Amex Business Gold Rewards 30,000 Point Signup Bonus

by on November 19, 2013 · 8 comments

in American Express, Credit Cards

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Update: The offer for the Business Gold Rewards card has expired. Please find the current offer here.  The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here.

Update: The Amazon Prime benefit is no longer offered for the Platinum Card, Blue Cash Everday, Blue Cash Preferred and Business Gold Rewards card and the Prime annual membership is now $99 instead of $79.

After being stuck without a sign up bonus for the past 3 weeks, the offer for the Enhanced Business Gold Rewards card from American Express has been brought back to 30,000 Membership Rewards points after $5,000 spent within the first 3 months. Another feature that has been added to the card is that if you sign up for Amazon Prime using your Business Gold Rewards card within the first three months you will receive a statement credit for the initial annual membership fee of $79 plus tax. The statement credit will only be received after you have reached the spend threshold of $5,000 spent within the first 3 months.


While this offer is not as good as the occasional one-day highs of 75,000 points or the bonus of 50,000 points it was at for a few months over the summer, at least there are some bonus points headed your way. If you can hold off on applying, you might want to wait and see if Amex increases it even further in the coming months.

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.

321Like the Premier Rewards Gold card, 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,  select computer hardware, software and cloud computing providers, shipping and 1x points on other purchases.

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).

Transfer Partners

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 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


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  • Keith

    Just saw a 50,000 sign-up for the Gold Business card for $5,000 spend in 3 months in my mailbox (sent to a previous tenant). Must be approved Jan 3, 2014. Included an RSVP code, so I assume the mailing is targeted. #MailFraudForPoints

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  • ICRC

    Is a free Amazon prime membership available to existing gold card holders?

  • Mary

    I already have the AmEx Business but wanted to switch to the Premier Personal Card that gives you a 15K bonus with $30K in spend. However, when I click your link it tells me that I am a current AmEx customer and can’t get the bonus. Has this changed?

  • shay peleg

    Isn’t it normally at least 50k miles?

  • mikeb

    anyone know if having the costco business amex card would exclude you from the bonus???

  • Michael

    I received a targeted 50K offer, $5000 spent within 3 month, first year free. Called American Exp. trying to get the 75K. No luck. BUT they said anyone can call 888-346-6736 and get the same 50K offer thru the “Welcome Code” . See if it works if you want the targeted offer.

  • Rick

    The previous owner of my house was offered 75,000 bonus points after spending $5 in 3 months for a Business Rewards Gold Amex. I don’t own a business. Can I create a business by simply entering a name on the form and apply for the card? Or does Amex require something more official?

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