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American Express Blue Sky Card: No More Restrictions!
One of the chief complaints heard from consumers regarding rewards credit cards are those cards that promise the world, but restrict you from getting there. Specifically, credit cards that allow you to accumulate a large number of points within a short period of time, but when it comes time to redeeming those points for free air miles, restrictions kick in. All those points and no where to go…at least on your schedule, that is. Well, American Express is doing something about all of that and its recently introduced American Express Blue Sky card is certainly getting a lot of attention. American Express is saying “farewell” to travel rewards restrictions and you can too. Please read on for all the exciting details!
Restrictions: Who Needs Them?
Planning a trip can be enough of a hassle without worrying about rewards credit cards restrictions. Arranging time off from work, booking the hotel room, renting a car, and more is half the battle with the other half of the time spent trying to figure out which dates you can fly on. Oh, sure, you can fly whenever you want, but not if you are relying on redeeming your rewards credit card points. In most case, blackout periods will determine when/if you can fly. Getting there can be hassle because of redemption restrictions.
Fortunately, the American Express Blue Sky card has changed all of that. If you have the Blue Sky card you can:
Travel where you want, when you want: there are absolutely no blackout dates or travel restrictions. That means you can fly to Paris at the height of tourism season or to Honolulu whenever you want. No restrictions on renting a car, booking a hotel room, taking a cruise, etc.
Be free of fees: no annual fee and a 0% APR introductory rate for the first six months.
Accumulate points fast: Spend one dollar and get one point. On everything!
Benefits Beyond the Standard Package
The American Express Blue Sky card offers many other benefits well beyond the typical rewards card. They include:
Express Cash: When you need cash on hand, you can visit one of over 500,000 automatic teller machines and access your credit line. This can be helpful especially when you need cash to tip your porter or pay for a taxi.
Insurance: When you charge your cruise, flight, rail, or bus ticket to your American Express Blue Sky card you are automatically covered for up to $100,000 for accidental death or dismemberment.
Car Rental Loss/Damage Insurance: Paying $8-$16 per day for rental insurance on cars is a thing of the past when you charge your car rental on your American Express Blue Sky card. For a one week rental, that can mean big savings for you!
Clearly, the American Express is addressing the number one complaint consumers have had with airline credit cards by removing blackout dates and travel restrictions with the Blue Sky card offer.
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