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Are you an AMEX Business Gold Rewards cardholder?
Don’t forget, you only have through January 31, 2017, (a few more days!) to change your 3X bonus category. But new applicants will have 2 months after they become a cardmember to select their 3X bonus category.
Along with the improved 50,000 AMEX Membership Rewards point sign-up bonus, the bonus category you choose can really make an impact on how many points you earn throughout the year.
Here’s more about the 3X bonus points categories. And how to make your selection for your AMEX Business Gold Rewards card!
AMEX Business Gold 3X Categories
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You can earn 50,000 AMEX Membership Rewards points after spending $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of opening an AMEX Business Gold Rewards card.
You’ll also earn 3X AMEX Membership Rewards points per $1 you spend in 1 of 5 categories you choose, including:
- Airfare purchased directly from airlines
- US purchases for advertising in select media
- US purchases at gas stations
- US purchases for shipping
- US computer hardware, software, and cloud computing purchases made directly from select providers
For the remaining 4 categories, you’ll earn 2X AMEX Membership Rewards points per $1 spent.
And because you can only change the bonus category each year between December 1 and January 31, you only have a few more days to make a switch!
If you don’t change your election during the annual selection period (December 1 to January 31), your category will remain the same as the previous year.
Here’s a detailed post about how to choose your AMEX Business Gold card bonus category.
For folks who don’t already have the card but are considering applying, you can select your 3X bonus category within the first 2 months of card membership. So you don’t have to stress about the January deadline. 😉
If you do not make a selection during the initial enrollment period, you will automatically receive 3X points on airfare purchased directly from airlines.
Plus, don’t forget to check out this post about whether the AMEX Business Gold Rewards’ annual fee is worth it. And why Emily applied for this great card!
Current AMEX Business Gold Rewards cardholders have until January 31, 2017, to change their 3X bonus points category. But new cardholders will have 2 months after signing-up to choose their 3X bonus points category.
If you spend a lot of money in 1 of the 5 categories, like airfare purchased directly from airlines, gas, or advertising, choosing the right category has a big impact on the number of bonus points you earn throughout the year!
Which is your favorite 3X bonus points category? Let me know in the comments!