AmEx Gold Rewards Bonus Followup

Bank Deal: Earn 1.00% APY on an FDIC-insured savings account at Barclays.


Unfortunately, this Amex offer has expired… The good news is that Amex Preferred Gold Rewards is offering a $100 signup bonus.

Simply apply for the card and spend a total of $500 within the first three months to qualify for the bonus. Apply now and get a decision in 60 seconds!

16 Responses to “AmEx Gold Rewards Bonus Followup”

  1. Anonymous

    Just a note to anyone who signed up for this: if you currently have a personal card from Amex that you access through their website — DO NOT simply add another card to your login, as I did. There’s $10 ‘linkage’ fee that I was unable to get reversed without loosing the 25,000 bonus miles on the business card.

  2. Anonymous

    Here is a link showing the stores you can get gift cards to: http://www.membershiprewards.com/catalog/shopping/. Just to point out, these are store gift cards, not American Express gift cards. You can get American Express gift checks that you can use at any store but it will cost you 5,000 points for a $25 gift check – totally not worth it since 5,000 points will get you a $50 gift card at most of the other stores.

  3. Zak: No, it’s a straightup exchange of points for gift cards, and the cards have no additional fees. The only possible fees (aside from the annual fee if you keep the card for more than a year) is that some stores have inactivity fees on their gift cards if you don’t use them within a prescribed period of time (usually on the order of a year or two).

  4. Anonymous

    Thanks for the info on the great offer!

    My question is regarding applying the rewards points to American Express Gift Cards. Are there any fees associated with redeeming the points for the Amex gift cards or additional fees when using the gift cards to purchase something?

  5. Yeah, the points can definitely be converted into gift cards. If you’re interested in some of the stores for which you can get gift cards, click through to Finding Financial Peace and see what she selected. There are a lot of others, as well, but I don’t have an exhaustive list.

  6. Anonymous

    Please disregard prior post (#9). AMEX nows says the points CAN be converted to gift card (per Sarab). I broke my own rule about cross-checking every offer at least three times before signing up. Quite frequently the reps have no idea what they’re talking about. Apologies for the confusion.

  7. Anonymous

    Be advised that 25,000 rewards points CANNOT be converted to $250.00 in gift cards. Amex today says that rewards points can ONLY be applied to airline ticket and certain other items (rental car, etc.) with both on-line and phone offers but NOT gift cards (per Abhinav at AMEX).

  8. Anonymous

    Nickel, thanks for posting about these great offers! I used the gift cards from AmX to start my Christmas shopping today!

    I also just applied for the CitiBusiness PremierPass to get another $150. I’ll let you know how it goes! 🙂

  9. Anonymous

    I plan on signing up for it myself. A free airline ticket is too good to pass up. Especially when my wife can get a card as well, and we can each get a free airline ticket. (I just have to verify which airlines the offer is good for, otherwise I may have to et gift cards).

  10. Anonymous

    Applied late Monday, got the card yesterday, used it yesterday, put it in the drawer, awaiting my bonus deciding what to do with it. I’ve been eyeing a new computer at Dell, this would give me 250 off it.

  11. Anonymous

    Sounds like a great offer except for the $125 annual fee after the first year.

    I suppose you could always cancel the card after the first year, but what’s the point in even messing with it in the first place?

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