One of the key focus areas for American Express in India has been to add more users to their credit card operations. To this effect, they have been working to add new products to their lineup, and they have just released, what I would imagine, is a fantastic credit card for everyday usage. The Everyday Spend American Express Gold Credit Card India is so good that even I am thinking of picking it up for my daily use.
The Everyday Spend American Express Gold Credit Card India has a very low bar for application, coming with a starting income proof for INR 4 lakh only.
On a typical day, on an average spend, you would get 1 Membership Rewards point for every INR 50 spent coming into your account. You enjoy Accelerated Membership Rewards Points across leading merchants across categories like online shopping, cabs, groceries & movies.
5X Membership Rewards that come at movie and events partners such as BookMyShow & PVR Cinemas. You also get 5X Membership Rewards at departmental stores such as Big Bazaar, DMart, More and Reliance Fresh, and even at shopping websites such as Jabong and Shopclues. This means every INR 50 you spend; you get 5 Membership Rewards points (= 5 Marriott Rewards Points for instance). Here is a complete list of 5X Partners.
Not just that. You also get 10X Bonus Membership Rewards at Flipkart and Ola. That means every INR 50 spent at Flipkart and Ola gets you 10 Membership Rewards points. That is one of the highest numbers of Membership Rewards points earned for any category.
The Everyday Spend American Express Gold Credit Card India has a very nominal fee of INR 495+GST every year. But when you spend INR 10,000 on the card in the first 90 days of card membership, you can get INR 500 as a statement credit, which makes up for the fees for the first year. The card is currently not being sourced via their website, so one of the only places you’d find an application link is here.
From there on, if you do an eligible spend a total of INR 39,999 in any year on this card, you get a renewal fee waiver as well. Eligible spends do not include Cash Advances, Express Cash transactions, drafts made from the Account, Balance Transfers and fees.
American Express is currently issuing The Everyday Spend American Express Gold Credit Card India in the following cities:
The beauty of this product is in the construction of some key categories that I don’t get extra points at the moment. Hence, I’ll be applying for this card myself. One must take note though, that the 10X earning is capped at 500 MR per month, so you can’t go crazy with it.
What do you guys think of the Everyday Spend American Express Gold Credit Card India? Are you applying?