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Mastercard® Gold Card™
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Mastercard® Gold Card™

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Reward Rates
2%2% Value for Airfare Redemptions
2%2% Value for Cash Back Redemptions
1XEarn one point for every one dollar spent.
Balance Transfers Intro APR
0% intro APR for the first 15 billing cycles on BT within first 45 days; APR after will be 14.99%
Purchases Intro APR
N/A
Regular APR
14.99% Variable
Annual Fee
$995 ($295 for each Authorized User added to the account)

Highlights

  • Patented 24K-gold-plated front and carbon back-weighing 22 grams.
  • 2% value for airfare redemptions with no blackout dates or seat restrictions. 2% value for cash back redemptions. Earn one point for every one dollar spent.
  • Annual Airline Credit—up to $200 in statement credits toward flight-related purchases including airline tickets, baggage fees, upgrades and more. Up to a $100 application fee credit for the cost of TSA Pre✓® or Global Entry.
  • Enrollment in Priority Pass™ Select with access to 1,300+ airport lounges worldwide with no guest limit. Includes credits at select airport restaurants for cardholder and one guest.
  • 24/7 Luxury Card Concierge®—available by phone, email and live mobile chat. Around-the-clock service to help you save time and manage tasks big and small.
  • Exclusive Luxury Card Travel® benefits—average value of $500 per stay (e.g., resort credits, room upgrades, free wifi, breakfast for two and more) at over 3,000 properties.
  • Cell phone protection for eligible claims of up to $1,000 each year. Plus additional World Elite Mastercard® benefits.
  • Annual Fee: $995 ($295 for each Authorized User). Terms and conditions apply.

Features

  • 0% Introductory APR
    0% Introductory APR
  • Airport Lounge Access
    Airport Lounge Access
  • Auto Rental Insurance
    Auto Rental Insurance
  • Balance Transfer
    Balance Transfer
  • Cash Back
    Cash Back
  • Concierge Service
    Concierge Service
  • EMV
    EMV
  • Excellent Credit
    Excellent Credit
  • Extended Warranty Program
    Extended Warranty Program
  • Free Credit Score
    Free Credit Score
  • Good Credit
    Good Credit
  • Lost Luggage Reimbursement
    Lost Luggage Reimbursement
  • Mobile Pay Ready
    Mobile Pay Ready
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees
    No Foreign Transaction Fees
  • Points
    Points
  • Price Protection
    Price Protection
  • Private Jet Access
    Private Jet Access
  • Purchase Protection
    Purchase Protection
  • Rewards
    Rewards
  • Roadside Assistance
    Roadside Assistance
  • Travel
    Travel
  • Travel Accident Insurance
    Travel Accident Insurance
  • Travel Assistance
    Travel Assistance
  • Trip Cancellation Insurance
    Trip Cancellation Insurance
  • TSA/Customs Reimbursement
    TSA/Customs Reimbursement
  • Unsecured credit card
    Unsecured credit card
  • World Elite Mastercard®
    World Elite Mastercard®
  • Zero Fraud Liability
    Zero Fraud Liability

Staff Review

Editor's Rating:

2.9 out of 5

Our take: With an exorbitant annual fee and average rewards earning rate, the Mastercard Gold Card is not for the average cardholder; cardholders looking for a unique card that conveys status may, however, enjoy the card’s luxury perks.

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