Amex Green Approved!


I’ve been rejected so many times by banks lately that I forgot what it was like to be approved. That changed yesterday when I applied for the Amex Green card. I had to switch to incognito mode a few times to get the offer. With only a 2k spend, applicants receive 45k points. That’s a hell of a deal. Beyond that, per DoC, here are the card benefits:

  • Annual fee of $150 (not waived first year)
  • Card earns at the following rates:
    • 3x points on
      • Restaurants worldwide
      • Travel including flights, hotels, transit, taxis and ridesharing services.
    • 1x points on all other purchases
  • $100 CLEAR credit per calendar year
  • $100 Loungebuddy credit per calendar year
  • No foreign transaction fees

I use my Citi Prestige for most of these benefits as it gets 5x on restaurants and air travel and 3x on hotels. My motivation for applying is the points and the Clear membership for 2020. After that, depending on my Prestige retention offer, this card may be on the chopping block.

One cool part of the app process is the ability to have the cc number right away instead of having to wait for that thick envelope to come to my inbox.


  1. So why you do think you’re gonna rejected for new cards by other banks? I assume you’re not applying to chase if you’re over 5/24.

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