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Limited-Time American Express Business Gold Card Offer — Earn Up to $500 Back at Fedex

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Limited-Time American Express Business Gold Card Offer — Earn Up to $500 Back at Fedex

Jason StaufferLimited-Time American Express Business Gold Card Offer — Earn Up to $500 Back at FedexMillion Mile Secrets Team

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INSIDER SECRET: Amex small-business cards don’t show up on your personal credit report, so they won’t add to your Chase 5/24 count.

Through Nov. 6, 2019, the American Express® Business Gold Card has a unique limited-time bonus offer. If you’re approved for the card, you’ll be able to earn up to $500 in statement credits for qualifying FedEx purchases made with your card in the first three months of account opening.

Recently, we’ve seen intro bonuses as high as 50,000 Amex Membership Rewards points for this card. In most cases, 50,000 Amex points are worth much more than $500, so this isn’t the best offer we’ve ever seen.

Let’s review the other benefits of the card.

Limited-Time Offer on American Express Business Gold Card

The Amex Business Gold has spending categories that vary with your expenses. You’ll earn 4 Amex Membership Rewards points on two categories where you spend the most each month (capped at the first $150,000 in combined purchases each calendar year, then 1 point per $1):

  • Airfare purchased directly from airlines
  • US purchases for advertising in select media (online, TV, radio)
  • US purchases made directly from select technology providers of computer hardware, software, and cloud solutions
  • US purchases at gas stations
  • US purchases at restaurants
  • US purchases for shipping

It’s handy that you don’t have to select categories at the beginning of the year and then get stuck with them. Instead, as your business spending shifts throughout the year, so will your bonus categories.

The best perk of the card is the 25% points rebate you’ll get if you use your Amex points to book flights with Amex Travel (up to 250,000 points back each calendar year). The rebate applies for first- and business-class tickets, as well as coach tickets on your selected airline.

American Express only lets you earn an intro offer on a specific card once in a lifetime, so if you’ve ever had the Amex Business Gold card before, you won’t be eligible for this offer.

This is one of the most specific welcome offers I’ve ever seen, and it will only benefit businesses that spend a lot with FedEx. Also, the Amex Business Gold card has a $295 annual fee (see rates and fees), so if you really want to get $500 in cash back I would apply for either of these no-annual-fee cash-back business cards instead:

Both of these cards are issued by Chase, so they are subject to the Chase 5/24 rule, which means you won’t be eligible if you’ve opened 5+ credit cards from any bank in the past 24 months.

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For rates and fees of the Amex Business Gold Card, please click here.

American Express® Business Gold Card

American Express® Business Gold Card

  • Earn up to $500 back in the form of statement credits by purchasing qualifying services with FedEx using your American Express® Business Gold Card within the first 3 months of Card membership.
  • Limited time Offer ends 11/06/2019.*
  • More Rewards: Get 4X Membership Rewards® points on the 2 select categories where your business spent the most each month**
  • **4X points apply to the first $150,000 in combined purchases from these 2 categories each calendar year.*
  • Airline Bonus: Get 25% points back after you use points for all or part of an eligible flight booked with Amex Travel, up to 250,000 points back per calendar year.*
  • Pay Over Time Option: A flexible payment option to help manage cash flow on purchases of $100 or more.*
  • Expense Management Tools: Connect to Quickbooks, access SpendManager℠, receive a Year-End Summary, and more.*
  • *Terms Apply
  • See Rates & Fees

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