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Share the experience

by adding someone to your account





✔  Earn more rewards

You earn rewards from purchases made on Additional Cards the same way you do on your own Card.



✔  Manage spending

You can set spending alerts and limits as low as $200 to help you keep track of Additional Card Member spending. 


✔  Track purchases

Charges for each Additional Card are separated on your monthly statement for easy expense tracking.


What can Additional Card Members do?



Build credit


You can help your Additional Card Member start building credit once they turn 18. 





Learn responsibility


You can add children to your account once they turn 13, so you can start

teaching them responsible spending habits.






Stay connected


Additional Card Members can log in to the Amex app with their own username to keep track of their purchases. 





Explore Amex Offers


Additional Card Members can discover more ways to make life rewarding with Amex Offers. Use the map to search nearby offers so you don’t miss out on rewards.  



Share benefits of Membership with the people who mean most to you. Whether you’re getting married, sending your child off to college, or training your new employee, you can earn more rewards with an Additional Card Member on your account. Explore all the ways Additional Card Members can experience the powerful backing of American Express.

Share perks of Membership


As an Additional Card Member, you have access to:




Early Ticket Access


Stay in the know with exclusive access to ticket presales and Card Member-only events. Check out Broadway shows and concert tours, family and sporting events, and more.



Fraud Protection


Use your American Express® Card with confidence knowing you won't be held responsible for fraudulent charges. If your Card is lost or stolen, or you see a charge that you think is fraudulent, just give us a call.   


Purchase Protection


When something you buy breaks or is stolen, Purchase Protectioncan have you covered. Use your Card for eligible purchases, and your purchases can be protected from accidental damage or theft for up to 120 days* from the moment you buy them. Please read important exclusions and restrictions.


*For residents of New York, Indiana, Guam, Puerto Rico, and Northern Mariana Islands coverage duration is 90 days.



Global Assist® Hotline


With the Global Assist® Hotline, when you travel more than 100 miles from home, we’ll provide you with 24/7 medical, legal, financial or other select emergency coordination and assistance services. Card Members are responsible for the cost charged by third-party service providers.



Frequently Asked Questions


for the Basic Card Member



Terms & Conditions

View the full Card Member Agreement.


By submitting this application, you are requesting that we issue an Additional Card(s) on your Account to the individual(s) whose name(s) appear(s) on the online form.


Additional Card Members do not have accounts with us but they can use your Account subject to the terms of the Card Member Agreement. You are responsible for all use of your Account by Additional Card Members and anyone they allow to use your Account. You must pay for all charges they make. You authorize us to give Additional Card Members information about your Account and to discuss it with them.


Additional Card Members must be at least 13 years of age and never had a defaulted account with American Express.