Calculate how many Membership Rewards Points you can earn with the Blue Card based on monthly/yearly spend, card benefits, and fees.
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The Blue card is at the low end of the Membership Reward Point earning credit cards offered by American Express. It has no real perks or benefits that puts it ahead of other cards in the AMEX point family. To me, it's more of an entry card for people who want to get there foot in the door with American Express.
The AMEX Blus Card earns a flat rate of Membership Rewards Points for all purchases. There is no limit to the amount of points you can earn using this card.
1x All Purchases
Any purchases made on the AMEX Blue Card that is not related to the American Express travel portal will only earn 1x Membership Reward Points per $1 spent. This can be outdone by the Blue Business Plus Card with it's double reward point earning on the first $50,000 in card spend and the AMEX Everyday Preferred which can earn up to 1.5x points on non-category purchases due to the 50% point bonus after making a certain amount of transactions during the billing statement.
+1 AMEX Travel Bonus
The AMEX Blue Card earns 1 additional Membership Rewards Point per $1 spent on purchases made through the American Express travel portal. This gives you a total of 2 points per $1 spent. If you frequently spend money through AMEX's travel portal, you may want to consider other AMEX credit cards. The Blue Business Plus Card earns 2-3 points per $1 spent on the portal and both the American Express Platinum Card and American Express Business Platinum Card earns 5 points per $1 on airfare and hotel purchases on the travel portal.
Perks and Benefits
Standard AMEX Benefits
The AMEX Blue Card's comes with the standard American Express features that are present on all AMEX credit cards. Those are perks such as, but not limited to, AMEX Offers, access to AMEX presale tickets, return protection, roadside assistance, complimentary ShopRunner membership, extended warranty, purchase protection, and travel accident insurance.
Sign Up Bonus
There is no standard sign up bonus for the AMEX Blue Card.
Credit Card Fees
Authorized User Fee
Foreign Transaction Fee
The AMEX Blue Card annual fee is $0.
Authorized User Fee
There is no authorized user fee for the Blue Card.
Foreign Transaction Fee
The AMEX Blue Card has a foreign transaction fee of 2.7%. That fee is higher than the rewards this card offers. Using this card overseas would wipe away your rewards in a Thanos snap.
and Card Value Calculator
You can use this rewards calculator to calculate how many points, miles, or cash back you can earn based on your spend per category. This calculator will also give you the dollar value of the card based on rewards earned and how much each benefit is worth to you minus the fees. You can click the Compare A Card button to compare this card against another card in the same calculator.
All category spend entered in the primary card's column will carry over to all credit card pages on the site so you don't have to re-enter the same information over again.
This calculator will calculate the cash value of the selected credit card(s) based on spend, benefits, and fees. You can compare this card against any another rewards card side-by-side by clicking on the Compare A Card button.
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Select a card from the list below to compare it side by side against this card. You can search by card name (e.g. chase sapphire reserve, uber visa) or by rewards program (e.g. thankyou points, membership rewards points).
This is the cash value of points and miles used in these calculations. You can click on the amount to change the value or you can select View Rewards As to calculate your rewards when transferred to partners.
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This section allows you to view your rewards as if you transferred them to a partner. Select a transfer partner below and the calculator will alter the calculator to reflect the transfer ratio and the reward currency of the receiving program. This only applies to the currency of the selected card. Not all programs have transfer partners. I also do not have the cash value of points and miles for all transfer partners.
Enter the cash value of these rewards in cents per point/mile. You can enter the value as X.XX cents or 0.0XXX cents. The maximum value allowed is 15 cents ($0.15) and the minimal value is 0.1 cents ($0.001).
The value of these reward points cannot be changed. These rewards are locked to this value.
Covers hotel loyalty status, status with bank rewards programs, and few others. These are added automatically based on card selection, but can be manually added as well.
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Select which loyalty programs you want to include in the calculations. You will be able to select your status with the program and it will calculate additional points/bonuses based on what you enter in the calculator.
All card card specific bonuses will be listed here. These are added automatically based on the selected card(s).
Enter how much you spend in each category listed. You can click on the amount to edit the value. You can use +/- Categories to add and remove categories from the list and Options to copy spend between columns and clear all spend.
Select which categories you want to appear in this calculator. You can search categories by typing in a keyword below. De-selecting categories will remove them from this calculator. Categories are changed once you hit 'Update'.
This will clear the spend in all of the categories in both columns. This will also clear all saved values.
Copy Right will take the spend from the left column and copy it to the right column. Copy Left will take the spend from the right column and copy it to the left column. The spend amount ($) and unit of time (month, day, quarter) will be copied over.
This section holds sign up bonuses, loyalty bonuses, and bonus bonuses. Most bonuses here will be listed automatically based on certain criteria. You can click 'Extra Bonus' if you wish to enter your own bonus amount.
Any additional bonuses you wish to add such as a sign up bonus or point bonus for adding authorized users
Sum of all rewards above this line.
Cash Value of Earnings
Based off of currency worth.
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This is a list of cash perks and bonuses associated with the selected card(s). Some perks will be listed here automatically. You can click on 'Perk Bonus' if you want to add additional value for the card.
Enter how much you value any unmentioned perks this card offers.
This section contains the annual fee and authorized user fee (if applicable) to hold on to the listed card(s).
Edit the annual fee and authorized user fee of the Card (if applicable).
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Some programs change you to transfer points from one program to another. These are those fees if applicable.
The total estimated value you can get out of this card and the amount of return for your spend.
Total Card Value
The value of the card when everything is taken into account.
The percent you are earning per dollar spent on this card.
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