American Express Business Gold Rewards (no longer available to new applicants)

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Card Details and Application Link
The Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express
This card is no longer available for new applications

(Offer Expires 12/31/2099)


No Annual Fee First Year, Then $175

FM Mini Review: This card is pricey for one with few perks. Keep only if you make good use of a 3X category.


Card Type: Amex Charge Card

Base
Travel
Gas
Biz

Earning rate: Earn 3X on one of your choice, 2X on rest. [3X choices: ⚬ Airfare purchased directly from airlines ⚬ U.S. purchases for advertising in select media ⚬ U.S. purchases at gas stations ⚬ U.S. purchases for shipping ⚬ U.S. computer hardware, software, and cloud computing purchases made directly from select providers. 3X and 2X apply to first $100,000 in purchases in each of the 5 categories per year, 1X point per dollar thereafter.

See also: Please see the updated version of this card: American Express Business Gold Card

Rewards

Amex Membership Rewards points can be incredibly valuable if you know how to use them. In general, if you use Membership Rewards points to pay for merchandise or travel, you won't get good value from your points. One exception is with the Business Platinum card where you'll get a 35% point rebate when using points to book certain flights. This gives you approximately 1.5 cents per point value, which is pretty good. Another exception is with the Business Gold Card where you'll get a 25% point rebate when using points to book certain flights. This gives you approximately 1.33 cents per point value. If you don't have either card, then your best bet is to transfer points to airline miles in order to book high value awards. More details can be found here: Amex Membership Rewards Complete Guide.

Related Cards (Membership Rewards)

Card Offer
The Platinum Card® from American Express
100K points + 10x US Gas Stations and US Supermarkets + $200 statement credit
100K after $5K spend in first 6 months plus 10x on eligible purchases at US gas stations and US supermarkets on up to $15K in purchases in the first 6 months, plus up to $200 in statement credits at select US home furnishing stores in the first 3 months. Terms apply. (Rates & Fees)
(Offer Expires 5/5/2021)

$550 Annual Fee

The Business Platinum Card® from American Express
100K points
100K points after $15K spend. Terms apply. (Rates & Fees)

$595 Annual Fee

Some report being targeted for a 130K offer.

Recent better offer: 150K after $20K Spend (Targeted)

American Express® Gold Card
American Express® Business Gold Card
70K Points
70K points after $10K spend in 3 months. Terms apply. (Rates & Fees)

$295 Annual Fee

Alternate offer: Some people clicking find that they are targeted for an offer of 85K points after $10K in purchases in the first 3 months.

Recent better offer: 70K points + up to $300 in statement credits: 70K points after $10K spend in 3 months + up to $150 in statement credits for US shipping purchases and up to $150 in statement credits US advertising purchases. [Expired 4/7/21]

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