Start getting travel rewards with the Choice Card from Amex now
via Amex secure application
in free travel after $1,250 in 3 months
The Coice Card from American Express is a new card launched in December 2020 (well… relaunched).
It’s an excellent way to get an extra welcome bonus or even to build credit history for beginners who already have the Marriott Bonvoy Card, as this one has no annual fee.
The welcome bonus will give you 16,500 Marriott points (can be 2.5 free nights) or 13,750 Amex Select points (simple $138 travel credit for any travel expense).
It’s the only no-annual-fee card that earns Amex Select points, which are very flexible points.
Welcome Bonus of 12,500 Amex Select points
≈ $135 (estimated value of 1.08 ¢/pt)
Earning of 1,250 points on the $1,250 minimum spend
≈ $14 (at base earn rate)
= $0 (Card has no annual fee)
Flytrippers Valuation of Welcome Bonus
≈ $149 in free travel
(or $138 minimum as fixed-value travel credit)
+ all points earned with your regular purchases
After the ≈$149 Welcome Bonus…
Earn rate at Flytrippers valuation (≈ 1.08¢ per Amex Select point):
Earn rate at fixed value (= 1¢ per Amex Select point):
Amex Select points are hybrid points: they can be used as variable-value points or as fixed-value points.
Variable-value uses offer more potential value, while fixed-value uses are a lot simpler.
As fixed-value travel credit, your 13,750 points give you a simple $138 credit applicable to any travel expense. It “erases” the expense. It’s the simplest type of point that exists.
As variable-value points, you have 2 options:
The best use is often to transfer to Marriott, especially if you know how to maximize Marriott points.
The Amex fixed-point flight chart can also be valuable if you normally book expensive plane tickets.
More details about Amex Select points coming soon.
via Amex secure application
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