Posted by William Charles on June 23, 2017
Credit Card Offers

Published on June 23rd, 2017 | by William Charles

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[Targeted] American Express Personal Platinum 60,000 Points – No Lifetime Language

The Offer

Direct link to offer

  • American Express is sending out targeted e-mails for 60,000 points after $5,000 in spend within the first three months on the Personal Platinum card. What’s significantly is the fact that the one bonus per lifetime language is absent. As always make sure your individual offer DOES NOT have the lifetime language.

Card Details

  • Annual fee of $550 is not waived the first year
    • Authorized Platinum cards are $175 for three user (then $175 per Platinum)
    • Authorized Gold cards are free
    • Full details here
  • Card earns at the following rates:
    • 5x points per $1 spent on purchases made with airlines or with American Express Travel
    • 5x points per $1 spent on hotel bookings made directly from the American Express travel website
    • 1x points on all other purchases
  • $200 airline incidental credit per calendar year
  • $200 Uber credit ($15 per month and additional $20 in December)
  • 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

This offer isn’t that interesting if you’ve never had the card before as 60,000 points is currently the standard sign up bonus and you can get 100,000 points. It is interesting if you’ve had the card before and it doesn’t contain the once per lifetime language as that means you can get the sign up bonus again for a card you normally wouldn’t be eligible for. I’d probably apply for this card if I was in that situation, unfortunately most people will not be targeted. As always make sure you read through these things everybody should know about American Express cards before applying or asking basic questions in the comments.

Hat tip to jags4186 on /r/churning



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Tai
Tai

I applied for this one without the language and they refused to honor the bonus, contacted them multiple time no luck.

Paul
Paul

Good DP but bad outcome 😐

chris a
chris a

You should open a case with CFPB. They will ask AMEX to respond in writing and research it further.

Tai
Tai

I opened the case and they told me since I already has this card in the past so I’m not qualified for bonus, I sent them the no language page, they said for new customers only…..

Michael
Michael

Sounds like time to take it to arbitration

ed
ed

So many have gotten burned by Amex, we don’t bother with them anymore, took our business from them and gave it to other institutions. Waste of time. Besides, look at the high annual fee on this offer which is not waived. There are better ways to get status.

Hope for the best, but expect the worst
Hope for the best, but expect the worst

Received a similar offer for 25,000 membership rewards points on Premier Rewards Gold for $1000 spend under the Offers section when logging into my Blue Cash Everyday account. Had the card many years ago. No lifetime language. No language on offer available to new accounts. Spent $1000. We’ll see after statement closes if I get the bonus. I doubt it, because in my experience usually AmEx posts the bonus before the statement even closes. No real harm if they don’t since I didn’t incur an annual fee and will be able to take advantage of the travel incidental fees credit for an upcoming flight. But further proof that even if AmEx may not post the language in its offer they won’t issue a sign-up bonus.

zebra
zebra
Pedro
Pedro

Looks like the Uber credit is only usable in the US. I tried to use it abroad and it says can’t apply the $15 credit… 🙁

ElectricWayfarer
ElectricWayfarer

I have a very basic question – where do I check to see the lifetime bonus language for my particular application (I applied and got the AmEx Personal Plat before this post came out).

Thanks.

Chuck

Usually we check before applying. I’m not sure where you can check after applying. Should be able to chat or call them and ask if the bonus is attached to the account.

gman
gman

$550 for a 60,000 points bonus is really not too great. Unless you are a person who uses the other benefits heavily.

Steve
Steve

Is there a way to check your initial offer for “lifetime language”? I got the 100k offer in May 2016

Redacted
Redacted

I just got this offer (to upgrade from my Gold rewards card) in email 10/30/2017, no lifetime language. But I’ve received the bonus a few years ago and I currently hold a Mercedes platinum. From the comments on this post so far it sounds pretty unlikely that I would get the bonus – is that right or are there some positive DP’s out there since this was posted in June?

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