- Minimum Credit Required: Excellent
- Annual Fee:$0
- Network: American Express
|Initial Bonus 7,500 points||Base Earn 1 point / $1||Max Earn 1 point / $1||Earn / Redeem Limit No|
- Welcome Bonus: earn 7,500 points after you spend $1,000 within the first 3 months of Cardmembership - redeemable for a $100 statement credit.
- Flexible Ways to Earn: earn 1 point for virtually every dollar you spend on eligible purchases.
- Unlimited Travel Options: Travel with any airline, hotel, cruise, car rental and travel package - with no blackout dates.
|Intro Rate 0%||Intro Period 12 months||Regular Rate 17.24% - 22.24% (V)|
|Intro RateNot Offered||Intro PeriodN/A||Regular Rate17.24% - 22.24% (V)||Balance Transfer Fee 3%|
|Cash Advance Rate 25.24% (V)||Cash Advance Fee 3% (min $5)|
- No annual membership fee and 0% intro APR on purchases for the first 12 months, after that, your APR will be a variable rate, currently 17.24%- 22.24%.
- Flexible Bill Payments: pay your bill all at once or over time.
- Terms and Restictions Apply.
- Max Late Fee: $35
- Max Overlimit Fee: None
- Max Penalty APR: 27.24% (V)
- Grace Period: 25 days
- Online Response: Yes
- Foreign Transaction Fee: 2.7%
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- Mike Kaduce:
Not the best rewards system out there for a credit card, but still allows me to earn rewards passively and I'm still always pleasantly surprised when I inquire as to my rewards balance. No annual fee is obviously a good thing. Haven't had to call into their toll free customer service line yet, so I can't speak to that aspect of it. Still, this is a card that I've had for years and a go-to in my wallet - I love using cards that encourage responsible purchasing but don't impose a fee. I wasn't sure I'd be able to get this card with my credit situation, but I definitely recommend trying to apply because it's a very easy card to use and love.
April 5, 2013 at 01:51pm
- Anonymous User:
After deciding on a large furniture purchase I knew I couldn't pay in full, the store offered me 90 days same as cash. I knew some credit cards offered 0 APR too as a new customer perk, so I looked around. This is where Blue Sky from American Express comes in. The deciding factor was a no brainer. AMEX is top notch anyway in my book, then the offer of 12 months 0% APR AND rewards points with no annual fee. It was an easy decision-- we got 12 months same as cash plus rewards points.
April 1, 2013 at 02:33pm
- Daniel De La Nuez:
This has to be the best card I have and I usually use it everywhere American Express is accepted. Claiming your point is easy and hassle free. The most bang for your buck comes when you use it towards travel related purchases but if you are not planning on traveling you could also use your points towards gift cards and cash if you prefer that. During the months of November and December they even had gift cards available at discounted point for many restaurants. I've had this card for about 5 years now and I have used points for over $400 in gift cards, Free airline ticket from Miami to Atlanta, and usually able to take $100 off most of my travel expenses using points. Like David Kauffman stated before me they have started to offer other deals. The last one I used was a $5 statement credit when you purchase $30 at olive garden. Over all this is one card worth having for the special deal. I would just recommend logging on to your account often to take advantage of everything.
March 14, 2013 at 09:16pm
- David Kauffman:
Everyone needs to have an American Express card, and this is one of the best ones you can get that has no annual fee and still gets some rewards, although you might not want to use this for your every day purchases due to it's standard base 1% you get back. I also found that I must use my rewards for travel, so I can't just easily redeem my miles for gift cards or cash back which is a disappointment. But if you follow Amex on social media, they often do deals where you get special promotions by using your card. For example, sync your AMEX account with your Twitter, and you can buy stuff through Twitter with your card! They had a deal where you could buy a $25 AMEX Sync card for $15, which is basically free money! They also have deals through their Facebook App where they do things such as "Buy $100 at Store X and get a $10 statement credit". I pretty much use my AMEX card exclusively to take advantage of these deals, and shop at CostCo and other places that only accept AMEX.
March 6, 2013 at 04:31pm
- Ryan Hannigan:
I spend 2 weeks at my cousin’s in Ireland every year. I was looking for a card that offered some decent traveling perks. One of the things I loved about American Express was the rental car insurance they offered. I applied for the card and got it and went on my yearly trip to Ireland. I spent a little more than usual and generally had a decent experience. Since that initial trip the card has supplemented the costs of each successive trip. The customer service is superb, not just good, but superb. Every call has been dealt with professionally and courteously. Overall, it’s a great card, but for a specialty card it has the drawback of having a high rate, not the worst, but it’s up there. As long as you are financially secure and travel this card will benefit you.
January 25, 2013 at 03:59pm
- Vanessa Hamann:
I love this card! Points add up so fast and I love to travel so it comes in really handy when it gets to be vacation time. I use it for all my expenses that have a credit card option then just pay it off in full each month if I can. I do not like carrying a credit card balance if I can help it. If you do then the interest cuts into the rewards you are earning. I have never had an issue with customer service either. I have always spoken to very friendly representatives and my issues have always been solved in a matter of minutes. I would recommend this card to anyone that likes to travel and with the high cost of airline tickets these days every bit helps!
December 26, 2012 at 06:20pm
- Anonymous User:
So far this credit card has been great for me, the rewards incentives are equally matched by amazing customer service. For me Blue Sky from American Express is almost like another limb. I use it everyday and I don’t know what I would do without it. Every meal it eat, every trip I plan, and all the gas I buy is usually with this card. Likewise I also reap a lot of rewards benefits. Every couple thousand rewards points that I accrue the more options I am offered. Whether its a travel voucher or a gift card of some sort.
November 23, 2012 at 08:24pm
- Anonymous User:
I've had this card for a few years now and I love it. As others have mentioned, it's not accepted everywhere so it does have it's downside, but it's a minimal one. The customer service is top notch (the few times I have actually had to deal with them, it was certainly not an unpleasant experience), the rates are fantastic and the rewards are excellent as well. Having no blackout dates is also something I really like about this card. I hope to have this card for the foreseeable future and I would recommend it to any family or friends interested in getting a new credit card.
October 11, 2012 at 06:27pm
- Stephen Samuels:
American Express continues to be one of the leaders in credit card rewards and service. I do wish this card was acceptable in more places, but that would be the only complaint. The rewards add up very fast and American Express always treats you as a prized customer rather than someone they are trying to get money out of. When its time to redeem your rewards they walk you through the process and make sure you are getting the best available for your points. The no black outs is not a gimmick as I have never had a problem redeeming my points for travel.
October 11, 2012 at 06:07pm
- Anonymous User:
I have had this card for about 2 years now, and it's been a decent card. I do have good credit, and despite that, the rate is fairly high, but better than plenty others I've seen. You really need to pay it off monthly to get the good deals from the rewards. What really sold me on it was the fact that there are no fees and the rewards are pretty decent. So many other cards you are paying a yearly fee to get similar rewards, so you really win on that point with Blue Sky. Also, the rewards are extremely easy to redeem. When you hit 7,500 points and want to receive a $100 travel credit, you just make a selection online and click the travel/hotel/car you purchased that you want it applied to...and voila! The money is there. There are also several gift card/statement credit options. I recently ordered a gift card and it arrived two days later! If you are on top of paying off your credit card and using this frequently, the rewards definitely make it a good option for a card!
October 11, 2012 at 03:16pm
- Maben Esque:
American Express is unsurpassed when it comes to customer service. I recently dined out and an untrustworthy member of the restaurant staff took my credit card information, went to a neighboring establishment, and made several purchases. These purchases didn't raise the red flag as illegitimate/fraudulent because they were small and local. They could easily have been mine. Nevertheless, when I reported it to American Express, they quickly deducted the charges and launched an investigation! They even demanded the merchant in question show proof of signature. I was amazed at their thoroughness, and how quickly they believed me and took action, rather than questioning the validity of my story.
September 27, 2012 at 02:27pm
- Liana Peraza:
I have had this card for about a year now. It is very easy to use. Though I haven't used the rewards yet, I do feel that I am getting a pretty decent deal for earning a point for every dollar I spend. After you earn a certain amount of point you can trade it in for a $100 to go towards traveling. As I understand it, there are no blackout dates and my miles never expire. There is no annual fee and the interest rate is pretty decent compared to what is being offered nowadays. It offers online statements and payments. The website is incredibly easy to navigate and I also get monthly reminders when my bill is due. This is huge for me as I am definitely the type to let these details slip my mind from time to time.
September 5, 2012 at 08:47pm
- Eric Dowling:
I have had this card for about a year.It is my favorite card. I like it because it has a lot perks.I also like it because there is no annual fee.I hate paying an annual fee it is such a waste of money. The card has a little chip in it so you do not have to swipe your card just wave it close to the card reader. American Express has great customer service representatives every time I call them they are polite and sincere.I had no problem when I called asking for them to raise my credit limit, it was done in less then five minutes.
August 30, 2012 at 03:38pm
- Kimberly Sears:
I've had this card for about a year and a half now. What I liked about it when I got it was that it had many of the perks of an American Express card, but without the yearly fee. I also was about to collect enough points in the first couple of months to be able to get a $300 credit on a flight I was taking, which was very helpful at the time. Paying the card online took a bit of setting up to do since there was an issue with the website not remembering my username and password combination, but once all that was straightened out, I've had no trouble with it. They give you plenty enough notice, via email, to get your bills paid on time as well. I've never had to use it to withdraw cash, so I can't comment on the ease or difficulty of that. The downsides to it are that due to the lack of a monthly fee, the 'perks' that come with an AmEx card are drastically cut down. And after the promotional period ends, points for travel or cash back are very slow to add up.
August 22, 2012 at 08:26pm
- David Sanders:
While it has been a few years since I actually held a BlueSky card, it is still one of my favorite credit cards out there. One of the main reasons why I loved it so much was because it was just such a cool card, I loved the design and the fact that it had the swooping plane on the front and the little chip embedded in the card. I felt so modern and up with the times when I carried it around and used it. Unfortunately the downside to American Express is that they don't tend to work with you if you are having difficulties. While I loved the card I had to pay off the balance and close it, and my other two Amex cards, when I went through a tight stretch because they were completely unsympathetic and offered me no way of help. Fortunately I was able to find a way out on my own and close the accounts, but strangely enough I still miss this card!
August 16, 2012 at 01:54pm
- Michael McGahan:
I've had this credit card for over a year now. I think the internet rate on the card is quite high (especially when compared with some of my other cards). American Express is accepted most of the places I go, but there are still some places where I can't use the card. Other problems I've encountered while using the card was trying to change my PIN to make a cash withdrawal. I had to wait until they mailed a letter in the mail to the address on file, rather than being able to verify myself online and change it electronically. Overall it is still an OK card.
August 15, 2012 at 05:43pm
- Frank Avalos:
I have had this card as a permanent resident in my wallet for a while now, and I have to say, that I really do like this card quite a bit. It has not only simplified the travel arrangement making process, but there is also no annual fee, and no blackout dates. From the very moment I swipe the credit card, to the moment I make the payment, it's all been an enjoyable and genuinely positive experience. I am also very grateful for all the efforts that Amex has taken in ensuring that the card is not only dependable, but also protected from potential fraudulent charges. The customer service has been exceptional. I have been treated with both respect and courtesy in those rare occasions in which I’ve had to speak to a representative. The rewards are also another great perk; being able to redeem those points for Amex gift cards has been wonderful since we don't really get that many opportunities to travel often. All in all, having this card has been a very positive experience.
August 1, 2012 at 04:35am
- Robert Fabian:
One of my favorite features of the AMEX Blue Sky is the pay pass feature. Instead of taking the card out, waiting for it to authorize, signing a receipt, etc...all I need to do is scan the card at many kiosks and it recognizes me. My wife and I are planning our 10th anniversary, so beign able to use these points for airline tickets is an added bonus. I use this card for everything! The one negative that I have is that this card is not accepted everywhere (like my local coffee house). You can also use the points for other things besides airline miles, as some reviewers have mistakenly pointed out.
July 25, 2012 at 01:13pm
- Elizabeth House:
I liked the American Express card when I first got it, but they dropped my limit down without warning me. I also feel that the rate is a bit expensive. I have called every three months to see if I can get a lower rate and once I was able to get it. The customer service people I spoke with were polite and helpful despite them being unable to lower the rate. I also have found the online transactions very easy and problem free. One slight issue is that some places will not take American Express, but it is fairly uncommon to run into these places.
July 18, 2012 at 05:33pm
- Anita Powell Madren:
American Express is not accepted everywhere which makes them less convenient. They are the only card accepted at Costco, so if you can't pay debit, in that regard they are a convenient card to have. I, however, do not recommend American Express to anyone. After being a cardholder for over 10 years, never being late on a payment, American Express saw fit to randomly drop my available credit limit by over $15,000. This drop in the credit limit made it look as though I was nearly maxed out on this card which then hurt my credit score quite a bit. As I continued to pay down the balance, American Express kept lowering the limit by $1000. Over a 1 year period I went from a $25,000 limit to a $6000 limit with absolutely no warning or explanation from American Express. I have not closed the account but I do try my very best not to use the card. I'm sorry, I would not recommend American Express to anyone.
July 12, 2012 at 07:55pm
- Frank Papageorgio:
I have had the Blue Sky card for about a year now. I mainly use it for shopping at CostCo, but also as a backup in case I can't use my primary Capital One Venture card. I feel like the rewards on this card aren't as great on other cards. The best deal is redeeming 7500 points for $100 in airfare credit, but that's it. Other cards let me do cash back, gift cards, things like that and redeem points at a much higher percentage back. American Express also would only give me a $2,000 limit, while other cards gave me as much as $15,000. Overall it's a good card to have if you need to pay with AMEX like a place like CostCo, since there is no annual fee. But you are better off with other cards for every day purchases that offer you a higher cash back.
July 12, 2012 at 03:43pm
- Jennifer Bussiere Leighton:
I have had this card for many years now, and have to admit it's not my "go to" card any longer. I prefer to use Discover because it is accepted more places and seems to give more perks and rewards (cash back bonus is a biggie!). American Express doesn’t seem to be accepted as widely as Mastercard, Visa and Discover. But, that being said, I've always been happy with my experiences with American Express. Never have I had any customer service issues or errors on my statements or other problems. No annual fee is a bonus, and having the rewards add up (albeit slowly) is an incentive to use the card for larger purchases. I’d recommend having the American Express card among other credit cards in your wallet.
July 3, 2012 at 07:14pm
- Anonymous User:
I have been a loyal American Express card holder for more than ten years, and I honestly cannot say enough good things about the quality and convenience of service I have received. No annual fee is a HUGE selling point, but really more important are the bonus points and rewards related to how much I use the card. I travel extensively for both for work and pleasure, and being able to to smoothly redeem my points for travel rewards with few restrictions is just outstanding. This is the only credit card I have, and I really can't see any reason to get another. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants an easy to use, no hassle card that will end up paying dividends in the long run.
June 27, 2012 at 02:28pm
- Shannon Scott Johnson:
This card is okay. I have noticed in my area that the amount of retailers participating in amex is dwindling. Thus making it harder to use my card. Whether this is american expresses fault or not I don't know. It could be the mom and pops stores have issues with it. I love the reward factors and the fact that there is no annual fee. Those 2 usually don't come hand in hand. I have scheduled my direct pays using this card and it helps maintain my bills and also gathering reward points in the process. For the most part I love my Blue Sky card.
June 27, 2012 at 02:25pm
- Jus Shawna:
I absolutely love the Blue Sky card from American Express! I took advantage of the bonus points offer for 7,500 points when I spent $1,000 in the first three months (easy to do!) and have used the card for almost every purchase since. Those points add up fast! I love that there is no annual fee for the card. You don't see that often with rewards cards. The ability to redeem my points for travel, without a lot of restrictions and blackout dates to deal with, is also a huge plus! I would definitely recommend the Blue Sky card to anyone looking for a rewards card that really does pay you back.
June 14, 2012 at 03:48pm
- Joe Weider:
I’m not quite sure why people apply for the Blue Sky from American Express Credit Card. Maybe it’s due to American Express’ good reputation. Maybe it’s because it has a pretty name. Or maybe it’s actually because it offers 0% on purchases for 12 months and 1 rewards point for every dollar spent. If it’s the latter, you need to understand that neither of these perks is that noteworthy. Why? One percent across all purchases is pretty much the standard in the rewards credit card genre, and most of the upper echelon cards offer up even better rewards on certain popular spending categories in addition to that. Also, a 12 month 0% purchase APR is decent, but there are a lot of cards offering better deals. Take, for example, the Citi Simplicity Card. It offers 0% on purchases for 21 months AND 0% on transfers for the same length of time. So, which cards in particular would be better choices than the American Express Blue Sky Credit Card? If you want rewards and don’t have any particular spending categories that dominate your monthly statements, I’d go with the Capital One Venture Card or the Capital One Cash Credit Card, as the former offers what amounts to 2% cash back as long as you redeem miles for travel-related purchases and the latter offers 1.5% cash back across all purchases. If you tend to spend a lot at gas stations, department stores, dining, etc., then you can find a card offering extra rewards on your biggest spending category and save more than you would with the Blue Sky American Express Credit Card. When it comes to interest rates, the aforementioned Citicard is obviously a much better deal than the Blue Sky. The bottom line is that excellent credit, which the Blue Sky Credit Card requires for approval, is like a golden ticket in today’s market, and getting a card like the Blue Sky from American Express would just be a waste of potential.
November 21, 2011 at 05:37pm
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