Published on June 4th, 2019 | by Chuck58
American Express Gold Card Will Now Earn 4x at Restaurants Worldwide (Not Limited to USA)
The American Express Gold card which currently earns 4x at U.S. restaurants only will earn 4x at all restaurants worldwide.
The newly revamped Amex Gold card earns 4x at restaurants, unlimited. One of the common gripes about the card are folks who use it internationally without realizing that the 4x restaurant category is limited to the U.S. American Express has changed that, and beginning June 6, 2019, the 4x earn rate will apply to restaurants worldwide.
This is according to recently closed credit card statement, sent over to us by our friend Grant from Travelwithgrant.
Certainly welcome news. The other issue people have with the 4x restaurant category is the inconsistency with which the 4x points have been posting due to restaurants being miscategorized. Hopefully that issue is gradually improving, and hopefully international restaurants will be coded properly as well.
Just be aware that the 4x supermarket category (up to $25,000 per year) is still limited to U.S. only.