Going from plain ol’ Amex Gold to the Rose Gold version

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Let’s be honest. When it comes to cards, looks do matter. When you pull a pretty, sleek card out of your wallet, it makes paying the bills just a little less painful. American Express understands this, which is why they’ve brought back their showstopping Rose Gold card design. Like other American Express cards, the rose gold version of the American Express® Gold Card isn’t just pretty on the outside. It also has a generous welcome offer, easy ways to earn points, and incredible rewards. Here’s everything you need to know about the most stylish card on the market. 

What is the Amex Rose Gold Card?

While the Amex Gold Card has been around for a while, the rose gold version of this card is intended to let cardholders have some freedom of choice in design. The last time the metallic, shiny pink design was available to all customers was in 2018. And in 2019 the card was offered by referral only.

What’s the difference between the Amex Gold and Rose Gold?

The only difference between the Rose Gold Amex and the Amex Gold Card is the color. Besides the pink hue on the rose gold card, the two are exactly the same. They both come with an annual fee of $250 (see rates and fees), an incredible welcome bonus of 60,000 points after spending $4,000 on purchases in the first six months of account opening, and the exact same rates of earning points on dining at restaurants, groceries at U.S. supermarkets, and flights booked directly with the airlines or via American Express Travel and other purchases.

We’ll get more into the benefits later in this article, but for now, know that these two cards are the same in terms of earning, redeeming and fees. 

How do I get the Amex Rose Gold Card?

It depends on if you already have the plain ol’ Amex Gold or not. 

Existing Amex Gold cardholders

If you’re an Amex Gold cardholder, the easiest way to switch to the rose gold colored card is to call the number on the back of your card. You’ll be able to speak with an Amex representative and request the new and improved rose gold card, and it’ll be sent to you in the mail. 

Amex Gold cardholders can also switch by going to the American Express cards website and using the online chat function. Here, you’ll be able to chat with a live agent, request the switch to rose gold, and have it sent to you shortly after. 

Those new to the Amex Gold card

If you don’t already have an Amex Gold card, they are accepting applications for new cardholders now. Head on over to the American Express cards website, select the gold card, and click apply now. From there, you’ll be taken to an application page where you’ll have to provide details like your name, email, and total annual income. Once you fill out the application, you may get a decision on approval in as little as thirty seconds! If you’re approved, select the rose gold color for your card, and you’re all set. 

Amex Gold Benefits

The Amex Gold (and the Rose version) come with fantastic benefits. All new cardholders will get a welcome bonus of 60,000 points after spending $4,000 on the card in the first six months of account opening. Plus, points are earned every time the card is used to purchase anything, with bonus points earned by spending on dining at restaurants, groceries at U.S. supermarkets and flights booked direct or via Amextravel.com. 

Where the card really shines is its featured benefits. The Amex Gold card offers up to $120 in Uber Cash annually, to spend on Uber Eats or Uber rides in the U.S. To earn this benefit, simply link your Amex Gold Card to your Uber account. Then, every month your card is linked, $10 cash is automatically put into your Uber account each month. Keep the card linked for an entire year and you’ve just earned yourself $120 in Uber cash. 

You’ll also get an up to $120 dining credit when you use the card to pay for food delivery from Grubhub, Seamless, or Boxed. Each month you use your card to order from one of these delivery services, you can earn up to $10 in statement credits. Order once per month and those statement credits add up to $120 per calendar year.  Enrollment required for select benefits.

Cardholders also control how they pay their bill each month, with the option to pay in full, carry a balance with interest, or choose a payment plan with a monthly fixed rate. 

List of benefits 

  • 60,000 point welcome offer
  • 4X points on dining at restaurants
  • 4X points at U.S. supermarkets (on the first $25,000 in purchases each calendar year; then 1x)
  • 3X points on flights booked directly with the airline or via Amextravel.com
  • 1X point on all other purchases
  • Up to $120 annual Uber Cash for U.S. services
  • Up to $120 annual Dining credit (enrollment required).
  • Control how you pay option
  • No foreign transaction fees (see rates and fees)
  • Baggage insurance and car rental loss/damage insurance

Why do people choose the Amex Rose Gold?

People choose the Amex Gold for its great welcome bonus, benefits and rewards. But the only incentive to selecting it in the rose gold color is for its unique color and shiny exterior.

Bottom line

Whether your Amex card is rose gold or just gold, it’ll earn the same rewards and get you the same awesome benefits. If you care about how your card looks, the rose gold version of the Amex Gold is one of the prettiest cards we’ve seen.

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For rates and fees of the Amex Gold card, click here.

Alexandra Maloney is a contributor for Million Mile Secrets where she covers points and miles, credit cards, airlines, hotels, and general travel. She's worked as a writing consultant for the University of Richmond and is a features writer for The Collegian UR.

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