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AMEX Business Gold Rewards 75000 Bonus

 

9/14 Update: the link below still leads to an application page with 75,000 bonus points offer, although the terms and conditions do state that applications must be made on September 12. So proceed at your own risk, but with the screenshot below, you may be able to still get 75,000 points:

AMEX Business Gold Rewards 75000 Points

 

American Express is offering the AMEX Business Gold Rewards Card with a 75000 bonus points for today only, September 12. The 75,000 signup bonus requires you to spend $10,000 within the first four months of card membership.

To put this in perspective, most of this year this card hasn't offered any kind of bonus, and only more recently has it been available with a 50,000 bonus points signup, after spending $5000 within the first 3 months. The 75,000 offer has been offered several times before, for example the AMEX Business Gold Rewards for 2 days last month and the one day AMEX Business Gold 75000 offer on November 3. This is as good a public offer as I've seen for this card, although I got the prior incarnation, the "old" AMEX Business Gold Rewards card with a targeted 75,000 bonus for $2000 spend last year. I don't know if AMEX is running similar targeted offers for the new Business Gold Rewards card, but I suspect that the required spend to receive the bonus has increased, even for targeted offers.

Offer Details:

  • 75,000 Membership Rewards bonus points after spending $10,000 within the first 120 days of card membership
  • Bonus ID A3CD (already coded into the link): 
  • $0 introductory annual fee, then $175
  • 3X points on airfare
  • 2X points on advertising, gas and shipping
  • 1X points on all other spend
  • Cash back with Open Savings for merchants such as Fedex (5%), HP (5%), Office Max (5%), Hyatt (3%) and others
 
FAQ
 
I applied for the 50,000 points offer; can I switch to the 75,000 offer with higher spend requirement?

Very unlikely, although you can call and ask. American Express has become very reluctant to match or switch offers.
 
How do I ensure I get the points?

Meet the minimum spend of $10,000 within the first 120 days. I definitely recommend screenshots for these one or two day offers; you can use the ones I'm including in the post.
 

What are the best partners to transfer AMEX Membership Rewards points to?

As you probably know, United is NOT a partner of Membership Rewards so you can't transfer points to United MileagePlus. You can transfer to Air Canada's Aeroplan program to book Star Alliance awards, but in most cases it's not a good option due to the post-devaluation award chart and fuel surcharges on most partners.
 
In my view, the best transfer opportunities are:
  • British Airways Avios, using the current 40% transfer bonus (unfortunately this doesn't help if this is your first Membership Rewards card, but there will likely be future transfer bonuses)
  • Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer to book first class and business class (KrisFlyer offers better award availability to its own frequent flyer program members than it does to partners)
There are also periodic transfer bonuses to Delta, and currently there's a 35% transfer bonus to Air France/KLM Flying Blue, although I can't really get excited about either since there are no first class awards on partners using Delta miles, and Air France, although it does allow first class awards on partners, doesn't for Air France itself except for elites.
 
The Verdict: If you were planning to get this card anyway and can meet the 10,000 minimum spend without a problem, it's a no-brainer to apply for this card today. Particularly if you have high airline spend, this is a good card. I personally don't value this card as much as others because most of my airline travel is on awards, so at most I'm paying for taxes and fees on tickets. And while you can meet minimum spend with things such as Amazon payments, the minimum required spend isn't as lucrative on this card as, say, the Ink Bold or Ink Plus, where you could turn the 50,000 bonus into a 100,000 bonus due to the 5X categories. Another thing to be aware of: unlike the Ink Bold, which has no foreign transaction fees, the AMEX Business Gold Rewards card *does* charge foreign transaction fees--so don't use this card abroad.
 
What are your thoughts on the AMEX Business Gold Rewards card if you have it or are applying?
 
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