AMEX Limited Edition ROSE GOLD CARD Unboxing
AmEx Gold card in rose gold is so popular its causing delivery delay
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- The new features a new, metallic design, which is also available in a limited-edition rose gold until January 9.
- The rose gold version has been incredibly popular, which has prompted production delays.
- While new anecdotal reports suggest that new applicants are receiving their cards sooner than current cardholders, anyone interested in the card should expect delays, and should consequently make the request sooner rather than later.
- The new earns 4x points per dollar at US supermarkets (up to ,000 per year; 1x point after that) and restaurants, making it one of the most competitive cards for those categories. It also features valuable new benefits.
Earlier this month, American Express introduced a refreshed version of its venerable Premier Rewards Gold card. The new version, dubbed the , offers a significantly improved rewards earning scheme than the previous card.
It now earns 4x Membership Rewards points per dollar spent at US restaurants, as well as on the first ,000 spent each calendar year at US supermarkets. It also earns 3x points on flights booked directly through the airline, and 1x point on everything else.
In addition to more tangible benefits, like improved points-earning potential and up to 0 per year in dining credits, AmEx gave the new card a sharp, new metal design — a gold version of the Platinum Card's look.
Alongside the of the metal card, AmEx is offering a limited-edition rose gold card, which is available until January 9. New applicants can opt for the rose gold card when their application is approved, while current cardholders must request it as a card replacement — here's how to do that.
The rose gold design received significant buzz when it was announced, and there are indications that consumer demand has been proportionately high.
Users of the online community Reddit have reported extended waits after requesting a rose gold replacement for their , above the 7-10 days estimated by AmEx support chat representatives. To confirm reports, I contacted chat support through my account, having requested a rose gold card late last week. While the chat agent still cited 7-10 day processing and shipping time, he also said that due to high demand, I should expect a delay.
Representatives from American Express did not immediately return our inquiry.
My colleague Mara Leighton recently applied for the card and requested the rose gold version — she received it in less than a week. It's possible that AmEx is prioritizing new applicants, as existing cardholders can still use their plastic cards while they wait for the metal replacement.
While there is no reason to think that AmEx will run out of the rose gold card, it's possible that delays will continue or worsen. If you want a rose gold version, either as a current cardholder or a new applicant, it would be best to submit your request sooner rather than later.
Video: I Just Got the NEW AMEX GOLD CARD! 4x Categories, Rose Gold Version.
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