Amex Green vs Gold

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Amex Green vs Gold

Postby dru » Sun Sep 25, 2011 11:01 pm

In a review here about the Amex Green, it states that the Green card is not worth getting. Question. What are the benefit's of the standard Gold card that offset the higher annual fee compared to the Green? not only that, but, you'd have to do a lot of traveling to offset the annual fee of the PR Gold compared to the Green. no?

Im not calling you out, just trying to figure out what the standard Gold offers over the Green that justifies the higher annual fee.

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Postby danpass » Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:58 pm

I've wondered the same thing.

But the Gold's didn't seem to offer much more for the higher AF.

So I have the Green and if I upgrade it would be to the Platinum.

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Postby Money card » Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:59 pm

with the Gold card you get gold card events, meaning you get access before the general public whether it be concert events, sporting etc.

Gold card members are suppose to get access to any kind of event before the public gets them. with the Gold you get a year end summary of all your charges, it comes in a booklet style.

with the green card you don't get these 2 benefits.

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Postby 4Runner » Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:23 am

Premier Rewards Gold Card is quite good, at least for me. it gives me 2X MRP on gas and groceries, and i spend some money on both every month... it already gave me 15K just on those two categories.

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Should I have both a Green and Gold card?

Postby Jolofman » Sat May 19, 2012 8:37 pm

Hello all, as the title of my post says I got approved for a Green Card on May 17th and today Saturday May 19th I applied for the gold Amex and got approved... both of them no yearly fee for the first 12 months period.

I was wondering should I cancel the green and stick with the gold, or keep both cards?

Thank you for your help :D

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Postby PopiLopi » Sun May 20, 2012 7:38 pm

The only 2 real differences are gold card events and no mileage restriction in the roadside assistance, with the green you have to be at least 50 miles away from home to get assistance
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Postby Money card » Sun May 20, 2012 8:11 pm

Jolofman wrote:Hello all, as the title of my post says I got approved for a Green Card on May 17th and today Saturday May 19th I applied for the gold Amex and got approved... both of them no yearly fee for the first 12 months period.

I was wondering should I cancel the green and stick with the gold, or keep both cards?

Thank you for your help :D


First of all do you travel on business? If not and you don't have a need for gold card events, this is what I think you should do. Get the gold card it's free for the first year, once both cards are in your hand if they give you 2 different account numbers then cancel the green.

Why not apply for the Blue Cash preferred that too is also free for the first year. That way you can have 1 of their premium credit cards and 1 of their lending credit cards.

when your year is up and you don't want to pay the 125 for the gold and 75 for the blue cash perfered you can call them and tell them to lower your levels to the Green and the Basic blue cash card.
If they give you the same account number on the gold as what you have on the green for the first year put your green card in a different wallet don't use that card for a year, next year comeback and let us know and we'll think of something.

If you do travel on business I would use 1 for business and 1 for personal use .

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Postby hematino » Sun May 20, 2012 11:42 pm

Is it possible to have two charge cards (without one being the Zync since it doesn't upgrade), both personal cards, with different account numbers? I've only had the green card just shy of two months now, and Amex keeps sending me offers for the gold (original gold, not PRG) offering to waive the annual fee and a progressively increasing number of bonus rewards points. I was always told you had to wait 13 months to upgrade cards, but if Amex allows you to hold more than one, maybe I'll just apply for the gold then.

The extra roadside assistance thing which include the 50 mile radius of home sounds really attractive to me, because my car is 21 years old, lol.
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Postby ivotedale » Mon May 21, 2012 12:49 am

Yes- if you want to take the hard credit inquiry you can certainly own two separate charge card accounts, assuming you are approved (you should be).

I too find the roadside assistance to be of a benefit, as I have a car about 15+ years old w/ 208,000 miles ha. Though I do have AAA premier as well, so I'm in good hands up to this point!
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Postby Crashem » Mon May 21, 2012 12:52 am

Yep, you can have multiple charge cards.
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