American Express Brings Back Rose Gold Card

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The American Express® Gold Card‘s new monthly Uber credit is live, and American Express has brought back the option for a Rose Gold physical card. They’re promoting these with a custom UberEats food option that looks very cool.

New Uber Benefit For American Express Gold Card

The American Express® Gold Card now has an Uber credit of up to $120 per year – $10 per month – in the form of Uber Cash that can be used for rides or Uber Eats.

The card (along with the Platinum and Green cards) also gets complimentary Uber Eats Pass, which normally costs $119 per year and offers benefits such as discounts on Uber Eats orders and waived delivery fees. This is a 12 month benefit when you subscribe with your Gold card, with enrollment by December 31, 2021.

The card is keeping its up to $120 a year in dining credit ($10 monthly when you pay with the card at participating dining partners).

I Love The Rose Gold

When American Express re-launched this card in fall 2018 they offered a limited-time option to have the card made in Rose Gold. That option only lasted through the beginning of 2019, although they brought it back briefly for new cardmembers referred by existing customers in mid-2019. Since then it’s been retired.

It’s the version of the card I have. I jumped on it in late 2018. And I think it looks and feels fantastic.

Let’s be honest. How a card looks isn’t a reason to use a card, at least not a good reason. But if you’re going to carry it around with you anyway, it might as well look attractive and feel good using.

Rose Gold is now an option for cardmembers.

American Express Gold Is One Of My Go To’s

The American Express® Gold Card has a 60,000 point offer after $4,000 spend on eligible purchases within the first 6 months. That’s the biggest I’ve ever seen for the card.

The card is my go-to for 4 membership Rewards points per dollar on restaurants worldwide and on the first $25,000 spent each calendar year at U.S. supermarkets. It is one of the best points-earning cards, my primary American Express card for earning points, and Membership Rewards is my favorite points program. It also earns 3 Membership Rewards points per dollar on flights booked directly with airlines or on amextravel.com.

This is a $250 annual fee card (see rates and fees). I value Membership Rewards points at 1.8 cents apiece, largely because of their wide array of transfer partners many of which offer exceptional value:

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

This is a great mileage-earning card, a great card for road warriors when we’re back in the sky, and the best public offer for the card there’s ever been. If you’ve ever thought of getting the American Express® Gold Card this is the offer to jump on. And keeping it makes more sense than ever with the credits they’re delivering.

For rates and fees of the American Express® Gold Card, click here.

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Comments

  1. How a card looks and feels is at the top of the list of things I am unconcerned about. If its made of metal than it weighs down my wallet and I don’t carry it with me. Sapphire Reserve allows you to request a plastic card, which means I carry it for everyday spending.

  2. It would be nice to get to the point where cards are unnecessary and you can use your phone for everything. I sure am not going to carry 10 cards with me. Most sit at home. One reason why I’ve taken 2020 to cancel a bunch of cards.

    Unless the bonus makes it worthwhile for me, whether I get 4X or 3X points from dining doesn’t make much difference to a single guy, certainly not enough to make an AF of $250. At 2 cents per point, getting an extra point (4 vs 3) would require me spending $12,500 to cover the AF. Obviously I’m leaving out other possible benefits but it isn’t far off.

  3. I’m crushed. I got one of these special “rose gold” cards in 2018 for the exclusivity. I wanted waiters to notice my hefty metal card with a slightly different hue and how it differed from the merely gold, gold cards carried by others.

    Oh well, it was fun while it lasted.

  4. Assuming they continue to keep the original dining credit (and don’t cut Grubhub/Seamless out of it), adding the Uber credit essentially makes the annual fee ten bucks. Doesn’t get a lot better than that.

  5. Does anyone know how to stack this credit with the $15/mo Uber credit on the platinum card?

  6. @Richard Cope — Just include the Gold Card on your Uber app as one of the payment methods and the credit will appear as Uber Pay credit, just like the way the Platinum monthly credit appears.

  7. Gary,
    I have both the Gold and Platinum Amex and was wondering how to get the credits from both of them for Uber eats. When I signed up my Plat Amex, the terms said that had to be the card used to sign up for the discount program with Uber eats and then you would automatically get the $15 credit monthly. Do I have to use the $15 credit from the Plat and then switch to the Gold to get the $10 credit for it? I’m not sure how exactly to make this work and if I have to sign up for the monthly discount program with both cards or what. Any thoughts?

  8. @Buddy M

    Add both gold and plat to your Uber account, both credits will arrive there together on the first of the month. I currently use that setup for three plats and one gold – every month $55 appears in my Uber account.

  9. And there’s always somebody named CMorgan who gets mean because someone else has a different opinion than him

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