Green card refresh: new 3x categories, benefits, and bonus

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The American Express Green Card has been refreshed this morning, with a new set of bonus categories and benefits. This post includes the key details that have changed — be on the lookout for further analysis from Greg to come.

The Offer

Card Offer
American Express® Green Card
50K Points + up to $150 back
50K after $2K spend in first 6 months plus 20% back as a statement credit on restaurant purchases worldwide for the first 12 months up to $150 back. Terms apply. See Rates & Fees

$150 Annual Fee

Key Card Details

Card Name w Details & Review (no offer)
American Express® Green Card

FM Mini Review: This card is worth considering as your go-to travel card, but only if you value its CLEAR and Lounge Buddy credits. Also note that Amex cards continue to have limited acceptance in many international destinations.


Annual Fee: $150

Card Type: Amex Pay Over Time Card

Base
Travel
Dine

Earning rate: ⚬ 3X on travel & transit (including flights, hotels, taxis, and rideshares) ⚬ 3X dining ⚬ 1X points on other purchases. Terms apply. See

Noteworthy perks: $100 CLEAR credit annually ⚬ $100 LoungeBuddy credit annually ⚬ Complimentary Uber Eats Pass Membership for up to 12 months (must enroll by 12/31/21). Terms Apply.

Quick Thoughts

It’s great to see this refresh that arguably makes the Green card relevant again after many years of not offering much of anything. While the annual fee has increased to $150 and is no longer waived in the first year, the card adds two new annual credits: a $100 CLEAR credit and a $100 LoungeBuddy credit, both of which are fairly unique and help differentiate it this card.

Amex has furthermore axed foreign exchange fees on the card and added two solid bonus categories:

  • 3x travel & transit (which includes airfare, hotels, taxis, and rideshares)
  • 3x dining worldwide

If you have some value for the CLEAR and LoungeBuddy credits, this could become a pretty interesting option to consider. Earning 3x on travel and dining, with the latter being worldwide, for a relatively reasonable fee (again, if you have some value for the credits) looks pretty good when compared against competitors.

Again, this post is to alert you to the changes — Greg will offer more analysis shortly.

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[…] Shown here are both the new and usual annual statement credits available to Amex Platinum and Green cardholders. Platinum Consumer cards include the regular Platinum card, the Schwab Platinum Card, the Morgan Stanley Platinum Card, and the Ameriprise Platinum Card (no longer available to new applicants). However, the Dell consumer rebate applies only to the generic Platinum consumer card.  See also: Amex Platinum Complete Guide and Green card refresh: new 3x categories, benefits, and bonus. […]

[…] Shown here are both the new and usual annual statement credits available to Amex Platinum and Green cardholders. Platinum Consumer cards include the regular Platinum card, the Schwab Platinum Card, the Morgan Stanley Platinum Card, and the Ameriprise Platinum Card (no longer available to new applicants). See also: Amex Platinum Complete Guide and Green card refresh: new 3x categories, benefits, and bonus. […]

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Nick
How come this isn’t the 45k-$150 fee offer I booked this morning ??
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If we already have this card, will we earn at those rates and receive the new benefits?