Posted by Chuck on August 24, 2017
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Published on August 24th, 2017 | by Chuck

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[Dead] American Express Business Gold Rewards 75,000 Signup Bonus for $5,000 Spend w/o Lifetime Limitation [YMMV]

Looks to be dead again unfortunately.

Originally posted 8/29/16, updated and reposted 4/19/17 since offer has been extended through June. Updating and reposting again on 08/24/17 as we found a new link thanks to reader John M. Please make sure to double check your own offer after loggin in. 

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

 

Application must be received by December 10th, 2017 (originally it was September 2016, then January 2017, then June 2017, now December 10th, 2017).

Many people are seeing this offer now. Others get the error message: ““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.” This means you aren’t targeted.

If you aren’t seeing the offer, reader Nancy gives us two tips to help possibly get it:

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

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

This is the best offer we’ve seen for BGR. More often this targeted offer comes with a 10k spend requirement, but it has been around before with the lower 5k spend requirement.

Even better is that this offer doesn’t show the infamous Amex lifetime limit, and it should be possible to get the bonus even if you’ve gotten it previously.

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.



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Chris
Chris

Interesting! I applied to that same targeted offer in May this year. Did the spend, got the bonus, still have the card. Now I see at this link that I still am targeted for this offer. Did not see a language that say anything restrictive. What are realistically my chances to get it again? I’m thinking prolly worth the risk.

Dan
Dan

Bizarre, same exact situation for me. (my two other household members were not targetted)

Dan
Dan

I just converted mine to a Business Green and going to give the application a shot

Chris
Chris

Please keep us updated. I’ll prolly do the same, and update as well. Thanks

Dan
Dan

Approved 🙂

(I actually reversed the Green conversion since apparently the waived first year AF wouldn’t carry over. I then just cancelled the BGR completely)

Cherrie
Cherrie

Will it be a hard inquiry

William Charles

To apply? Yes. To check? No.

Jon S
Jon S

I think I’ve read that Amex often does not do a hard pull when they reject you. Is that true or am I confusing something different?

William Charles
Ken
Ken

My wife got TWO hard pulls for a biz and personal app a few weeks ago. Sad, sad.

Sam White
Sam White

Think I’d be able to get this offer matched? My wife JUST (Sunday) applied and got approved for this card. I’d guess I can call in and say I was “unsatisfied that I applied then heard there’s a better offer now available”…

William Charles

Is she targeted?

Sam White
Sam White

Didn’t see the offer the first time, then went incognito, and it worked.

Sam White
Sam White

Update: They wouldn’t match the offer, since she didn’t have an invite code from a letter in the mail…

William Charles

I wonder if you can just apply again and get the bonus since it doesn’t have the exclusion terms in the fine print.

Steve
Steve

I was able to get 2 BGRs, but I was targeted (oddly) for both of them within a 2-month span. I got the bonus on the first and am hopeful for the second.

So this one doesn’t have any lifetime language? Like Chris, I couldn’t find it. My wife is targeted so I’m going for it.

William Charles

Doesn’t have the language

Miles Hustler
Miles Hustler

Did you end up getting the bonus for the second?

Rahul
Rahul

Huge Question: My offer says 50,000 points after 5K purchase.

There is no Offer term showing on my offer that ‘Offer not available to those who had this card in the past”. HOWEVER I did have this card in the past and it’s is closed.

SO:-

1) Can i apply and get this bonus again as per my offer (since i do not see any such clauses in my Offer terms)

2) What if i apply and then once i do the spending, Amex refuses to honor this promotion as i had this card in the past, and they say i cannot get it as i had this product in the past, as per their new rule? WHAT TO DO IN THAT CASE?

3) Lastly, Once approved, can i get matched for the better 75,000 offer, instead of my 50,000 offer? How/what to do for that, if possible?

Dan
Dan

Correct me if i’m wrong, but I haven’t seen any data points of people getting multiple business card bonuses on 1 card type since the lifetime restriction went into effect. Why do people seem optimistic that this wouldnt apply here?

William Charles

Because this is a targeted offer without that language and those are known to be excluded.

Nancy
Nancy

On the desktop: At first I got the “systems are down” message, but when I logged into my account and clicked the link, I saw the offer!

On my phone: After clicking the link, I saw the offer right away (not logged in). So everyone try both!

Dan
Dan

Offer is displayed but without logging in you can’t apply

ncsam
ncsam

Is there any concern that this might end up like the 100k Plat offer where MR points were frozen after completing the spend via MS?

William Charles

That’s always a concern, but it seems like those MR points were due to products being returned, so I suspect something went wrong with AmEx and those points will be unfrozen at some stage. That whole situation is very confusing

projectx
projectx

Interesting… I have a targeted offer on this card, though the structure is different. 50k points after $5k spend, then another 25k points after an additional $5k spend, all within the first three months. Needless to say $5k spend for the whole show is a much better deal.

Raymond
Raymond

Never apply for amex card, they will freeze your points for 6 to 8 weeks

Raul Munguia
Raul Munguia

Ooooh noooo. Lol really that’s ur warning? I’ll gladly wait 8 weeks for 75,000 points

CJ
CJ

I have had 7 or 8 amex cards and my points have never been frozen, knock on wood. I don’t do any MS though.

Beth
Beth

The link worked for me yesterday morning to get to the landing page, but I didn’t apply right away. Last night the link gave me the error message (same browser, computer, etc.)
None of the tricks listed worked
Has anyone else seen their offer disappear like that?

Brian
Brian

Does Amex treat the Business gold card separately from the consumer gold card in terms of receiving the bonus?

William Charles

Yes, different products.

secondtimeisthebesttime
secondtimeisthebesttime

Had Amex Biz Gold card last year with a 75k MR bonus with $10k spend. Met spend, received the bonus and then closed the account earlier this year. Received this offer on the first try with mobile chrome incognito after logging in. Applied via mobile, went to pending. Twelve hours later received email confirmation that I was approved. Confirmed with rep via online chat that the bonus offer is applicable and valid.

DW
DW

I get the offer to show, but when I log in to apply I get a “sorry our systems are down” error message. It also says to apply over the phone. Anyone else get this?

Raul Munguia
Raul Munguia

Means ur not targeted. I wouldn’t apply if I was u.

Madison
Madison

It happened to me as well.
But this time i follow Nancy’s steps.
I log in my amex account first and click the link( open another window) the offer indeed shows up again.

Ben
Ben

Hi Doc,

I actually was targeted online for the BRG 75,000 points after $5,000 before this post came out. I applied and got approved and got my points already.

However I got another targeted offer for the BRG in my offers section, when I logged into my account which is the 75,000 after $10,000 in spend. This one doesn’t have the once per lifetime language on it either (Amex must really like me cause I also got targeted in my offers section for the Amex Biz Plat for 75,000 after $10,000).

If I apply for this second BRG, will I get the second set of 75,000 points? What if I closed this brand new account (not advisable I know) and then applied for this second BRG before the Sep 30th deadline? Thanks!

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