[Expired] American Express Platinum 100,000 Point Link – Publicly Available

Warning: Last time such a link was found people had their accounts frozen. Make sure you take screenshots and don’t do any manufactured spending. Also keep in mind it was their whole point balances and not just the 100,000 points from the Platinum offer.

The Offer

Direct link to offer (make sure to open in incognito mode)

  • Spend $3,000 within three months and receive 100,000 membership rewards points on the American Express Platinum card

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Card Details

  • Annual fee of $450 is not waived the first year
  • Card earns at the following rates:
    • 2x points per $1 spent on purchases made directly from the American Express travel website
    • 1x points on all other purchases
  • $200 airline incidental credit per calendar year
  • Lounge access:
    • Centurion lounge access
    • International American Express lounge access
    • Delta SkyClub lounge access
    • Priority pass select membership
    • Airspace lounge access
  • Internet Access:
    • Unlimited Boingo internet access
  • SPG gold status (this will also give you Marriott Gold status)
  • Fee Credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre✓
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • View these other hidden benefits
  • You can only get the sign up bonus on American Express cards once per lifetime

Are You Eligible If You’ve Had Another Flavor Of The Platinum Card?

American Express issue a lot of different versions of the Platinum card (you can view them all here). In the past people have been succesfully in getting the bonus on different versions of the platinum card, but I did see a few recent datapoints (during the last 100,000 point offer) of this not being the case.

Our Verdict

Incredible offer, but obviously with some risk involved. I assume most people won’t be eligible due to the once in a lifetime limitation as well. Read these things you should know about American Express before applying.

[Read: Premium Cards Compared: Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express Platinum & Citi Prestige]

Hat tip to US Credit Card Guide

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Tim Buckingham
Tim Buckingham

Just another DP, I received my card in mid-January, points posted around a week ago, went to transfer today and they’re frozen.

Andrew
Andrew

I got my points. How do I test out if they’re frozen without actually transferring any of them?

CodeAdam10
CodeAdam10

Try minimal — transfer 250 MR to BA. I think you can also test by trying to buy a GC from the MR portal but I’m not sure about that one.

Andrew
Andrew

Thanks for the tip. I just transferred 250 points to BA, and it worked. Looks like I lucked out and didn’t get frozen.

CodeAdam10
CodeAdam10

Nice!! Some good news. Congrats!

David
David

My points posted a few days ago but of course they are frozen when I try to transfer.

jediwho
jediwho

When did Amex freeze your points?

CodeAdam10
CodeAdam10

The 100K points posted a couple of days ago (they were pending until statement close), and they were immediately frozen.

CodeAdam10
CodeAdam10

Does anyone have new DPs to share? Got my points and they are frozen.

Wondering if anyone has had their points unfrozen yet.

jediwho
jediwho

Got mine yesterday.

Brent
Brent

What are some of the more creative ways to use the 200 Airline Incidental? I’m reading that Amazon gift cards through MPX isn’t working…

anthonyjh21
anthonyjh21

Still haven’t received the card. Same for anyone else? Probably going to need to contact support later today because I thought I’d receive a premium card by now, holidays or not.

Brent
Brent

I got mine yesterday. I bet you probably got it today, right?

anthonyjh21
anthonyjh21

Just got mine about an hour ago. Mail runs late and I’m guessing being on the west coast isn’t doing me any favors.

jediwho
jediwho

Looks like this freezing of accounts is becoming more and more common.

Joe S
Joe S

I applied to this link and was auto-approved… Tonight I tried to cash out 55,000 points on a vacation. I accrued these points last AUGUST across a MB Plat, PRG and Green card. After trying to cash out, I received the following message: “This action will not be completed at this time because your account is currently being reviewed to make sure all eligible purchases meet qualifying criteria.” After calling in they said that all points are frozen and the review could take 6-8 weeks. I successfully cashed out 88k points in October without any issues. I haven’t even received this new Platinum card yet… I’m freaking out.

Mason
Mason

Same for me

Andrew
Andrew

If they freeze my account then I’m going to flip!

chris
chris

i applied for this card and got auto-approved too. i have signed up for 7 amex cards within the last year to accrue about 300k points and used 100k for a vacation in april and recently used 170k for a vacation next fall. i applied because i’m hoping to use it for another vacation next summer so this is my 8th card within a year so i’m pretty sure my account will be reviewed also. sounds like my chances of actually getting this bonus, even with legitimate spending, is pretty slim.

P
P

You haven’t received it and their freezing already? My application is still pending!