Here’s how eligible cardmembers can earn bonus rewards at US supermarkets with this American Express referral offer
If you’re an existing American Express cardmember and want to earn even more on some of your upcoming purchases, Amex has the offer for you.
Through June 7, 2023, eligible cardmembers of select American Express cards can earn bonus rewards at U.S. supermarkets if a friend applies, is approved and gets a new card through your personalized referral link.
In certain cases (like the American Express® Gold Card), this can boost your earning rate to as high as 9 points per dollar spent on these purchases — and the applicant may also be eligible for a special offer.
Keep reading to learn more about this limited-time offer to make your next grocery runs even more rewarding.
Eligible cardmembers can see the terms of the offer and begin the referral process here.
Refer a friend for these cards
Eligible cardmembers of select American Express cards can earn +5 rewards per dollar spent at U.S. supermarkets for three months on up to $25,000 in purchases if a friend applies for a new card through their link, is approved and gets the card. The existing cardmember will receive the bonus as 5 additional Membership Rewards points, 5% additional cash back or 5 additional miles for every dollar spent on eligible purchases, depending on the type of rewards they earn on the applicable card.
Note that these additional rewards are on top of whatever you’re already earning on supermarket purchases with your card. You’ll still earn the standard referral bonus if your friend or family member is approved and gets the card. However, this offer is only available for a limited time, so your referral must use your link to apply and submit an application by June 7, 2023.
Many popular American Express cards are eligible for this offer. Here’s the full list of the participating Amex consumer cards:
- American Express® Green Card.
- The Platinum Card® from American Express.
- American Express® Gold Card.
- Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express.
- Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express.
- Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card.
- Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card.
- Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card.
- Amex EveryDay® Credit Card from American Express.
- Amex EveryDay® Preferred Credit Card from American Express.
Here’s how this would work for one card in particular.
The Amex Gold Card already offers 4 points per dollar spent at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 in purchases each calendar year, then 1 point per dollar). If you successfully refer a friend or family member to the card by June 7, 2023, you’d earn 5 additional points per dollar spent on those purchases for three months on up to $25,000.
This translates to a potential total of 9 points — 4 points, plus the additional 5 — per dollar spent on these purchases for the next three months if a friend applies and is approved through your referral link (and ultimately gets the card).
Begin referring your friends or family members here.
How to refer a friend
There are three ways to refer a friend to apply for an eligible American Express card:
- Through your personalized referral link (desktop only).
- Through SMS text messaging (mobile app only).
- Through the email sharing option located in the Referral Hub (both desktop and mobile).
You can easily find these options by clicking on this link.
Alternatively, log into your American Express account, then locate the “Useful Links” section on the right-hand side. If you click on the “Refer Friends. Earn Rewards” link, it’ll take you to the referral landing page.
If you’d prefer to use the American Express smartphone app, simply log in and select the card you want to refer. Then, tap “Membership” at the bottom to see the “Refer a Friend” option.
Once you’ve reached the refer-a-friend page, you’ll see the terms for your referral offer on each one of your eligible American Express cards. This will also display your friend’s welcome offer (though both of these may vary by cardmember). You’ll then see the applicable options to start the referral process.
Again, this limited-time offer to earn additional rewards at U.S. supermarkets is in addition to the standard referral bonus you’d receive. In the above Amex Gold scenario, you could earn 5 additional Membership Rewards points at U.S. supermarkets along with a bonus (up to the cap of 100,000 points per calendar year) for your referral if your friend is ultimately approved and gets the card.
Note that existing cardmembers may see higher targeted offers. Be sure to check your own account for complete details on what’s available to you.
Additionally, keep in mind that the +5 rewards can only be earned once per card, even if you refer multiple individuals to apply.
Finally, it’s important to highlight that your friend or family member doesn’t have to get the card from which you sent the referral. They can opt to apply for any eligible American Express card, and if they’re approved and get the card, you’ll still earn the referral bonus based on the original card you referred your friend to.
Refer a loved one now at this link.
Special offer for new Gold and Platinum cardmembers
This limited-time offer is even sweeter for any friends or family members who’ve been eyeing the Amex Gold Card or Amex Platinum Card.
When you refer a friend or family member to get a new Amex Gold Card or Amex Platinum Card through your personalized link, they can earn more through a special welcome offer. New cardmembers who apply through a referral link by June 7, 2023, are approved and get a card will be eligible for the following:
- Amex Platinum: Earn 80,000 Membership Rewards points after you spend $6,000 in purchases on your new card in the first six months of cardmembership. Plus, earn up to $200 back in statement credits on eligible purchases made with your new card within the first three months of cardmembership. Terms apply.
- Amex Gold: Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards points after you spend $4,000 in purchases on your new card in the first six months of cardmembership. Plus, earn up to $200 back in statement credits on eligible purchases made with your new card within the first three months of cardmembership. Terms apply.
The respective point amounts are currently the standard welcome offers on these cards, but new cardmembers could enjoy up to $200 in statement credits by fulfilling the terms of the welcome offer.
For a limited time, eligible cardmembers of select American Express cards can earn an additional +5 rewards at U.S. supermarkets for three months on up to $25,000 if a friend or family member applies for a new card through their referral link, is approved and gets the card.
To qualify, refer your friends or family members to apply for a new card through your referral link by June 7, 2023. If one of them is approved and receives the card, you’ll begin earning +5 rewards on eligible purchases for the next three months. If your loved ones get an Amex Gold Card or Amex Platinum Card through your link, they’ll also enjoy a special welcome offer.
This is a great opportunity for both you and your friends or family members to take advantage of these offers. Spread the word about your favorite American Express cards today, and start earning those additional rewards before it's too late.