Check to see how many Amex points you can earn for referring a friend

Oct 1, 2020

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Large welcome bonuses offer a great opportunity to boost your account balance — as do shopping portals and bonus categories — but there’s another oft-overlooked option available with a handful of cards: referral bonuses.

In many cases, it’s easy to earn thousands of bonus points or cash back — when a friend applies for a new account using your custom link, you’ll be eligible for a bonus after they’re approved. They’ll still be eligible for a welcome bonus as well, making it a win-win for you and your friend.

Screenshot courtesy of American Express

This month, American Express is sweetening the deal even further. When your friend applies for a new account by Oct. 28, 2020, you may also be able to earn more rewards per dollar spent for the first three months after they’re approved. Be sure to see your specific offer right here for more details.

This particular offer is available with the following Amex cards:

The information for the Amex EveryDay, Amex EveryDay Preferred, Amex Green cards has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

After logging in here with your account information or card details, you should see options to refer a friend via email, a social media post or a direct referral link — the latter of which could be shared with your broader network to maximize your return.

Screenshot courtesy of American Express

Meanwhile, if you’re looking for a card for yourself, you can apply using the links below. Once you’re approved, you should be able to refer a friend and earn an additional bonus once they’re approved, too.

As a reminder, you’ll need to refer a friend using this link and your friend will need to apply for a new account by Oct. 28, 2020. Once they’re approved, you’ll be good to go!

Featured photo by Isabelle Raphael/The Points Guy.

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

WELCOME OFFER: 80,000 Points


CARD HIGHLIGHTS: 2X points on all travel and dining, points transferrable to over a dozen travel partners

*Bonus value is an estimated value calculated by TPG and not the card issuer. View our latest valuations here.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 80,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $1,000 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®.
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide, eligible delivery services, takeout and dining out & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 80,000 points are worth $1,000 toward travel.
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  • Earn 5X points on Lyft rides through March 2022. That’s 3X points in addition to the 2X points you already earn on travel.
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