The rewards rate for Amex Gold card gas purchases is 1 point / $1 spent, the same rate as any purchase outside of the card’s bonus categories. More specifically, Amex Gold card gives 4 points per $1 at U.S. supermarkets (up to $25,000 spent per year), 4 points per $1 at restaurants worldwide (plus takeout and delivery in the U.S.), 3 points per $1 on flights booked directly with airlines or on amextravel.com, and 1 point per $1 on all other purchases.
The Amex Gold card card did give a bonus on gas purchases in the past, with 2 points per $1 spent, but Amex dropped that category from this card in 2019. If you want an American Express card that gives good value on gas purchases, you have a few different choices.
Best American Express Gas Cards
Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express: 6% cash back at U.S. supermarkets (up to $6,000 spent per year), 6% back on select U.S. streaming subscriptions, 3% back at U.S. gas stations and on transit, and 1% back on all other purchases, earned as statement credits.
Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express: 3% cash back at U.S. supermarkets, U.S. gas stations and on U.S. online retail purchases (up to $6,000 spent per year in each category), as well as 1% back on all other purchases, earned as statement credits.
You can also check out our editors’ latest picks for the best gas credit cards on the market to weigh your options.
Yes, the Amex Gold card is a metal card. New Amex Gold card applicants don’t need to specify that they want a metal card, either – it’s standard.
It’s worth noting that regardless of its name, the Amex Gold card is not made of gold. But it is worth quite a bit in ongoing rewards. Cardholders get an initial bonus of 60,000 points for spending $4,000 in the first 6 months. Plus, this card gives 4 points per $1 at U.S. supermarkets (up to $25,000 spent per year), 4 points per $1 at restaurants worldwide (plus takeout and delivery in the U.S.), 3 points per $1 on flights booked directly with airlines or on amextravel.com, and 1 point per $1 on all other purchases. There are also annual credits for dining and airline charges, which, together, help offset the Amex Gold card’s $250 annual fee.… read full answer
Though the Amex Gold card does not have a traditional lounge access benefit, it’s also a lot cheaper than most cards that offer this benefit. The Amex Gold card’s annual fee is $250 while, for example, the American Express Platinum card’s is $695.… read full answer
That said, if you’re an extremely frequent traveler and use airport lounges on a regular basis, it’s worth getting a credit card with free Global Lounge Collection access. It would cost thousands of dollars to buy unlimited access to all of those lounge brands individually.
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