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What are the 2X Rewards Merchants for American Express Premier Rewards Gold in Business, Advertising, & Cloud Computing

March 1, 2014 by


The Business Gold Rewards Card is one of the the best business cards available. Not only does it offer 3x on airfare, there are new categories that are especially good for online marketers.

The Business Gold card has new categories offer 2X points:

Points on US purchases for advertising in select media, shipping, at gas stations, and made directly from select computer hardware, software, and cloud computing providers

What stores count as Computer Hardware, Software, and Cloud Computing?

  • Apple
  • CDW
  • Dell
  • HP
  • IBM
  • Intuit
  • Lenovo
  • Microsoft
  • Newegg
  • Oracle
  • Rackspace
  • Sage Software
  • Symantec
  • Tiger Direct

Okay, so we’re in luck here, as there are some big names that most of us in business are using regularly. Namely,, Apple, IBM, Microsoft, and Rackspace.

For us, we’re considering switching our hosting provider to Rackspace just for the 2x points. Rackspace itself is a fantastic provider, if a little expensive.

We run exclusively Apple products, and like to buy from the refurbished section to save money. You can buy current year models for 30% off by buying refurbished. The units are brand new, they just don’t come with the retail packaging.

What are the U.S. Advertising in Select Media Merchants?

  • Google
  • Facebook
  • Yahoo
  • NBC National Broadcasting
  • CBS Radio

This is the reason we have the card. We spend tens of thousands a month on Adwords and Bing. Now we can earn 2x points.

For us, this is going to push up into the million mile points mark for the year, just thanks to this spending bonus.

Should I Get the Amex Gold for Business?

We own this card, so we have to recommend it.

If you travel, its a no brainer for the 3x points, one of the highest bonuses on any card (plus the fact you can double dip on Priceline to get 4x on flights).

If you use Adwords, Bing or Facebook, you also need to have this card for your business.

There is a 25,000 bonus points signup available now, which is not great, the highest we’ve seen is 100,000 points. We jumped on the 25,000 offer just because the 2X points made up the loss in the signup bonus really quickly.