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.
Update: this deal has expired
There’s now a 75,000 point offer available to the public for the Mercedes-Benz edition of The Platinum Card from American Express.
That’s a big increase over the standard offer for 50,000 points for the Mercedes edition, and spotted by an alert Reddit user.
You don’t need to be a Mercedes Benz customer to get the card, and you get the bonus after spending $3,000 in the first 3 months of holding the card.
It’s valid until June 22, 2016, and this is considered a different product than the standard Platinum Card from American Express.
The card includes all the usual benefits of The Platinum Card, including…
In addition, you get a $1,000 certificate each year you charge $5,000 on the card good toward the purchase or lease of a new Mercedes-Benz.
Some people report being targeted for 100,000 points for signing up for a Platinum Card, so this doesn’t quite beat that in terms of sheer number of points, but the minimum spending requirement of $3,000 is pretty reasonable, and this is the highest we’ve seen for the Mercedez-Benz edition of the card.
The Platinum Card earns Amex Membership Rewards points, which you can transfer to over a dozen airline mile programs, including:
Hotel programs you can transfer to include Hilton HHonors and Best Western Rewards.
75,000 points can get you a one way from the U.S. to Europe in Business Class on Delta or any of its partners like Virgin Atlantic, Air France, or Alitalia for 62,500 points.
It’s almost enough for a Business Class ticket to Europe on United using ANA miles (88,000 miles roundtrip).
And it’s enough for 3 or more domestic roundtrip tickets on United via Aeroplan, or 3 trips from the West Coast to Hawaii via British Airways Avios.
Or, at worst, you can use the points for $750 worth of flights, hotels, car rentals, or cruises booked via the American Express Travel website.
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