Amex Platinum Card available with a 60k bonus

Mar 9, 2020

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The Platinum Card® from American Express is one of the best premium travel rewards credit cards out there, thanks to a long list of benefits, a strong earning rate for flights and a solid welcome bonus.

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(Photo by Wyatt Smith/The Points Guy)
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Currently, you can earn 60,000 Amex Membership Rewards points when you spend $5,000 in the first three months. You could redeem these points for one cent each toward flights booked through the Amex Travel portal. But, TPG’s valuations peg the value of Amex points at two cents each due to the Amex Membership Reward’s program’s selection of transfer partners — including Avianca, Hilton, Etihad and Singapore Airlines — and the variety of redemptions they offer. So, you can expect to get between $600 and $1,200 of value from this bonus, although you may be able to get even more when you transfer your points for select redemptions.

The Amex Platinum has a $550 annual fee (see rates and fees), which can lead to some sticker shock. But when you dive into its mile-long list of benefits, it’s easy to see how you can recoup that value:

That’s perhaps the most exhaustive list of perks available among premium travel rewards credit cards. So, if you can put many of these to use, the Amex Platinum could be worth a place in your wallet.

Bottom line

While the Amex Platinum‘s current standard welcome offer is 60,000 points, it’s worth checking to see if you’re eligible for a 100,000-point bonus through the CardMatch tool. This higher offer is targeted and subject to change at any time, so your mileage may vary.

If you are targeted, TPG’s valuations peg the value of the elevated welcome bonus at $2,000. So, it’s worth checking your offers on the CardMatch Tool regularly.

Official application link: The Platinum Card® from American Express with a 60,000-point bonus

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

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The Platinum Card® from American Express

WELCOME OFFER: 60,000 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 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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  • Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases in your first 3 months.
  • Enjoy VIP status and up to $200 in Uber savings on rides or eats orders in the US annually. Uber Cash and Uber VIP status available to Basic Card Member only.
  • 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel.
  • 5X Membership Rewards points on prepaid hotels booked on
  • 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® program at over 1,000 properties. Learn More.
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit, up to $200 in statement credits 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®. That’s up to $50 in statement credits semi-annually. Enrollment required.
  • $550 annual fee.
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