Today the 75,000 point American Express Business Gold Rewards offer has returned! Last year we saw this very limited time offer pop up a few times throughout the year, and hopefully we are now seeing the same trend for this year. The offer is for the American Express Business Gold Rewards Card that will award 75,000 Membership Reward points after spending $10,000 in the first four months. This is greatly increased over the standard offer of no sign-up bonus points, and even a substantial increase over the targeted 50,000 point offer that I got in on last year. In other words, 75,000 points is a big deal these days. That said, $10,000 is a bunch of spending for many people, so don’t over-commit yourself. If meeting spending requirements is an issue, you would be better served by steering away from offers that require a large amount of spending, like this one.
If you would be more comfortable with a lower amount of spending, but still want Membership Reward points, I would recommend considering the offer for 50,000 Membership Reward points after spending $1,000 in the first three months via the American Express Premier Reward Gold (personal) card. This is a targeted offer, but many have received it via using this Card Match Tool from creditcards.com. I used the Card Match Tool successfully a couple of weeks ago myself!
Keep in mind that the Business Gold Reward Card is a business card while the Premier Reward Gold card is a personal card. There are no restrictions about getting the sign-up bonus for both, unlike if you are trying to get two personal or two business Membership Rewards earning cards. The terms related to this sign-up bonus state: “Welcome bonus offer not available to applicants who have had this product or any Business Gold, Green or Platinum Card account within the last 12 months.”
This is not my affiliate link but here are the official details from the last time this was offered in January, and they are the same now for this offer (other than the expiration date).
- LIMITED TIME OFFER: Earn 75,000 Membership Rewards points when you spend $10,000 in the first 4 months of Card membership.
- 3X points on airfare
- 2x points on purchases in the U.S. for advertising in select media, gasoline at U.S. stand-alone gas stations, and shipping
- 1X points on other purchases
- Points are earned only on eligible purchases. Bonus points limitations apply.
- $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $175
- Introductory annual fee for Additional Gold Cards in the first year is $0; then, $50 for the first Additional Gold Card and no fee for other Additional Cards
- Terms & Restrictions Apply. Offer expires March 14, 2013.
Membership Reward points are flexible points than can either be used as cash, for gift cards, or transferred to a variety of hotel and airline partners. Here is a post with some of my favorite Membership Reward uses. I personally often take advantage of periodic transfer bonuses to the British Airways Avios program and use those points to fly on short American Airlines flights. The transfer bonuses have been as high as 50% in the last year. Of course there is no guarantee of what will happen in the future, but those bonuses have been very helpful to my family in the past.
Here is a full list of hotel and airline partners (though not all transfer 1:1 – some are better, some are worse):
- Alitalia Airlines
- All Nippon Airways
- Asia Miles
- British Airways
- Delta Air Lines
- EL AL Israel Airlines
- Flying Blue
- Frontier Airlines
- Hawaiian Airlines
- Iberia Plus
- JetBlue Airways®
- Singapore Airlines
- Virgin America
- Virgin Atlantic Airways
- Best Western
- Choice Privileges®
- Hilton HHonors®
- Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts
Good luck if you decide to apply for an Amex today! I wouldn’t be shocked to see the 75K offer return later in the year, just based on history. However, you never know for sure.
Disclosure: I do receive a commission if you are approved for a credit card using the Card Match tool, but not for the Amex 75K business card. It is just the best available offer for that card. As always, thanks for your support.