What Are Some Benefits of the American Express Blue Card?


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The American Express Blue Card offers several benefits as of 2015, including a balance option, a year-end summary report and a membership rewards program. When making eligible purchases, cardholders earn a membership rewards point for every dollar spent, explains American Express.

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The year-end summary provides an itemized report of charges in PDF and Excel formats, says American Express. Itemized categories include travel and restaurants. The summary can assist with tax preparation and spending management. The summary provides information using pie and bar charts to help annual expense analysis online.

The American Express Blue Card charges a variable interest rate on balances, and there is no annual fee, explains American Express. Rewards are offered from more than 500 travel, shopping and entertainment brands.

Flights, hotels and cruises booked in advance using American Express Travel can be fully or partially paid for using rewards points, according to American Express. Eligible travelers who use the Blue Card to pay for plane, train, bus or ship fare receive travel accident insurance. Cardholders can dial the American Express Roadside Assistance Hotline for help obtaining emergency vehicle services while on the road.

The entertainment access reward program offers tickets to concerts and sporting events. Benefits of using the Blue Card for shopping include dispute resolution, purchase protection, return protection and an extended warranty, states American Express.

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