Editor’s Note: Thank you for your interest, this offer expired and is no longer available.
Late last week I received an interesting e-mail from a reader — it seems that the juicy $150 signup bonus for the Amex Business Gold Rewards might not be dead.
Hi! I learned about your site thru the February New York Times article. Then I read your tip on applying for the Amex business card. I just received my new card and, when I activated it by phone, learned that it takes 8 – 12 weeks for the $100 credit to appear on your account. It’s not immediate! Just thought you and your readers might like to know about the timing on this.
So… While her point was that it’ll take a bit of time to get the $100 statement credit, the bigger point here is that it sounds like the $100 statement credit might still be alive. And don’t forget about the 5000 reward points (= $50) when you make your first purchase (this pops up when you click to “Learn More”).
The caveat here is that the signup page no longer lists the $100 credit (although the 5000 extra reward points are still definitely active). However, the offer supposedly expired back in mid-January, so if people were able to apply in mid-February and still get in on the deal, it’s possible that it’s still alive. The worst case scenario is that you get the $50 bonus, and you might get the whole enchilada.
As I’ve mentioned previously, there’s a $125 annual fee, but it’s waived for the first year.