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Premier Rewards Gold Card

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Highlights

  • Earn More: earn 25K Membership Rewards® points after you spend $2K during your first three months of Card membership; earn 15K points after you spend $30,000 within one calendar year
  • Earn Fast: 3X points for flights booked with airlines, 2X points at US gas stations and US supermarkets, 1X points on other purchases. Terms and limitations apply.
  • Use points for gift cards for dining, entertainment, and to shop over 300 of some of your favorite brands 
  • Access to Benefits: Baggage Insurance Plan* when you travel, and shop with confidence with Extended Warranty* and Return Protection.*Underwritten by Amex Assurance Company
  • Book two consecutive hotel nights through American Express Travel and receive $75 back at checkout. Restrictions may apply
  • $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $175 
  • Terms and Restrictions Apply

Rates & Terms

Purchase Intro APR Regular APR Annual Fee Balance Transfer Period
N/A N/A $0 intro first year, then $175 N/A
  • Purchase Intro Period: N/A
  • Balance Transfer Intro Rate: N/A
  • Balance Transfer Rate: N/A
  • Cash Advance Rate: N/A
  • Late Fee: Up to $35
  • Cash advance Fee: N/A
  • Balance Transfer Fee: N/A
  • Cash Advance Minimum: N/A
  • Balance Transfer Minimum: N/A
  • Credit Profile: Excellent Credit Score

Premier Rewards Gold Card Review

American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card is heavy-hitting rewards charge card for people who plan on spending a significant amount of money with their credit card. You'll probably need good credit to get it. The $175 annual fee - which is waived the first year - is pretty steep. But the rewards are generous: three points per dollar on air travel, two points on gas and groceries, and one point on everything else. Additionally, you can earn 40,000 points by spending over $2,000 in the first three months and spending over $30,000 in your first year of owning the charge card.  

On top of the point benefits, the credit card also has fantastic American Express customer service amenities.  These run the gamut (find a full list here) - from travel insurance and 24/7 concierge services, or discounted memberships at Equinox Fitness Clubs, American Express is absolutely the best in the industry for these types of comforts.  To many, the $175 fee is a small amount to pay to know American Express has your back when you're using the charge card.

Finally, this is a charge card, not a credit card. This means you must pay the balance in full every month.  However, if you become eligible, Amex may give you the option to extend payment over time on certain charges. Basically, this is a hefty annual-fee charge card that comes with significant American Express rewards and privileges.  You need to pay your balance every month, but if you plan on spending over $30,000 with the credit card and will be able to pay regularly, the American Express benefits could absolutely be worth it.