American Express Gold Getting New $120 Annual Uber Credit, Complimentary Eats Pass

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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. And it’s getting a new Uber credit, too.

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.

The American Express® Gold Card will get a new Uber credit in 2021 of up to $120 per year – $10 per month – in the form of Uber Cash that can be used for rides or Uber Eats.

Starting today, it (along with the Platinum and Green cards) is also getting 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 that will require 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).

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. I have this card as I gave up the Platinum Card months ago (GREAT MOVE!).
    Now, as we are all in a massive “something”…. I really don’t need the AMEX GOLD card…. I may actually move to the Green Card. Seems smarter.
    Only real bonus for the Gold Card was the 3X bonus on airfare. But, only leisure travel is now happening and all the planes are packed so its a mess!
    Calling AMEX GOLD now to cancel! thanks for the reminder

  2. So do us AMEX Platinum card members now get a $240 yearly Uber credit or are they just laughing at us for spending way much more in annuals fees than Gold card holders for increasingly the same benefits?

  3. Just downgraded from AMEX Platinum to Gold (5 months ago). Now, as we are in the second wave of this mess—— downgraded to save money (love it!) ….. to the AMEX Green.
    Thank you so much for the reminder to get in financial check!

  4. Haha 1987 wants to make sure we know s/he’s cancelling. I hear you! 🙂

    For what it’s worth, this doesn’t help most folks in 2020 (do you like overspending on meals? or do you like catching the ‘rona from Ubers?), so Amex missed the mark on this. I’ll cancel before my AF hits in December. That will leave only Green…

  5. generally i’ve been able to use the uber credit for uber eats instead of doing the delivery (which just wastes about $5 of your credit, i just do pickups so with the COVID situation, i’ve actually been able to use the credit more consistently. I just wish the credit wasn’t this once a month thing, I don’t mind if they want you to do multiple transactions ($10 per transaction) but if only they allowed it to be done any time during the year, that would make it more useful

  6. Re: 1987 do stop being a cellar dweller and go somewhere. There’s a whole world out there if you’re not scared of your shadow.

  7. Pro tip: if you’re using Uber/dd/gh/whatever for pickup, try calling the restaurant and see if they offer a discount for ordering direct. Most restaurants I frequent have cheaper direct pricing *and* offer 10-25% off for calling in, since it’s still a better deal for them. Support your local businesses.

  8. @1987 – you can use the Uber credit for Uber eats. Also, if you select the “pickup” option on Uber eats you avoid the delivery charge. Prices are slightly higher than restaurant menus but I still get good value on my Amex credits.

    I’ve had the Amex Platinum card for years (along w DL Platinum Amex and Hilton Surpass Amex) – just signed up today for the Gold card. I had a Gold card years ago and upgraded it to Platinum (hence my Platinum card shows member since 86). IMHO, the 60,000 Membership Rewards points (yes I qualified since never got a points bonus on my previous Gold card), credits (easily approximate card fee) and earnings for restaurants and groceries make this a no brainer. This is my 4th Amex card so likely capped w them (no others I really feel I have to have). I’m now at 6/24 so no Chase cards until at least 10/21 (will be at 3/24 then) but I’m good w what I have.

  9. Not helpful … I do not use Uber, Lyft, or any other similar outfit. A real taxicab is fine for me, as is public transit. I do have the American Express Delta card. I figure if the two of us make one round trip flight a year we’ve made the fee back on not having checked baggage charges, plus earning points keeps my Delta Sky Miles account active.

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