Good afternoon everyone. Earlier today, I wrote Dilemma: Spend $15,000 on Chase World of Hyatt Credit Card to Earn Extra Free Night Certificate? In that post, I mentioned that I did a mini App-O-Rama. I applied for 4 cards and was instantly approved for 1: the American Express Gold Card (my referral link). Hopefully the 3 other pending credit card applications come back as approved. I will keep you posted on those results in the next few weeks. Anyway, I liked the American Express Gold Card for the juicy sign up bonus (spend $2,000 in 3 months and get 50,000 Membership Rewards Points), 4x Membership Rewards Points on restaurants & grocery, $100 airline fee credit, and $10 monthly dining credit (which I plan to use at Grubhub to pickup lunch once a month). Unfortunately, I am not very excited about the $250 annual fee.
Much to my surprise, I was instantly approved for the credit card. I was also offered the ability to view my card number now. Yes please!
American Express gives you 3 minutes to save your card number, so I took a screenshot and copied the card number to a notepad file. I then added my new card to my Apple Wallet (and used it twice last night).
I also received an email from American Express stating that I was approved for the American Express Gold Card and that the card should arrive soon.
I am hopeful that the 3 other pending credit card applications will turn into approvals, but until they do, I will work on meeting the minimum spending requirement on my new American Express Gold Card. If you have any questions about the American Express Gold Card, please leave a comment below. Have a great day everyone!