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  • darnthatdream 3 posts

    Hello, I’m planning to take out an AMEX Gold card but I’m wondering if the current sign up bonus of 20,000 points is a good deal in relative terms? I’ve heard that there are regular promotions and the bonus gets boosted so I don’t want to get it now and then see in a month that there’s a promo for more points.

    I do need to get the card in the next month or 2 ideally to time with some big purchases but I can afford to wait a bit.

    On the other hand, if 20k is already a great deal maybe I should just go ahead?

    Thanks in advance!

    Maples 187 posts

    I think the last offer was only 25K MR points and then 5K more if you kept the account open until the 15th month. Previously, there’s been offers for 30-40K MR points, and these didn’t require you to wait.

    A referral would probably get you closer to the 25K MR points right now. Unless you’ve got spendings that are firm on the timeline, you could just wait until the current offers for the business cards run out and see if the Gold card’s on the next cycle. The current offers end April 9th.

    Reney 766 posts

    Oct 2023- Jan 2024 30k bonus
    June 2023 – Aug 2023 was 25k plus a prize draw
    Oct 2022 – Nov 2022 was 30k bonus

    This is the history I kept, which is not a representative of the future. There will likely be no offers until the current business cards ones are over. And next in line seems to be the BAPP based on pattern as that has not had an offer since Aug- Oct 2023.

    Reney 766 posts

    Oct 2023- Jan 2024 30k bonus
    June 2023 – Aug 2023 was 25k plus a prize draw
    Oct 2022 – Nov 2022 was 30k bonus

    This is the history I kept, which is not a representative of the future. There will likely be no offers until the current business cards ones are over. And next in line seems to be the BAPP based on pattern as that has not had an offer since Aug- Oct 2023.

    I should say the 30k might be split per @Maples’s comment so can’t remember…

    darnthatdream 3 posts

    Thanks for the replies! I think I might just pull the trigger now with a referral.

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