AMEX Offering US Card Holders New Benefits During COVID-19

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The credit card company wants to help members where it matters most.

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American Express has been at the forefront of helping card members and the general public during the coronavirus pandemic. In March, they let cardholders use their points towards a donation to Feeding America. They went on to partner with Hilton to offer free hotel rooms for frontline workers and provided support to small businesses along with 40+ of the world's leading companies. Now, the company is offering new benefits for card members to suit their adjusting needs during COVID-19.

"With travel plans on pause and spending on everyday essentials and business services on the rise as a result of COVID-19, American Express is supporting its customers and their evolving needs by introducing new limited-time offerings in the areas that matter most right now: staying connected, dining at home, working and running a business remotely and supporting small businesses," AMEX said in a release. 

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Starting in May, select U.S. Consumer Cards will get access to credits for streaming and wireless services to accelerate earning on supermarket and food delivery purchases. And select U.S. Small Business Cards will get access to benefits like statement credits on wireless, shipping and Dell purchases, and offers for remote work needs.

For example, Platinum Consumer Card Members will receive up to $320 in statement credits when they use their card on select streaming and wireless telephone services. Green Consumer Card Members earn three times Membership Rewards on restaurants, including takeout and delivery. Plus, Platinum Consumer Card Members receive $15 in Uber credits every month, and a $20 bonus in December, which can be used for food delivery on UberEats.


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Lowe's Business Rewards Card Members earn three times the points at office supply stores in the U.S. and on wireless telephone services. And small business merchant partners will gain access to new relevant offers and tools to help them manage and run their business, including 50% off Ripl Pro, which helps businesses easily create, schedule, and share professional-looking promotional social posts. 

Also announced today, all US Marriott Bonvoy credit cards from JPMorgan Chase and American Express (not including the Marriott Bonvoy Business American Express card) will earn six Marriott Bonvoy points per dollar spent on groceries, from May 1 to July 31, 2020. 

All of the new offerings build on the ones already offered across many American Express Cards. And it's part of the company's broader efforts to help customers and communities during this challenging time.