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Travel Accident $100,000

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Our Review

Sometimes, and for some people, the best reward program is...simple.

If you are looking for a no fee card that lets you earn the same rewards no matter where you shop - no matter how much you spend - than the American Express Blue Sky card fits the bill.

With an earn rate of 1.25 Blue Sky points on every purchase you make, you can forget about spending categories or spending caps.

The ease of earning rewards is matched only by the ease of redeeming them. The Blue Sky rewards are flexible and can be used for any travel any time you want as long as it is charged to the card. So you can use any travel agent, or any website. And you can use your reward points for last minute flights or seat sales - no restrictions.

To top it off, American Express Blue Sky gives you a sign up bonus* worth up to $100, and you can earn extra rewards by referring your friends. Each friend that gets approved puts 5,000 points back in your pocket. You also get access to special Amex offers and advanced ticket sales.

Some downfalls:

  • Only comes with 1 type of insurance: travel accident,
  • not as widely accepted because it's Amex, but you could always pick up a Mastercard or Visa for those times when you can’t use your Amex, and...
  • you can only redeem your rewards in increments of 5,000 points = $50.

The bottom line: If you're tired of complex tiers and loops that you need to jump through, sometimes simple is better.

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The creditcardGenius algorithm calculates an estimated dollar value for all rewards and bonuses by using a typical point value a person can realistically achieve by redeeming their rewards in a reasonably optimized way. The "Welcome Bonus" is the dollar value obtained by combining all one-time bonuses available to new cardholders within the first year. To qualify for the full bonus you may need to make purchases, meet minimum spending requirements, or complete special actions. Terms and conditions apply.

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