I just saw Doctor of Credit posted that the public signup bonus on the American Express Platinum card is back to 100,000 points! This offer will NOT LAST LONG – if you never had the normal American Express Platinum card, I highly recommend taking advantage of this offer before it disappears.
Please note you can only get this offer if you never had the Platinum card previously. Quick details on the offer:
- Earn 100,000 points for spending $3k in 3 months
- Annual fee of $450 NOT waived
- $200 Airline Credit Annually (calendar year based so you can take advantage twice for a total of $400 before the next annual fee hits)
- Starwood and Hilton Gold Elite Status
- Delta SkyClub, Amex Centurion & Priority Pass Lounge Access
- Many more perks…
Good luck to those that are getting this offer!
I have read that American Express prorates their annual fee. I’m not sure I can use the airline credit so if I get the points in two or three months and then cancel the card would I theoretically only pay three months of annual fee?
In theory yes, though I don’t advise this and suggest waiting at least 6 months to cancel any card after getting a signup bonus. You would be better off cancelling In January after you have used the airline credit twice. And remember points must be used or held safely with another MR earning card.
I only fly 2 or 3 times a year and I don’t spend money on luggage or drinks. What else could I use the airline credit for?
I would just stockup on gift cards (AA, WN, Delta are best for this). They never expire and you could even gift them if you wanted
Thank you for the great advice and your informative posts. We use southwest a lot so i will likely get SW gift cards for future use. God Bless you and your family
Yikes it looks like the offer is gone and your link is not working. Any advice?
Unfortunately not – this offer wasn’t going to last long and it looks like it is now pulled. Sorry