American Express® Green Card

American Express® Green Card

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American Express® Green Card

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American Express® Green Card

American Express® Green Card

on American Express's website

Card details

  • Earn 30,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $2,000 on purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months.

  • Earn 3X Membership Rewards® points on all eligible travel, from subway swipes and window seats to hotel stays and city tours.

  • Earn 3X Membership Rewards® points at restaurants worldwide.

  • Receive up to $100 per year in statement credits when you use the American Express® Green Card to pay for your CLEAR® membership at select airports and stadiums across the U.S. and Permissible Biometric Scanning Technology terms: eye scanning, irises scanning and fingerprints scanning.

  • Use the American Express® Green Card to purchase lounge access through LoungeBuddy to any of the lounges in the LoungeBuddy network — no memberships, elite statuses, or first class tickets required. Earn up to $100 in statement credits per calendar year on your LoungeBuddy purchases.

  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.

  • $150 Annual Fee.

  • Terms Apply.

  • View Rates and Fees

Rates, fees & offers

  • Annual fee

    $150

  • Rewards rate

    1x-3x

  • Bonus offer

    Earn 30,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $2,000 on purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months. Terms Apply.

  • Intro APR

    N/A

  • Ongoing APR

    See Rates & Fees

  • Foreign transaction fee

    None

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NerdWallet review

By Robin Saks Frankel

Rating details

4.2

Editor's overall rating

Pros and cons

Pros
  • Transferable points

  • High rewards rates

  • No foreign transaction fee

Cons
  • Has annual fee

  • Some low-value redemptions

The American Express® Green Card is aimed at those on the go. It offers 3 Membership Rewards points per $1 spent on eligible travel and transit purchases and 3 points per $1 spent on restaurants worldwide. All other eligible purchases earn 1 point per $1 spent. Terms apply.

The card charges a hefty annual fee, but it comes with perks that heavy travelers might find appealing, including:

--Up to $100 per year in statement credit when you use the card to pay for your Clear membership fee. (Clear is a prescreening program at certain airports and other venues that uses biometrics to verify your identity)

--Up to $100 per year in statement credit when you use the LoungeBuddy service to purchase airport lounge passes with your card. (LoungeBuddy lets you buy single-use day passes.)

Terms apply.

For more information, see our full review of this card.