Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here.
Update: The offer mentioned below for the Business Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here.
Offer Expired February 24, 2014
On the heels of increased offers for the Premier Rewards Gold and Delta Amex, American Express is upping the signup bonus on the Business Platinum Card to 25,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $5,000 in the first three months of cardmembership- up from the most recent bonus of 0 points. It is possible to get both a personal and business Amex card in the same day, but in my most recent experience, it will still be two credit pulls. Still could be worth it, since these bonuses are much better than normal.
New offer details:
You might not think 25,000 Membership Rewards points is much, but the bonus offer on this card is usually at a dismal 0 points, so this is a big improvement on that, while not as high as very limited-time targeted offers of up to 100,000 Membership Rewards points that some people have reported getting (or as good as the limited-time 100,000-point sign-up bonus on the personal card from back in January). Still, if you’ve been thinking about getting this card, now might be a good time to do so since this size bonus is only offered periodically and the last time it was around was back in October 2012, and before that in February 2012 I’ve actually been meaning to switch to a Business Platinum card, because it comes with more perks than the personal version including a 20% rebate when using Pay With Points (so each point is worth 1.25 cents), which is no longer offered on the personal Platinum Card (except for some recently opened accounts, in which case it has been extended just until October 2013).
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