75,000 Point The Business Gold Rewards Card From American Express OPEN – Apply by January 28, 2013 [Expired]

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75,000 Point The Business Gold Rewards Card From American Express OPEN – Apply by January 28, 2013 [Expired]

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If you missed the 100,000 point American Express Platinum card a few weeks ago, here’s The Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN with 75,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $10,000 in the 1st 4 months. (offer expired)

75,000 AMEX Membership Rewards Points Is Worth LOTS of Big Travel!

The terms say that you have to apply by January 28, 2013, to get the 75,000 point sign up bonus and use Bonus ID A3P6 (which I’m assuming is already coded in the application link).

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 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.

$10,000 may seem like a lot (and it is).  But do the math to see if it makes sense for YOU to chase $10,000 spending within 4 months when there are other cards which require less minimum spending.

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

    • 3X AMEX Membership Rewards points in 1 of 5 categories (you choose):  Airfare purchased directly from airlines, US advertising in select media, US gas stations, US shipping, and US hardware, software, and cloud computing purchases
    • 2x points in the remaining 4 categories
    • 1X points on other purchases
    • NO foreign transaction fees
    • Terms and limitations apply

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.

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 it is nice to see this offer run for a bit longer.

Bottom Line:

I’ve always thought The Business Gold Card from American Express OPEN which offered NO sign-up bonus (expired) to be overrated, but a 75,000 point sign-up bonus definitely makes this card quite attractive (if you can meet the minimum spending requirement).

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I clicked the a link on the application page tonight to receive a call from American Express to conduct the application process over the phone. I asked for the 75,000 point offer after 10k in spending over the first 4 months and the representative said she would add that offer onto the card. She later said that “cash equivalents” would not count as eligible purchases.

So my question is, are Vanilla Reloads cash equivalents that would not count toward the minimum spending?

Hey D!

Question: I have the Open Gold Buss Amex and added two authorized users. Do I get MR for their purchases too? I thought so, but my points haven’t been posting correctly. Any suggestions? Thanks!

Million Mile Secrets

@Hugo – You should receive the MR for their purchases since you’re on the hook for paying their bills. I’d call AMEX if your points haven’t been posting.

I just got approved – said 28th was last day – it is 30 mins after midnite so I am a little nervous – but it says approved …

Just an update from my previous post above. I tried it again, same browser, Firefox, and this time it went through. Still had to go the non-member route. Member route still wouldn’t work. But once application was submitted it worked. Approved right away. I think out of 22 cards (not all active) between me and my wife, I’ve only got “instant” approval on 2. Haven’t been too lucky. Thought with this one it would be a more drawn out process. As they say YMMV but it was a nice surprise.

Like other posters here, same problem.

1. Errors out if you click on “are you an exist cardmember”. Been trying this for a week, same result, “sorry systems down”

So went through the whole process as a non card member, completed the two pages and submitted the application only to get the same sorry system down answer, application wasn’t received, whatever.


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