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This page provides information about how you can earn additional rewards on some American Express® U.S. Consumer and Business Cards.


If your Card has a rewards program, you can earn a base level reward, typically 1 point or 1 percent cash back, for each dollar you spend on eligible purchases. With some Cards, you may also earn additional rewards for purchases in certain categories. We call these “additional rewards” on this website. This site will help you better understand how you earn additional rewards. Both the base-level reward and additional rewards vary by Card. You can learn which rewards you can earn on your Card by referring to your Card Member Agreement or the Membership Rewards® program terms and conditions.


Click below to access our standard definitions of eligible purchases, additional rewards categories, examples of eligible merchants, named lists for car rental, department stores, drugstores, and computer hardware/software/cloud computing.


This website is only a summary of certain information about rewards programs. All rewards programs, base rewards and additional rewards are subject to and governed by the terms of the applicable Card Member Agreement or the Membership Rewards® program terms and conditions, as the case may be. In the event of any dispute, those terms will govern. The information on this website is subject to change without notice, so be sure to check this website periodically. You can learn which rewards you can earn on your Card by referring to your Card Member Agreement, the Membership Rewards® program terms and conditions or your Card’s product page located on americanexpress.com.

 

To view transactions that qualified for additional rewards, visit the Bonus Rewards Detail page within your online account at americanexpress.com. You can view your current or previous statements within Statements & Activities to see the Bonus Details link at the bottom of the page. Rewards can take up to two billing cycles to post to your account.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

General Information about Rewards

 

Learn about the rewards you can earn on your Card by referring to your Cardmember Agreement, the Membership Rewards® program terms and conditions, or your Card’s product page located on americanexpress.com.

 

  • If your Card has a rewards program, you can earn a reward, typically 1 point or 1 percent cash back, for each dollar you spend on eligible purchases. Your Card may also earn “additional rewards” for purchases in certain categories such as U.S. Supermarkets or Transit. This website provides information about eligible purchases and how to earn additional rewards in each category.
  • All rewards programs are subject to and governed by the terms of the applicable Cardmember Agreement or the Membership Rewards® program terms and conditions, as the case may be. In the event of any conflict with information on this website, those terms will govern. The information on this website is subject to change without notice, so be sure to check this website periodically.
  • To view transactions that qualified for additional rewards, visit the Bonus Rewards Detail page in your online account at americanexpress.com. Rewards can take up to two billing cycles to post to your account.
  • For questions about how merchants are categorized or whether purchases made with third parties are eligible for additional rewards, see FAQs below.