The new Amex Green card hit the scene with an enticing welcome bonus, an interesting earning structure, and some very specific annual credits that can benefit certain types of consumers.
In fact, many would say the Amex Gold card is a better deal since it offers a bigger bonus and a higher earning rate in popular categories like dining and US supermarkets.
The Amex Gold card gives you 4x points on dining worldwide and on up to $25,000 spent at US supermarkets each year (then 1x), plus 3x points on flights booked with airlines or AmexTravel.com and 1x points on all other purchases.
Both the Amex Gold card and Amex Green card can be extremely lucrative if you are able to use their annual credits, but you may find one card could help you earn more points each year depending on how you spend.
Cardholders who tend to spend a lot on business-related expenses, and travel in particular, should be able to leverage those benefits each year and reap rewards worth much more than the card's annual fee.
The Amex International Airline Program is a little-known benefit of the Business Platinum card translates into significant savings on first-, business- and premium-economy ticket purchases made with either cash or Pay With Points.
Marriott Gold status includes perks like earning 12.5x points per dollar on Marriott purchases instead of the usual 10x, room upgrades, late checkout, free premium in-room internet, and check-in points bonuses.
Hilton Gold status earns you 18x points per dollar instead of just 10x on Hilton purchases, a fifth night free on award stays, room upgrades, late checkout and complimentary continental breakfast at high-end properties.
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