Travel Card of the Week: the American Express® Gold Card

Foodies rejoice - your eating out indulgences just became more lucrative
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Foodies of the world rejoice. If, like me, you plan out a home-cooking menu for the week and abandon it by Tuesday in favor of your favorite Indian street food place, the American Express® Gold Card is for you.

Not only does it offer a generous 60,000 point intro bonus after spending $4000 in the first six months of owning the card, but it also earns you 4 points per dollar on restaurants worldwide, as well as delivery, takeout, and groceries in the US. So even that sad looking – but well-intentioned – bag of lettuce festering in the back of your fridge is earning you points while you gorge on the new Thai place down the road.

A lack of self-restraint has never been so rewarding.

Pros:

  • 60,000 point intro bonus after spending $4000 in six months

  • 4 x points per dollar on restaurants worldwide, and US takeaway and delivery

  • 4 x points per dollar on supermarkets in the US

  • 3 x points per dollar on flights booked through the Amex travel portal

  • $120 annual credit for GrubHub,  The Cheesecake Factory, Goldbelly, Wine.com, Milk Bar, and select Shake Shack locations

  • $120 annual credit for Uber, including UberEats (US only)

Cons

  • Amex remains hit or miss outside of the US (sad times for me)

  • Travel earnings are not great

  • Not very useful for anyone who doesn’t eat out a lot

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