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A 10x to 150,000 point Amex Platinum Card bonus is being targeted to some

by on Fri February 19, 2016 • 6 Comments
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If you don’t have a Platinum Card from American Express, check your mail.

amexplat170A Flyertalk reader is reporting being targeted in the mail with a massive offer for The Platinum Card from American Express.

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.

Is this a good deal?

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 $450 annual fee but offers a host of travel benefits, including

  • Access to all Delta SkyClubs when you are flying on a Delta flight
  • Access to luxurious Centurion Lounges in airports like Dallas, New York – La Guardia, San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Miami.
  • Hilton HHonors Gold and Starwood Preferred Guest Gold status for late check-out privileges and room upgrades
  • An annual $200 airline fee credit on the airline of your choice for things like checked bags, change fees, and in flight food

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What can you do with the points?

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

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You could get up to 10 roundtrip Economy Class tickets on American Airlines for flights under 1,151 miles.

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You can fly roundtrip from San Francisco to Hong Kong in Singapore Airlines business class

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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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6 thoughts on A 10x to 150,000 point Amex Platinum Card bonus is being targeted to some

  1. Gabe

    I currently have the Amex Gold. I’d like to sign up for the Platinum. Would you recommend going for the 100,000 offer, or is there a way to get 150,000 offer at this time? Also, a friend said they get buy one get one business class seat free through their Platinum card. Is this true?

    Thank you

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    1. MileCards.com

      @Gabe – Yes there is a deal if you buy a full fare business class ticket you get the second free. But it’s only for long haul international tickets, and it’s only for the highest fares. A lot of the time it’s cheaper to just buy two discount fares.

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  2. Paul

    I have an offer in the mail for the 150000 American Express platinum card with a $15000 spend. This offer expires June 24 2016. I do not wish to take advantage of this offer at this time.
    I have a friend who would like to try using the RSVP code provided.
    I know that has worked in the past.
    Question:
    If my friend uses this code will it somehow reduce my chances of getting this offer again in the future. I know no one probably knows for sure. Just looking for a best guess here. thanks!

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  3. Mike

    Is this a good deal? Can that be a serious question? You can get 103,000 MR points after spending $3000 on the existing offer and, if you so choose and you can stand doing it, go on to accumulate another 200,000 travel points for another $12,000, at 50,000 points per sign-up bonus for the standard $3,000 spend over four travel cards. You wind up with 103,000 MR points and another 212,000 points of your choosing for a total of 315,000 points. Or, you can spend the same money and get 150,000 MR points. Which do you want in your wallet?

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