Blue Sky from American Express®

Blue Sky from American Express®

on American Express's website, or call (866) 512-6673

Blue Sky from American Express®

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Blue Sky from American Express®

Blue Sky from American Express®

on American Express's website, or call (866) 512-6673

Card details

  • Welcome Bonus: Earn 7,500 Bonus Points after you use your new Card to make $1,000 in purchases within the first 3 months.

  • Unlimited Travel Options: Every 7,500 points that you earn can be redeemed for a $100 statement credit toward airline tickets, hotel stays and other type of travel.

  • Flexible Ways to Earn: earn 1 point for virtually every dollar you spend on eligible purchases.

  • Flexible Bill Payments: pay your bill all at once or over time.

  • No annual fee, 0% intro APR on purchases and balance transfers for 15 months, then a variable rate, currently 17.24%- 22.24%.

  • Terms and Restrictions Apply.

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Rates, fees & offers

  • Annual fee

    $0

  • Rewards rate

    1.33%

  • Bonus offer

    Earn 7,500 Bonus Points after you use your new Card to make $1,000 in purchases within the first 3 months.

  • Intro APR

    0% on Purchases for 15 months; 0% on Balance Transfers for 15 months

  • Ongoing APR

    APR: 17.24% - 22.24% Variable

    Penalty APR: 30.24%, Variable

    Cash Advance APR: 26.24%, Variable

  • Balance transfer fee

    3%

  • Foreign transaction fee

    2.7%

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NerdWallet review

By Mike Anderson

Rating details

3.5

Editor's overall rating

Pros and cons

Pros
  • High rewards rate

  • No annual fee

Cons
  • Needs excellent credit

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The Blue Sky from American Express® is a step up from your generic 1% travel cards. Although the rewards rate is nominally 1%, you can get much more in certain increments: with every 7,500 points, you can redeem for statement credit. And if you redeem for travel expenses, you effectively get $100 back, which means that rewards rate is essentially 1.33%.

AmEx also gives you the opportunity to get credit for all other expenses, but the deal is much less sweet. With every 6,500 points, you can redeem for $50 in statement credit on non-travel expenses – half what you would for a flight or hotel stay.

That $50 difference is irritating, but the card’s still worth it. With an annual fee of $0, there’s no cost to carrying the card. And when you do travel, the Blue Sky from American Express® will make your jaunts much more comfortable and sometimes more inexpensive, too. For example, there’s free car-rental and damage insurance. This means that if you book your wheels with the Blue Sky from American Express®, you can save as much as $40 a day on your rental.

Then there’s added flexibility and benefits, like no blackout dates and Global Assist. The latter is a 24/7 service that will help you out in case of medical, legal or financial emergencies.

More comfort when you travel

Clearly, the Blue Sky from American Express® already does a fine job of keeping your travel expenses low, but you can squeeze even more cash back out of one or two more cards. If you’re a fan and frequent guest of the Hilton or Wyndham Hotels, check out their no-annual fee cards. The former will earn you 6 points per dollar at their hotels, while the latter will earn you 5 points per dollar at their locations and 2 points elsewhere.

Earn rewards and get out of debt

The Blue Sky from American Express® has an APR period of 0% on purchases and balance transfers for 15 months, and then the ongoing APR of 17.24% - 22.24% Variable.

If you are looking to get rid of some debt, check out the Discover it® Balance Transfer. This card gives you an APR of 0% on Purchases for 6 months and 0% on Balance Transfers for 18 months, and then the ongoing APR of 14.24% - 25.24% Variable APR.

And you can still save on travel if you so desire. Unlike many other cards that’ll help you climb out of debt, the Discover it® Balance Transfer actually does return cash to you. There are rotating rewards that’ll earn you 5%, and everywhere else you’ll get back 1%.

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