Posted by William Charles on February 26, 2019
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Published on February 26th, 2019 | by William Charles

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New American Express Authorized User Bonuses & Everything You Need To Know (Gold Added)

Update 2/26/19: Offers on the gold card have gone out as well.

The Offers

  • American Express has just sent out some offers giving bonus points for adding authorized users. All of the offers are valid until July 14th, 2019

Gold

  • Add new additional card members to your account through this e-mail and earn 5,000 Membership Rewards points after they spend $500 in eligible purchases on their card in the first 3 months of card membership (limit of 20,000 points). Offer ends July 14th, 2019.

Hilton

Add new additional card members to your account through this e-mail and earn 5,000 Hilton points after they spend $250 in eligible purchases on their card in the first 3 months of card membership (limit of 20,000 points).

Platinum

Direct link to offer

  • Add new additional card members to your account through this e-mail and earn 5,000 Membership Rewards points after they spend $500 in eligible purchases on their card in the first 3 months of card membership (limit of 20,000 points). Offer ends July 14th, 2019. Keep in mind you can add gold authorized users for free, Platinum authorized users costs $175 but they get some of the benefits.

What You Should Know

  • If you aren’t targeted, call American Express to see if they can add the offer to your account. This is usually possible. At the moment the direct links don’t seem to be working either, so calling in regardless of whether you received an e-mail or not seems like it’s required.
  • SSN is not required when you add an authorized user, but you need to provide one within 60 days of account opening (people have been denied the bonus in the past for not providing this in time)
  • American Express authorized user accounts do count towards your Chase 5/24 status/total.

F.A.Q

Does being added as an authorized user prevent you from getting the sign up bonus?

No, you can be added as an authorized and then sign up for the card as the primary cardholder and still receive the sign up bonus.

Who needs to spend the money to trigger the bonus?

Authorized user needs to complete the spend requirement. Keep in mind authorized users have their own unique card number so this is easy to track. It’s highly unlikely that spend completed by the primary cardholder will trigger the bonus.

Our Verdict

Please share any other offers you received in the comments, along with any direct login links if you have them available.

Hat tip to blueeyes_austin



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H
H

I think this applies only on personal cards. I called in trying to get any of these offers on my bussiness Platinum , gold, Hilton, Delta Gold, blue cash, simply cash and got nothing

sophie
sophie

you may not be targeted.

H
H

Of course I am not 🙂

Parts Unknown
Parts Unknown

To my knowledge Amex only gives AU bonuses for personal cards.

az
az

For Hilton AU, spend 250 to get 5000 HH points.

Gibunono
Gibunono

Are you able to share the link for Hilton authorized user offer? Thanks.

Parts Unknown
Parts Unknown

That’s like $20

frogger
frogger

Yeah this seems pretty worthless. Tons of cards out there give you $150 for $500 spend. You get a new account on your report anyway with these. So why not just get a new card.

Carter
Carter

So how does one game this if they require that you provide SSN eventually?

Gerhardt
Gerhardt

Speed.

Carter
Carter

It says above that people have been denied the bonus for not providing SSN in time. You are saying that if you hit the min spend fast enough, you can earn the bonus, never provide an SSN, and let them cancel the AU without you losing the bonus?

Aus Biker
Aus Biker

Yup, can vouch that it works. Get the 4 cards, put spend on them quickly, pay your Amex bill quickly, points will post, once you see the points have posted, do a chat to cancel the cards. That’s what I did – all in about 2 weeks.

Hoang Nguyen
Hoang Nguyen

It asked for SSN when I confirm card. You don’t have to confirm card and still be able to use it?

Chaseing Points
Chaseing Points

Huh? You don’t need to pay your bill at all nor cancel the cards.

AG
AG

I have done that and got the bonus multiple times.

NBG
NBG

+1

Stephen
Stephen

Lol, it seems it works, but it most def sounds like one of those things that one day it will suddenly stop working and the world will flip out on Amex like they are the bad guy here…

Felix
Felix

You don’t need ssn to confirm and activate the card. Passport or ID can also work for people don’t have SSN.

Brian C
Brian C

+1

Done this numerology times. They’ll send emails and snail mail saying they’ll close the account without ssn. Finished spend and points posted. I let them close the account and they did not claw back the points

James
James

Will, does Amex Business card AU’s count towards 5/24? Thank you

shaun
shaun

So the not supplying SSN and completing the quick spend ithen cancelling s a way around that person triggering the 5/24 rule? Meaning it will not count if only given the name and not the social?

questioneer
questioneer

is this working for business cards as well?

Parts Unknown
Parts Unknown

I got emails a couple of weeks ago for both my PRG’s. Subject line “Earn 5,000 Membership Rewards® points by adding an Additional Card Member” up to 20k. Both offers good until July 14th, 2019, which is forever away, & require $500 spend. Of note, one of the PRG’s I already added 4 AU December 2017 for this same bonus. Guess I’ll drop the 4 & re-add & bank another 20k.

Darrell
Darrell

Got one from Delta Amex gold card, 7500 points per individual added after $500 spend.

Darrell
Darrell

Correction, it was 2500 points after $500 spend. Not so good but better than nothing.

s5kf

This is the direct link I received in email (Plat 5k per AU, total up to 20k). Oddly, the expiration date is July 14th, 2019 for me.

http://click.member.americanexpress.com/?qs=8c1d741d2ad0d7a6d0eb40448e5908c80641daf29742e4ef34c0b2ac17518c846ab7a18612968d699473cccb65c3c2af383bd0c4fba2d74f77d9db58812793d2

Hope it helps

sophie
sophie

There is no language about the authorized user bonus, would I get the bonus if I submit the request through this link?

Boji
Boji

It would be YMMV

es
es

I got it from the last round by using other’s link. even if there was no language about the bonus

dan
dan

for AU cards that don’t have a SS#, how should he/she activate / confirm so it can be used? Thx

Jonathan
Jonathan

No need, it can be used as soon as u get it.

dan
dan

Thx, noted similar on reddit earlier today; used it for a purchase over $250 at a supermarket

Boji
Boji

Got the target email today on my Gold card but I just added an additional user a week ago. Called in to check if this qualified for the spending offer and the CSP granted me 5k MR without spending after a long hold, saying like thanks to be a valued member and appreciated me adding some other additional users last year (without offers though). So called in to try guys!!

Nate
Nate

How do you guys usually phrase your request when you call? Hey I was just seeing if I could add an au bonus on my account? Seems odd we would know about the offer without mentioning we read these blogs.

Parts Unknown
Parts Unknown

Hi my friend has this card & he said that…

April
April

My offer on Gold ends on July 14th 2019.

Carter
Carter

If you have the Plat offer, and you sign up for Gold AUs (no AF), do you still get the 5k MR per card?

NBG
NBG

yes.

paul
paul

DP: added four authorized cards with paltinum. Activate 3 with passport and got bonus after spending 500. The last one didn’t active, just spend 500 and paid but no bonus yet. It’s already after one billing cycle

By the way, I register the offer by calling in. A month later I got the offer it in email too. Anyone if I can cancel the cards and register for this again?

Matthew
Matthew

You can use passport number instead of SSN?

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