[Update] American Express Platinum 100,000 Points + 10x Grocery/Gas For 6 Months


Update 1/12/21: This link seems to be working consistently to get the 100,000 offer. Useful for those who had difficulty getting it to show. One reader found the link helped bypass the Amex popup issue as well. Hat tip to reader Dheeraj

Another update: it’s worth checking first to see if you were targeted for the 125,000 + 10x prequalified offer. 

Small update: a few readers point out a nifty tip on how to increase your odds of getting the offer to show – try at the top of the hour. I guess maybe they offer it a certain number of times each hour.

The Offer

Direct Link to offer (open incognito)

  • American Express is offering a new sign up bonus on the Platinum personal card, as follows:
    • Get 100,000 points signup bonus when spending $5,000 within 6 months.
    • Get 10x Membership Rewards points on Grocery and Gas purchases during the first 6 months of card membership, up to $15,000 in purchases; that’s 9x bonus on top of the regular 1x earn.

Not everyone is pulling up this offer as sometimes they show the 75k + 10x offer. Based on reader’s reports, I’m guessing anyone can get it with enough browser variations, private browsers, VPNs, etc.

Card Details

Our Verdict

We posted yesterday about a similar deal with 10x + 75k + up to $300 in statement credits; this offer gives a higher 100k, but doesn’t have the $300 statement credit offer. Both of these are fantastic offers – you’ll just have to decide if you’d rather the extra 25,000 points or the opportunity for up to $300 statement credits. I assume most people will opt for the points, but some cashback people might go for the $300 statement credits.

Maxed out, you can get an extra 135,000 points from the gas/grocery bonus (9 x 15,000)! Even if we figure you wouldn’t have used a card that earns 1x; let’s figure you would have earned 4x (or the equivalent in another points currency), that’s still an extra 6x which is 90,000 points when maxed out.

And of course you’ll also get the $200 airline incidental credit (twice during the first year), $200 in Uber credits each year, the twice-annual $50 Saks credit (three times during the first year), and the tail-end of the $20 wireless and $20 streaming credits for the months of November and December.

Even if you won’t be able to use much of the 10x grocery/gas, this is obviously a terrific deal since typically 100,000 is about as good as you can get on Platinum on a public offer. Personally, I’d be very interested in this offer if I never had the Platinum bonus before.

If you’re thinking of applying, make sure you read these things everybody should know about American Express cards first. Amex does not officially match bonuses, but often does extend courtesy credits. 

Hat tip to reader Trvlskptc

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