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75,000 point Amex Platinum offer open to all (via Mercedes-Benz)

by on Thu April 28, 2016 • 8 Comments
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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 catch is the annual fee on this card is $475 instead of the usual $450 for The Platinum Card.

But the card includes all the usual benefits of The Platinum Card, including…

  • Access to all Amex Centurion Club lounges in airports like San Francisco, Las Vegas, New York La Guardia, Miami, and Dallas
  • Access to all Delta Sky Club lounges when you’re flying Delta Air Lines
  • Priority Pass membership for access to over 800 worldwide airline lounges
  • Hilton HHonrs Gold and Starwood Preferred Guest Gold status
  • An annual $200 incidental airline fee credit

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.

Is this a good deal?

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:

  • Delta SkyMiles
  • Air Canada Aeroplan
  • British Airways Executive Club
  • Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
  • Virgin America Elevate (1 Amex point = 0.5 Virgin America points)
  • Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
  • JetBlue True Blue (1 Amex point = 0.8 Jet Blue)
  • Air France / KLM Flying Blue
  • Alitalia Mille Miglia
  • AeroMexico Club Premier
  • ANA Mileage Club
  • ElAl Matmid
  • Hawaiian Miles
  • Iberia Plus
  • Singapore KrisFlyer

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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8 thoughts on 75,000 point Amex Platinum offer open to all (via Mercedes-Benz)

  1. Jane E

    You have indicated that this offer is not for existing Amex Platinum card holders but is the reverse true? If you get the MB American Express Platinum card would you still be eligible for the regular American Express Platinum card and bonus? I’m hoping the 100,000 offer comes back at some point in the near future which would obviously be preferable over the 75,000 Mercedes Benz offer.

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    1. MileCards.com

      @Jane E – We’ve seen anecdotes that this is considered a separate product (the annual fee is different, for example).

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  2. Jeff Kuo

    Should I get this card or continue to wait for standard Platnium? I was waiting for 100k but I can do 75k but worried about the differences between MB branded vs regular.
    I don’t need Mercedes but I need $200 airline vouchers, lounge access, Hilton gold and global entry credit… Do all benefits from the standard Platnium included on this card plus more? What’s missing?

    Thanks…

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  3. Vish

    Is this considered a separate product? or same as Amex platinum regular? I have heard contrasting stories?

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    1. MileCards.com

      @Vish – The terms say “This offer is not valid for existing Platinum Card Members from American Express” – which seems to imply if you have an open Platinum account you won’t get the bonus. But if you don’t have an open Platinum account, then it may be considered a separate product.

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