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

Published on February 21st, 2017 | by William Charles

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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



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Matt
Matt

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

Joe
Joe

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

Gary
Gary

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.

David
David

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

DaveMan
DaveMan

Me too!!!

Elias
Elias

Chuck you are missing:

5x points on air travel

Hilton Gold status

Justin
Justin

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

AmeriKop45
AmeriKop45

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?

Gary
Gary

Yes, of course. The lifetime rule applies if you’ve had the card in the past. It makes no difference if you’ve gotten the bonus or not.

Dave C
Dave C

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

James
James

Don’t forget to clear your cookies

Brad
Brad

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.

Gary
Gary

There’s no such offer as 150k on the personal platinum.

avichurn
avichurn

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

Jan B
Jan B

Hope you are better! 🙂

Love your thinking. It’s not about MS every single time, IMHO. 🙂

Jan B
Jan B

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.

Jan B
Jan B

Clicked on offer link here. Got a 30K points offer….should I waste an LOL here??!!!

gman
gman

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…

sami
sami

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

Ken
Ken

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

Gee
Gee

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

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