Good morning everyone, I hope you had a great Fourth of July Weekend. I spent the week in Orange County, CA and the weekend in Boulder, CO at a wedding. While I was down in Orange County visiting my family, I went out to dinner with my grandparents. My grandpa used his Chase Sapphire Reserve Credit Card to pay for dinner (3x on restaurant purchases). My grandpa has been an American Express customer for 30+ years and is a mini travel hacker, so after dinner, I told him that he should get the American Express Gold Card because it offers 4x on restaurants and grocery stores (2 of his most frequent expenses).
Later that week, I was over at his house and he asked me to help him get the new American Express Gold Card. He asked me to send him a link for the card, so I logged into my American Express online account, copied my referral link, and emailed it to him. According to the referral page, you can earn 10,000 Membership Rewards Points for each referral, up to a maximum of 55,000 Membership Rewards Points per year. The referral points should post within 8-12 weeks, but in my experience, the referral points posted within 3 days. I sent my grandpa the referral link on July 2 and he applied and was approved for the card on the same day.