Epicureans rejoice: A new American Express Gold Rewards Card is launching in New Zealand. Boasting an array of dining rewards, this new product will benefit Card Members while supporting the local hospitality sector.

This all-new, all-metal Card is available in a choice of classic gold or rose gold.

Let’s take a look at what’s on offer:

Dine out on the house

One of the only dining-focused credit cards in the market, 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 2 times a year, once per defined calendar period. That’s up to $200 back each year.

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.

The selection includes top-rated restaurants across Aotearoa such as Ben Bayly’s acclaimed eatery Ahi, the seasonal and soulful Alma, Hopgoods & Co. as well as Aosta in Arrowtown. Browse the full list of participating restaurants here.

Enjoy a $300 Statement Credit

For a limited time, 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 also receive a generous $300 statement credit.  T&Cs apply. New Card Members only.

Other benefits to know about

As you’d expect, American Express Membership Rewards are also earned on all spend. For every dollar spent on purchases made on the American Express Gold Rewards Card, two Membership Rewards Points are earned. Card Members can earn more points by getting Additional Cards for family members at no extra fee, up to 4 Additional Card Members.

The Card offers up to 55 days interest-free on Credit Card purchases (T&Cs apply) and a range of American Express Card Member benefits.

Need to know

The all-metal American Express Gold Rewards Card comes with an annual fee of $200. Simply by using the included dining benefits, it’s possible to offset the cost of the annual fee. To apply, you’ll need to be able to report an annual income of $50,000 or more, be 18 years or over and have no history of bad debt or payment default.

The offer of a $300 Statement Credit is available to new Card Members who apply online by May 30 2022, are approved and spend $1,500 on their new Card in the first 3 months from Card approval date.

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