Start getting travel rewards with the SimplyCash Card from Amex now
via Amex secure application
in free travel after $4,000 in 4 months (or less)
The SimplyCash Preferred Card from American Express is mostly recommended for its welcome bonus, as cashback cards have a lot less potential value for travelers.
But if you need cash immediately and therefore don’t mind sacrificing some total value or if you already have the other good cards, it can be an interesting option. Just keep in mind the minimum spend required to maximize the welcome bonus is higher.
Offer subject to change without notice.
Welcome bonus of 10% back on $4,000 in 4 months
= $400 (fixed value of cashback)
= $99 (deducted from total)
Flytrippers Valuation of Welcome Bonus
= $301 in free travel
+ all cashback earned with your regular purchases
After the $301 Welcome Bonus…
Earn rate at fixed value:
The SimplyCash Card’s name is very appropriate: it’s simple cashback with a fixed value.
So you cannot get outsized unlimited value like you could with variable-value points, but it’s a lot simpler.
Medical travel insurance (15 days for under age 65; $5M)
Car rental insurance
Flight delay insurance ($500; 4hr minimum)
Baggage loss/delay insurance
Hotel burglary insurance
Purchase protection (90 days; $1k)
Extended warranty (1 year)
No trip cancelation insurance
No trip interruption/delay insurance
via Amex secure application
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