Amex Gold Card To Earn 4x At Restaurants Worldwide From June 6


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.

Gammon steak at a Beefeater restaurant in the UK
Gammon steak at a Beefeater restaurant in the UK – paying for this will soon earn 4x on the Amex Gold card

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.

h/t Doctor of Credit

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For the second time today you guys need to clarify that this is for the NEW gold card, not the existing one which continues to earn 3x points in the bonus category of your choice. AND, this NEW card has a higher annual fee, $250 I believe. You need to research this and clarify it for your reader just like the other blog has been instructed to do.


Do folks still need to call in to have restaurant category points credit appropriately? This may be all a wash if AMEX still can’t credit points as they should.

rick b
rick b

I’ve been getting proper coding of restaurants. Good luck finding a restaurant abroad that’ll cheerfully accept AMEX. I’m sure it’ll happen in some upscale touristy place but most local joints stick to visa/mc plus some local card flavor.


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