Bonuses & Fees
Introduced in December 2020, the American Express Choice Card is a no-annual-fee Membership Rewards credit card. It offers 15,000 Membership Rewards Select points upon spending $1,500 in the first three months.
This offer is only available for select visitors to the American Express website, so try reloading the page in “incognito mode” if you don’t see it at first.
If you’re looking for a no-fee “keeper card” to support your credit history in the long run, this may well be an attractive offer. Supplementary cards are also free.
The Amex Choice Card offers a basic earning rate of 1 MR Select point per dollar spent on all purchases. As you can probably tell, this earning rate isn’t really the most competitive, which is somewhat expected for an entry-level product with no annual fee.
The Amex Choice Card is best-suited for those who are interested in collecting MR Select points while building up a relatively new credit file or restricting themselves to lower annual fees and credit limits.
I wouldn’t recommend putting your daily spending on this card, compared to the numerous stronger cards out there (such as the American Express Cobalt Card, to name just one).
MR Select points are different from regular MR points in that they can’t be transferred to airline frequent flyer programs.
Instead, the best uses of 15,000 MR Select points would be one of the following:
- Redeeming for $100 statement credit at a ratio of 100 points = $1
- Booking a round-trip domestic short-haul flight through Amex Fixed Points Travel
- Converting into 18,000 Marriott Bonvoy points
Either the Fixed Points Travel redemption or the Marriott Bonvoy points would represent a decent initial bonus to pick up in exchange for no annual fee.
As an entry-level product, the American Express Choice Card does not offer the cardholder any insurance coverage on travel bookings or purchases.