17 January 2011

American Express® Gold Credit Card by Maybank - Things you need to know

I've recently applied for the Maybank American Express Gold Credit Card and here's what you should know if you want to or plan to apply one yourself.

The Card
If you apply now, you will get a temporary card. It was said that the actual card will be available soon and once the actual card is available, Maybank will send it to you.

5X Points for Petrol
You get 5X points when filling up your petrol using your Amex card but make sure that the credit card machine that is embedded into the petrol machine accept Amex card.
For example, I fill up my car at BHP and I can't use my card to pay at the embedded machine. BHP only accept Amex card if you pay at the counter. This is really troublesome and I resorted back to my existing visa card to pay instead.

15% Cash Back Promotion
The 15% cash back promotion is valid from 15 Nov 2010 to 28 Feb 2011. You will need to register before you are eligible for this cash back (see below on how to register). 15% cash back is only applicable if you shop at selected shopping malls (see below on the list of selected shopping mall). The cash back is capped at RM 150 per customer per tracking month. You will only received the cash back four to six weeks after the tracking month ended (so don't worry if it doesn't show in your current bill). More Terms and Conditions can be found here.

To register for the cash back, type
      “Cashbackyour 15-digit American Express Card number” and send to 62628.

Selected Shopping Mall
1) Bangsar Shopping Centre
 2) Bangsar Village & Bangsar Village II
 3) IKANO Power Centre
 4) Mid Valley Mega Mall
 5) 1 Utama Shopping Centre
 6) Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
 7) Starhill Gallery
 8) Sunway Pyramid
 9) Suria KLCC
 10) the Curve
 11) The Gardens Mall
 12) Tropicana City Mall
 13) Aeon Tebrau City, Johor
 14) Plaza Gurney, Penang

Tracking Month     Payout Month
15 - 30 Nov 2010     January 2010
01 - 31 Dec 2010     February 2010
01 - 31 Jan 2010      March 2010
01 - 29 Feb 2010     April 2010

I've spent using this card and I'll update again when I actually received the cash back. Any existing user wants to share their experience are welcome to post comment.