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While I’m on a credit card kick, I might as well mention the American Express Business Gold card 50,000 sign up mile offer if you spend $10,000 by Dec 31, 2010. Not for everyone, but if you don’t think you’d have an issue spending that, you may consider applying. You may be saying “Uh, Points Guy- I don’t own a business.” The funny thing is that you don’t actually need to own an official business-when it asks for your business name, just create a simple one and list it as a sole proprietorship. Think of it as your own personal Ebay selling business that you want to start up in the future. Hey- who knows!
As a point of reference 50k Amex by itself can get you a first class ticket to anywhere in the US, or coach to Hawaii. Or if you get to 63,000 Amex you can get an Upper Class ticket on Virgin from NYC-London. Not bad for signing up for a credit card that has no fee for the first year!
While this premium card has one of the highest annual fees on the market, it has several valuable perks that could make it worthwhile, depending on your travel patterns. These include a $200 annual airline rebate, lounge access, free Hilton Gold status and free Starwood Preferred Guest Gold status.
- Earn 40,000 Membership Rewards® points after you use your new Card to make $3,000 in purchases in your first 3 months.
- 5X points for flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel.
- $200 Airline Fee Credit, up to $200 a year for baggage fees and more at one airline. Terms Apply.
- As a Platinum Card Member, you can enjoy access to the Global Lounge Collection, the only credit card airport lounge access program that includes proprietary lounge locations worldwide. Terms Apply.
- Enroll to enjoy the benefits of complimentary Hilton HHonors™ Gold Status with your Platinum Card.®
- No interest charges because you pay your balance in full each month.
- Terms and Conditions apply.
- See Rates & Fees