Posted by William Charles on April 24, 2017
Credit Cards

Published on April 24th, 2017 | by William Charles

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[YMMV] American Express Personal Platinum 100,000 Points After $5,000 In Spend

The Offer

No direct link, see below

  • Earn 100,000 Membership Rewards points after $5,000 in spend on the American Express Personal Platinum card

platinum 100,000 offer

How To Get The Offer

This offer isn’t available to everybody and is a bit difficult to do. Try to follow these instructions and hope for the best:

  1. Clear browsing history/open a new incognito window
  2. Go to Baidu.com & search for American Express
  3. Click cards > Charge and Credit Card Offers > Check for offers

You want it to show you the offers without having to log in (let me know if it shows when you log in as well). If you see the 60,000 link then keep trying, people have gotten it to work even after initially seeing that the first time. This comment is also insanely helpful.

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
  • 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
  • You can only get the sign up bonus on American Express cards once per lifetime.

Our Verdict

Will this be treated like the leaked Platinum links and accounts frozen? I don’t see why it would be, but you never know with American Express these days. This offer also does include the once per lifetime language unfortunately. American Express is currently offering all types of incentives to sign up/keep the Platinum card. We’ve seen 50,000 retention bonuses, 60,000 point upgrade offers and targeted 60,000 point offers with no lifetime language.

This offer is basically as good as it gets for the American Express Platinum card and if you can get it to show, I’d sign up as long as you’re comfortable with the annual fee. As always read through these things everybody should know about American Express cards first.

Hat tip to m_b_b_1027 on /r/churning



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R
R

60000 for me

Kelly
Kelly

Thanks Jay! I did this today (1/6/19) and was able to get the targeted 100K offer, and my application has been officially approved. I listed my first and middle names together without a space and added an extra letter within my last name. In addition, I removed the spaces when listing my home address. I was able to correct the name on the credit card and address once the application page came up and will fix my name for the account once the application is processed. This is fantastic! I’ve tried multiple mechanisms to get the 100K but the most I was able to get to this point was 75K. I’m so glad this still works!

ktenorman
ktenorman

couldn’t see anything before logging in, after login saw 60k

Michael
Michael

This is night and day different than a leaked link

Josh Grenier
Josh Grenier

60000 for me.

J.M.
J.M.

60K in both google chrome incognito and Firefox private window

Jeremy
Jeremy

Does this have once per lifetime language?

Tyler
Tyler

Not having any luck. Tried a few times. Anyone successful?

Shaun
Shaun

same here. only 60,000 – whether not logged in, logged in, or submitting partial personal info to solicit offers.

T
T

Any chance AMEX will “match” this offer like they have with the SPG and hilton. Those were public offers though.

Dan
Dan

Try VPN into china

bemywife
bemywife

Tried. Didn’t work.

Zack
Zack

after i go to the “Charge and Credit Card Offers” link, I don’t see “Check for offers” link anywhere

jackie
jackie

Using Chrome incognito mode, I can see “Earn up to 75,000 Membership Rewards® points Earn 50,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $10,000 and an extra 25,000 points after you spend an additional $10,000 all on qualifying purchases on the Business Platinum Card within your first 3 months of Card Membership.”

How/where is once in a lifetime worded? In Terms and Conditions?

jackie
jackie

Oops, this is business platinum card.

Dave C
Dave C

Ummm Baidu method’s been around right? Just got the 75k for $5k, but locked in the $450 AF, so I feel ok about it.

Anna
Anna

I got the 60,000 point after $5000 spend.
However, I also got the 50,000 point after $2000 spend on Amex PRG.
Got approved in one Click since I was already logged in.
Easiest application ever !!!
Thanks DoC.

Patrick
Patrick

How do I check these offers without it asking me to log in if I’m already a member?

Thanks!

Andrey
Andrey

How can you see a personalized offer without logging in, if you have an Amex account?

Joey Sung
Joey Sung

tried 3 different iOS phones multiple browsers on my personal and work computers. Finally was able to get the 100,000 one after about 20 tries on work computer on IE in Private browsing mode. You know you have bypassed the log-in screen it takes longer than normal to load after you type in your information

Brad H
Brad H

Is there a strategy to bypass the log-in screen? Or just keep trying?

Tyler
Tyler

When I type in my info it doesn’t even let me click view my offers. I wait for a while and still no dice. Oh well

Travmom
Travmom

Looks like this is for pre-qualified folks only??? (Looking at the snapshot)

Brad H
Brad H

I don’t understand how to bypass the pre-qualified bit. As soon as I click check for offers, it requests info (SSN#, etc). Is there a way around that?

David
David

Finally got it. Tried it for about 30 minutes.At one point, got the offer to show up, but the application loaded wonky. Finally got it again, applied and was approved instantly. Thanks for the tip.

For the record, it was only after I filled out the part with the last four digits of my social security.

Adam
Adam

Did you have other Plat offers before you got the 100k?

Anna
Anna

I got the 75,000/5000/450 offer but I am not sure if it is worth getting this card even if you don’t travel much?
I am not seeing much benefit of getting this card.

Ben O.
Ben O.

If you don’t travel, you won’t get much use out of this card, and won’t be able to take advantage of the travel credit, which helps to offset the annual fee.

There are other cards out there that would be better and cheaper – like the Chase Sapphire Preferred or Amex Premier Rewards Gold. You can redeem the points for cash at least, but will get much more value from using them towards travel.

stephen l
stephen l
Tom
Tom

We got the 100k mile offer to show but then it disappeared, now it only shows gold premier for 50k miles, but no annual fee first year & $1k minimum spend…

zen
zen

fill only the house number with no street info can bypass the login, worked for me

zen
zen

and BAIDU proxy is not a must. start an incognito and go straight to amex website to check the offer

Jonathan
Jonathan

This worked perfectly!

Abey
Abey

I received an amex offer in the mail to upgrade from gold business to platinum for 25K points after 2K spend.

Ben O.
Ben O.

If you take that, keep in mind you won’t be eligible for any future bonuses on a Business Platinum card. The better bet would be to take the 100k or 75k from opening a new account as long as you’re comfortable with the higher spend required (and it is quite a bit higher – $10,000).

Business Plat has that 50% MR rebate, which makes that kind of enticing even at the lower bonus.

Tanya
Tanya

What does MR stand for?

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