The American Express Gold Card customer service number is 1-800-528-4800. The number on the back of an Amex Gold Card works, too.
Another way to get in touch with a customer service rep is by logging in to your Amex Gold account online. Once logged in, look for the “Chat” button in the bottom corner of your home screen to start a live chat with a customer service rep.
American Express has a few different customer service phone numbers that Amex Gold card customers can use for different reasons. You can apply for an American Express credit card - including the Gold card - over the phone by calling 1-800-243-3888, from 6am to 2am ET, 7 days a week. Also, you can pay your credit card bill over the phone 24/7 by calling 1-800-472-9297.
American Express credit cards usually have a 25-day grace period. But it varies by card. Some Amex cards have a 30-day grace period. Others don’t have any grace period because their balances must be paid in full each month.
The American Express Gold Card limit is determined on a month-to-month basis, depending on the cardholder’s previous spending habits, income, credit standing, payment history and other factors. That is because Amex Gold has a feature called no preset spending limit, or “NPSL,” and it results in the monthly spending cap not being disclosed to the cardholder.… read full answer
While no pre-set spending limit can offer you some flexibility, it can be difficult in emergency situations. You can know roughly what you’re able to spend based on past months, but you never know exactly when a future purchase will be declined. There are reports of cardholders getting messages from Amex telling them that they are approaching the amount they can spend, though.
If you’d rather get a card with a set credit limit, some good rewards card options from Amex include the Cash Magnet, Blue Cash Preferred and Blue Cash Everyday cards.
American Express is accepted at 10.6 million merchant locations in the U.S. and in 160+ countries and territories abroad. But you’ll find some stores that have exclusive deals with the more popular networks, Visa and Mastercard. For example, Costco only accepts Visa cards now, after switching from Amex only in 2016. And despite the good number of foreign countries where you can use American Express cards, acceptance is on a merchant-by-merchant basis. So, coverage in a lot of countries is hit or miss.… read full answer
Here’s where American Express is accepted:
Where American Express is Accepted in the U.S.: 10.6 million merchants
Where American Express is Accepted Internationally: 160+ countries and territories
Countries Where American Express is Accepted Most: Canada, Australia, UK, India, Mexico
Places Where American Express is Not Accepted: Cuba, Sudan, South Sudan, Iran, Syria
Major Retailers That Accept American Express: Amazon, IKEA, Sears, Target, Walmart, Lowe’s, Apple, Best Buy, Staples, CVS
Major Retailers That Don’t Accept American Express: Costco, small non-chain stores/restaurants
So, an American Express card is enough for your shopping within the U.S. Though you may find some stores that don’t take it, the majority will. But you’ll probably want to have a no foreign transaction feeVisa or Mastercard when you go abroad. Those networks guarantee you worldwide coverage, with acceptance in over 200 countries and territories. And Mastercard and Visa cards are accepted just about universally within those regions. Amex cards still have hit-or-miss acceptance in many.
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