American Express is adding a new business card to its already impressive lineup of credit cards.  The Amex Business Gold Card has arrived.  This is an excellent option for those locked out of a Business Gold Rewards Card, as it comes with many of the same perks, and it comes with even better earning rates and bonus categories.

The new Business Gold Card will allow cardholders to earn 4x points on their top two spending categories (up to $150,000/year) from the following list:

  • Advertising in select US media
  • Purchsaes from select computer hardware, software, and cloud solutions
  • Gas
  • Restaurants
  • Shipping
  • Airfare purchased directly from airlines

The card also allows users to receive a 25% Pay With Points rebate, which gives you 25% of used points back when you pay for first or business-class tickets from any airline, and economy-tickets from an annually selected airline.  To receive this rebate, purchase must be made with Amex Travel.

The Business Gold Card forgoes a sign-up bonus for a free year of ZipRecruiter Standard and up to a year of G Suite Basic for 3 users.  If you happen to be referred by a friend, you will be eligible for a 50,000 Membership Rewards points bonus after making $5,000 in purchases on the card in three months.  The referral does not have to come from a Business Gold Card cardholder, so see if you know someone who can refer you!