Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN

  • Special Offer: Earn 50,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $5,000 in purchases on the Card within your first 3 months of Card Membership 
  • Terms and limitations apply
  • Get 3x points - Choose 1 out of 5 categories 
  • Plus, 2X points on the 4 remaining categories and 1X points on other purchases 
  • 3X and 2X apply to the first $100,000 in purchases in each of the 5 categories per year, 1X point per dollar thereafter 
  • Track, organize, and stay on top of your business expenses with powerful expense-tracking tools 
  • No foreign transaction fees 
  • $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $175 
  • Visit our credit card partner’s site in order to learn more and securely apply for the Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN
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Return Payment Fee $38


Sign-Up Bonus

Earn 50,000 points after you spend $5,000 in 3 months.

All Purchases

1 point per dollar

No cap on spending

Cardholders' Reviews

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Spend what you can afford to pay back...
by Anonymous
Helpful to 4 out of 5

I've had the Business Gold Reward Card for about 5 years. I have also been a long time Amex card holder. I think they are a great card to have in your wallet. They will treat you like royalty if you are a good card holder. If you spend what you can afford to pay back, and prove this by paying it back on time, you will enjoy this card. This is not a card for someone who needs 25k-30k a month but cannot pay it back in 30 days. They base your spending on the spending habits you have shown, example if you spend 5 k every month, pay it in full at the end of the 30 days-they will assume you can afford 5 k. Its when you spend 5k and you are late paying it back a few times, they will set a stricter limit. Honestly, its probably better for everyone that way-it keeps the business from overspending (forces you to evaluate your need to cut expenses and increase profits) and keeps them from getting screwed financially. By the way, I am proud to say I am a Woman who is also a business owner and proud Amex card holder.

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Most Helpful Negative Review
Don't let the marketing fool you!
by AlexKunz
Helpful to 49 out of 52

First and foremost, I am either a partner or President of at least three companies.  We signed up for AMEX for a couple of reasons.  The first is their guarantee to be able to support small business needs and the other is the no spending limit they market.  As a note, my employee's have either platinum or gold cards.

First, the company does not adequately support all small business(s) and if your in the business of developing and manufacturing product, then AMEX is NOT the card for you.  


Let me explain.  The whole marketing effort around not spending limits is a deceptive to say the least.  First, AMEX is not really a business card, its a personal card because they don't use your company finances to determine your credit worthiness which determines your spending limit along with averaging spending patterns.  So, if you company makes $500K + per year, it doesn't matter!  If your salary is 100K then your card limit is based on that regardless how how big your company grows.  Second, AMEX absolutely has spending limits and they are extremely low.  The reality is they don't appear to care if your are a customer or not and being a customer for more than 2 years doesn't make one bit of difference.   It surely does not help you in any way, which is so different for my other bank accounts where I was offered "private banking" and other services.  Requesting an increase is like pulling teeth. So how does this related to a manufacturing business?  Its quite simple; first, spending patterns and personal income determine your limit.  They take an average your spending pattern over a period of time.  We'll anyone who manufactures and runs a solid business would know that manufacturing runs are not consistent but periodic and typically grow an average 10-20% per run.  So by year 1.5 - 2, our AMEX card became worthless and could only be used for basic office supplies and some travel, which is GOOD for amex because manufacturing pays 2-3 times points (could this be intentional).  Our company has outstanding revenues yet my card spending limit is based on what I report for income.... Hum!  What happened to the AMEX that used to be!  In my perspective, the new AMEX is about money.  It does not appear concern around customer loyalty and retention.  Don't fall for the generalized marketing perks, such as point, they don't add up to what you think they will.  We spend over 200K per year on AMEX and our points add up to a few plane tickets.

Our Take

The Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN is a charge card that can earn you serious rewards for business expenses.

What to Like

Rewards categories are targeted towards business expenses, with bonus reward categories for airfare, advertising, gas, shipping and computer purchases. For the first $100,000 in purchases, cardholders get 3x points in one of those categories (of their choosing), and 2x points in all the other four. There’s also no annual fee for the first year.

Look Out For

This is a charge card, meaning your full balance will be due when you receive your statement. There’s also a $175 annual fee after the first year.

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