Posted by William Charles on January 26, 2020
Credit Cards

Published on January 26th, 2020 | by William Charles


[Targeted] American Express Platinum 25,000 Point Upgrade Offer

The Offer

  • Get 60,000 Membership Rewards points after you spend $2,000 in purchases on the American Express Platinum Card in the first 3 months from the date your account is upgraded

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
  • 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
  • SoulCycle benefits
  • View these other hidden benefits

Our Verdict

Looks to be showing up for people with the American Express gold card. Not as good as the other upgrade offers we’ve seen in the past for 60,000 points but still something I guess.  If you haven’t had the card before my recommendation would be to wait for a 100,000 point offer to come along that you’re eligible for. 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 reader Amar

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Didn’t see this in my account but saw Spend $15 +, get $5 back. Up to 2 times (total of $10).
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I’m seeing the 60k MR upgrade offer for $5k in 3 months on my gold card.


Got spend 5K get 60,000 on gold card to upgrade to plat. I’ve had the card before and closed. No lifetime language


Where are you seeing this in your account?


Under Amex offers on my gold card. As an upgrade to my gold card. Interestingly enough I’m seeing a pre approved offer on my Everyday card for plat with same terms. $5K spend 60,000 points. Not for an upgrade but as a separate card. Also no lifetime language


Why do this when you can open public offer at 75K? I get it, maybe those of you worried about saving up for under 5/24 or AAOA, but don’t fall for that: never wait, there’s so much else out there!

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