The limited-edition rose gold AmEx Gold Card is only available by request through January 9 - or until AmEx runs out of it
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- The new American Express® Gold Card features a new metallic design, in addition to competitive rewards on restaurants and supermarkets in the US, airfare, and more.
- You can request a limited-edition rose gold version of the card, but only until January 9, 2019.
- New cardholders can also get a unique, limited-time welcome bonus if they apply before the same date.
- Here's what you need to know about the AmEx Gold Card.
When looking for a new credit card or charge card, aesthetics should not be your biggest concern. Your focus - assuming you pay your bills in time and don't carry credit card debt - should be on things like rewards.That said, it's nice when you're able to enjoy both.
As part of the overhaul, AmEx unveiled a new chic, gold-colored metal version of the card, similar to the Platinum Card's design. AmEx also introduced a limited-edition rose gold variation of the card - it was so popular that AmEx encountered shipping delays of the rose gold product. Current and new users are able request it. However, that option goes away on January 9.
That means that this is the last chance to get the rose gold version of the card.
Also going away January 9: a unique limited-time bonus for new members. If you don't have the Gold Card and open one by then, AmEx will "pick up the tip" when you dine out. During the first three months, new card members will get 20% back on restaurant charges - in the form of a statement credit - up to $100 total.
That's in addition to the standard welcome bonus of 25,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $2,000 in the first three months. Some people may be targeted for a higher bonus.The new Gold Card earns 4x Membership Rewards points per dollar spent at US restaurants, as well as on the first $25,000 spent each calendar year at US supermarkets (and 1x point after that). It also earns 3x points on flights booked directly through the airline, and 1x point on everything else.
That makes it among the most competitive cards for restaurants and supermarkets in the US - since it's possible to get more than 1¢ of value for each Membership Rewards point, the value is more than 4% back.
The Gold Card features several other benefits, too. Cardholders can get up to $120 in dining credits a year - split into $10 chunks each month - when they use their cards to order food through Grubhub or Seamless, or at The Cheesecake Factory, Ruth's Chris Steak House, and participating Shake Shack locations. That's in addition to a $100 airline fee credit each calendar year.
The card's annual fee is $250, but between the annual credits and the rewards, it should be easy to earn enough value to more than make up for that.
Click here to learn more about the American Express Gold Card from Insider Picks' partner: The Points Guy.
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