.
This card is great for those who spend a lot on travel and dining and want to earn American Express Membership Rewards points.
Keep reading for more details on the card and how to access the offer, which ends August 23.
Amex Green current welcome offer
Right now, new cardholders will earn 60,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $3,000 in purchases on the card in the first six months of card membership. They’ll also earn 20% back on eligible travel and transit purchases in the first six months (up to $200 back). Offer ends August 23.
The usual offer sits between 40,000 and 45,000 American Express Membership Rewards points, so now is a great time to apply to earn 60,000 points.
The fact that you can take six months to earn the bonus — instead of the usual three months that most cards require — means this is an easy offer to access, including for those with a lower income. You need to spend just $500 monthly for six months to earn the bonus.
Furthermore, you’ll maximize the $200 back if you spend $1,000 on travel and transit purchases in the first six months.
To put the bonus in perspective, 60,000 American Membership Rewards points transferred to one of their many transfer partners can usually get you a one-way business-class flight to Europe.
Amex Green card benefits
With the Amex Green Card, you’ll earn 3 points per dollar on travel, restaurants and transit.
They’re very broad categories, with travel and transit including everything from the usual flights, hotels and car rentals to cruises, tours, ride-hailing and parking. The restaurant category includes dining establishments worldwide, and takeout and delivery in the U.S.
Cardholders also receive an up to $189 annual credit when they use their American Express Green Card to purchase a CLEAR Plus membership (fully covering a membership) and another up to $100 annual credit for LoungeBuddy access, all for a $150 annual fee (see rates and fees).
Other perks include trip delay insurance*, car rental loss and damage insurance**, access to the Global Assist Hotline***, baggage insurance****, purchase protection**** and no foreign exchange fees (see rates and fees).
*Eligibility and benefit level varies by card. Terms, conditions and limitations apply. Visit americanexpress.com/benefitsguide for details. Policies are underwritten by New Hampshire Insurance Company, an AIG Company.
**Eligibility and benefit level varies by card. Not all vehicle types or rentals are covered, and geographic restrictions apply. Terms, conditions and limitations apply. Visit americanexpress.com/benefitsguide for details. Policies are underwritten by AMEX Assurance Company. Coverage is offered through American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
***Eligibility and benefit level varies by card. Terms, conditions and limitations apply. Visit americanexpress.com/benefitsguide for details. Cardmembers are
responsible for the costs charged by third-party service providers.
****Eligibility and benefit level varies by card. Terms, conditions and limitations apply. Visit americanexpress.com/benefitsguide for details. Policies are underwritten by AMEX Assurance Company.
Although this card is built primarily for points and miles beginners, this is also a good choice for experienced points and miles gurus to pair with another Amex card to earn points on non-flight travel purchases, restaurant spending and transit. 60,000 Membership Rewards points is a solid bonus and the highest we’ve seen on the card. Plus, it can be maximized by taking advantage of one of Amex’s frequent transfer bonus promotions.
Learn more in our full review of the Amex Green card.
Official application link: American Express Green Card with a 60,000-point bonus and 20% back on eligible travel and transit purchases (up to $200 back) in your first six months. Offer ends August 23.
For rates and fees for the Amex Green, click here.
Additional reporting by Ryan Wilcox.