AMEX Blue Card

Card Details & AMEX Point Calculator
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+1 Amex Travel

Review the benefits of the American Express Blue Card and calculate how many Membership Rewards Points you can earn based on your monthly/yearly spend.


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.

Bonus Categories

The AMEX Blue Card earns a flat rate of Membership Rewards Points for all purchases. You will earn 1 Membership Reward Points per $1 spent. This is more of an entry level card if you're trying to get your foot in the door with American Express. Even still, I'd recommend going for the AMEX Everyday Card before going for this one.

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Perks & Benefits

The AMEX Blue Card will earn you a bonus point per $1 spent on American Express Travel purchases. The card also gives you access to most basic AMEX Card benefits.

  • +1 Point American Express Travel Portal
    • +1 Point Per $1 spent; Total of 2 points per $1.
  • AMEX Offers
  • AMEX Entertainment Access
    • AMEX Preferred Seating, AMEX Presale(s), and AMEX Express Seating
  • Insurance and Purchase Protections

Sign Up Bonus (SUB)

There is no standard sign up bonus for the AMEX Blue Card.

Fees

Annual 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.

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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 other rewards card side-by-side by clicking on the Compare A Card button.
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Currency Worth
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.
Edit Value
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 ($0.001).
Loyalty/Rewards Programs
Covers hotel loyalty status, status with bank rewards programs, and few others. These are added automatically based on card selection, but can be manually added as well.
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Add/Remove Loyalty Programs
Select which loyalty programs you want to include in the calculations. You will be able to select your status with the program and it will calculate additional points/bonuses based on what you enter in the calculator.
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Other Bonuses
All card card specific bonuses will be listed here. These are added automatically based on the selected card(s).
Categories Spending
Enter how much you spend in each category listed. You can click on the amount to edit the value. You can use +/- Categories to add and remove categories from the list and Options to copy spend between columns and clear all spend.
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Options
Add/Remove Categories
Select which categories you want to appear in this calculator. You can search categories by typing in a keyword below. De-selecting categories will remove them from this calculator. Categories are changed once you hit 'Update'.
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Add Categories On Card Change
When you add/change a credit card comparision, the categories missing from the newly added card will be added to the list of categories. Toggle this off to prevent such from happening.
Clear Spend
This will clear the spend in all of the categories in both columns. This will also clear all saved values.
Copy Spend
Copy Right will take the spend from the left column and copy it to the right column. Copy Left will take the spend from the right column and copy it to the left column. The spend amount ($) and unit of time (month, day, quarter) will be copied over.
Reward Bonuses
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.
Extra Bonus
Any additional bonuses you wish to add such as a sign up bonus or point bonus for adding authorized users
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Total Earnings
Sum of all rewards above this line.
Cash Value of Earnings
Based off of currency worth.
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Monetary Bonuses/Perks
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.
Perk Bonus
Enter how much you value any unmentioned perks this card offers.
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Annual Fees
This section contains the annual fee and authorized user fee (if applicable) to hold on to the listed card(s).
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Edit Fees
Edit the annual fee and authorized user fee of this card (if applicable).
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Auth Fee:
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Grand Total
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.
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Total Return
The percent you are earning per dollar spent on this card.

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