American Express Gold Card Enhances Dining Benefits; Brings Back Rose Gold Card
American Express unveiled new dining benefits for Gold Card members. Cardholders can now earn four rewards points per $1 spent at restaurants, and can use their $120 annual dining credit with the wholesale retailer, Boxed.
The annual dining credit is made up of 12 monthly statement credits of $10 on a cardholder’s account. It can be used at participating locations for Shake Shack, The Cheesecake Factory, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Grubhub/Seamless, and now Boxed.
American Express is also bringing back the popular Rose Gold version of the card. For a limited time, new cardholders can request a Rose Gold metal card, instead of the traditional gold color. When this option was available last year, 65% of applicants opted for the Rose Gold version.
The company is extending its Refer a Friend program to the Rose Gold Card through July 17, 2019. With this program, existing cardholders can earn up to 55,000 points for referring approved cardholders. Newly referred members can earn 40,000 points by spending $2,000 on their card in the first three months.
The American Express Gold Card comes with a $250 annual fee. The credit card company will no longer offer 2X rewards at gas stations for new cardholders. Existing cardholders can still cash in on this benefit until October 4, 2019.