Targeted: Earn up to 20,000 Amex bonus points for adding authorized users

Feb 15, 2020

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As reported by Miles to Memories, select cardholders of The Platinum Card® from American Express are being targeted with an offer to earn up to 20,000 Membership Rewards points for adding authorized users (targeted offer subject to change at anytime). The fee to add your first three authorized users is $175 per year (see rates and fees) and you’ll pay that fee whether you have one, two or three authorized users added to your account. For each authorized user you add beyond the third, you’ll pay $175 per year (see rates and fees).

If your account is eligible, you’ll earn 5,000 Membership Rewards points for each authorized user you add who spends $500 on their new card in the first three months, up to 20,000 bonus points total.

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Amex Membership Rewards points are worth two cents each, according to TPG’s point valuations. So you could earn up to $400 in value from this offer. In addition, authorized users get a Priority Pass membership, Centurion Lounge access, a Global Entry/TSA PreCheck application fee credit (up to $100) and Delta Sky Club access when flying Delta on the same day.

Authorized users on American Express cards must be at least 13 years old and if you don’t add a birthday and social security number for each authorized user within 60 days, their card will be closed.

One thing to be aware of is that this account will show up on the credit report of any authorized users you add. That means if your Amex Platinum card has been open for less than two years it would count toward the authorized user’s Chase 5/24 limit.

For rates and fees of the Platinum Card, please click here.

The Platinum Card® from American Express

WELCOME OFFER: 60,000 Points Terms Apply.

TPG'S BONUS VALUATION*: $1,200

CARD HIGHLIGHTS: Delta Sky Club and Centurion lounge access, $200 annual airline fee credit and up to $200 in Uber credits annually

*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 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases in your first 3 months.
  • Enjoy Uber VIP status and free rides in the U.S. up to $15 each month, plus a bonus $20 in December. That can be up to $200 in annual Uber savings.
  • 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel.
  • 5X Membership Rewards points on prepaid hotels booked on amextravel.com.
  • Enjoy access to the Global Lounge Collection, the only credit card airport lounge access program that includes proprietary lounge locations around the world.
  • Receive complimentary benefits with an average total value of $550 with Fine Hotels & Resorts. Learn More.
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit, up to $200 per calendar year in baggage fees and more at one qualifying airline.
  • Get up to $100 in statement credits annually for purchases at Saks Fifth Avenue on your Platinum Card®. Enrollment required.
  • $550 annual fee.
  • Terms Apply.
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Annual Fee
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