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Amazing Deal Alert: American Express Platinum 100K Sign-Up Bonus

by on January 7, 2013 · 159 comments

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Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here

American Express has an offer for a 100K sign-up bonus. You’ll receive 100,000 Membership Rewards points when you spend $3,000 in your first 3 months of Card membership. Before you take advantage of this offer, the terms state that the welcome bonus offer is not available to applicants who have had this product within the last 12 months or any Consumer ZYNC, Green or Gold Card account within the last 90 days.

Although this isn’t one of our links and we can’t guarantee you’ll get the 100,000 point sign-up offer, the terms & conditions seem straightforward and don’t indicate that this is a targeted offer (though I’d still take screen shots just in case). This offer probably won’t last long, so if you want to get in on it before/if it gets pulled, I’d apply sooner than later!

To get the offer legitimately, what you can do is go to CreditCards.com and click on the tab in the top left that says “Offers Matched For You.”

Go to CreditCards.com to get the offer legitimately.

Go to CreditCards.com to get the offer legitimately.

Then you enter your information and what you’re searching for and the Amex Platinum 100k offer should populate for you, as will the Premier Rewards Gold offer for 50,000 points probably, if you’re interested in that one. If you go this route, you should get the 100,000-point bonus, without any issues just be sure to take a screenshot to prove you were provided with the offer. Please comment below on your experiences – though per the comments so far, people don’t seem to have had any problems getting in on this offer.

For more information on maximizing the Platinum Card, check out this post from my Amex Series. You can learn more about specific benefits of the card like the $200 airline rebate, and all the other benefits that I think make the $450 annual fee worth it.

Here is a brief resume of the major benefits of the card in addition to Membership Rewards points:

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Access Delta Sky Club’s with the Amex Platinum Card.

Update: Beginning March 22, 2014, American Express Card Members will no longer have access to American Airlines Admiral Club and US Airways Club airport lounges through Airport Club Access / Airport Lounge Program. This means that Card Members will no longer be able to gain complimentary access to the American Airlines airport lounges (known as Admirals Club lounges) or the US Airways Club airport lounges as a benefit of their Platinum Card Membership. Cardmembers will continue to receive access to participating Delta Sky Club lounges, Priority Pass Select (enrollment is required), and Airspace lounges in JFK, CLE and BWI airports.

Airport Club Access Program: Showing your Platinum card will get you access to Delta, American, and US Airways lounges. You must be traveling on that carrier and show a ticket, except for US Airways, which allows entry even if you are flying on a different carrier. You can bring two guests or your spouse and any children under 21 are covered.

$200 Airline Fee Credit: Every year you can select an airline and American Express will automatically refund you up to $200 throughout the year when you incur any fees. The marketing materials about this benefit state that the Airline Fee Credit can apply to baggage, in-flight food and drink, flight change fees and lounge day passes, but people have also reported receiving rebates for airline gift card purchases, full lounge membership, award ticket fees, and even cheap flights. Yes, you heard that correctly. As with all IT, many of these reimbursements probably shouldn’t have been reimbursed, but the system is not programmed well enough to decide what is eligible or not. In general, this benefit is pretty flexible and if you do any amount of traveling, you should have no problem getting the full $200 in value. American Express also has phenomenal (in my experience) customer service, so even if your charge doesn’t automatically get reimbursed, you can ask them to consider it and many people have gotten Amex to reimburse using this method.

Priority Pass Select Membership
: In addition to the Delta/American/US/ lounge access program, you also get Priority Pass Select membership, which gets you free access to hundreds of international and independent airline lounges. All guests are $27, though some lounges allow family members in for free. This includes Alaska Airlines lounge access.

Global Entry Fee Rebate: The US government charges $100 to get Global Entry, but if you pay using your Platinum card, Amex will automatically rebate you that $100 dollars.

SPG Gold status.

SPG Gold status.

Starwood Gold Status: Once you have a Platinum card, just call Starwood at 1-888-625-4990 and tell them you have an Amex Platinum card and want SPG Gold Status. They’ll make you fax in proof that you have the card, but once you send it, they’ll upgrade your Starwood account to Gold status. Starwood Gold (normally attained after 25 nights or 10 stays) gets you a 50% bonus on Starpoints, room upgrades, 4pm late checkout and overall better customer service.

Fine Hotels & Resorts Program: When you book hotel stays through this program and pay with your Platinum card, you get room upgrades, free breakfast for two, late check-out (4pm) and other amenities like spa credit and free golf. Overall, FHR rates might be a little more expensive, but the breakfast benefit alone can save you over $50 a day. I also love the 4pm late check-out when I’m staying at a hotel where I don’t have elite status. Booking as a FHR guest allows you to differentiate yourself from the masses and get enhanced customer service.

Purchase Protection

Purchase Protection will cover broken goods.

Purchase Protection: American Express prides itself on customer service, so if you purchase something and it gets stolen/broken/lost, Amex will refund you. I remember reading a post on Flyertalk about someone’s hat blowing off on a cruise and Amex instantly refunded them the $70 since they bought it with a Platinum card. I’ve generally only heard good stories about this benefit, so it can easily save you more than your yearly fee if you ever need to take advantage of it.

International Premium Companion TicketIf you buy a full-fare first or business class ticket, you can get a second for free. This benefit isn’t hugely valuable unless you frequently buy super-expensive tickets. However, this can be very valuable for people who can book full-fare business class for work and thus you can get your spouse/partner to come along for free in the same class of service.

Premium Car Rental Program: With the Amex Platinum you enjoy elite status with Hertz, Avis, and National. Elite status allows for quick checkout and upgrades as well as a 4-hour return grace period when you use the Platinum rate. There’s also an option to buy premium insurance directly through Amex for about $20 a rental, which can be a huge savings over buying it from the car rental company directly.

Take Advantage of the cruise

Take Advantage of the Cruise Privileges Program.

Cruise Privileges Program: Up to $300 per stateroom shipboard credit or a two-category stateroom upgrade, exclusive amenities that vary by cruise line, double Membership Rewards points and $100 Annual travel  benefit. Partners: Azamara, Celebrity, Crystal, Cunard, Holland, Paul Gauguin, Princess, Regent Seven Seas, Silversea, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises, Windstar and Yachts of Seabourn. Book by calling Platinum Travel Service at 1-800-443-7672. I personally haven’t used this benefit yet, but TPG reader John tweeted me that on his most recent Celebrity cruise, he got $100 onboard credit, a bottle of premium wine (~$85) and two specialty restaurant covers (~$60).

As always, if you recently applied for this card and got a lower sign-up bonus, you can call Amex’s account services department at 877-399-3083 and ask them if they will match the current 100,000-point offer. They’ve gotten a lot stricter about this lately, but it never hurts to ask!

Hat Tip: Travel Summary

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  • http://www.facebook.com/jim.williams.524 Jim Williams

    crap…I’ve had this card for 10++ years!!

  • Mike

    Think someone who is an additional cardholder on another Platinum account can apply and get the bonus?

  • Matt

    Can you get this if you signed up for the BRG Card using your SSN? T&C restrict consumer cards and does not mention business. Also there are reports you can downgrade to the PRG card after receiving the 100K to get refunded a prorated amt of the $450 fee — do you have any experience with this?

  • Universalgreen

    $450 annual fee

  • TPG Intern Ryan

    Yes- they should be eligible.

  • Pointguyfan

    I have a SPG Starwood business card, would I still be qualify for the welcome bonus?

  • TPG Intern Ryan

    Yes, you would be eligible.

  • Wellis

    The $200 airline benefit has been available for >6 months. Update your script.

  • Adam

    I am a little confused. I have the green card but applied for it years ago…would I still qualify for this deal?

  • steffi

    Okay, thanks for the heads up … I’m approved. I totally can’t wait for your lead on the next great offer!

  • Jeff

    If I apply for another Amex same day (say, the Hilton), would it hit as a single credit inquiry?

  • Matt

    link appears to be down 10:34pm CT:

    Currently, our systems are not responding. Please try again later or call/contact us as follows:

    To apply by phone or for product information — 1-800-223-2670.

    We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to serving you.

  • TPG Intern Ryan

    It’s still up for me. Try resetting your internet browser and try and again.

  • Jordon

    Any chance for a business link here? I currently have the personal card.

  • http://twitter.com/robbyshields Robby Shields

    So it says any of the “consumer” cards – but if I have a Gold Business Amex and a Platinum Delta card – I should still qualify?

  • http://twitter.com/robbyshields Robby Shields

    Also, does anyone know how credit card applications actually affect credit score? I have $0 in CC debt, but I just applied for the Gold Business Amex about 3 months ago. I don’t want too many strikes!

  • Gary

    Can you keep the points after a year if you “downgrade” to a gold card? Not sure if I would want to pay the $450 every year.

  • TPG Intern Ryan

    Yes, if you downgrade you will still be able to keep your points.

  • Trajan81

    Amex Platinum doesn’t waive the first year fee I believe

  • Matt

    You don’t even need to wait a year to downgrade.

  • Matt

    Yes just confirmed with CS that Delta is not a charge card so it doesn’t disqualify and Business cards don’t disqualify earning promos

  • Maria

    My hubby got it. Is it a good idea to add me as an authorized user? Amex always asks for ssn for adding an authorized user, and we generally stay off each other’s card as a layer of safety.

  • Jackie14

    Does it make sense for both spouses to sign up for this card?

  • doublethebass

    approved! screen shotted the confirmation screen with 100k deal just incase…

  • http://twitter.com/maxwellhardy Max

    Is anybody else having trouble with this after logging into an existing account/trying to upgrade?

  • Jason

    Thank you so much for the “heads up”. I currently have the SPG personal (had it for about 3yrs), the Blue (had it for about 6yrs), and the Hilton Amex (just acquired it during my last CC in November). I just applied and was approved for this offer, despite recently closing out my PRG card before the annual fee kicked in! Over the past couple of years I have had both the Amex PRG, as well as the Business SPG, but I was still given the green light.. Haha, suckers!!

  • TPG Intern Ryan

    You need to log out of your Amex account, reset browsing history and then reapply directly with the link in this post. You can’t upgrade a card to get this bonus..

  • Corey Malone

    Too rich for me =[

  • Shane

    Just spoke with American Express. This offer does not exist.

  • http://twitter.com/rubiety Ben Hughes

    Wow, this might finally be my ticket to sampling suites class on the Singapore Airlines A380… totally possible with those 100,000 points.

  • MillValleyMom

    I was getting the same error message, so I switched from Chrome to Safari and it worked fine.

  • TPG Intern Ryan

    You can’t get this offer over the phone, only online.

  • Riposte

    Does the payment of the annual fee count towards meeting the minimum spend requirement?

  • Andrew

    Thank you for the recap.

  • TPG Intern Ryan

    No business version of this offer, sorry.

  • Pirrc

    If I received the Amex Hilton HHonors Card in late Nov, is this a guaranteed declined? I’ve gotten a Chase card within 91 days of applying for another Chase card, but it Amex equally flexible?

  • http://twitter.com/maxwellhardy Max

    Arg! Is everyone experiencing this?

  • Lookcle

    I just applied for this card 3 weeks ago and only got 25k miles :-( what are my chances they will match the new bonus? Have anyone tried before?

  • thepointsguy

    Because it’s a fee and not a purchase, it doesn’t count.

  • thepointsguy

    Why not? You might as well get the bonus if the $450 annual fee on each card doesn’t scare you away. Check out this post for more info: http://thepointsguy.com/2012/01/sunday-reader-question-how-does-marriage-change-your-points-strategy/

  • thepointsguy

    Sure – the annual fee on additional cards is only $175 and you still get benefits like lounge access. I answered this exact question in this post: http://thepointsguy.com/2011/09/sunday-reader-email-question-should-i-get-my-own-american-express-platinum-card-or/

  • Ackrach

    Brian, what’s your sense about the current offer for the Amex Membership Rewards Gold Card co-marketed with this offer? Gold is now 50,000 points. Do they really charge a member .0000006 cents per mile to redeem like in the T&C? Does the Platinum have the same restriction? Hope the trip is going well!

  • Lookcle

    Correction: I got only 25k mr (no miles)

  • http://www.facebook.com/rbonner Ryan Bonner

    I got the Amex Hilton in late Nov as well and was just approved instantly for the Platinum.

  • BizGold

    If I have a AMEX Business Rewards Gold card. Am I still eligible for the signup bonus?

  • Guest

    Rule #1: NEVER call!

  • Sandy

    Thank you!!!!

  • thepointsguy

    Yes, I have both cards and got bonuses on both.

  • thepointsguy

    You only get charged that when transferring to a US frequent flyer program, but not, say, British Airways. In my opinion 50k for the Premier Rewards Gold is an amazing deal.

  • thepointsguy

    Never hurts to ask – you won’t get it without asking, and while Amex has cracked down on asking for updated bonuses, but you might as well try.

  • thepointsguy

    No, I don’t believe so. I think Amex does a credit pull for each card you apply for – that’s what happened when I applied for the Starwood persona and business cards the same day.

  • thepointsguy

    If you still have the Green card open, technically no, but many other people seem to have gotten this offer, so it might be worth the risk.

  • http://twitter.com/jamucsb Jamison

    Thanks TPG & Travel Summary!

  • http://twitter.com/susakajo Susakajo

    Thanks. I have a current Starwood AMEX and a Gold Rewards AMEX and got instant approval.

  • arcticbull

    Came back shortly after :)

  • rob

    Business cards don’t affect personal credit score unless you default on them.

  • sfstroller

    Thank You!!! FYI..the link now works but if you click on use short form it goes to an error page again. If you just apply normally without trying to login to your current account it works fine.

  • Dirk Diggler

    I’m ready to bite on this offer, but can TPG point me toward where I can buy airline gift cards? Can they be found in common stores like CVS or Wal-mart? Or do you have to buy them directly from the airline of choice?

  • Jmaeir1

    so how long after you apply can you downgrade and still keep the points? BTW I just got approved

  • Alohastephen

    So if I currently have the Mercedes Platinum by Amex, that disqualifies me right?

  • Thomas

    If I applied for a Personal PRG one year ago am I disqualified, or I just couldn’t have applied in the last 90 days?

  • http://www.facebook.com/ccharnow Chris Charnow

    so if ive had a PRG for 1.5 years I am not eligible? I’d like this card mostly just for the signup bonus. Is it not worth risking applying and having them not follow through with the bonus?

  • http://www.facebook.com/robhornak Rob Hornak

    Approved! Thanks for the heads up on this …

  • Xlana82x

    I currently have the business platinum that I got about 6 months ago. Do I still qualify since its business.

  • Sanrafaelca

    Thanks Again TPG! Cleared cookies, switched to Firefox…Instant approval

  • davep

    Thanks for the heads-up. Just got one approved for my wife, with screen shot. I got one with another 100,000 point bonus last year. In fact, my wife and I now have 7 or 8 AmEx cards of various colors, both business and personal, and all having been attained with at least a 50,000 point bonus (except for the SPG).

  • Pmvavra

    What about the AMEX Business Rewards PLATINUM (from Sept) which also earned me 100,000 points (but after 10K spend)?

  • Levijones

    What should my credit score be to apply for this?

  • Ih8mayo

    It’s dead as of about 9am eastern.

  • brian

    Hi All,

    My employer gives me a Business Gold Amex card for work expenses. Would this somehow prevent me from taking this offer? I’ve never had a personal Amex.

  • Ken

    Thanks. I’ve wanted to try the Amex plat for a while, but didn’t because of low signups relative to the high AF. Can’t wait, instantly approved and expedited shipping.

  • http://twitter.com/maxwellhardy Max

    Update: No dice on upgrading my existing Premier Rewards Gold, even though I was pre-approved for a Platinum. Tried calling, got transferred all over the place. As others have mentioned, the phone reps can’t activate this offer, and it appears that it is only successful if completed as a “new” application. Alas, this offer was too good to pass, so I’ve applied and been approved! Huge annual fee—but 100,000 points!!!

  • Thebill0322

    Can anyone tell me how to get to the gold card link?

    I have tired from every different site for no luck… I wanted to try and apply for that one as well. But I seem to only get the platinum offer (Which I jsut got approved for) to show up. Would like to take the risk to get both..

  • Shane

    Are you sure you are applying to AMEX and not a mock-up of a site to look like it? I would not be floating my SS# etc. to a site that I cannot reach through AMEX. Good luck to all of you.

  • Lookcle

    Is there a bonus ID I should refer to?

  • bsheern

    Just got mine! Screen shot with the 100k just be sure. Thanks TPG!

  • http://twitter.com/CelticsToGo Celtics Fan

    I also have had this card for a long time and last time they came up with a 100K sign-up bonus I politely called Amex and said I had been a loyal customer for such a long time and I was wondering if I could get some extra points since new customers were getting 100K to sign-up and I did not get that many points when I signed-up many years ago. The nice lady told she would place me on hiold and review my account and came back saying that indeed I was a very good customer so she was depositing 100K points into my account. Never hurt to ask. I love this card.

  • http://twitter.com/QuincyBotz Quincy B

    My husband has a Gold Premiere Reward which he got in May; I would bump this up to Platinum if he could the 100K MR, but it sounds to me that he could get the card but no bonus. He also has a business Gold Premiere for our business. Gurrrh. I hate wasting a hard pull for a possibility.

  • trebor722

    Anyone having any luck in the last hour or so? It seems like a dead link to me and I see nothing else online indicating a 100k bonus . . . .

  • Leland

    Link does not seem to be working … It’s saying “Currently, our systems are not responding. Please try again later or call/contact us as follows” … However the rest of the site seems to be live.

  • Brian

    Did you miss the fact that you don’t get the points if you are currently a Gold card member?

  • BB

    If you have a current Gold card, you won’t get the points. Read the post.

  • Ryan

    I had the Platinum Mercedes Benz 5 months ago. Anyone know if this precludes from earning the points on this offer which is a regular Platinum?

  • Brian

    FAIL – I called AmEx after being approved and verified the promo was on the account. There is no harm in calling on this – it’s not a mistake and it’s a publicly available offer.

  • Brian

    Wrong – it still pulls your credit if you are using your SSN and will be an inquiry, thus dropping your score 2-5 points.

  • IH

    I have been approved for the platinum PERSONAL even though I have platinum business – I hope I get the bonus…

    If I have both personal & business platinum do I get a distinct $200 credit on each for a total of $400 & can I choose a different airline for each?

  • Tony

    “the terms state that the welcome bonus offer is not available to applicants who have had this product within the last 12 months or any Consumer ZYNC, Green or Gold Card account within the last 90 days.”

    It was in the first paragraph… don’t know how you could miss that

  • kris

    Hi TPG , I applied for self and wife and got approved ..I have a platinum before too..Thanks for letting us know.

  • Rsterling

    I am at 672, is it likely that I will be approved? THANKS TPG

  • Pirrc

    As an update, I applied for the Amex Platinum and the Hilton Surpass in separate browsers and was instantly approved for both.

  • Raymondl

    It says not available to those that had this product within the last 12 months..does this mean you can churn the card every year 2 years?

  • Matt C.

    Awesome – I’ve been waiting for a year for the bonus to spike back up to 100k. Thanks, applied and accepted! Now I have to go re-read the threads on maximizing the benefits.

  • Jfer25

    THE OFFER IS DEAD AS OF 1000a EST.

  • IH

    Do you get the $200 reimbursement credit on both the personal & business & can you enroll in a different airline for each?

    Or is it a “platinum benefit” generally & one $200 credit for platinum level?

  • IH

    I took my chances even though I had business platinum – got confirmed for the 100k offer – will see if I ultimately get it

  • rura

    link is dead… is offer dead too?

  • Andrew

    672 = will likely not get you approved for any card with miles/points bonuses from Citi, Chase, AMEX, BAC, – that’s pretty low

  • Andrew

    How can the wording of TG disclaimer be ambiguous??? You can get the card just not eligible for the bonus???

  • Andrew

    Of course u get on both…

  • RyuVsKen

    The deal is dead, good bye!

  • Ed

    Got approved at 10:20am CST.

  • flyer_rpm

    Applied last night and got approved this morning after confirming address with the agent. Even the agent was surprised at the 100k bonus. Thanks Ryan!

  • Jaba

    I currently hold a Gold MR card. I just called and they said I would be ineligible if I APPLIED for a gold card in the last 90 days. Holding a Gold card doesn’t preclude you from getting this bonus as long as you didn’t apply for it in the last 90 days.

  • surreptisaurus

    That’s what happened to me, too! I was able to get the 100K bonus, even though I currently have the Amex Gold Premier Rewards. Amazing!

  • Cornwall

    How long does it take to show up in your accounts online, or to receive a “Welcome” email?

  • ken

    It’s dead.

  • G550guy

    Bogus, geat real

  • JK89

    approved, thanks!

  • flyer_rpm

    I received the welcome email within 3 hrs of being approved.

  • JAF3547

    How do I get informed of this earlier? I received the email from TPG at 6:30 EST and now the deal is dead. Those that got the deal, were you just browsing the site, or is there some way to have alerts for amex deals?

    Thanks

  • Michael

    Hmmm, interesting because the T&C states ‘if you had this product (Gold) in the last 90 days”

  • Drew

    I called Amex and confirmed the 100K promo was on my account! This is what I’ve been waiting for, glad I got in!

  • bsheern

    Follow TPG on Twitter and Facebook. Also follow some of the other sites listed on the blog roll on Twitter and FB.

  • https://twitter.com/ProfCharlotte Charlotte (TYR)

    Got a Plat card at the end of the year just in time to get the airline credit for 2012, so I called to see if I could get on this promo. I figured all that they could say was no. I pointed out that Chase in the past had honored newer promos when I had received a credit card recently and it would be nice if AE would consider this in the future even if they would not this time. The rep was quite rude even though I followed my rules of treating anyone on the phone as I would like to be treated. I had hoped to get in on the promo, but was not surprised at the no and at the rep’s attitude. In the last year, I have certainly been more impressed with the Chase AR’s than with AE’s (and this as a long term AE user).

  • Daitken

    Approved this morning around 7am central. Glad I was playing on Facebook and saw TPGs post!

  • gregorio

    I got it. I live in Europe (and have an address in the US), so I saw the post earlier than most and got it asap. They must have been really excited to have me, because the card has already been put in the post.

  • smwsmw

    I also got the Platinum Card just a month ago (with 50K MR bonus), and tried getting Amex to match this bonus (have been a card holder for nearly 20 years)… Also, was very suprised by the rude manner in which the agents responded. I honestly expected that they would be more accomodating or at least polite in the manner in which they declined to accomodate me. I’d understand if I had been churning their cards, but this was the first card I added in 15+ years. Lesson learned, cancel wait 12 months and sign up again with a better bonus!

  • Jon

    they’re separate. should be able to get the bonus for both. and flight credits would also apply to both.

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  • MichTraveler

    I didn’t get in on this offer in time. Anyone know how often Amex comes out with such a sweet deal? I called Amex directly to see if there was any way of getting in on 100K offer and the woman was not even familiar with the offer & said best she has ever see was the 25k.

  • Thanks!

    applied yesterday 5am and received approval email right away. Just got card via next day air and confirmed bonus with rep on the phone.

    THANK YOU TPG INTERN!!

  • Sinaton43

    Thank you, thank you!
    Got my card today!
    I didn’t call to confirm the bonus because the application lets you print out a confirmation page with the bonus clearly stated.

  • Michael

    I talked to Amex at length yesterday and they reached out to the membership rewards program to confirm my questions. They told me that the deal is absolutely valid, but if you already own the MB Platinum card you do not qualify because it is considered the same product, even though it is branded.

  • Death Church

    Applied for this as soon as I saw the post and was approved immediately. Kind of surprised since it’s taken Chase a week to get back to me about approval for the past two cards. Just got the card today and immediately applied for Global Entry. Does anyone know if the $100 Global Entry application fee counts toward the 3K spend since Amex reimburses you for the application fee?

  • Trebor722

    @ TPG: Any inside info as to when this deal might appear again? I got hung up in the application process and AMEX isn’t even considering for a second honoring this deal, even with screen shots while in the process. I also agree with some of the other comments. I have had the Delta Platinum Amex for 7 years now and customer service has dramatically declined. And it was noticeably worse calling in about this deal . . . thanks.

  • Andrew

    $200 in Airline Incidentals – Use for Upgrades, Baggage Fees, etc. almost everyone spends $200 in incidental fees.
    100,000 MR Points – Go buy a $1000 Airline Ticket on any airline, get the miles, elite miles, etc. Can easily transfer to a partner and go International in Business on 100,000 + Miles on an Amex Airline Partner
    Lounge Access, etc… How is $450 to much for someone who comes to this site and looks for deals on points and CC’s? This is an awesome deal.
    So if $450 is to much then what wouldn’t be to rich for you? just curious

  • http://twitter.com/susakajo Susakajo

    I PDF’d the approval note when I got it and it looks just like the one shown above. You can see a (1) superscript by the 100,000 miles confirmation. When I clicked the “1″ I got: “Currently, our systems are not responding. Please try again later or call/contact us as follows:
    To apply by phone or for product information — 1-800-223-2670.
    We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to serving you.” I am now a bit worried that that is some way that they can avoid providing the 100K miles. I wonder if that is what the little 1 was supposed to link to (I do have Gold cards). I guess I’ll hope for the best..

  • http://twitter.com/susakajo Susakajo

    see my comment above..

  • IH

    do you know if the $450 fee which will be assessed at the end of the first cycle can count towards the $3,000 mimimum for getting the points?

  • Jacob

    When applying for more than one credit card from Amex at the same time, they automatically cancel the second application. I applied for delta gold and spg at the same time yesterday, and after a few phone calls I confirmed this.

  • Jacob

    Fees are not included / counted towards the 3k minimum. I asked this question to a new card rep at Amex yesterday.

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  • MGarvin

    How often does AMEX do sign up bonuses for their Platinum card?? I can’t believe i missed this….

  • MGarvin

    How often does AMEX offer sign up bonuses? I cant believe I misses this…

  • thepointsguy

    100k is extremely rare and is only usually targeted so read all mail you get from amex

  • pointsDr

    I called today 800 223 2670 and was told it is not a valid offer and never was.

  • davep

    Last year when AmEx had 100,000 point promotions for both personal and business cards I got one of each and got the points on both.

  • MGarvin

    Thank you for your help! What about the 50K bonus….is it something they do monthly? quarterly?

  • PJ

    $100 is a wash dont count on that 100 to make up the 3000

  • md

    do you happen to remember the bonus ID?

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  • Ramoneraven

    got the card and got the 100k. Kathy the marathon runner is my fiance and told me about it! Hope all is well Mr. Points guy!

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  • Hutchdrums

    Hi There,

    Would you be able to share the screenshot image via email? I have an inquiry open to try to get them to match the offer (I’ve already opened the card and reached my spending limit, for 25k bonus points). I think the shot would help greatly.

    Thx!

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  • Cjackermann

    Thought I would let you know my story, I was approved for this offer, and went ahead and screen shot everything. Completed the spend requirement and AMEX refused to give me by 100k bonus. spent numerous calls and emails and faxes over a month and was unable to get this completed. I have a gold card as well. I have cancelled my platinum card, and demanded a complete refund of my 450 dollar fee and was so upset by the way they handled the situation. disappointing for a customer who has been with them for 22 years

  • Jonathan

    If you still had the gold card (and it’s a personal gold card, not business gold card) when you applied for this, you wouldn’t have been eligible for the 100k bonus as stated in the terms… “welcome bonus not applicable to applicants who’ve had… gold card account within last 90 days”

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  • R B

    My (happy-ending) story:
    I had the gold personal Amex in January but got approved for this 100K offer on the platinum Amex. Once I received the platinum card, I cancelled the gold card.
    I completed the spending requirements by February. No trace of bonus points.
    I called the MR phone line last week and asked for the bonus points. The agent said she would make the request but no guarantee of result.
    Yesterday I received an email from Amex and the 100K points now show up in my account. :)

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  • surreptitious

    Even though I called the representatives at Amex to ensure they would give me the points, they are now saying that the offer doesn’t apply to me, as a Gold Card holder. I had said that on my call to them, and told them I thought the offer might be too good to be true, and they had reassured me that I’d definitely get the points.

    Now, 3 months later, they’re saying they will NOT give me the points, and that their agents may sometimes give false or wrong information, and basically – whoops. I can’t believe what terrible customer service I’ve gotten from them and plan to pull all my credit cards out. Terrible.

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  • princessmo

    how often does the 100K bonus offer come up?

  • Hey

    The deal is back!

  • PK

    What do you mean its back? Can you share a link?

  • unknown cajun

    can you share the link?
    can you refer a friend?

  • alf

    Just received this 100,000 points bonus offer in the mail now , after $3,000 spend in 3 months. (POID : BA4P-0001)

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