The Amex Green card annual fee is $150. This card is the least expensive of the Amex hybrid card offers. Plus, its rewards and benefits can make it well worth the cost for frequent travelers. The Amex Green card’s annual fee isn’t the only fee you need to worry about, either.
American Express® Green Card Fees
Annual Fee: $150
Cash Advance Fee: 5% (min $10)
Foreign Transaction Fee: 0%
Max Late Fee: $40
Despite its annual cost, the Amex Green card is a decent travel and restaurant rewards card. Cardholders can earn 1 - 3 points per $1 spent, depending on the type of purchase. There’s also a one-time bonus of 40,000 points for spending $2,000 in the first 6 months after account opening.
The Amex Green card credit limit can vary from month to month, but generally there is no preset spending limit. American Express may adjust the limit based on your card use. The amount and the frequency in which those adjustments occur also depend on a wide range of factors such as your income, credit standing, payment record, and more.… read full answer
You should be able to charge up to the same amount on the Amex Green card each month, as long as there are no drastic changes in your financial situation. A reduced income or lowered credit score may prompt American Express to reduce how much you can spend, for example. Conversely, improvements to your credit and income may allow you to spend more.
Here’s how to get the American Express Platinum card annual fee waived:
Call the retention line: … read full answerYou can ask Amex to waive the annual fee by calling (800) 452-3945. However, it’s important to understand that this approach may not be successful. American Express typically does not waive annual fees entirely, but it may offer a side benefit to offset the Platinum card’s $695 annual fee. Retention offers traditionally include statement credits, bonus points or spending bonuses. But make sure your account is in good standing before calling.
Apply for the Amex financial relief program: If you’re having difficulty paying your annual fee due to unforeseen financial difficulty, apply for the financial relief program online or call Amex at (866) 703-4169. You could potentially have your annual fee waived. Or you might receive other assistance such as lower monthly payments or lower interest rates. If you decide to enroll in a financial relief program, though, your spending ability will likely be greatly reduced for the duration. Your credit score may be impacted by the reduction in credit limit. And if you don’t comply with the terms of the program, that will appear as a negative on your credit report.
Other options: You might be able to get your American Express Platinum card annual fee waived if you’re an active member in the military. Downgrading to an American Express card with a lower annual fee is also an option.
However, if you don’t end up getting the $695 annual fee waived, you should consider keeping the card for its rewards. With the American Express Platinum card, you’ll earn 5 points per $1 on flights booked with airlines or with American Express Travel (up to $500,000 spent per year), 5 points per $1 spent on prepaid hotels booked through Amex, and 1 point per $1 on all other purchases.
If you spend a lot on these categories, the rewards you’ll get will more than make up for the cost. But if you can’t take advantage of its travel-focused perks, you’ll end up overpaying.
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