Update 4/24/22 – It appears that Amex has targeted another round of cardholders for this No Lifetime Language offer. My wife was targeted again, after getting it two months ago (she applied again and we got the new card yesterday). Both times, there was no hard pull. This offer has an expiration date of 7/31, so it appears there’s time, but who knows when and if Amex will target or untarget individuals.
If you can make the (significant) spend, this is the best Business Platinum offer in recent memory.
This morning, Nick found a new American Express welcome offer for the Business Platinum card on his wife’s account under Amex Offers. Upon looking, my wife discovered it on her account as well. It’s a significant improvement on the best publicly available offer and does not include AMEX’s once-in-a-lifetime language. If you’re targeted, this could be a another good option for folks looking to pay their taxes via credit card.
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Quick Thoughts and Key Card Details
The Business Platinum is a terrific card that’s loaded with perks. The current best public offer is below:
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This targeted offer is a huge improvement on the current publicly available, even without adding the AU card. Keep in mind that both the 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 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.
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, it will end up being 160K MR (~$2500 based on our RRV) for around .4 cents each after taking into account the annual fee. My wife was approved for the targeted Gold offer with no hard-pull, which can be another YMMV benefit of these NLL targeted offers.