News You Can Use: The Business Gold Rewards Card From American Express OPEN 50,000 Point Offer [Expired], 10,000 American Airlines Miles for Dining & Starwood Hotel 20% Transfer Bonus

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1.   The Business Gold Rewards Card From American Express OPEN 50,000 Point Offer

Update:   This offer is expired.

Via View From the Wing, American Express has increased the sign-up bonus on The Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN to 50,000 points after you spend $5,000 in the 1st 3 months (expired).  But you must be approved by July 30, 2014 to get the increased bonus.

Usually, the sign-up bonus is 25,000 points after meeting the same minimum spending requirement.  So this is double the regular offer!  This is a much better deal than my link for 25,000 points, but I’ll tell you about a better offer even if it doesn’t earn us a commission. 🙂

News You Can Use  AMEX 50000 Business Gold Card 10000 American Airlines Miles For Dining Starwood Hotel 20 Transfer Bonus

Use AMEX Membership Rewards Points for Travel, Gift Cards, or Transfer to Partner Airlines and Hotels

Note:   The terms and conditions of the offer state:

Welcome bonus offer not available to applicants who have had this product or any other Business Gold, Green or Platinum Card® account within the last 12 months.

The terms ALSO state that you have to apply from the targeted email so it is unclear if everyone who applies will get the bonus, or only those folks who receive the offer via email.

2.   10,000 American Airlines Miles & 5,000 United Airlines Miles for Dining

Via Rapid Travel Chai, you can get 10,000 American Airlines miles after eating out 10 times and spending more than $40 on each occasion.

News You Can Use  AMEX 50000 Business Gold Card 10000 American Airlines Miles For Dining Starwood Hotel 20 Transfer Bonus

10,000 American Airlines Miles After Dining 10 Times Could be Worth it If Your Favorite Restaurants are Included in the Dining Program!

You may get similar offers in other dining programs as well.  And you may be able to combine this with the new member bonus if you haven’t yet signed up for a dining program.

I didn’t see the offer in my Southwest dining account.  If you do see the offer, note that points from dining do count towards the Southwest Companion Pass, but the BONUS points for new members do NOT count towards the Southwest Companion Pass.  But you can use those points for flights on Southwest!

3.   20% Bonus For Transferring Starwood Hotel Points

Via View From the Wing, you can get 20% extra American Airlines miles when you transfer Starwood hotel points to American Airlines miles.  This offer is valid up to July 31, 2014.

News You Can Use  AMEX 50000 Business Gold Card 10000 American Airlines Miles For Dining Starwood Hotel 20 Transfer Bonus

20,000 Starwood Points Becomes 30,000 American Airlines Miles With This Promotion!

This means that transferring 20,000 Starwood hotel points will get you 30,000 American Airlines miles.  I personally won’t be transferring any Starwood hotel points to American Airlines because I find it harder to earn Starwood hotel points than American Airlines miles.

But this could be useful for folks with a lot of Starwood Hotel points or those who were going to transfer points from Starwood hotels to American Airlines!

Note that Starwood hotel points do not post instantly to American Airlines, so budget ~1 week for the transfer.

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13 responses to “News You Can Use: The Business Gold Rewards Card From American Express OPEN 50,000 Point Offer [Expired], 10,000 American Airlines Miles for Dining & Starwood Hotel 20% Transfer Bonus

  1. The link to transfer Starwood Hotel points to American Airlines only wants to do the “old” transfer of adding an extra 5,000 miles per 20,000 miles you transfer. No where does it read you get 30,000 miles for transferring 20,000 miles.

  2. Found the same thing as Sal… website doesn’t allow transfer of 30,000 only 25,000 (when transferring 20K SPG points)… link not updated?

  3. No registration of any kind is required, right? Just go to spg.com and transfer, and AA will add the bonus later?

  4. Hey Darius. I have been following your blog for a while and I decided to use your barclaycard arrival plus link to apply for a CC and was instantly approved for 10K!! Thank you for all the tips!!

  5. Dan's the Man

    @Sal
    @Al
    It’s a bonus provided by AA so SPG will show the usual 20:25 transfer. After it transfers to AA 5K will be added by AA.

  6. So if I transfer 40k points to AA, I will get 60k miles, right? This offer is valid up to July 31, 2014. I should transfer before July 31, or the transferred miles post on my account before July 31.

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  8. Ryan prillman

    I got the us airways offer in my email which seems to be the same. If i transfer my 20000 starwoods points to us airways it becomes 30000. Which are more valuable aa or usair miles? Im going to montego bay jamaica in november and want to book an award trip. I already have 41k miles with aa and 42k miles with usair.

    • @Sal @ Al – It shows the transfer bonus for me.

      @Robert – Use the link in the post.

      @Lotrbfme – Thanks for thinking of us and using our link!

      @Ryan prillman – It depends. AA allows 1-ways, US Air does not. AA allows date changes for free, and US Air does not.

  9. Everybody here seems to be following up on the SPG +20% xfer, but I’m wondering, has anybody looked into the AA Dining promo and found that offer in their account? I just signed up for AA today (had USAir, Southwest and IHG already), but only have the new member bonus showing. Planning a trip to NV & CA (mainly Vegas) for 2-3 weeks, during which time I suspect it’d be trivial to knock out 10x $40 dines. Any thoughts on how widespread this offer is, or should I ask over at RTC’s blog?

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  11. The extra 20% SPG to American transfer bonus is tempting. Is AA more usable to Europe than the special to Certain cities in Europe from certain cities in the US like Houston?

  12. If I transfer SPG to American today will the extra bonus be credited by American if it takes a week to complete the transfer?