Blue from American Express ReviewHow to Apply
25.74% variable APR
Finding credit cards that offer good earnings potentials with no annual fee can be difficult. The Blue from American Express offers a chance for cardholders to access the Membership Rewards program with a low barrier to entry. Earn 2x points for purchases booked through AmexTravel.com and 1 point per dollar on all other qualifying purchases.
Unfortunately, as far as earnings potential, there are better cards out there. If you have excellent credit, American Express offers similar cards, such as the Amex Everyday Preferred, with no annual fees but with a welcome bonus and higher earnings categories.
Still, it's a good card to have in your arsenal if you have good credit and are looking for a simple card to earn Membership Rewards points.
Required Credit Score
- No annual fee
- Free ShopRunner membership
- Travel and purchase protections
- No signup bonus
- Earnings potentially low compared to other Amex cards
- Foreign transaction fee
Earn, Redeem, and Optimize Your Rewards
Earn 2x points on bookings made through AmexTravel.com and 1x point on all other eligible purchases
- Book Travel
- Partner Transfers
- Cash Back
Your best bet is to use this card to book travel through AmexTravel.com since you earn 2 points per dollar. Otherwise, use it for any other types of purchases to earn 1 point per dollar. Redeeming points is as easy as using to book travel through Amex's portal, but the best use is to transfer points to airline partners for flights.
No annual fee
Receive the ability to earn Membership Rewards points without needing to pay an annual fee.
Earn 2X points
Earn 2 points per dollar on all purchases booked directly through AmexTravel.com
Flexible Redemption Options
You can redeem Membership Rewards points towards travel, flights, hotel, statement credits and more.
Complimentary ShopRunner membership
Receive free two-day shipping at participating retailers such as Cole Hann, GNC, Staples and more.
- Extended warranty protection
- Travel accident insurance
- Global assistance hotline
- Roadside assistance hotline