The day after the new BCE card was released I hit the chat feature in the Amex app to see if they were sending new cards or if I had to request one. Requested a replacement. They checked to make sure I would get the new design. Received it yesterday.
The white-ish part is Semi transparent.
This is so much better than the blue square.
ooh, now I'm looking forward to getting my BCE card! I PC'd from BCP after getting the Gold, the redesign was a nice surprise.
That's so pretty. I wish they would do almost anything with the ED/EDP.
Yep even though I don't have it I'm glad they finally changed that ugly card design. Maybe I will get it now lol. But I do have the AmEx BCP card and I've always said that it's design is one of the coolest looking cards out there.
I was able to PC my old Blue from American Express (1 MR for every $1 spent) to the updated BCE two weeks ago.
I received the card, and thanks to OPs picture, I was not surprised or disappointed by the opaque part of the design. One really must hold it up to the light to see through the card, a good thing IMHO.
One thing that I have not seen mentioned here is that the newer American Express design language for Cash Magnet, BCP and now BCE is that it is a modernized update to the old Optima design:
In the case of BCE, the new design pays homage to the 1999 era see-through next to our friend the Centurion, as well as to the old Optima, which was Amex's first credit card.
I am very happy that the old, clear and blue square design is gone. I wonder now how long (if at all) it will take for the Everyday and Everyday Preferred cards to get overhauled. I would like to see the program updated to be the exact same as the Cash equivalent cards-only with MR points. Similar to Blue Business Cash and Blue Business Plus-they earn the same multiplier but one is cash and the other is points. As far as design, Amex Australia has a silver card similar to our Blue cards. This is what a resdesigned ED could look like:
Not me. I love the look of the ED/EDP. The clear look is the coolest thing
Wow that looks really cool. Now I want one lol. Apparently the everyday cards are transparent too, not obvious on the AMEX website.
I think a lot of AMEX cards look better in person. The BCP doesn't look that good on the website too but in person I think my BCP is the best looking card I ever had.
Hopefully they change the BCP... I like it, but that light blue looks too clean.
Yeah, @CYBERSAM I think it's growing on me. I wouldn't be mad if they updated it 🙂