American Express

Amex Gold Card Welcome Offers: Now 35,000 or 40,000 or 50,000 Points

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Until yesterday, there were two offers floating around: The public and affiliate links were offering 25,000 points as part of the Welcome Offer, while a referral from a friend (or yourself) earned 50,000 bonus points.

As of today, all old refer a friend offers have expired.

And there are now three different offers floating around.

1: The public offer has increased to 35,000 points. This is what you’ll see if you just go to the American Express website.

2: Referral offers (from yourself or a friend) are now offering 40,000 points

3: And if you go to the American Express website in a private/incognito browser, you may get the following offer for 50,000 points:

I’m not quite sure why American Express chooses to play around with the offers this way. For sure, if you take the 35,000 offer and later realize you could have had 40,000 or even 50,000 points, it’s a bit of a sting on your loyalty right off the bat.

Still, this is what it is, so best to be informed. Try the incognito mode first. If that doesn’t work use a referral link.

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