American Express has been one of the top issuers when it comes to meeting cardholdersâ shifting needs. Last year, the issuer waived transfer fees for domestic airlines, offered valuable limited-time benefits and extended the period to earn a welcome bonus.
Amex has also announced new perks on The Platinum Card® from American Express, the American Express® Gold Card and the American Express® Green Card*, as well as changes to benefits on the Gold card. These changes are great news for cardmembers who frequently order food delivery â especially those who prefer Uber Eats.
Additionally, American Express is making the Rose Gold design a permanent option, available to new cardmembers and current cardholders who want to switch.
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Complimentary Eats Pass membership from Uber
Amex Green, Gold and Platinum cardholders now have access to a complimentary Eats Pass membership*. This monthly subscription option for Uber Eats users normally costs $119 a year or $9.99 per month.
The membership comes with deals on eligible restaurant takeout and grocery delivery, such as a $0 delivery fee (including on grocery deliveries over $30 from select merchants) and 5% off restaurant orders over $15 (taxes and service fees may apply and do not count toward order minimum).
To use this offer and get up to 12 months of free Eats Pass, cardmembers need to enroll by Dec. 31, 2021.
*Uber Eats Pass will auto-bill starting 12 months from initial enrollment in this offer, at then-current monthly rate.Â
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Changes in benefits for Amex Gold cardholders
Amex Gold cardmembers are getting an even sweeter deal. On top of the new Eats Pass perk and the existing $120 annual dining credit, they will also get up to $120 per year in Uber Cash. The credits will be doled out in $10 monthly increments. Note that unused credits wonât roll over in the next month. Cardholders will get a notification from their Uber Eats app each time credits are added, letting them know when they are going to expire.
Unfortunately, the updated Amex Gold wonât retain all of the benefits it has previously offered. Namely, the $100 airline fee credit, which could be applied toward incidental airline fees, including for checked bags and seat selection with an airline of your choice, is leaving the card. New cardmembers wonât have access to this credit, but current customers will be able to use it until Dec. 31, 2021.
With the dining credit, Uber Cash benefit and the last of their airline fee credit, current American Express Gold cardholders can get up to $340 in annual credits this year. Considering the card only charges a $250 annual fee, itâs an excellent deal. And even without the airline fee credit, new cardmembers will be able to receive $240 in annual credits, which almost offsets the fee as well.
Rose Gold design is coming back
The American Express Rose Gold card was a limited edition of the Gold Card released in 2018. It came in a metallic rose color and became a popular design option.
In fact, it was so popular the issuer has decided to bring it back as a permanent design option. Prospective cardmembers will be able to choose the design when submitting their application. Existing customers can get the Gold card in Rose Gold too, but theyâll need to contact Amex to request a new card.
Is this a good time to apply for an American Express card?
If youâve been considering getting an Amex, now might be the perfect time â especially with all the changes coming to the Amex Gold this year. Besides, the card is currently offering a 60,000-point welcome bonus (after spending $4,000 on purchases in the first 6 months) through CreditCards.com, and you might earn even more points if you apply through CardMatchâ¢.
See related: Amex Platinum offers bonus up to 125,000 points via CardMatch
*All information about the American Express Green Card has been collected independently by CreditCards.com and has not been reviewed by the issuer. This offer is no longer available on our site.