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Are you a new American Express cardmember?

Or maybe you’re an existing Amex member who recently got a new Amex card?

American Express has made it easier to earn your welcome bonus.

Earn your new card’s welcome bonus in 6 months

If your welcome bonus had to be earned in 3 months, you can now take 6 months to meet your minimum spend threshold.

And don’t worry – the amount you need to spend hasn’t changed, you’re just getting an additional 3 months to get your full bonus.

This only applies to card applications submitted between January 22 to June 30, 2020.

Which cards does this affect?

So which Amex cards does this apply to?

Here’s the full list of both personal and business cards where you’ll now have 6 months to get your full welcome bonus:

For the , the portion of the bonus earned monthly over the first year is unaffected by this.

Your card not on the list? That means there’s no change to how you earn the welcome bonus, which includes the and the .

Marriott Bonvoy Amex annual free night certificate

For you Marriott Bonvoy cardholders, both the & , there’s some news about the annual free night certificate that comes with your card.

If your annual free night certificate expired after March 1st, 2020, the expiration date has been automatically extended until January 31, 2021.

For more details on this, as well as the welcome bonus changes, you can view more details here.

Your turn

It’s nice to see Amex making it easier to earn the bonuses they’re handing out.

Hopefully, we’ll see more card issuers follow suit.

What are your thoughts on the news?

Let us know in the comments below.