American Express Is Offering Another Points Bonus

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A couple of people mentioned to me this morning that their Amex Gold card is, as of this morning, offering a bonus 1,000 Membership Rewards points when you spend £200 on it by 12 April 2021.

This offer was also available on my card:

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Indeed I even got an email about it, which suggests it’s a pretty wide campaign (as opposed to a select few):

If you own an Amex Gold card, it’s well worth heading to your Amex Offers page to see if this one’s been offered to you, and then saving it to your card. I appreciate many are cutting spending at the moment, but a £200 spend on the Amex, in a month, is very achievable without any unnecessary additional expenditure.

I can’t guarantee the offer will be available to you, but it does seem to be widely available.

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In my case, having saved the offer, I hope I’ll probably hit the spend without even thinking about it. And certainly I will if my wife is able to get anywhere near a make-up section with her supplementary card. This is not a joke.

What’s 1,000 Membership Rewards Points worth?

A tricky question, but it’s reasonable to value 1,000 points at around £10, so that’s a rebate of around 5% on your shopping, in addition to the 200 points you’ll receive for the spend.

Should you get the Amex Gold?

If you don’t already hold the Amex Gold card,  this offer and indeed this post is a useful reminder of it’s value. Not only does it come with a superb sign up bonus, it’s also free for the first year.

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Key benefits are:

  • 20,000 Membership Rewards points sign-up bonus (22,000 if you sign up via this link), convertible to (among many other things), 20,000 Avios. The bonus requires a £3K spend in the first 3 months.
  • Two free lounge visits every year
  • Earn 1 Membership Rewards point for every £1 spent on purchases, convertible into a wide range of frequent flyer and hotel loyalty currencies.

Add into the mix the regular, often very valuable rebates and bonuses via the Amex Offers option, and the Amex Gold is a very good option as the “entry level” card for the Points and Miles world.


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