Or, consider other cards for 50,000 more miles or points that transfer into United miles with additional flexibility for your everyday spending.
Reward nights start at 10,000 points. Free anniversary night (no points needed) good at any IHG hotel (Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza, more).
$1,000 toward travel or transfer to United, Southwest, and more.
If you don’t have a Platinum Card from American Express, check your mail.
It’s for 10x Membership Rewards points on your spending in the first year you hold the card, with a maximum of 150,000 points from the bonus.
That means with $15,000 in spending in the first year of holding the card, you could rack up the 150,000 points.
We haven’t seen reports of this being offered online, but there are several places you can double check Amex offers for yourself.
Amex sometimes offers 100,000 points to new Platinum Card holders who are specially targeted on places like CardMatch, but there are no guarantees you will get that offer.
This 10x deal is like getting a 135,000 point bonus on $15,000 in spending (15,000 points plus 135,000).
So you’re spending an extra $12,000 on the card to earn a bonus that’s 35,000 points higher compared to the offer with 100,000 points after $3,000 ins pending.
That makes the 10x deal feel a lot less exciting.
Put another way, 100,000 points for $3,000 in spending is like getting 30x points on $3,000 in spending, or 3x the earning power of 10x. So if you see this 10x offer in the mail, it can’t hurt to check to see if you’re targeted for a regular 100,000 point offer with a lower spending requirement.
The Platinum Card has a $550 annual fee but offers a host of travel benefits, including
150,000 Membership Rewards points can go a long way.
It’s enough for a roundtrip Business Class ticket to Europe using Delta SkyMiles on many dates, including flying Virgin Atlantic’s Upper Class
You could get up to 10 roundtrip Economy Class tickets on American Airlines for flights under 1,151 miles.
You can fly roundtrip from San Francisco to Hong Kong in Singapore Airlines business class
Amex usually only lets you get one bonus on a single card type in a lifetime, so you want to choose your Amex offers carefully. The 10x up to 150,000 point deal is attractive if you can swing the spending requirement, but it’s worth checking to see if you’re targeted for other offers first.
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