Update: This offer for The Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN is expired, but there’s currently an opportunity to earn 50,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $5,000 in purchases on the Card within your first 3 months of Card Membership. Learn more about the special offer here.
UPDATE: This offer is expired. You can find the best current offers here.
For several weeks now, American Express has been running a promotional 50,000 point sign-up bonus on the Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN. The 50,000 points can be earned after spending $5,000 on the card within three months. While the card has a $175 annual fee, it’s waived for the first year. Ordinarily this card doesn’t come with any sign-up bonus, so that was a nice promotion as is.
However, for whatever reason at the moment the same link seems to be returning a sign-up bonus of 75,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $5,000 within three months. In the past American Express has sometimes offered 75,000 Membership Rewards points, though always with as least a minimum spend requirement of $10,000. So this is the best deal I’ve ever seen on the card.
Anecdotally I find the Business Gold Rewards Card to be the single easiest business credit card to be approved for, and even many that didn’t previously have any business credit cards have gotten instant approvals. Keep in mind that even if you have a personal American Express card you’re still eligible for the sign-up bonus on this. The only people that aren’t eligible for this bonus are those that have had a Membership Rewards Business card in the past three months, or this specific card in the past 12 months.
Anyway, I doubt this will last long — maybe a few hours, maybe a day or two, but I highly doubt any longer than that. Also, the promotion doesn’t seem to show up in all browsers. I actually only showed the 50,000 point sign-up bonus in all browsers on my laptop, though when I switched to my desktop I saw the 75,000 point bonus.
If you recently signed up for the Business Gold Rewards Card it can’t hurt to send American Express a secure message and ask if they’ll match the better offer.
(In the interest of full dislcosure I earn a referral bonus for anyone that’s approved through the above link. Thanks for your support!)