American Express Card Deals: May 2012

Maybe you already have an American Express card, and you’re looking to add a second credit card from American Express to your wallet. Or perhaps you’ve never had an AmEx card, and you are interested in getting the right one.

Either way, April has some great American Express card deals and bonuses available. (Review all of Outlaw‘s top American Express picks right here.)

Here are four of our favourite American Express deals:

American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card — You’ll get a “Membership Rewards® bonus: 25K points, redeemable for select gift cards valued at $250, when you spend $2,000 in your first three months of Card membership.” Additionally, this card offers $0 annual fee for the first year, an online decision in as little as 60 seconds for some applicants, and the Premier Rewards Gold Card also includes exclusive access to Gold Card Destinations where you can enjoy “special travel packages and amenities at hotels worldwide, as well as select concerts, shows, sporting events, and more.” Apply online, compare with other American Express card deals, or review details of this offer here.

Blue Cash Everyday Card from American Express — In addition to a current 0% Intro APR for 12 months on purchases, this tempting American Express card deal offers a cash back bonus: “Earn $100 cash back after spending $1,000 in eligible purchases in the first 3 months of Cardmembership.” There’s no annual fee, and the cash back rewards structure is quite generous compared to many other leading cash back credit cards: “Get 3% cash back at supermarkets, 2% cash back at gas stations and department stores, and 1% cash back on all other purchases.” Apply online, compare with other American Express card deals, or review details of this offer here.

Delta Airlines’ Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card — This is the best AmEx-branded airline rewards credit card deal out there, in Outlaw‘s view. There’s a $0 intro annual fee for the first year, and cardholders will earn “30,000 bonus miles toward Award Travel when you spend $500 on the Card in the first three months from account opening.” Additionally, this card offers Priority Boarding and 20% in-flight savings on Delta Airlines flights, and this card allows you to check your first bag free “for up to 9 people on your reservation – on every Delta flight.” Apply online, compare with other American Express card deals, or review details of this offer here.

Blue Sky from American Express — This promotion offers 0% Intro APR for 12 months on purchases, no annual fee, and a tempting bonus: “7,500 bonus points when you spend $1,000 within 3 months – redeemable for a $100 statement credit.” Blue Sky is a great first airline rewards credit card for those who definitely want to accumulate air travel points, as opposed to cash back, yet don’t want to commit to any one airline. The card allows you to redeem your points “with any airline, any car rental, any hotel – anytime.” It also offers the Blue Savings Program, giving you “big deals on big brands, all the time.” Apply online for this deal here.

(Although I’m no longer as closely involved with Outlaw, I still play an advisory role there. Every month I post an updated list of recommended card deals and bank sign-up promotions. Also, these deals are limited time offers and may expire or change at any time – at time of publication on April 6th, however, every reasonable effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of these summaries.)

Disclosures: We’re a credit card promotions site, so obviously we maintain financial relationships with numerous banks and financial institutions, including Citi, AmEx, Discover and other cards mentioned herein. This article originally appeared in slightly different form on Credit Card Outlaw.

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