- American Express is offering a new sign up bonus on the Platinum personal card via the above Resy link, as follows:
- Get 125,000 points signup bonus when spending $6,000 within 6 months.
- 15x points per $1 spent when you Shop Small in the U.S. and restaurants worldwide on up to $25,000 in spend within your first six months
- Annual fee of $695 is not waived the first year
- Authorized Platinum cards are $175 for three user (then $175 per Platinum)
- Authorized Gold cards are free
- Full details here
- Card earns at the following rates:
- 5x points per $1 spent on purchases made with airlines or with American Express Travel
- 5x points per $1 spent on hotel & airline bookings made directly from the American Express travel website
- 1x points on all other purchases
- $200 airline incidental credit per calendar year
- $200 Uber credit ($15 per month and additional $20 in December)
- Lounge access:
- Centurion lounge access
- International American Express lounge access
- Delta SkyClub lounge access
- Priority pass select membership
- Airspace lounge access
- $240 digital entertainment credit. This is a credit of $20 per month and can be used on Peacock, Audible, SiriusXM and The New York Times.
- $200 hotel credit. This can be used on select prepaid bookings (Fine Hotels + Resorts® and The Hotel Collection) when using American Express Travel
- $179 Clear credit
- $300 Equinox credit. This is a $25 credit each month
- Global Dining Access by Resy
- The Global Lounge Collection
We’ve just seen American Express increased the annual fee to $695 from $550 and add some new benefits to the card. The two advantages of this offer over the standard new 125,000 Amex Platinum signup offer are:
- Signup bonus via the Resy link shows 125,000 consistently versus the standard link which is YMMV.
- 15x at restaurants and small businesses instead of 10x.
The extra 5x could be significant – up to an extra 125,000 points if you hit the $25,000 spend max. You’ll obviously want to apply via the Resy link. Only other option to consider would be if you are in 2-player-mode and you have a referral link with 125,000 + 45,000 which some may prefer.
Hat tip to reader DW