Epicureans rejoice: The American Express Gold Rewards Card has launched in New Zealand! Serving up an array of dining, travel and lifestyle rewards, this all-new, all-metal Card is available in a choice of classic gold or rose gold.
For a limited time, new Card Members can score a generous $300 back! The $300 Statement Credit is awarded when you apply online by 30 May 2022, are approved and spend $1,500 on your new Card in the first 3 months of Card Membership. New Card Members only.
The American Express Gold Rewards Card also delivers up to 2 x $100 Dining Credits each calendar year (T&Cs apply), a high, uncapped earn rate of 2 Membership Rewards points per $1 on spend, and an array of American Express Card Member benefits.
Or, read on to discover the key benefits on offer with Amex’s newest card.
Get $300 back to your Card
New Card Members who apply by May 30, 2022, are approved and meet the minimum spend of $1,500 in the first 3 months, will receive a generous $300 statement credit. T&Cs apply. New Card Members only.
The $300 Statement Credit is offered in addition to the $200 dining benefit, which we cover directly below.
You’ll need to allow 8 to 10 weeks for the $300 to be credited to your Account after the spend criteria has been met.
Enjoy up to $200 dining credit each year
Each year, the American Express Gold Rewards Card offers up to $200 in dining credits each year to be used at any of American Express’ Local Dining Collection partner restaurants.
The benefit works like this:
Spend $100 or more, in one transaction on your American Express Gold Rewards Card at a participating Dining Collection restaurant and receive a $100 credit. The offer is valid up to two times a year, once per defined calendar period. That’s up to $200 back each year. T&Cs apply.
When it comes to using this benefit, you’ll be spoiled for choice. At the time of writing, there are 57 participating restaurants in the North Island, including 50 in Auckland. The South Island boasts 17 participating restaurants, including 11 in Otago.
Earn 2 Membership Rewards points per $1 spend (uncapped)
The American Express Gold Rewards Card unlocks an earn rate of 2 Membership Rewards points per $1, everywhere you spend (including overseas).
And, like all American Express credit cards issued in New Zealand, there’s no spending cap, ever, so there is no limit to the number of Membership Rewards Points you can earn with this card.
The American Express Membership Rewards programme lets you earn points which you can spend in a wide variety of ways, simply by shopping with your American Express Gold Rewards card.
Boasting seven leading airline transfer partners and the ability to exchange your points for gift cards and more, American Express Membership Rewards covers all major travel, shopping, and entertainment brands.
Enjoy high Card acceptance with American Express
The network of merchants accepting Amex in New Zealand is extensive and growing larger each day, so there’s no shortage of places where you can use your card to earn points.
In fact, over 22,000 businesses have started accepting American Express across New Zealand since the start of 2019.
These new merchants join the tens of thousands of businesses across New Zealand that already accept American Express – from local shops and restaurants to supermarkets, petrol stations, and airlines.
Unlock exclusive American Express Card Member rewards
The American Express Gold Rewards Card is your ticket to a range of exclusive offers and valuable lifestyle benefits, designed to help you save money and reward Card Membership. There are many perks on offer, including:
- Additional Cards are $0: Arrange additional cards free of charge for family members, helping you to earn more points
- Access exclusive entertainment offers – including pre-sale tickets, reserved seats and competitions
- Enjoy Spend and Save promotions via Amex offers. This includes Auckland Restaurant month, which we’ve previously written about here, and
- Get peace of mind with Online Fraud Protection Guarantee
- Receive an emergency Card within 48 hours: If your Card is ever lost or stolen, you can usually get a replacement within 48 hours, virtually anywhere in the world
American Express Gold Rewards Card eligibility
Before applying for an American Express Gold Rewards Card, you’ll need to make sure you meet the following criteria:
- Be aged 18 or over
- Have no history of bad debt or payment default
- Have a personal gross (pre-tax) annual income of $50,000 or more
- Have the right to work in New Zealand, and
- If self-employed, have been trading for at least 18 months (or 12 months if you hold an existing American Express issued Card)
How to apply for the American Express Gold Rewards Card
To get the $300 back as a Statement Credit, you must apply by 30 May 2022, be approved and spend $1,500 on your new Card within the first 3 months. New Card Members only, T&Cs apply.
Plus, enjoy up to $200 Dining Credit (2 x $100 Dining Credits) each year when you spend at participating local Dining Collection restaurants. T&Cs apply.
The secure application form on the secure American Express website takes less than 10 minutes to complete. Amex will be able to give you a response in 5-10 working days.
Don’t miss this special opportunity to unlock significant rewards with the all-new, all-metal American Express Gold Rewards Card!