Platinum Card from American Express – 100,000 Points After Spending $3,000 In 3 Months
In a deal that comes around very rarely, you can–for the time being–earn 100,000 Membership Rewards points after you spend $3,000 within your first 3 months of Platinum Card cardmembership. Through this promo, the card’s annual fee of $450 is not waived, but there are a number of perks that come along with the card to compensate for that.
Not familiar with the card and wondering why you might want to get it, despite its hefty annual fee? Some of the key selling features of the Platinum card include:
- Airport lounge access — Cardmembers enjoy complimentary Priority Pass Select membership, which normally costs around $400, and offers access to over 800 airport lounges worldwide, including The Centurion Lounge, Delta Sky Clubs and Airspace Lounges.
- $200 airline fee credit per year — You can select a qualifying airline and then be reimbursed up to $200 per year when you charge incidental fees on your Platinum card. For frequent travelerse, this feature alone can compensate for much of the annual fee.
- Fee credit for global entry or TSA Pre✓
- Complimentary Starwood Gold status
- No foreign transaction fees
- …and more
See American Express for a full list of benefits.
What are 100,000 points worth?
At its worst, you can use your points towards your eligible charges, at a rate of 0.6 cents per point, which means that 100,000 points is worth a minimum of $600. Your points can be redeemed at a much better rate, though, possibly up to a few cents per point or more, if you fully optimize your redemption, especially when transferring your points to airline/hotel partners when Amex is offering a transfer bonus.
For the frequent traveler, the Platinum Card offers quite a few nice benefits and with this lucrative bonus, makes an extremely attractive choice.
How to get this deal?
This could be categorized as a fragile deal, as it’s not readily available on the web, and could potentially be pulled at any time. Currently, the only consistent way to get this 100,000 point offer is to call in to 800-243-3888, mention that you want to apply for the Platinum card with the 100,000 points promotion and be sure to mention POID# BUIU:0001. Without the POID#, this offer will likely not be available to you.