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

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.

The Amex EveryDay® Credit Card from American Express
10K points
10K after $1K spend in 3 months. Terms apply.

No Annual Fee

Info about this card has been collected independently by Frequent Miler. The issuer did not provide the details, nor is it responsible for their accuracy.

Alternate offer: Some find they are targeted for an offer of 20K after $2K spend in the first 3 months.

Recent better offer: 25K after $2K spend (Last reported 3/2016)

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 14.49% to 25.49% ⚬ $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.

About Nick Reyes

Nick Reyes is a (fairly) regular guy with an animalistic passion for maximizing the value of miles and money to travel the world in comfort and style. There is little in life that he loves more than finding a fantastic deal and helping you shop smarter & harder to achieve your travel dreams.

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How do you refer for the card if you have Amex cards, but not have the Everyday card?

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This article is incorrect. Amex will deny you the bonus on the Everyday if you’ve had the Everyday Preferred or vice versa. Since 2019 Amex considers it the same family of cards.

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That’s not correct; Amex is non per-card family. It’s per card. You get one shot at ED and one shot at EDP.

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Wish they’d up the Blue Business plus card, too. Though, I think it’s currently 15K per referral with the card applier getting 10K. The 15K is up from 10K. But I’d like more!!! LOL. Want to pick up this card for SO.