Terrific Gold card offer: 60K plus up to $250 back

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Earlier this evening, we reported on an amazing offer on the Amex Platinum card via restaurant reservation website Resy. At the same site, they have a terrific offer on the Amex Gold card that would ordinarily be huge news if not for the way the Platinum offer stole the show. Nonetheless, if you’re eligible for this offer (and particularly if you’re not eligible for the Platinum offer), this is probably as good as it gets on this card.

The Offer & Key Card Details

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Card Offer and Details
American Express® Gold Card
60K Points + up to $250 in statement credits
60K after $4K spend in first 6 months plus 20% back as a statement credit on restaurant purchases worldwide for the first 12 months up to $250 back. Terms apply. (Rates & Fees)

$250 Annual Fee

FM Mini Review: This card offers an awesome return on US supermarket and worldwide dining spend, putting it at or near the top-of-class in both categories. The addition of Boxed.com makes it easy to get full value from the card's $10/month dining & entertainment credits.


Card Type: Amex Pay Over Time Card

Base
Travel
Dine
Grocery

Earning rate: 3X points for flights booked with airlines or on amextravel.com ⚬ 4x points at US Supermarkets (up to $25K in purchases, then 1x) ⚬ 4x at restaurants worldwide ⚬ 1X points on other purchases. Terms apply. (Rates & Fees)

Noteworthy perks: ⚬ Up to $100 a year in statement credits for baggage fees and more with one qualifying airline (available through 12/31/21) ⚬ Up to $10 in statement credits monthly with participating dining partners (Boxed.com, Shake Shack, Seamless/Grubhub, Cheesecake Factory and Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse) ⚬ Up tp $10 in statement credits monthly with Uber or Uber Eats beginning in early 2021 ⚬ Complimentary Uber Eats Pass Membership for up to 12 months (must enroll by 12/31/21) ⚬ $100 hotel credit on qualifying charges on stays of 2 nights or longer, plus a room upgrade upon arrival, if available with The Hotel Collection at americanexpress.com/hc

Quick Thoughts

The Gold card offer above, between the introductory bonus points and the restaurant statement credits, is terrific and the best we’ve seen since the card was revamped with its US Supermarket and restaurant bonus categories a couple of years ago. If you’re eligible, it is undoubtedly worth a look and would be the headline here if not for the Platinum card offer.

We have previously seen an offer for this many bonus points or an offer including the statement credits and fewer bonus points. Combining both the bonus points and the statement credit makes this an excellent deal.

And it’s even better if you consider that, as we’ve previously reported, the Gold card will carry both the $100 airline incidental fee credit next year (before it is eliminated in 2022) and its replacement, up to $120 in Uber or Uber Eats credits ($10 monthly). The card also has a $10 per month credit good at GrubHub / Seamless or at The Cheesecake Factory, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Shake Shack, or Boxed.com. In the first 12 months, it would be possible to get up to $320 in those existing statement credits plus an additional $250 in restaurant statement credits with qualifying purchases. That’s a fantastic value for the annual fee. Adding the highest number of points we’ve seen on this card since it was revamped with new bonus categories a couple of years ago makes this an excellent offer.

I’m still more excited by the Platinum card offer that we reported earlier, but on any day when that offer didn’t come out, this one would likely be the major headline of the day. Considering that we also reported big new offers on the Ink cards earlier today, it certainly seems like competition for customers is heating up amongst the major banks.

H/T: Danny the Deal Guru

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