Our Review:
The American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card from our partner is one of our favorite cards for spending. In our opinion, it is even better than the Business Gold Rewards Card for accruing Membership Rewards points—especially if you’re a traveler.

The Premier Rewards Gold Card gives you triple miles on airfare purchased directly from airlines, double points at U.S. gas stations and U.S. grocery stores and single points on everything else. The current initial sign up bonus for new card members is 25,000 Membership Rewards® points after completing a minimum spend of $2,000 in the first three months. The annual fee of $195 is waived for the first year of Card Membership—and this one is still worth keeping beyond the initial year if you’re able to maximize the mileage.

The Facts:

  • Earn 25,000 Membership Rewards® points after you use your new Card to make $2,000 in purchases in your first 3 months.
  • New: 2X points at U.S. restaurants.
  • Earn 3X points for flights booked with airlines, Earn 2X points at US supermarkets and US gas stations. Earn 1X points on other purchases. Terms and limitations apply.
  • New: There are no foreign transaction fees with your Premier Rewards Gold Card.
  • New: $100 Airline Fee Credit. Up to $100 a year for incidental fees with your selected airline.
  • With The Hotel Collection, you can get up to a $75 hotel credit on qualifying charges any time you use your Card to book a stay of at least two consecutive nights.
  • $0 Intro Annual Fee for the 1st year, then $195.
  • Terms and limitations apply.See Rates & Fees

Verdict: The card to use for charging your airline tickets.

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