Blue Sky from American Express®

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Blue Sky from American Express®’s Rewards

Bonus
None
Base Earn
1 point / $1
Max Earn
1 point / $1
Earn / Redeem Limit
No
  • 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
Not Offered
Intro Rate on Transfers
Not Offered
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   29.24% (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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Jun 12, 2015
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Jun 12, 2015
Just the fact that this card carries the American Express name on it tells you something...Amex has always been trustworthy and committed to customer service, in my experience. While the APRs on this card seem pretty high, there's no annual fee, and the rewards points are easy to rack up, although the minimums to redeem seem pretty high. If you spend a lot on the card and pay the balance off every month, though, I'm sure you can redeem faster. All in all, not the best card out there, but better than most.
May 8, 2015
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May 8, 2015
The Blue Sky credit card from American Express seems to be a good card from a reputable company. The points system is nice and simple. You spend a dollar, you get a point. No confusion in that case! The rates seem typical from what I know about credit cards. Of course they like to keep those percentages high but I would probably a lot feel more comfortable with this card than I would with most of the other credit cards.
Apr 23, 2015
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Apr 23, 2015
Based upon the APR range, this card should not be used to carry balances. I can see where this is a good card for someone who travels a lot, but there are a lot of other cards out there which offer more than one point per $1 spent. I have a Barclay card with similar APR, so I pay it off at the end of every month, which offers one point per dollar spent on normal purchases and two points per dollar spent on Groceries, Gas, and Utilities. These points can be redeemed back at a similar rate as the Amex Blue Sky card, but for credits on my credit more
Apr 6, 2015
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Apr 6, 2015
The Blue Sky from American Express card is actually a pretty good card. The interest rate is variable but usually pretty good but where this card shines is the reward points and the ability to use those towards travel expenses. If you use your card a lot this can really save you money over time and adds value to the card.

Compare to other reward cards where the points are nice but can't be as readily applied to travel expenses. If you're a big traveler this card is perfect for you, otherwise it's still pretty good. Definitely a good credit card.
Mar 23, 2015
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Mar 23, 2015
My husband just signed us up for Blue Sky from American express as we plan to travel quite a bit very soon. You earn points that can be redeemed towards statement credits for airline tickets, hotel stays, and other types of travel. This is perfect for a small family that likes to travel quite a bit. We used to use our Discover card, but it only offered perks that allowed to to buy from their store, which I didn't like.
Mar 6, 2015
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Mar 6, 2015
As far as interest rates go, this card isn't terrible (in that we live in a world where credit cards of 17 to 30% are considered normal). However that is about the closest thing I can come to praise for this card. It is not chip enabled so using outside the US is going to be problematic and recently AMEX decided that their interest rates are going to rise. The displayed rates may not actually reflect what you're going to get if you apply. The points program is nothing to crow about either. You get 1 point per dollar spent and a $100 credit for every 7500 points. Honestly, go more
Feb 18, 2015
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Feb 18, 2015
The Blue Sky from American Express card is not my favorite card due to its bonus points program. It has becoming increasingly standard for credit cards to offer some sort of sign-up bonus. This card does not. Nor does it offer any incentive financing rates for the first 3-6 months. It's fee structure is in line with other credit cards I hold with typical foreign transaction fees of 2.7% and 3% on cash back. I do like that it doesn't have an annual fee. Basically this card serves the role of the credit card (for which I give it only 3 stars) but doesn't have any of the bonus offers more
Dec 1, 2014
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5
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Dec 1, 2014
My sister lives in Maine I live in Florida and that is almost a 3 day road trip.I visit a few times each year.With the Blue Sky card from American Express, it seems every time I go I always save a little bit more each trip.Whether I take a road trip or fly, Blue Sky card really saves me a lot of money.I also Like that I have points that build up with certain purchases and they can be used just about anywhere like a hotel or a rental car.I like that there is no annual fee and I also like that you may pay all at once or over more
Oct 1, 2014
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Oct 1, 2014
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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Sep 11, 2014
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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Aug 18, 2014
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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Aug 18, 2014
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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Aug 5, 2014
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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Jul 23, 2014
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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Jul 8, 2014
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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Jun 25, 2014
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
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Jun 19, 2014
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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May 30, 2014
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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May 12, 2014
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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Apr 28, 2014
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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Apr 2, 2014
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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Mar 24, 2014
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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Feb 25, 2014
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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Jan 13, 2014
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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Nov 27, 2013
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
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Nov 20, 2013
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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Nov 17, 2013
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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Nov 13, 2013
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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Nov 7, 2013
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
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Nov 1, 2013
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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Oct 29, 2013
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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Oct 27, 2013
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
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Oct 22, 2013
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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Oct 16, 2013
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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Oct 11, 2013
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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Oct 7, 2013
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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Sep 30, 2013
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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Sep 24, 2013
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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Sep 16, 2013
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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Sep 12, 2013
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
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Aug 16, 2012
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Aug 16, 2012
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