Benefits for Authorized Users on Rewards Credit Cards (Updated November 2018)
The list of carryover benefits differs for each card, as does the cost of adding authorized user accounts. We’re not covering cards in this post that provide bonus points to the primary cardholder for adding an authorized user, as we’ve covered those cards in detail in another post. This post is aimed at the authorized user cards and the perks they receive.
Amex Targeted Bonus by Adding Authorized Users
By adding authorized users to a credit card account, the primary credit card account holder earns points and miles when those authorized users use their cards. Amex is running a promotion where you can earn additional bonus points by adding authorized users onto some of your accounts.
The Impact of Being an Authorized User on a Credit Card Account
One of my rewards-related routines is checking out my Credit Karma account on a weekly basis. By doing so, I can keep track of my estimated TransUnion and Equifax credit scores, while also making sure that the information reflected on my credit score…