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Amex Gold discontinued! (Update - NOT discontinued)

Frequent Contributor
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Amex Gold discontinued! (Update - NOT discontinued)

I guess this shouldn't be much of a surprise, since the PRG is clearly the better product, but like the Zync before it, the original Amex Gold card has been discontinued. I'm not sure if this is news to anyone else, but I just found out today. I had the original Gold from 2006-2009, so I'm a little sad to see it go.


Starting Score: 617 (EQ 6/10/12)
Current Score (8/28/13): EQ: 691 EX: 706 TU: 700
Goal Score: 700

Discover it $4,500 (02/2001); Amex PRG (Backdated to 01/2006); Amex ZYNC (Backdated to 07/2006); Wells Fargo Cash Back Visa $5,500 (12/2011); Citi Diamond Preferred MC $2,000 (07/2012); B of A Cash Rewards Visa Signature $5,000 (02/2013)

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Re: Amex Gold discontinued!

They still have it. It's available on the wesite.

 

 

link:

 

https://www304.americanexpress.com/credit-card/gold/25330

 

 

Ron.

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Valued Contributor
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Re: Amex Gold discontinued!


LionLaw wrote:
I guess this shouldn't be much of a surprise, since the PRG is clearly the better product, but like the Zync before it, the original Amex Gold card has been discontinued. I'm not sure if this is news to anyone else, but I just found out today. I had the original Gold from 2006-2009, so I'm a little sad to see it go.

Too bad about the 175 dollar annual fee on the PRG...  I'd really like to replace my Zync with another NPSL, but I'm a little stingy when it comes to annual fees.

3-26-15: FICO EXP: 828 - EQU:820 - TRAN: 828 - AVG: 825 +275 points from JUN 2008 - MY CREDIT JOURNAL

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Frequent Contributor
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Re: Amex Gold discontinued!

The Amex Gold Card is still available.  I just changed my PRG to the Senior Gold Card since my annual fee of $175 is due later this month.

Fico:EQ 689 (1/8/17) EX 692 (2/8/17) TU 692 (1/8/17
C1 Venture One $10,000 / C1 Quicksilver Visa Sig $10,000 / C1 Quicksilver WMC $10,000 / Penfed Plat Rewards Visa Sig $9,500 / Penfed Power Cash Rewards Visa Sig $10,000 / Logix FCU Plat MC $12,000 / SDCCU Plat Visa $2,500 / Barclays Rewards MC $1500 / Best Buy Visa $2000 / Chase Amazon Prime Visa Sig $500 / Consumers Credit Union Plat Visa $2500 / Sams Club Store Card $437 / JCPenney $1,800, Fort Knox CU Plat Visa $5,000 / Lowes $7,000 / HSN Card $3,000 / Walmart Card $2,000 / Macys $800 / Target Red Card $800
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Frequent Contributor
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Re: Amex Gold discontinued!

Hmm... when I called to apply, they said they were no longer accepting applications for it. I wonder what its fate will be?

Starting Score: 617 (EQ 6/10/12)
Current Score (8/28/13): EQ: 691 EX: 706 TU: 700
Goal Score: 700

Discover it $4,500 (02/2001); Amex PRG (Backdated to 01/2006); Amex ZYNC (Backdated to 07/2006); Wells Fargo Cash Back Visa $5,500 (12/2011); Citi Diamond Preferred MC $2,000 (07/2012); B of A Cash Rewards Visa Signature $5,000 (02/2013)

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Frequent Contributor
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Re: Amex Gold discontinued!

I think someone is misinformed.  I logged into the Amex site and the Gold Card is still showing as a choice of Charge Cards. 

Fico:EQ 689 (1/8/17) EX 692 (2/8/17) TU 692 (1/8/17
C1 Venture One $10,000 / C1 Quicksilver Visa Sig $10,000 / C1 Quicksilver WMC $10,000 / Penfed Plat Rewards Visa Sig $9,500 / Penfed Power Cash Rewards Visa Sig $10,000 / Logix FCU Plat MC $12,000 / SDCCU Plat Visa $2,500 / Barclays Rewards MC $1500 / Best Buy Visa $2000 / Chase Amazon Prime Visa Sig $500 / Consumers Credit Union Plat Visa $2500 / Sams Club Store Card $437 / JCPenney $1,800, Fort Knox CU Plat Visa $5,000 / Lowes $7,000 / HSN Card $3,000 / Walmart Card $2,000 / Macys $800 / Target Red Card $800
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Re: Amex Gold discontinued!


BobbyJ wrote:

I think someone is misinformed.  I logged into the Amex site and the Gold Card is still showing as a choice of Charge Cards. 


 

Agreed. I have the Green and it's showing as one of the options available to me for upgrade:

amex_gold.png


Current Scores: EQ 775 (03/04/2014), EX 756 (03/01/2014), TU 760 (03/01/2014)
Ruby Spade Garden Club Member - Last App: 03/04/2013 - No apps until 2014
Cards: Cap1 Venture 6.4k, Cap1 Quicksilver MC 1.75k, BankAmericard 1-2-3 Visa Signature - UCF Alumni Association 5k, Discover 7k, Citi Diamond Preferred MC 10.35k, Wells Fargo Rewards Visa 7k, Chase Freedom 5k, Chase Ink 7.5k, Amex Green NPSL, Dillard's Amex 7.5k, JC Penney 7.5k, Kay Jeweler's 5.1k
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Valued Contributor
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Re: Amex Gold discontinued!


tinuviel wrote:

Agreed. I have the Green and it's showing as one of the options available to me for upgrade:

amex_gold.png


When they say "Upgrade now", are they offering to PC, or is it a new card?

3-26-15: FICO EXP: 828 - EQU:820 - TRAN: 828 - AVG: 825 +275 points from JUN 2008 - MY CREDIT JOURNAL

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AP3
New Member
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Re: Amex Gold discontinued!

I have a question.

 

I am new to the AMEX family, when did that page start showing up with your preapproved offers? Also, how do you get to that page?

 

Thanks

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Re: Amex Gold discontinued!


p- wrote:

tinuviel wrote:

Agreed. I have the Green and it's showing as one of the options available to me for upgrade:

amex_gold.png


When they say "Upgrade now", are they offering to PC, or is it a new card?


 

I would assume it's a PC, but I'm not certain as I haven't taken the upgrade offer. They've given me a choice of Gold, PRG, or Platinum, but for my needs I'm happy with the Green.


Current Scores: EQ 775 (03/04/2014), EX 756 (03/01/2014), TU 760 (03/01/2014)
Ruby Spade Garden Club Member - Last App: 03/04/2013 - No apps until 2014
Cards: Cap1 Venture 6.4k, Cap1 Quicksilver MC 1.75k, BankAmericard 1-2-3 Visa Signature - UCF Alumni Association 5k, Discover 7k, Citi Diamond Preferred MC 10.35k, Wells Fargo Rewards Visa 7k, Chase Freedom 5k, Chase Ink 7.5k, Amex Green NPSL, Dillard's Amex 7.5k, JC Penney 7.5k, Kay Jeweler's 5.1k
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