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 of 50,000 bonus points after $1,000 in purchases that is available via CARDMATCH.

I’ve been waiting for a lucrative bonus on this card for a while, and this Premier Rewards Gold 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, 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, and I just activated it today.

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 means that I can redeem 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 is pretty easy to spend the entire amount required to earn the bonus on this 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 has actually been reduced to $200 at this time.

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

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.


  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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