American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card

Old Jun 20, 12, 12:28 pm
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American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card

Hey guys -

Just got what I think is a targeted offer from AE. I have not ever signed up for an AE so I was wondering if people had input about this particular card.

I got sent in the mail an offer for the American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card. 50k Miles with $1000 spend in first 3 months. No first year fee, 3x airfare, 2x gas/groceries.

Is this worth it for a first time AE holder who is just getting into the rewards collecting?

Is this also the program that has the much heralded "transfer bonuses"?

Thanks!
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Old Jun 20, 12, 12:37 pm
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Go for it. This is a membership rewards card and membership rewards is the Amex program with transfer bonuses.

I received the same targeted offer more than a year ago. It was my first churn.
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Old Jun 20, 12, 1:01 pm
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Originally Posted by stompey5 View Post
I got sent in the mail an offer for the American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card. 50k Miles with $1000 spend in first 3 months. No first year fee, 3x airfare, 2x gas/groceries.

Is this worth it for a first time AE holder who is just getting into the rewards collecting?

Is this also the program that has the much heralded "transfer bonuses"?

Thanks!
That is an excellent offer. They sometimes have transfer bonuses to airlines like British Airways and Delta. Last one was 50% to BA.
http://www.membershiprewards.com/cat...=transfer&No=0
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Old Jun 20, 12, 1:08 pm
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This link list only the transfer partners:

http://www.membershiprewards.com/cat...readcrumb=true

(ddallas's link includes some airline partners which offered fixed rewards, but do not accept transfers.)
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Old Jun 20, 12, 1:10 pm
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Go for it. But don't aggresively manufacture spend or Cardinal Fang might come calling with a financial review.

Chase cards are much better designed for devilishly creative spend manufacturing.

Originally Posted by stompey5 View Post
Hey guys -

Just got what I think is a targeted offer from AE. I have not ever signed up for an AE so I was wondering if people had input about this particular card.

I got sent in the mail an offer for the American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card. 50k Miles with $1000 spend in first 3 months. No first year fee, 3x airfare, 2x gas/groceries.

Is this worth it for a first time AE holder who is just getting into the rewards collecting?

Is this also the program that has the much heralded "transfer bonuses"?

Thanks!
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Old Jun 20, 12, 2:33 pm
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When you login to apply I think you will see that the system will also offer you the option of applying for a Platinum Card as discussed in this thread:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/ameri...inum-100k.html

Please follow the discussion in that thread.
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