Amex Gold Dining Reshuffle, Most Won’t Approve Of These Changes

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Amex Gold Dining Credit

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:

  • Grubhub/Seamless
  • The Cheesecake Factory
  • Goldbelly
  • Wine.com,
  • Milk Bar
  • Select Shake Shack locations
  • Boxed (through 8/1/2022)
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House (through 8/1/2022)

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  1. Grubhub has been my go-to use (especially when they email me a $5 perk), followed by Boxed (new account with a burner email to get the minimum spend down to $20 + a discount and free shipping). Sad to see Boxed go, and all the new merchants either aren’t located where I live or don’t ship alcohol to my state, so it’s a net loss for me.
    Going forward it’s gonna be Grubhub and Cheesecake factory for me. Gonna see if I can buy a $10 gift card in store. If so I might “bank” the credit from a few months and actually get a proper meal with the Mrs. vs. just buying a slice of cheesecake each month.

    • Same here, GrubHub when I have time to do a pick up order but I would often forget so Boxed was a good backup plan.

  2. Shuffling deck chairs on the Titanic. Amex products are obsolete and poor value for most people who won’t bother changing their spending habits to rationalize the excessive annual fees. The Amex Gold Card is a particularly egregious example, offering precious little for the annual fee beyond what are basically a few coupons and a “gold” card – which used to be cool and have some cache’ about 30 years ago.

    • I think the 4X earning on the Gold is attractive to many although most would do just as well with the EveryDay Preferred if they are not spending outside the normal levels.

    • Funny, I get more value and better earning on my Amex cards and have been getting rid of excess Chase cards. So to make a blanket statement like that? Yea wrong.

  3. Your article offers nothing to support the claim that most people won’t approve of the changes. Please avoid click-bait titles unless you actually back them up in the article.

    • Added this in for you Gus to make it more obvious. Have a good day!

      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.

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