Get Double The Welcome Bonus On The New Amex Gold Card
Update: The public welcome bonus has also been increased to 50,000 Membership Rewards points.
Earlier today we wrote about the American Express announcement of a new version of its popular Premier Rewards Gold Card, which will now be called the “American Express Gold Card”. It comes with an increased annual fee of $250 and additional benefits such as 4X at restaurants and supermarkets. You can read my review here. One drawback was the welcome bonus, which was only 25K. But now you can do better if you apply through referral.
If you apply through a referral link you can get the following bonus:
Receive 20% back as a statement credit at U.S. Restaurants with the Gold Card within the first 3 months of your Card Membership, up to $100 back. Offer available to new Card Members who apply by 1/9/2019.
Plus, earn 50,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you spend $2,000 on eligible purchases with your new card within the first 3 months.
Keep in mind that this is the same product as the old Premier Rewards Gold card. If you have had that card in the past, you do not qualify for the bonus.
With the higher 50K signup bonus and 20% back at restaurants up to $100 it makes more sense to grab this card. The $250 annual fee is still not waived though, so keep that in mind. If you think the annual fee could be waived in the future, then hold off on applying. But with the increased benefits, I doubt we’ll see it any time soon.