Unboxing my American Express Gold Card: Card Art & Welcome Documents

Good morning everyone, I hope you had a great weekend.  A few days ago, I was instantly approved for the American Express Gold Card.  I was able to add the Gold Card to my Apple Wallet and use it a few times via Apple Pay.  I am happy to report that I got my new Gold Card via UPS Next Day Air and I can do an unboxing post for this card.  In case you missed my last unboxing post, don’t forget to read Unboxing My US Bank Altitude Reserve Visa Infinite Credit Card: Card Art, Welcome Letter & Booklet.  Here is the front and back of the American Express Gold Card (my referral link).  As you can tell, the front of the card is a much darker gold than the back of the card.  American Express also wants you to use Contactless Payment (tap & pay feature of the card), since the logo is on both sides of the card.  The card is made of metal, similar to the American Express Platinum Cards.  Let’s see what else came with my Gold Card in the welcome package.

This white box came inside a UPS Next Day Air Envelope.

Inside the box, there is a purple sleeve that says “Now You’re Golden” which is a nice touch.

Inside the purple sleeve is a colorful envelope (I was so excited to open the envelope that I forgot to take a picture of the envelope before opening it up).

Here are the documents that came inside the envelope.

Here is the front and back of the welcome letter.  I find this welcome letter to be pretty boring, there is no mention of the sign up bonus or card benefits.

Here is the front and back of the Cardmember Agreement.  You can see details regarding annual fees, foreign transaction fees, and a $25 account reopening fee (never heard of that fee before).

On two other pages of the Cardmember Agreement, I spotted details of cash advance limits.  Apparently, different tiers of American Express charge cards have different cash advance limits.  I had no idea that the Gold Card had a $6,000 cash advance limit, the Platinum Card had a $8,000 cash advance limit, and what is the Zync Card?

Lastly, here are the account terms and conditions of this card.

If you have any questions about the American Express Gold Card (my referral link), please leave a comment below.  Have a great day everyone!

P.S. If you liked this post, I recommend reading my other credit card unboxing posts (sorted by date):
Date PublishedBlog Post
April 12, 2022American Express Business Gold Card (AMEX Expand Your Membership)
March 16, 2022Wells Fargo Business Platinum Credit Card
January 26, 2022Chase Ink Business Unlimited Credit Card
January 24, 2022Citi Custom Cash Credit Card
November 14, 2019JPMorgan Chase Ritz Carlton Visa Infinite Credit Card (second unboxing)
July 25, 2019Citi Premier Credit Card
July 24, 2019Banco Popular Avianca Vuela Credit Card
July 23, 2019Wells Fargo Propel World Credit Card
July 20, 2019American Express Delta Platinum SkyMiles Credit Card
April 1, 2019American Express Gold Card
March 29, 2019US Bank Altitude Reserve Visa Infinite Credit Card
November 8, 2018CNB City National Crystal Visa Infinite Credit Card
August 5, 2018Chase IHG Rewards Premier Credit Card
July 31, 2018American Express Hilton Honors Business Credit Card
May 8, 2018US Bank Radisson Rewards Business & Premier Visa Signature Credit Cards
April 26, 2018Discover It Miles Credit Card
April 23, 2018Chase Marriott Rewards Business Credit Card
April 18, 2018American Express Hilton Honors Aspire Credit Card
September 16, 2017Citi Prestige Credit Card
June 1, 2017American Express Blue Business Plus Credit Card
September 17, 2016JPMorgan Chase Ritz Carlton Visa Infinite Credit Card (original unboxing)

12 thoughts on “Unboxing my American Express Gold Card: Card Art & Welcome Documents

        1. Grant Post author

          Haha, you guys are killing me today. You should probably skip my next few posts about the American Express Gold Card then, just to be safe.

  1. Alex

    I requested the rose gold Amex not sure if it’s still available , most beautiful card I own. That mofo is heavy huh.

    1. Grant Post author

      When did you request that card? I don’t think that option is currently available, I didn’t see that option when applying online last week.

      1. richwyo

        I applied last week and got mine just about the same time as you, Grant – as rose gold was one of the choices, towards the end of the application.

        1. Grant Post author

          Dang, I must have totally missed that option. Oh well, I was meant to have the gold color card then. I hope you enjoy your Rose Gold AMEX Card :)

          1. Alex

            If you really want it never hurts to Amex chat and ask if there’s any way to get it.

            Either way enjoy!!!!

  2. Douglas finnerton

    What is the 4 digit number on the back top right of the card ? Is that the same 4 digit code as on the front ?

    1. Grant Post author

      Hi Douglas, I’m not exactly sure, but I think the back top right 4 digits are batch numbers that are internal numbers for AMEX. They do not match the front 4 digit security code.


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