Applying for My American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card Bonus

I could no longer resist temptation and had to apply for the current American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card bonus.

I’ve been waiting for a lucrative bonus on this card for a while, and the current American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card Promotion proved to be too much to abstain from getting, so I decided to go ahead and apply for this offer.

Sure, there could be a 100,000 bonus point offer later this year if we’re lucky, but that offer would probably have a higher purchase requirement than the current promotion, so it may not be as easy to achieve.

I submitted an online application on March 5th, which only took a few minutes, as they really only require your basic personal information.

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 on March 7th, and I just activated it today.

One nice benefit of getting the American Express® 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.

Once I get my bonus points, I plan on redeeming my newly combined points toward some vacation time this summer 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 should be pretty easy to spend the entire amount on my new card.

This is the first credit card I’ve applied for since I took advantage of the NFL Extra Points Card $400 Bonus Offer, which is actually still available as well.

In the meantime, I’m looking forward to maximizing my rewards with my new Gold card.


  1. Vicky says

    Hi, I do have Amex Gold card it’s not premier rewards card, that i signed up on 4/24/2012. Can i eligible for this promotion?

  2. says

    Hello Vicky,

    The application indicates the following:

    “Welcome bonus offer not available to applicants who have had this product within the last 12 months or any other Consumer ZYNC, Green or Gold Card or Platinum Card account within the last 90 days.”

    So if you have a currently active account for the Gold card, then you would not be able to qualify for this offer.

    You would need to have not had a Premier Rewards Gold Card within the last 12 months, or to have not had a personal ZYNC, Green, Gold, or Platinum card within the last 90 days.

    Hope that helps and good luck. Max

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