Targeted: Get up to 1x Extra Points for All Spending on Amex Cards

Aug 21, 2019

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Several TPG staffers awoke this morning to discover that they’d been targeted for a new offer on several cards, including The Platinum Card® from American Express and The Amex EveryDay® Credit Card from American Express.

 

Here’s how it works if you’re targeted for the offer.

You’ll get 1,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $1,000 or more on your eligible card. For the offer above, you must enroll by November 5 and complete spending by November 21, and you can earn the bonus up to three times. That’s 1x points per dollar you’ll earn in addition to any points you would normally earn for purchases. Amex points are worth 2 cents each, making each bonus worth $20, according to TPG’s latest valuations.

Note that this offer does appear to be targeted. While several TPGers received various forms of the offer, including TPG Family editor Summer Hull and Travel Analyst Zach Griff, others (including myself) did not. Griff’s offer allowed for him to spend $9,000 and receive 4,500 bonus points, which equates to 0.5x extra points per dollar spent.

The information for the Amex EveryDay card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

You can complete this offer by making multiple purchases towards the minimum spend, so you don’t need to make one single transaction of $1,000+ or $9,000+.

As you’ll find with any Amex Offer, the usual restrictions apply. Any of the above can only be added to one card per account holder, so you’ll want to check all of your cards to select the one that offers the best return on the purchase. And these are targeted offers, so you may not see them at all. If you do, I’d encourage you to add them right away, since these tend to have limited enrollment and may disappear before the expiration date.

If you don’t have an American Express card and don’t want to miss out on future offers like this, consider adding The Platinum Card from American Express to your wallet, as it’s offering a welcome bonus of 60,000 Membership Rewards points after you spend $5,000 on purchases in your first three months. However, you might be eligible for an Amex Platinum 100k points bonus offer using the CardMatch Tool (offer subject to change at any time).

You’ll also receive 5x Membership Rewards points on flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel and 5x points on prepaid hotels booked on amextravel.com.

Featured photo by Isabelle Raphael/The Points Guy

2018 TPG Award Winner: Mid-Tier Card of the Year
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

NEW INCREASED OFFER: 60,000 Points

TPG'S BONUS VALUATION*: $1,200

CARD HIGHLIGHTS: 2X points on all travel and dining, points transferrable to over a dozen travel partners

*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 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • No foreign transaction fees
Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
17.99% - 24.99% Variable
Annual Fee
$95
Balance Transfer Fee
Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.
Recommended Credit
Excellent/Good

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