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American Express Business Gold Rewards 75,000 Bonus Offer
A couple of weeks ago a friend alerted me to a somewhat targeted 75k bonus sign-up offer for the American Express Business Gold Rewards card. I believe the first person to post about this offer was PointsCentric.
To get the offer, you have to visit this link. The thing is depending on your browser & privacy settings, you may get the standard 25,000 public bonus offer, a 50,000 point bonus offer or the coveted 75,000 bonus offer.
The Three Offers
Each of the three offers differs slightly, so lets take a look at them.
- Offer 1 – Get 25,000 bonus points after $5k in spend. (YUK!)
- Offer 2 – Get 50,000 bonus points after $5k in spend. (Better!)
- Offer 3 – Get 75,000 bonus points after $10k spend. (Best!)
How to Get the Offer
I held off on writing about this offer until I was able to replicate the deal. Over the course of several days I used Chrome, Firefox & Internet Explorer in both regular and private modes. Additionally I used mobile Safari and mobile Chrome in all modes and the best I could get was the 50,000 point offer.
It probably took me over 100 loads over a couple of days before I finally got the 75,000 bonus offer to load. In the end I was able to get it to load by using desktop Chrome in Incognito Mode. I had tried to load it probably a dozen times before in Chrome Incognito, so it won’t work every time.
I do believe if you keep trying different browsers and configurations the deal will eventually show up. It may take some persistence, but it should appear eventually. Other people have had success getting it to load with Chrome on Android in Incognito & iPhone Safari Private mode. You may be able to get them to honor it over the phone as well by calling and telling them you saw the offer online.
American Express Business Gold Rewards Key Information
- $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $175.
- $0 introductory annual fee for Additional Business Gold Rewards Cards in the first year; then, $50 for the first Additional Business Gold Rewards Card and no fee for other Additional Cards.
- 3x points on airfare purchased directly from airlines.
- 2x points on US purchases for advertising in select media, shipping, at gas stations, and made directly from select computer hardware, software, and cloud computing providers.
- 1x points on other purchases.
You can find the full terms and card benefits on the application page.
Is It A Good Deal
I have previously only seen this card with a 75k bonus once before. Historically this is the best that it gets and unlike the various 100k Platinum card offers, the annual fee is waived the first year. 75,000 Membership Rewards points are probably worth $1,200 to $1,500 depending on how you value them.
As you can see above, the 75k offer does require $10k in spending compared to $5k for the other offers. While that is a lot of spending, I think it is worth it based on the overall bonus amount.
The American Express Business Gold Rewards card isn’t great for everyday spending. It does earn 2x Membership Rewards points at gas stations and 3x points when booking airfare directly with an airline. For that reason it may be good for some.
Keep in mind that American Express business cards aren’t held to the once per lifetime bonus like the personal cards. If you haven’t had this card active in the past 12 months you can get this bonus per the terms.
Hopefully many of you will be able to get this deal if you think it will be of benefit to you. Like I said, if you don’t get the offer to load the first or twentieth time, keep trying. It took me many many tries over several days before I was able to get it to load.
I personally applied for the card and was approved a couple of days ago. While I wish I had been able to get this card approved before Small Business Saturday, I am happy with the bonus and will have it available as part of my arsenal for Amex Offers this holidays season. Good luck!