In: Chicago Card American Express

by : Richard Gilliland

American Express, also known by the acronym Amex, is one of the oldest and most well-known diversified global financial business organizations, headquartered in New York. It is best known for its credit card, charge card and traveler's check businesses.

Amex has recently introduced a new credit card named IN: CHICAGO Card American Express for people residing in or frequently visiting Chicago. Anyone having a good credit history can go for this card.

The IN: CHICAGO Card American Express will be accepted anywhere American Express cards are accepted. It brings host of benefits and rewards for cardholders - right from dining and entertainment rewards to cell phone, cable and dial-up Internet services newspaper and magazine subscriptions and even gym membership in the city.

Special Features

The card presents a special introductory APR of 0% for purchases and balance transfers for the initial six months. The regular APR for both purchases and balance transfers is 12.24%, which is reasonably low for a reward card, especially when you compare it to other cards. The card comes with no annual fee and that certainly is a big advantage for you. You can carry a balance and receive protection for all eligible purchases made with the card.

What is most impressive about the IN: CHICAGO Card American Express is its Tuesday IN: CHICAGO feature. On Tuesdays, this benefit will get you 10% off on your bills at select retail outlets, spas and health clubs. The card also gives you priority access to venues like clubs and concerts.

Your updated billing information can be viewed 24/7. You can also make online purchases and balance transfers.

Rewards Program

For every dollar spent with the card (be it in Chicago or elsewhere), you will earn what is called one INSIDE reward point. You will earn double points for spending on "city essentials". This includes newspaper and magazine subscriptions, movies, dining, cell phone, cable and dial-up Internet services and gym membership.

These points can be redeemed in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles for free hotel stays, dining and air travel. The points you collect have no yearly limits and will never expire.

Other Benefits

The card also offers the standard benefits of any American Express card such as travel accident insurance and auto rental insurance as well as other fraud protection services with each usage. For details, visit the official web site of Amex.


If you are one who can make full monthly payments once the introductory period is over, and visit Chicago every now and then, spending big amounts in Chicago, you will certainly benefit from the IN: CHICAGO Card American Express. Shop, dine and entertain yourself to the hilt in your Chicago vacations, IN: CHICAGO card will take care of your expenses.