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The Military Frequent Flyer reports there’s a better offer available for the American Express Business Gold Rewards card. You’ll get 50,000 American Express Membership Rewards points after you spend $5,000 in new purchases in the 1st 3 months.
That’s enough for 2 domestic round-trip coach class tickets!
My previous link for this card had a sign-up bonus of 25,000 points with the same minimum spending requirement, so this is double the usual offer.
But I’ll always tell you about better deals even when they don’t earn us a commission!
The landing page says “Exclusive Offer for FedEx Customers,” but it looks like anyone can apply!
What’s the Deal?
Link: American Express Business Gold Rewards
You’ll earn 50,000 American Express Membership Rewards points (expired) after you spend $5,000 in eligible purchases in the 1st 3 months. The annual fee of $175 is waived for the 1st year.
With this offer, you’ll also get:
- 25% off FedEx purchases (online and in-store) in the 1st 3 months, up to a maximum $200 discount
- 3 points per $1 you spend on airfare purchased directly from airlines
- 2 points per $1 you spend on purchases in the US for advertising in select media, shipping, at gas stations, and made directly from select computer hardware, software, and cloud computing providers (up to $100,000 in purchases per category per year)
- 1 point per $1 you spend on everything else
- Access to AMEX OPEN discounts
Note: Starting January 30, 2015, you’ll be able to choose your own 3X point category. Here’s my post with all the new updates to the AMEX Business Gold Rewards card!
The American Express Business Gold Rewards is a charge card, so you won’t pay interest because you have to pay your balance in full each month.
And read my post about how to fill out an American Express business card application. You may qualify for the card, even if you don’t think you have a business or are just starting a business!
50,000 American Express Membership Rewards points can get you a lot of Big Travel with Small Money!
It’s worth $500 when you pay for travel using the American Express Membership Rewards “Pay With Points” option.
And the sign-up bonus is worth potentially much more when you transfer points to partners like British Airways, Delta, or Air Canada.
Sometimes there are transfer bonuses!
Note: You’ll be charged an excise fee of 0.06 cents per point when you transfer points to US airlines, to a maximum of $99.
There’s a better offer available for the American Express Business Rewards Gold card. You’ll earn 50,000 points after you spend $5,000 in eligible purchases in the 1st 3 months, and the annual fee of $175 is waived for the 1st year. (This offer has expired.)
You’ll also get 25% off FedEx purchases in the 1st 3 months, to a maximum discount of $200 total.
This is double the usual bonus of 25,000 points. I don’t earn a commission from this offer, but Emily and I will always let you know about the best deals!
You could get a lot of Big Travel from 50,000 American Express Membership Rewards points. How would you use them?