75K AMEX Platinum and 75K AMEX Business Gold Rewards bonus offers are available to many, using private browsing (Safari) or an Incognito browser window (Google Chrome). To maximize your chances of seeing the offers, be sure to clear your cookies and browsing history and open a new Incognito window if using Google Chrome, or a New Private Window if using Safari. Here are the offers:
75K AMEX Platinum (Personal) Bonus Offer
- Earn 75,000 AMEX Membership Rewards bonus points after spending $5000 with your card in your first 3 months of card membership
- 5X points for flights booked directly with airlines or with AMEX Travel
- Complimentary access to AMEX Centurion Lounges
- Priority Pass Select Lounge access for cardmember (guests are $27 each)
- Delta Sky Club Lounge access for cardmember when traveling on a same day Delta operated flight (guests are $29 each)
- $200 airline incidental fee credit per calendar year for your selected airline (must select airline first)
- Up to $100 reimbursement for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck application fee
- No foreign transaction fees
- Annual fee of $450 is NOT waived the first year
Can I Earn the Bonus If I've Previously Had the AMEX Platinum?
Yes; AMEX personal and business cards are different products, so if you've only had the AMEX Business Platinum and never the personal AMEX Platinum, you can earn the signup bonus.
How Much Are 75,000 AMEX Membership Rewards points worth?
While everyone values their miles and points a bit differently, a good rule of thumb for AMEX Membership Rewards points and Chase Ultimate Rewards points is a value of 2 cents per point. Since there are 2% cash back cards, and cards such as the Chase Freedom that earn 5% cash back or 5X on quarterly bonus categories, you generally don't want to redeem Memberhip Rewards points at anything less than 2 cents per point, and ideally you'll want to redeem at higher valuations.
At 2 cents per point, 75,000 Membership Rewards points = $1500.
Which Airline Frequent Flyer Programs Can I Transfer AMEX Membership Rewards Points to?
AMEX Membership Rewards points airline transfer partners include the following; I've highlighted the most useful ones:
- Aeroplan (Air Canada)
- Air France / KLM Flying Blue
- Asia Miles
- British Airways Executive Club (250 points = 200 Avios)
- Delta SkyMiles
- El Al (1000 points = 20 Matmid points)
- Emirates Skywards
- Etihad Guest
- Iberia Plus (250 points = 200 Avios)
- Jet Blue TrueBlue (250 points = 200 TrueBlue points)
- Singapore KrisFlyer
- Virgin America Elevate (200 points = 100 Elevate points)
- Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
How Long Do Transfers Take?
Is the $200 Airline Incidental Credit Good for Airfare?
Officially no--it can only be used for incidental expenses such as bag fees, club lounge access when billed by the airline, and onboard food purchases when billed by the airline and similar, but not ticket or upgrade purchases. That said, it can sometimes be possible to be reimbursed for gift card purchases in small denominations. See $200 AMEX Platinum Airline Fee Credits Posted for 2017
50K AMEX Business Gold Rewards Card Bonus Offer
- Earn 75,000 Membership Rewards points after you spend $10,000 in purchases on the card within your first 3 months of card membership
- Earn 3X for purchase in one category of your choice and 2X for the remaining 4 categories:
- Airfare purchased directly with commercial airlines
- Advertising purchased in the U.S. to promote your business online, on TV or on the radio
- Gas from U.S. gas stations (excludes superstores, supermarkets and warehouse clubs that sell gas)
- Shipping services purchased in the U.S. for courier, postal and freight shipping
- Computer hardware, software, and cloud computing from select U.S. providers
- No foreign transaction fees
- Annual fee waived the first year; thereafter $175 per year
If you've been reluctant to pull the trigger on the 100K AMEX Business Platinum offer that ends tomorrow, because of the high spend required ($15,000) to earn the full 100K bonus, or because of the $450 annual fee that is not waived, one of these offers may be a good alternative to consider.
The 75K AMEX Platinum still has the $450 annual fee, but the required spend is just $5000 to earn the 75K bonus. Meanwhile, the 75K Business Rewards Gold card has $10,000 minimum spend, but no annual fee the first year.
For most people, the choice will be easy: whichever card you haven't already had, since you can only earn a signup bonus for a given AMEX card once for that card. So even if you had an AMEX Platinum many years ago, you wouldn't be eligible for a new signup bonus.