Should You Keep or Cancel the American Express Gold Card?

The one year anniversary of the revamped American Express® Gold Card is quickly approaching, and people are starting to wonder if they should renew their card membership for another year.

Product Change Options

It’s important to note that the American Express Gold Card is a charge card, and not a credit card. You can only product change an Amex charge card to another charge card within the same family:

There isn’t a product change option available that does not have an annual fee. If you don’t want to keep paying annual fees on a charge card, you’ll need to cancel.

Before you cancel, make sure you have a way to keep the Membership Reward points “alive.” Either have another open charge card that earns MR points or the Amex EveryDay card.

American Express® Gold Card Breakeven Calculator

Ask Sebby crunches the numbers for you to calculate the Expected Value of the American Express® Gold Card. For the expected value of points, we derive the approximate dollar value based on the numbers you enter in the calculator. Scroll down to the end of the post to see our methodology.

The calculator below contains default figures and serve as an example only. Users should insert their own data for the most accurate results.

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