American Express is offering 75,000 Membership Rewards bonus points if you sign up for the AMEX Business Gold Rewards Card today or tomorrow and spend $10,000 in the first four months. This is a bit tighter than the 11/3/11 promotion, which also offered 75,000 MR points for the AMEX Business Gold Rewards Card but gave you 5 months for the $10,000 spend.
Much like the AMEX Premier Rewards Gold card, the AMEX Business Gold Rewards card offers 3X points on airfare and 2X points on gas spend; but instead of 2X points on grocery spend, it offers 2X points on advertising and shipping.
The hefty annual fee of $175 is waived for the first year.
Note that if you have had any AMEX Business Gold, Green or Platinum account within the last 12 months, you aren't eligible for the bonus. That means I'm not eligible, since I had the old version of this card, which I just closed recently as the retention offers weren't compelling enough. But if you haven't had one of the above AMEX business accounts in the past 12 months, this would be a great time to apply, as long as you can meet the significant minimum spend. A quick rundown of pros and cons:
It's good to apply for several credit cards on the same day, as the various issuers won't be able to see the other credit inquiries. If you don't already have them, I'd recommend applying for one or both of these (note that if you apply for both, you'll most likely need to call Chase reconsideration to get approved for at least one of them):
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