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American Express has made changes to the Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express that you should know about and the changes are excellent in my mind. This is a card that I do not currently have in my wallet and am seriously considering applying for because the benefits that you receive for the $20 increase annually are pretty great:
$100 Airline Credit From American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card
- You will get a $100 airline free credit per calendar year which means that in your first year, you could get $200 back, $100 in 2015 in $100 in 2016! These credits are to be used for seat upgrades, bag fees, lounge access, etc. However, many people report that gift cards can also trigger these credits. Your choice of airlines: Alaska, American, Delta, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Southwest, United.
- The Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express no longer charges a foreign transaction fee.
- The card still comes with 3X points for flights booked directly with airlines!!!
- The annual fee has increased by only $20 from $175 annually to $195. But, the fee is waived for the first year.
- Now 2x points at restaurants! This is in addition to double points on gas and groceries in the US and triple points on airfare.
I am interested in the Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express for the 3x points on airfare and no more foreign transaction fees. Double points on US restaurants, supermarkets and gas stations makes it a very usable card for daily purchases. During my first year, I’ll get the card now and can take advantage of two $100 fee credits with a waived fee! Not to mention the 25,000 Membership Rewards® points after you use your new Card to make $2,000 in purchases in your first 3 months.
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