Last few hours for 50,000 Membership Rewards Points

Don’t forget that there are only a few short hours left to earn 50,000 membership rewards on the new Amex Gold credit card. Today’s the last day for the Rose Gold metal design, and the publicly available offer is in flux as well. There are offers for 25,000, 40,000, and we have one here for 50,000.

If you’re familiar and just want the card, click here for the refer-a-friend link

If you’re not familiar…

The New Perks

Here’s what got us so excited:

  • 4X Membership Rewards at U.S. restaurants
    • Adios Chase Sapphire Reserve! Your 3x dining won’t cut it anymore
  • 4X at U.S. supermarkets up to $25,000 per calendar year
    • Spending $25,000 a year is a cinch! Especially considering all the lovely things that grocery stores sell. And all those Fuel Points too? Yes!
  • Up to $10 in statement credits for dining each month
    • Sure you have to enroll, but that’s just a click. We use GrubHub and Seamless all the time. Easy $120

This is in addition to the $100 incidental fee credit that the card has always had. Take those $100 and add in the $120 from dining and you’re recouping $220 of the $250 annual fee. Sounds like a win in my book! 

Sure, you’re losing the 2x on gas purchases, but you weren’t using this card to purchase gas in the first place, were you? There’s plenty of other options that are better for large fuel purchases, one from American Express and the other from Citi. The Hilton Ascend (more info here) gives you 6x at gas stations while the Citi Thank You Preferred (more info here) gets 3x points at gas stations. Both would be a heck of a lot better use of your dollar.

Exploring the Dining Perk

I do travel somewhat for work, and when I take clients out for dinner, it’s a no brainer that I want to earn miles and points. The idea of earning 4x Membership Rewards at all U.S. restaurants just makes me more inclined to take this card out of my wallet to pay. Even for my monthly Starbucks reload, 4x the points is a massive win.

ITC Mughal

Exploring the Grocery Store Perk

We all shop at grocery stores, but some of us more than others. $25,000 a year (or just under $2100 a month) is easy to spend at grocery stores. I won’t go into too much detail, but just think of all the things that a grocery store sells (typically in a 10 foot tall rack by the check out counter) that you could take advantage of.

Most chains of grocery stores now offer Fuel Points in one way or another. Both the Kroger and Safeway near us offer fuel points and often run 2-4x promotions for general shopping and even on gift cards! This is another big way for us to rack up an easy 100,000 membership rewards points a year.

Courtesy of the Port of Seattle

Exclusive, Shiny, and New

Not that it matters in the grand scheme of life, but the Gold card will now come in Gold and Rose Gold. The Rose Gold is only available until January 9th, so act fast!

I just realized how incredibly petty that last sentence was, but it should be noted that I asked for mine to be delivered in Rose Gold 🙂

You can apply with this refer-a-friend link here, or of course, feel free to post your own 50,000 referral in the comments. Thanks!

Good luck!

Author: Jon Nickel-D'Andrea

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