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Death of the 75k Offer?
Yesterday I wrote about the new feature of the American Express Business Rewards Gold card where you get to choose which category earns 3X Membership Rewards points. In doing research for that post, I was trying to find the best current offer for the card. I naturally started by trying to replicate the 75,000 point offer from last year.
A Little Background
The normal public affiliate offer gives 25,000 Membership Rewards points after $5,000 in spending. Do not apply for this. You can definitely do better. The question is, “How much better”?
Last year, the American Express Business Rewards Gold website was giving targeted offers to visitors. Some people who visited received the normal 25,000 bonus offer, some received an offer for 50,000 points and others received an offer for 75,000 Membership Rewards points after $10,000 in spending.
As I wrote last year, I picked up the card with the 75,000 bonus point offer and have been really happy with it. Since it can be tricky to get the 75,000 point offer to show up, I performed several tests over the past two days to see if it is still available. My results are not 100% definitive, but I believe they are pretty thorough.
Trying To Replicate It
To replicate the offer, I first used a service called Browser Shots to pull up the Amex website in 113 different browsers. I then used another site Browser Stack to pull it up in an additional 25 browsers including a variety of mobile devices. Finally, I tried to bring the site up on all of my devices and browsers.
Unfortunately the bad news is that I was unable to get the 75,000 point offer to appear. Fortunately, the 50,000 point version showed up quite regularly and should be pretty easy to get. To see the 50,000 point offer, simply visit this page. If it doesn’t show on the first try, use a different broswer and/or incognito or private mode. More instructions here.
I decided to post my findings since others have been publicizing the card’s inferior 25,000 Membership Rewards points offer. If you are in the market for the American Express Business Rewards Gold card, it looks like the 50,000 point offer is the best that is available based on my testing.
Has anyone out there been able to get the 75,000 point offer to show recently? Let me know in the comments.
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