When American Express updated the Amex Gold card last year, one of the changes was that restaurant purchases would earn 4x Membership Rewards.
There was a fairly large drawback for international travelers though – 4x Membership Rewards would only be earned at US-based restaurants and not overseas eateries. Well, there’s good news on that front today as American Express has announced that the Amex Gold card will earn 4x at restaurants worldwide from June 6, 2019.
With the Chase Sapphire Reserve card earning 3x Ultimate Rewards on international dining and the Citi Prestige card earning 5x for international restaurants too, Amex has no doubt been under pressure to offer this category bonus for spending outside of the US.
Let’s just hope the international transactions code better than some US-based restaurants.