American Express loves playing with cookies and fresh browsers. No other credit card issuers is do diligent about hitting us with offers depending on our browser history.
If you open a private window (or reset all browser history) and then visit this link American Express will greet you with an offer for the Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express for 50,000 Membership Rewards points and just $1,000 in minimum spend.
The annual fee is waived for the first year.
American Express recently substantially improved those cards by adding a $100 airline reimbursement per calendar year to take advantage of.
American Express’s new policy is to only provide you with a sign up bonus for each card once per lifetime. However this isn’t enforced all the time (to say the least).
There is also stern language that if American Express identifies you as a current American Express customer you may not be eligible for the offer:
If we identify you as currently having an American Express® Card account, you may not be eligible for this welcome bonus offer. This offer is also not available to applicants who have or have had this product.
If you haven’t had the Premier Rewards Gold Card yet – you can also use the regular application link which currently nets you 25,000 points after $2,000 spend. However with the $100 airline fee per calendar year this is like a $200 statement credit without any annual fee. This offer is available to all existing card holders that did not have that same product before.