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Premier Rewards Gold refresh: 4x USA dining, groceries, $10/mon dining credit. $250.

Old Oct 4, 18, 1:05 pm
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Faq amex: https://www.americanexpress.com/us/campaigns/gold-card/gold-update-faqs.html

For existing and new cardholders
  • Changes below are effective immediately
    • 4x US grocery (25k/calendar year), 4x US dining* (*pervasive reports that many dining transactions are not coding as 4x, including but not limited to those from Square or Toast-based POS systems. Scroll down in thread for more reports and information.)
    • $120 dining credit ($10 monthly in certain restaurants)
  • No change
    • $100 calendar year airline reimbursement
  • Other
    • $250 AF (see below for existing cardholders)
    • No 2x gas (removed, see below for existing cardholders who have it till Oct 2019)
  • Metal card (contactless)
    • Rose gold card - limited edition until Jan 9 2019
    • Regular gold card

For new cardholders (Oct 4 2018 and after)
  • You may be able to find targeted/referal 50k/$2k, but first AF is not waived
  • Signup bonus: You get 20% off restaurant up to $500 restaurant spend (3 month)
  • You do not get 2x gas (only for existing cardholders, see below)

For existing cardholders (Oct 3 2018 or before)
  • AF will change to $250 for anniversary dates after April 1 2019
  • 2x gas will be removed after Oct 2019
  • You can chat/call for the gold/rosegold metal card. AU card will get whatever primary cardholder is getting, cannot be different
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Premier Rewards Gold refresh: 4x USA dining, groceries, $10/mon dining credit. $250.

Old Oct 21, 18, 10:02 am
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This is the reason they're offering you card number now once approved so you can order things online.

BTW, was NK one of the designated airlines in the past?
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Old Oct 21, 18, 11:18 am
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Originally Posted by vincewy
....NK one of the designated airlines in the past?
Tiny amount of discussion here:

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/amer...irit-only.html
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Old Oct 21, 18, 1:35 pm
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Award wallet phone app

I use the award wallet phone app. If you link your amex card, it tells you the exact number of days until your dining credit expires. Also keeps track of your points.
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Old Oct 22, 18, 9:41 am
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Originally Posted by Happy
I dont think it is the case.

Below is what I posted The Bolded part is the "Subcategory" and it is clearly shown as GROCERY STORES, SUP(ERMARKETS)

It still does not earn category bonus.

Pretty sure it goes by the MCC the merchant uses. Who knows what the merchant uses. Since Visa pays 2x as it should be, but AMEX only earns 1x, so AMEX must be using a different criteria to determine what grocery spends would be. What I lose is the additional 2x under the new Gold card earnings. I dont even know if I would keep the PRG turned Gold when my first year fee waived is up next May. If AMEX would prefer to give me targeted offer every 18 to 36 months on the same card, I am all for it. 50K sign up bonus at $2K spend beats any 4x any day!


confirmed my favorite meat store is not considered supermarket. it's coded as Groceries though.. but the description of Freezer/Locker throws off the point system.


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Old Oct 22, 18, 2:36 pm
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Requested my rose gold card on 10/15. I'd love it if it came today, but if Amex is still swamped, I guess I should not expect it.
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Old Oct 22, 18, 2:40 pm
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I like to continue to use my old gold plastic. It is not that flashy. Rose gold card is mainly for ladies. IMO.
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Old Oct 22, 18, 2:40 pm
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Originally Posted by zorbachs
Requested my rose gold card on 10/15. I'd love it if it came today, but if Amex is still swamped, I guess I should not expect it.
Applied/approved 10/10, shipped notification 10/21
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Old Oct 22, 18, 2:54 pm
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Originally Posted by boulderlaw
Applied/approved 10/10, shipped notification 10/21
I assumed they'd still have a wait. I ordered the gold metal replacement on 10/4, shipped on 10/8 and got it on 10/11. Later, I went for the rose gold mainly because it's limited edition and won't be available in a few months. There's no expected delivery date on my account and I am unsure I'll even get a shipment notification. I was an existing card holder before these upgrades.
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Old Oct 22, 18, 3:05 pm
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I applied for the new metal card on 10/6... still not here. Should I call in?
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Old Oct 22, 18, 3:09 pm
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Originally Posted by rooivalk
I applied for the new metal card on 10/6... still not here. Should I call in?
Which color? Do you have an expected delivery date on your account?
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Old Oct 22, 18, 5:16 pm
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Rumored Citi Prestige refresh has 5x on Air and Dining. This space is getting interesting!
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Old Oct 22, 18, 7:07 pm
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Originally Posted by JHake10
Rumored Citi Prestige refresh has 5x on Air and Dining. This space is getting interesting!
Nice.
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Old Oct 22, 18, 9:32 pm
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Originally Posted by JHake10
Rumored Citi Prestige refresh has 5x on Air and Dining. This space is getting interesting!

yep! Next January!

i already have a Prestige....and just got this AMEX Gold Card.

Looks like Im going to start using my Prestige a lot more next year!
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Old Oct 22, 18, 9:57 pm
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the Amex site now shows 50k MR after $2k spend offer.. I guess all the referral links floating around isnt as exclusive now. Is anyone else seeing the offer? I am on mobile, not private.
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Old Oct 23, 18, 12:03 am
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Most of my workday lunches are at food trucks that all use Square. None of those transactions are triggering the 4x based on the activity history, while places like subway and chipotle are coding fine.

I am just waiting for the first statement at the end of the month to confirm. If it doesn't trigger, then I will be moving my dining spend to the Citi Prestige once the 5x goes into effect to see if the bonus credits properly.
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