Rose Gold Option Back Through Referrals for American Express Gold Card

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The American Express® Gold Card is my go-to for 4 membership Rewards points per dollar on restaurants worldwide and on the first $25,000 spent each year at U.S. supermarkets.

This is one of the best points-earning cards. It also earns 3 Membership Rewards points per dollar on flights booked directly with airlines or on The card has no foreign transaction fees, offers an annual $100 airline fee credit, and up to $120 a year in dining credit ($10 monthly when you pay with the card at participating dining partners).

American Express Membership Rewards points transfer to:

  • Star Alliance: Aeroplan, ANA, Singapore, Avianca
  • oneworld: AsiaMiles, British Airways, Iberia, Qantas
  • SkyTeam: Aeromexico, Alitalia, Air France KLM, Delta
  • Non-alliance: Etihad, Emirates, El Al, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Aer Lingus, Virgin Atlantic
  • Hotels: Choice, Hilton, Marriott

When the card was launched last year there was a limited period where you could opt to have it issued in “Rose Gold.” That was incredibly popular, and one of the concerns I heard when the American Express® Business Gold Card was improved last year to automatically offer 4x earning points on the two categories you spend the most in each month was that Rose Gold wasn’t an option for the business card.

I got the card before the Rose Gold option went away in January.

However Rose Gold is available again for a limited time through July 17 via referrals from existing customers (feel free to share your link in the comments).

One reader tells me American Express agreed via online chat to swap his current card for a Rose Gold one so it may be possible for existing cardmembers to get a Rose Gold version, too.

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  1. Yikes. Can’t imagine being excited about the card just because it comes in rose gold. The world is a weird place.

  2. I genuinely want to know who cares about what their Amex looks like. Explain it to me, I’ll listen without passing judgment. I simply do not understand.

  3. Might need to product change from my AMEX biz Plat card since that one will leave my wallet this month and since I’ve had the PRG bonus in the past.

  4. This card is completely useless following the first year bonus. I am shocked AMEX hasn’t made REAL improvements to make this card competitive, but I guess enough people are stupid enough to pay the renewal fee to make the card profitable. And who cares what color the card is? The same people stupid enough to pay the renewal fee, I suppose.

  5. @Gene 4x on dining at a lower price point than Prestige is hardly “completely useless”

    I cancelled my Prestige nearly 25 months ago so I’m just now considering whether it’s an option for me

  6. Thanks to anyone who applies via this link:

    Link provides me 10k points, and for you:

    40,000 Membership Rewards® Points after they use their new Card to make $2,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of Card Membership. Plus, your friend can get the Gold Card in Limited Edition Rose Gold, until 7/17/2019.

    Thanks again!

  7. The AMEX Gold card is a great card for anyone who does the essential, EAT! The rose gold color is really nice and will make for a collector’s item. Below I will leave my referral for those who would like a chance for the limited color, Enjoy!
    40,000K point offer Limited Rose Gold:

  8. Please use my referral link for the limited edition ROSE GOLD CARD.
    40,000 point welcome offer (worth $3000 at ~7.5 cents/point)
    4X Points on restaurants and grocery stores
    3X Points on travel
    $120 dining credit
    $100 Airline Credit

    I got approved instantly, received my card in 48 hours, and I love it.
    Get yours with the link below 🙂

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