AmEx Gold Increases Spending Requirement for Welcome Offer

Beginning on Oct. 17, 2019, you'll need to spend twice as much to earn the extra rewards.
Sara Rathner
By Sara Rathner 
Edited by Kenley Young
AmEx Gold Increases Spending Requirement for Welcome Offer

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The offer and some benefits described in this article has expired. See our details page on the American Express® Gold Card for the current offer.

New American Express® Gold Card cardholders will have to work harder to earn that bounty of Membership Rewards points.

Beginning on Oct. 17, 2019, the welcome offer is changing: Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $6,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 6 months of Card Membership. Terms Apply. Previously, you could earn the same bonus by spending $2,000 in the first three months.

The rewards earning rates remain the same:

  • Earn 4 Membership Rewards points per $1 spent at restaurants worldwide.

  • Earn 4 points per $1 spent at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 in spending per year, then 1X).

  • Earn 3 points per $1 spent on flights booked directly through airlines or on

  • Earn 1 point per $1 spent on other eligible purchases.

  • Terms apply.

The $120 annual dining credit remains: You’ll get up to $10 per month in statement credits when you use your American Express® Gold Card at Grubhub, Seamless, The Cheesecake Factory, Ruth's Chris Steak House, Boxed and participating Shake Shack locations.

The annual fee is $250.

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