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AMEX Platinum 50K Points for $5K spend

AMEX Platinum 50K Points for $5K spend

  1. Anonymous

    Hello Lucky,
    As a Gold card member, I just received an invite to apply to the Platinum AMEX card. Terms are 50K membership reward points afrer charging $5K to card within 3 months of membership.

    Question – is this deal better than the 40K points/$3K spend as currently advertised on AMEX’s website?
    Thanks –

  2. No Name

    [USER=7]@Tiffany[/USER]

    Merge/same as?
    [URL]http://asklucky.onemileatatime.com/threads/amex-platinum-retention-offer.5253/[/URL]

  3. Thom

    Hello Lucky,
    As as AMEX Gold card member (~17-18 months), I’ve just been offered an email invite to apply for Platinum for 50K MR points for $5K spend within 3 months.

    Is this a better deal than the currently company’s advertised 40K for $3K spend on its website? Could this invite be negotiated via phone? How significant are the MR points? I’m a newbie to this…

    Thanks.

  4. No Name

    [USER=1467]@Thom[/USER]

    Yes it’s better.

    Required that you can meet the 5K spend requirement and pay it down on the first billing cycle, if you have problems to meet 5K in 3 months consider buying gift card for thing/store you will buy/buy in later in the year.

    10K point is not enough if you can’t pay down the extra 2K right away

    Look at this post by Frequentmiler, it contains a link to an up to date Google spreadsheet where you can find where points can be transferred.
    [URL]http://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/2014/06/24/transfer-partner-master-list/[/URL]

    As you can see Amex MR points is a good flexible program with many transfer partners.

    What do you mean by negotiated? Try to get an even higher bonus than 50K? Or lower spend requirement?

  5. Thom

    [QUOTE=”No Name, post: 12374, member: 268″][USER=1467]@Thom[/USER]

    Yes it’s better.

    Required that you can meet the 5K spend requirement and pay it down on the first billing cycle, if you have problems to meet 5K in 3 months consider buying gift card for thing/store you will buy/buy in later in the year.

    10K point is not enough if you can’t pay down the extra 2K right away

    Look at this post by Frequentmiler, it contains a link to an up to date Google spreadsheet where you can find where points can be transferred.
    [URL]http://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/2014/06/24/transfer-partner-master-list/[/URL]

    As you can see Amex MR points is a good flexible program with many transfer partners.

    What do you mean by negotiated? Try to get an even higher bonus than 50K? Or lower spend requirement?[/QUOTE]

  6. Thom

    [QUOTE=”No Name, post: 12374, member: 268″][USER=1467]@Thom[/USER]

    Yes it’s better.

    Required that you can meet the 5K spend requirement and pay it down on the first billing cycle, if you have problems to meet 5K in 3 months consider buying gift card for thing/store you will buy/buy in later in the year.

    10K point is not enough if you can’t pay down the extra 2K right away

    Look at this post by Frequentmiler, it contains a link to an up to date Google spreadsheet where you can find where points can be transferred.
    [URL]http://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/2014/06/24/transfer-partner-master-list/[/URL]

    As you can see Amex MR points is a good flexible program with many transfer partners.

    What do you mean by negotiated? Try to get an even higher bonus than 50K? Or lower spend requirement?[/QUOTE]

    Lower spend requirement.

  7. Gaurav

    [USER=1467]@Thom[/USER] I suppose you can try but I’ve never heard of a company negotiating down. Also, as [USER=522]@PhatMiles[/USER] recommended in another thread, unless you need the card I might hold off for a little while to see if the 100k offer comes around sometime soon (you can only get sign up bonuses once on AmEx personal cards).

  8. Thom

    Thanks Gaurav.

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