Amex Gold Dining Reshuffle
if you have an Amex Gold Card in your wallet, you probably know about the $120 dining credit which can help offset a bit of that $250 annual fee. This is not the easiest credit to use since it comes in the form of $10 monthly credits, and is limited to certain merchants only.
But now American Express has added three more options where you can use this credit. On the other hand, two merchants will soon be gone.
The new additions are Goldbelly, Wine.com, and Milk Bar. Goldbelly online marketplace for regional and artisanal foods which seems quite expensive. Wine.com is also not a great choice since you won’t be able to have any wine ship to your home for close to $10. Milk Bar on the other hand is a great addition for me personally, but most people are not in New York City, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Boston, Las Vegas, and Toronto. That’s where Milk Bar branches are located.
The two merchants that are soon going away are Ruth’s Chris Steak House and Boxed. Ruth’s probably wasn’t a good option anyway, but Boxed sells a wide variety of items, and often at good prices if stacked with promotions or Amex Offers. You do have a couple of more months though to use Amex Gold dining credits at these two merchants since they are still available until August 1st.
Boxed was probably the second most used credit option behind GrubHub. Mostly because those are the two you can easily use from home and Boxed was extremely stackable. I know quite a few people that load up a $10 gift card each month at Ruth Chris too to use the credit, although The Cheesecake Factory and Shake Shack are probably more popular. The new additions are much more limited and will not be as popular as the two leaving the program.
Grubhub (including Seamless), The Cheesecake Factory and Shake Shack are all still there as well.
Amex Gold Dining Credit
Eligible merchants included:
- The Cheesecake Factory
- Milk Bar
- Select Shake Shack locations
- Boxed (through 8/1/2022)
- Ruth’s Chris Steak House (through 8/1/2022)
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