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Won’t Last! 75,000 Points (~$750+ in Travel) With The American Express Business Gold Rewards Card [Expired]

Won’t Last! 75,000 Points (~$750+ in Travel) With The American Express Business Gold Rewards Card [Expired]

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Link:   How to Fill Out an AMEX Business Card Application

Update:  As I suggested, the offer is no longer available and was pulled soon, so I’ve removed the links from the post.

I’m not sure why, and I don’t know for how long this will last, but my affiliate link is offering 75,000 American Express Membership Rewards points after spending $5,000 within 3 months.  The $175 annual fee is waived for the 1st year!  If you do apply, please take lots of screenshots.

The spending requirement is $5,000 whereas the last time the card offered a 75,000 point offer, it had a $10,000 minimum spending requirement.

The terms and conditions say that you have until August 12, 2013 to apply for the card and get the sign-up bonus, but I’ve never seen an American Express offer last for so many months.  Though there always could be a first time.

Here’s a post on how to fill out the business card application.  You don’t need to be incorporated to apply for a business credit card and can also apply for a business credit card as a start-up business with little to no revenue.

Unfortunately, American Express is not matching offers, but it doesn’t hurt to ask nicely.

You can call the reconsideration line at 866-314-0237 if you’re not immediately approved.

What can I do with 75,000 Points?

Here’s a post on what to do with Membership Rewards points.

You can get at least $750 in air travel when you use 75,000 Membership Rewards points to book travel using the “Pay with Points” option.

The advantage of using Pay with Points is that you get lots of flexibility with booking your travel because you don’t have to search for only low availability flights.  If there is a flight for sale, you can use points to book it.  You will also earn miles on the flight you book.

You can transfer Membership Rewards points to airline partners and then redeem for flights within the US, to Hawaii, and the rest of the world.  The bad news is that most partners charge fuel surcharges on international awards which vary by the partner airline you fly on.

American Express Membership Rewards

 

Membership Rewards airline and hotel transfer partners often have transfer bonuses, so you may be able to transfer your points to, say, British Airways and get 40% more points.

The $175 annual fee is waived for the 1st year and you earn:

  • 3X points on airfare
  • 2x points on purchases in the U.S. for advertising in select media, gasoline at U.S. stand-alone gas stations, and shipping
  • 1X points on other purchases

However there is a 2.7% foreign transaction fee so don’t use the card outside the US.

Who is Eligible For The Bonus?

The terms also say that the: “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.

You should be able to get the 75,000 point bonus if you have have the American Express personal Premier Rewards Gold and the Platinum card since the terms preclude only business cards within the last 12 months.

You can get the bonus if you have another American Express card like the Starwood hotel or Delta airline card.

But you will NOT get the bonus if it is less than 12 months from when you cancelled a business Gold, Green or Platinum card.

Bottom Line

American Express seems to be running limited time mega sign-up bonus offers, but with large minimum spending requirements.

We’ve seen similar offers before for 1 day only, so I don’t know how long the 75,000 Membership Rewards points will run for.

Here’s a post on how to fill out the business card application.  You can call the reconsideration line at 866-314-0237 if you’re not immediately approved.

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Dariaus, Do you know how long it takes to get the points after spending the $5000?

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@KT – It should post fairly quickly after the statement in which you complete the minimum spending closes.

Thanks Dariaus. I got approved for the 75K offer using your link. Can I meet some of the spending requirement (2500 out of $5000) by buying american express gift cards? Will that be considered qualified spending for the bonus? Also do you know if buying amex gift cards with amex credit card earns Membership Rewards points?

Thanks Dariaus. Finally I got it working last night after trying everything with my computer. I decided to try it with my wife’s computer and it finally gave me the 75k on the first try even clearing the cookies in her IE9. I got a waiting status and got approved immediately after calling the application status hotline. It worked with the thepointsguy’s link at first but I wanted to use your link since I like to reward you and Emily for your hard work in here which I have enjoyed reading every time.

I do have a question though. My Amex Premier Rewards Gold card is about to expire this May and I have more than 50k points. From what I’ve read in one of your blogs, all of my points will expire if I cancel my Premier Gold card and I do not have a substitute point earning card. With the approval of my Business Gold Card, I can safely say that I will not lose my existing 50k points if I cancel my Premier Gold card now, right?

It’s a little suspicious that blogs have removed the direct links. Usually when something expires, we let the link sit around in case someone sees it working again.

It seems like AMEX must have directed everyone to pull it.

Hi Dariaus,

In regards to my previous question about British Airway Card -rephrase – was there ever a 1st year no annual fee? Thanks

In regards to Amex business gold-Got approved yesterday, was kinda weird. No show on firefox or explorer. Show on chrome, but could not get pass first step. Went back, it was gone. Go to another computer later no luck. Then try one last time firefox, bam it worked!?

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