[Targeted] American Express Platinum 75,000 Point Upgrade Offer

Update 2/19/20: Another mailer is going out, this time for a whopping 75,000 points, keep an eye out. Hat tip to reader Alexis

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

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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Chiek
Chiek

Just got the mailer for 60k for 5k spend on my Gold card. Had Platinum previously

Pointz
Pointz

William Charles Chuck I received it today, it is NOT for platinum, its for Business Platinum. When I first saw it I was excited as it did not say my business name, then I opened it and it is for Business with 20K spend.

Chuck

I guess there are two offers

Lisa
Lisa

For me, 75000 MR for $20,000 spend minus $550 annual fee is not a good deal. The perks aren’t worth anything to me. Plan to cash out via schwab. By my math, that’s (750*1.25)-550=$387.5 for $20,000 in spend. That’s aroud 1.9%. I can do better on citi double cash. Given that the perks don’t have value to me, is there something I’m missing?

Brian C 🐕

Math is off. You forgot the 20,000 points from spend alone.

So 950 not 750

Lisa
Lisa

You’re right. Thanks

Alexis
Alexis

Pointz William Charles Chuck

sadly I have to confirm the same thing. the email was misleading and really made it seem like it was personal Plat. lack of mention of my business also made me assume further. damn. what a shame.

@Chase-ing UR points
@Chase-ing UR points

Looks like the 75K offer might be multiple tiers as it says “UP TO 75,000”. Probably something like 50K with “x” spend and another 25K with “y” spend like the current Platinum offer

Lord Rupert Everton
Lord Rupert Everton

I received an email offering my business a second biz plat with a 75k bonus (50k/10k + 25k/10k). i already had 1 biz plat plus two more from upgrade offers

Alexis
Alexis

I just am now seeing that I will receive a mailer for 75k offer to upgrade to plat William Charles Chuck

Ncsam
Ncsam

Is this on a green or gold card?

Alexis Martinez
Alexis Martinez

on the gold card, as i do not have the green card.

ItoCalc
ItoCalc

I haven’t had the Platinum card before. To maximize the gain, can I sign-up for 75k Platinum offer and then use this upgrade offer to get second Platinum for 60k? Any DP on this? Does Amex allow 2 same Platinum card?

ItoCalc
ItoCalc

William Charles Do you know any DP on this matter?

Rd
Rd

Slight variance. I am receiving the upgrade offer on my gold card. Only difference is, 60k on 5k in 3 months

debit
debit

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

Rd
Rd

Nope. Same perks as plat. Just gold colored

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.

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.