Reminder: Amex Business Gold Rewards 75,000 Sign Up Bonus Ends Tomorrow

by on March 7, 2013 · 25 comments

in Amazing Deal Alerts, American Express

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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 offer for the Business Gold Rewards card has expired. Please find the current offer here

Offer expired March 8, 2013.

Earlier this week, I announced a limited-time sign-up bonus offer for the American Express Business Gold Rewards Card of 75,000 points when you spend $10,000 in four months and the $175 annual fee is waived the first year. The offer is only around for another day, and will officially end at 2:00pm ET tomorrow, March 8, 2013.

Application link and Card Details:

Before you apply, remember, per the terms and conditions,“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 (NOT a personal card) in the last 12 months, you 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.

Update: The current offer for the American Express Premier Rewards Gold is 25,000 points after $2,000 in spend during the first 3 months.

Offer expired: March 19, 2013

Like the Premier Rewards Gold card, which is also currently offering a lucrative 50,000-point sign-up bonus, this card has a similar 3/2/1 spend bonus structure where 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.

To read about great ways to maximize Membership Rewards points and why I find them so useful, check out my Top 10 post on reasons I like Membership Rewards cards, but one of the major reasons is the program’s numerous transfer partners, giving you the ultimate flexibility when redeeming your points.

Transfer Partners

75,000 Membership Rewards can be worth a tremendous amount of value thanks to the program’s 21 airline and hotel transfer partners which include:

Star Alliance:
Air Canada Aeroplan, Singapore, All Nippon Airlines
Oneworld: British Airways, Iberia, Cathay Pacific
Skyteam: Delta, Air France/KLM Flying Blue, Alitalia, Aeromexico
Other: Virgin America, Virgin Atlantic, El Al, Frontier, JetBlue, Hawaiian Airlines

Starwood 3:1
Hilton 1: 1.3
Best Western 1:1
Jumeirah 23:1

If you are considering doing an app-o-rama to get multiple cards before this offer expires, the other top rewards credit card deals on the market are below, and 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 3 months).

2. Unverified offers as seen on FlyerTalk: Citi Platinum Select AAdvantage Visa or Citi Select AAdvantage American Express for 50,000 miles each (after $3,000 spending in 4 months), or if you need hotel nights the Citi Hilton Reserve with two free nights anywhere after $2,500 spend within 4 months.

3. Amex Premier Rewards Gold:  You may be targeted via’ Card Match tool for an offer of 50,000 points after $1,000 spent within 3 months, with the $175 annual fee waived the first year. Read more here.

Update: The 50,000 point sign up offer for the American Express Premier Rewards Gold card is no longer available through the Card Match Tool. The current offer is 25,000 points after $2,000 spent within the first 3 months.

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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  • sirjeffrey

    There are links that don’t expire until 3/12 on Flyertalk I believe.

  • Jesse


    Do you care of the little prints listed in the term and condition of the application form.


  • Joe


    Where do you see 3/8? In the terms of your link it says “To be eligible to receive the bonus points, you must (1) apply for the Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN using Bonus ID A3TZ prior to termination of this offer, but in no event later than March 14th, 2013″

    Does it say 3/8 somewhere else?

  • thepointsguy

    Amex told me directly that 3/8 was the expiration date

  • thepointsguy

    Amex reached out directly to me and firmly stated 3/8/13 so not sure about the other links

  • bluto

    It says March 14th in the application link in your post.

    “To be eligible to receive the bonus points, you must (1) apply for the Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN using Bonus ID A3TZ prior to termination of this offer, but in no event later than March 14th, 2013 “

  • MilesPursuit

    The T&C says, “had” this product in last 12 months, and you say, “opened” in the last 12 months. Can you clear up what “had” means?

  • Jon

    It is attractive, but the minimum spend is steep. Even if you spend 9999.99, I will NOT get the 75,000. Need to think before applying.

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  • Lantean

    i wish they’d come back with the 50k offer for $5k spend on the business card…

  • Michael

    I called Amex and they said that they extended it to 3/14. Please check your facts

  • yasssmina

    This card is not available in Europe, also for AMEX Gold (Membership Rewards) they offer just 12.500 points at sign up. What is your opinion of best rewardingg credit cards available in Europe (I live in the Netherlands).

  • Torzi2000

    MilesPursuit I had the exact same question – I opened a Biz Gold card 15 mos. ago that I closed about 3 mos. ago; TPG any guidance here?

  • rpm

    Card arrived yday. Well on way to make the min spend! Gluck everyone!

  • David Hong

    Offer’s dead guys. TPG was right. I got mine in last minute! I wasn’t going to apply because my wife and I both had this since last march and only cancelled in november but then I realized my LLC could apply for one. TPG, do you think they’ll still honor the opening bonus of 75k points since this is under my LLC and not my own name (though I did provide my personal information after inputting my corporate info).

  • PJ

    pile on amex gift cards though bigcrumbs for another 5K and the 75K is in your account

  • Sam
  • James

    A couple questions for TPG:

    The spend requirement is $10k for the 75k bonus. I received a phone call from the fraud department in Amex after making $6.5k in purchases within the last 2 days. They asked me questions about my business and then gave there approval.

    1) Do you recommend calling Amex in advance that you will be making large purchases?

    2) Do you spread your $10k in purchases over a longer period (like 2 months) so that no red flags are raised?

  • andhoova

    I clicked the a link on the application page tonight to receive a call from American Express to conduct the application process over the phone. I asked for the 75,000 point offer after 10k in spending over the first 4 months and the representative said she would add that offer onto the card. She later said that “cash equivalents” would not count as eligible purchases.

    So my question is, are Vanilla Reloads cash equivalents that would not count toward the minimum spending?

  • Thrifty Tourist

    The 75k offer is still live until Mar 14. Perhaps only affiliate links expired. Here is a non-affiliate link:

  • DJE

    The 75,000 point offer from AMEX for the Business Gold Rewards Card is back. It expires 3/14/13
    You must click through the following link/page & use the Bonus ID A3TZ in order to be eligible

  • Wjb123

    There is a better offer out there…75,000 for $5,000 spend over 3 months.

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