AMEX Points Calculator: AMEX Everyday Credit Card

The AMEX Everyday Credit Card is a no annual fee card that earns 2X on U.S. supermarket spend. Review the card benefits and calculate points based on spend.

The American Express Everyday® Credit Card earns 2 Membership Rewards Points per $1 spent on up to $6,000 per year in U.S. supermarket purchases with the ability to earn bonus points based on how many transactions you have during a billing period. It's a great no-annual fee credit card that can provide some solid value if you don't spend enough to make the American Express Everyday® Preferred Credit Card worth picking up.

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Rewards Rate Details

The AMEX Everyday Credit Card features one bonus category that earns extra points and that category is U.S. supermarket. You'll earn bonus points on up to the first $6,000 in spend during the calendar year and once that cap is hit, you'll earn at the non-category rate of 1X for the remainder of the calendar year. There is no limit to the amount of points you can earn with the card overall.

  • 2x U.S. Supermarket
    • Yearly cap of $6,000; 1x point for remainder of year after cap reached.
    • Can earn 2.4x with the 20% point bonus; 1.2x after cap.
  • 1x Non-Category

Perks & Benefits

The AMEX Everyday Credit Card has one primary benefit and that is the 20% point bonus you can receive based on number of transactions in a billing period. Besides that, the card features your standard American Express credit card benefits.

  • 20% Point Bonus
    • Earn a 20% bonus when you make 20 qualifying purchases during the billing period.
    • With this bonus, you'll earn 2.4x on U.S. grocery purchases (1.2x after cap) and 1.2x on non-category purchases.
  • ShopRunner Membership*
  • AMEX Offers*
  • AMEX Entertainment Access
  • Travel and Purchase Coverage

*Enrollment required.

Rewards Calculator

You can use the 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 the value of the rewards earned and how much each benefit is worth to you, minus the annual fees. You can click the Compare A Card button to compare this card side by side any other card featured on the site within the same calculator.

Note! All category spend entered in the primary card's column (first column when comparing cards) will carry over to all credit card calculators on the site. This means you will not have to re-enter the same information again and again when browsing during the session.

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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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The value of the rewards associated with the selected credit card(s). You can click the currency to edit the value or change it to reflect transfer partners.
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Click on a category to enter how much you plan on spending. You can add or remove categories, change the order of the categories, or view additional options.
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Copies all spend amounts and their units of time from one column to the other. Does not copy mobilepay indicator.
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Reward Bonuses

Any extra bonuses to do with a specific card will be listed here. You can edit/add the Intro Bonus (SUB) under the Credit Card section.
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This is the sum of all rewards earned from Category Spending and Reward Bonuses along with the cash value of it all based on Currency Worth.
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Monetary Bonuses

This is the total of all cash bonuses associated with the card(s). You can change the value of those that feature the symbol. Other bonuses are automatic. If there's extra value (EV) you want to add to the card, you can click on the card under the Credit Card section. You can also click on to get details on the listed bonuses.
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Annual Fees

This is the sum of annual fees and authorized user fees associated with the credit card(s). You can edit the annual fee as well as change the number of authorized users by clicking on the card under the Credit Card section at the top of this calculator.
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Grand Total

The estimated cash value of the card(s). This is the sum of the Subtotal and Monetary Bonuses minus Annual Fees. The return is based on estimated cash value divided by total credit card spend.
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Is the AMEX Everyday Credit Card a good card?

If you're looking for a no-annual fee card that earns a decent return on grocery, the AMEX Everyday Credit Card is a solid choice.

Should I get the AMEX Everyday or AMEX Everyday Preferred?

This will depend on how much you spend on the card and how much you value Membership Rewards Points. If you spend more than $300 per month at U.S. supermarkets, the AMEX Everyday Preferred will generally be better. You can use the calculator on this page to compare both cards side-by-side.

Which card is better AMEX Everyday or Blue Cash Everyday?

It will depend on your spending habits, but the AMEX Everyday is the better option if you value Membership Rewards Points higher than the standard 1 cents per point. You can use the calculator on this page to compare both cards side by side based on spend.

Updated 2021-04-04 By Robert Flowers III

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