Benefits of the American Express Green Card

With a generous welcome bonus, ample ongoing rewards and useful statement credits, this card is a contender for travelers.
Sara RathnerJul 20, 2021

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The  earns rich and flexible rewards on dining and travel at a relatively low cost compared with other American Express cards. Its annual fee is .

It also offers some unique travel credits, as well as side perks and protections for shoppers and those on the go.

Here’s what you can get with the .


New cardholders are eligible for a welcome bonus, which American Express describes this way: “

Membership Rewards points can be redeemed for things like travel, statement credits, gift cards and merchandise. You can also transfer points to one of American Express’ hotel and airline partners, or pay with your points with select merchants including and . Point values may vary depending on how you redeem them.


You'll get up to $100 per year in statement credit when you use your  to purchase airport lounge passes via . Terms apply. Single-use lounge passes are available at hundreds of airports and start at $25.

You'll also get up to $100 per year in statement credit toward a membership. Clear uses biometric information to verify your identity and speed you through eligible prescreening lines at participating airports and venues. An annual membership costs $179 for an individual, and an additional $50 for up to three adult family members (family members under 18 are free). Terms apply.


Get up to $1,000 in coverage for up to 90 days (up to $50,000 per calendar year), plus an extra year added to the original manufacturer’s warranty, when you use your . Terms apply.


Access to ticket presales means you can beat the rush for popular shows, concerts, sporting events and more. Terms apply.

Enroll at for a free ShopRunner membership and get free two-day shipping on eligible items from more than 100 online stores. Terms apply.

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