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I mentioned last Friday that the American Express Green Card has a new higher welcome offer with 60k points. Let’s take a look.
Amex Green Card 60k + $200
The American Express Green Card currently has an elevated welcome bonus of 60,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $3000 in the first three months.
- 20% back on travel and transit during first 6 months, up to $200 in credit
- 3X points on travel
- 3X points on transit including trains, taxis, ride share apps, tolls, parking, buses and subways
- 3X points on restaurants
- $189 CLEAR Plus travel credit annually
- $100 LoungeBuddy credit annually
- Trip delay insurance
- No foreign transaction fees
- $150 annual fee
Why get this card?
If you’ve never had an Amex card that earns Membership Rewards points, this card is a good starting point. The annual fee of $150 is less than the Amex Gold ($250) and Amex Platinum cards ($695). Plus, the required spending for the bonus is lower than both of those cards.
If you get a CLEAR Plus membership or LoungeBuddy membership or charge any travel and transit during the first 6 months, you’ll likely receive statement credits that wipe out your annual fee.
Membership Rewards are a flexible currency. You can book travel with the points, or transfer to travel partners including:
- British Airways
- Air France/KLM
- Virgin Atlantic and more!
Keep in mind that Amex has a “once per lifetime” rule for cards. If you’ve ever owned this card before, you are not eligible for the bonus.
Nancy lives near Dallas, Texas, with her husband and three kids. Her favorite vacations include the beach, cruising and everything Disney.