Last chance: Earn Amex 30,000 bonus points and up to $100 in credits with Away luggage
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Along with the bonus, the card also now has annual statement credits for CLEAR® and LoungeBuddy purchases and highly improved earning rates for restaurant and travel purchases. To read more about the benefits, check out our Amex Green Card review.
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In addition to the bonus, the Amex Green card earns 3 Membership Rewards points per dollar on travel and worldwide restaurant purchases. All other spending earns 1 Membership Rewards point per dollar. This is a big improvement over the previous version of the card, which only earned 2 Amex points per dollar on travel booked through the Amex travel site and 1 point per dollar everywhere else.
The card also has added two statement credits. Each year you’ll get up to $100 in statement credits when you use your Amex Green card to pay for a CLEAR membership. CLEAR gets you expedited security at select airports and other venues. An annual membership usually costs $179, but if you’re a United MileagePlus member (it’s free to setup a United Airlines account) it only costs $119 per year, or even less if you have United Airlines status. Delta SkyMiles members can get similar discounts with CLEAR, so the Amex Green’s credit could help cover the rest of the cost. CLEAR is a great companion for TSA PreCheck or Global entry memberships — and there are lots of credits card with TSA PreCheck or Global Entry credits.
An interesting benefit is the up to $100 in LoungeBuddy statement credits per year. LoungeBuddy is different from Priority Pass in that it doesn’t sell a membership, but instead charges you per visit. Lounge visits start at $25 per person, but most fall in the $40-$50 range. For the occasional traveler, this could be all you need, but you’ll find that most of the best credit cards with airport lounge access come with a Priority Pass Select membership, which entitles the cardholder to unlimited free visits, and with many cards you’ll get to bring up to two free guests each time.
Along with these improvements the annual fee is increasing from $95 to $150 (see rates and fees).
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