Yes, you can use your Amex EveryDay anywhere American Express is accepted. Most merchants take American Express in the US and bigger hotels and restaurants probably do abroad. Smaller places might not.
More specifically, your Amex EveryDay is accepted at 10.6 million merchant locations in the U.S. and in 160+ countries and territories abroad.
Having said that, it is also worth noting that if you are planning to use the Amex EveryDay abroad, or for overseas online purchases, this card isn’t your best choice. The Amex EveryDay charges in 2.7% foreign fees. For this purpose, you might want to check out some of the best no foreign transaction fee credit cards on the market and weigh your options.
The Amex EveryDay® Credit Card from American Express
American Express is accepted at 10.6 million merchant locations in the U.S. and in 160+ countries and territories abroad. But you’ll find some stores that have exclusive deals with the more popular networks, Visa and Mastercard. For example, Costco only accepts Visa cards now, after switching from Amex only in 2016. Plus, despite the good number of foreign countries where you can use American Express cards, acceptance is on a merchant-by-merchant basis. So, coverage in a lot of countries is hit or miss.… read full answer
Here’s where American Express is accepted:
Where American Express is Accepted in the U.S.: 10.6 million merchants
Where American Express is Accepted Internationally: 160+ countries and territories
Countries Where American Express is Accepted Most: Canada, Australia, UK, India, Singapore
Places Where American Express is Not Accepted: Cuba, Sudan, South Sudan, Iran, Syria
Major Retailers That Accept American Express: Amazon, IKEA, Sears, Target, Walmart, Lowe’s, Apple, Best Buy, Staples, CVS
Major Retailers That Don’t Accept American Express: Costco, small non-chain stores/restaurants
So, an American Express card is enough for your shopping within the U.S. Though you may find some stores that don’t take it, the majority will. But you’ll probably want to have a no foreign transaction fee Visa or Mastercard when you go abroad. Those networks guarantee you worldwide coverage, with acceptance in over 200 countries and territories. Plus, Mastercard and Visa cards are accepted just about universally within those regions. Amex cards still have hit-or-miss acceptance in many.
The Amex EveryDay foreign transaction fee is 2.7%. This fee gets assessed both for purchases made while traveling outside of the United States and online, through international merchants.
It is not ideal, but this card was not specifically designed for travel. Amex EveryDay is catered toward everyday spending rewards as it earns 2 points per $1 spent on travel booked through amextravel.com and at supermarkets (up to $6,000 per year), and 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases. Plus, it offers an initial bonus of 10,000 points after spending $2,000 in the first 6 months.… read full answer
When shopping online through international merchants or making purchases abroad, you should use a card with no foreign transaction fee.
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