American Express has come out with another 100,000 bonus point offer for the Platinum American Express credit card. But this time the offer appears to be a public one. The offer was too good to resist and I applied for the card even though I received a bonus for the American Express Business Gold offer in recent months. In this post I’ll share the results of my experience applying for the card.
Update: 100k Offer is no longer available.
The 100,000 American Express Platinum Card Offer
The offer from American Express is for a 100,000 Membership Reward sign up bonus after spending $3,000 on the card within 3 months of sign up.
The card comes with some great benefits including:
- 100,000 Membership Rewards after meeting spend requirements
- $200 airline credit
- Club lounge access with Delta, American, US Airways and Priority Pass Select
- A $100 Global Entry credit
But what I like the best about this card is the sign up bonus and the ability to transfer the points into programs like British Airways, Delta and others.
The first thing I did was pull up the application page and review the terms and conditions. I was initially concerned when I read the following sentence:
not available to applicants who have had this product within the last 12 months or any Consumer ZYNC®, Green or Gold Card account within the last 90 days
To alleviate this concern I did two things. First, I confirmed with American Express that a person who received a bonus with a Business Gold Card in the last 12 months still qualifies for a personal card offer. Once I got that out of the way, I took screen prints of all of the terms and conditions and then applied for the offer.
After about 30 seconds my eyes lit up with an approval for 100,000 Membership Reward points after spending $3,000 on the card in 3 months.
This is a great way to start the day and I’m swimming in American Express Membership Reward points from all of the 100,000 Business offers I’ve received in the past few months. Hat tip to Lucky at One Mile At A Time via Travel Summary.
What are your thoughts on applying for the card? Are you excited to get the bonus points and what do you think you’ll do with them?