Posted by William Charles on April 18, 2017
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Published on April 18th, 2017 | by William Charles

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

The Offer

No direct link, check your e-mails. Subject line is “Congratulations. You’re Selected to Apply for An Exclusive 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.

platinum 60k offer

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. This does not apply to this offer! Double check fine print to make sure. 

Our Verdict

American Express is obviously eager to increase the number of Platinum cardholders they have (even if to make their recent changes seem well received). They’ve recently offered upgrade offers of 60,000 points and retention offers of up to 50,000 points. Offering targeted bonuses without the once per lifetime rule is just an extension of this.

Is the card worth applying for? That really depends on how much you value the benefits as it does have a $550 annual fee. The nice thing is the travel credit is based on a calendar year, so you can get that twice and only pay one annual fee.

Hat tip to Frequent Miler



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Hank
Hank

My wife got the offer under her OBC card account– blue amex offer. She doesn’t have a charge card currently and had the Platinum 3yrs ago before lifetime language. I believe I saw it first as one of those “dialogue banner” things that pops up and got X out when you first appeared under her main card – EDP.

MarcoPolo
MarcoPolo

With everything else being equal, are 60,000 Points a good deal or should I wait for 100,000 Points offer?

Jim
Jim

Doc,

I have 2 plat cards currently different versions both personal. What is the likelihood Amex claws back the 60k points if I get approved for this? Also do u think they would then claw back all my points?

Valerue
Valerue

I got this offer but dh got a no fee first yr 50k points gold card offer, which I think is better.

MontyFC
MontyFC

Although, I didn’t receive the email, I see this offer in my BCP card for new PRG card.

“Earn 50,000 Points after you spend $2,000 on purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months of Card Membership.”

The terms don’t include the exclusion language.

sheila
sheila

I received an email for Business Platinum Card: “100,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $10,000 on qualifying purchases on the Card within the first three months of Card Membership”
“Welcome bonus offer not available to applicants who have or have had this product. This offer is intended for the email recipient only.”

Durga
Durga

I also received Bus Platinum card 100K offer after spending $10K in 3 months. is this best offer on this card?

Chris
Chris

I got in the email the same 100k offer for business with language and personal 50k offer without it. Never had any Platinums, just OBC and SPG.

Ryan
Ryan

Someone needs to tell me how to get targeted for this stuff.

I see on here and Reddit people throwing out “I got ___ offer for ___ for ___ spend.”

I never get ANY of these offers. Help, please.

Rob
Rob

Have a long relationship with AMEX. My relationship goes back more than 20 years.

Jim
Jim

Ryan,

Apparently creating an LLC goes a long way toward getting targeted for offers.

Jasmine
Jasmine

Ryan,

FYI, I received the email offer for the personal platinum 60k via email too and I’ve only been an AMEX blue everyday card holder for 3 months.

Jeremy
Jeremy

I currently have PRG. I’ve had both the personal and biz platinum in the past. I got offered this as an upgrade offer. Should I bite? I can probably meet the spending requirement, but I currently have bonus offers on Citi Aadvantage Mastercard 3x on groceries, gas, dining, etc. The Hyatt spend $4000 get 4000 bonus points, a Barclays Aviator 2x points up to 2500 on groceries, dining, home improvement and the Blue for Business where I have spent about $18k so far this year, expiring in November.

I have already maxed out all of my Freedom cards, and I will likely max out all of my Citi Dividend cards. I’m not so sure, this is wise given all the other spending. I was also planning on applying for US Bank Altitude Reserve. Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Fork
Fork

Just got a new email with a targeted offer until July 29

Tai
Tai

I accepted one platinum (60K/$5k) and one gold card (50K/$2K) under Amex offers (without lifetime language), I met all spending but no points posted, I chat with customer service and they can’t find the promotion link to my accounts, and they told me that since I already have those two accounts before so I won’t received bonus. anyone has the same problem?

Peter Karla
Peter Karla

I current have a PRG, and have never had a Platinum card. I was targeted today for the 60K with 5K spend and no lifetime language.

Does this mean if I get this card, then cancel it, and sign up for another Platinum card later on (that does have the lifetime language) that I can still get the sign up bonus on that? If not, then I guess I should be shooting for the 100K offer.

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