[Update] American Express Green 50,000 Points + 20% Credit On Restaurant Spend (Max $150)

Update: Multiple readers report that this Resy offer on the Green card (specifically) seems to be working even for some who typically get popup messages of ineligibility. Worth trying this one out, even if you are typically popup-denied.

The Offer

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American Express is offering a sign up bonus on the consumer Green card as follows:

  • Get 50,000 points signup bonus when spending $2,000 within 6 months.
  • Get 20% back as a statement credit when you make a purchase at restaurants worldwide within the first 12 months of Card Membership, up to $150 back.

This offer is showing on the Resy website (restaurant reservation app), but the 20% credit is showing for any restaurant spend, unrelated to using Resy.

Card Benefits

  • Annual fee of $150 (not waived first year)
  • Card earns at the following rates:
    • 3x points on
      • Restaurants worldwide
      • Travel including flights, hotels, transit, taxis and ridesharing services.
    • 1x points on all other purchases
  • $100 CLEAR credit per calendar year
  • $100 Loungebuddy credit per calendar year
  • No foreign transaction fees

 

Our Verdict

At one point, there were some people getting 60,000 points offer on the AmEx Green card via referral link which could arguably be better if you are in 2-player mode, but this is the best public offer we’ve seen. Really a terrific offer.

Keep in mind the sign up bonus is once per lifetime. There’s also an offer from Resy on the Gold and Platinum consumer cards. See this post to learn about whether the Green card counts as one of your AmEx spots. As always please read this post on everything you should know about American Express cards. We’ll add this bonus to our List of Best Credit Card Signup Bonuses. 

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Pat
Pat

Not very many restaurants qualify for discount.

Steven
Steven

I see no indication for exclusion of restaurants. The restaurant may not be supported by Resy, but that is inconsequential. Per the Amex offer terms, the 20% back is based on merchant code.
https://www.americanexpress.com/us/credit-cards/card-application/apply/prospect/terms/american-express-green-card/46100-10-0/#offer-terms

Arley
Arley

The resy link:

Sorry, but we can’t find that page. Please check that the address is correct or go back to the home page .

mary w
mary w

I have the same problem. Do you need a reservation account?? Or is this over?

Lo
Lo

Worked for me just now when I clicked on it. Did you ever try again?

Charlie
Charlie

Given that I have no amex charge cards (I do have BCP), would it make sense to get the green card for this SUB, then the platinum card the following year for it’s SUB? I could then cancel the green card without having to transfer out points and downgrade to the platinum to the green card after a year. Thoughts? I’ve receive multiple mailers for 125k platinum bonus but am hesitant without a downgrade path that wouldn’t give up a lifetime bonus.

Sunny
Sunny

still got pop up

reallove
reallove

I wonder what are the odds that AMEX will keep increasing the SUB for this card, just like they did with the Platinum last year (around this time actually). Remember when we thought 75k MR + dining credit was the best offer? And then 100k MR became the norm. On the fence to apply because of this.

NycKrn
NycKrn

They always incrementally go up. This is basically the same offer for the original rose gold 2018. But other than during covid, the benefits seem to get less useful.

Newbie
Newbie

Closed last week and done with it in this lifetime.

Abby Normal
Abby Normal

Still in pop-up jail. *sigh*

cameron
cameron

.6 cent per point statement credit. Only thing theyre good for (1 cent per point) is flights. and hotel transfers i guess

SpicyPadThai
SpicyPadThai

i think transferring points to the airlines is worth at least 1.5 cents

Kafka
Kafka

I wouldn’t say “at least,” but it’s not uncommon.

Tsarinax
Tsarinax

Delta has a floor of 1 cpp, if you have a card with them. I’d say they are worth a minimum of that if you’re patient.

cameron
cameron

it maxes out at 1.2 cents transfer according to amex website

Ryan
Ryan

Some restaurant and store GCs are 1:1 and make it a worthwhile offer imo

JB
JB

As I said when you commented this on the gold card offer: 1.1 when redeemed through Schwab. Over 1.5% when redeemed through airlines on Amex travel when you have it as your airline of choice on the business platinum (35% rebate so you are paying less than 2 points for 3 cents of value). Often you can get 1.5% back or higher when you transfer the points out correctly.

If you are assuming it’s only .6 cpp then you’re doing this all wrong.

cameron
cameron

Dont you need the platinum card at $695 fee to get 1.1?

Esquiar
Esquiar

If you get popups on normal website but not Resy, Amex could still deny you the bonus down the line, and you’d be SOL to try again because the lifetime rule is triggered just by having the card regardless of whether bonus earned

TB
TB

This is not for the lifetime role popup

joremero
joremero

Dang, massive bonus