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Amex Gold Card: 50000 Points Signup Bonus $250 AF

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Most people will be able to replicate this deal if you follow the instruction below. Before you decide to down vote, please PM me if you cannot replicate the deal - and I'll do my best to help you. This card comes with a $250 annual fee.

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If you're looking for a no annual fee card, the Amex Everyday Card (no fee) is also offering a 25,000 points, Amex Blue Cash Everyday (no fee) is offering $250 cashback and the Platinum Card ($550 annual fee) is offering a 75,000 points. I personally like the MR cards (Gold, Platinum or Amex Everyday as they're offering $15 off $30, 20% off etc. from time to time when you use a single point on Amazon.com)

You can see all available signup offers here:
https://www.americanexpress.com/us/credit-cards/card/amex-everyday/ [americanexpress.com]

Option 1:
Open Chrome or Edge in Incognito or Private mode. Copy/paste the following URL into the address bar. Look for the verbiage for 50,000 bonus points after spending $2000 in first 3 months after card opening. Only proceed with your application if you see the 50,000 points verbiage:

https://americanexpress.com/us/cr.../gold-card

If you do not see the 50,000 points verbiage, clear your browser cache and re-launch your browser and try again. You may also want to retry with a different browser. If this doesn't work, don't lose your hope just yet. See if Option 2 will work for you
Please note, mobile browser don't seem to work (at least for me). I recommend trying a desktop browser.

Option 2:
If any of your friend, family or acquaintance hold ANY Amex card (doesn't have to be Amex Gold) - have them refer you. Once you click on the link that you get from your friend, click on All Personal Card regardless of which card the link shows you. Please note, this appears to be greyed out once you are on the link, however, it will still work and you'll find a bunch of card with better than advertised signup bonus offers.

Your friend will also benefit if you follow this route (depending on what card they hold, they will receive anywhere from $75 to 20,000 points).

If neither option worked for you, leave a comment on this thread. I am sure fellow SD'ers will be able to help out in any way possible.

Here are other perks for the Amex Gold Card:
- Receive 20% back as a statement credit at U.S. Restaurants with the Gold Card within the first 3 months of your Card Membership, up to $100 back.
- Earn 50,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you spend $2,000 on eligible purchases with your new card within the first 3 months
- Limited Edition Gold or Rose Gold card until 1/9/2019
- Annual (calendar year) $120 Grubhub Credit ($10/month)
- Annual (calendar year) $100 incidental airline fee credit
- Earn 4X Membership Rewards® points at US supermarkets

I fly business class to Europe and Asia mostly; hence value MR points at least 5 cents a piece. If you're interested in how to maximize the MR points value, feel free to chime in and I'll be more than happy to spill my secrets on this thread.
For hotel and gift cards, MR points are not that attractive of a redemption. You can still get anywhere from 0.67 to 1.5 cents per point value.
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How do you get a value of 5 cent per Amex point?
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Last year I got the deal with 50000 points plus first year no fees.
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Does this offer have no lifetime language? That is the million dollar question
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How do you get a value of 5 cent per Amex point?
I got as much as 12 cents per point value. I usually transfer to BA Avios when there's an offer (like 40% bonus). If there's no offer, I transfer to Avianca. BA is top-notch for Europe flights. However, Avianca is a beast when it comes to long-haul Asian or South American flight. I have flown to Narita from ORD in first-class, round trip for 110,000 MR points. Cash for that flight was $6400 - it was about 5.8 cents per point redemption. I had to pay $69 out of pocket to cover some fees and taxes.

I also check awardhacker.com to see the best possible redemption. If you have any flight in mind, feel free to PM me. I'll try to help you find the best award flight free of charge. It's kind of my hobby.
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Does this offer have no lifetime language? That is the million dollar question
My understanding is most Amex signup bonuses are once in a lifetime. I have heard people saying they got signup bonus a second time on the same card - but that's very far and few between. I won't count on that.
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I got as much as 12 cents per point value. I usually transfer to BA Avios when there's an offer (like 40% bonus). If there's no offer, I transfer to Avianca. BA is top-notch for Europe flights. However, Avianca is a beast when it comes to long-haul Asian or South American flight. I have flown to Narita from ORD in first-class, round trip for 110,000 MR points. Cash for that flight was $6400 - it was about 5.8 cents per point redemption. I had to pay $69 out of pocket to cover some fees and taxes.

I also check awardhacker.com to see the best possible redemption. If you have any flight in mind, feel free to PM me or email me at bdermound at gmail. I'll help you find the best award flight free of charge. It's kind of my hobby.
Thanks! Rep+ and I might take you up on your offer soon Smilie
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Absolutely. Also, for hotels, check if you're targeted for 50% bonus on Hilton transfer. Essentially 1000 MR points will yield 3000 Hilton points if you're targeted. I can book premium properties like Rangali for Ho'olei for less than 40,000 MR points. That yields close to 4 cents per MR point. Not too shabby for hotel redemption. However, I would check the award night rate for your desired date before transferring any point from MR to Hilton (transfer is instantaneous and you cannot undo)
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Does this offer have no lifetime language? That is the million dollar question
Yes. I checked with AmEx and you are NOT eligible if you've claimed this bonus previously (technically).
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I got as much as 12 cents per point value. I usually transfer to BA Avios when there's an offer (like 40% bonus). If there's no offer, I transfer to Avianca. BA is top-notch for Europe flights. However, Avianca is a beast when it comes to long-haul Asian or South American flight. I have flown to Narita from ORD in first-class, round trip for 110,000 MR points. Cash for that flight was $6400 - it was about 5.8 cents per point redemption. I had to pay $69 out of pocket to cover some fees and taxes.

I also check awardhacker.com to see the best possible redemption. If you have any flight in mind, feel free to PM me or email me at bdermound at gmail. I'll help you find the best award flight free of charge. It's kind of my hobby.
BA...are you crazy?
Fuel surcharges alone for us to europe will be > $500 each way...let alone horrible flight availability.

United, air france, etc etc ftw.
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I did a 75K offer on a gold card with no first year AF in 2018. But the required spend was $5K and this card does have a few perks that mine didn't. Not sure which was a better deal.

And this one almost seems like a new offering/a new card. Is it the same as the old regular gold card with revamped perks?
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I did a 75K offer on a gold card with no first year AF in 2018. But the required spend was $5K and this card does have a few perks that mine didn't. Not sure which was a better deal.

And this one almost seems like a new offering/a new card. Is it the same as the old regular gold card with revamped perks?
I think your card should have upgraded to this one. Check the benefits section, if you have the 120 dining credit - you'll know your card has been converted.
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I think your card should have upgraded to this one. Check the benefits section, if you have the 120 dining credit - you'll know your card has been converted.
I actually cashed out my miles to Avios (with the bonus at the end of 2018) and closed it. Sapphire Reserve is my go to, and I couldn't justify the AF.

Avios seem bad for Europe, but good for domestic, especially short haul flights within 21 days. Can fly American without the extra fee for booking within 21 days.
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If you have an amex card, refer yourself.
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