Posted by William Charles on March 21, 2019
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Published on March 21st, 2019 | by William Charles

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American Express Business Gold: 50,000 Points After $5,000 In Spend Via Referral

Update 3/21/19: Just a friendly reminder that this is still available, some other blogs are advertising a 35,000 point bonus via affiliate links. Remember we always put readers first by telling them about the best possible deal.

The Offer

No direct link to offer, must use referral link

  • American Express is offering a bonus of 50,000 points after $5,000 in spend on the American Express Business Gold Card

Card Details

  • $295 annual fee, not waived first year
  • Card earns 4x points on the two categories your business spends the most each billing cycle, from the following list (up to $150,000 in combined purchases each calendar year):
    • U.S. purchases at restaurants
    • Airfare purchased directly from airlines
    • U.S. purchases for advertising in select media
    • U.S. purchases at gas stations
    • U.S. purchases for shipping
    • U.S. computer hardware, software, and cloud computing purchases made directly from select providers
  • 25% points back after you book a flight with pay with points

Our Verdict

The current public sign up bonus is 1 year free of G Suite basic for 3 users and up to 1 year of ZipRecruiter Standard. I don’t think that bonus is that attractive unless you’d normally pay for ZipRecruiter/G Suite anyway. Before the card was revamped it was possible to get  60,00075,000 points with the annual fee waived. Remember you can get a friend or family member to refer you to this card and they will get up to 15,000 points as well (you can also self refer). Interestingly it seems that you can refer from this card to other cards and get 20,000 points, beating the 15,000 maximum previously offered.

Personally I don’t think the offer is worth considering without the annual fee waived, but it’s difficult to say what American Express plans to do with this card long term in regards to the bonus. If you can max out the 4x categories then it’s obviously worth considering even with the high annual fee. Another interesting thing to note that aksurvivorfan points out is that the terms say:

  • Welcome offer not available to applicants who have or have had this Card

When the Premier Rewards Gold card was changed it stated:

  • Welcome Offer not available to applicants who have or have had this card or the Premier Reward Gold Card.

American Express isn’t auto converting people to the new Gold card, so it’s possible it’s actually considered a different product (but unlikely. Update: Even more unlikely). For now I won’t be adding this to our list of the best credit card bonuses. If you have any questions about American Express, read this post first. Please do not share your referrals in this post.

Hat tip to aksurvivorfan & MilesTalk



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payyoutuesday
payyoutuesday

“Personally I don’t think the offer is worth considering with the annual fee waived”.

I think you mean “without the annual fee waived”.

Chuck

Fixed, thanks

Zalmy

Does this mean that any referral generated can obtain this offer? Or only if you currently have the BGR?

Jay
Jay

“so it’s possible it’s actually considered a different product (but unlikely)”

Just tried to test this (currently hold an unconverted BGR). At the very least, the popup appears to think that the old and new cards are the same product:
https://i.imgur.com/ZyDvaH2.png

A.J.
A.J.

If you can self refer yourself every year for 20k and cancel it after one year and so on. I think it could be worth it and essentially buy 20k points with $295? Plus 4x Gas Card, Shipping Card!

Pat
Pat

Lifetime language restriction is there!!!!!!!!!!

Eric
Eric

Lifetime restriction won’t restrict you from getting the card again. A.J is right, but I wouldn’t pay $295 for 20k MR.

Frogger
Frogger

I am sure Amex would be happy for you to do that.

Pat
Pat

OFFER SUCKS. 50,000 Points for $295 annual fee not waived in first year. No airline reimbursements or any such perks to recover the fee, EXCEPT PALTRY 50K Points……….I would consider it criminal to send a referral to someone for this 3RD CLASS OFFER……….am i missing something????????

Doc
Doc

I have a few of the 50,000 sign-up bonus referral links available and you also get $100 Credit for Dinning. Email[removed] with your name and I’ll send you the link to sign up. Hurry, there’s just a little over 2 weeks left on this extras offer for the Amex Gold Card.

Eric
Eric
ChurningFast
ChurningFast

How do you downvote comments like this, I tried, and upvoted instead by mistake.

Doc
Doc

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Dan - Legal Bank Robber
Dan - Legal Bank Robber

get the fuck off William Charles Chuck

Doc
Doc

I have the 50K points referral code available, send me a text with your first name and email address. [removed]

Jake
Jake

Just used your number for my Craigslist sex ads. Thanks.

Drivesabrowntruck
Drivesabrowntruck

Do you look hot in khakis?

Dan - Legal Bank Robber
Dan - Legal Bank Robber

how did someone even downvote this but seriously get the fuck off you referral whore William Charles Chuck

Jake
Jake

Dan - Legal Bank Robber I don’t know if you’re new around here, but there was a brief period where there was both downvote and up-vote capabilities.

Orin
Orin

But how do you down vote now? The dude above has a negative 2 and we have no idea how to downvote right now

Chuck

The downvotes are from a while back. There’s no way to downvote now.

qmc
qmc

… are we not removing the email and phone number though?

Orin
Orin

But he just got downvoted?

Chuck

I only see downvotes on the comment from December, not on any recent comments.

SG
SG

I applied for BGR with self referral this January. At that time although annual fee was not waived in the application but just after being approved I could see $0 annual fee for the first year (also the same language in the card agreement). Is it same now?

AKSF
AKSF

No, that’s patched so first year isn’t waived.

El Loco
El Loco

Is there a referral thread for this card?

Jake
Jake

No there’s 0 reason someone should use someone else’s referral

Orin
Orin

Not all people know things, and some shouldn’t

slanky
slanky

if you dont have a card that can refer to this

Rhea
Rhea

The annual fee is a killer and makes this card useless to apply for😡😡

Ken
Ken

If you have a spouse/P2 who has a business gold card and can refer you so the offer becomes 70k for $295 I think it can make sense.

Raylan
Raylan

Thanks for periodically re-posting best available offers, DoC. I saw another blog which will remain nameless, pushing that 35k offer hard, despite the 50k/5k offer being pretty readily available. This place is an oasis in the desert of crappy CC blogs.

Ultimate Arsehole

I asked American Express (via chat) as to whether the Business Gold card and the Business Gold Rewards card are different products 2 days ago and was explicitly told that they are, indeed, considered different products.

I haven’t tried to apply as yet though – I may do that after I’ve finished abusing Australia’s current Prime Minister via Twitter for the evening.

Orin
Orin

William Charles you mention you willbe creating a referral post for this ?

Unclesam
Unclesam

Does the referrer get 20K MR points as stated in the comments? I am only seeing 10K MR

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