Published on December 14th, 2018 | by William Charles397
[YMMV] How To Get A 100,000 Point Offer For The AmEx Platinum Business Card
Update 5 (12/14): Seems like this is being more freely offered again with a number of readers confirming they were able to get this deal. Of particular interest is that some readers called in, were told the offer was not available only to be called back at a later time and offered the deal (‘call back offer’). As always this is highly YMMV.
Update 4 (07/30): Some reps are stating that this offer will expire on July 31st, 2018. I suspect this isn’t the case as this method has worked since 2014 but just warning readers in case this is accurate. The deal doesn’t really get better than this so might as well get it now if you can.
Update 2: Two readers have reported recent success, so this might be possible to do again. As always YMMV.
Update: It looks like this might no longer work. If you try and are successful (or unsuccessful) then please let us know in the comments section. Also don’t forget to follow us on twitter so you’re the first to hear about deals like this in the future.
This post was originally published on April 8th, 2014. We’re republishing it as a number of other bloggers have recently posted about the standard 40,000 point offer. This is because it’s near the end of the year and the airline credit posts on a calendar year, meaning if you apply now it’s possible to get it once this year and then again starting in January.
- Call 1-800-971-6736 (or 1-800-669-6736 if that doesn’t work)
- Choose option 1, “apply for a new card”
- You’ll be redirected to a customer service representative.
- You: “Hello, I’d like to apply for the American Express platinum business card. A few months ago I received an offer but it has since expired, I’m wondering if it’s possible to still get this bonus” Them: “Do you remember what your RSVP code is?” You: “No, but I do remember the offer was for 100,000 membership rewards” Them: “Ok, I’m able to extend this offer to you as a one time courtesy. You will earn 100,000 membership rewards points when you spend $10,000 within three months”
You should be able to do this even if you haven’t received this offer before, but some reps might not extend the courtesy to you. If this happens, call back and try again another time and hope you get a different representative.
I value membership rewards points at a minimum of 1¢ per point, so this offer has a value of at least $1,000. Although it does come with an annual fee of $450, it’s still a profit of at least $550 plus you get all of the rewards that come with a premium card like this.
I was originally going to wait a few more days before doing an AoR, but I think I’ll be applying for this deal today because I can’t imagine it sticking around for long. I wouldn’t recommend this card unless you have a high monthly spend, manufactured spending techniques come and go and it isn’t worth the risk especially with the $450 annual fee.
[Update: Just called and I was offered this deal as a courtesy]
We’ve added this to our master list of business credit card sign up bonuses.