New American Express Gold Card Offers More Perks For Travelers

The Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express is being upgraded to offer more rewards for people who travel and dine out frequently – doubling the amount of Membership Rewards points previously given to cardholders in certain spending categories.

The new version of the card, called the American Express Gold Card, comes in a smooth metallic rose gold design and offers four rewards points per dollar spent at restaurants and supermarkets, up to the first $25,000 in annual spending. There is also an annual $120 dining credit, which gives cardholders up to $10 per month to spend when they use their card at Shake Shack, The Cheesecake Factory, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, and GrubHub/Seamless.

Rachel Stocks, executive vice president at Amex, said the card was designed specifically for folks who like to dine out, eat in, and travel. “Our cardmembers increasingly want to experience new cuisines and explore new places, so when creating this new product, we focused on adding value in these areas,” she explained. “This is just another way that we strive to have our customers’ backs during the moments they value most.”

Travel benefits take off with new card

American Express Gold Card members will get a complimentary membership to The Travel Collection by Travel Leaders Group, which allows then to access discounts and amenities when booking eligible flights, hotels, tours, vacation packages, and car rentals through their card.

Travel perks include triple points on flights booked directly with airlines, or through There is also an annual airline fee credit that covers up to $100 in incidental fees such as baggage charges on one airline, chosen by the cardholder. Gold Card members will also receive a $75 hotel credit and a room upgrade when they stay two consecutive nights at any property in The Hotel Collection, and have access to a team of travel professionals who are available to assist with travel bookings.

New and existing American Express Gold Card members can request a limited edition rose gold version of the card though early 2019, and get 20 percent back in statement credits on dining purchases for the first three months they have the card.

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