American Express Platinum Card 50,000 Point Sign Up Bonus

by on January 12, 2011 · 13 comments

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UPDATE: This bonus is no longer available.

I’ve written about this card before, but I’ll write about it again since I think it’s so great:

50,000 American Express Membership Rewards points: for opening up a $450 annual fee Amex Platinum – incredible deal in my opinion. I conservatively estimate the value of  50,000 Amex points at $1,000, plus you get a ton of other benefits like lounge access and hotel upgrades. I did a post recently about whether the Platinum card is worth it and with such a huge point bonus it’s a no brainer.

So if you are looking to start racking up the points and traveling better in 2011, the Amex Platinum card is a good starting point. As I mentioned yesterday, Amex points are a 1:1 transfer partner to Air Canada Aeroplan which allows around the world business class tickets, with stops in Europe and Asia for 100,000 points.

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  • Jamie

    I have the perpetual offer to upgrade my gold to a platinum with 25,000 bonus. Are they likely to match the 50,000 offer for the upgrade?

  • The Points Guy

    It never hurts to ask. If they deny, then just try applying for a new Platinum card and see if you get approved. It’s worth a shot!

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  • Pat

    I applied today for a new Amex Platinum with the link above and was approved. I attempted verify over the phone that the offer was still good and although I was told the offer ended on 1/10/11 one of the Amex agents stated that if I applied on-line I would be eligible for the bonus points. I did and it worked. One tip though, if you are already an Amex card holder don’t log into your Amex account before you apply for the card. The website is smart enough to know you’re an existing customer if you do. I had to close my browser, clear the browser cache and start another session in order to apply and get accepted for the card.

    And once I transfer the 50k points to Delta I’ll get a 50% bonus and 25k MQM’s. That’s a pretty good deal.

  • Jon V

    Thank you for your info on transferring 50,000 Amex miles to Delta for a 50% bonus and 25,000 MQM’s. I am Delta silver by virtue of them matching AA gold. Would the 25K MQM’s elevate me to Delta gold status? My wife is not a Delta elite. Would I be better off making her Delta silver with the MQM’s as far as both of us being better able to book upgrades to Business class?

  • The Points Guy

    No, the 25k MQMs would bring your MQM balance up by 25k. If you had comped silver and 0 current MQMs, the 25k bonus will leave you at 25k MQM. I hope that made sense!

  • The Points Guy

    Good tip- I’ve heard of multiple people having the cookie problems- so either clear your cache or use a different computer. Enjoy the Plat card- let me know your thoughts after you use it for a while.

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  • Martin

    This offer isn’t available to Canadians is it? I couldn’t find an Amex Canadian link for this offer.

  • David

    I could not find it either for Canada, the website would only allow ZIP codes not Postal Codes on that form and the Canadian site does not seem to have this offer on it- I am considering calling and seeing if they will offer it to me.

  • Joanne

    Actually, the promo is on again from April 11-June 15th for Canadians!

    Here’s the link:

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