Increased Referral Offers For Referrer On American Express Cards (Up To 45,000 Points)

Update 7/1/21: There’s now a 45,000 referral offer on Platinum.

Update 6/28/21: More people seeing increased referral bonuses now, e.g. 30,000 points.

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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Post history:

  • Update 5/26/21: More people seeing the 30,000 points referrer offer now.
  • Update 3/11/21: More reports of people seeing increases. (There’s also a separate 4x/4% furniture bonus showing as well.) Hat tip to 1autumn1
  • Update 2/22/21: More reports of people seeing increases.
  • Update 1/27/21: More people targeted for these increased offers.
  • Update 11/24/20: Some people seeing increased offers today. Interestingly, there’s a report of someone seeing 35,000 points on the Gold card. We’ve never seen higher than 30,000 before, it keeps edging up. (Of course there’s still the 55,000 annual cap.)
  • Update 11/15/20: Lots of people reporting their personal Gold card showing the 30,000 referral offer now. Not sure if everyone or targeted. (ht reader JJ). Remember, there is a 55,000 annual limit per card. There’s also $125 showing again on Blue Cash Preferred for some.
  • Update 9/9/20: More people targeted for the higher bonuses.
  • Update 9/1/20: Some of the cash referral links are now up to $125 (typically $75 or $100). basefifty noticed this on their Blue Cash Everyday and I’m seeing the same. Not nearly as good as some of the points offers, but good to know.
  • Update 8/13/20: Some referral links are now showing a 30,000 points referral for referring a friend (friend gets the regular signup bonus being offered and you get 30,000). This is a new high as previously 25k was highest. Remember, there is a 55,000 annual limit per card. Hat tip to reader GL and to ThomGault
  • Update 8/6/20: Some are seeing now increased offers. Not sure if anyone is getting 25,000 now, but some who were previously only seeing 10,000 points for referrer are now seeing 15,000 or 20,000 on various cards. Hat tip to Milestalk
  • Update 5/7/20: Some people seeing up to 25,000 points per referral on select cards.
  • Update 5/1/20: More people seeing 20,000 points per referral on select cards. Also, some are seeing 15,000 on cards that were previously 10,000. Hat tip to manageroftheyear
  • Update 4/14/20: More people seeing 20,000 points per referral on select 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.

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Vic
Vic

Have had the 30k referral on gold for awhile, but has anyone had the “sorry offer not available” or “error” pop up? Anyone know whats up with that?

Avi
Avi

Increased referral offers are back for me now (including 30k on Gold) after dropping back to normal levels.

James
James

I used to see it but since last week it has dropped to 15000

tyrone
tyrone

Are you gonna reopen the referral page anytime soon?

Brian
Brian

William Charles Trying to add my referral to the thread, but it’s been stuck in comment moderation for two days.

Chi
Chi

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Kevin
Kevin

Amazing

Iris
Iris

Scrolling through the referral thread. I can’t find any 100K plat referrals. Is this not available?

Iris
Iris

Found one. Wooo!

Doggo
Doggo

mind letting me know whose link you used? scrolled through the thread and seemed like most of the links have expired and the ones i clicked through only show the 60k offer

JM
JM

Did you ever find one? If not, you can email me.

Jordan (Professional MSer)

Holy…. You are on FIRE, AMEX!!! Love you

Eric
Eric

I take it that you only have 2 emotions (anger and unbridled joy).

Tina
Tina

His two main emotions are CAPS LOCK and multiple exclamation points.

David
David

When my friend opens my referral in incognito mode it shows 75k for gold instead of 60k. If they sign up for this will I still get the referral bonus or only with the 60k? Thanks!

AM
AM

I always do the incognito method for referral links and it works fine, the new account gets the increased offer and the referrer gets the points as well. Right above the 75K offer in the banner your friend should see the phrase “Referral Offer / Special Offer for You” which indicates that it is still part of the referral program.