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Getting The Most Out Of My Amex EveryDay Credit Card

This post is sponsored by American Express

I’m not one to go ham with credit cards, I’m not huge on creating unwanted debt. But I do like getting rewarded for my everyday expenses!

As a food blogger, I have a lot of everyday errands that I run. Groceries, food props, photography stuff. Having a credit card to help with cash flow on top of having a great rewards program is a major plus!

That’s what drove me to open up a new Amex EveryDay Credit Card. Not only does it have no annual fee** and allows you to rack up some major Membership Rewards Points on everyday purchases, but there are some great welcome offers right now that are too good not to share:

  • A 0% intro APR** on purchases and balance transfers for 15 months, then a variable rate of 14.49 – 25.49%
  • A $0 balance transfer fee* on transfers made within 60 days of opening a Card
  • Earn a bonus of 10,000 Membership Rewards points* after you make $1,000 in purchases on the Card in your first 3 months

*Read about the offer and benefit terms        

**Note that rates and fees may apply

Also, be sure to check back on this blog post as I will be updating it monthly with my experience and tips as I use my Amex EveryDay Card more and more.

UPDATE 1:

Now that spring is here, my favorite thing to do is plant new herbs and vegetables and add some fresh flowers to the yard. As much as I cook, having my favorite herbs and veggies freshly available to me is super convenient and tastes better. You know, because I grew it!

Brayden has been totally into doing a lot of things with me lately, so I figured this year we’d really get into it, and plant everything together.

He’s been fascinated by the ladybugs at the home improvement store and keeps hounding me about what they’re for and if we could get some. Well, since I’ve picked up my Amex EveryDay Credit Card, these are the perfect occasions to put it to work for me — things I’m already intending to buy and getting rewarded for it!

So, in addition to the awesome welcome offer I mentioned earlier in this post, here are a few benefits that our family loves:

  • Earn 2x points at US supermarkets on up to $6,000 per year in purchases*
  • Earn 1x points for every eligible dollar you spend*
  • Make 20 or more purchases with your Card in a billing period and earn 20% more pointson those purchases*
  • You can earn double Membership Rewards® points on every dollar of eligible travel purchases—such as prepaid hotel stays, vacation packages, and cruises—when you use your Card to book your trip through AmexTravel.com*

While, I rack up the rewards making every day purchase, Brayden gets to enjoy the finer things in life. Like letting out lady bugs into the flower bed.

It’s tough being a kid.

UPDATE 3:

We’ve had some big changes over the last month. And one of them was moving! I’m talking from a 2-bedroom apartment to a 4-bedroom house. And with our children’s birthdays around the corner, I need to get this place looking nice. Starting with the kitchen!

I’m taking full advantage of those “everyday” point-earning opportunities and racking them up with our first order of move-in expenses. Moving boxes, appliances, and all the other “oh yeah we need that, don’t we?” things that come up once you get unpacked. If you’ve moved before, you know exactly what I’m talking about. And it adds up quickly!

This is also the perfect time for me to earn more Membership Rewards points…even faster. By using my Amex EveryDay Card at least 20 times in a billing period, I’m getting 20% extra points on those purchases*! Which I’m planning on using to take the family out once the dust settles!

Derek Campanile
Derek Campanile
I'm an IT professional by day. Home cook for the family by night. Follow my blog for easy to make recipes, how-to's and ideas to gather the family at the dinner table!