Update: Possibly targeted Increased referral offers: Everyday, Everyday Preferred after minimum purchases

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Update: This post was about increased offers that we saw this afternoon when updating our Best Offers page. However, it appears that they may be targeted and as such the offers shown below are once again the standard offers. See the updated post Better than best offers on some cards for more information on other offers that may be available to some.

Those who have read our Membership Rewards sweet spots post and are on the hunt for more points can now find increased referral offers on both the The Amex EveryDay® Credit Card from American Express and the Everyday Preferred card from American Express. Card offers and information follow.

The Offer: Everyday Credit Card

For more information about this card and to find a link to apply, see our dedicated card page by clicking the name of the card below.

Key Card Details

The Amex EveryDay® Credit Card from American Express

FM Mini Review: Great choice for keeping Membership Rewards points alive if you choose to cancel other Membership Rewards earning cards.


Annual Fee: $0

Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Base
Grocery

Earning rate: ⚬ 2x points at US supermarkets, on up to $6,000 per year in purchases (then 1x) ⚬ 1x on other purchases

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ Make 20 or more purchases in a billing period and get 20% more points, less returns and credits ⚬ Points transferrable to many airline programs (unusual feature for no-fee card) ⚬ Low intro APR: 0% for 15 months on purchases and balance transfers, then a variable rate, currently 13.99% to 24.99% ⚬ $0 balance transfer fee. Balance transfers must be requested within 60 days from account opening. Terms apply. See Rates & Fees

The Offer: Everyday Preferred Credit Card

For more information about this card and to find a link to apply, see our dedicated card page by clicking the name of the card below.

Key Card Details

The Amex EveryDay® Preferred Credit Card from American Express

FM Mini Review: Thanks to the 50% bonus on points earned, this is, in my opinion, one of the strongest mile-earning cards available.


Annual Fee: $95

Card Type: Amex Credit Card

Base
Gas
Grocery

Earning rate: ⚬ 3x points at US supermarkets on up to $6,000 per year in purchases (then 1x) ⚬ 2x points at US gas stations ⚬ 1x points on other purchases.

Noteworthy perks: Earn 50% more points: Use your Card 30 or more times on purchases in a billing period and get 50% more points on those purchases less returns and credits. Terms apply. See Rates & Fees

Quick Thoughts

These increased offers are occasionally available on a targeted basis, but it’s great see see these 25K and 30K offers available publicly via referral again.

While my first choice out of Membership Rewards cards right now would probably be the Amex Gold card, these offers on the Everyday and Everyday preferred are still strong considering the earning structures if you hit the minimum number of transactions.

With no annual fee, the Everyday card is an easy keeper — especially since Amex overhauled the referral system to enable you to refer someone from your current Amex card to any card. In other words, it’s an easy card to justify holding since it has no fee and will enable you to generate referral links for friends and family in the future.

The Everyday Preferred can be great for those who can easily meet the minimum of 30 transactions per month to trigger the bonus on points earned and then take advantage of the boost on category bonuses — just keep in mind the annual cap on the US Supermarket bonus.

Keep in mind that Amex typically excludes you from earning the welcome bonus on a card if you have or have had that card before (regardless of whether or not you received a new cardmember bonus), so if you’ve ever had either of these cards you will most likely not be eligible for the welcome bonus again on that specific card (though you can get the bonus one time each on the Everyday and Everyday Preferred card, so if you’ve had one but not the other this may be an offer worth considering). Also keep in mind that you should limit your spending activity to ordinary purchases during the minimum spending requirements; Amex has been known to claw back bonuses from those who make obvious purchases of gift cards.

Overall, it’s always great to see more points on the table, so increased offers are a welcome sight.

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