Amex Referral Bonus Increased to 30K Points for Some Cardholders
Update: More people are seeing this 30K referral bonus. It was gone for a while when American Express started offering the extra 3X referral bonus. Take a look at your accounts and hopefully you see it in one of your cards.
American Express has become pretty generous with referral bonuses lately. You can refer people to almost any American Express credit card, and you can get great bonuses as well. But as I’ve warned in the past, stay away from self referrals. American Express has clawed back these bonuses. Just have a friend or family member refer you, or vice versa.
Now some American Express cardholders are seeing some amazing offers in their accounts for inviting friends. Bonuses for some people have increased to 30,000 Membership Rewards points per each referral. The annual limit is still at 55,000 points per card. So now you can maximize it with just 2 referrals.
This seems to be targeted, so check your account and hopefully you have the increased bonus there. You can find referral links here.
With the increased referral bonus, this makes every welcome bonus much better. The Amex Gold Card would be 60K plus 30K for example. Even Amex Platinum would be close to the best ever bonus with 60K plus 30K. It might even make sense to sign up for cards that are on the lower end of signup bonuses, such as Amex Blue Business Plus, which is a great product to have long term. Hopefully some of you are targeted, so you can refer your friends or family members.
Let me know if you see this increased 30K referral bonus.