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Blue Sky Preferred from American Express: Double dining points; $100 airline credit

by on Wed May 30, 2012 • No Comment
  • 15,00 bonus points after spending $1,000 within 3 months – redeemable for a $200 statement credit
  • 2X points on all dining, hotel, and car rental purchases, and 1 point per dollar for all other eligible purchases
  • $100 annual Airline Allowance to cover baggage fees and other incidental in-flight purchases
  • The points you earn are good for any airline, hotel, cruise, or car rental, anytime – no blackout dates, no travel restrictions
  • $75 annual fee
  • Every 7,500 points = $100 in statement credit toward travel purchases
  • Terms and restrictions may apply.

Straightforward, and potentially valuable if you dine out frequently

American Express BlueSky Preferred is the new annual fee based addition to the base BlueSky card. The points system is simple — every 7,500 points you earn can be used as $100 in statement credit toward any travel purchase. That’s a minimum 1.3% return on your spending.

The Preferred takes it a step further by adding a $100 annual statement credit toward airline fees of your choosing (baggage, food, in flight internet, etc). You also get double points on dining, airfare, hotel, and car rental purchases — so if you are a frequent diner the value of the card could exceed 2% in annual return, placing it in the realm of cards we more widely recommend like the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express. We recommend inputting your monthly spending habits in the calculator below to get a sense of what the Blue Sky Preferred is worth. We already factor in the annual fee, $100 airline credit, and 7,500 point intro bonus in the calculation.

Calculate the value for you…


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