Update 8/31/23: Danny the Deal Guru is reporting that this 200,000K Membership Rewards offer is still available when applying over the phone. In order to check and see if you’re targeted, call the AMEX Small Business team at (855) 531-3491 and ask about which offers are available for the Business Platinum. Oftentimes, they won’t give you the best offer on the first attempt, so don’t be afraid to decline whatever they tell you first and/or specifically mention this 190+10 offer. This call-in offer DOES have lifetime language. Original post follows.
We used to think that a 100,000 points offer was the pinnacle of Amex largesse, but, my-oh-my, have times changed. Amex has now blown the roof off its previous highs with yet another massive targeted offer for the Business Platinum card that also has no lifetime language (NLL). This means that even cardholders who have already had (or currently have) the Business Platinum are eligible for the welcome offer.
This targeted Business Platinum offer is the best points per dollar of spend proposition that we’ve ever seen for the card itself, offering 200,000 Membership Rewards (MR) points for $15,000 spend with an additional 5,000 points for spending $1,000 on an employee card needed.
I thought that we were starting to see these insane targeted offers from Amex begin to peter out. My goodness, was I wrong.
The link below came from a targeted pop-up that appeared on my wife’s account today (she was just approved for a third Business Platinum a couple of months ago). It requires you to log-in first and then click the link to find out if you’re targeted.
- American Express has a new targeted, no lifetime language offer for the Business Platinum card that gives 200,000 Membership Rewards points after $15K spend in the first three months. In addition, adding an employee card and spending $1,000 within the first three months provides an additional 5,000 points.
You must log into your Amex account first, then click the “apply now” link on the pre-approval landing page.
If, after clicking “apply now,” you see the message below or see a screen with no offer listed, it means you’re not targeted. If you get a pop-up telling you that you are not eligible for the welcome offer, you aren’t.
Key Card Details
|Card Name w Details & Review (no offer)|
FM Mini Review: This card is absolutely loaded with high end perks. Depending upon your situation, those perks may be worth the annual fee or much more.
$695 Annual Fee
Earning rate: 5X flights and prepaid hotels at AmexTravel.com ⚬ 1.5X points per dollar on eligible purchases of $5000 or more (on up to $2 million of those purchases per year) ⚬ 1.5x on US construction/hardware stores, US electronic goods, and US shipping ⚬ 1X elsewhere ⚬ Terms apply.
Card Type: Amex Pay Over Time Card
Noteworthy perks: Up to $200 a year in statement credits for airline incidental fees (select one qualifying airline and then receive up to $200 in statement credits per calendar year for qualifying charges) ⚬ Up to $400 a year in statement credits for Dell purchases ($200, twice-yearly) ⚬ Up to $120 in wireless services credits per year ($10 per month) ⚬ Up to $360 per year in credit with Indeed (up to $90 per quarter ⚬ Up to $150 per year in purchases with Adobe for annual prepaid plans for eligible Creative Cloud for teams and Acrobat Pro DC with e-sign ⚬ $100 Global Entry fee reimbursement.⚬ Priority Pass membership (Lounges only) with 2 guests and other airport lounge benefits (Centurion and Delta) ⚬ Rental car elite status ⚬ Marriott Gold status ⚬ Hilton Gold status. ⚬ $189 CLEAR fee reimbursement annually (cover the cost of a CLEAR membership with up to $189 in statement credits per calendar year when you charge your CLEAR membership to your Business Platinum card) ⚬ 35% Airline Bonus: Get 35% points back after you Pay With Points for flights with your selected airline (or premium cabin with any airline). Enrollment required for select benefits
See also: Amex Platinum Guide
Over the last two years, Amex has been plying us with wave after wave of bigger and better NLL offers for the Business Platinum and Business Gold cards, but this one sets a new ceiling. It’s the first time we’ve seen a 200K MR bonus on one card and the fact that we’re seeing it with no increased spending requirements from the public 120K offer is incredible.
This is obviously a terrific welcome offer if you can use the card and make the spend. Without even considering the additional perks and credits, this targeted offer will end up being worth around ~$3200 based on our Reasonable Redemption Values for Membership Rewards. For one card. That’s absolute bonkers.
Keep in mind that both the Business Platinum Dell and airline credits reset on the calendar year. This means that in the first year of card membership, you can get 3x Dell credits and 2x airline incidentals, adding an additional ~$400 in first year value if you only pay the annual fee once. While the various perks and credits on Amex cards can feel a little “coupon booky,” I find it pretty easy to get full advantage of these two and the wireless service credit as well.