AmEx Launches New Dining and Travel Benefits for Premier Rewards Gold Card

June 11, 2015, Written By Bill Hardekopf
AmEx Launches New Dining and Travel Benefits for Premier Rewards Gold Card

American Express has enhanced the benefits for Premier Rewards Gold Card members with new dining and travel rewards. These perks are available for new cardholders, as well as existing members.

Some of the new rewards include:

  • Double points at restaurants in the United States
  • $100 airline fee credit to cover “incidental charges” such as luggage fees
  • Access to travel counselors to help you plan your next trip
  • No foreign transaction fees

These options are available in addition to the existing rewards on the card, such as triple points on flights purchased directly through the airline, double points at United States supermarkets and gas stations, and one point per dollar spent on all other purchases. In addition, cardholders receive 25,000 bonus membership reward points once they spend $2,000 during the first three months of card membership. Cardholders also receive up to a $75 hotel credit on qualifying charges any time the card is used to book a stay of at least two consecutive nights.

“Whether they’re traveling, dining out or cooking at home, the Premier Rewards Gold Card now gives them even richer rewards, with the flexibility, service, and security they need to keep life moving forward,” said Lisa Durocher, senior vice president of Consumer Charge Cards & Benefits at American Express.

American Express has increased the annual fee for the Premier Rewards Gold Card from $175 to $195, but the annual fee is waived during the first year. The new rewards program allows cardholders to earn points on their cards faster, which may make up for the $20 difference a year. Rewards points can be used for travel expenses, online shopping, dining, entertainment, gift cards, and much more.

The information contained within this article was accurate as of June 11, 2015. For up-to-date
information on any of the terms, cards or offers mentioned above, visit the issuer's website.