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American Express Gold Card

American Express Gold Card
American Express Gold Card, Credit: American Express®

Nothing sounds greater than ‘American’ when it comes to owning a banking card. Are you a traveler? Then the American Express Gold Card is the best fit for you. Travel in style and enjoy all the exclusive benefits of going around the globe.

There will always be something new to add on to the American Express Gold Card, one of the new lifestyle benefits include automatically qualifying for a monthly complimentary lifestyle reward voucher when you spend a minimum of R3500pm on your Gold Card.

Using the Gold Card gives you an opportunity to enjoy hotels and resorts benefits in over 30 countries worldwide at over 400 participating partners. Golfers or rather if you are a member of the Preferred Gold Programme you get exclusive deals and special advantage.

Get rewarded with a point for every R5 spent, this includes local and international purchases, and excludes cash withdrawals, casino chip purchases, fuel purchases, finance or other card charges, fees or taxes levied by Nedbank or the government, purchases of travellers cheques or other negotiable instruments, garage card transactions, budget account installments and interest thereon, insurance premiums and internet transfers/payments.

When you spend R10 000 within the first 3 months, you will be rewarded with 5 000 MR bonus points. The Gold Card enables you to receive up to 8 free visits per calendar year to Bidvest Premier Club domestic lounges in South Africa.

Key Features

  • Memorable Journey with exclusive travel benefits
  • Get 8 complimentary visits to the Premier Club domestic lounges in South Africa
  • Get discounts on Hertz and Avis car rentals
  • Get rewarded Monthly
  • 5 000 MR bonus points

Get rewarded 1 complimentary lifestyle voucher each month when you spend a minimum of R3500pm using the American Express Gold Card.

You can use the R100 voucher on Zando, Takealot.com and you can use it for airtime on selected SA Networks, or you can purchase a movie ticket at Nu Metro.  For one to qualify for a monthly lifestyle benefit, have to keep your account in good standing or active, you also have to spend R3500 or more per month (Cash withdrawals and/or transfers are not included)

In order to be able to redeem the benefits, you have to visit the Lifestyle Rewards from Amex page where you will be asked to enter your unique code.

Travel Features

  • Receive 8 free visits per calendar year to the Premier Club domestic lounges in South Africa located at OR Tambo, Cape Town, Durban, George, East London, and Port Elizabeth and Bloemfontein Airports.
  • Get automatically covered when you purchase your travel ticket using the Gold Card – You will automatically be covered together with your family for up to R4 million, both locally and internationally. (An optional comprehensive top-up is available when you are interested in it at low rates)
  • Get Hertz and Avis Car Rental discounts with Avis Preferred Plus and the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Programme

Enjoy hotel and resort benefits at over 400 participating hotels and resorts in over 30 countries around the globe. If you decide to stay longer than a night, you will receive up to US$75 in hotel credit (If you do not get the $75 in hotel credit, you will get a complimentary room upgrade when you check in whenever it’s available)

American Express Vacations comes with room upgrades, early check-ins, and late check-outs. The Gold Card comes with a complimentary membership to the elite Preferred Golf Programme in over 70 world-class golf resorts – get all the benefits that come with the Preferred Golf membership.

For every two nights, you spend at a hotel or resort, you will get a round of golf at over 70 golf resorts. If you are a Golfer, the Stay More package gets you a golf round discounts for two people.

Get Free Wi-Fi and room upgrades when available at check-in, you can make use of the Preferred Gold Page to make a booking if you are an American Express Gold Card Holder.

Car Rental

  • Get discounts when using your Gold Card as a Hertz Gold Rewards member when booking with Hertz.
  • Enjoy discounts and additional benefits as a part of the Avis Preferred Plus Programme

Rewards

  • To enjoy the American Express Rewards, you have to join the Membership Rewards Programme
  • For every R5 spent using the Gold Card, you get one point.
  • These points never expire and can be redeemed for a range of lifestyle rewards as well as travel rewards.
  • You get a point when you make purchases locally and internationally excluding fees, cash withdrawals, taxes levied by Nedbank or the government, fees, charges, etc.

To Apply

  • You need to be earning a minimum of R200 000 per annum
  • You must be 18 years or older
  • Be in possession of your ID and Proof of Income

2020 Fees

  • Credit facility service fee* (monthly) From R17,50.
  • Primary card  will cost you R60,00.
  • An additional card is Free.
  • The initiation costs a once-off R641,58.
  • Loyalty fees Linkage (monthly) R24,00.
  • Enrolment (once-off) Free.

More Information

Visit the American Express Gold Card Page for all the terms and product pricing, you may choose to apply online today.

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