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It’s easier to earn bonus points and statement credits with most American Express credit cards. Let’s see how you can maximize your home and business purchases.

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American Express credit cards bonus categories
American Express credit cards bonus categories on select cards include streaming plans, groceries, and restaurants. Photo by American Express

Streaming and Wireless Telephone Services

Some American Express credit cards already earn bonus points on U.S.-based streaming plans and wireless phone services. One of the best examples is the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express.

Related: The Best Credit Card To Pay For Netflix And Streaming Services

Takeout, Food Delivery, and Groceries

Restaurants and groceries are already popular bonus categories.

American Express Gold Card

The personal American Express® Gold Card earns 4X Membership Rewards® Points at Restaurants, plus takeout and delivery in the U.S., and earns 4X Membership Rewards® Points at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per calendar year in purchases, then 1X). Plus, earn 3X Membership Rewards® Points on flights booked directly with airlines or on amextravel.com.

Another perk is the ability to earn up to $10 in statement credits on a monthly basis when you use your Gold Card to pay at the following dining establishments (enrollment is required):

  • Grubhub
  • The Cheesecake Factory
  • Goldbelly
  • Wine.com
  • Milk Bar
  • Shake Shack (only at participating locations)

This perk can save you up to $120 annually.

New American Express® Gold Card cardholders can earn 60,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $4,000 on eligible purchases within the first 6 months. The annual fee is $250 and there are no foreign transaction fees (See Rates & Fees). Also, Rose Gold is back! Cardholders can choose between Gold or Rose Gold. 

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Final Thoughts

These American Express credit cards bonus categories are a welcome addition to many still looking for ways to maximize their spending routine.

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