Amex Business Platinum Card, New Increased Bonus of 100K with $25K Spending

American Express has a new increased offer available for the Business Platinum card, with a 100K signup bonus. The spending requirement is $25,000 to receive the full bonus.

Amex Business Platinum 100K bonus

Offer & Requirements

Earn up to 100,000 Membership Rewards points

  • Earn 50,000 Membership Rewards points after you spend $10,000 and
  • Earn an extra 50,000 points after you spend an additional $15,000 all on qualifying purchases on the Business Platinum Card within your first 3 months of Card Membership.

Offer expires 08/08/18.

The offer is available through a public link and also through referrals. I do not currently have the card myself. If you want to apply you can use a friends link, or use any of these two referrals from my friends:

 

Eligibility

Welcome bonus offer not available to applicants who have or have had this product.

Analysis

With such a hefty $450 annual fee, not waived, the question is always whether the card is worth it. I’d say yes it is. You receive a $200 airline fee credit each calendar year, so I received the credit once in December and again in January which almost offset all of the annual fee. Beyond the first year, it becomes harder to justify the $450 cost though even with the enhancements. If you travel often, then it makes more sense to keep the card long term. You complimentary access to over 1,000+ airport lounges across 120 countries. You can also use Membership Rewards Pay with Points for all or part of an eligible fare and get 35% of those points back. The card has no foreign transaction fees.

This is a good offer in my opinion, but the spending requirement will be difficult to achieve for most people. Spending $25,000 in three months is no easy feat if you don’t have a lot of business related spending. Also be aware that Amex clawed back points from many people who MSed and they’ve only become stricter since then.

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Guru’s Wrap-Up

This is a good offer but the huge spending requirement might put some people off.  The card has great value and the 100K bonus makes it even better. For some people it’s even worth keeping long term, but if you don’t travel the $450 annual fee might not be worth it.


Offer Details

  • Earn 50,000 Membership Rewards points after you spend $10,000 and
  • Earn an extra 50,000 points after you spend an additional $15,000 within 3 months
  • 5X points for each dollar of eligible purchases made when you book on the American Express Travel website
  • Use Membership Rewards Pay with Points for all or part of an eligible fare and get 35% of those points back, up to 500,000 bonus points per calendar year.
  • 1.5X Points per dollar on eligible purchases of $5,000 of more
  • Access to more than 1,000 airport lounges across 120 countries
  • Up to a $200 Credit a year for baggage fees and more on one airline
  • 10 Gogo inflight internet passes annually and unlimited Wi-Fi at Boingo hotspots.
  • Receive a statement credit every 4 years after you apply for Global Entry ($100) or TSA Pre✔® ($85) with an eligible Card.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees
  • Upgrade to Gold status in the Starwood Preferred Guest® program without meeting any stay requirements.
  • Hilton Honors Gold status
  • $450 annual fee (not waived)
  • Expires 08/08/18

HT: DoC

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