Posted by Chuck on June 7, 2019
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Published on June 7th, 2019 | by Chuck

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American Express Platinum 75,000 Points Offer Available via Referral or Incognito [YMMV]

[Update: Readers note that some referral links are showing the 75,000 points offer on $5,000 spend as well when opened incognito. That’s quite a good offer when stacked with the referral bonus of 10k-20k points.]

The Offer

The American Express Platinum card is now showing a higher signup bonus than the standard 60,000 offer:

  • Signup for the American Express Platinum card and get 75,000 bonus points when spending $5,000 within 3 months at this link when going incognito.

I was able to pull this one up incognito without an problem.

Card Details

Our Verdict

Similar offers have shown in the past. Standard offer on the card is 60,000 points with $5,000 spend. Proudmoney reports seeing 70,000 points offer publicly; I see 60,000 in regular browsing and 75,000 incognito, both with $5,000 spend requirement. Keep in mind, many people have had success getting 100,000 points with $5,000 spend using Cardmatch, but not everyone is able to always get that offer. The 75k/$5k offer isn’t bad.

Referral offers are showing the standard 60k/$5k, and that has the advantage of racking up referral points (even self-referral), which brings you to 70k-80k total, depending on the referral. Just keep in mind the tax implications there.



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Prateek Agarwal
Prateek Agarwal

P2 was able to get the 75K offer to show up via a referral. 5K spend

Francis
Francis

Any trick to do that? It looks like always 60k.

Eric
Eric

Email yourself, open in gmail app.

jobin
jobin

Use incognito.

Jim
Jim

Same. Used BGR referral incognito and was able to pull the 75k/$5k

Darlene
Darlene

Sorry but what is “BGR referral’? Also my husband has Biz Plat card. Can someone tell me the steps to use his code to get the 75 K pts offer to show up?

Mathew
Mathew

EARN 70,000 MEMBERSHIP REWARDS® POINTS

after you spend $5,000 on purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months.†This offer may not be available if you leave this web page and return later.

lol

physixfan

It seems the 75k offer has never gone away. You just need to change your IP address if you can not see it.

cowsareverywhere
cowsareverywhere

Don’t forget to refer yourself.

Jim
Jim

How?

ProudMoney

I actually saw the 75K publicly, too, after first posting about the 70K, but now back to 60K for me. No one loves to switch up their bonuses more than Amex — have seen three different public offers on their site in the last 6 or 7 hours.

stumpy
stumpy

I managed to get this offer in incognito and pulled the trigger about a month ago. Bonus posted last week.

Dan - Legal Bank Robber
Dan - Legal Bank Robber

BAU has been this way for a while, would be news if people can consistently pull this via self refer

Ric
Ric

If you use this link in Chrome shows 60k. If you use it in Chrome Incognito shows 70k and if you use it in Explorer incognito shows 75k.

bryan
bryan

My chrome incognito showed 75k on the first attempt.

Neal
Neal

My Explorer incognito was 70K

bryan
bryan

Was able to see the 75k no problem. Part of me keeps holding out for the 100k though. I don’t NEED the points, I’m an all Chase guy, but it’s always worth considering I guess.

Hari
Hari

Same here/ I see the 75K and wait for 100K. Cardmatch gives potatoes all the time:D

Michael
Michael

Same. Been holding out for the 100k offer on cardmatch. Tried all the tricks and could never get it for almost a year, and “accidentally” misspelled my last name by 2 letters and it showed up for me in incognito tonight!

Abhi
Abhi

A quick clarification of the benefits:
Is there a difference now between SPG and Marriott Gold? Arent they one now?
(SPG gold status (this will also give you Marriott Gold status)

Also, I thought the Boingo benefits are done for Amex Platinum
(Unlimited Boingo internet access)

Steve

My referral link (from BBP, in incognito) is showing 70,000

az
az

Me too.

Eric
Eric

Here is a trick if incognito not working for you:

Copy the link and email it to yourself. Open the email via gmail app.
Just worked for me.

Edit: even better, I referred myself from BBP via email, and pulled 75k offer.

Anthony
Anthony

Sorry if it’s been spelled out elsewhere, but how do I even create a referral link? When I go to Refer a Friend, the only options it shows are Hilton and Delta. It doesn’t provide an option to refer the Platinum card, which I’ve had for years.

Grant Anderson
Grant Anderson

What is BBP? Sorry, I’m a all in chase guy.

Matt
Matt

I got the 75K for Platinum, but it also showed a 50k for only $2k spend on the Gold!

Kashish KUMAR Narang
Kashish KUMAR Narang

not working anymore…

Granville
Granville

I’m curious. Why is this card worth it with such a high annual fee?

calwatch
calwatch

I think it’s mostly for the Centurion lounges and hotel status. You can get access to lounges with Sapphire Reserve, US Bank Altitude, or Citi Prestige but not as wide a range as Centurion (which, with the partnership with Escape are the only lounges at mid sized airports like SMF, ONT, and OAK, beneficial for us California residents). The Uber credit can be beneficial to most travelers. DOC should update this chart but much of it is still valid: https://www.doctorofcredit.com/premium-cards-compared-chase-sapphire-reserve-american-express-platinum-citi-prestige/

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