Choice Card from American Express

A no-annual-fee card to get to earn more Marriott points for free

≈ $119

in travel rewards after $1,000 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 13,200 Marriott points (can be almost 2 free nights) or 11,000 Amex Select points (simple $110 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 10,000 Amex Select points
≈ $108 (estimated value of 1.08 ¢/pt)

Earning of 1,000 points on the $1,000 minimum spend
≈ $11 (at base earn rate)

Card Fee
= $0 (Card has no annual fee)

Flytrippers Valuation of Welcome Bonus
$119 in free travel
(or $110 minimum as fixed-value travel credit)

+ all points earned with your regular purchases

After the ≈$119 Welcome Bonus…

Earn rate at Flytrippers valuation (≈ 1.08¢ per Amex Select point):

  • 1 pt (≈ 1.08%) per $ everywhere

or

Earn rate at fixed value (= 1¢ per Amex Select point):

  • 1 pt (1%) per $ everywhere

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 11,000 points give you a simple $110 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 Amex fixed-point flight chart
  • transfer to Marriott or Hilton

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.

Detailed article on the credit card coming soon

Choice Card from American Express

Offer Summary
  • ≈ $119 in free travel
  • Hybrid points (variable or fixed value)
  • 2 hotel transfer partners
  • Simple travel credit option
  • No annual fee
  • Free additional card
  • No minimum income required
  • Minimum spend of $1,000 to reach
  • Terms and conditions apply*

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