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30,000 point Amex Everyday Preferred bonus for some

by on Thu October 1, 2015 • No Comment


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The Amex Everyday Preferred is one of the most powerful cards for earning full value Membership Rewards points.

In part because it’s so valuable on its own, Amex has been pretty stingy when it comes to offering lucrative sign on bonuses for the card.

The baseline offer since the card was launched in 2014 has been for about 15,000 points, which isn’t very motivating when you compare it to other deals on the market.

But Flyertalk readers are reporting a 30,000 point offer for some.

It appears to be targeted to people who aren’t currently American Express customers, which is sometimes done by checking whether you’ve recently logged into the American Express site using your browser.

If you’ve recently logged in you may get the lower 15,000 point deal and since this is officially targeted, it could come and go with no real rhyme or reason, so if you’re interested and see the bigger offer, you may want to act on it.

Should you go for this?

This is the highest we’ve seen the Everyday Preferred bonus.

But for a card with a $95 annual fee that’s not waived the first year, 30,000 points isn’t an outstanding offer.

A more remarkable deal is the 25,000 points some are seeing for the no annual fee Amex Everyday card.

Both cards earn full value Membership Rewards points you can transfer to several airline mile programs, including Delta SkyMiles, Air France Flying Blue, and Virgin Atlantic Flying Club.

The no annual fee Everyday gives you 2x points on U.S. supermarket purchases, up to $6,000 worth each year.

And if you use the card 20 or more times in a billing cycle you get a 20% boost to all the points you earn that cycle, even the 2x at supermarkets, so you could earn 2.4x points on your supermarket spending, and 1.2x on everything else.

The EveryDay Preferred adds a $95 annual fee, and boosts everyday earnings up to 50% when you use it 30 or more times in a month.

That’s on top of these category bonuses:

  • 3x points at U.S. supermarkets (4.5x if you use the card 30 or more times in a billing period)
  • 2x points at gas stations (3x if you use the card 30 or more times in a billing period)

For most people there isn’t a card that will earn you more Membership Rewards points faster via everyday spending.

So if you value Delta SkyMiles or any of the other Membership Rewards partners it’s a card worth keeping and using regularly.

Since it’s so generous with ongoing rewards, it’s hard to say whether it’s likely Amex will boost the intro offer for the Everyday Preferred much further.

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