Posted by William Charles on April 19, 2017
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Published on April 19th, 2017 | by William Charles


[Targeted] American Express Business Platinum 100,000 Points – No Lifetime Language

Update: At least one reader has this offer and it does show the lifetime language, so check your offer carefully.

The Offer

No direct link, check your e-mails. Subject line is “Earn 100,000 Membership Rewards® points with the New Enhanced Business Platinum Card®”

  • American Express is sending out targeted e-mails for 100,000 points after $10,000 in spend within the first three months on the Business Platinum card. What’s significantly is the fact that the one bonus per lifetime language is absent.

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Card Details

  • 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 hotels booked directly from AmericanExpress Travel website
    • 1.5x points on qualifying purchases of $5,000 or more
    • 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. This does not apply to this offer! Double check fine print to make sure. 

Our Verdict

Yesterday we posted about a similar bonus of 60,000 points on the personal card, and now we have this offer on the Business Platinum. They have also recently offered upgrade offers of up to 75,000 on the business Platinum.

Is the offer worth applying for? If you’ve received a previous offer, value the benefits and are happy to paying the annual fee then yes. If you haven’t received a previous offer, you might be better offer waiting for either a bigger bonus (like 150,000 points) or a smaller minimum spend requirement. No guarantee you’ll see something like that in the near future though.

As always, make sure you read through these things everybody should know about American Express cards before applying.

Hat tip to reader Ngoc

31 Responses to [Targeted] American Express Business Platinum 100,000 Points – No Lifetime Language

  1. NinjaX says:

    omg. why not meee…

  2. msd2179 says:

    AF is $550 now, not $450 like in the post, right?

  3. Curmudgeon says:

    You guys are killing me! I just finished the min spend on a Biz Rewards Gold and Biz Platinum, now you have me thinking I should get another one of each. 🙂

    • Daisy says:

      Can you have more than 1 card of same product? meaning you have ccurrent Biz Rewards Gold or Platinum and can still apply and be approved of another card (Gold or Platinum) and have 2 of same cards open with AMEX?

      Kindly reconfirm

  4. Rob says:

    I have an email with this subject line and graphics but it has this language in the fine print:

    1Welcome bonus offer not available to applicants who have or have had this product. This offer is intended for the email recipient only.

  5. Sheila says:

    I received this offer but the email does not specify the person who is intended to receive it. Do you think it is safe to apply online or should I call to ensure I will be eligible for the bonus?

  6. JD says:

    Question on this card – Do the 5x on flights and 1.5x on large purchases stack? Wondering if you could essentially earn 7.5x on the purchase of an expensive overseas business class flight.

  7. Hailey says:

    I have this offer……so i can get 100k MR points that i can transfer to affiliate partners (airline or hotels) right?

    If i transfer to 1) Emirates or 2) Flying blue or 3)Delta or 4) Krisflyer/Singapore, when will points expire once transferred to any of these 4 flying partners, if i do not have any immediate plan to travel??

  8. sheila says:

    DOC doesn’t reply to me again 🙁

  9. Aaron says:

    Although it says it can’t be used by others I thought the business offers can be used by anyone with the link because it’s not associated with any SSN and such. (Would kill for one of these) But thanks so much for being awesome William! Y’all run an amazing blog’

  10. Raj says:

    I didn’t get the email offer, but I have a biz gold account and got an offer to upgrade by logging into Amex for 50,000 points for spending $10,000 in 5 months and another 25,000 points for another $10,000 in spend over those same 5 months.

  11. P says:

    The personal application for Amex cards had the option to have your home address (mailing address) as a PO Box and then put your physical address separately. But the business application has no way to put a PO Box as the home address. Is there a way to get around this?

    For personal credit cards, I have mistakenly put my physical address in the home address twice and both times, my applications went into pending and later got a letter to provide proof of address. Amazingly, they sent the letters to the mailing/home address they have on file for me, and not the address in the application.

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