Business Gold Rewards from Amex Free No Longer
Today Amex has changed the terms of their Business Gold Rewards card. They have removed the first year free offer and have increased the annual fee to $250. Furthermore the required spending to receive 25 000 reward points has gone from $3000 to $5000 in the first three months.
The Amex Business Gold Rewards card is no longer an interesting offer for Amex points. You would be much better off getting the Amex Platinum card with offers 60K points on referral for $699. If you make use of the 2x $200 travel credits you will be effectively paying $299 for 60K points with a minimum $1K spend instead of $250 for 25K points and a minimum $5K spend. You would also have much better benefits!