3/18 Only: 50,000 MR Points for the Business Gold Rewards Card

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  1. BrianD

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    Just saw this posted on Ingy's blog but it is only valid for today. Here is the link to apply:
    http://www201.americanexpress.com/s...type=alternateChannels&lpid=354&openeep=42976

    New Gold Card members* get 50,000 Membership Rewards® bonus points by spending $10,000 in the first four months of Card membership.

    • Reedem towards 2 domestic coach-class airline tickets , or up to $500 in gift cards that can be used for a variety of business rewards.
    • In addition, you can get one point for virtually every dollar you spend.
    • Get 25,000 additional points each year if you shift $50,000 in expenses onto the card.
    Card features and benefits.

    • Enjoy exclusive travel benefits, partnership opportunities and savings.
    • Protection when you shop and travel.
    • No annual fee your first year — a $125 savings.
     
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  2. al613
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    Does this card gives you 25k points for $50k spent?
     
  3. mrx900
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    $2500 in coins a mth for 4 mths should do the trick....yeah?
     
  4. al613
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    Unless they FR you after your second shipment.
     
  5. BrianD

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    Sound that way to me:
    "Get 25,000 additional points each year if you shift $50,000 in expenses onto the card."
     
  6. miles and smiles
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    "New Gold Card members*"

    Existing Gold Card members are NOT eligible for this card
     
  7. al613
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    How about 3x points for airfare? I think they still offer it.
     
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    * Existing American Express OPEN Gold Card members are not eligible for this offer. means Gold business cards.
     
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    Thanks for the important correction. So folks with a personal AMEX gold card should be eligible.
     
  10. mrx900
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    I have TWO Personal Gold Cards....the Premier and the regular Gold Card (Charge Cards)....so now I will get this OPEN Gold Card (business division is separate)...and add the 50K to my existing 70K....

    EDIT: Congratulations! You are approved!




    For your protection, your new Card will be mailed to you at your home address. You should receive your Card within the next 2 business days via UPS.
     
  11. BrianD

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    Just pulled the trigger on this one and was instantly approved. I was a little concerned because I've heard of a 5 AMEX card limit before. However this one makes my 6th active card so maybe YMMV. 50k MR points with no first year annual fee is pretty nice if the spend requirement is not an issue for you.
     
  12. deant
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    I got the card a few months ago when they were also running the 50K promotion. But my wife had not. Had her apply and she received instant approval. Now to make the spending requirement.
     
  13. swisshera
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    Thanks OP for the post. I just tried applying, looks like the link is still alive 2am EST on 3/19. I did not get instant approval...not sure if it's because of sole proprietorship...
     
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    Bummer on the no instant approval. I did a sole proprietorship as well so don't think that is it. May just need to verify some information with you. Good luck!
     
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    Link still live but still says must apply by the 18th.

    Anyone have experience with this AmEx from last time if they honor promo after deadline passes?

    Has anyone applied since the 18th and been told they will get the 50K?
     
  16. BrianD

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    Frugal Travel Guy reports this offer is actually still available and that they are just changing the expiration date each day so that it looks like the last day. You can find links out there or just call and ask for the 50k offer.
     
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    I called and was told it expired.
     
  18. mrx900
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    I received my card yesterday after applying on 3/18!.....The game is afoot!
     
  19. mrx900
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    I think the 3x for airfare is only on the Premier Rewards Card---I didn't see 3X for airfare paid on my personal (regular) Gold card before......
     
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    what do you mean by FR?
    while its poor judgement to cite which cards "work" with the coin program....I have never seen any info suggesting that the AMEX gold MR card does NOT work?
    are you saying it does not earn points or the coin orders are frowned upon by AMEX gold?
     

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