To earn points with the American Express Green Card, make purchases with the card anywhere Amex is accepted. Cardholders earn 3 Amex Green Card points per $1 spent on dining, travel and transit, as well as 1 point for every $1 spent on all other purchases. There’s also an initial bonus of 40,000 points after spending $2,000 in the first 6 months.
Restaurant purchases worldwide, including takeout and delivery, all earn the 3 points per $1 rewards rate. Eligible travel purchases are airfare, hotel stays, car rentals and booking on third-party travel websites, including Amex Travel. And transit-related purchases include taxicab fare, rideshare services, parking fees, tolls, and more.
Amex Green Card bonus points are credited to your Membership Rewards account once a month, within 24-72 hours after Amex posts your on-time monthly payment. Initial bonuses will be added to your points balance in 8 to 12 weeks after you meet the spending requirement. After your points post, you can redeem them for statement credits, gift cards, travel bookings, merchandise or charitable donations.
Amex Green Card points are worth between 0.6 of a cent and 1 cent apiece, depending on how they’re redeemed. Cardholders can also transfer points to more than 20 affiliated airline and hotel loyalty programs. Amex points never expire, as long as your account is open and in good standing, but you’ll forfeit any unredeemed points if you or Amex close the account.
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