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The AMEX Green Card

Amex Green Card Review for Military

Even the basic AMEX charge card looks like a class act

The Green Card is your entry-level card into AMEX charge cards. At a $95 annual fee (waived the first year) you get some of the basic Amex coverages that your Amex Platinum already gives you and the ability to earn membership rewards points that your Amex platinum already gives you. It’s really just paying for the privilege of earning Membership Rewards points at the bare minimum rate.

Sign-Up Bonus

The churning magic of the Amex green card is twofold. The upfront purpose is for an easy signup bonus.  I found mine with a decent 25k points for $1k spend.  Not a huge bump but after a run of 4-5 cards that had $4-5k min spends I was getting antsy for a quick credit high. This signup bonus offer comes and goes so maybe wait until you find one or the TDWise link shows it.

Future Platinum Card

Or don’t. The other purpose is more forward-thinking for the astute TDWise reader. This card’s more lucrative attribute is that after having the green card for a year you can call Amex and have it upgraded to a Platinum card. That’s another $200/year in airline and Uber credit.

So set yourself up for success and snag a quick Green card today! One year older you will thank you.

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