Wednesday, May 1, 2013

American Express Choice Plus Credit Card sign up bonus increased to 12,000 points

As I mentioned in my daily update post yesterday there is another card featuring an increased sign up bonus and that card is the American Express Choice Plus Credit Card. The card normally features a 7,500 point sign up bonus but that has been upped to 12,000 which is enough for a $100 Gift Card or a $120 credit for TripFlex redemptions. You can learn more about the card in my review posted last fall or apply for it online.

  • Earn a Welcome Bonus of 12,000 Membership Rewards® points the first time you use the approved Card. That’s enough for a $100 Gift Card for dining, entertainment, or home improvement!

  • Earn 2 Points for every $1 in eligible Card purchases at your 5 places chosen from a list of select American Express merchants. That’s double the points compared to your Card purchases everywhere else.

  • Earn 1 Point for every $1 in Card purchases everywhere else.

  • Choose your 5 places from a list of select American Express merchants, including stores, restaurants, hotels and more.

  • Enjoy an introductory 2.99% interest rate on purchases for the first 12 months of Cardmembership, 19.99% thereafter, 21.99% on funds advances, provided you make your minimum monthly payments on time.

  • American Express is not responsible for maintaining or monitoring the accuracy of information on this website. For full details and current product information click the apply now link.

Conditions apply.


  1. Can the 12,000 Membership Rewards bonus points be transferred to Aeroplan 1-1, similar to the American Express Gold Rewards card?

    1. Not directly, the Choice Plus points can only be transferred to Hilton HHonors and Starwood Preferred Guest. Once transferred to those programs you could convert them to Aeroplan but you will lose a lot of value. It takes 10,000 HHonors points to get 1,000 Aeroplan Miles, so this sign up bonus is worth only 1,200 Aeroplan Miles and the transfer rate to SPG is 1:.5 so the 12,000 points would equal 6,000 Starpoints which equals 6,000 Aeroplan Miles.