Posted by William Charles on December 4, 2018
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Published on December 4th, 2018 | by William Charles

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Current Best American Express Business Platinum Offers (Get In Before Annual Fee Increases To $595)

In case you missed yesterday’s news the American Express Business Platinum’s annual fee will be increased to $595 in February, they are also adding some additional benefits to try and make up for the $145 annual fee increase. Because of this I imagine many readers are interested in getting the card now before this increase. The current public bonus is 50,000 points after $10,000 in spend and an additional 25,000 points after an additional $10,000 in spend ($20,000 spend total). There are two better offers:

I don’t think there are any other ways to get other bonuses on this card currently but if there are then I’d love to hear them. Please do not share your referrals in the comments below. 



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Ray
Ray

Anything with a lower minimum spend? $5k is doable in 3 months for me but $10k…not so much.

Sam
Sam

If you want to spend 10K in 3 months you gotta learn about MS, thats the only legit way to spend unless you got a legit business that spends that kinda money

Drivesabrowntruck
Drivesabrowntruck

Sam the problem for me is I could MS, say on the personal gold card, and get 40k points for 10k spend at a grocery store. The self referral is an angle, but again, the spread isn’t enough for me to take on a liability of forced MS in 3 months. Each person is different but something to consider.

guy bucktastik
guy bucktastik

Did you just call MS a “legit way to spend?”

Sooch
Sooch

The ONLY legit way to spend.

Sam
Sam

AMEX clawed back 100k points from my last platinum card for doing MS.

Don
Don

Were you using the leaked link?

CM

That was personal, though, right? And with a lower spend req?

Dylan
Dylan

I MSed on my biz gold card and got the bonus, you just gotta know how to do it right:

1. Buy VGCs only from places that dont send L3 data, like kroger, walmart, walgreens, and the like.

2. Never make purchases at or around the nearest $500, throw in a $100 VGC to throw off the RATS.

3. Buy from multiple retailers and not just one. Buy different amounts from many different retailers.

4. Slow and steady wins the race. You have 3 months to get the MSR, dont go to WM and buy 15K of VGCs all at once. Buy $600+ of GCs in random amounts until the bonus is reached.

5. Mix in some organic spend as well while you are doing all this.

If you follow the steps above. You will have a mix of small and large random purchase amounts with no disclosure to AMEX you are buying VGCs. This makes it extremely hard for amex to tell if you are MSing or not, and increases the chances of you getting the bonus.

Prometheus77
Prometheus77

This is excellent advise that I wish more people MSing minimum spends would follow.

Mike
Mike

Does staples store send L3 data?

Electroman
Electroman

Yes.

sam
sam

I wish I know all this at that time. I did all my purchase at Simon Mall.

Skor
Skor

Great advice! Thumbs Up

Mark
Mark

Bingo!!!!!Looks like you stole my thoughts/gameplan as i am doing the same as outlined by you, for 10K spend on BGR for 75k Bonus and 20K spend for 150k Bz Platinum Bonus deals i snagged last month at same time

ap
ap

Sam Sam Leaked link? How long ago was this?

Mark
Mark

Last Month is when i got both of them. But YMMV….I believe in ‘Try N Try 2 Succeed” 🙂

Bill
Bill

MS is not legit. Get caught doing it and there can be problems.

Jon
Jon

if you’ve got 5k to float for a month or two prepay 5k in taxes…will cost about $100, but easily worth it for $1.1k bonus

Dylan
Dylan

Will we be able to redeem the $200 travel credit before the year ends?

Would like to get $400 in travel credits and only pay one AF the first card year.

Stannis
Stannis

You can get $600 if you apply now. $200 this Dec, $200 anytime next year, and $200 in Jan 2020 right before you cancel the card.

Shawn D
Shawn D

Do any airline gift cards purchased directly from the airline end up working for the credits?

Shade
Shade

Southwest airlines. See flyertalk for latest data points.

Kevin
Kevin

If you apply now, you can probably triple dip and only pay one fee. One in 2018, one in 2019, and then again in Jan of 2020 before canceling your card (you have 30 days from the statement that has your fee on it to close the account without paying the next annual fee).

jo
jo

New AF of $450 will probably be posted on 1/8 or 1/9/19, is it safe to do the $200 on 1/1/19 then cancel the card after the airline credit and AF are poste (hopefully in that order)? When would be the best time (or date) to cancel the card? will Amex claw back the credit?

Pat
Pat

I want to grab the BizPlat for the wework benefit, and am fine not getting a SUB – I’ve had two BPs in the past.

Anyone have experience referring themselves to an Amex card they’ve had in a past – did the points post for the referral? I’m trying to figure out the best strategy for getting a biz plat, have had two in the past (one through a normal application, and one from an upgrade from a BGR) that are both closed now.

Otherwise, I may try my luck with Affinityy for the $50 portal tracking when signing up for a new card.

Jim
Jim

I self referred for the Biz Gold and the points posted. I’ve had the card already and was doing it only for the referral

Dan
Dan

i didnt see any explicit mention of it in this post or the previous one, but if we sign up now and pay the current annual fee, will we probably get the new benefits in february?

Zorn
Zorn

Yes that’s how it has always worked with Amex. You will get charged the new fee on your first renewal after Feb. 2019.

Josh
Josh

This was not the case for the new Business Gold card…but was the case for the new personal AMEX Gold Reward cars

Ben
Ben

Any current offers with no lifetime language? I could use the wework benefit, so considering signup up again.

Zorn
Zorn

Are there any data points after August 1st of getting the 100k/10k offer?

Paul
Paul

Called in last week and got the 100k/10k offer

Mink
Mink

What number did you call?

usernamechuck
usernamechuck

Wish they still had that 75K / 5K offer… https://www.doctorofcredit.com/ymmv-american-express-business-platinum-75000-points-no-lifetime-language/

Do we know of any reports of people getting that offer by phone?

Big Churna
Big Churna

I’ve hit Reddit and other forums w no luck this morning so I’ll ask a question that has likely been asked before…other than a targeted email, has anyone had any luck recently getting the Amex Business Platinum sign-up bonus even if they’ve held the card before..in other words, has any seen sites, referral links etc that have the “once per lifetime” language regarding the sign-up bonus removed. I did check my inbox as well as the pre-approved offers area of Amex (while authenticated). As always, thanks if you have any insight….would like to get this card in December while AF is still $450 and have the shot at triple dipping on the $200 airline credit.

P
P

For me personally, the Hilton Aspire is the only Amex card now worth the high annual fee. I have a feeling though that they will increase the annual fee next year.

Leslie
Leslie

Does this have 1) Uber credits like Personal Platinum? 2) Also do authorized users get their Global entry waived off like Personal platinum?

Mink
Mink

1.no
2. Yes, AU also get global entry credit!!

David
David

I took an upgrade offer to this card last week that only gives 50k pts with 10k spend. It doesn’t say anything about spending an additional 10k and getting 25k in pts… Anyone have experience with AMEX matching offers?

Dima
Dima

Has anyone tried calling for 100k offer lately?

CJ
CJ

I just logged into my wife Amex EveryDay account and at the top (under the menu bar and above the payment due section) there was an offer to apply for the business platinum for 75k points with only 5k spend w/in 3 months.
I saw this once before on her account a few months ago but didn’t get it because we had too much other spend to meet at that time. But when I saw your post about the new increased fee a few days ago I’ve been checking every day for the last few days and today it was finally there again. Instant approval.

CJ
CJ

some additional info – I had also been checking the pre-approved/targeted offers as well as self referrals the last few days and this offer was never in any of those. When I had the offer a few months ago I clicked on the pre-approved offers during the same login but it showed the standard 10k spend – so it looks like you need this specific offer to pop up on the main landing page for a card in order to get it.

virus5150
virus5150

Just tried the call in method – they claimed those offers do not exist for long and expire about 1 month after received. They wouldn’t honor it, so I said we’d go with another issuer – they asked about our business expenses.

Julian
Julian

Ditto, no bait for 100k/150k. Feeling sad.

Mark
Mark

Got the card, activated it, offer to do airline credit unavailable online, so cannot select and do it online………anyone else facing same issue? what to do?

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