The American Express® Gold Card

The American Express® Gold Card
Dan's Rating: 4.7 / 5   
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Bonus Categories



1x

All Categories

3x

Airfare

4x

Dining

4x

Groceries
(cap: $25,000)

3x

AmexTravel.com

3x

Americanexpress.com/hc



Card Features


                                
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The Welcome Offer

  •  Earn 35,000 American Express Membership Rewards Points when you spens $2,000 in the first 3 months.

Get These Perks

  •   $10/monthly dining credit at participating restaurant partners
  •   $75 hotel credit + room upgrade (depending on availability) when booking through The Hotel Collection.
  •   Terms apply; view rates and fees

Pros & Cons

  No pre-set spending limit
  Annual Fee waived 1st year
  $100 Airline Fee Credit
  American Express® Preferred Seating
  No foreign transaction fees
  Cool metal card


  $250 annual fee

  Balance is due every month (unless using pay over time)



What You'll PayMore fee details 

Annual Fee
$0 the first year, $250 after that
Foreign Transaction Fees
0.00%


Recommended Credit


 
 
 
 
Very Good - Exceptional



CreditCardRewards.com Review

Written by Amy last month

TLDR:
The Premier Rewards Gold charge card is an ideal choice for frequent travellers who want the flexibility of no-set spending limit, can pay their balance every month, and are looking to earn multiplied points on flights, groceries, and restaurants.

Review of the The American Express® Gold Card

Although you have to pay your balance every month, this charge card offers multiplied points in a good mix of popular categories: flights, groceries, gas, and restaurants.  Plus, with the $100 Airline Fee credit, the 50,000 point welcome offer, and additional travel perks, this card is well worth the $100 difference in the annual fee of the Green version.

Pro Tip:

Membership Rewards® points can be used to purchase gift cards, redeemed for a variety of rewards such as airline tickets, hotel stays, and merchandise, or transferred to frequent flyer programs.


The Bottom Line
This card carries more benefits and allows you to earn more rewards than the standard Green card and is an ideal choice for travelers who don’t want to be tied down to one airline.


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