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American Express® Gold Card

American Express® Gold Card

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  • Intro Purchase APR N/A
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  • Annual Fee $250
  • Credit Needed

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  • Card Brand American Express

Card Details

Highlights

  • Click "APPLY NOW" to apply online
  • Earn 35,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $4,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 3 months.
  • Earn 4X Membership Rewards® points when you dine at restaurants worldwide. Earn 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per year in purchases, then 1X). Earn 3X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or on amextravel.com.
  • Earn up to a total of $10 in statement credits monthly when you pay with the Gold Card at Grubhub, Seamless, The Cheesecake Factory, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Boxed, and participating Shake Shack locations. This can be an annual savings of up to $120. Enrollment required.
  • $100 Airline Fee Credit: up to $100 in statement credits per calendar year for incidental fees at one selected qualifying airline.
  • Choose to carry a balance with interest on eligible charges of $100 or more.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • Annual Fee is $250.
  • Terms Apply.
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Card Fees

Foreign Transaction Fee None

Balance Transfer Fee N/A

Cash Advance Fee Either $10 or 5% of the amount of each cash advance, whichever is greater.

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Ongoing Information

Rewards Rate 3X Membership Rewards® points for flights booked directly with airlines or on amextravel.com and 4X points at restaurants worldwide and U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per year in purchases, then 1X).

Annual Fee $250

Additional Card Details

$0 Fraud Liability No

Auto Rental Insurance Yes

Extended Warranty Program Yes

Roadside Assistance No

Purchase Protection Yes

Travel Assistance Yes

Flight Accident Insurance No

Lost Luggage Reimbursement Yes

Concierge Service Yes

Expert Reviews

From the CompareCards.com Editorial Team

The American Express® Gold Card is specifically designed for those who really enjoy their membership reward benefits. This card offers 3X Membership Rewards® points for flights booked directly with airlines or on amextravel.com and 4X points at restaurants worldwide and U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per year in purchases, then 1X). Cardholders can earn 35,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you spend $4,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 3 months.

Membership Rewards® can be used on multiple airlines with no seat restrictions or blackout dates, or they can be used to book hotels, cruises and vacation packages – all while still earning from your own frequent flyer and guest rewards programs, as applicable. Points can also be redeemed for rewards from participating retailers.

The American Express® Gold Card provides cardholders with a suite of services such as Fraud Protection Guarantee, Return Protection, Extended Warranty, Purchase Protection, and Emergency Card Replacement services. American Express Travel Service is also available with features like Baggage Insurance Plan, Emergency Check-In, Assured Reservations, Car Rental Loss and Damage Insurance, and Travel Accident Insurance. Some programs and services may require enrollment. *Terms and limitations apply.

Expert Reviews of the American Express® Gold Card

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  • star rating 3.5/5

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The Bottom Line

The card offers a much faster way to earn rewards points on various purchases such as restaurants worldwide and U.S. supermarkets. There's no foreign transaction fee and balances must be paid in full at the end of every month.

The Good

You can fast-track your rewards and earn them up to three times as fast while enjoying all the prestige and benefits of an American Express Gold Card.

The Not so Good

Prestige comes at a price. You pay $250 annually

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