[Targeted] American Express Platinum 100,000 Points Upgrade Offer + $150

The Offer

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  • Get 100,000 Membership Rewards points after you spend $6,000 in purchases on the American Express Platinum Card in the first 6 months from the date your account is upgraded. You’ll also get 5x points on restaurants and shop small purchases for the first six months

Card Details

  • Annual fee of $695 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 & airline 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)
  • $100 Saks Credit (two $50 credits)
  • Lounge access:
    • Centurion lounge access
    • International American Express lounge access
    • Delta SkyClub lounge access
    • Priority pass select membership
    • Airspace lounge access
  • $240 digital entertainment credit. This is a credit of $20 per month and can be used on Peacock, Audible, SiriusXM and The New York Times.
  • $200 hotel credit. This can be used on select prepaid bookings (Fine Hotels + Resorts® and The Hotel Collection) when using American Express Travel
  • $179 Clear credit
  • $300 Equinox credit. This is a $25 credit each month
  • Global Dining Access by Resy
  • The Global Lounge Collection

Our Verdict

Great deal if targeted. Think this is the highest upgrade bonus we’ve seen in awhile. You can normally get the upgrade bonus even if you’ve held the Platinum card before. If you have any questions about upgrade offers, please read this post before asking any questionsGeneral American Express questions are likely answered here.

Hat tip to kcihtred2

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lilurbanachiever
lilurbanachiever

I finally got a non 25K offer for Gold->Plat upgrade. 100K+10pts/restaurants or shop small. Not that enticing, and it has a lifetime language and I am not sure if Amex remembers my last Plat card that I closed 5 years ago or something.

BUBU
BUBU

I received a mail in offer to upgrade my green amex 100k points and $150 statement credit. Not too sure if I want to pay the $695 AF though. It seem a bit steep considering some of the benefits are quite useless.

Jason G
Jason G

I received the 100k upgrade bonus offer from my Gold to vanilla platinum. I have held the vanilla platinum previously and currently hold schwab platinum. From my understanding, I can upgrade to this platinum and be eligible for the sub even though I previously had this version of platonum. Is that right? I also looked in the terms and didn’t see the once in a lifetime language.

Jason G
Jason G

Just to be clear, when I say SUB I mean the upgrade bonus of 100k. I am not looking to outright apply in the future because I already held it.

Lawrence
Lawrence

I had and took the same offer. I got the bonus from spend and I previously held the card and have an active CS Plat.

Jason G
Jason G

Thank you for the response. Exactly what I needed to know…now it is just a matter of me deciding to part with rose gold 🙁

FN
FN

Does anyone know if the 5x for restaurants/supermarkets purchases shows up in the rewards details for each transaction since I’m only seeing 1x for restaurant spend. Since this is a 6 month bonus, I’m guessing that’s why it isn’t showing up but I’m not sure.

Frank
Frank

I was wondering the same thing. Mine don’t show yet.

David
David

I got this on my green card, but my green card is not one year old yet, and therefore, when I click to upgrade, it is telling me I don’t have an eligible card for upgrade …. My green card anniversary is coming up, so hopefully I will still be eligible to upgrade at that time.

FN
FN

My green card anniversary is coming up next month but I still got the upgrade offer and it did go through when requesting the upgrade.

FN
FN

Got this upgrade offer of 100K/$150/5x dining/groceries for 6 months on my Green. Silly question but this upgrade won’t have a credit check right? Just thinking of upgrading even though I have never held a Platinum card before. Requirements look easy to meet organically.

AmexGold
AmexGold

Got a slightly different offer. Same $100K/$150 but with 5x Restaurant/Supermarket for first 6 months. Had Gold for a year, did not seek retention offer.

Lawrence
Lawrence

Same here..

Terry LYU
Terry LYU

i saw this offer on my gold but i have never had a vanilla plat before. recently opened a schwab plat before the af increase. is it worthwhile to apply for a vanilla plat and then upgrade my gold? i would be holding three plats and it sounds like a lot of AF to pay

Heather
Heather

I have this offer on my Gold. I read the upgrade and prorated fee posts, but I was wondering if I can max some of the yet unused benefits on my Gold, upgrade to the Platinum and hit the upgrade bonus and some benefits for that, and then downgrade back to a Gold in a few months without getting flagged for FR or getting points clawed back (and whether my annual Gold benefits would reset for the calendar year upon downgrading again). I have little to no use for the vanilla Plat beyond the bonus since I already have a Schwab Plat.

Mogambbo
Mogambbo

Is the upgrade offer once in a lifetime? Can you upgrade and then downgrade next year and still be eligible for future upgrade offers?