The American Express Gold Card dropped a new welcome offer today giving new applicants a half-year to meet the bonus’ minimum spend requirement.
New cardholders receive 60,000 bonus Membership Rewards points when they spend $4,000 on eligible purchases within six months of approval.
Keep in mind those are just the bonus points; there’s the potential to earn a lot more.
The American Express Gold Card earns 4X points per dollar spent at restaurants worldwide — including delivery services. Plus, it also scores 4X at U.S. supermarkets on up to $25,000 in purchase each calendar year.
So if you take advantage of the welcome offer now spend all $4,000 on 4X categories, you’ll be 76,000 Membership Rewards points richer.
Some other benefits include:
- Earn up to a total of $10 monthly statement credits paying with the Gold Card at Grubhub, Seamless, The Cheesecake Factory, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Boxed, and participating Shake Shack locations. That alone equals a potential $120 annual savings.
- ✈️ Flight-wise, earn 3X Membership Rewards points on flights booked directly with airlines or on amextravel.com. Plus, enjoy up to $100 in airline fee statement credit each calendar year! Select an airline of your choice and receive credit for charges such as onboard food and beverage, baggage, and certain other purchases.
- Shop internationally with no foreign transaction fees.
The annual fee is $250. But the airline credit ($100) and restaurant credit ($120) almost recoup the entire annual fee! The other $30 worth is fairly easy to achieve with just 3,000 worth of Membership Rewards points. That’s just $750 in 4X purchases.
(Terms apply. See rates and fees.)
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