If you’re looking to take out only one credit card this season, this. is. it.
The holiday season is the perfect time for a new card. With all the shopping and travel opportunities coming up, you’ll find many ways to meet the $2,000 minimum spend. Find out why you should apply, even if you’re about to click the final “Checkout” button.
Before getting into our recommendation, we wanted to give a friendly reminder to always pay off your credit card balances in full every month. The interest rates on travel cards are usually high, and the bank will end up ahead in the long run if you carry a balance.
American Express recently refreshed its Gold Card, now in a Limited-Edition Rose Gold Edition. The chic rose gold design and hefty metal card make it super easy to spend more while looking great! But don’t wait too long… the pink card goes away early January 2019.
If you are approved, you can generate a temporary credit card number – valid immediately – to kick-start your online holiday spending this Black Friday and Cyber Monday!!
The benefits include:
- 50,000 points (That’s good enough for a RT ticket to Europe OR a one-way in business class!) Upon hitting the $2,000 minimum spend in 3 months.
- 20% back at restaurants for the first 90 days, limited to $100 max credit
- $10/month at Grub Hub, Cheesecake Factory, Ruth Chris and many more!
- $100 airline fee credit expiring 12/31/2018 (for checked bags or seat upgrades, great for last minute holiday trips!)
- $100 airline credit starting on 1/1/2019 (wow, an additional $100 airline credit in new year!)
- 4x points at U.S. restaurants
- 4x points at U.S. supermarkets
- 3x points on flights booked directly with airlines
- Limited-edition rose gold metal card (optional)
- No foreign transaction fees
Heads up: some of the benefits like the airline and dining credits require activation either online or by phone BEFORE you use them
The way we see it, this card offers around $800-$1,000+ worth of benefits in the first year for just a $250 annual fee.
Plus you can add authorized users for no additional cost. We loved it so much, we got one for our entire family!
If you apply using our link, we will also receive a referral bonus that will help support the blog!