The 100,000 bonus offer for the Platinum American Express came and went this week. I had a good experience with getting in on the offer quickly. If you were lucky enough to get in on this offer you could be on your way to earning 100,000 American Express Membership Rewards points. While the offer is gone, my card just arrived. It arrived very quickly in only 2 days.
Now I have to think through how to meet the spending and what are the best benefits to start using.
Bonus With Spending Threshold
Earn 100,000 after spending $3,000 in three months. I’ll likely hit this with my first trip of the year.
There are a number of ways to meet minimum spend. What’s your plan?
Benefits Can Be Rewarding
The first two benefits I’m going to use are the club lounge benefit and the $200 airline credit.
I went ahead and designated American Airlines as my airline of choice to receive the credit with. Reports are that American Airlines gift cards are credited back as part of the $200 airline fee. So I’ll give this a try. Make sure you choose carefully because your airline choice will stick with you for the entire year.
In addition to the airline credit, I also activated my priority pass select membership so that I can enter over 600 airline lounges worldwide.
The card also comes with some great benefits like the $100 credit for global entry, no foreign transaction fees and the ability to transfer your Membership Rewards points to some great partners like Singapore Airlines, Delta and British Airways. There is a current bonus with transfers to British Airways, but I likely won’t receive the bonus in time to take advantage of the transfer bonus. So I”ll likely hold on to the newly minted points until I have a specific award redemption or a lucrative transfer bonus comes along.
I’m excited that I was able to get in on this offer. It pays to act fast with these lucrative deals.
Did you get in on the offer or miss this one? How are you going to meet minimum spend and what benefits are you most excited about?