TPG exclusive: Earn 125,000 points with new Amex Business Platinum welcome offer

Apr 8, 2021

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With unparalleled travel perks and premium benefits, The Business Platinum Card® from American Express is one of the best business cards on the market. In particular, the Amex Business Platinum’s benefits make the card an excellent fit for business owners who travel frequently.

If you’ve been considering whether to add the Amex Business Platinum to your wallet, now is a great time with a generous new welcome bonus that’s exclusive to TPG readers. Today we’ll look at the new welcome bonus as well as what you should know about the Amex Business Platinum before you apply for the card.

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The Points Guy exclusive Amex Business Platinum welcome offer

Amex Business Platinum Card
(Photo by Isabelle Raphael/The Points Guy)

The TPG exclusive offer for the Amex Business Platinum Card allows new card members to earn a generous 125,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $15,000 on eligible purchases within the first three months of card membership. The previous public welcome bonus for this card was 85,000 Membership Rewards points, making this a big jump up. That said, we have heard of some referral offers being increased even above 125k points, so keep your eyes open for those if you know someone that can refer you to this card.

To get the 125,000-point bonus, your business will have to put a large amount of spending on the card in a short period. However, the $15,000 in spending required to earn this bonus is less than the $20,000 in spending that we’ve seen required to earn past Amex Business Platinum bonuses. So, if your business can spend $15,000 in three months, but would struggle to spend $20,000 in the same period, this welcome bonus may be particularly appealing.

Based on TPG’s most recent valuations, 125,000 Membership Rewards points are worth $2,500 in travel. However, you may be able to get even more value if you redeem your Amex Membership Rewards points for high-value redemptions. For example, here are some of the best ways to use Amex Membership Rewards points.

Related: 8 things to do when you get the American Express Business Platinum Card

Who is eligible for the Amex Business Platinum welcome offer?

This Amex Business Platinum welcome offer carries Amex’s standard language regarding welcome offer eligibility:

Welcome offer not available to applicants who have or have had this Card. We may also consider the number of American Express Cards you have opened and closed as well as other factors in making a decision on your welcome offer eligibility.

However, the personal and business versions of the Amex Platinum are considered different products.

So, even if you currently have The Platinum Card® from American Express, Amex’s one-bonus-per-card-per-lifetime rule won’t prevent you from earning this card’s bonus. Likewise, you may be eligible to earn a welcome bonus on the Amex Business Platinum even if you already have another Amex business card, such as the American Express® Business Gold Card.

However, Amex may not offer you a welcome offer based on the number of American Express cards you have opened and closed as well as other factors. So, look out for any messages or pop-ups after you apply. Amex’s welcome bonus qualification tool will notify you if you aren’t eligible for the welcome bonus and allow you to withdraw your application.

Related: What credit score do you need for the Amex Business Platinum Card?

Amex Business Platinum benefits

Use your Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts perk to book a one-bedroom pool villa at the Four Seasons Resort Mauritius Anahita. (Photo courtesy of the hotel)

The welcome bonus is only one part of the Amex Business Platinum‘s appeal. After all, the Business Platinum also offers access to many great ongoing perks, including:

See the full review of the Business Platinum Card from American Express for more details.

Related: Is the Amex Business Platinum worth the annual fee?

Can I get an Amex Business Platinum card if I already have the personal version?

The Amex Business Platinum Card is a separate product from the consumer Amex Platinum. So, assuming you are eligible for a business card, you can get the Amex Business Platinum Card even if you already have the personal Amex Platinum.

However, just because you can get the Amex Business Platinum Card doesn’t mean you always should. Of course, there are reasons to have both the personal and business Amex Platinum cards. But, once you get beyond the welcome bonus, the benefits on the two cards overlap significantly. So, make sure you have a compelling reason to have both cards — and pay both annual fees — before applying.

Related: Credit card showdown: Amex Platinum vs. Amex Business Platinum

Bottom line

The Business Platinum Card from American Express has a $595 annual fee (see rates and fees). But if you maximize the annual up to $200 airline fee credit and up to $200 Dell credit for U.S. purchases, you’ll effectively pay a net cost of only $195 a year for the card. And once you factor in the Global Entry/TSA Precheck credit, lounge access and other perks, the Amex Business Platinum can easily be worth it. And of course, earning an increased 125,000-point welcome bonus makes it extra enticing to give this card a try.

After all, there is no other business card on the market with as many travel benefits as this one.

Don’t miss out on this increased bonus! Official application link: The Business Platinum Card from American Express

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

Featured image by Isabelle Raphael/The Points Guy.

The Business Platinum Card® from American Express

Aside from the 125,000-point welcome bonus, Amex recently made huge improvements to the Business Platinum Card, including the fact that you will now earn 50% more points on purchases of $5,000 or more (up to a cap amount), earn 5x on flights and eligible hotels at Amextravel.com and cardholders will receive an up to $200 annual airline fee credit each calendar year.

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More Things to Know
  • The Points Guy Exclusive Offer: Earn 125,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $15,000 on eligible purchases with the Business Platinum Card within the first 3 months of Card Membership.
  • Get 50% more Membership Rewards® points. That's an extra half point per dollar, on each eligible purchase of $5,000 or more. You can get up to 1 million additional points per year.
  • 35% Airline Bonus: Use Membership Rewards® Pay with Points for all or part of a flight with your selected qualifying airline, and you can get 35% of the points back, up to 500,000 bonus points per calendar year when you book on amextravel.com.
  • Get 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights and prepaid hotels on amextravel.com.
  • Enroll to get up to $200 in statement credits annually by getting up to $100 semi-annually for U.S. purchases with Dell. Terms apply.
  • Pay Over Time Option: A flexible payment option to help manage cash flow on purchases of $100 or more.
  • Terms Apply.
  • See Rates & Fees
Regular APR
14.24% - 22.24% Variable
Annual Fee
$595
Balance Transfer Fee
N/A
Recommended Credit
Good, Excellent
Terms and restrictions apply. See rates & fees.

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