American Express® Green Card

The American Express Green Card is a charge card, meaning you can’t hold a balance from month to month.

It’s designed for travel spending, offering 2 points per dollar on travel purchases through and several useful benefits.

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  • Rewards
    • Earn 2 points for every $1 spent when you book travels with your card through the American Express Travel website
    • Earn 1 point for every $1 spent on all other purchases
    • Use points on over 500 leading brands in travel, gift cards, merchandise, or entertainment
    • Points can be transferred to a selection of frequent traveler programs (for a small fee)
  • Signup Bonus None
  • Chip Technology Chip-and-Signature
  • Foreign Transaction Fee 2.7%
  • Intro Balance Transfer APR -
  • Regular Balance Transfer APR -
  • Cash Advance APR -
  • Penalty APR -
  • Late Fee Up to $37
  • Returned Payment Fee Up to $37

Card Benefits

Check your card's Guide to Benefits to learn the specific benefits your card offers and how to access them. Learn more about credit card benefits here.


  • Entertainment Access

    Discounts to card member-only events, concerts, sporting events, and shows.

  • Amex Offers

    Special discounts and offers at certain restaurants, retailers, and entertainment venues.

  • No Blackout Dates or Seat Restrictions

    When you book travel with your card.


  • Dispute Resolution Service

    Help with fraudulent transactions.

  • Zero Liability Protection

    You won’t be held liable for fraudulent transactions (contact your card issuer immediately)


  • Extended Warranty

    For warranties of 5 years or less you can get up to one extra year added to the original manufacturer’s warranty.

  • Purchase Protection

    Items purchased with your card are protected against accidental damage and theft within 90 days of the purchase.

  • Return Protection

    If the merchant won’t take back an eligible item that you purchased on your card within 90 days from the date of purchase, American Express may refund the purchase price, minus shipping and handling, for up to $300 per item, up to $1000 per year for each account.

  • Free ShopRunner Membership

    Provides free 2-day shipping and free return shipping on eligible items at participating stores (must register for the service).


  • Global Assist® Hotline

    When you travel 100 miles or more from home you can get help with travel accidents such as a lost passport, the need for a lawyer, sudden illness, and more. You pay for all third-party service costs.

  • Roadside Assistance Hotline

    Assistance with services such as towing, changing a flat, or boosting a battery in case of emergency. You pay for all third-party service costs.

  • Car Rental Loss and Damage Insurance

    Stolen or damaged vehicles are covered if you use your card to pay and reserve the rental, and you decline the collision damage waiver. Not all rentals or vehicles are covered. Provides secondary coverage only, not liability coverage.

  • Travel Accident Insurance

    Added financial security if death or dismemberment is caused when traveling by plane, train, ship, or bus.

  • Baggage Insurance Plan

    Your baggage is covered when traveling by common carrier (up to $1,250 for carry-on, up to $500 for checked).

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by Harry Broker
Prestige Charge Card AMEX

For an average credit score of 687. I was surprised to receive an offer to apply for the American Express Green Card, and got approved in less then 60 seconds. Yes, it is not a credit card, but a charge prestige card. Connected to one of my checking accounts? The money awaits there automatically to be taken out at due date, with me not to worry. The benefits is not compared to any other bank cards. This is a great charge card, for travel and booking my hotels, rental cars and flights, through AMEXTRAVEL and enjoy double points, with no blackout dates Guaranteed. Just what I wanted for many years, finally came through. Thank you AMEX!

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