Posted by William Charles on November 10, 2019
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Published on November 10th, 2019 | by William Charles

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[Targeted] American Express Platinum 60,000 Point Upgrade Offer

Update 11/0/19: Some people that previously had a 25,000 point upgrade offer are now showing this 60,000 point offer. Hat tip to datruesurfer

Update 8/17/19: Another round of this offer has gone out. Hat tip to reader Elad M

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The Offer

  • Get 60,000 Membership Rewards points after you spend $3,000 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

Seems to be predominantly showing up for people with the American Express green card, I wonder if that has anything to do with the rumored refresh coming to that card or if it’s just coincidental.  Strong offer if you can take advantage of the benefits the card offers and if you’ve had the card before. 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.



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blah blah
blah blah

It shows up for me and I do not own any charge card, only BCP and Aspire.

Peldir Sunstrider
Peldir Sunstrider

Which card does Amex offer you to upgrade from? I didn’t know that Amex can upgrade a credit card to a charge card.

Lrdx
Lrdx

That’s probably a new account offer, not an upgrade offer.

ALemon
ALemon

Off topic, but has anyone else been getting Ashley Madison ads? William Charles, I’d love to keep this site on my whitelist so you guys see some revenue, but not if I’m getting these ads at work.

Frank
Frank

Ads are based on what you’re browsing for so…

ALemon
ALemon

Not necessarily. While they could be referencing a cookie from an infected redirect, I would think AdWords still give some configuration over what ads are being displayed. Was just trying to see if anyone else was experiencing it to help DoC if there was an issue.

808702
808702

I can confirm this is true. 🙂

Dan - Legal Bank Robber
Dan - Legal Bank Robber

William Charles comment of the month

Debit
Debit

If you are not happy with the profiles of the women you can cheat with you can change the settings to customize.

Electroman

uBlock Origin.

Frank
Frank

FYI Amex is still sending out targeted 100k point mailers. Got one 2 days ago (black envelope)

az
az

What AMEX cards do you have?

TomT
TomT

Does this upgrade offer show up as an email or under Amex Offers & Benefits section. If the latter, what is the verbiage of the offer?

AK
AK

I am seeing mine as a pop-up when I log onto my Amex account

Pointz
Pointz

I had my Amex Gold for 6 months. Will it be a problem if I upgrade? Will they offer this deal if I call and ask for upgrade?

Paul
Paul

Can not upgrade your personal card to a higher fee card within the first year by law

sd
sd

after reiveing an upgrade offer on my account from ascend to aspire when can i start spendinf=g? and do gc purchased at resorts count toward 250 dollar credit and would it even stack with the current offer I have 50 dollar statement credit for 250 of spending

msb1xr
msb1xr

In my amex offer I see the option to upgrade to the business plat but no Bonus that I can see for doing so on Green Business.

huh
huh

i applied for the amex plat and aspire on one day and called recon and they said they could not fidn the application in the system the next day they sent me an aprroval via email wierd

Yet Another Redditor
Yet Another Redditor

I got this last night on my AmEx Green – but with a $5K MSR. That $3K MSR would have been nice/easy.

Abey
Abey

Spouse got this offer on her Gold card.

Rand
Rand

Does anyone know if an upgrade counts against 5/24?

Anon
Anon

It does not.

Dman
Dman

Received on gold card with 5k spend, would have considered for 3k.

Rand
Rand

Reverse happened to me. I had the 60k point offer and now only see the 25k point offer. I guess I waited too long.

AMEX plat
AMEX plat

Got the offer 60k/5k spend. Gold was up for renewal this month.

AMEX plat
AMEX plat

Actually there was a BBP 20k but disappeared couple of days after I took the plat upgrade.

debit
debit

Do the authorized gold users get 4x upto 25k at grocery?

Rd
Rd

Nope. Same perks as plat. Just gold colored

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