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Published 12:44 pm CST, Thursday, January 3, 2019
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- When American Express launched its newAmerican Express® Gold Card in October, it also introduced a special, limited-edition rose gold version of the card.
- The new design — the regular version of the new Gold Card is a metallic gold — comes in addition to competitive rewards on restaurants and supermarkets in the US, airfare, and more.
- You can request the rose gold card if you’re a new applicant, or currently hold AmEx’s previous version of the card, the Premier Rewards Gold.
- However, the rose gold version is only available until January 9.
- New cardholders can also get a unique, limited-time welcome bonus if they apply before the same date.
- Here’s what you need to know about the AmEx Gold Card.
As part of the overhaul, AmEx unveiled a new chic, gold-colored metal version of the card, similar to thePlatinum Card’s design. AmEx also introduced alimited-edition rose gold variation of the card — it was so popular that AmEx encounteredshipping delays.
Current and new users are able request either the regular or the rose gold card. However, the latter option goes away on January 9.
That means that this is the last chance to get the rose gold version of the card.
Also going away January 9: a unique limited-time bonus for new members. If you don’t have theGold Card and open one by then, AmEx will “pick up the tip” when you dine out. During the first three months, new card members will get 20% back on US restaurant charges — in the form of a statement credit — up to $100 total.
That’s in addition to the standard welcome bonus of 25,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $2,000 in the first three months. Some people may be targeted for a higher bonus.
The newGold Card earns 4x Membership Rewards points per dollar spent at US restaurants, as well as on the first $25,000 spent each calendar year at US supermarkets (and 1x point after that). It also earns 3x points on flights booked directly through the airline, and 1x point on everything else.
That makes it among the most competitive cards for restaurants and supermarkets in the US — since it’s possible toget more than 1¢ of value for each Membership Rewards point, the value is more than 4% back.
TheGold Card features several other benefits, too. Cardholders can get up to $120 in dining credits a year — split into $10 chunks each month — when they use their cards to order food through Grubhub or Seamless, or at The Cheesecake Factory, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, and participating Shake Shack locations. That’s in addition to a $100 airline fee credit each calendar year.
The card’s annual fee is $250, but between the annual credits and the rewards, it should be easy to earn enough value to more than make up for that.
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