American Express Gold Card will earn 4x points at restaurants worldwide

Updated card includes new restaurant partner, extended bonus categories and limited-edition rose gold design


The American Express Gold card is extending its bonus on restaurant purchases to restaurants worldwide, a huge perk for frequent travelers. Plus, new cardholders who apply through Amex’s referral program are eligible for the rose gold card design for a limited time.

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The American Express® Gold Card is a favorite among foodies, thanks to a generous earning rate on both U.S. restaurant and U.S. supermarket purchases. Now, the card is even more appealing for frequent travelers. Starting June 6, 2019, cardholders will earn 4 points per dollar on restaurant purchases worldwide – not just in the U.S.

Cardholders can now use their Gold card freely for international dining and enjoy one of the highest rewards rates available on those purchases.

Unfortunately, the 4 points per dollar bonus on U.S. supermarket purchases (on up to $25,000 in purchases per year) will still be limited to domestic locations.

Other updates to the American Express Gold Card

The newly expanded restaurant category is not the only new change Amex Gold cardholders can enjoy. The issuer also recently added the online retailer Boxed to its annual dining credit. The perk offers cardholders who enroll $10 in statement credits per month (up to $120 per year) at participating restaurants, including Shake Shack, The Cheesecake Factory, Ruth’s Chris Steak House and Grubhub/Seamless.

The new addition of Boxed extends the dining credit’s potential, as cardholders can now apply their monthly statement credit toward bulk-grocery purchases with the retailer.

Additionally, the popular rose gold card design is available for new cardholders who apply through the American Express Refer a Friend program by July 17, 2019.

American Express Gold Card: At a glance

American Express® Gold Card
American Express Gold Card

Why should you get this card?  

The American Express Gold Card is very rewarding for travel, restaurant and supermarket purchases, and comes with a bevy of luxury travel and dining perks to boot.

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Other things to know

  • 4 points per dollar at restaurants worldwide, 4 points per dollar at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 in purchases per year), 3 points per dollar on flights booked directly with airlines or and 1 point per dollar on other purchases
  • $100 airline fee credit for incidental purchases with a selected airline
  • Up to $120 in dining credits per year at select restaurants
  • Free ShopRunner membership
  • No foreign transaction fees

Final thoughts

The American Express Gold card is one of the most lucrative travel and dining card’s available. For frequent travelers who enjoy dining out while on vacation, the new bonus on restaurants worldwide is a great opportunity to rack up significant rewards.

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