The other day we reported on what I said was the best publicly-available offer I’ve ever seen on the Amex Platinum card. That holds true, but stop the presses: some people are finding that they are targeted for a 100K offer that includes the 10x bonus categories. Wowie zowie.
This version of the offer does not include the restaurant statement credits that we wrote about the other day (and that I shared more extensive thoughts about in this morning’s post). However, I think most readers would be happy to take the additional 25K points over $300 in statement credits (especially considering that using the Platinum card at restaurants comes at an opportunity cost given its low comparative return).
Unfortunately, I have not seen the offer above despite trying to see if any of my pile of decrepit past and present devices will pull it up.
On the other hand, Greg did see it when he went to this page: https://www.americanexpress.com/us/credit-cards/card/platinum/
And you don’t even have to ask…..you already know what happens next.
Note of course that most people will only see a 75K offer at that page (and that offer does not include the restaurant statement credits that we previously wrote about. If you want to find the offer that includes up to $300 in restaurant statement credits, you have to go through Resy. That is the application link you’ll find on our Platinum card page here.
The details for the targeted 100K offer are as follows for those who get targeted:
Special Offer for YouEarn 100,000 Membership Rewards® Points + 10x Points at U.S. Gas Stations & U.S. Supermarkets
Here’s how: earn 100,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $5,000 on purchases on your new Card in your first 6 months of Card Membership.†Plus, earn 10x points on eligible purchases on your new Card at U.S. Gas Stations and U.S. Supermarkets, on up to $15,000 in combined purchases, during your first 6 months of Card Membership. That’s an additional 9 points on top of the 1 point you earn for these purchases.†This offer may not be available if you leave this web page and return later.
Welcome offer not available to applicants who have or have had this Card. We may also consider the number of American Express Cards you have opened and closed as well as other factors in making a decision on your welcome offer eligibility.
If you are lucky enough to see this offer today, it is as close to a no-brainer as you’ll find in this hobby. See my post this morning for more on why (though note that this 100K offer has $300 less in statement credits).
H/T: Doctor of Credit