American Express is targeting some customers with a new offer for the Premier Rewards Gold card. This is a good offer in general and a great opportunity for those who’ve previously held this card.
Earn 50,000 Points after you spend $2,000 on purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months of Card Membership on the American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card. $195 Annual Fee (waived first year).
Check if You’re Targeted
There’s no direct link for this offer. It was sent out by email. Check if you have it. Subject line is:
- <name>: Your offer to apply to earn 50,000 Membership Rewards points is inside
Should You Apply?
This sign-up bonus for 50,000 Membership Rewards points is probably the best offer we have seen for this card. There’s been a 65K offer in the past, but it required to keep the card past the first year, which meant that you had to pay the $195 annual fee.
So, the answer is yes, you should apply if you’re targeted.
If you’ve had the card in the past, then this presents an even better opportunity. In Amex applications you will always see the following limitation “Welcome bonus offer not available to applicants who have or have had this product.” But this targeted offer doesn’t have that restriction, which means that you should receive the sign-up bonus again. Just make sure you check the offer you see for the lifetime restriction before applying.
Use Caution With Amex
This is a targeted so there shouldn’t be any issues such as those clawbacks we saw when applying through leaked links. You should still avoid gift card purchases though, to make sure you get to keep your bonus.
If you’re targeted, then you should definitely apply, whether you had the card in past or not. 50K MR points probably the best offer for the card and it’s a great opportunity for those who have previously had the card since it doesn’t have the lifetime restriction. I wasn’t targeted, but let me know if you see the offer.
- 50K Points Sign Up Bonus after $2,000 spend in first 3 months
- $195 annual fee (waived for 1st year)
- $100 airline fee credit per calendar year
- Earn 3X points for flights booked directly with airlines
- Earn 2X points at US restaurants, US gas stations and at US supermarkets.
- Earn 1X points on other purchases
- No foreign transaction fees