American Express is once again sending out emails with Authorized User bonuses. I received this offer for the Amex Platinum credit card, but there’s usually similar bonuses for other Amex cards as well. These offers are also sent out by mail, or show up online, but are still targeted. You need to have received the offer directly and it only applies to to targeted card.
Authorized User Bonus
- Add new Additional Card Members to your account through this email and earn 5,000 Membership Rewards® points after they spend $500 in eligible purchases on their Card in their first 3 months of Card Membership (limit 20,000 Membership Rewards® points. Offer ends November 30th, 2019.)
You can add 3 authorized Platinum cards for $175 total. Then it costs $175 for each additional card. But you can also choose to add Gold cards, which are free but don’t get the perks of Platinum such as lounge access etc.
You can also try calling the number on the back of your card if you weren’t targeted directly, and ask them if they can extend you the offer. It’s not a guarantee, but you never know, you could get lucky.
This is a great bonus and easy points if you are targeted and can add a few people to your account. But be aware that Amex has been freezing some Membership Rewards accounts after such bonuses earlier in the year. If you follow the rules, then you don’t have anything to worry about.
Let me know if you are targeted.