Amazing Deal Alert: 75,000 Amex Points with Business Gold Rewards One Day Promo – Expired

by on October 24, 2012 · 24 comments

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Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here

Update: The current offer for the American Express Business Gold Rewards Card is 50,000 points after $5,000 in spend during the first 3 months.

Offer expired October 24, 2012.

Today only, American Express is offering a 75,000-point bonus Membership Rewards points when you apply for the Amex Business Gold charge card, and spend $10,000 within 4 months. Every few months, they seem to offer this, so if you haven’t gotten in on it in the past, now’s your chance. I got in on a similar offer back in May, and think it’s a great deal, especially if you leverage it with Membership Rewards transfer partner bonuses like the 50% British Airways one that happened in May as well.

-Apply by October 24, 2012
-Sign-up bonus: 75,000 Membership Rewards points when you spend $10,000 within four months
-Category bonuses: 3x points on airfare, 2x points on purchases in the U.S. for advertising in select media, gasoline at U.S. stand-alone gas stations and shipping, and 1x points on other purchases. Update: Now you will also earn 2x on purchases made with from select computer hardware, software and cloud computing providers.
-$175 annual fee waived for the first year

Before you take advantage of this offer, though, the terms state that the “Welcome bonus offer not available to applicants who have had this product or any Business Gold, Green or Platinum Card account within the last 12 months.” So if you’ve opened another Amex OPEN business charge card in the last 12 months, you technically can’t apply for this one.

However, you should still be able to qualify for this offer if you just have Amex’s personal cards like the Platinum or the Premier Rewards Gold, or Amex’s other business cards like the Starwood Preferred Guest Business Amex or the Delta SkyMiles Business Gold card.

Remember, even if you don’t have a major business you can still qualify for business cards like this one though American Express OPEN cards are exclusively for business owners. Most issuers will let you get a business credit card by applying with your own social security number if your business is a sole proprietorship (a business run by one person).

As always, if you recently applied for this card and got a lower (if any) sign-up bonus, you can call Amex’s account services department at 877-399-3083 and ask them if they will match the current 75,000-point offer. They’ve gotten a lot stricter about this lately, but it never hurts to ask!

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  • Olliemmy

    great opportunity! unfortunately I don’t own a business =(

  • PJ

    that is NOT required

  • Hugo_dg

    I just applied and got approved, should I just go ahead and apply for another Amex? which one will u recommend?

  • Ron

    I’m thinking about applying for this card and I’m not familiar with Amex MR. Are there any fees to transfer MR points to airlines/hotels?

  • YesMissWin

    I keep getting a “System Not Responding” message that tells me to resubmit. Anyone know if their website is having issues?

  • LarryInNYC

    I got this card in the February 2012 offer.

    Question: When they say anyone who has HAD this card within twelve months, if I cancel in February 2013 (one year after RECEIVING the card), will I be eligible to receive a new card in March 2013 (if there’s a new offer), or do I have to wait until the following March (2014), at which time I will have not been a HOLDER of this card for a year?

  • RJ

    i cancelled my amex business last october (october 5th i think), so that makes me eligible. During the past year I’ve been listed as an authorized cardholder on another person’s account (with the same card). I had to give my social security number to receive the additional card under his account. Does that make me ineligible, since I’ve had another amex business card product even tho as an additional cardholder?

  • Brian Cogswell

    I just hit my $10,000 spend from the August offering of this card. ANyone know how long it typically takes for the 75,000 points to post?


  • Matt C

    Can you add additional card members (for free) to help contribute to the 10K spend?

  • TK

    “Plus, since Amex is going to run a credit check anyway, it should be possible for you to apply for a personal card on the same day if you were considering getting a personal Amex card anyway.” — Is the single pull good for ANY Amex Card, ie Hilton/Starwood, or only the Personal Gold?

  • Singapore Flyer

    no guarantee that it will show up as only one pull. this is definitely a YMMV. On FT and on a few other BA blogs there have been conflicting reports. Some have one and many others have two pulls.

  • ThePointsGuide

    RJ – I have 2 of these cards. But they were under different ‘business’ names. I don’t know the answer if you would be eligible for another business card for the same business.. doesn’t hurt to try. Probably could find the answer by reading the TOS. Since you were a holder of another card, I don’t think that would make you ineligible for this offer since you would be registering for your own card and for your own business. I have also done that without issues. Ive got 7 AMEX cards (1 personal, 1 Delta, 2 Gold charge cards, 2 blue business and 1 platinum business)

  • Heather @ passthedressing

    I’m being held up right now. It probably didn’t help that I applied for 3 different cards (Amex plat, Hyatt & some random BofA Visa that had a good cash back promo) at different times within the last 2.5 months. What gives Amex?!? Approve me!

  • Mohsin

    1 month or next billing cycle

  • Michael Fishbaum

    If I have an Amex Gold corporate card through my employer am I still eligible for this card or is it essentially the same thing?

  • Ace


  • Ak

    does this work in canada?

  • Fdghfd

    There is a targeted offer for the 75k points but with a 2k spending requirement before March 11th 2013.

  • studd

    Not recommended to apply for this card because you will risk a FR by AMEX. I do not think its worth the risk. AMEX has done this to many, good customers. After having gone through this and loosing all of your points it hardly seems worth it.

  • Kathy

    I applied through your link this morning. The 75,000 points offer still seems to be there. My husband got this card last go around and the points were easy to rack up. I thought I would apply. I got “application pending more information”. Hope this doesn’t mean anything. I haven ‘t had any applications in months, have perfect credit and pay my card off each month.

  • Kathy

    Update: I got an email right away that I was approved. That was quick. Gotta love it! :)

  • Robby Shields

    Thanks! Instant approval! Time to start Xmas shopping.

  • Heather @ passthedressing

    Update: Was approved in about 36 hours.

  • Brian Cogswell

    Thanks, I’ll wait until that much time passes…I’m a bit nervous about getting them…AMEX is not as user-friendly with points as Chase is…

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