A Review of the American Express Gold Card

If I had to choose just one card to use for all of my points earnings, I am fairly confident that I would choose the American Express® Gold Card. There’s a lot of compelling reasons why I’d choose the Amex Gold over others.

This workhorse has some of the best earning rates on common spending categories, along with good usable credits.

Locking in the Business Platinum at $450 for 2019 (+ beginning of 2020)

The Business Platinum from American Express' benefits package will undergo some large changes come February of 2019, at the expense of an increased annual fee that will jump from $450 a year to $595 a year. For the extra $145, cardholders will get:

A year of complimentary Platinum Global Access at WeWork, a large co-working space chain with locations all over the world. Amex states that the value of this membership is $2,700.

Turn Your Amex Business Platinum Into a Card That Gets You 2-9% Back On All Purchases

The Business Platinum card from American Express is offering 100,000 total bonus points through January 25, 2017 (that's just a few weeks from now):

50,000 bonus points after spending $5,000 in the first three months
50,000 more bonus points after spending another $10,000 in the first three months

Credit card links have been removed from posts and added to the menu bar at the top of every page of MileValue under the heading Top Travel Credit Cards.

Check out my review here.

One thing I didn't mention in that review is that in October American

Platinum Card Bonus Now 40k Points After Spending $3k in Three Months

The Platinum Card® from American Express is now offering a sign up bonus of 40,000 Membership Rewards after spending $3,000 on the card in the first three months of card membership.


Plus the Platinum Card® from American Express has the best perks of any rewards card like:

Up to $200 per calendar year in statement credits to offset airline fees.
Free Delta SkyClub lounge access and a free Priority Pass Select membership, which I use frequently when traveling economy class to get free lounge access.
A $100 statement credit to offset the cost of a Global Entry