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American Express Green Card Review

The American Express® Green Card is intended for those with good to excellent credit, offering bonus rewards on “travel and taste.” The membership rewards program offers three points per dollar on all eligible travel purchases, eligible purchases at restaurants worldwide and all eligible transit purchases. All other purchases earn one point per dollar. Although the annual fee for the American Express® Green Card is $150, the card charges no foreign transaction fee.

  • Issuer NameAmerican Express
  • Annual Fee150
  • Regular APR21.24% to 29.24%
  • Penalty APR29.99%

  • Frequently dine out, travel or use transit.
  • Don’t mind paying an annual fee.
  • Are interested in a CLEAR Plus membership and want to save.

The American Express® Green Card offers the best value for those who like to travel and dine out. Use the card in those categories to earn the bonus rewards, and consider having another card in your arsenal that earns cash back or bonus points in everyday categories such as groceries or gas. If you fly often, consider getting a CLEAR Plus membership with this card, and you’ll get back up to $189 per year.

Editor’s Take

If you spend a good amount on dining and travel, the American Express® Green Card offers strong rewards rates in those categories. The card will cost you $150 annually, but you can offset that by taking advantage of the CLEAR Plus or LoungeBuddy statement credits.

Dawn PapandreaContributor

Spend $3,000 on purchases on your new card in the first six months to earn 40,000 bonus points.

Since you earn three points per dollar on all eligible travel purchases, eligible purchases at restaurants worldwide and all eligible transit purchases, you should use your American Express® Green Card when traveling and dining out.

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Sarah Goldberg
Sarah Goldberg

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