There are five Amex Business Gold categories for bonus points: advertising, airfare, computer expenses, gas and shipping. You’ll earn 2 points per $1 spent in four of those bonus categories, plus 3 points per $1 in the fifth. And you get to pick which category gets that maximum bonus rate. You’ll receive extra points on the first $100,000 you spend in each of the Amex Business Gold bonus categories each year. After that, it’s back to the regular rewards rate of 1 point per $1 spent. To pick a category for 3X points, go to the Business Gold Rewards page and log in.
Business Gold’s bonus categories are pretty straightforward. But there are some minor restrictions you should know about. So I’ll recap the exact categories below.
Here are the Amex Business Gold categories for bonus rewards:
Airfare purchased directly from the airline
Television, radio, and online advertising in the US
Gas purchased at gas stations
Courier, postal, and freight shipping
Computer hardware, software, and cloud computing
After you open your Amex Business Gold account, you have two months to select your 3X bonus category. If you don’t, it will automatically be travel booked through the airline. And you can only change your category once a year, from December 1stto January 31st.
The categories are: airfare purchased directly from airlines, US purchases for advertising in select media, US purchases at gas stations, US purchases for shipping, US computer hardware, software and cloud computing purchases made directly from select providers.
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