The current American Express metal card offers are American Express Gold, American Express Platinum, the Centurion (“Black”) Card and Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant. Metal American Express cards tend to be expensive premium rewards cards.
The best American Express metal card is the Amex Platinum Card. It is made from a mix of metals including stainless steel, and it offers 5 points per $1 spent on flights and hotels, hundreds of dollars in statement credits and an initial bonus of 100,000 points. This card does have an annual fee of $695, though.
That being said, it’s best not to let a card’s material have a big impact on whether or not you choose to apply. After all, whether an American Express card is metal or plastic has no bearing on the card’s features. So make sure you get a card that caters to your needs, even if it’s one that looks less prestigious.
The Wells Fargo Propel Card is an American Express metal card worth noting. While it’s issued by Wells Fargo, it’s on the American Express network. The card offers substantial rewards. And it has a $0 annual fee, which is very uncommon among metal credit cards.
Yes. Amex Gold is a metal card. The American Express Gold Card has been made of metal ever since Amex rebranded it from Premier Rewards Gold (PRG) in 2018. New Amex Gold applicants don’t need to specify that they want a metal card, either – it’s standard.
It’s worth noting that regardless of the name “Amex Gold,” the Amex Gold card is not made of gold. But it is worth quite a bit in ongoing rewards. Cardholders get 4 points per $1 spent at restaurants (including takeout and delivery), plus 4 points per $1 on the first $25,000 spent annually at U.S. grocery stores. That’s in addition to 3 points per $1 spent at airlines or on bookings through Amex Travel, and 1 point per $1 spent on everything else. There are also annual credits for dining and Uber charges, which, together, nearly pay for Amex Gold’s $250 annual fee.… read full answer
No, Amex Cash Magnet is not a metal card. It’s available only as a traditional plastic credit card. Amex currently offers a number of metal cards. Those include the Platinum Card, Gold Card and the invitation-only Centurion “Black” Card. There’s also the Business Gold Card, Business Platinum Card and the co-branded Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant hotel card, among others. Wells Fargo issues the metal Propel card, which is also on the American Express credit card network.… read full answer
It’s good to note that metal credit cards are usually relatively expensive luxury rewards cards, compared to the Cash Magnet Card, which has a $0 annual fee and offers 1.5% cash back on all purchases. Amex Cash Magnet is a great cash back credit card option, even if it’s not as flashy looking as a metal card.
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