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I’m a big fan of the Amex Business Platinum and have kept it as part of my Amex portfolio for several years now. It comes with a slew of perks that help offset the annual fee of $595, but when serious welcome offers come around, it’s well worth considering if you haven’t picked one up for your business yet. While we’ve seen offers as high as 100k…the American Express Business Platinum referral offer is a whopping 95k, but requires a hefty $15k spend in 3 months.
Here’s how it works with our site:
Referrals are how I make upwards of 500k points a year, but it’s also how I can help you out. Since I’m constantly trying to use points on my travel for the site, I cycle through my referrals first, and usually very quickly I max out. I then work my friends and family through the site, and finally, I start adding your links that you leave below into the body of this article. I leave them up for a few weeks and then cycle in another one. You can also leave referrals for the Amex Green, Amex Aspire, Amex Platinum, Amex Biz Platinum, and Amex Biz Gold.
Also…keep an eye out for promotions on my YouTube channel where I give away placement on my various referral pages. Our last winner Ism was able to max out he and his wife in roughly 3 weeks and that was only with placement on one referral page.
Also…You’ll do best if you leave a link for the card mentioned in the post. So if you want to leave for Amex Gold…go to the Amex Gold page, etc. You’re welcome to leave it here, but I’m not seeing much action when they aren’t correlated, and I won’t use it in the body of the article since I have to then dig through your link to populate it for this mentioned card.
A list of the benefits we value the most
- $200 Incidental Airline Credit with your specified airline
- $200 Annual Dell credit ( split $100 each 6 months of the year )
- Centurion Club Lounge Access
- 50% bonus on purchases over $5k
- 35% back on points redeemed on your airline of choice/premium cabin tickets
- 5x points on flights purchased in Amex Travel
- $595 annual fee
A few things that differentiate an Amex Business Platinum vs Amex Platinum
- 50% bonus on all purchases over $5k
- An increased valuation of all your Membership Rewards when you redeem on your airline of choice, or premium cabins
- 35% back equates to roughly 1.55 cents per point
- $200 Dell credit vs $200 Saks credit
- split into 2, $100 6 months credits
Things to consider
American Express awards welcome offers once in a lifetime, and has recently cracked down on self referrals, so if you’re going to sign up, I’d suggest using a link other than your own, and you’re free to leave your links in the comments section of this post.
American Express has also tightened their classification of “incidental airline credit,” and now excludes airline gift card purchases which used to trigger the credit. Widely, this is no longer the case. Take that into consideration regarding the airline credit.
American Express is very friendly to businesses and new business owners, so even if you don’t have an EIN, but you operate a business as a sole proprietor, you’re welcome to sign up.
- Examples –
- Buy/Sell Ebay, Amazon, etc
- AirBnb rentals, management
- Run a blog
Great Uses of 85k Membership Rewards
Access Etihad Apartment space with Etihad’s own program
Use BA Avios and upgrade into Business or First Class – can be done LAX to LHR for just 25k points
Fly in one of the best Business Classes to Europe via Air France – booked for 55k points
The list goes on and on
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A Monkey Miles favorite for beginners and point pros alike because it earns 3-5x on select categories + Enjoy 5x on groceries up to $12k a year + $200/20k welcome bonus and no annual fee!
♥ Earn 20k Bonus Points or $200 after $500 Spend in 3 months
♥5x on travel booked with Chase Travel, 5x on rotating quarterly categories ( capped at $1500 per quarter )
♥5x on grocery stores, up to $12k ( no Target/WalMart) on your first 12 months of cardmembership
♥3x on all dining and qualifying delivery apps
♥0% interest on new purchases for 15 months