American Express Reduces Platinum Card Bonus to 25,000 Points

by on April 27, 2011 · 7 comments

in American Express, Credit Cards

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I’m not sure if this is a temporary change (I hope) but American Express has decreased their sign-up bonus on the Platinum card  from 50,000 to 25,000 points. It doesn’t look like the ads have changed yet, so many still say 50,000, but when you click through it will only show 25,000. I will get more clarity on this from my Amex/ad reps in the morning.

This just goes to show that you need to act quickly when there are good deals, because they never last forever. I’m hopeful 50k (or more) will come back for the Platinum card, since it’s an all-around amazing card, but you never know. While 25,000 isn’t nearly as good as 50,000, it’s still a decent deal considering how many benefits come along with the Platinum card. For a frequent traveler, the card can pay for itself many times over.

Otherwise, if you haven’t gotten in on the 100,000 mile Chase British Airways Visa, I recommend doing that sooner than later. The projected end date is May 6, 2011, but it can be pulled at any time. Click here to check out my original post on the deal and the extensive Q&A in the comment section.

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  • Nate

    I think I’ll wait and apply for the card as soon as a 50K bonus points promo comes around again.

  • InfoMofo

    Doh! I was going to pull the trigger today! Please keep us updated when this offer does come back!

  • SgFm

    Bad news, I really thought I would make this my new Amex card, instead of my current SPG one. Was just waiting for the SPG card renewal charge to hit, so I could cancel it. Amex, please bring this back soon!!!

  • The Points Guy

    @SGFM- just curious-why would you wait for your renewal charge to hit? Wouldn’t you want to cancel before you get hit with that fee?

  • Barry

    I am glad I got this deal last week. I already transferred the 50k to Delta! Thanks!!!

  • Kevin

    If you click one of the referral links it will eventually go to a URL on AMEX’s page with something in the URL like “25k_For_1k” in it, I changed the 25 to a 50 and it still showed the 50k for $1k spent offer. So looks like it may still be available for a short time period. I would take/print screen shots if you try this method, YMMV, etc.

  • Sergey

    AmericanExpress website still shows 50K, even on application page. Initially I wanted to wait one more month, but due to such news I applied today – instant approval. I saved a screenshot of my application with 50K – I hope AMEX will honor the deal.

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