American Express Business Rewards Gold Choose Your Category For 3X Membership Reward Points
The American Express Business Rewards Gold card has added new benefits. Previously the card earned 3x points on airfare purchased directly through an airline and 2x in four other bonus categories. (Up to $100,000 in spending per year in each category.) Now, you can choose which of the five categories earn 3x, with the others earning 2x. This is a great benefit for those that don’t want their 3X catagory in Airfare.
The other bonus categories you can choose from are
- U.S. Advertising in Select Media
- U.S. Shipping
- Select Hardware/Software/Cloud Computing
- U.S. Gas Stations
How Do I Select My 3x Bonus Category on the American Express BRG (Business Rewards Gold Credit Card)
Every year you can select your category during the open enrollment period from December 1 through January 31. It is almost like health insurance! You can still select your category if you haven’t yet. To start, go to open.com/businessgold and login to get started.
Once you are logged in, scroll down and you should see your card listed along with each of the 5 categories. Click on the bubble corresponding to the category that you would like to earn the 3x points in for the year. We chose The Hardware software catagory, as that is where the bulk of our purchase are from.
After selecting your category, scroll down to the terms and conditions. You must scroll through all of the terms in order to activate the “I agree, Submit” button. Once this is done, click the button to confirm your category selection.
After clicking submit, you should receive a Thank You and confirmation of the category chosen.
I got the American Express Business Rewards Gold card back in December with the 75,000 Membership Rewards bonus offer. That offer may still be available. Try using this link in incognito and regular to try to duplicate that offer.
The regular offer is 25,000. To get a better offer try this. Open the application in incognito. If it doesn’t pull up the better offer try with opening and closing the tabs, as well as switching personal to business and back to personal. I was able to pull open a 50k link and a 75k link. Try to get the best link before you apply for a credit card.
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Select the 3X catagory for your American Express Business Reward Gold credit card.
People buy and sell the mail offers of the American Express Platinum 100k or 150k. Now you can get the full 75k Business Gold Reward points by visiting this link in incognito. We already figured this out with the Personal card that nets 50k in incognito too.
- Paid in full every month
- Flexible spending limit that can adjust over time
Membership Rewards® points with choice
- 3X points on one category of your choice from the list below:
- Airfare purchased directly from airlines
- U.S. purchases for advertising in select media
- U.S. purchases at gas stations
- U.S. purchases for shipping
- U.S. computer hardware, software, and cloud computing purchases made directly from select providers
- 2X points on the 4 remaining categories
- 1X points on other purchases
- Terms and limitations apply.‡ 3X and 2X apply to the first $100,000 in purchases in each of the 5 categories per year, 1X point per dollar thereafter.
$0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $175†
- $0 introductory annual fee for Employee Business Gold Rewards Cards in the first year, then, $50 for the first Employee Card and no fee for other Employee Cards
- NEW No foreign transaction fees‡
Get 75,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $10,000 in purchases on the Card within your first 3 months of Card Membership.
This welcome offer is available by clicking through this web page. If you leave or close this web page and return later, this offer may no longer be available. This offer is not available to applicants who have or have had this product within the last 12 months.
Redeem points for:
- Rewards from over 500 leading brands in travel, merchandise and entertainment
ift cards to reward employees for a job well done
Dinners to entertain existing clients and win new ones
A spending limit that can grow as your business grows‡
The Card offers a spending capacity that can help you buy what you need to run your business.
- Use it for bigger items like equipment and wholesale goods, or smaller purchases like office supplies, shipping, and more.
- The more you use the Card to make purchases for your business, the more points you can earn.
Expense Management Tools
Track, organize, and stay on top your business expenses
Get a better hold on your expenses.
Earn more points.Set boundaries. Stay up to date.
An extra set of hands foryour account.
Access to Benefits
When something you buy breaks or is stolen, Purchase Protection can have you covered. Use your Card for eligible purchases, and your purchases can be protected from accidental damage or theft for up to 90 days from the moment you buy them. Please read important exclusions and restrictions.
Car Rental Loss and Damage Insurance
When you use your eligible Card to reserve and pay for the entire eligible vehicle rental and decline the collision damage waiver at the rental car counter, you can be covered if the car is damaged or stolen. Please read important exclusions and restrictions. Not all vehicle types or rentals are covered. Coverage is available only within the United States, its territories, and possessions. This product provides secondary coverage and does not include liability coverage.
Baggage Insurance Plan
Travel more comfortably knowing you can be covered by the Baggage Insurance Plan for eligible lost, damaged, or stolen baggage when you purchase the entire fare for a Common Carrier ticket (e.g. plane, train, ship, or bus) on your eligible Card. Coverage can be provided for up to $1,250 for carry-on baggage and up to $500 for checked baggage. For New York State residents, there is a $10,000 aggregate maximum limit for all Covered Persons per Covered Trip. Please read important exclusions and restrictions.
Global Assist® Hotline‡
When you travel more than 100 miles from home, you have 24/7 access to medical, legal, financial or other select emergency coordination and assistance services, including medical and legal referrals, assistance with cash wires, passport replacement, missing luggage and more. Card Members are responsible for the costs charged by third-party service providers.
Premium Roadside Assistance
Your car breaks down or you blow a tire. Now what? Luckily you’re a Card Member. Just call us to change a flat, jumpstart a battery, or get a tow up to 10 miles. We will pay for included emergency services up to four times a year, even if you’re in your driveway. With one call, help is on the way. And soon you’ll be on yours. There are some vehicle exclusions and other important restrictions.
Travel Accident Insurance
Travel Accident Insurance can provide up to $100,000 in accidental death and dismemberment coverage while traveling on a Common Carrier (e.g. plane, train, ship, or bus) when the entire fare** has been charged to the eligible Card. Please read important exclusions and restrictions.
No Pre-set Spending Limit
The Business Gold Rewards Card has no pre-set spending limit, which gives you purchasing power that can adjust with your use of the Card and other factors.
*No pre-set spending limit does not mean unlimited spending. Purchasing power can adjust with your use of the Card, your payment history, credit record and financial resources known to us, and other factors.
With Extended Warranty you can shop with less worry knowing the terms of the original manufacturer’s warranty can be extended up to one additional year. Applies to warranties of 5 years or less that are eligible in the U.S. Please read important exclusions and restrictions.
Benefits with Every Business Card from American Express OPEN
ReceiptMatchSM with QuickBooks®
Spend less time tracking expenses with ReceiptMatch with QuickBooks®, exclusively with Business Cards from American Express OPEN. Label your American Express OPEN Card transactions with your own QuickBooks categories and send transaction data directly to your QuickBooks company file.
Your Business Card comes fully equipped with the OPEN Savings® benefit to give you extra value when you make eligible business purchases.
We begin investigating any unauthorized charge as soon as you make us aware of it, and you are not responsible for paying the charge until your case is resolved.
Set up Alerts so you can avoid late payments, be notified of irregular activity, or monitor Employee Card spending and more.
Appoint one of your associates to help manage your account, choosing from two levels of access that are tailored to your needs.
View your purchase history, prepare reports to invoice customers, and budget your expenses.
Mobile and Tablet Apps
Pay your bill, check your balance, view your benefits, and more from your mobile phone and tablet. Our apps make it easier to manage your Card account whenever it’s convenient for you.
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Citi has revamped it’s Hilton card with a 90% signup bonus increase. The previous bonus was 40,000 points and now it skyrocketed to 75,000 points. In general when this card gets it’s extended bonus it usually goes up to 60,000 points. The required spend is a measly $2,000 in 90 days. That is usually more attainable by most people.
We applied this morning and got an instant approval for $9,100. This is 2 weeks after an instant approval of a Citi Premiere credit card that also has a limited time signup bonus for 50,000 points.
To signup for all other cards: you can click here, or on the “credit cards” tab on top of the menu to view links for card offers. Then just click on the link to “View all card offers by issuing bank” and scroll down to view all card offers from the bank of your choice.
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Keep in mind with Citi the following:
- You can only apply for one Citi personal card every 8 days
- You can apply for no more than two Citi personal cards every 65 days
- You can apply for one Citi Business card every 95 days
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Apply now for the Citi Hilton Credit Card with a signup bonus of 75,000 points.
Apply now and earn 75,000 AAdvantage® bonus miles after you make $7,500 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening!
Use your AAdvantage® miles for award travel to nearly 1,000 destinations worldwide on American Airlines and US Airways.
As a cardmember, you’ll enjoy premium benefits throughout your travel experience:
Enjoy these VIP benefits for an annual fee of $450
NOTE: 75,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles can be earned by new Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World EliteTM MasterCard® cardmembers approved through this offer. Earn 75,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after making $7,500 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening. American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles are not available if you have had a Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World EliteTM Card opened or closed in the past 18 months.
At the Airport
Admirals Club® Membership
With an Admirals Club® membership, you and your immediate family (or up to two traveling guests that accompany you) have access to over 50 Admirals Club® worldwide locations. You’ll agree that travel has never been this comfortable and convenient. Enjoy spacious and plush lounges offering complimentary drinks and light snacks, complimentary Wi-Fi, conference rooms, PCs with Internet access, print services and more. Before, after or in between flights, this is where you belong. For details on Admirals Club® locations, please visit aa.com/admiralsclub.
Global Entry or TSA PreCheck Application Fee Credit
Redefine your travel experience. Receive a statement credit, up to $100 every 5 years, as reimbursement for your application fee for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck. Upon approval, bypass long lines and spend less time waiting at select airports with Global Entry or TSA PreCheck. To apply for these programs, visit globalentry.gov or tsa.gov. Global Entry or TSA PreCheck application fee must be charged to your Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive Card.
Enhanced Airport Experience
Enjoy an enhanced experience the moment you arrive at the airport with priority check-in, airport screening (where available) and early boarding when flying on domestic American Airlines and domestic US Airways.
First Checked Bag Free
Get your first checked bag free on domestic American Airlines and US Airways itineraries for you and up to 8 travel companions. With the Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive Card, you and up to eight additional people in your reservation can each save up to $50 on round-trip travel.
25% savings on eligible in-flight purchases on American Airlines and US Airways flights
You’ll receive 25% savings when you use your card for in-flight purchases of food, drinks and headset purchases – on both American Airlines and US Airways flights.
Elite Qualifying Miles
Each calendar year when you reach $40,000 in spending on purchases with your Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive credit card, you will earn 10,000 AAdvantage® elite qualifying miles from American Airlines to put you on the fast track to American Airlines AAdvantage® elite status membership. Elite qualifying miles can only be used toward attaining AAdvantage® elite status levels that are explained and defined in the Elite Qualification Requirements section. Purchases made from additional cards on the primary cardmember’s account will count toward the primary cardmember’s qualifying spend for Elite Qualifying Miles. Additional cardholders do not earn this benefit.
Earn 2 AAdvantage® miles per $1 spent on eligible American Airlines and US Airways purchases
Earn double miles on all eligible American Airlines and US Airways purchases – that’s 2 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 you spend. Earn 1 AAdvantage® mile for every $1 spent on other purchases.
No Mileage Cap
With no cap on the AAdvantage® miles you can accumulate, there’s no stopping what your everyday purchasing power can do.
Travel with ease and enjoy global acceptance with your Citi chip credit card.
No Foreign Transaction Fees on Purchases^
It’s your money, whether you’re spending it at home or abroad. Pay no foreign transaction fees on purchases when you use your Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive credit card. Keep more of your money where it belongs – in your pocket.
Expert Concierge Service
No matter where you are or when you need it, expert assistance is just a phone call away. Whether you’d like to make dinner reservations, need help with travel arrangements or want to buy and deliver gifts and goods, our highly trained concierge professionals are available 24 hours a day and committed to helping you. Call 1-877-881-2668 to speak with a concierge.
If you can spend $7.5k within 90 days, and didn’t have a Citi Card application in the last 8 days, go for it. If you can hit the spend within 30 days, you hit the jackpot. If you are unable to hit the spend, there is a lower bonus lower spend too.