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WOW! The Platinum Card® from American Express 175k referral offer

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The Platinum Card® from American Express Referral

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The Public Welcome offer on The Platinum Card® from American Express is currently 80k, but if you use a referral you can earn up to a 175k after $8k in 6 months . This is the best offer out there in my opinion and a reader sent me a video confirming it works (Updated 06/03/24 )

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*Note that some people see different offers when opening incognito or private browser without cookies

*Be aware that self referring can open you up to inquiry with Amex so I would advise against doing this, but we’re all friends here, so you can leave your links in the comments section to boost your own account.

Additionally, make sure you read how our site works regarding referral links as you may get rotated into the main body of this post and increase your odds of earning bonus points. Go get those points!!

Amex Platinum Referral Link

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American Express Platinum

A quick overview of the benefits:

What do you get for $695 a year?

  • $695 annual fee (Rates and Fees)
  • Up to $200 Hotel credit
    • You must pre-book via Amex FHR or The Hotel Collection, which requires a two night minimum stay, via Amex Travel
  • Up to $200 Uber Cash yearly credit valid US only (enrollment required )
    • Uber VIP status and up to $200 in Uber savings on rides or eats orders in the US annually. Uber Cash and Uber VIP status is available to Basic Card Member only. Terms Apply.
    • You must have downloaded the latest version of the Uber App and your eligible The Platinum Card® from American Express must be a method of payment in your Uber account. The Amex benefit may only be used in United States.
  • Up to $240 Digital Entertainment Credit (enrollment required )
    • Get up to $20 back in statement credits each month on eligible purchases made with your Platinum Card® on one or more of the following: Disney+, a Disney Bundle, ESPN+, Hulu, The New York Times, Peacock, and The Wall Street Journal.
  • Up to $300 Equinox credit (enrollment required )
  • Up to $189 Clear Plus credit (enrollment required )
  • Up to $200 airline incidental credit (enrollment required )
  • Up to $100 global entry or $85 TSA Pre credit (enrollment required )
  • Up to $12.95 + tax / month Walmart+ membership
    • Walmart+ members receive unlimited free shipping with no order minimum on items shipped by, free delivery from stores, as well as mobile and contactless check-out to make shopping faster.
  • Up to $25 Soul Cycle monthly credit
    • Platinum Card Members will receive a $300 statement credit every time they purchase a SoulCycle At-Home Bike, up to 15x per calendar year.
    • An Equinox+ membership is required to purchase a SoulCycle at-home bike and access SoulCycle content.
    • Must charge full price of bike in one transaction. Shipping available in the contiguous U.S. only.
    • This stacks on top of the $25/month Equinox+ statement credit.
  • Centurion lounge access
  • Priority Pass select membership (enrollment required )
  • Rental Car Status
    • Hertz President’s Circle
    • Avis Preferred Plus
    • National Executive
  • Access to American Express Fine Hotels and Resorts, The Hotel Collection
  • 5x on airfare purchased via Amex Travel or with your selected airline
  • Authorized Users
    • $195 per authorized user for new cardholders
    • Existing users, effective 8/17/23, rate will go up to $195 on your card renewal
  • *Rates and Fees; terms apply

Is this an all time high offer?

The highest public offer I’ve seen was in 2021 via Resy at 125k + 15x at worldwide restaurants and US shop small. That offer has ended, up to $25k, in the first 6 months. There are highly targeted 150k offers floating around too.

The 10 to 15x on worldwide restaurants and US shop small for 6 months, capping at $25k, is something I’ve never seen offered on an Amex Plat, or any Amex card that earns Membership Rewards, and is an incredible opportunity to earn mega points where you may be spending quite a bit.

Is it worth the $695 annual fee?

Great question and you need to do the math, we wrote an article on our 15 reasons why we think is it. I’d suggest you check it out.

More articles on the Amex Platinum to educate yourself

What can you do with 150k+ American Express points?

You can fly Lufthansa First Class back from Paris earlier this by transferring them to Aeroplan, Singapore, or Avianca. Personally, I think the Avianca Lifemiles deal at 87k points is incredible and avoids a lot of the taxes and fees.

Here’s how it works with our site and referrals: do not spam post or I’ll block your referral

First off, this is meant to help everyone. So, if you’re posting your referral a dozen times a day, week, month, and trying to manipulate the comment section, I’m going block your referral for abuse. No ifs ands or buts, I really don’t have the time to arbitrate, if I see you’re doing it, or you’re flagged by another use, I’ll just block you from ever posting. Let’s not ruin a good thing.

When someone uses a referral link you’ll likely earn a referral bonus. Referrals are how I make upwards of 1M 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. I leave them up for a week and then cycle in another one. If a link isn’t working, check down below, and kindly let me know, I’ll replace with a working link.

You can also leave referrals for

*I would note that you get more action when the referral is correlated to the article.

Opinions, reviews, analyses & recommendations are the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, endorsed or approved by any of these entities.

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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

The Chase Sapphire Preferred® is a great starter card that earns Premium Ultimate Rewards that can be transferred into over a dozen partners many of which are US based including Hyatt, Southwest, United, IHG, and Marriott.

Welcome Offer

Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. 

Annual Fee


Points Earned

Transferrable Chase Ultimate Rewards

  • Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.
    • That’s $750 when you redeem through Chase Travel℠
  • 5x on all travel purchased through Chase Travel℠
  • 3x on dining, including eligible delivery services for takeout & dining out
  • 3x on select streaming services
  • 3x on online grocery purchases
    • (excluding Target, Walmart and wholesale clubs)
  • $50 Annual Chase Travel Hotel Credit via Chase Travel℠
    • The begins immediately for new cardmembers and after your account anniversary for existing cardmembers
  • 2x on all other travel
  • 10% Anniversary Bonus
    • Every year you keep the card, your total spend will yield a 10% points bonus. If you spend $10k in a year, you’ll get 1k bonus points
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred continues to redeem at 1.25c in the Chase Travel℠ and the slew of other benefits remain in tact including Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver ( primary ), purchase protections, etc.
  • Points are transferrable to 14 Ultimate Rewards partners
  • Redeem in Chase Travel℠ for 1.25 cents per point
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Suite of Travel and Purchase Coverage
    • Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver is my favorite
  • Get complimentary access to DashPass which unlocks $0 delivery fees and lower service fees for a minimum of one year when you activate by December 31, 2024
  • $95 Annual Fee

We keep an up to date spreadsheet that lists the best ever offers: You can find that spreadsheet here.

Historically 80k is a very, very good offer and hit in both 2022 and 2023. In 2021, we saw the offer hit an all time high of 100k. Who knows if that will ever come back.

Main Cast: 

Cards that earn flexible points and should be used on the bulk of your purchases.

Supporting Cast:

Cards that earn fixed points in the currency of the airline/hotel and can not be transferred at attractive rates. These cards yield benefits that make it worth keeping, but not necessarily worth putting a lot of your everyday spend on. 

The Chase Sapphire Preferred® is exceptional starter card and offers transferrable Ultimate Rewards, and pairs well with other Chase cards.

If you carry this card alongside Chase’s cashback cards like the Chase Freedom Flex®  and Chase Freedom Unlimited® or the business versions: Ink Business Cash® , Ink Business Unlimited® you can combine the points into Preferred account and transfer into hotel and airline partners

Annual fee is quite low at $95 a year + you get a 10% anniversary bonus on points + $50 hotel credit in Chase travel.

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