Posted by Chuck on March 1, 2020
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Published on March 1st, 2020 | by Chuck

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Increased Referral Offers For Referrer On American Express Cards

Update 3/1/20: agilehumor reports an increase on select cards that the referrer gets 20,000 points per referral. It’s marked as Special Offer For You with a white star. (Now that Amex keeps pushing the referral bonus up and down, I guess the referral amount will be based on the time that the new member signs up.)

Update#2 on 2/20/20: It seems that they changed the referral bonuses for the referrer so that different people are getting different offers on each card. For the future, keep that in mind by checking your various cards AND different people (e.g. yourself and your spouse) to find the best offer before referring. Some cards people are seeing more than prior, other cards people are seeing less than before; there’s some good and some bad here.

Update 2/20/20: In addition to the increased Gold card referral which some are seeing (below), there’s also a report of an increased offer for the referrer on the Green card from 5,000 to 10,000 points. Personally, I still see 5,000.

Original Post:

The referral bonus on the American Express Gold card has increased for some people to 20,000 points for the referrer (ht to noahmateen). This is YMMV as some people are still seeing 10,000 or 15,000, hopefully it’ll change over for everyone. The maximum per year is still 55,000 points.

The American Express referral program allows referring from any Amex card to any Amex card. When referring, the key is to refer FROM the card that gives the highest bonus, irrespective of which new card the friend is going to sign up for.

A lot of cards offer the referrer 10,000 points or $100 per referral; some cards offer even less. The Business Gold Rewards card has offered 20,000 points (not sure if that’s still current), and some were getting 20k on the Business Platinum as well at one point.

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HJ
HJ

I had 15000 this morning but it went back to 10000 at the moment for my gold card. Any idea of whats happening? 🙄

Joe
Joe

Amex biz gold is still 20k

San

I saw 15K for my Gold in the morning around 10AM EST. Now its showing 10K.
Looks like they have corrected it.

@Chase-ing UR points
@Chase-ing UR points

I saw the same up until at least noon ET, then when I checked back around 130-200pm ET it was back to 10K

BUT_WHY_MALE_M0DELS
BUT_WHY_MALE_M0DELS

was 10k, then went to 15k today, now it’s back to 10k. so how does it work if you generated referrals at 15k before it switched back? which bonus do you get?

BW
BW

Glitch, gone now.

Hari
Hari

Chuck I see 20,000 point bonus on my Delta Reserve card. Although MR is better.

Gb
Gb

Is it 55,000 per person per year or
55,000 per card per year ?

VL
VL

But you will get 1099-MISC if you get 60K in referrals across ALL your cards (biz and personal also combined). All points are valued at 1cpp, except Hilton, which is 0.67cpp. If you go slightly above the 60K in referrals you will actually loose money due the taxes you would have to pay (obviously subject you your personal tax bracket)

P
P

Here’s my referral. You’ll get nothing, but I’ll get something.
JK

justmeha
justmeha

just 10k for my gold

justmeha
justmeha

just 10k on my gold

noway
noway

Gold 10k Plat 15k

Amber Barger
Amber Barger

My Gold is only allowing referral to Gold, is there a secret to refer to any card?

KEITH PICINIC
KEITH PICINIC

Does anyone know if the Biz Gold still has a 75k bonus after 10k spend, and if so when does that end?

Staradmiral
Staradmiral

that ended Feb 5. Who knows when it will come back

manof2
manof2

My platinum card reduced referral bonus from 15000 to 5000.

Chris
Chris

Seeing the same. I maxed out referrals last year and squeezed in one last 15K referral prior. Shame on AMEX…I’m not shilling more platinums. How about a reward for hitting cap.

Chris
Chris

I’m being offered 10k on my Amex Green

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