Posted by Chuck on February 27, 2017
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Published on February 27th, 2017 | by Chuck

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Amex Business Gold Rewards 75,000 Signup Bonus with $5,000 Spend; No Lifetime Limitation [YMMV]

The Offer

Direct Link (Amex login required)

  • Apply for the Business Gold Rewards card from American Express and get 75,000 Membership Rewards points after you spend $5,000 within the first three months from approval

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Application must be received by June 30, 2017.

Many people are seeing this offer now. Others get the error message: “We’re sorry, but our systems are currently down. Please consider applying by phone by calling 1-800-519-OPEN, or try again later after exploring our current offers.” This means you aren’t targeted.

Card Details

Annual fee is waived the first year; second year and on there is an annual fee of $175.

  • 3X points on one category of your choice from the list below:
    -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
  • 2X points on the 4 remaining categories
  • 1X points on other purchases

3X and 2X apply to the first $100,000 in purchases in each of the 5 categories per year, 1X point per dollar thereafter.

Our Verdict

The public BGR offer is usually 25k, now 50k, and this 75k offer is the best we’ve seen. This targeted offer has been coming fairly regularly over the past year, and a new slew of emails from Amex were just sent out with this offer.

The biggest advantage of this targeted offer is that it doesn’t show the once-per-lifetime limitation usually shown on Amex cards, and many have reported getting the bonus more than once using these links.

If you aren’t seeing the offer, these tips might help:

  1. Login to your Amex account first, then click the link above
  2. Try the link on mobile

Being that the annual fee is waived the first year, it’s well worth considering applying for the card if you get the offer. Check out the post 19 Things Everybody Should Know About American Express before applying.

Hat tip to r/churning



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Adam

“We are sorry, but you are not eligible for this offer. To learn about other offers that may be available to you, please call the number on the back of your Card. To go back to your account home page, click here.”

hmm interesting, first time I saw a direct msg like this. looks like AX IT fixed something, atleast changed their messages to be more clear. I last got this card almost 2 yrs ago, and closed last summer. anyways, tried both reg & incognito, also tried a cpl diff browsers, even a cpl diff AX accts. same result, and fwiw did not come across the prev usual msg “We’re sorry, but our systems are currently down…”

Jay
Jay

Yup, good riddance to the ever-misleading ‘systems are currently down’ denial message for those who weren’t targeted 🙂

Lantean
Lantean

seems like no “once per lifetime bonus” language, right?

wwllmm
wwllmm

this! Anybody seeing any once per life?

Lantean
Lantean

btw, what was the highest targeted bonus on this card?
thanks

Leonel
Leonel

We are sorry, but you are not eligible for this offer. To learn about other offers that may be available to you, please call the number on the back of your Card. To go back to your account home page, click here.

Abey
Abey
William Charles
Son
Son

Word of advice. Even though there is “once in a lifetime” disclaimer in the targeted offer, AMEX might still clawback the bonus a few days after it has posted. This happened to me.

wwllmm
wwllmm

sorry, you mean NO “once in a lifetime” disclaimer? You got an offer like this before and they denied you the points?

Lantean
Lantean

are you serious?
what was their explanation?

William Charles

Were you involved in having points frozen at all?

Son
Son

Here is my story. I didn’t take advantage of any of the leaked Platinum 100k offers, and my points were never frozen.

2 yrs ago. BRG, got bonus.
1 yr ago. upgrade BRG to Business Plat for 50k bonus
a few weeks ago. Closed Business Plat.
a few weeks ago, when I logged into my PRG account, I saw an offer for BRG 75k bonus. 50k after 5k, 25k after another 5k
I pulled the trigger since I have read DP that ppl were getting bonus again with targeted offer that didn’t have “once in a lifetime” wording.

Approved, spent 5k worth of property tax, no MS. Got the 50k bonus a day later. 3 days later, the bonus was “adjusted -50k”.

I called MR dept, and they rep said there are a lot of notes on my accounting, and the reason why they took it back was because I had a BRG before. I told her,”but the offer I got didn’t say anything about once in a lifetime” She replied,”sorry, no matter what you are not getting the points back. If you are not satified, I can put a note for corporate that you have a complaint”.

Matt P
Matt P

Does CFPB cover business cards? If so, you should send a complaint.

wwllmm
wwllmm

Thanks very much for the DP, sorry to hear though.

Alex5
Alex5

I see this offer by clicking the link while logging in.
I currently have this card.
Can I get 2nd card active and receiving bonus or I better close the current one first, then if offer still stands, apply before June 30th?

William Charles

Probably better to close, but I’m not 100% sure.

WR
WR

I recently got the BRG at 50k, is there any remote possibility of a match?

William Charles

Officially AmEx doesn’t match, but they sometimes offer courtesy points. You have nothing to lose, so you might as well try.

DrGForce
DrGForce

There was a targeted 80,000 point offer for $8k spend last year so technically this is not the highest offer ever on this card.

William Charles

Wasn’t that a weird split offer over two years? E.g you actually had to pay at least one AF?

Jesse
Jesse

Not eligible. Only Amex on my account is an SPG Biz.

Ferris
Ferris

My day job got this offer in the mail just now, good until late April. I’m going to use the promo code to apply for my personal business and use the same address as my day job to avoid any issues.

Jake
Jake

If that offer is really good through June 30th I will definitely be grabbing it in June. Just picked up a 3-night Ritz-Carlton and need to finish that 5k before I jump into any more cards.

Thank for finding and sharing this one!

Tim
Tim

I have had this card for 10 months. I logged onto my Amex Hilton and linked to this offer. If I close my Biz Gold now, what are my chances of getting this card again in June?

kt
kt

got an same email offer but he deadline is March 19, 2017.

Mark
Mark

I am seeing this offer. Can you MS on this card? I have heard about the claw backs, especially AE is very touchy with this.

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