The American Express Gold Card is an update to the older Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express (Review). If you had the Premier Rewards Gold you’ll automatically be upgraded to the new card product.
This is a metal credit card, unlike the old version. It’s available in either a typical Gold style or Rose Gold (the Rose Gold version is only available until 1/9/2019). If you had the Premier Rewards Gold and you’d like to get a new metal card, you can begin the process to order a replacement card and you’ll see an option to request a metal card in either Gold or Rose Gold.
It also has contactless technology, so you can pay with the card by tapping on terminals that support this option. This is very rare for metal credit cards.
The new Gold Card offers 4X Membership Points per dollar at U.S. restaurants and U.S. supermarkets. The supermarket rewards are limited to the first $25,000 spent per year.
3X Membership Rewards points are earned for flights booked directly through airlines, or through amextravel.com.
The old Premier Rewards Gold card offered 2X Membership Rewards points at U.S. gas stations as well, but the new Gold card does not include it. However, if you had the original Premier Rewards Gold you’ll get to keep this 2X gas category.
An introductory offer of 25,000 bonus points is available for spending $2,000 in the first three months. And until 1/9/2019, new cardmembers will get 20% back as a statement credit for purchases at U.S. restaurants, up to $100 back.
Cardholders get a $120 Dining Credit each year, broken up into $10 per month. This credit is only good for purchases from Grubhub, Seamless, The Cheesecake Factory, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, and participating Shake Shacks.
There’s also a $100 Airline Fee Credit every year, which is good for incidental charges at the airline of your choice. This covers incidental fees only, like baggage, and doesn’t cover flight tickets.
There are a variety of other perks too, like access to The Hotel Collection which can provide a $75 credit for every eligible hotel stay you book of two nights or more. Quite a few shopping and travel protections are included as well.
The Gold Card costs $250 per year, and has no foreign transaction fees.