Posted by William Charles on February 4, 2019
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Published on February 4th, 2019 | by William Charles

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[YMMV] American Express Business Platinum 75,000 Points (No Lifetime Language)

Update 2/4/19: Annual fee has increased to $595 now, but some people that weren’t targeted are now targeted so worth double checking. Remember you need to sign in and if it says the offer is no longer available then that just means you’re not targeted.

Update 1/31/19: Just a reminder regarding this offer before the annual fee increases to $595 tomorrow. If you get a message that says the offer is no longer available, that just means you are not targeted. Others are still able to successfully do the deal.

Update 05/23/18: There is a new link, this time it requires $10,000 total spend for the 75,000 points. Hat tip to reader Shay

The Offer

Direct link to offer | $10,000 spend link

  • Receive a sign up bonus of 75,000 Membership Rewards points on the American Express Business Platinum Card after $5,000 in spend within three months

Card Details

  • Annual fee of $450 is not waived the first year
  • Card earns at the following rates:
    • 5x points per $1 spent on purchases made with airlines or hotels booked directly from AmericanExpress Travel website
    • 1.5x points on qualifying purchases of $5,000 or more
    • 1x points on all other purchases
  • $200 airline incidental credit per calendar year
  • 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
  • SoulCycle benefits
  • You can only get the sign up bonus on American Express cards once per lifetime. This offer doesn’t contain this language (double check your own offer to make sure)

Our Verdict

If you haven’t had this card before, then you’re better off going for the 100,000 point offer. If you have had this card before then this is basically your only way of getting the sign up bonus again. Keep in mind it does have a $450 annual fee, but that is partially offset by the airline credits ($200 per calendar year) and lounge access. I think this bonus is worth doing if you’ve had the card before, but if you already have another Platinum variation it might not make sense for some due to the annual fee and duplicate benefits. As always you can read more about American Express cards here. Let us know in the comments if you were targeted or not.

Also it’s worth mentioning that if it says ‘the offer has expired’ that just means you’re not targeted unfortunately.

Hat tip to kpd



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XenaWP
XenaWP

Looks like it might be dead already?

“Thank you for your interest in this offer. At this time this offer is no longer available.
Please click here for our current offerings.”

Josh
Josh

open in incognito mode. however then when you login you’ll probably get the same message, meaning you’re not targeted.

AZ
AZ

Thank you for your interest in this offer. At this time this offer is no longer available.
Please click here for our current offerings.

Roger
Roger

What if you have the card currently? Can you cancel the current card and sign up again?

Paul
Paul

Can you hold 2 Biz Plats at the same time?

Robert
Robert

If you are strong, YES 🙂
Two different businesses to stay on the safe side

Lrdx
Lrdx

AFACT you can *hold*, but you can’t sign up for the second when you already have one – you can only have 2 through product changes.

Roger
Roger

Can you cancel your current one and then sign up on the same day for this offer?

Mark
Mark

I believe if you have had the first open for a year then you can sign up for another. Personal Platinum works this way.

jf
jf

false

Andrew
Andrew

:'(

mcafeeee
mcafeeee

Didn’t work for me after amex login. I’ve had the regular Plat but never the biz version.

Alli
Alli

AmEx hates me. I never get targeted for offers.

Tee
Tee

I got the offer by clicking the link but I’ve never had the Platinum before. Is it really likely a 100k offer will be available this year?

Eduard
Eduard

Recently heard that Southwest is no longer eligible for a points rebate 🙁

Thelement
Thelement

Is the 100k offer with 10k spend? I’m not targeted but between 5k and 10k spend I’d take 5k for 75k mr since MS is such a pain with amex.

Mark
Mark

why is it a pain?

Jeff L.
Jeff L.

There are a few banks where you can fund 1k+ new account deposit with Visa or MC CC, but not Amex. As far as the buy GC -> GC to MO -> deposit MO route, it’s not any more of a pain.

Also – organic spend can be trickier. I took a new Amex to Hawaii on a trip, and lo and behold, many restaurants and smaller vendors don’t take Amex. I can’t really blame small businesspeople for trying to reduce interchange fees, however.

dk
dk

Damn just got Biz plat 2 weeks ago @ 75k MR for $20k in spend. WTF. Think they’ll match?

Matt P
Matt P

Sigh, offer not available. Tried incognito, but it makes me log in and then gives the message.

Matt Katakis
Matt Katakis

Amex is notoriously bad about matching offers, so I doubt it. You can try though.

Moose Cow
Moose Cow

Anyone have the POID for this?

than you
than you

Anyone have an offer or rvsp code. Reps are not budging without it.

Jeff
Jeff

Perfect timing, thanks Doc

Richard
Richard

What if I applied last year and cancelled the card at exactly 1 year when the annual fee hits. Would I still be eligible for the card if I was targeted this offer?

Matt Katakis
Matt Katakis

I’ve never had the card before and the link won’t work for me. Not a huge deal as I wasn’t ready to apply for this, however.

Jacob Hurley
Jacob Hurley

No luck here, got Biz Plat around 3 months ago for the first time.

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