Published on January 11th, 2018 | by William Charles21
How To Find Increased/Targeted American Express Sign Up Bonuses
American Express offers increased sign up bonuses on a regular basis. One thing that’s interesting with American Express to other card issuers is that they seem to offer these via some unusual methods. I thought it would be helpful to create a list of places where you might see an increased offer/ways to trigger increased offers.
Sometimes American Express will throw a targeted sign up bonus into the AmEx offers section, such as this 100,000 point bonus on the Business Platinum cards.
Call In – Business Only
Often times it’s possible to get a higher than normal bonus by calling in and asking for it. This is especially true on the Business Platinum card where you can get a 100,000 point bonus, also seems to work for a 75,000 point bonus on the business gold card. As far as I know this is only possible with business cards.
Domain Registration – Business only
Greg at Frequent Miler has a great post on this. Basically it seems as if American Express scraps business information from WHOIS data and sends out targeted offers based on that. Frequent Miler points out that there is often a long lead time (e.g 6- months before you receive your offer).
LegalZoom – Business only
LegalZoom is a legal technology company that creates legal documents. One of the most common uses of LegalZoom is setting up an LLC. After setting this up, people have reported receiving special offers from American Express for ‘LegalZoom’ customers only. Unfortunately the offers themselves are nothing special. Reddit user AmericaninMexico received an offer of $250 statement credit after $2,000 in spend on the Business Gold Rewards card, lower than the normal sign up bonus.
American Express is known for sending targeted offers via the messages feature on LinedIn. Shawn from Miles to Memories has a great post on this as well.
There are two main ways to check for pre-approved offers with American Express:
- Check on the American Express website
- Check on CardMatch. This was recently offering people a bonus of up to 100,000 points on the personal card.
Incognito Mode Offers
American Express seems to target people for higher offers when they aren’t logged into their account/are coming from a specific website. These are commonly referred to as incognito mode offers. This post lists a number of different ways to trigger these offers.
I’m sure I’m missing some methods, so let me know what they are in the comments below. Hopefully some of the above help you get some good increased bonuses in the future.