Posted by Chuck on November 23, 2016
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Published on November 23rd, 2016 | by Chuck

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Amex PRG: 5,000 Bonus MR Points for Adding Authorized User

The Offer

Direct Link (login required)

  • Get a bonus 5,000 Amex Membership Rewards points when you add an authorized user to your Premier Rewards Gold card and spend $500 within 3-months

This is a targeted offer. Use the above link to login, and after selecting the PRG card it will show the bonus offer if you are targeted. Seems to be working for everyone, but YMMV.

The Fine Print

  • $500 spend can be done on the new AU card or any other AU card, but not on the primary card
  • Bonus points can take 8-12 weeks to post (usually it posts much faster)
  • Limit one 5,000 bonus per primary card (adding two AUs won’t get you two bonuses)

Our Verdict

Amex is getting aggressive in their AU offers – we’ve seen the same offer for SPGDelta Gold, and Delta Platinum.

Keep these things in mind about adding Amex AU’s:

  • No fee to add an additional cardholder, up to 5 free AUs on PRG
  • These authorized user accounts do count towards the Chase 5/24 rule by the automated system
  • SSN is required

Hat tip to Dansdeals



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Matt E.
Matt E.

SSN isn’t required if you request the AU via live chat — FYI.

Will Gu
Will Gu

You’d receive a letter at some point requesting SSN for that authorized user.

L T
L T

Which you ignore until they stop caring 🙂

Bradley
Bradley

Ugh, typically I just put in David D Davidson as an authorized user, but if I actually have to use my spouse with her SSN then it’s just not worth it. I’m trying to preserve her credit for 5/24 unlike mine.

ChurningForDays
ChurningForDays

What’s the best strategy for these offers? I saw a DP that you could add yourself as an AU, but does that card then get double counted against 5/24?

tbradnc
tbradnc

I got both the Delta and PRG offer – could it be coincidence that both times it was during the same month my AF posted?

Sam
Sam

What to do when add. user SSN is not known?

George
George

Anyone try adding themselves?

SimonZX
SimonZX

I’ve added myself on amex plat, spg, spg biz before, with or without ssn, and they all worked out fine.

George
George

great ill give it a go, as do not want to ruin my gf’s 5/24 chances

NinjaX
NinjaX
William Charles

There is a link now

bob
bob

when i log in, it asks me which card i want to use (my Simplycash is not listed). I tried with the BCP and Ameriprise Gold, and got rejected. My Delta Plat, however, i was offered 2500 miles for $500 spend. No AF for additional cards, so why not?

Is it b/c i’ve already paid an AF on that card, but not the Ameriprise Gold (waived first year)? I’d rather have 5500MR than 3000Skymiles, but whatever, i’ll take it.

Elie friedman
Elie friedman

i dont see the offer on mine… could that be?

charles
charles

Is it possible to add yourself by birth date with a different name (IE use middle initial, make a typo FirstM Last) to not get added to new accounts and just blow off the mail asking for S.S.

jf
jf

It is not possible to add yourself with a nickname or pet name and bypass altering your AAOA. Ain’t gonna happen. You’ll need the SSN more than likely before you get the bonus.

Tim
Tim

I have added myself to my own cards a few times on AMEX and they never show up as an additional line of credit, leaving my AAOA unchanged.

Roman S
Roman S

Are you sure that it is going to work out if person was already added as an authorized user before this offer?

William Charles

Has in the past AFAIK

Howard
Howard

If anyone has seen the miles post to their account, how long did it take after you completed the required spend?

Darv
Darv

Does anybody know if I can do this for two different cards? I just did it for my PRG but I also have a Delta Gold. Is it restricted to one bonus per person or can I get this once on PRG and once on Delta Gold?

MarcoPolo
MarcoPolo

Got this offer:
You can earn up to 20,000 Membership Reward® Points — 5,000 Membership Reward® Points for each of the first four new Additional Card Members that are added through this email and each spend $500 or more in purchases on their Cards in the first 3 months of Card Membership.

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