Published on June 7th, 2019 | by Chuck34
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 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.
- Annual fee of $550 is not waived the first year
- Authorized Platinum cards are $175 for three user (then $175 per Platinum)
- Authorized Gold cards are free
- Full details here
- Card earns at the following rates:
- 5x points per $1 spent on purchases made with airlines or with American Express Travel
- 5x points per $1 spent on hotel bookings made directly from the American Express travel website
- 1x points on all other purchases
- $200 airline incidental credit per calendar year
- $200 Uber credit ($15 per month and additional $20 in December)
- 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)
- Hilton gold status
- Fee Credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre✓
- No foreign transaction fees
- SoulCycle benefits
- View these other hidden benefits
- Once per lifetime language is included in this offer, meaning you’re not eligible if you’ve had the card/bonus before
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.