Limited time offer: 50,000 Membership Rewards point sign-up bonus on American Express Business Gold Rewards card

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American Express is offering a 50,000 Membership Rewards point sign-up bonus on the Enhanced Business Gold Rewards Card after spending $5,000 on the card within three months.

This card is essentially the business equivalent of the Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express, and offers the following benefits:

  • Earn 50,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $5,000 in purchases on the Card in the first 3 months of Card membership†.
  • Earn points even faster to get more rewards for your business.
  • 3X points on airfare purchased from airlines. 2X points at US gas stations.
  • Up to $100,000 in each category per year, then 1 point.
  • Terms and limitations apply.
  • Reduce travel costs, show appreciation for employees and clients, and offset everyday expenses by using points to get something back and grow your business.
  • $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $175.
  • †Apply online to qualify for this offer. See offer terms for details.

This card ordinarily doesn’t come with a sign-up bonus at all, though American Express has run one-day promotions for 50,000-75,000 Membership Rewards points in the past.

The annual fee on the card is $175, though it’s waived for the first year, so an especially great card to have for that time period.

This is about as good as the sign-up bonus on this card gets, so if you’re looking to rack up some extra Membership Rewards points I’d highly recommend taking advantage of this. I value Membership Rewards points at 1.8 cents apiece, and they also remain the most “transferable” points currency out there. My favorite use of them is for travel in Singapore Airlines Suites Class, as they’re transfer partners with KrisFlyer.

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Comments

  1. Amex will NOT give the bonus if you have had any card within the past year.
    I called and they were specific. It is not the date of application for the card, it is the last date of cancellation
    So if you had an old Amex and closed it in May 2012, you will not get the bonus

  2. Should I sign up for this 50k offer or wait for the 100k platinum offer?!

    I’m planing to fly Singapore A380 suites in october 2013.

  3. @ Jason — You should be eligible for both the 50,000 point business Gold offer and a 100,000 point Platinum personal offer. So I’d get them both in your shoes.

  4. Perhaps a useful blog would be “how to sign up credit card referral bonus deals”. We could all do more travel is we all got a cut. Sorry for being terse. There is a flood of bloggers tarting around. Love your other blogs though!

  5. Note – I called AmEx about this, and the offer does not apply to the Gold “Corporate” Card, which is apparently different from the Gold “Business” Card. My company issues the “corporate” cards, and AmEx confirmed that there are no special offers for those cards, and only 1X points on all purchases.

  6. I was instantly approved for the Amex Gold Premier Rewards personal card 2 months ago. Will this affect my application for this business card? I’d love to use your link. thanks

  7. @ Francisco C — Definitely shouldn’t impact your eligibility, as personal and business applications are viewed completely differently.

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