Amazing Deal Alert: 75,000 Points for Amex Business Rewards Gold

by on January 22, 2013 · 43 comments

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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.

Amex periodically runs 75,000-point limited time offers for the Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN using Bonus ID A3P6 prior to termination of this offer, but in no event later than January 28th, 2013, and (2) charge $10,000 of eligible purchases on the Business Gold Rewards Card in the first 4 months of Card membership. Generally the Bonus ID is coded into the application, but it is always good to take screenshots of your application anyway in case Amex says you didn’t apply for that bonus.

Card Details:

Amex Business Gold Rewards 75K

If you can swing the $10,000 spend requirement, this is a great deal. Amex sometimes offers 50,000 points with a lower threshold, but the current offer (the only one available to me in the affiliate network) is a measly 0 points, so I’d say 75,000 is pretty good! While $10,000 spend in 4 months is a little steep, if you can swing leveraging Bluebird or other prepaid cards to generate spend, it may not be as hard as you think.

This card is the business version of the popular Premier Rewards Gold card and offer a similar 3/2/1 spend bonus structure. You earn 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. Restrictions: Points are earned only on eligible purchases. Bonus points limitations apply. The $175 annual fee is waived the first year. Note: The card does have 2.7% in foreign transaction fees so I do not recommend using it for travel outside the US or spend with foreign vendors. You don’t need to have a big corporation to get approved for this card- you can apply with your Social Security Number as a sole proprietorship and likely get approved if you have good credit and either have a small business or plan to start one. Check out this post for more info on applying for business cards.
Churn Day? I personally like doing app-o-ramas on days when super limited time offers are available, so if you’ve been planning one- you may want to do one before this offer expires. In my opinion, the other top rewards credit card deals on the market are below- you can always check the Top Deals page for more info: 1) Chase: Ink Bold / Plus (50,000 points after $5,000 in 3 months) & British Airways (50,000 after $1,000 in three months, 25,000 more after $10,000 and 25,000 more after $20,000) 2) Citi AA 50,000 offers (Two in one day for 100,000 AA miles and 1 hard credit hit), or if you need hotel nights the Citi Hilton Reserve with two free nights anywhere after $2,500 spend within 4 months. 3) Amex Mercedes-Benz Platinum: 50,000 points Just make sure you don’t bite off more than you can chew and you can meet the minimum spend requirements for all of the cards you apply for!


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  • Magf

    Can you get this bonus if you just received the 50k personal?

  • thepointsguy

    My understanding is yes you can get it.-The only exclusion is if you’ve had another Business “Green/Platinum/Gold” within the last 12 months. You may want to call and verify just to make sure 100%.

  • MissouriFlyer

    The Citi AA 50,000 offer is mentioned in this post, and also mentioned on your “Top Deals” page. However, all of the links are either expired or redirect to the Citi AA 30,000 mile promotion. Is the 50,000 mile promotion dead? Is anyone still getting it? (The dates on the old links and pages, including on Citi’s Terms & Conditions, are very old) . . . . . .

  • Price Vetter

    I know you’ve covered this before, but can you apply for this card for personal use?

  • thepointsguy

    Once you are approved, it doesn’t matter what type of expenses are put on it.. they don’t monitor what you long as you pay it all off every month!

  • Joe758

    I received this offer for my newer small business three times over the last couple of months. Mine required only 5,000 in spend by May. When I went to the AMEX OPEN website to apply, it said that the offer numbers from the letters were no longer available. I had to call and give the number and put in my application on the phone. The rep read back the offer exactly as it was on my letter. He wasn’t sure why I couldn’t use the website. I was just happy that it was still available.

  • Robert J

    After I apply it says “our systems are not responding”, maybe the deal is dead?

  • Kyle

    Just curious, I grabbed the 100K platinum a few weeks ago, and a few cards before that. Would it be a bad idea to go for this one now? Starting to worry about too many recent inquiries. Maybe I should wait 90 days from the platinum card…..

  • Matthew McColm

    Just got my gold Approval for my business. I have a personal Plat, do I need to cancel it to be able to get the MBPLAT to get the 50,000pt? thanks for the update I LOVE THIS SITE!!!

  • JakePB

    Alright man, 75k pts are heading in my direction…thanks TPG!!

  • JakePB

    I’m experiencing the same Citi AA issues as MissouriFlyer. Does anyone have any links that work? Thanks.

  • Neilsolomon15

    TPG I have a personal Amex gold rewards how would i be able to either get he Mbenz card for those points or get this amex business card for those points

  • Moshe

    Same for me, “our systems are not responding”

  • Mike

    For what it’s worth, AMEX didn’t honor this for me after applying and completing the spend requirement. I’ve gone back and forth with them and they insist (despite me showing them screen grabs) that I didn’t apply under this offer and that only a “limited number of potential card members” were solicited.

  • Yan55

    The link isn’t working for me, either. Seems like you can access the AmEx application directly, but no special deals are available there. Seems fishy. Did they pull the offer?

  • blue_badel

    3x on airfare ….does that include buying tickets through, etc

  • Charles

    Just wondering if I should apply for this amazing deal and get approved even though it has been less than 90 days in between apps. I applied and was approved for the Ink Bold, Amex Hilton HHonors, and Citi Hilton Visa Signature on 11/09/2012.

  • TheOtherSobeBrian

    go to the flyertalk forum that TPG links to in the best deals section to get the 50k signups

  • Lee

    I thought I read that the best way to do this is to click “apply” on all the sites as close together as possible, to try to avoid multiple credit pulls. How do I do this if I’m currently an Amex cardholder, and it’s telling me I have to call to apply?

  • MissouriFlyer

    Those links go straight to application pages; but there is no mention on those pages of the actual bonus program (if any) that the application is for.

  • Mandy

    What is the correct way to do credit card churn? Apply for new credit cards first and then cancel old cards few days later or do it all on the same day.

  • Matthew McColm

    I also did the MB AMEX today, 50,00MRP coming my way. in a couple months i’ll be up ANOTHER 125,000 MRP……mmmm…..points……

  • JP

    I’m not so sure about the “it doesn’t matter what type of expenses are put on it…” comment anymore. I applied for the card over the phone (as the web links were giving me problems as well) and the woman who read me the T&C’s explicitly prohibited “The purchase of reloadable gift cards”. Sounds like they are much more aware of these “tricks” than ever before. Not sure if they will/can enforce that rule, but it’s certainly more than I’ve ever heard from them in the past

  • Mjm122696

    I apologize that this is off the post topic. We need to pay approximately $20,000 in property taxes by 1/31 and would like to avoid the $500 fee if it is paid straight from the credit card. Have read about various loadable cards and the various daily load limits.
    Any suggestions on how to accrue flight miles and no fees at this late date. We GREATLY appreciate your time and suggestions.

  • Pretenderj

    TPG, for app-o-ramas, do you rec applying for the CC’s all at once, within one day. I know about the two browser trick, but if aplying for 75K amex PRG, chase ink plus/bold, and the citi visa/amex for aa miles.

    i currently have amex personal plat, amex blue, chase pres plus, chase freedom (all applied 1 yr ago)

  • Viki

    Having the same problem as others….fill in the entire application and it says “system is not responding, try again later or call us.” Seems odd. It doesn’t even take a second for that message to come up, been trying for the last few hours.

  • asfd

    “How can one single post about a SINGLE card end up including 4 affiliate amex links, 1 affiliate Citibank link and 3 Chase affiliate links is beyond me! Its saving grace is at least the two non affiliate AA Citibank links & a HT to Million Mile Secrets…hey, that’s an improvement! Still no disclosure anywhere on the post that there is a direct financial benefit (of course the disclosure is somewhere at the bottom of the website in tiny font in grey color, please bring your magnifying glass!). ”

  • MissouriFlyer

    I applied for and received the CitiBusiness AAdvantage card last week, with a 30,000 mile bonus (after $1,000 spend in first three months). Then I noticed this thread, and others, mentioning the availability of a higher bonus offer–50,000 miles.

    When I’ve clicked on any of the links, I’m taken straight to an application page, which doesn’t mention any bonuses. I wouldn’t apply again obviously, but if I knew the 50,000 offer was advertised or promoted somewhere, I’d contact Citi and try to persuade them to “bump me up” to the 50,000 bonus.

    Does anyone have a link to an actual page that offers the 50,000 mile bonus?

  • thepointsguy

    None of the 50k apps say it- read the thousands of posts in the flyertalk thread- ppl still get the 50k

  • MissouriFlyer

    I did read those posts–but that’s irrelevant for my purposes.

    I’m aware that the apps don’t indicate the bonus–but I’m not looking for an app, since I’ve already got the card. I was curious if anyone had actually seen any recent wording that I could mention or document when I contact Citi to ask to be “bumped up” to the higher bonus.

  • Charles

    An Amex rep told me today that tomorrow the 25th is the last day to sign up for this offer.

  • Jason

    How can you suggest leveraging Bluebird and prepaid cards when the T&C explicitly exclude them? I was ready to apply but then noticed this and confirmed it on flyertalk, unfortunately there is no way for me to hit 10k in 4 months without prepaid / giftcards so I’m out. Just surprised you intentionally suggest something that is explicitly not allowed, always thought you were one of the more stand-up bloggers.

  • thepointsguy

    What T&C? Please show me where it says Amex cards can not be used to purchase Vanila reloads?

  • thepointsguy

    You can only get the bonus if you apply as a new applicant- you can’t get the 75k for upgrading- so sadly no way to get it without a credit hit

  • Jason

    It’s on the bottom of the application page, second paragraph…

    Eligible Purchases means purchases for goods and services minus returns and other credits. Eligible purchases do NOT include fees or interest charges, balance transfers, cash advances, purchases of travelers checks, purchases or reloading of prepaid cards, or purchases of other cash equivalents.

  • iacct4u

    Terms and Conditions

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  • Matt

    My reply is concerning the 75,000 mile offer at the top of this page. My wife applied for it Jan.. 27, 2013 and was approved that day. The offer ended Jan. 28. She never received the bonus, or any bonus, even after spending over $10K the first month. She forgot about getting the bonus (bad) and requested it from AE a few weeks ago. After repeated messages and phone calls AE still says they see no such offer and refuse to award her the bonus she deserves. After this experience we will be extremely cautious about applying for any AE cards in the future. This huge company is not standing behind their offer and is not providing the excellent customer service one would expect from them.

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