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Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – The Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN
Amex is offering 75,000 points, which is a 50% increase over the normal 50,000 offer, if you apply for their new Business Gold Rewards card today (November 3, 2011). This is a 50% increase from the standard 50,000 point offer, which I thought was a great deal when the card was launched in August.
Note: this offer requires $10,000 in spend within 5 months to get the bonus, so make sure you can complete this before applying. Also, be prepared to show proof of business if asked, although Amex is generally much more lenient than Citi when it comes to asking for documentation.
While many people have been burned by Amex over bump bonuses, I think this one should be fine since it seems like a public offer. This is not one of my links so I can’t vouch 100%. See the T&C below for more information:
2 To be eligible to receive the bonus points, you must (1) apply for the new Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN using Bonus ID 7616 prior to termination of this offer, but in no event later than November 3rd, 2011, and (2) charge $10,000 of eligible purchases on the Business Gold Rewards Card in the first 150 days of Card membership. The bonus points will be credited to your Membership Rewards® account 6-8 weeks after you have met the purchase requirement. Offer limited to 75,000 bonus points per Card account. Existing American Express OPEN Gold Card members are not eligible for this offer. This is a limited time offer, which may be terminated by American Express at any time. Offer may not be combined with any other promotional offers. Membership Rewards program terms and conditions apply.
Hat tip Lucky! 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.
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.