One Year Free CLEAR Membership With American Express – Check Your Amex Offers!


Several American Express card members including Gold Cards are reporting that they now have offers for “100% Back on CLEAR Charges” in their Amex promos that equal a one year free membership.

The refund is good for up to $179 which is the price for one full year of CLEAR membership and this offer is independent from the annual credits for Green and Platinum cards.

In order to check if you were targeted you can sign into your American Express account and check the various promotional offers you manually add to your account.

If you have the Amex offers under your account then you can first activate the promotion and then sign up for the  membership by charging the full price to the Amex card. You could also tie your United account to the CLEAR profile to get the discounted rate but it really doesn’t matter since the offer is for 100% return.

You can access CLEAR here to sign up.

I have previously covered CLEAR on several occasions including the former partnership with Delta and the new cooperation with United Mileage Plus whose members now enjoy preferential pricing.

Here is a promotion they ran on their own in December:

CLEAR Offers Six Months Complimentary Trial Membership As Holiday Promotion (Ends December 31, 2020)

CLEAR technology is checking the drivers license or state ID of the customer and storing it as ID in order to pass through airport security and several event/sports gentry without having to produce the original ID card every time.

This is being done by scanning biometrics of the registered member and then verifying them each time at the Kiosk. The process overall is pretty quick.

Important notice: This works with U.S. issued documents (Drivers License or State ID) only. You can’t provide foreign ID documents or a drivers license for CLEAR.

I have previously signed up my account for another type of free trial with Hertz (that partnership has since ended but the process is still the same at the airport kiosk):

So far I’ve been pretty satisfied with CLEAR on the few occasions I’ve used it and apparently they are now in the process of accepting Covid test/vaccine related data as well under separate systems for those that are interested.


This is a great offer with significant value, especially considering that it’s on a relatively low priced card (Gold charge card) that already has already plenty of other credits. Hopefully many can take advantage of this! If you find this offer under your card let other readers know in the comment what card type you hold for some data points.

CLEAR has been stepping up their promotions and partnerships in recent years and I’ve been overall very happy with the service provided by them at the airports where they had kiosks and staff available. In two cases I’d have definitely missed my flights if it wasn’t for CLEAR as I was running late.

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