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When it comes time to apply for your first premium-ish rewards card, the American Express® Gold Card shouldn’t be ignored. In fact, TPG senior contributor Ethan Steinberg says that he’s even more loyal to his Amex Gold now during the pandemic.
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The Gold Card has an annual fee of $250, which is effectively $30 when you factor in its monthly statement credits at select restaurants and its airline fee credit.
It has relevant bonus categories such as global dining and U.S. supermarkets, plus it earns