Blue Sky from American Express®

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Blue Sky from American Express®’s Rewards

Bonus
7,500 points
Base Earn
1 point / $1
Max Earn
1 point / $1
Earn / Redeem Limit
No
  • Welcome Bonus: Earn 7,500 Bonus Points after you use your new Card to make $1,000 in purchases within the first 3 months.
  • Unlimited Travel Options: Every 7,500 points that you earn can be redeemed for a $100 statement credit toward airline tickets, hotel stays and other type of travel.
  • Flexible Ways to Earn: earn 1 point for virtually every dollar you spend on eligible purchases.

Blue Sky from American Express®’s Key APRs & Fees

Intro Rate on Purchases
0% for 15 months
Intro Rate on Transfers
0% for 15 months
Regular Rate
17.24% - 22.24% (V)
  • ANNUAL FEE None
  • BALANCE TRANSFER FEE 3%

Blue Sky from American Express®’s Additional Info

  • MAX LATE FEE   $38
  • MAX OVERLIMIT FEE   None
  • MAX PENALTY APR   27.24% (V)
  • GRACE PERIOD   25 days
  • ONLINE RESPONSE   Yes
  • CASH ADVANCE RATE 25.24% (V)
  • CASH ADVANCE FEE 3% (min $5)
  • FOREIGN TRANSACTION
    FEE  
    2.7%
  • SMART CHIP   No
  • Enjoy Extended Warranty, Purchase Protection and Return Protection.
  • Travel benefits: Car Rental Loss and Damage Insurance, Travel Accident Insurance.
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Blue Sky from American Express® Reviews

 
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Oct 1, 2014
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This Blue Sky card is one of the best I have ever had from American Express. I would say it is geared mainly toward retail use, and with no annual fee how, I am pretty impressed. The APR could be a little bit lower, and I am a little bit upset that they will allow a max late charge of up to 37 as I think that is a little bit on the steep side.
Sep 11, 2014
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No annual fee AMEX card. YAY-!!!! Only downer, 2.7%foreign fee and no CHIP+Signature/PIN at this time.(quite disappointing being an Amex-WORLD CLASS)
So, traveling outside the USA with this card can be useless (unlike Bank of America Travel Rewards turns out better with chip+sign & no FTF) internationally. All else should be good to go for Blue Sky, no brainer-!!!1
Aug 18, 2014
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Great card with a great look! The Blue Sky from American Express card presents an easy way to have an Amex without paying the annual fee. In addition, the current bonus offer provides $75 of value for using the card the same way most people would anyway. A big downside is that this card provides only 1 point per dollar spent. Other cards, such as Chase Sapphire, Chase Sapphire Preferred, or Chase Freedom provide extra points for select categories (static or dynamic), which ultimately results in more cash-back rewards.
Aug 18, 2014
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I love the bonus points! One point for every dollar spent is appealing. I think the 0% APR for the first 15 months and no annual fee is a good deal. American Express has an excellent reputation and that makes the Blue Sky card attractive as well. To be fair, the 17.24%- 22.24% annual rate is a bit higher than my current Visa card. I would also like to know what is considered an eligible purchase and what the other terms and restrictions actually are.
Aug 5, 2014
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I have used the Amazon Visa that seemed to allow for more rewards dollar for dollar. Also the APR is at a better rate but I suppose that is based on personal credit ratings more than what the actual credit card company offers. I would be concerned with "eligible purchases" with regard to how much points I can earn. I understand that other companies do have eligibility with their purchases but again, my Amazon Visa would seem to offer more.
Jul 23, 2014
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I think the The Blue Sky card from American Express is made mainly for shopping. The Welcome Bonus is really good for people willing to do some good shopping within 3 months. By getting 7,500 points when you spend purchases worth of $1000 is really good, but not all people are willing to do this heavy amount of shopping. What I don't like is the high fees on this card, I guess my Citi card works better with that. So this card is limited to a certain category of people going shopping or in "spending" mood to get those 7,500 points.
Jul 8, 2014
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The Blue Sky card from American express has some perks. The first thing that caught my eye was the 7,500 in bonus points upon spending 1,000 in 3 months. That's $100 in statement credits! Nice! My main concern, however, is the high interest rates. I would suggest using this card on a vacation, especially during the 0% APR during the first 15 months. No earning or redeeming limits mean you keep earning and spending as long as you have the card! I also like that there is no annual fee!
Jun 25, 2014
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The Blue Sky card from American Express is a really good card for those interested in traveling, and for those who simply buy a lot of stuff! Virtually every dollar spent has some kind of point reward that can be exchanged for travel points. While the interests rates are quite high, when used properly this card has great rewards and great for using for family vacations!
Jun 19, 2014
Photo of Dave A.
5
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So far this card as been excellent when it comes to rewards and travel miles. I got this card through a promotion to get 30,000 travel points (equal to $400 of qualified travel expenses) after spending only $500 in the first 3 months of having the card. On top of that, I also received 0% interest for the first 18 months. There are also numerous coupons for many retailers available directly from american express for anywhere from 5% to 20% of a purchase. I would highly recommend this card to anyone.
May 30, 2014
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The Blue Sky from American Express Card is a nice rewards card. There's no annual fee which is very important for this level of reward card and the zero percent intro rate for 15 months is a nice added bonus. The APR is typical to other reward cards I have had. This card is for those who have a good credit rate and pay off their balances every month to maximize their rewards.
May 12, 2014
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I think the Blue Sky card from American Express would be a great card for someone who loves to travel. I feel that the 1 point earned per dollar is very generous and competitive with other card options out in the market, and I like that there is no limit on how many points you can earn and redeem. I think the best part about this card is the 7500 bonus points that you earn in the first 3 months if you spend $1000. I would definitely get this card if I was planning a vacation.
Apr 28, 2014
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The Blue Sky American Express Card is one of my favorite American Express cards. It definitely doesn't beat the Gold card but it comes a close second. I frequently use cards from American Express because I love building up the points to redeem for fun stuff. I have only been using this card for two weeks but so far I have not had any problems. I am planning a trip for the summer and I plan on building up points using this card.
Apr 2, 2014
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In reviewing the terms of the Blue Sky card, I like several features that they offer. The fact they have no annual fees and have an introductory 0% APR for 15 months is very attractive. Their transaction fees are reasonable. The bonus spending credits are also a nice incentive. I used to have a regular American express account and having to pay the full balance monthly was, at times, a challenge. This card gives you the option to make payments over time if needed.I would definitely consider this card option in the future.
Mar 24, 2014
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I'm close to switching from my Wells Fargo Visa credit card over to the Blue Sky card from American Express. Both are similar in rates, but the rewards with the Blue Sky card slightly outweigh those currently offered from Wells Fargo. But I'm not just looking at it from a rewards standpoint; I plan on taking advantage of their 0% for 15 months on transfers. This right here pretty much seals the deal for me!
Feb 25, 2014
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Okay I just love the fact that I can use my credit card to buy things which I already do and then the end result is not just less money in my pocket but I can then after 7.500 pts actually get $100 off my next airline trip. Fiji here I come !!! I use other credit cards like JC Penney's, Visa rewards etc. but this one is really cool if you are a traveler. It is really neat you get one pt for every dollar you spend. If you are a traveler then you need to look into this card.
Jan 13, 2014
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If you travel frequently, I can see the reason why people might choose Blue Sky. The key incentive is the $100 credit per 7500 points earned. At $1 per point, you have to spend $7500 to get $100 in travel credit. And so it's like getting 1.33% back, compared to the standard 1% cash back found in a lot of cards. But if you don't travel much, there are better options. I use the Chase Freedom card because it has the standard 1% cash back and 5% cash back in rotating categories.
Nov 27, 2013
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I love the Blue Sky card offer from American Express. This card offers NO annual fee, along with an introductory point bonus equal to 100 towards a car rental, airline ticket or hotel stay! The only requirement to achieve the bonus is spending 1000 in the first 3 months. The card has a respectable apr, that doesn't kick in for the first 15 months of use. Obviously we all love credit card offers that offer a great introductory period, and zero percent for 15 months is great. This card also comes with all the benefits of having an American Express card, the cards offer great security, they are accepted almost more
Nov 20, 2013
Photo of Krystal M.
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The Blue Sky from American Express Card is great for someone with excellent credit. There's no annual fee and a 0% intro interest rate for the first 15 months. After your first 15 months, the interest rate isn't bad, a bit below average, at 17% to 22%. Their cash advance rate is rather high, so I would stay away from those transactions with this card. I do really like their rewards points. You get a fair amount of initial bonus points and there is no limit on how many points you can earn. For every 7,500 points that you earn, they can be redeemed for a $100 statement credit toward more
Nov 17, 2013
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I love this card because there is no annual fee, as well as 0% APR, how can you go wrong with 0% APR? You cant, plain and simple, which is why I am recommending this card to everyone I know and love. I know as well as everyone else, these big banks are in it for themselves, so why not get a great card such as this one? With 0% APR you do not have to worry about interest piling up without your knowledge and owing more than you actually do. With 0% APR you can't go wrong which is why I love it!
Nov 13, 2013
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How can you go wrong with 0% APR and no annual fee? The Blue Sky American Express card is very good card, hence you have to have an excellent credit rating to obtain one. With a bonus of 7,500 points (after $1000 spending in your first 3 months), you practically have a $100 dollar voucher for travelling for using your card. With a 1:1 ration you can use this card towards any $100 voucher, whether its air, hotel, cruise, or hotels. The foreign transaction rate is slightly higher than most cards at 2.7%, and a 17-22% interest rate which is also on the higher side. But if you are looking more
Nov 7, 2013
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I like the fact that the card has no interest rate for the 1st 15 months. Also, the fact that is doesn't have that many fees. I like the bonus miles. the only down fall is the high APR.
Nov 1, 2013
Photo of Kareem A.
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I like how the card has no interest rate for the first fifteeen months. However there are numerous other great things about this card as well. One of my main reasons is that it doesnt have an annual fee. Another great upside is that you can earn up to one point for every dollar spent. So that gives you a way to rack up points easily. Amex is a great company but one downside to the card is that its not accepted at everywhere. Another thing I dont like is when the apr does kick in its kind of steep!!
Oct 29, 2013
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The best part about this card is the lack of fees. You can also get 0% APR for the first 15 months. Which a significantly long time for 0% APR. There is a cash advance rate is the average amount such as the other cards on the market. Another plus to this card is that you can earn one point for every dollar you spend. The best part is the points can be put to good use to rewards such as traveling. American Express is a great card and company to be associated with. One issue you may encounter is that everyone does not accept American Express cards. Other than that enjoy!
Oct 27, 2013
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I like that there is no annual fee, as well as the bonus miles... the only ouch is the high apr and foreign fees! Make sure you make your payments on time!
Oct 22, 2013
Photo of James R.
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I love the Blue Sky credit card. It's a decent credit card on its own with 17.24% interest rate, which is about average for a lot of cards. The cash advance rate is also high at 25 percent like every other card on the market. But the Blue Sky is a step above most with it's great point system. You earn one point for every dollar you spend like every other point card but you don't have to spend your points on some lame gift card, you can use it to travel. I use my card all year long, pay of the balance every month and redeem my points for more
Oct 16, 2013
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The Blue Sky card from American Express seems like a pretty decent rewards card. The points you gain is a bit sad at just 1:1$, but there is no redeem or earn limit so you can rack up tons of points over time! There is no intro rate for purchases and balance transfers which is always good, but in addition to that there is also no annual fee which is just icing on the cake. The main downside to this card is redeeming your points has a somewhat sad conversion ratio which is for every 7500 points you get 100$ a hotel/car rental/cruise/plane ticket. As a recluse I do not more
Oct 11, 2013
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Blue Sky by American Express is a great card. 0% APR for 15 months is a pretty long time! Initial welcome bonuses are also pretty hard to beat. No annual fee is also refreshing, as most cards now have big annual fees that add up. I'd say my main gripe with this card is that it's an American Express card, so it's not accepted in many places still. Had this been a VISA card, I may have given it 5 stars. Interest is decent, and earning 1 point for every purchase ($1 per point) is a great way to rack up points.
Oct 7, 2013
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I like the 0% rate for 15 months on this card. It is one of the longest intro periods I have heard of. The regular rate is kind of high. I also like that if you make $1,000 in purchases You earn 7,500 points ($100 in travel credit). The balance transfer fee is also advantageous for any cards (which are all of them for me) that have an interest rate over 3% (I see mention of no interest on transfers). I believe I will apply for this and transfer my other cards balances (which have interests of 14 to 21%) to it and use the Blue Sky American Express card more
Sep 30, 2013
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It’s always nice to see a credit card with some sort of reward or user incentive. In this particular case, the Blue Sky card from American Express has incentives that I wouldn’t likely use. I’m not an avid traveler; I rarely fly, and I almost never rent a car. It is likely that I would accumulate bonus points that I wouldn’t use. It is nice that they start you out with 7500 points; however, you must accumulate a substantial amount of debt in order to be eligible. The main reason that I would use a card like this is the 0% purchase and balance transfer period. The 15 month period more
Sep 24, 2013
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This is pretty decent for an American Express card. It's nice to have an AMEX card that doesn't come with an annual fee, but the rewards they offer are below average. This is because the rewards you earn can only be used toward a statement credit towards travel. I personally don't travel that much, so I haven't been able to redeem any rewards using my Blue Sky card. But it's good to have in your wallet because every once in awhile I'll come across a store that only accepts American Express, and I can at least start slowly building to that eventual $100 statement credit.
Sep 16, 2013
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The Blue Sky from American Express card looks like a pretty blah travel card, that's only helpful if you really want an American Express card. The intro period is pretty long, which is good because the interest rate after is nothing to write home about. There's no annual fee, which is decently rare for an American Express card. But the bonus system isn't that great. Getting 7500 points for $1000 worth of purchases is a nice jumpstart of 10% cash back that you have to use for travel, but after that the rate is really unfavorable and behind a lot of competitive cards like the Chase Freedom Visa or even more
Sep 12, 2013
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It's very important to have an American Express card in your wallet, and this is the one you should have. The nice thing about the Blue Sky Credit Card from American Express is that it has no annual fee, yet still has rewards! Usually American Express has some sort of annual fee associated with it, but not with this card. On top of that you get the same fraud protection, member benefits and other perks that you would with any other American Express card. For example, I have been registering my card every year for Small Business Saturday which gives you a free $25 credit when you spend $25 at more
Sep 12, 2013
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I got the Blue Sky from American Express card last year and have been very satisfied with it. I wanted an American Express card because I knew the customer support was great and wanted to protect my purchases with the extended warranty program on everything you buy. I also did not want to pay a fee. I get about 1.33% cashback on everything as long as I redeem it for travel rewards. This is my best cashback offer and I buy everything on this card that is not getting a 5% promo on it's category on my Chase Freedom card. The only negative thing is that you redeem in chunks more
Sep 11, 2013
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The Blue Sky from American Express card has no annual fee! That's almost always the first thing I look for when I am looking into credit cards. It seems to me that if you are already spending money with a card then you shouldn't have to pay even more each year. The initial bonus for this card seems pretty nice. It's in point though unlike the Chase Freedom card which gives cash as an initial bonus. The interest rate seems typical to any other card out there, but the cash advance rate seems pretty steep. The best part is that you can keep earning bonus points to put toward travel more
Sep 4, 2013
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The Blue Sky from American Express seems to have a pretty good point system compared to other cards. The initial 7,500 points after $1,000 in three months is nice if you plan to use your card for everyday purchases. $1,000 is a lot to spend in 3 months but you are planning on spending it anyways, the $100 towards travel is nice. The interest rate on this card is pretty high if you are able to get a lower interest card. My Quick Silver Cash Rewards credit card from Capital One offers competitive incentives with a lower starting interest rate of 12.9%. The Blue sky starts at 17.24% APR. Another more
Sep 2, 2013
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Whoa, I want this credit card! The Blue Sky from American Express looks AMAZING. I love the initial bonus points (bummer that you have to spend 1,000 but doing that in three months should be all that difficult). It's like they just give you a 100 dollar statement credit on travel right away, which is nothing that any person would turn down. Again, they have the 1 to 1 ratio on points to the dollar, which is a little disappointing based on the rest of the card, but it is still good. The only other card that was/is like this is the Capital One credit card that offered a ton more
Aug 27, 2013
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The Blue Sky from American Express is one of the best American Express cards I have. One thing everybody talks about is the incredible customer service American express offers. You won't be let down by them at all. Anytime you need some help they will help you and get it sorted out quickly. The intro APR is great too, it lasts for 15 months which I find to be very generous, especially when compared to some other rewards cards that don't even offer an intro APR. There is no annual fee either! If you can get approved for this card, then I would definitely jump on this. I use it more
Aug 23, 2013
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I've always liked American express cards, after having many nightmares with other credit card companies customer service and having to wait on hold for hours to get my issues settled, only to end up being very disappointed in the end, it's a breath of fresh air to deal with american express customer service. No problems ever with them. That said, the Blue Sky from American Express card is great in other ways too. The points are easy to earn and you get a great APR and usually no APR in the beginning. It is kind of hard to get approved for as you need pretty good credit, but if you more
Apr 1, 2013
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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.
Mar 14, 2013
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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 more
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