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Earn 75,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $10,000 within 4 months ($2,500 per month) on the American Express Business Gold card. However, this is a 1-day only offer which ends today, February 29, 2012. The offer terms don’t specify which time zone.
The 1st year fee of $175 is waived for the 1st year, and the card offers 3 points per $1 spent on airfare, 2 points on advertising, gas, and shipping, and 1 point on everything else. However, there is a 2.7% foreign transaction fee for using the card overseas.
As always, I updated the “Bank Rewards Points” tab so that you can always find the best deals.
I’ve always thought the regular Business Gold Card which offered NO sign-up bonus, and the regular AMEX Premier Rewards Gold card to be overrated, despite the many proclamations that the card offers triple points on airfare and double points on gas and groceries (Premier Rewards Gold only), & shipping & advertising (Business Gold Rewards card only).
That’s because most folks don’t spend the tens of thousands of dollars needed to justify the hefty $175 annual fee. And why sign-up for a card with only a 25,000 point sign-up bonus?
But a 75,000 point sign-up bonus definitely makes this card very attractive.
American Express Membership Rewards has previously had transfer bonus promotions for transfers to British Airways and Delta. So a 40% transfer bonus to Delta will yield 105,000 (75,000 point sign-up bonus + 30,000 point transfer bonus) Delta miles which is enough for a business class ticket to Europe.
If you applied for the Business Gold Card recently and got less than a 75,000 point bonus, you could send AMEX a secure message or call them to match the higher bonus. It isn’t guaranteed that American Express will match the higher bonus, but the answer is “no” if you don’t ask!
I’ll be passing on this card because the $10,000 spending requirement is too high.
Hopefully this a sign of more to come!
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