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In the points and miles game, the saying is generally “the more, the merrier”. It’s not at all uncommon for travel enthusiasts to hold more than 10-20 cards at a time, enjoying strong earning and big time perks from each and every one. Amex is making that just a little bit easier, once again.

Now that cards are limited to a “once per lifetime” rule, to keep people from getting the same bonus over and over again, Amex is allowing potential customers to sign up for more overall cards. With card partnerships including Delta, Hilton and Marriott, that’s great news.

Amex “Ups” Maximum Credit Card Rule

Last year, Amex lowered the number of credit cards you could carry with the brand from 5 to 4. This number is in addition to “charge” cards, such as the Amex Platinum, Gold or Centurion.

So, for example, you could have a Platinum Card and four different Amex credit cards, but not 5 Amex credit cards. Now, thats changed, all over again. In fact, it’s right back to the sweet spot where it started – 5 cards plus any “charge” cards.

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Yep, Amex just moved that number back up to 5!

This means people who had four credit cards, such as a Delta SkyMiles Amex, a Hilton Amex, a Marriott Amex and a Blue Cash Amex, can now grab one more card, before they hit their limit! As noted, cards like the Amex Gold an Platinum don’t count toward that limit, so it’s all good.

This change may be inconsequential to some, but it’s big news for others. With huge bonuses up for grabs, adding an extra card can mean more than 100,000 hotel points or airline miles added to the bank, which can help unlock amazing travels.

Hot Limited Time Offers On Amex Cards

The timing of this change is very welcome, with huge limited time offers on cards across the American Express co-branded portfolio.

If there’s ever been a time to look at adding a card to the collection, options including the Delta SkyMiles Platinum Amex with a welcome bonus of 90,000 Delta SkyMiles, the Hilton Honors Aspire Card with 150,000 Hilton Points as a welcome bonus and 125,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points with the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Card are hard to pass.

It appears to be an exciting year at Amex, with rumors of a revamped Platinum Card, or even potentially a new card entirely. Credit card issuers have pivoted during the year to bring big, limited time spending offers on things people can do from home, which has lots of people flush with points! Perhaps, it’s time to join them.

HT: Doctor Of Credit

Gilbert Ott

Gilbert Ott is an ever curious traveler and one of the world's leading travel experts. His adventures take him all over the globe, often spanning over 200,000 miles a year and his travel exploits are regularly...

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