Reminder to Get the New American Express Gold Card Before January 9
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American Express® Gold Card is the new ‘it’ card. You’re going to want it because it earns 4 Membership Rewards points per dollar at US restaurants and on up to $25,000 per year at US supermarkets as well as 3 points per dollar on flights booked directly with airlines or on amextravel.com.
It has an annual fee of $250 along with a $100 airline fee credit and a $120 annual dining credit which gives enrolled cardmembers up to $10 per month in statement credits for using the card at:participating Shake Shack locations, The Cheesecake Factory, Ruth’s Chris Steak House and Grubhub/Seamless.
Of course American Express Membership Rewards points transfer to,
- Star Alliance: Aeroplan, ANA, Singapore, Avianca
- oneworld: AsiaMiles, British Airways, Iberia
- SkyTeam: Aeromexico, Alitalia, Air France KLM, Delta
- Non-alliance: Etihad, Emirates, El Al, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Aer Lingus, Virgin Atlantic
- Hotels: Choice, Hilton, Starwood (soon to be Marriott)
This is a reminder that you’re going to want to get it before January 9 because that’s how long they’re offering it in Rose Gold.
Even better get the card right away and there is still time to use the airline travel credit before the end of 2018 – and again in 2019 all in your first annual fee year.
With American, Delta, and Southwest you can likely use the credit for gift cards and then buy airfare something I and other readers have had success with even though it’s not how things are supposed to work.
The way a card looks is never a reason to get and carry it. But if you’re going to get it anyway — and this is one you’re going to want — you might as well get the standout version of — which American Express plans to stop making available after January 9.