In case you missed it; whether you are based in the UK or the US, when you apply for an American Express Gold Card, do NOT apply for a supplementary Gold Card holder during the application process.

Amex emailed me (2 months after I received my card), offering me an additional 3,000 Amex Rewards for free if I made an application for a supplementary card holder. They said “Apply for a Supplementary Preferred Rewards Gold Card and earn 3,000 Membership Rewards points for your first approved Card. Even better, your first Supplementary Card is complimentary.”

My husband got the same offer, just a month after he originally applied for the card, showing up in his “offers” in his online statement on the Amex app. It looks likely that, at least for now, this promotion is widely available.

Don’t Have The Gold Amex Yet?

Credit Cards are by far the best way to fly in Business Class for free. It is my air miles that get me my free upgrades and flights, not luck. For both my UK & US based readers, the best starter card for collecting miles is the FREE Amex Gold Card. This card is an incredible deal with a huge free bonus of Membership Rewards which convert directly to airline miles when you hit spend requirements. The UK American Express Gold Card offers 22,000 FREE bonus Membership Rewards. Contact me if you would like me to refer you via our Luxury Travel Concierge page.

If you are US based, the deal is even better; 25,000 FREE bonus points after you spend $2,000 in your first 3 months. You can apply via this link. There is also another brilliant free card for my US readers, which you can apply for at the same time which we recommend here. Combine these bonuses and you will earn you enough miles to fly in in style!

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