Amex Is Targeting Platinum Cardholders for 10,000 Bonus Points After 10 Purchases

Dec 6, 2017

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American Express is targeting some cardholders of the Platinum Card from American Express with the opportunity to earn 10,000 bonus Membership Rewards points. The issuer is sending out emails to targeted Platinum cardholders with a great offer to earn 10,000 bonus MR points after making 10 purchases with your card.

Even if you didn’t receive an email that you were targeted, there’s a public landing page where you can enter your Amex info to manually see if you were targeted. Some users on Reddit reported that they never received an email but were able to register for the offer on the public landing page. So, even if you didn’t receive an email, this could be worth checking out.

According to the terms and conditions, you must register for the promotion by December 31, 2017, if you were targeted. In order to get the 10,000 bonus points, you must make the 10 purchases with your Platinum Card by January 31, 2018. Eligible purchases can be made by both the primary cardholder and any additional cardholders on a single account. There’s no minimum purchase amount, so really you could make 10 separate grocery purchases and meet the minimum 10-purchase requirement — they just must be separate transactions.

Overall, this is a really nice promotion from American Express. Based on TPG’s most recent valuations, the 10,000 bonus points are worth $190, so you’re getting a nice return by using your card for these purchases. In addition, you’ll receive the bonus points from each purchase. As a reminder, the Platinum Card earns 5x points on airfare booked directly with the airline or Amex Travel, 5x points on hotel bookings made through and 1x points on everything else.

The Platinum Card® from American Express

WELCOME OFFER: 100,000 Points Terms Apply.


CARD HIGHLIGHTS: Delta Sky Club and Centurion lounge access, up to $200 annual airline fee credit and up to $200 in Uber Cash annually (only for use in the U.S.)  (Enrollment required for select benefits)

*Bonus value is an estimated value calculated by TPG and not the card issuer. View our latest valuations here.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 100,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you spend $6,000 on purchases on the Card in your first 6 months of Card Membership.
  • Plus, earn 10x points on eligible purchases on the Card at restaurants worldwide and when you Shop Small in the U.S., on up to $25,000 in combined purchases, during your first 6 months of Card Membership.
  • Earn 5X Membership Rewards® Points for flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year and earn 5X Membership Rewards® Points on prepaid hotels booked with American Express Travel.
  • $200 Hotel Credit: Get $200 back in statement credits each year on prepaid Fine Hotels + Resorts® or The Hotel Collection bookings with American Express Travel when you pay with your Platinum Card®.
  • $240 Digital Entertainment Credit: Get up to $20 in statement credits each month when you pay for eligible purchases with the Platinum Card® at your choice of one or more of the following providers: Peacock, Audible, SiriusXM, and The New York Times. Enrollment required.
  • $155 Walmart+ Credit: Cover the cost of a $12.95 monthly Walmart+ membership with a statement credit after you pay for Walmart+ each month with your Platinum Card. Cost includes $12.95 plus applicable local sales tax.
  • American Express has expanded The Centurion® Network to include 40+ Centurion Lounge and Studio locations worldwide. Now there are even more places your Platinum Card® can get you complimentary entry and exclusive perks.
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit: Get up to $200 in statement credits per calendar year in baggage fees and more at one select qualifying airline.
  • $200 Uber Cash: Enjoy Uber VIP status and up to $200 in Uber savings on rides or eats orders in the US annually. Uber Cash and Uber VIP status is available to Basic Card Member only.
  • $300 Equinox Credit: Get up to $25 back each month on select Equinox memberships when you pay with your Platinum Card®. Enrollment required.
  • $179 CLEAR® Credit: Use your Card and get up to $179 back per year on your CLEAR® membership.
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