Posted by William Charles on February 21, 2017
Credit Card Offers

Published on February 21st, 2017 | by William Charles


New American Express Platinum Offer: 75,000 Points After $5,000 In Spend

The Offer

Direct link to offer, won’t always show (might need to open it in incognito mode or try one of these methods).

  • American Express are currently offering a sign up of 75,000 Membership Rewards points after $5,000 in spend on their personal Platinum card

american express platinum

The Fine Print

  • Annual fee of $450 is not waived the first year
  • Card earns at the following rates:
    • 5x points per $1 spent on purchases made with airlines or with American Express Travel
    • 2x points per $1 spent on purchases made directly from the American Express travel website
    • 1x points on all other purchases
  • $200 airline incidental credit per calendar year
  • Lounge access:
    • Centurion lounge access
    • International American Express lounge access
    • Delta SkyClub lounge access
    • Priority pass select membership
    • Airspace lounge access
  • Internet Access:
    • Unlimited Boingo internet access
  • SPG gold status (this will also give you Marriott Gold status)
  • Hilton gold status
  • Fee Credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre✓
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • View these other hidden benefits
  • You can only get the sign up bonus on American Express cards once per lifetime

Our Verdict

The previous incognito mode offer for this card was also 75,000 points but a spend requirement of $7,000. We’ve seen targeted offer on this card as high as 150,000 points. There was also the leaked 100,000 point leaks with only $3,000 in spend (although these lead to point balances being frozen).

75,000 points after $5,000 spend isn’t a bad offer and it could make sense for somebody that wants the Platinum benefits in the short term. I doubt we will see a public 100,000 link again and if we do it’ll either be leaked (leading to frozen accounts) or have a much higher minimum spend requirement. I’d be more likely to recommend this offer if American Express bonuses were not once per lifetime. Here is a list of things everybody should know about American Express cards.

Hat tip to reader @bhuynh08

40 Responses to New American Express Platinum Offer: 75,000 Points After $5,000 In Spend

  1. Matt says:

    I’ve had the benz platinum before, if I get this platinum will I be eligible for the bonus?

  2. Joe says:

    Applied and got the “14 days” decision message. Should I call them or just wait?

  3. Gary says:

    You should update the spending categories as earning 5x on purchases made with airlines. That’s one of the strongest things going for the card now, and can easily be a reason not to hold off on signing up for someone that regularly spends money on airfare.

  4. David says:

    I just clicked on this blog post and now my MR points are frozen!

  5. Elias says:

    Chuck you are missing:

    5x points on air travel

    Hilton Gold status

  6. Justin says:

    Did the Baidu method. Got it pulled up. Applied and instantly approved. Took tons of screenshots along the way. Unbelievably excited.

  7. AmeriKop45 says:

    I had my 100K points clawed back when I applied for it last year. Does that count against my once in a lifetime rule with this card?

  8. Dave C says:

    40k / $3k / 3 mos for my tries on Private browsing Mozilla.

  9. Brad says:

    They’ve been sending me 100K/$3K mailers for about 6 months now. Hoping if I ignore them long enough I’ll get a 150K offer. Luckily they always overlap by 2-3 weeks so worst case I’ll take the 100K if the mailers stop showing up.

  10. avichurn says:

    Applied this along with the 50k gold card. Approved instantly for both. Have few hospital bills and international travel to meet the minimum. Thanks!

  11. Jan B says:

    A simpler question:

    If I log in and I go to “my cards”, then to all cards. and I see bonus promos on cards I have had in the past, are these legit for ME? Because I have had reps tell me I CANNOT have another bonus on a card I have had before even though I got an invite to apply (for the new one).

    So, IF I am still under my account profile thread line and see the DL Amex (that I had over 4 years ago) and it offers a bonus with approval, will I have to fight Amex later after meeting minimum spend?

    Best wishes on the Plat to all. I don’t have a tax write off for that AF. Thanks for reading.

  12. gman says:

    Just got in on this one. Yeahh!

    I originally got approved on the leaked 100k offer but cancelled it because i had a bad feeling they will come after me for having the platinum benz card. I hope this one goes under the radar…

  13. sami says:

    hmmm… wondering if i should wait it out for a 100k offer (that may never come)

  14. Ken says:

    I received an email for 100k after $10k spend. I already have the Platinum card and the lifetime language is included in the offer.

  15. Gee says:

    Any idea what the exp date is on this offer? I just did an AOR last month :-/

  16. Alan says:

    Just signed up for this, it is still live!

    I can’t make 10k worth of purchases without MS, but the 5k is manageable with property taxes that are due in April.

  17. Evan says:

    I think the link is dead. It was working earlier today but I was going to apply now. Anyone else able to see the link?

  18. Young says:

    Anyone still seeing the 75K/5K offer. Tried many times still no luck.

  19. Justin says:

    I’m also trying to get the 75k offer but no luck

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