Published on April 18th, 2017 | by William Charles34
[Targeted] American Express Personal Platinum 60,000 Points – No Lifetime Language
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.
- 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.
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