The American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card will now give you 40,000 bonus points after $2,000 in purchases within the first 3 months, plus an extra 25,000 points in your second year of card membership after you spend $2,000 on card purchases between 7/15/2017 and 10/15/2017, and the $195 annual fee is waived for the first year.
Please note that you must use “Private” browsing mode to view and access this special deal, although some select applicants may have direct access to the deal without using it.
Generally, when these types of offers are available, you’ll only see the special deal being shown if you are not a current or former American Express card member, so not everybody will always have direct access to view the deal.
However, anybody can use the “Private” Internet browsing trick to view this offer, as long as it’s available.
Get 65K Bonus Points for Premier Rewards Gold Card
Updated June 29, 2016: As of this date, I am seeing the 65K bonus offer being displayed, so it is available at this time.
To access the deal, just visit the American Express Website page for the Premier Rewards Gold Card in “Private” browsing mode.
To use “Private” browsing mode, you must adjust the settings of your Internet Browser to “Private” or “Incognito” browsing mode.
Once you set your Internet browser to “Private” browsing mode, you can then open the above link in a new tab or window to view the offer.
You may have to refresh the page a few times in order to access the deal.
If you don’t see the 65,000 Membership Rewards bonus point offer, then you are being identified as a current or former American Express card member, or the deal is dead (deal available as of 6/29/2016).
Qualifying for the 65,000 Bonus Membership Rewards Points
You must charge $2,000 of eligible purchases on the Premier Rewards Gold Card within the first 3 months of card membership to earn the 40,000 points starting from the date your account is approved.
You must charge $2,000 on card purchases between 7/15/2017 and 10/15/2017 in your second year of card membership to qualify for the additional 25,000 bonus points.
In rare instances, your period to spend $2,000 may be shorter than 3 months if there is a delay in mailing your Card.
Also, purchases may fall outside of the 3 month period in some cases, such as a delay in merchants submitting transactions or if the purchase date differs from the date you made the transaction.
Points will be credited to your program account within 6 to 8 weeks after you have met the spending requirement.
Qualifying purchases can be made by the Basic Card Member and any Additional Card Members on a single card account.
Applying for My American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card Bonus
I applied for the current American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card bonus of 50,000 bonus points via CARDMATCH, where this special offer is often made available.
I submitted an online application, which only took a few minutes.
American Express indicated that my application was under review, and that I would receive a notification within 1 to 2 weeks.
However, I received an approval email about 5 minutes later, so I was actually approved almost instantly.
My card was delivered 2 days later by UPS, and I activated it immediately.
One nice benefit of getting the AMEX Premier Rewards Gold Card is that my Membership Rewards Express points that I had previously earned with my Blue Card were immediately transferred into regular Membership Rewards points with more flexible redemption options.
That meant my combined points could be redeemed toward some vacation bookings through one of their various travel partners.
There are plenty of ways to Meet Credit Card Spending Requirements in order to earn bonus rewards, so it is pretty easy to spend the entire amount required to earn the bonus on this new card.
This was the first credit card I’d applied for since I had taken advantage of the NFL Extra Points Card $400 Bonus Offer, which has actually been reduced to $100 at this time.
Standard 25,000 Points Offer for AMEX Premier Rewards Gold Card
You can visit the American Express Website for the standard 25,000 bonus point offer from the Premier Rewards Gold Card.
You’ll need to make $2,000 in purchases within 3 months of opening your account in order to qualify for the 25,000 Membership Rewards points.
Plus, you can earn an extra 15,000 bonus points when you spend $30,000 on the card within 1 year.
More Premier Rewards Gold Card Benefits Include:
- Membership Rewards Program Access: Transfer Points to over 20 Frequent Traveler Programs.
- 3X Points for Flights Booked with Airlines, 2X Points at U.S. Gas Stations, 2X Points at U.S. Supermarkets, and 1X Points on All Other Purchases.
- Membership Rewards Pay with Points: Use Points to Book Trips at American Express Travel.
- The Hotel Collection Premium Access and Free Benefits: Up to $75 Hotel Credit and Room Upgrades.
- Premium Roadside Assistance.
- Car Rental Loss and Damage Insurance.
- Travel Accident Insurance.
- Global Assist Hotline.
- Entertainment Access to Card Member-Only Events.
- Extended Warranty up to 1 Year.
- Purchase Protection.
- Return Protection.
- Dispute Resolution.
This is probably one of the best American Express cards, because you get full access to the Membership Rewards program to transfer points with other airline and hotel rewards programs, plus you get a variety of benefits.